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Survivorship Bias (Needs Hats for Launching) comments: 35
The work about bad things always focuses on people who survive the bad things.
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sponsor: KingZeal added: Fri, 17th Jan '14 8:02:32 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:27:22 PM

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Independent Women Smoke comments: 9
Cigarettes are used to signify that a woman is modern and free.

sponsor: Yumenoshima edited by: StrixObscuro added: Mon, 16th Jun '14 1:37:43 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:26:34 PM

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Ridiculously Rounded Teeth comments: 0
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: CaveCat added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:23:26 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:26:23 PM

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And Then I Wrote About It comments: 16
A trope for when someone commits a crime and then writes a book describing it, sometimes in minute detail.
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sponsor: elbitjusticiero added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 4:45:31 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:25:20 PM

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Wanted A Gender Conforming Child comments: 1
A parent wishes their daughter/son was more feminine/masculine
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:01:19 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:25:09 PM

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Verbal Weakness comments: 39
A character has an inherent weakness to an otherwise harmless word or phrase.
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sponsor: Theharbo added: Thu, 9th Oct '14 2:24:26 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:22:43 PM

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Fair For A Kids Show comments: 8
Tropes and conventions that work better in a kid show than in an adult show.
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sponsor: MartyD82 added: Wed, 10th Apr '13 10:36:02 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:19:22 PM

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Trans-Media Sequel Continuation comments: 34
When a property continues in a different medium

sponsor: TheEarthlySun edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 16th Sep '13 2:21:40 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:10:34 PM

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Red Light, Green Light Mook comments: 21
Enemies that only attack when line of sight is broken.

sponsor: RanFang added: Tue, 9th Sep '14 7:05:48 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:07:16 PM

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Post-Suicide Attempt Accident comments: 7
A character dies, or nearly dies, after having an attempted suicide
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Thu, 7th Nov '13 6:15:11 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:03:57 PM

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One Dose Fits All comments: 44
A drug administered to several people simultaneously is equally effective, regardless of body mass
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sponsor: Folamh3 added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:03:20 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:59:29 PM

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Oligarchical Collectivism comments: 48
Most of the wealth of a society is collectively possessed by a tiny group of persons
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sponsor: JujuP edited by: rexpensive added: Sun, 27th Apr '14 7:58:41 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:58:12 PM

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Driving Level comments: 16
A section of a video game in which you are forced to drive a vehicle.
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sponsor: FossilsDaDaDa added: Wed, 15th Oct '14 9:36:06 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:57:42 PM

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Artifact Alias comments: 89
When a character who is introduced under an alias continues using it after their real name is known.
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sponsor: hbi2k added: Mon, 28th Oct '13 11:11:14 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:48:23 PM

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Death Substitute comments: 33
When a work avoids death by replacing it with something else.

sponsor: gilbmj added: Wed, 17th Sep '14 12:33:52 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:39:07 PM

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Likes Older Men comments: 49
She prefers mature men.
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sponsor: alzariemperor added: Sun, 3rd Aug '14 10:39:41 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:37:57 PM

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Dying Deal Upgrade comments: 77
A dying deal with a higher entity for life and an upgrade.
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sponsor: phantom000 edited by: DracMonster added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:25:17 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:22:26 PM

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The Espurr comments: 10
An otherwise cute character has an extremely unnerving perpetual expression.
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sponsor: RanFang added: Sat, 24th May '14 2:40:55 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:56:44 PM

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Funeral Cut comments: 16

sponsor: Wumblee edited by: rider450 added: Mon, 24th Sep '12 5:31:42 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:51:16 PM

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Big Bad Brain comments: 53
A villianous giant exposed brain
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sponsor: Lavalyte added: Thu, 23rd Aug '12 4:28:01 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:46:26 PM

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My Little Caboose 2 Friendship is Fragmented comments: 1
Needs Examples Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
sponsor: mariic added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 10:59:30 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:42:10 PM

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The Equestrian Wind Mage comments: 1
Vaati accidentally teleported himself to Equestria. HilarityEnsues.
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sponsor: mariic added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 11:02:20 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:36:53 PM

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Used To Be A Tomboy comments: 55
A Girly Girl was boyish in the past
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Sat, 12th Oct '13 5:05:52 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:36:09 PM

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Bigger Task Reveal comments: 20
The moment when a character notices there is much more to the project then they originally thought.
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sponsor: chibifenrix added: Fri, 30th May '14 11:32:47 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:01:32 PM

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Court Martialed comments: 20
A character is tried and judged by a military court

sponsor: JujuP added: Sun, 5th Oct '14 6:27:40 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 11:51:26 AM

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Torment by Annoyance comments: 26
Using annoyance to torment or torture someone.

sponsor: Willbyr added: Thu, 17th Jul '14 6:58:32 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 10:49:37 AM

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Auxiliaries comments: 7
They're not a regular part of your army, but they provide a useful service
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sponsor: Antigone3 edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 16th Oct '14 10:10:49 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 9:46:42 AM

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Celebration Tropes comments: 0
Needs Examples
sponsor: CaveCat added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 9:11:24 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 9:11:24 AM

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A Job That Makes A Killing comments: 7
Someone who has a job that makes a good front for murder.
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sponsor: Woogstok added: Wed, 8th Oct '14 8:13:01 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 9:10:10 AM

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Benevolent Masked Men comments: 7
The good counterpart of Malevolent Masked Men

sponsor: Imoo57 added: Mon, 12th Nov '12 2:01:37 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:44:35 AM

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Immune To Mind Control comments: 63
A character who is unable to be mind controlled.

sponsor: 0dd1 edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 20th Apr '11 8:33:39 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:41:29 AM

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Evil Is Slinky comments: 15
Evil characters move like reptiles or liquids.

sponsor: Skylite added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:58:13 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:16:22 AM

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Overarching Villain comments: 37
A villain who is around for the Myth Arc in the series.
Better Name Motion To Discard Tropeworthy?
sponsor: SatoshiBakura added: Sun, 28th Sep '14 6:16:29 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:09:44 AM

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Trapped With Monster Plot comments: 35
Some people are stuck in a constricted area with a dangerous creature.
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sponsor: Generality added: Tue, 14th Oct '14 12:01:11 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:00:27 AM

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Child Of Both Worlds comments: 52
An individual who claims membership in two conflicting communities is able to mediate between them.
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
sponsor: BlueIceTea added: Sun, 26th Jan '14 6:26:48 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:48:08 AM

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Community-Threatening Construction comments: 52
Construction of a new megastructure threatens a small community
Motion To Discard
sponsor: hgman3 edited by: DAN004 added: Fri, 22nd Apr '11 5:34:21 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:35:37 AM

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Sliding Scale of Realism vs. Stylization comments: 24
A SlidingScale of how stylized the visuals in a work are

sponsor: Folamh3 added: Wed, 16th Nov '11 2:30:14 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:29:10 AM

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Losing Count comments: 35
A gag where somebody is counting something (often money) but loses count and starts over again.
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sponsor: randomsurfer edited by: AnneBoleyn added: Mon, 9th Jul '12 9:59:13 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:23:04 AM

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Plutocratic Oppression comments: 86
Works that portray capitalism as evil and/or irresponsible.
Better Name Already have? Better Name
sponsor: MJShofner edited by: JesseMB27 added: Sun, 21st Oct '12 5:56:18 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:16:25 AM

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Greeting Gesture Confusion comments: 29
Two characters are meeting and misjudge the correct greeting gesture to use
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sponsor: Folamh3 added: Wed, 13th Aug '14 2:15:44 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 6:32:51 AM

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Making Doubly Sure comments: 2
Taking extra precautions to ensure something.
Tropeworthy?
sponsor: HellKillUsAll edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 20th Oct '14 7:14:11 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 6:30:13 AM

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Door Handle Scare comments: 7
Close-up on a moving door handle to build up suspense
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sponsor: eroock added: Fri, 10th Oct '14 2:36:35 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 5:59:02 AM

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Vegetarian For A Day comments: 6
Characters go temporarily vegetarian or vegan, usually only for an episode
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sponsor: Pichu-kun edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 22nd Sep '14 2:27:52 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 5:49:11 AM

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Terminal Maternal Disease comments: 38
Mothers often die from an unknown disease
Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: Pichu-kun edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 22nd Sep '14 2:59:38 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 5:06:25 AM

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Fight To Survive comments: 5
A story about characters fighting to survive

sponsor: gallium added: Mon, 20th Oct '14 11:46:54 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 5:00:10 AM

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Sexual Bonding comments: 5
Casual sex between two characters creates an emotional bond between them.

sponsor: BlueIceTea added: Mon, 20th Oct '14 5:00:11 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 4:52:38 AM

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Transforming Vehicle comments: 26
Normal vehicle with transforming capabilities.

sponsor: SatoshiBakura added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 9:05:02 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 4:30:10 AM

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Legony comments: 25
Horrible injury to the legs, especially by breaking the shins.
Tropeworthy? Better Name
sponsor: alaman added: Fri, 17th Oct '14 5:59:43 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 3:50:18 AM

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Album Gap comments: 39
An album that comes a long time after its predecessor.

sponsor: igordebraga edited by: Alucard added: Sun, 1st Apr '12 12:35:51 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 10:52:32 PM

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Ham and Deadpan Duo comments: 10

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