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Stealth Situation comments: 12
When brute force just won't cut it.
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sponsor: Imoo57 added: Sun, 20th Jan '13 2:13:33 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 5:21:36 AM

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Transformation Fiction comments: 121
A genre of fiction that involves someone or something transforming into something else.
Description Needs Help
sponsor: KarjamP added: Fri, 27th Jun '14 2:35:56 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 4:49:12 AM

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Odd Identical Out comments: 88
A notable member of an otherwise identical group has a distinguishing feature
Better Name Better Name
sponsor: Bisected8 added: Sun, 20th Jul '14 1:50:12 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 4:42:11 AM

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What the Hell, Myself? comments: 8
A character realizes he’s acting out of himself/doesn’t even know what he’s doing.
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
sponsor: HeavyTony added: Sun, 17th Aug '14 10:44:08 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 4:15:57 AM

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Faster Than They Look comments: 22
Looks strong and slow, but really isn't slow. (Revamping and starting anew)
Better Name Up For Grabs
sponsor: WaxingName added: Sat, 15th Sep '12 6:03:09 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:56:18 AM

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Alas, Poor Inanimate comments: 18
An inanimate object dies
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sponsor: Alexandri098 added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 2:49:52 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:33:41 AM

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No Special Treatment comments: 11
Making a point of averting Nepotism

sponsor: ruleoftime21 edited by: TheHandle added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 5:50:11 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:27:48 AM

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Escapism Is Bad comments: 21
Reality is always preferable to escapism, however badly life may suck.
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sponsor: alaman edited by: MysteriousMrX added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:01:01 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:21:58 AM

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Strength Beyond Your Comprehension comments: 27
Bob is so much stronger than Alice that Alice can't even sense his power.
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
sponsor: Pastykake added: Mon, 7th Jul '14 4:34:48 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:20:09 AM

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Technology Tropes comments: 9
Tropes about computers, robots, machines, etc.
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sponsor: PancticeSquadCutterback edited by: SeptimusHeap added: Sat, 15th Jun '13 8:01:04 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:16:56 AM

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Bodysled comments: 49
Using your own (or someone else's) body as a skate/snowboard.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Tue, 20th May '14 3:14:58 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:14:11 AM

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Resurrection Seeker comments: 87
A character driven by a mission to restore someone to life
Better Name
sponsor: Desertopa edited by: Koveras added: Tue, 25th Jun '13 3:29:52 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 3:08:16 AM

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Murdered In Their Sleep comments: 12
Someone is killed when they're in their sleep, at their most vulnerable.

sponsor: Larkmarn added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 8:57:47 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:31:35 AM

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One Person Crew comments: 59
A single person takes many jobs in the production of a work
Better Name Better Name Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: KevinKlawitter edited by: Lawman592 added: Wed, 13th Mar '13 10:41:53 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:30:47 AM

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Event Falls On Birthday comments: 21
A character's birthday coincides (deliberately or not) with an important event
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Already have? Better Name Description Needs Help
sponsor: Fawfulster added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 12:57:40 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:26:30 AM

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We Have Come For Your Chocolate comments: 56
Aliens are interested in Earth specifically for its rich Candy preserves
Better Name
sponsor: Elyandarin edited by: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Sun, 21st Oct '12 7:32:28 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:23:28 AM

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Galileo\'s Cave comments: 8
Something is thought to be dangerous for supernatural reasons. The danger is real, but the explanation is wrong.
Better Name Needs Examples
sponsor: TheGreatSkrond added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 4:42:03 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:17:41 AM

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The Lab Escapee comments: 131
A character who has escaped from a laboratory as an important part of their (back)story.
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sponsor: namasrates edited by: DAN004 added: Thu, 24th Nov '11 3:55:29 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:13:45 AM

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Magic is a Gift that Needs Training comments: 32
Magic is a skill, but not everyone can master it.

sponsor: Spindriver added: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:11:50 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 1:47:10 AM

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Deadly Deferred Conversation comments: 28
Characters promise to talk to one another about something when they next meet, almost guaranteeing one of them dying.
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sponsor: Protar edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 28th Apr '13 8:14:14 AM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 1:25:27 AM

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Act Of True Love comments: 78
Something amazing that is done for the sake of the beloved

sponsor: TheHandle added: Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:56:58 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 1:15:30 AM

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Hot-Blooded Torture comments: 16
Torture performed in anger, hatred, impulsively, emotionally.

sponsor: TheHandle added: Wed, 25th Jun '14 3:23:46 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 1:06:11 AM

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Gender Obscures Identity comments: 15
Better Name Description Needs Help
sponsor: aradia22 edited by: StrixObscuro added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 12:33:13 PM last reply: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 12:59:46 AM

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Fake Phlebotinum comments: 6
There is something so useful or important, that someone tries to make an artifical version of it, usually with hilarious results
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs Already have? Better Name
sponsor: sotesf edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:38:50 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 11:42:11 PM

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Sliding Scale of Cooperation vs. Competition comments: 35
How much the players cooperate and compete in a game.

sponsor: Koveras added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 8:23:46 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 11:34:36 PM

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Embarrassing Username comments: 7
Needs Examples
sponsor: KZN02 added: Sat, 9th Aug '14 4:15:20 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 11:33:47 PM

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Strength, Defense, Speed (better name plz) comments: 45
The three stats of strength, defense and speed and how the three go with each other.
Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: DAN004 added: Tue, 8th Jul '14 4:54:45 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 11:07:33 PM

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Later Installment Weirdness comments: 75
Opposite of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
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sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Sat, 3rd Aug '13 10:02:58 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 10:32:29 PM

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Littering Is No Big Deal comments: 16
Characters discard non-required items without thought for the consequences.
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sponsor: Atreides added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 6:46:58 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 10:26:43 PM

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Artifact Alias comments: 76
When a character who is introduced under an alias continues using it after their real name is known.
Up For Grabs Better Name
sponsor: hbi2k added: Mon, 28th Oct '13 11:11:14 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 8:15:12 PM

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Creator Siblings comments: 33
Index for Real Life Relatives who work together as production teams

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Mon, 19th May '14 2:51:07 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 8:04:03 PM

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Hug-Handshake Confusion comments: 14
Two characters are meeting and misjudge the correct greeting gesture to use

sponsor: Folamh3 added: Wed, 13th Aug '14 2:15:44 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 8:02:57 PM

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"I Can't Look" Gesture comments: 8
A person makes a movement to avoid seeing something unpleasant.

sponsor: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 11:23:08 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 7:26:53 PM

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Condescending Yawn comments: 12
Yawning at the end or throughout any speech or ceremony.

sponsor: DeviousRecital added: Thu, 17th Nov '11 12:20:18 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 7:19:23 PM

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Passed In Their Sleep comments: 67
Someone dies of natural causes while sleeping

sponsor: BlackMageAnolis added: Wed, 11th Dec '13 5:06:04 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 7:09:12 PM

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Stripped Down Port (Working Title) comments: 32
A port of a game for a less powerful system is stripped down from the original.

sponsor: BaffleBlend added: Sun, 1st Jun '14 2:51:50 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 6:55:29 PM

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Hungry Weapon comments: 68
An EvilWeapon that literally hungers for victims.

sponsor: peccantis edited by: MorningStar1337 added: Sun, 15th May '11 9:31:49 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 6:54:33 PM

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Sympathetic Sentient Weapon comments: 55
Someone being turned into a killing machine is depressing.
Better Name
sponsor: Floria edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 28th Apr '14 10:29:28 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 6:33:08 PM

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Speedy Snail comments: 27
A normally slow animal is characterized as a speed demon.

sponsor: PDL edited by: eroock added: Sun, 14th Jul '13 7:45:32 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 6:12:19 PM

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Enlightened Antagonist comments: 17
A circumstance where an enlightened being or entity happens to be an antagonist or antagonistic force
Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: Omnicron13 edited by: MorningStar1337 added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 1:33:56 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 5:57:30 PM

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Unwillingly Girly Tomboy comments: 71
A tomboyish character has to dress as a girly girl, and hates it.
Better Name Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs
sponsor: mystery edited by: Synchronicity added: Sat, 13th Jul '13 6:58:24 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 5:44:18 PM

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No Past Backstory comments: 1
A backstory of a character who was literally just born yesterday

sponsor: bulmabriefs144 added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 12:38:02 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 5:29:42 PM

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Red Hair Is Supernatural comments: 28
Having red hair signifies a connection to the supernatural.

sponsor: StarSword added: Thu, 31st Jul '14 12:35:01 PM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 4:55:39 PM

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One Dose Fits All comments: 17
A poison 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: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 4:25:23 PM

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Morality Fatality comments: 45
An attack powered by the opponent's moral standing.

sponsor: BaffleBlend added: Wed, 21st May '14 11:28:17 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 4:05:50 PM

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Production Hop [Trivia] comments: 5
When a series goes through multiple production companies.

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:30:40 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 4:03:44 PM

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Training Mode Stage (Cleanup Needed) comments: 42
A mainstay arena in fighting games with environmental elements designed for practice and study.
Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: BaffleBlend added: Sat, 15th Feb '14 7:57:14 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 4:01:27 PM

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Oligarchical Collectivism comments: 35
Most of the wealth of a society is collectively possessed by a tiny group of persons
Needs Examples Description Needs Help Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: JujuP added: Sun, 27th Apr '14 7:58:41 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 3:56:53 PM

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Negative Queen comments: 7
A gay man who is ascerbic, sarcastic and frequently drunk.
Tropeworthy? Already have? Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: Schol-R-LEA added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 9:49:32 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 3:52:09 PM

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Emergency Refuelling comments: 9
The need to refuel a vehicle advances the plot.

sponsor: crazysamaritan added: Fri, 25th Jul '14 8:56:55 AM last reply: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 3:38:03 PM

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