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Dehumanizing Insult comments: 36
An insult based around calling someone subhuman or not a person.

sponsor: Deboss edited by: DAN004 added: Thu, 7th Jun '12 1:22:37 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:47:57 AM

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Tranquility Base comments: 17
Scene on the surface of the moon is at or near Tranquility Base.

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That Syncing Feeling comments: 28
When someone's lip synced performance is revealed

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Useful Notes/Eleanor of Aquitaine comments: 4
Queen of two kingdoms, Middle Ages power player.

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Power Beyond Comprehension comments: 48
Bob is so much stronger than Alice that Alice can't even sense his power.
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name Better Name
sponsor: Pastykake added: Mon, 7th Jul '14 4:34:48 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:21:47 AM

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Superpower Awakened By Emotion comments: 13
A superpower is awakened by any kind of emotion for the first time.
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sponsor: Jess0312 edited by: TwoGunAngel added: Mon, 4th Nov '13 12:28:06 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:17:50 AM

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Outfit Decoy comments: 23
A character uses clothes as a distraction

sponsor: KZN02 edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 6th Sep '14 4:18:17 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:16:33 AM

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UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle comments: 9
Description Needs Help
sponsor: Theokal3 edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 18th Sep '14 8:16:23 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Sep '14 1:14:20 AM

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Timed Power-Up comments: 10
A Power-Up that expires after a set amount of time.

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Gilligan Allusion comments: 17
Homages to or parodies of Gilligan's Island
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Disposable Vehicle Section comments: 52
To continue, break off the damaged part of your vehicle.
Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs
sponsor: FrodoGoofballCoTV edited by: DAN004 added: Sun, 27th Feb '11 6:17:22 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 9:18:20 PM

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Undetectable Power Level comments: 21
In a work that involves power sensing, there's a certain character who can't be sensed for some reason.

sponsor: DAN004 edited by: Pastykake added: Tue, 16th Sep '14 2:52:59 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 8:32:23 PM

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Offering The Killer His Own Poison comments: 24
All the suspects in a case of poisoning are offered some form of food and drink. The killer refuses because he knows it's poisoned.
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Enhanced Punch (Crowner for Name) comments: 75
A punch attack that's been enhanced by some factor beyond the arm strength of the puncher.
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sponsor: Larkmarn added: Thu, 13th Mar '14 12:50:46 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 8:25:03 PM

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Lopsided Comic Rivalry comments: 32
A comic rivalry where one character almost always wins.
Motion To Discard Better Name Better Name
sponsor: TheOrbOfConfusion added: Sun, 14th Sep '14 1:38:01 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 8:03:39 PM

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Mailman Vs. Dog comments: 18
Mailmen and dogs are sworn enemies.

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Canceled Aesop comments: 17
The story spends a considerable amount of time demonstrating a point, then a reveal gives a completely different lesson.

sponsor: Gitaxias edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 14th Sep '14 1:49:33 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 7:58:51 PM

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Party Misunderstanding comments: 20
Character mistakes party in their honor as party to celebrate getting rid of them.
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sponsor: ParadiscaCorbasi edited by: Skylite added: Mon, 12th Dec '11 6:24:48 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 7:54:27 PM

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Famous For Being Famous comments: 46
Well-known for their fame--and not much else.
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sponsor: MrInitialMan edited by: Pastykake added: Tue, 5th Nov '13 2:29:47 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 7:49:49 PM

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Hammy Cameo comments: 13
CreatorCameo or just TheCameo which is so LargeHam that you probably will be forced to notice.

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Always A Baby To Mom comments: 25
Caregiver continues to think of their ward as an innocent child after they grow up and/or turn nasty
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sponsor: SharleeD edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 7th Sep '13 10:37:57 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 7:18:32 PM

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Weakness Is High Pitched comments: 42
A (non-child) character who exhibits vulnerability also has a very high voice.
Better Name Up For Grabs
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The Internet Is Infallible comments: 46
A character believes that the internet, or some similar source, is a 100% reliable source.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Better Name
sponsor: SWFMax added: Fri, 29th Aug '14 7:51:35 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 7:06:54 PM

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Power-Up Loss On Hit comments: 13
When getting hit removes one or more Power-Ups.

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Runaway Sucessor comments: 2

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Precision Crash comments: 51
An object falling from air or space is narratively attracted to any important or heavily-populated ground target.
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Secondary Adaptation comments: 70
A work is adapted from another medium, which was adapted in the first place from a third medium
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sponsor: bud0011 added: Mon, 24th Mar '14 10:06:52 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 5:19:23 PM

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Stealth Situation comments: 20
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: Thu, 18th Sep '14 4:52:55 PM

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Stock Anime Foreign Accent comments: 7
Foreign characters in anime speak with a poor imitation of an American accent with clear Japanese influences.
Up For Grabs Needs Examples Already have? Motion To Discard
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Lucidity Shock comments: 27
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 edited by: Alucard added: Sun, 17th Aug '14 10:44:08 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 4:48:09 PM

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Discredited Scapegoat Character comments: 26
A character is blamed for a controversial episode, causing them to disappear from series canon.
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sponsor: WritingForNoReason added: Tue, 16th Sep '14 5:01:13 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 4:47:15 PM

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Cold Ham comments: 28
When a character manages to be hammy while also being quiet and reserved. Or, balancing and swinging between the two roles
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sponsor: DrakeClawfang added: Tue, 9th Sep '14 7:22:13 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 3:56:00 PM

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JustForFun/FromExecutiveProducer comments: 6
Just for fun index complaining about adverts for shows and movies that point out who the famous executive producer is.

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Mon, 19th May '14 3:47:07 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 3:37:08 PM

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The Tough Chick comments: 16
A competent and bold action heroine.
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Vanity Project comments: 59
Bob presents Bob: The Movie! starring, directed by, produced by, written by, scored by, and catered by Bob.
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sponsor: Lawman592 added: Sun, 11th May '14 7:40:30 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 12:36:00 PM

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So You Want To: Write A Metroidvania comments: 12
Advice and tips for writing for a video game with a non-linear, gameplay driven story.

sponsor: Bisected8 added: Tue, 16th Sep '14 12:38:00 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 11:18:22 AM

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Adaptation Combination comments: 20
A work is adapted not from one, but two or more different sources, combined into one plot.

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Wise Fool comments: 23
Someone outside the norm who is seen as having unconventional wisdom

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Death Substitute comments: 11
When a work avoids death by replacing it with something else.

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Evil Race Tropes comments: 23
Tropes concerning villains of different races.

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Arbitrary Zero Gravity comments: 5
Float when you want, walk when you want.
Already have? Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: Thomas added: Wed, 17th Sep '14 8:26:57 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 10:24:06 AM

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Dethroned, B*tch! comments: 6
Needs Examples Better Name Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
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Slain In Their Sleep (Crowner for name) comments: 71
Someone is killed when they're in their sleep, at their most vulnerable.

sponsor: Larkmarn edited by: mlsmithca added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 8:57:47 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 10:17:32 AM

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Escaped From The Lab comments: 144
A character who has escaped from a laboratory or similar 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: Thu, 18th Sep '14 10:15:25 AM

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Artifact Alias comments: 81
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: Thu, 18th Sep '14 10:04:33 AM

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Took A Level In Idealism (Needs hats) comments: 42
A pessimistic character learns to be more trusting, caring, and generous over time.
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Tabletop Game Tropes comments: 12
An index for tropes specific to the tabletop/board game medium.

sponsor: Koveras added: Tue, 9th Sep '14 12:47:40 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 9:41:36 AM

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Big Damn Sneeze comments: 3
A character has unusually loud sneezes.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: superluigiglitchy4 added: Wed, 17th Sep '14 7:04:22 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Sep '14 9:32:11 AM

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Heroic Dogs Villainous Cats comments: 33
Tropeworthy? Already have? Already have?
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Community-Threatening Construction comments: 46
Construction of a new megastructure threatens a small community
Motion To Discard
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