The term "dark horse" has its origin in horse racing. An unknown horse would be risky to place bets on, compared to a horse with a known track record. Because gamblers would be "in the dark", when an unknown horse won a race, it was called a "Dark Horse Victory." The term is also used in politics to describe a lesser known candidate who does better than expected in an election.
This is used to describe a side character making up part of the ensemble, either a non-lead secondary character or a mere
People have not, historically, had many reasons to like wasps. They're highly territorial and easily roused, even by mistake, in defense of their nests. People have therefore learned to associate them with angry swarms and impending pain.
As a result, wasps have developed strongly negative reputations in popular culture. Non-sapient wasps will be vicious, aggressive animals or roving swarms of droning pain; sapient wasps run the gamut from simple bullies to ferocious raiders and barbarians preying upon their fellow insects — or,
A soldier specifically intended to be above and beyond a normal man; harder, better, faster, stronger, tougher, more skilled, more determined, built and trained to fight and win. The Super Soldier can come in many forms, ranging from government- … more
|Characters: FargoSeriesOtherCriminals Revision ||23 seconds ago|
|Creator: TakahiroSakurai Revision ||12 seconds ago|
|Characters: PlayByPostGames Revision ||1 second ago|
|Characters: BU Revision ||6 seconds ago|
|Main: LifeDrinker Revision ||11 seconds ago|
|YMMV: MegaManStarForce Revision ||12 seconds ago|
|Main: Lobotomy Revision ||15 seconds ago|
|SmallReferencePools: RealLife Revision ||15 seconds ago|
|StevenUniverse: TropesSToZ Revision ||35 seconds ago|
|BunnyEarsLawyer: Literature Revision ||38 seconds ago|
|Role Playing Enter The Arena As Your Avatar -- The Spinoff!||2 minutes ago|
|Video Games Splatoon||2 minutes ago|
|Yack Fest The strangest thing you've said today...||2 minutes ago|
|Role Playing Our avatars are in a room together||3 minutes ago|
|Role Playing Our Avatars Were In A Room Together: The RP||4 minutes ago|
|Western Animation New DuckTales Animated Series||5 minutes ago|
|Yack Fest The Trash Heap of the TV Tropes Forum.||6 minutes ago|
|Manga & Anime My Hero Academia||6 minutes ago|
|Webcomics El Goonish Shive||6 minutes ago|
|Forum Games Tropers: The Series||9 minutes ago|
|Seasonal Variation Created 3 days ago||7 minutes ago|
|The Armorer Created 1 week ago||7 minutes ago|
|Kill Switch Unit Created 3 weeks ago||3 hours ago|
|Final Boss Warning Created 1 month ago||4 hours ago|
|Blind People Wear Sunglasses Created 2 days ago||4 hours ago|
|Amoral Atheist Created 2 days ago||4 hours ago|
|Children's Own Room (Working Title) Created 4 weeks ago||4 hours ago|
|Resurrection Duplication Created 4 days ago||6 hours ago|
|The Ham Squad Created 2 days ago||7 hours ago|
|(YMMV) Contested Fandom Rivalry Created 3 days ago||8 hours ago|
Tropes Community Podcasts
Re-Release: 116. Trapped In Another World July 10, 2018
Since we're still trapped in the limbo of being in between studios, we're revisiting an older episode on the trope Trapped in Another World. Check it out, let us know what your favorites were that we missed on Facebook, Twitter, or OnTheTropes@gmail.com. Stay tuned for new episodes VERY SOON, subscribe to us wherever you find your podcasts and let us know what you want to hear about from us!
Episode 236 - Detroit: Become Human July 12, 2018
This week we're reviewing the latest game from the ambitious mind of David Cage: Detroit: Become Human! Does this branching storyline have a satisfying end? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 20 Minutes into the Future while drinking a classic Detroit cocktail.
- 1.5 oz. Kahlúa
- 1.5 oz. Light Rum
- 2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Ice Cubes
- Westworld (IOS)
- Tiny Robot Justice Squad (MAC, PC)
- GunBot (Browser)
The Weekly Trope
20 Minutes into the Future - Stories that are set in the not so distant future.
On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!
Check us out on iTunes!
Email us at PodcastOTR@gmail.com if you have ideas for future drink/game pairings!