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** WalkingThEarth: By choice.

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** WalkingThEarth: WalkingTheEarth: By choice.

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!!! '''WalkingTheEarth vs. WanderingJew'''
* Character travels endlessly with nowhere to call home...
** WalkingThEarth: By choice.
** WanderingJew: Because of their curse.

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!!! '''SeldomSeenSpecies vs. SmallTaxonomyPools'''
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Bet you can't name more than one series with a [[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot bandicoot]] in it.
* SmallTaxonomyPools: Bet you can't name a series with a kind of dolphin other than bottlenose in it.

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!!! '''SecretArt vs. SignatureMove''':
* A move the character is well-identified with:
** SecretArt: Because only they know how to.
** SignatureMove: Because they use it far more than anyone else.

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!!! '''ASimplePlan vs. ZanyScheme''':
* The ridiculous, convoluted plan started out:
** ASimplePlan: Straightforward.
** ZanyScheme: Ridiculous and convoluted.



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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls: Could easily be a kid's show (especially aimed at girls) but is intended for adults.



* TemptingFate: Because it looks straightforward to them. Everything will be fine!
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Because they're sure they've covered every contingency.

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* ** TemptingFate: Because it looks straightforward to them. Everything will be fine!
* ** WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Because they're sure they've covered every contingency.



* 'Hey, this prize sucks!'
** UndesirablePrize: 'Oh... really? That's awkward...'
** {{Zonk}}: 'Yep! Enjoy your loser's prize, loser!'

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* 'Hey, this A GameShow prize sucks!'
sucks...
** UndesirablePrize: 'Oh... really? That's awkward...'
UndesirablePrize: ...but wasn't intended to.
** {{Zonk}}: 'Yep! Enjoy your loser's prize, loser!'
{{Zonk}}: ...to make fun of the losing contestant.



* UniverseBible: By the producers, for producer use.
* UniverseCompendium: By the producers, for fan reading.
* UniverseConcordance: By fans, for other fans.
** TheWikiRule: ...In the form of wikis.

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* ** UniverseBible: By the producers, for producer use.
* ** UniverseCompendium: By the producers, for fan reading.
* ** UniverseConcordance: By fans, for other fans.
** TheWikiRule: ...TheWikiRule: In the form of wikis.
a wiki.



** WhatTheHellHero: ... and gets called out for doing it.
** WhatTheHellPlayer: ... and ''you'' get called out for making them do it.

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** WhatTheHellHero: ... and gets called out for doing it.
** WhatTheHellPlayer: ... and ''you'' get called out for making them do it.

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!!! ''TemptingFate vs. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong''':
* Impending catastrophe is glossed over by character...
* TemptingFate: Because it looks straightforward to them. Everything will be fine!
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Because they're sure they've covered every contingency.


!!! '''ThatOnePuzzle vs. MoonLogicPuzzle vs. GuideDangIt''':
* A videogame puzzle which...
** ThatOnePuzzle: ...is unfairly difficult.
** MoonLogicPuzzle: ...requires InsaneTrollLogic to solve.
** GuideDangIt: ...''can't'' be solved... unless you bought the Strategy Guide.

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!!! '''ThatOnePuzzle '''{{Tomboy}} vs. MoonLogicPuzzle {{Bokukko}} vs. GuideDangIt''':
{{Shorttank}} vs. TheLadette''':
* A videogame puzzle which...
{{Tomboy}}: SuperTrope, girl who acts like a boy.
** ThatOnePuzzle: ...is unfairly difficult.
{{Bokukko}}: Uses male language.
** MoonLogicPuzzle: ...requires InsaneTrollLogic to solve.
{{Shorttank}}: More boyish than girlish.
** GuideDangIt: ...''can't'' be solved... unless you bought the Strategy Guide.
TheLadette: More boyish than many boys.


!!! '''{{Tomboy}} vs. {{Bokukko}} vs. {{Shorttank}} vs. TheLadette''':
* {{Tomboy}}: SuperTrope, girl who acts like a boy.
** {{Bokukko}}: Uses male language.
** {{Shorttank}}: More boyish than girlish.
** TheLadette: More boyish than many boys.



!!! '''TropeCodifier vs. TropeMaker vs. TropeNamer vs. UrExample'''
* TropeCodifier: The example everyone else copies.
* TropeMaker: The first well-known and deliberate example.
* TropeNamer: Provides the name used [[Wiki/TVTropes here]]; may or may not be any of the others, or even an example of the trope.
* UrExample: The first example.




!!! '''UrExample vs. TropeMaker vs. TropeCodifier vs. TropeNamer'''
* UrExample: The first example.
* TropeMaker: The first well-known and deliberate example.
* TropeCodifier: The example everyone else copies.
* TropeNamer: Provides the name used [[Wiki/TVTropes here]]; may or may not be any of the others, or even an example of the trope.


** UndesirablePrize: 'Um... really? That's awkward...'

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** UndesirablePrize: 'Um...'Oh... really? That's awkward...'


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!!! '''UniverseBible vs. UniverseCompendium vs. UniverseConcordance vs. TheWikiRule''':
* A database of the series:
* UniverseBible: By the producers, for producer use.
* UniverseCompendium: By the producers, for fan reading.
* UniverseConcordance: By fans, for other fans.
** TheWikiRule: ...In the form of wikis.


!!! '''UndesirablePrize vs. {{Zonk}}'''
* 'Hey, this prize sucks!'
** UndesirablePrize: 'Um... really? That's awkward...'
** {{Zonk}}: 'Yep! Enjoy your loser's prize, loser!'



!!! '''TheUnreveal vs. FanDislikedExplanation vs. VoodooShark'''
* An explanation for a plot point...
** TheUnreveal: ...is hinted at, but never shown.
** FanDislikedExplanation: ...is unsatisfying to the fanbase.
** VoodooShark: ...only generates more questions.


!!! '''WordOfGod vs. FlipFlopOfGod vs. ShrugOfGod'''
* The answer to the fan's question is...
** WordOfGod: ...Character X.
** FlipFlopOfGod: ...Character X. No, it's Y. No, wait...
** ShrugOfGod: ...forty-two?


!!!'''WastefulWishing''' vs. '''MundaneWish'''
* A character is granted wishes...
** WastefulWishing: ...and uses them on something stupid.
** MundaneWish: ...and uses them on something common.


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!!! '''WithFriendsLikeThese vs. WhoNeedsEnemies'''
* WithFriendsLikeThese: 'Friends' who really hate each other.
* WhoNeedsEnemies: Allies with the same goal but contrasting agendas.


** ShaggyDogStory: Accomplish nothing.
** ShootTheShaggyDog: Accomplish less than nothing and die.

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** ShaggyDogStory: Accomplish ShaggyDogStory: ...accomplish nothing.
** ShootTheShaggyDog: Accomplish ShootTheShaggyDog: ...accomplish less than nothing and die.



** TagalongKid: follows the team.
** BrattyHalfPint: wants to be on the team.
** KidAppealCharacter: actually '''is''' on the team.

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** TagalongKid: TagalongKid: ...follows the team.
** BrattyHalfPint: BrattyHalfPint: ...wants to be on the team.
** KidAppealCharacter: KidAppealCharacter: ...actually '''is''' on the team.



** ThatOnePuzzle: Is unfairly difficult.
** MoonLogicPuzzle: Requires InsaneTrollLogic to solve.
** GuideDangIt: ''Can't'' be solved... unless you bought the Strategy Guide.

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** ThatOnePuzzle: Is ThatOnePuzzle: ...is unfairly difficult.
** MoonLogicPuzzle: Requires MoonLogicPuzzle: ...requires InsaneTrollLogic to solve.
** GuideDangIt: ''Can't'' GuideDangIt: ...''can't'' be solved... unless you bought the Strategy Guide.



* It's a drill, ...

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* It's a drill, ...drill...



** TwoLinesNoWaiting: Several interconnected plotlines.
** ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Several interconnected plotlines with one that's only significant near the end.
** FourLinesAllWaiting: Several unconnected, alternating plotlines.

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** TwoLinesNoWaiting: Several TwoLinesNoWaiting: ...several interconnected plotlines.
** ThirdLineSomeWaiting: Several ThirdLineSomeWaiting: ...several interconnected plotlines with one that's only significant near the end.
** FourLinesAllWaiting: Several FourLinesAllWaiting: ...several unconnected, alternating plotlines.



** TheUnreveal: Is hinted at, but never shown.
** FanDislikedExplanation: Is unsatisfying to the fanbase.
** VoodooShark: Only generates more questions.

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** TheUnreveal: Is TheUnreveal: ...is hinted at, but never shown.
** FanDislikedExplanation: Is FanDislikedExplanation: ...is unsatisfying to the fanbase.
** VoodooShark: Only VoodooShark: ...only generates more questions.



** VitriolicBestBuds: really are friends but fight and name-call a lot.
** WithFriendsLikeThese: say they're friends but actually hate each other.

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** VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds: ...really are friends but fight and name-call a lot.
** WithFriendsLikeThese: WithFriendsLikeThese: ...say they're friends but actually hate each other.



** WastefulWishing: And uses them on something stupid.
** MundaneWish: And uses them on something common.

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** WastefulWishing: And WastefulWishing: ...and uses them on something stupid.
** MundaneWish: And MundaneWish: ...and uses them on something common.



** WordOfGod: Character X.
** FlipFlopOfGod: Character X. No, it's Y. No, wait....

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** WordOfGod: WordOfGod: ...Character X.
** FlipFlopOfGod: FlipFlopOfGod: ...Character X. No, it's Y. No, wait....wait...

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