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* PopularVillainsReform: ''The likelihood that a villain will ultimately HeelFaceTurn is directly proportional to their popularity with the audience.''

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* PopularVillainsReform: ''The likelihood that a villain will ultimately HeelFaceTurn is directly proportional to their popularity with the audience.''


* DeathBySex: ''Doing it greatly increases one or both parties' chances of dying.''



* SexEqualsDeath: ''Doing it greatly increases one or both parties' chances of dying.''


* NeverTheObviousSuspect: If a piece of MysteryFiction has a very obvious suspect turn up early in the story, later on he will be revealed innocent of the crime.

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* NeverTheObviousSuspect: If ''If a piece of MysteryFiction has a very obvious suspect turn up early in the story, later on he will be revealed innocent of the crime.''

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* NeverTheObviousSuspect: If a piece of MysteryFiction has a very obvious suspect turn up early in the story, later on he will be revealed innocent of the crime.


* HeroesActVillainsHinder: ''The hero has a goal, and the antagonists exist to prevent the goal from being achieved.''



* TheVillainMakesThePlot: ''The villain is the basis of conflict and therefore creates the plot.''

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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: VillainsActHeroesReact: ''The villain is the basis of conflict and therefore creates the plot.''


* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment: ''We don't hate your views, we don't want your views to start an argument.''

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* RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment: Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment: ''We don't hate your views, we don't want your views to start an argument.''



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* NoTechButHighTech: ''Only technology from recent or upcoming years counts. Your candle is not technology.''


* RuleNumberOne

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* RuleNumberOneRuleNumberOne: ''Rules tend to come in numbered lists''



* RuleOfSeven

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* RuleOfSevenRuleOfSeven: ''Important things come in sevens, and seventh things are especially important''



* RulesOfOrphanEconomics

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* RulesOfOrphanEconomicsRulesOfOrphanEconomics: ''Orphans will either be totally provided for or will have to scrape by on their own''

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* [[ScalzisLaw Scalzi's Law]]: ''The failure mode of "clever" is "asshole"''


[[IThoughtItMeant If you're looking for]] an index for tropes about ''actual'' laws, try TheCourtroomIndex, CrimeAndPunishmentTropes, and/or CopsAndDetectives.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant If you're looking for]] an index for tropes about ''actual'' laws, try TheCourtroomIndex, CrimeAndPunishmentTropes, and/or CopsAndDetectives.

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