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* FourthWallShutInStory: An author becomes trapped inside their own fictional world.


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** YouBastard: The audience is called out on enjoying the characters' suffering.


* TwoForOneShow

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* TwoForOneShowTwoForOneShow: A ShowWithinAShow has equal prominence as the main plot.


* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: A character points out that an action or event can't happen in real life by asking in bewilderment how it can possibly happen.

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* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: A character points out that an action or event can't happen in real life by asking in bewilderment Video game characters explain how it can possibly happen.the controls work.



* HowIsThatEvenPossible

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* HowIsThatEvenPossibleHowIsThatEvenPossible: A character points out that an action or event can't happen in real life by asking in bewilderment how it can possibly happen.


* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits

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* HeKnowsAboutTimedHitsHeKnowsAboutTimedHits: A character points out that an action or event can't happen in real life by asking in bewilderment how it can possibly happen.


* ThemeTuneCameo: The work features an in-universe playing/whistling/huming/etc. of the theme song.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: The work features an in-universe playing/whistling/huming/etc.playing/whistling/humming/etc. of the theme song.


* ActorAllusion

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* ActorAllusionActorAllusion: A work references the career or personal life of one of the actors involved.



* AnimatedActors

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* AnimatedActorsAnimatedActors: Fictional characters act as if they're in-universe actors performing on the show.



* AudienceParticipation

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* AudienceParticipationAudienceParticipation: A performance requires the audience to say things in response to what the characters say.



* CelebrityParadox
* CharacterBlog

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* CelebrityParadox
CelebrityParadox: The people involved in a work of fiction may not exist in that work's reality.
* CharacterBlogCharacterBlog: A character has their own account on a real life social media website.



* EndOfSeriesAwareness

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* EndOfSeriesAwarenessEndOfSeriesAwareness: The ending of a series has the characters acknowledge that their show has come to an end.



* ExpyCoexistence

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* ExpyCoexistenceExpyCoexistence: A parody or imitation of a copyrighted character is established to coexist with the character they are copying.



* FourthWall
** BreakingTheFourthWall

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* FourthWall
FourthWall: The invisible wall between a work of fiction and the real world.
** BreakingTheFourthWallBreakingTheFourthWall: A character talks directly to the audience or points out that they're in a work of fiction.



** FourthWallObserver

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** FourthWallObserverFourthWallObserver: A character who addresses the audience but is the only one who acknowledges the fourth wall's existence.



** TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou

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** TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYouTheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: A character threatens to harm the audience.



** LeaningOnTheFourthWall

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** LeaningOnTheFourthWallLeaningOnTheFourthWall: A character makes a statement that makes sense in-universe, but can also be interpreted as acknowledging that they are in a work of fiction.



** NoFourthWall

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** NoFourthWallNoFourthWall: The fourth wall is broken so frequently that it may as well not exist.



** ScoldingTheFourthWallBreaker

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** ScoldingTheFourthWallBreakerScoldingTheFourthWallBreaker: A character is reprimanded for breaking the fourth wall.



* GenreSavvy

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* GenreSavvyGenreSavvy: A character who knows what to do in certain situations due to being knowledgeable on how similar events happen in specific works of fiction.



* HostileShowTakeover

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* HostileShowTakeoverHostileShowTakeover: A villain tries to take over the hero's show as their own.



* LampshadeHanging

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* LampshadeHangingLampshadeHanging: Characters point out when a trope is in play or address the tendency for the trope to be present.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOnLeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Background music turns out to be coming from an in-universe source and is then turned off.



* MediumAwareness

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* MediumAwarenessMediumAwareness: Characters are shown to be aware that they are in a work of fiction.



* MythologyGag

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* MythologyGagMythologyGag: An adaptation makes a reference to one or more of the previous continuities.



* ProductionForeshadowing

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* ProductionForeshadowingProductionForeshadowing: A work unintentionally alludes to another work that the same production company wouldn't produce until much later.



* RealWorldEpisode
* RecursiveCanon

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* RealWorldEpisode
RealWorldEpisode: An episode where the characters find their way into the real world.
* RecursiveCanonRecursiveCanon: A work of fiction somehow exists as a work of fiction within its own reality.



* RidiculousFutureSequelisation
* RefugeeFromTVLand

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* RidiculousFutureSequelisation
RidiculousFutureSequelisation: The future shows a film series to still be ongoing with more sequels being made.
* RefugeeFromTVLandRefugeeFromTVLand: An in-universe fictional character finds their way into the work of fiction's "real world".



* SequelSnark

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* SequelSnarkSequelSnark: A joke is made about the movie getting a sequel.



* ShowWithinAShow

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* ShowWithinAShowShowWithinAShow: A work of fiction within the work of fiction.



* ThemeTuneCameo

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* ThemeTuneCameoThemeTuneCameo: The work features an in-universe playing/whistling/huming/etc. of the theme song.



* ThisIsReality
* TitleDrop
* TrappedInTVLand

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* ThisIsReality
ThisIsReality: A joke where a character points out that the real world isn't some cartoon, unaware that they actually ''are'' in a work of fiction.
* TitleDrop
TitleDrop: A work's title is mentioned within the work.
* TrappedInTVLandTrappedInTVLand: Someone gets trapped inside a work of fiction.



* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs
* WhoWritesThisCrap

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs
WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: The characters of a television show laugh at the idea of someone making a show starring them.
* WhoWritesThisCrapWhoWritesThisCrap: Characters remark about the writing having quality that leaves a lot to be desired.



* WrongGenreSavvy
* YouJustRuinedTheShot

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* WrongGenreSavvy
WrongGenreSavvy: Someone thinks they know what needs to be done based on what they've seen done in fiction, but are foiled by not knowing the kind of story they're actually involved with.
* YouJustRuinedTheShotYouJustRuinedTheShot: Someone attempts to be a hero, but learns the hard way that the "disaster" was really a movie scene being filmed that their efforts have just ruined.

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* TheWorldAsMyth

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* ThePowerOfLanguage

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* AlwaysALiveTransmission

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* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits

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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis

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** YouWatchTooMuchX

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