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1''Tropes that are specific to SpeculativeFiction, encompassing ScienceFiction, {{Fantasy}}, and everything in between...''²²[-See also: AsimovsThreeKindsOfScienceFiction, Website/TheGrandListOfOverusedScienceFictionCliches, SpeculativeFictionCreatorIndex, and the Website/TurkeyCityLexicon website.-]²----²!!Tropes²[[index]]²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:'''Subcategories and Trope Indexes''']]²+ '''SpeculativeFiction''' (main topic)²+ AlienTropes²+ AlternateHistoryTropes²+ AppliedPhlebotinum²+ ApocalypticIndex²+ AutonomousAndArtificialAppendageIndex²+ CyberpunkTropes²+ {{Doppelganger}}²+ FantasticFlora²+ FantasticRacism²+ FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes²+ FasterThanLightIndex²+ FateAndProphecyTropes²+ FictionalCultureAndNationTropes²+ FuturisticTechIndex²+ HumansAreIndexed²+ ThisIndexHasAMindOfItsOwn²+ IndexOfFictionalCreatures²+ LovecraftianTropes²+ MagicAndPowers²+ MakeMyIndexLive²+ OneWithTheIndex²+ OthernessTropes²+ OtherworldTropes²+ ParanormalTropes²+ RangedEnergyAttackTropes²+ RomanticismVersusEnlightenment²+ SealedIndexInACan²+ {{Shapeshifting}}²+ {{Spacecraft}}²+ SteampunkIndex²+ SuperheroTropes²+ {{Teleportation}}²+ TimeTravelTropes²+ TropesInSpace²+ TropesOfTheSoul²+ UndeadIndex²+ UrbanFantasyTropes²+ WeWillNotUseAnIndexInTheFuture²+ WishingTropes²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tropes A-D]]²* AbsentAliens²* AbsoluteXenophobe²* AbsurdlyHugePopulation²* AbsurdlySharpBlade: A blade sharp enough to cut anything.²* AbsurdlySharpClaws²* AbUrbeCondita²* AbusivePrecursors²* AceCustom²* AchillesPowerCord²* ActivationSequence²* AdamAndEvePlot: It's up to the last surviving male and female to repopulate the race after the rest of their kind have all perished.²* TheAdjectivalMan²* AdvancedAncientAcropolis²* AdvancedAncientHumans²* {{Aesoptinum}}²* TheAgeless: A character who never ages.²* AgonyBeam²* AgriWorld: A planet, often depicted as a SingleBiomePlanet, dedicated to agriculture.²* AIIsACrapshoot: Artificial intelligence going bonkers.²* AirborneAircraftCarrier²* AkashicRecords²* AlienAbduction²* AlienArtsAreAppreciated²* AlienAutopsy: Performing an autopsy on an alien.²* AlienInvasion: Aliens plan to invade a planet.²* AlienKudzu²* AlienLandmass²* AlienSea²* AlienSky²* AliensAreBastards: Aliens are invariably shown to be bad people.²* AliensNeverInventedDemocracy²* AliensNeverInventedTheWheel²* AliensOfLondon: An alien has an accent in spite of not being from Earth.²* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Aliens who speak English in spite of never being on Earth before.²* AliensStealCable: Aliens learn about Earth by watching television broadcasts from the planet.²* AliensStealCattle²* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey²* AllMythsAreTrue: A setting where myths, legends, and/or fairy tales weren't just fiction and have actually happened in real life.²* AllNationsAreSuperpowers²* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike²* AllTheoriesAreTrue²* AllianceOfAlternates²* AlternateHistory: A work where history played out differently from real life.²* AlternateHistoryNaziVictory²* AlternateLandmarkHistory²* AlternateRealityEpisode²* AlternateTooniverse²* AlternateUniverse²* AlternativeCalendar²* AlternativeTuringTest²* TheAlternet²* AlwaysOnDuty²* AmazonBrigade: An army of female warriors.²* AmbiguouslyHuman: A character appears to be human, but has traits and quirks suggesting that they might really be something not human.²* AmusingAlien²* AnalProbing²* AnatomyArsenal²* AnatomyOfTheSoul²* AncientAstronauts: Myths and ancient civilizations are traced to aliens visiting Earth in the distant past.²* AncientConspiracy²* AncientEvil²* AncientTradition²* AndManGrewProud²* AndroidsAndDetectives²* AnimalIsTheNewMan²* AnimateInanimateObject: Inanimate objects that are alive and sentient.²* AntiHumanAlliance²* AntimagicalFaction²* ApocalypseHow²* ApocalypseWow²* ApocalypticLog: Before a civilization is destroyed, someone leaves behind a recording detailing the events of the disaster before they meet their end.²* ApocalypticLogistics²* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: A being whose physical appearance differs depending on who is looking at them.²* ArbitraryMaximumRange²* ArbitrarySkepticism: Refusing to believe in something supernatural in spite of believing in or being aware of the existence of something equally supernatural.²* ArchaeologicalArmsRace²* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge²* {{Arcology}}²* {{Area 51}}²* TheArk²* ArmCannon: Having an arm that turns into a cannon.²* ArtificialAfterlife²* ArtificialGravity²* ArtificialIntelligence²* ArtificialLimbs: A person has robotic prosthetics.²* AscendedFanboy²* AsimovsThreeKindsOfScienceFiction²* AsteroidMiners²* AsteroidThicket²* AtlantisIsBoring²* AugmentedReality²* AuraVision²* AutomatonHorses²* AvoidingTheGreatWar²* AwesomeUnderwaterWorld²* BabyPlanet²* BadFuture: The hero time travels to a future where the world is worse off without them.²* BadMoonRising²* BadPresent²* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil²* BalkanizeMe²* BanOnAI²* BanOnMagic²* TheBattlestar²* BBCQuarry²* BecauseDestinySaysSo²* BecomeARealBoy²* BecomingTheGenie²* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: It's established that a historical figure had an unusual aspect of their life that was stricken from the history books.²* BeingHumanSucks²* BellyButtonless²* BenevolentAI²* BenevolentAlienInvasion²* BenevolentGenie: A genie whose main priority is that their master is safe and is satisfied with the wishes granted.²* BenevolentPrecursors²* TheBermudaTriangle²* BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts²* BewitchedAmphibians: Magic turning people into frogs.²* BigDumbObject²* BigFatFuture²* BinarySuns²* BioAugmentation²* {{Biodata}}²* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything²* BioluminescenceIsCool²* BiotechIsBetter²* BizarreAlienBiology: Aliens and other non-humans have stranger anatomy than humans.²* BizarreAlienLocomotion²* BizarreAlienPsychology²* BizarreAlienReproduction: Aliens have a bizarre way of reproducing.²* BizarreAlienSenses²* BizarreAlienSexes: Aliens having different genders or more genders than humans.²* BizarreBabyBoom²* BizarreHumanBiology: Someone has weird anatomy in spite of being human.²* BizarreSeasons²* BlackMarketProduce²* BladeBelowTheShoulder²* BlindJump²* BloodSport²* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Someone follows morality that can't be accurately measured by our understanding of what's right and what's wrong.²* BluffingTheAdvanceScout²* BoardingParty²* BoardingPod²* BodyBackupDrive²* BodySnatcher²* BodySurf²* BoldExplorer²* BoldlyComing: Going to space for the sole purpose of finding aliens to have sex with.²* BooksThatBite²* BornAgainImmortality²* BornAsAnAdult: A being who is born as a full-grown adult.²* BrainComputerInterface²* BrainInAJar: A disembodied brain is kept alive in a jar.²* BrainTransplant: Putting someone's brain in someone else's body.²* BrainUploading: Saving a life by transferring the person's conscience into a machine.²* BurialInSpace²* CaliforniaDoubling²* CallARabbitASmeerp: Using an unusual word to refer to a mundane creature.²* CallASmeerpARabbit: Calling an unusual creature the name of a mundane animal.²* CannotCrossRunningWater²* CanOnlyMoveTheEyes²* CantArgueWithElves: A species believes themselves to be automatically superior to all other races.²* CantLiveWithoutYou²* CapitalLettersAreMagic²* CaptainsLog²* CaptureAndReplicate²* CargoCult²* CassetteFuturism²* CasualInterplanetaryTravel²* CasualInterstellarTravel²* CastsNoShadow²* CausedTheBigBang²* CentrifugalGravity²* ChekhovsTimeTravel²* ChestBurster²** SpawnBroodling²* {{Chronoscope}}²* CitadelCity²* CityInABottle²* CityNoir²* CityOnTheWater²* CityPlanet²* CivilizationDestroyer²* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve²* ClarkesThirdLaw²* ClockworkCreature²* CloneArmy²* CloneByConversion²* CloneDegeneration: Clones declining in quality.²* CloneJesus²* CloningBlues²* CloningBodyParts²* ClownSpecies²* CocaPepsiInc²* CoconutSuperpowers: A character has powers that have limited demonstrations done with cheap special effects because the production lacks the budget to show the powers to their true potential.²* ColdEquation²* ColdSleepColdFuture²* ColonyDrop²* ColonyShip²* ColorCodedWizardry²* CometOfDoom²* ComingInHot²* CompleteImmortality²* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit²* TheComputerIsYourFriend²* ComputerizedJudicialSystem²* ConspiracyPlacement²* ContagiousAI²* ContagiousPowers²* ContemporaryCaveman: A caveman ends up in modern times.²* ContinuousDecompression²* ConvenientlyClosePlanet²* ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts²* CoolButInefficient²* CoolChair²* CoolGate²* CoolKey²* CoolStarship²* CorralledCosmos²* CosmicChessGame²* CosmicFlaw²* CosmicKeystone²* CosyCatastrophe²* CounterEarth²* {{Courier}}²* CrazyCulturalComparison²* CreationMyth²* CreativeSterility: Being highly intelligent isn't much use if you lack imagination.²* CreatureHunterOrganization²* CreepyMonotone²* CrossCulturalHandshake²* CrossoverCosmology²* CrushKillDestroy²* CryonicsFailure: A cryogenically preserved person ends up dying because of faulty cryonics.²* CryoPrison²* CrystalClearPicture²* CrystalSpiresAndTogas²* CultColony²* CultureClash²* CurseEscapeClause²* CurseOfBabel²* CutTheJuice²* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Becoming a cyborg means that your cybernetics will corrupt you.²* {{Cyborg}}: A being who is half-organic and half-machine.²* CyborgHelmsman²* DangerInTheGalacticCore²* DawnOfAnEra²* TheDayOfReckoning²* DaysOfFuturePast²* DeadAlternateCounterpart: An alternate reality where someone alive in the other universe has died.²* DeadToBeginWith²* DeadlyForceField²* DeathFromAbove²* DeathOfPersonality²* DeathRay²* DeathsHourglass²* DeathWorld²* DecadeDissonance²* DecontaminationChamber²* DeflectorShields²* {{Demihuman}}²* DemonSlaying²* {{Demythtification}}²* DepopulationBomb: A bomb powerful enough to wipe out whole populations.²* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies²* DesignerBabies²* DetachableLowerHalf²* DetachmentCombat²* DeusEstMachina²* DeusSexMachina²* DevilButNoGod: It's established that Satan exists, but God either doesn't exist or isn't acknowledged.²* DeweyDefeatsTruman²* {{Dhampyr}}: The half-human offspring of a vampire.²* DieOrFly²* DifferentStatesOfAmerica²* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: Different worlds have different works of fiction.²* DigitizedHacker²* DilatingDoor²* DinkyDrivers²* DisappearsIntoLight²* DiscountLesbians²* DisintegratorRay²* DisposableSuperheroMaker²* DistressCall²* DividedStatesOfAmerica²* DivineRanks²* DoAndroidsDream²* DoAnythingRobot: A robot is equipped with gadgets for every situation.²* DoesNotLikeMagic²* DoingInTheScientist: Explaining away scientific stuff as actually being the result of magic.²* DoingInTheWizard: Explaining away magical stuff as actually being the result of science.²* DominantSpeciesGenes²* DoNotAdjustYourSet²* DoppelgangerGetsSameSentiment: An alternate version of a person is treated the same way as their counterpart.²* DownTheRabbitHole²* DowsingDevice²* DramaticAlienVTOL²* DramaticSpaceDrifting²* TheDreadedDreadnought²* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Someone dreams of future events.²* DreamsVsNightmares: A story with two individuals/groups (gods, species, etc.) where one causes happy dreams and is AlwaysLawfulGood, and the other causes nightmares and is AlwaysChaoticEvil.²* DropPod²* DropShip²* DyingRace²* DysonSphere²* DystopianEdict²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tropes E-I]]²* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse²* EarthShatteringKaboom: A planet blows up.²* EarthThatUsedToBeBetter²* EarthThatWas²* EasilyDetachableRobotParts²* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion²* EatingOptional: A being who doesn't need to eat to survive.²* EerilyOutOfPlaceObject²* ElaborateUndergroundBase²* EldritchStarship²* ElectricInstantGratification²* ElectromagneticGhosts²* ElementalBaggage²* ElvisHasLeftThePlanet: The urban legend that Elvis was actually an alien who left Earth after his career ended.²* ElvisLives²* EmergencyTransformation²* EmergentHuman²* EmotionBomb²* EmotionsVsStoicism²* EnclosedExtraterrestrials²* EndlessDaytime²* EndOfAnAge²* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt²* EndOfTheWorldSpecial²* EnemiesWithDeath²* EnergyEconomy²* EnergyWeapon²* EnforcedTechnologyLevels²* EnhancedArchaicWeapon²* EscapePod²* EternalEnglish²* EternalLove²* EternalProhibition²* EternalRecurrence²* ETGaveUsWiFi: Technology is revealed to have been given to humans by aliens.²* EthnicMagician²* ExcessiveSteamSyndrome²* EveryDeviceIsASwissArmyKnife²* EveryoneIsASuper²* EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture²* EvilCostumeSwitch²* EvilDetectingBaby: A baby is able to sense when a person is evil.²* EvilDetectingDog: A dog or other animal is able to sense when a person is evil.²* EvilHand²* EvilLuddite: A villain who opposes technology.²* EvilMeScaresMe²* EvilutionaryBiologist: An evil geneticist whose goal is to improve the human race on their terms.²* EvilWeapon²* EvolutionaryLevels²* EvolutionaryStasis²* ExistentialHorror²* ExoticEquipment: A non-human with unusual genitalia.²* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica²* ExpendableAlternateUniverse²* ExplosionsInSpace²* ExplosiveDecompression²* ExpoLabel²* ExposedExtraterrestrials: Aliens that go naked.²* ExpositionIntuition²* ExpositionOfImmortality²* {{Expospeak}}²* ExpressDelivery: A creature is able to give birth immediately after becoming pregnant.²* ExtinctInTheFuture: A species presently thriving is established as having gone extinct in the future.²* ExtradimensionalPowerSource²* ExtranormalInstitute²* ExtraordinaryWorldOrdinaryProblems²* ExtraParentConception²* ExtraStrengthMasquerade²* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification²* ExtyYearsFromNow²* TheEyesHaveIt²* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong²* FaceMonsterTurn²* FaeriesDontBelieveInHumansEither: Fictional beings believe humans to be fictional.²* FailsafeFailure²* FallenStatesOfAmerica²* TheFairFolk²* FakeWizardry²* {{Familiar}}²* FamousFamousFictional²* FangThpeak²* FanOfThePast²* FantasticAesop: The story has a moral or lesson that isn't really applicable to real life.²* FantasticAngst²* FantasticArousal²* FantasticCasteSystem²* FantasticCatholicism²* FantasticDrug²* FantasticFantasyIsMundane²* FantasticFaunaCounterpart²* FantasticFightingStyle²* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables²* FantasticGhetto²* FantasticHonorifics²* FantasticLegalWeirdness²* FantasticLightSource²* FantasticMeasurementSystem²* FantasticNamingConvention²* FantasticNuke²* FantasticRankSystem²* FantasticRecruitmentDrive²* FantasticReligiousWeirdness²* FantasticRomance²* FantasticShipPrefix²* FantasticSlurs²* FantasticTimeManagement²* FantasyAxisOfEvil²* FantasyConflictCounterpart²* FantasyCounterpartAppliance²* FantasyCounterpartCulture²* FantasyCounterpartReligion²* FantasyGunControl²* FantasyKitchenSink: Every kind of element from every kind of fiction shows up at one point or another.²* FantasyPantheon²* FantasyWorldMap²** LeftJustifiedFantasyMap²* FasterThanLightTravel²* FeedItWithFire²* FetishFuelFuture²* FeudalFuture²* FictionalEarth²* FictionalFieldOfScience²* FictionalGenevaConventions²* FictionalUnitedNations²* FictionAsCoverUp²* FightOffTheKryptonite²* FirstContact²* FirstContactMath²* FirstContactTeam²* FishPeople: Humanoid fish.²* FiveRaces²* FlatEarthAtheist: Refusing to believe in something that's proven to exist.²* FlawedPrototype²* FleshVersusSteel²* FlingALightIntoTheFuture²* FloatingContinent²* FlyingBooks²* FlyingSaucer²* TheFogOfAges²* FoodPills: In the future, people get sustenance by swallowing pills rather than consuming food.²* ForbiddenChekhovsGun²* ForceFieldDoor²* ForgotHeWasARobot²* ForgottenPhlebotinum²* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: An otherwordly being takes on a form that they are certain humans would be more comfortable with seeing than their true form.²* FreeLoveFuture²* FreakLabAccident²* FrickinLaserBeams²* FrogMen²* FromASingleCell: A killed being regenerates from even the tiniest bit remaining of them.²* FutureBadass: A character is shown to become cooler and more formidable in the future.²* FutureFoodIsArtificial²* FutureImperfect: People in the future will have completely inaccurate ideas on how things were in the past.²* FutureMusic²* FutureSlang: The future has new slang words.²* FutureSpandex²* FuturisticPyramid²* FuturisticSuperhighway²* GaiasLament²* GaiasVengeance: Mother Earth attacks humanity in retaliation to pollution and other forms of harming the ecosystem.²* GalacticSuperpower²* TheGameComeToLife²* GateOfTruth²* GemHeart²* GeminiDestructionLaw²* {{Gendercide}}: The extermination of an entire gender.²* GenderRarityValue²* GenerationShips²* GenericanEmpire²* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke²* GeneticMemory²* GenieInABottle²* TheGenieInTheMachine²* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: Fanciful beings from the past referencing or impersonating celebrities from the future.²* GeniusBreedingAct²* GenocideDilemma²* GeometricMagic²* GhostFiction²* GhostInTheMachine²* GiantFlyer²* GiantFootprintReveal²* GiantWoman²* GivingRadioToTheRomans: Someone gives modern technology to people in the past.²* GlamourFailure²* AGlitchInTheMatrix²* GlobalWarming²* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: God and the Devil are both portrayed as antagonistic to humanity.²* GodGuise: Someone pretends to be a god.²* GodJob²* GodlySidestep²* GodTest²* GoingCritical²* {{Golem}}²* GoneHorriblyRight²* GoneHorriblyWrong²* GoodProstheticEvilProsthetic²* GovernmentDrugEnforcement²* GrandTheftMe: Taking over a person's body to make them do bad things.²* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything²* GreyGoo²* GrowsOnTrees²* GuiltFreeExterminationWar²* HalfHumanHybrid: A being who is half-human and half-something that isn't human.²* HappinessInMindControl²* HarmonyVersusDiscipline²* HatePlague: Something that causes people to become furious and hostile to each other.²* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster²* HeartLight²* HeartTrauma²* HeavyMithril²* {{Heavyworlder}}²* HeinzHybrid: A being who is a hybrid of more than two species.²* {{Hellhound}}²* HemisphereBias²* HereThereBeDragons²* HereThereWereDragons²* HermeticMagic²* HeroicLineage²* TheHiddenHour²* HigherTechSpecies²* HighTechHexagons²* HighTimesFuture²* HistoricalPersonPunchline²* HistoricalRapSheet²* HiveCasteSystem²* HiveMind: An entire race share the same brain.²* HolodeckMalfunction²* {{Hologram}}: A projected three-dimensional image.²* HologramProjectionImperfection²* HolographicTerminal²* HomemadeInventions²* HomeOfMonsters²* HomeworldEvacuation²* HomosexualReproduction: Two individuals of the same gender manage to produce a child.²* HordeOfAlienLocusts²* HorseOfADifferentColor²* HostileTerraforming²* HourOfPower²* HouseFey²* HoverBoard²* HoverSkates²* HowUnscientific²* HugeHolographicHead²* HughMann: A non-human [[PaperThinDisguise unconvincingly]] disguises themselves as a human being.²* HumanAliens: An alien who looks exactly like a human being.²* HumanDisguise: A non-human disguises themselves as a human being.²* HumanityCameFromSpace²* HumanityIsAdvanced²* HumanityIsSuperior²* HumanityIsYoung: All alien races are much older than humanity.²* HumanitysWake: The story takes place after humanity has gone extinct.²* HumanMomNonhumanDad²* HumanoidAliens²* HumanPopsicle: A human is frozen solid non-lethally.²* HumanResources²* HumansAdvanceSwiftly²* HumansAreDiplomats²* HumansAreFlawed²* HumansAreMorons: Humans are portrayed as dumber than other sentient beings.²* HumansAreNotTheDominantSpecies²* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture²* HumansAreSpecial²* HumansAreSmelly²* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Humans are regarded as worse than the creatures they consider monsters.²* HumansAreUgly: Non-humans find humans to be hideous in their eyes.²* HumansAreWarriors²* HumansAreWhite²* HumansByAnyOtherName²* HumansNeedAliens²* HumanSubspecies²* HumanWeapon²* HunterOfHisOwnKind²* HurlItIntoTheSun²* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace²* HyperspaceLanes²* HyperspeedAmbush²* HyperspeedEscape²* ICantSeeMyself²* IComeInPeace²* IdealIllnessImmunity²* IgnoredExpert²* IllegalReligion²* ILoveNuclearPower: People mutated by radiation.²* ImaginaryEnemy²* ImaginationDestroyer²* ImMelting²* {{Immortality}}: Being able to live forever.²* ImmortalityBisexuality²* ImmortalityField²* ImmortalityHurts: Not being able to die does not mean you can't feel pain.²* ImmortalityImmorality²* ImmortalityInducer: Something that causes people to become immortal.²* ImmortalLifeIsCheap²* ImmuneToBullets: A being who can't be harmed by bullets.²* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum²* ImpossiblyMundaneExplanation²* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms²* ImprovisedGolems²* ImprovisedMicrogravityManeuvering²* InexplicableCulturalTies²* InfiniteSupplies²* InnocentAliens: Aliens who are good-natured and naive.²* InsectoidAliens: Aliens that resemble bugs.²* InsideAComputerSystem²* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: Earth is regarded as unimportant in the grand scheme of things.²* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace²* InSpiteOfANail: Everything's the same in the alternate timeline or reality in spite of the key difference.²* InstantAIJustAddWater²* InstantCooldown²* InstantPeopleJustAddWater²* InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Aliens that are more primitive than humans.²* {{Intangibility}}: Being able to phase through solid objects.²* IntelligentGerbil²* InterdimensionalTravelDevice²* InterplanetaryVoyage²* InterspeciesRomance: Love between beings of different species.²* InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace: Everyone in the future has the same ethnicity.²* InTheFutureWeStillHaveRoombas²* InTheOriginalKlingon²* IntriguedByHumanity²* InvadedStatesOfAmerica²* InvisibleAliens²* {{Invocation}}²* InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves²* ISayWhatISay²* ItOnlyWorksOnce: A method of killing a creature that worked one time won't be successful the next time it is attempted on the creature.²* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tropes J-R]]²* JackassGenie: A genie who deliberately misinterprets their master's wish or makes it so the wish is granted at a terrible price.²* JigsawPuzzlePlot²* JuliusBeethovenDaVinci: It's established that multiple historical figures were actually the aliases of an immortal being.²* JungleOpera²* JunglePrincess²* JuryOfTheDamned²* JustOneSecondOutOfSync²* KillAllHumans²* KillAndReplace: A being's goal is to kill someone so they can impersonate them forever.²* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Someone is killed so they can't expose the existence of supernatural beings that are in hiding.²* KillerRobot²* KillItWithWater: Beings who are vulnerable to water.²* KillSat²* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter²* KirksRock²* KissMeImVirtual²* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect²* KlingonsLoveShakespeare²* KryptoniteFactor²* KryptoniteProofSuit²* KryptoniteRing²* LandfillBeyondTheStars²* LanguageDrift²* LaserBlade²* LawOfAlienNames²* LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision: It's established that aliens learned the human language from watching TV.²* LegendaryWeapon²* LensmanArmsRace²* LetsMockTheMonsters²* LeyLine²* LieToTheBeholder²* LifeDrinker²* LifeEnergy²* LightningGun²* {{Lightworlder}}²* {{Lilliputians}}²* LilliputianWarriors²* LiquidAssets²* LiteralGenie: The genie grants wishes based on the literal wording of the wish.²* LiteralSurveillanceBug²* LiteraryWorkOfMagic²* LittleGreenManInACan²* LivingBattery²* LivingForeverIsAwesome²* LivingRelic²* LivingShip²* LivingToys: Toys that are alive.²* LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces²* {{Lockdown}}²* LongevityTreatment: A medical treatment that enables people to live longer than they would normally.²* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair²* LosingYourHead: Non-fatal decapitations.²* LostColony²* LoveIsACrime²* LovecraftLite²* LowCultureHighTech²* LowestCosmicDenominator²* LuddWasRight²* LukeNounverber²* MachineMonotone: Robots speaking in monotone.²* MachineWorship²* MadeOfPhlebotinum²* MadScientistLaboratory²* MagicAIsMagicA²* MagicalCamera²* MagicalDatabase²* MagicalLibrary²* MagicalUnderpinningsOfReality²* MagicByAnyOtherName²* MagicCarpet²* TheMagicComesBack²* MagicFeather²* MagicFromTechnology²* MagicGenetics²* TheMagicGoesAway²* MagiciansAreWizards: Being an illusionist automatically means you can do real magic.²* {{Magick}}²* MagicPants: A person's clothes remain intact in spite of size-changing transformations.²* MagicPoweredPseudoscience²* MagicallyRegeneratingClothing²* MagicVersusScience: Scientists and wizards are portrayed as antagonistic toward each other.²* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar²* MageBornOfMuggles²* {{Magitek}}: Magic combined with science.²* TheMagocracy²* ManchurianAgent²* ManOfKryptonite²* MarsNeedsWater²* MarsNeedsWomen: Aliens become interested in human women.²* {{Masquerade}}²* MasqueradeParadox²* {{Matriarchy}}²* MatrixRainingCode²* MayContainEvil²* MeanwhileInTheFuture²* MeatSackRobot²* MechanicalEvolution²* MechanicalHorse²* MechanicalLifeforms²* MechanicalMonster²* MechanicalMuscles²* MechanisticAlienCulture²* MegaCorp: A corporation that owns the entire world.²* MegaMawManeuver²* MemoryJar²* TheMenInBlack²* MenstrualMenace²* MentalSpaceTravel²* MentalTimeTravel²* MentalWorld²* MercurialBase²* MergingMachine²* MetalPoorPlanet²* MetamorphosisMonster²* MetaphysicalFuel²* MethuselahSyndrome²* TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay²* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack²* MicrobotSwarm²* {{Microts}}²* MiddleEasternCoalition²* MidSeasonUpgrade²* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Destroying an entire civilization or race by accident.²* MileLongShip²* MilitaryMashupMachine²* MilitaryScienceFiction²* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay²* MindHive²* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: A mind-reader is repulsed from reading the thoughts of an unpleasant individual.²* MiniMecha²* MinovskyPhysics²* MiracleFood²* MiraculousMalfunction²* MirrorChemistry²* MissingReflection²* MistookTheDominantLifeform²* {{Mithril}}²* MixAndMatchMan²* MobileSuitHuman: A small creature impersonates a human being by piloting a big robot.²* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness²* MoonLandingHoax²* MonsterOfTheWeek: A show where every episode features a one-shot antagonist.²* MorePredatorsThanPrey²* MoreThanInfinite²* TheMorlocks²* TheMothership²* {{Muggles}}: These people are without powers and/or magic.²* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle²* MuggleBornOfMages²* MuggleFosterParents²* MugglePower²* MuggleWithADegreeInMagic²* MulticulturalAlienPlanet²* MultiethnicName²* MultipleChoiceFuture²* MultistageTeleport²* TheMultiverse: It's established that there's an endless chain of alternate realities, dimensions, and universes.²* MundaneUtility: Using incredible powers and devices for a mundane purpose.²* MurderousMannequin²* MustBeInvited²* MutantDraftBoard²* {{Mutants}}²* MutualMasquerade²* MyselfMyAvatar²* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: An artificial intelligence points out when a person is attracted to someone.²* MySkullRunnethOver²* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: One member of a species isn't like the rest of his kind.²* MysteriousAntarctica²* MysticalPlague²* AMythologyIsTrue²* NamedAfterTheirPlanet²* NameFromAnotherSpecies²* NamingYourColonyWorld²* {{Nanomachines}}²* NayTheist: A person who knows that deities exist, but denies their existence to spite them.²* TheNeedless: A being who doesn't need to eat, sleep, breathe, or go to the bathroom.²* TheNecrocracy²* NegativeSpaceWedgie²* NeglectfulPrecursors²* NeuralImplanting²* NeuroVault²* NeverRecycleYourSchemes²* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Meeting your past self, your future self, or your counterpart from an alternate dimension is a bad idea.²* NewBodyOldAbilities²* NewEden²* NewNeoCity²* NoBiochemicalBarriers²* NoBloodForPhlebotinum²* NoConservationOfEnergy²* NoControlGroup²* NoEndorHolocaust²* NoFocusOnHumans²* NoHeterosexualSexAllowed: A future where heterosexuality is outlawed to maintain population control.²* NoImmortalInertia: Losing your immortality causes you to revert to your true age.²* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture²* NonhumanLoverReveal²* NonMammalMammaries: Humanoid beings whose females have breasts even though their species realistically wouldn't have any.²* NoPaperFuture²* NorthIsColdSouthIsHot²* NoSeatBelts²* NoSexAllowed: A future where sex is outlawed.²* NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture²* NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus²* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus²* NotDisabledInVR²* NoTechButHighTech²* NoteToSelf²* NoTranshumanismAllowed²* NotSoExtinct²* NotTheNessie²* NotUsingTheZWord: Creatures and monsters are never called by what they essentially are (e.g. a zombie not being called a zombie).²* NotWearingTights: Works depict superheroes as wearing normal clothes instead of costumes.²* NoWarpingZone²* NoWaterproofingInTheFuture: Technology that isn't waterproof.²* NowDoItAgainBackwards²* NuclearNasty²* NukeEm²* NumberedHomeworld²* ObstructiveCodeOfConduct²* OfThePeople²* OlderIsBetter²* OldSchoolDogfight²* OminousFloatingSpaceship²* OminousMessageFromTheFuture²* OnceGreenMars²* OneCharacterMultipleLives²* OneFederationLimit²* OneMythToExplainThemAll²* OneProductPlanet²* OneWorldOrder²* OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap: The artificial product is less expensive than the real thing.²* OnlyFatalToAdults²* OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow²* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow²* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: A person begs another to have sex with them on the grounds that the other person is their only shot at keeping their race from going extinct.²* OperatorIncompatibility²* OppositeSexClone: A clone who is a different gender from the person they're cloned from.²* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica²* OrbitalBombardment²* OrderReborn²* OrganicTechnology²* OrganTheft²* OrionDrive²* OurClonesAreIdentical²* OurDoorsAreDifferent²* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame²* OurGiantsAreBigger²* OurPhlebotinumChild²* OurShowersAreDifferent²* OurWormholesAreDifferent²* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: A future where no one is religious anymore.²* OutOfTimeOutOfMind²* PalsWithJesus²* {{Panspermia}}²* PantheonSitcom²* ParanormalMundaneItem²* PardonMyKlingon: Alien swear words.²* PassionIsEvil²* PatrickStewartSpeech²* {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}}²* PeopleFarms²* PeopleJars²* PeopleZoo: A zoo containing humans.²* PerfectPacifistPeople²* PersecutionFlip²* PersonalityChip²* PersonOfMassDestruction²* PhantasySpelling²* PhantomZonePicture²* PhlebotinumBattery²* PhlebotinumDependence²* PhlebotinumHandlingRequirements²* PhlebotinumInducedSteampunk²* PhlebotinumInducedStupidity²* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs²* PickYourHumanHalf²* PinocchioSyndrome: An artificial being desires to be human or at least be able to feel like a human.²* PlaceOfProtection: A location that magically keeps its inhabitants from harm.²* PlanarShockwave²* PlanetaryParasite²* PlanetEater²* PlanetLooters: Aliens steal resources from other planets.²* PlanetSpaceship²* PlanetTerra²* PlantHair²* PlasmaCannon²* PlausibleDeniability²* PlayingWithSyringes²* PlotRelevantAgeUp²* PlutoIsExpendable: Because Pluto is a dwarf planet, the work of fiction has no trouble with destroying Pluto.²* PopulationControl²* PortalBook²* PortalCut²* PortalNetwork²* PortalPicture²* PortalPool²* PortalSlam²* PortalToThePast²* PortentOfDoom²* PossibleWar²* PostApocalypticDog²* PostModernMagik²* ThePowerOfLove²* PowersThatBe²* PrecursorKillers²* {{Precursors}}²* PrecursorWorship²* PrefersTheIllusion²* ProHumanTranshuman²* ProjectedMan²* ThePromisedLand²* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime²* ProtectivePressure²* ProtocolPeril²* ProudMerchantRace²* ProudScholarRaceGuy²* ProudWarriorRaceGuy²* PsychicChildren²* PsychicLink²* PsychicPowers²* PsychicRadar²* PsychicStarshipPilot²* PsychoactivePowers²* PsychoPrototype²* PsychoSerum²* PullingThemselvesTogether²* PunyEarthlings²* PuppeteerParasite²* PyramidPower²* TheQuest²* QuestForAWish²* RacialRemnant²* RadiationImmuneMutants: A mutated being cannot be harmed by radiation.²* RagnarokProofing²* RaisedAsAHost²* RaiseHimRightThisTime²* RammingAlwaysWorks²* {{Ramscoop}}²* RandomTransportation²* RapidDNATest²* RasterVision²* RayGun²* RaygunGothic²* ReactionlessDrive²* RealEventFictionalCause²* RealityBleed²* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy²* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld²* RecursivePrecursors²* RecursiveReality²* RedAlert²* ReducedToDust²* ReentryScare²* RefugeeFromTVLand²* ReinforceField²* RemoteYetVulnerable²* RemovedAchillesHeel²* TheReptilians²* ResurrectiveImmortality²* RetGone: A person ends up erased from existence along with all memory and evidence of their existence.²* RetroRocket²* RetroUpgrade²* RibcageRidge²* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman²* RidiculousFutureInflation²* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Robots who for some reason have the same needs, behavior, and desires as human beings.²* {{Robeast}}²* {{Robosexual}}: A person who is sexually interested in robots.²* RoboSpeak²* {{Robot}}²* RoboticReveal: A person is revealed to actually be a robot.²* RobotAthlete²* RobotClown²* RobotMaid²* RobotMaster²* RocketlessReentry²* RogueDrone²* {{Room 101}}²* RoswellThatEndsWell²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tropes S-Z]]²* SaharanShipwreck²* SalvagePirates²* SanDimasTime²* SandIsWater²* SandWorm²* SapientCetaceans²* SapientEatSapient²* SapientShip²* SaveTheDayTurnAway²* ScaleOfScientificSins²* ScannableMan²* ScaryDogmaticAliens²* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum²* ScienceDestroysMagic²* ScienceFantasy²* ScienceMarchesOn²* JustForFun/SciFiCounterpart²* ScifiGhetto²* SciFiKitchenSink²* SciFiNameBuzzwords²* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale²* ScrewYouElves: [[CantArgueWithElves A race believing themselves to be superior to all other races]] are told to take their arrogance and shove it.²* ScriptReadingDoors²* SecretGovernmentWarehouse²* SecretHistory²* SecretWar²* SeekerWhiteBloodCells²* SeeThruSpecs²* SelfConstructedBeing²* SelfDefeatingProphecy²* SelfFulfillingProphecy²* SendInTheClones²* TheSeriesHasLeftReality²* {{Sexbot}}: A robot designed to be capable of humans having sex with it.²* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: A shape-shifter manipulates someone into sparing them by taking the form a person their attacker cares about.²* ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis²* ShapeshiftingSquick²* ASharedSuffering²* ShatteredWorld²* SheepInWolfsClothing²* ShinyLookingSpaceships²* ShootingSuperman: Trying to kill or hurt a powerful being with methods that clearly won't do any good.²* ShowingOffTheNewBody²* SignsOfTheEndTimes²* SiliconBasedLife²* SillyReasonForWar²* SilverHasMysticPowers²* SingleBiomePlanet²* SingleLineOfDescent²* SinglePhlebotinumLimit²* SingleSpecimenSpecies²* SingleTaskRobot²* TheSingularity²* SkeletonKey²* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset²* SkepticismFailure²* SkepticNoLonger²* SkySurfing²* SlidingScaleOfMuggleInvolvement²* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic²* SlowTransformation²* SmallUniverseAfterAll²* SmartGun²* SocietyMarchesOn²* SolarFlareDisaster²* SolarSail²* SomeKindOfForceField²* SomeNuttyPublicityStunt²* SomeoneHasToDoIt²* SomethingForEveryone²* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay²* SonicStunner²* SoulJar²* SpaceAmish²* SpaceBase²* SpaceBattle²* SpaceBrasilia²* SpaceCadet²** SpaceCadetAcademy²* SpaceClothes²* SpaceColdWar²* SpaceCossacks²* SpaceElevator²* SpaceElves²* SpaceFighter²* SpaceFillingEmpire²* SpaceFriction²* SpaceIsAir²* SpaceIsAnOcean²* SpaceIsCold²* SpaceIsMagic²* SpaceIsNoisy²* SpaceIsSlowMotion²* SpaceMadness²* SpaceMarine²* SpaceNavy²* SpacePirates²* SpacePlane²* SpacePolice²* SpaceRomans²* SpaceSailing²* SpaceshipGirl²* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt²* SpaceStation²* SpacesuitsAreSCUBAGear²* SpaceTrucker²* SpaceWhale²* SpaceX²* SpecialEffectBranding²* SpeculativeBiology²* SpeculativeDocumentary²* SpeculativeFictionLGBT²* SpellBook²* SpiceOfLife: Spices from other planets.²* SplitAtBirth²* SpockSpeak²* SpontaneousHumanCombustion²* SpoonBending²* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic²* SquareCubeLaw²* StalkerWithATestTube²* StandardAlienSpaceship²* StandardEstablishingSpaceshipShot²* StandardFantasySetting²* StandardHumanSpaceship²* StandardizedSpaceViews²* StandardSciFiArmy²* StandardSciFiFleet²* StandardSciFiHistory²* StandardSciFiSetting²* StandardStarshipScuffle²* StandardTimeUnits²* StarfishAliens²* StarfishLanguage²* StarfishRobots²* StarKilling²* TheStarsAreGoingOut²* StarScraper²* StarshipLuxurious²* StatOVision²* StayWithTheAliens²* StealthInSpace²* SterilityPlague²* StockUnsolvedMysteries²* StoryboardingTheApocalypse²* StoryBreakerPower²* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker²* StrawVulcan²* StreamingStars²* StreetSamurai²* StrongerWithAge²* SubspaceAnsible (FTLRadio)²* SubspaceOrHyperspace²* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien²* SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology²* SummonEverymanHero²* SunkenCity²* SuperBreedingProgram²* SuperCellReception²* {{Superhero}}²* SuperheroesInSpace²* SuperheroSpeciation²* SuperMultiPurposeRoom²* SupernaturalAid²* SupernaturalPhone²* SupernaturalRepellent²* SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaids²* SuperPrototype²* SuperSargassoSea²* SuperSoldier²* SuperSupremacist²* {{Supervillain}}²* SupervillainLair²* SuperweaponSurprise²* SuperWheelchair²* SurroundedBySmartPeople²* SwissArmyAppendage²* TheSymbiote²* SympatheticSentientWeapon²* SyntheticPlague²* TaintedVeins²* TakesOneToKillOne²* TalkingInYourDreams²* TalkingLightbulb²* TarzanBoy²* TechnoDystopia²* TechnologicalPacifist²* TechnologyLevels²* TechnologyUplift²* {{Technopath}}: A person with power over machines.²* TechnoWizard²* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats²* TeleFrag²* TeleportationMisfire²* TeleportersAndTransporters²* TeleportInterdiction²* TelescopingRobot²* TelevisionPortal²* TheTelevisionTalksBack²* TerminallyDependentSociety²* TerminatorImpersonator²* TerminatorTwosome²* TerraDeforming²* {{Terraform}}²* TerrainSculpting²* ThankTheMaker²* ThatsNoMoon²* ThatSoundsFamiliar²* ThemeTable²* ThereAreNoGlobalConsequences²* TheTheocracy²* {{Theotech}}²* TheyCalledMeMad: A laughingstock rambles on how people called them crazy and made fun of them.²* TheyWalkAmongUs²* ThievesGuild²* ThinDimensionalBarrier²* ThinkInText²* ThrownOutTheAirlock²* ThunderboltIron²* TidallyLockedPlanet²* TimeAbyss: A being who is older than all recorded history.²* TimeDilation²* TimeFreezeTrollingSpree²* TimeStandsStill²* TimeTravel²* TinmanTypist²* ToastedBuns²* TokenHeroicOrc: The one member of an evil race who is good.²* TokenHuman²* TokenNonhuman²* TokenRobot²* ToolsOfSapience²* ToServeMan²* TouchOfTheMonster²* TouchTelepathy²* TouchedByVorlons: A human gains powers from being experimented on by aliens.²* TrackingChip²* TractorBeam²* {{Transhuman}}²* TranslationConvention²* TranslatorCollar²* TranslatorMicrobes²* TransplantedHumans²* TrappedInContainment²* TrappedInThePast²* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening²* TreeVessel²* TriggerPhrase²* TripodTerror²* TronLines²* TheTropeHistoryOfTheUniverse²* TroubleFromThePast²* TrueSight²* TrulySingleParent²* TheTunguskaEvent²* {{Twinmaker}}²* TwoDSpace²* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes²* UltimateEvil²* UndeadTaxExemption²* UndergroundCity²* UnevenHybrid²* UngovernableGalaxy²* UnguidedLabTour²* UniquenessDecay²* UnitConfusion²* UnitedEurope²* UnitedNationsIsASuperpower²* UnitedSpaceOfAmerica²* UniversalUniverseTime²* TheUnmasquedWorld²* UnnaturallyBlueLighting²* UnnecessarilyLargeInterior²* UnnecessarilyLargeVessel²* UnpredictableResults²* UnscientificScience²* UnseenPrototype²* UnspecifiedApocalypse²* UnusualUserInterface²* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation²* UnwittingTestSubject²* UpgradeArtifact²* UpliftedAnimal²* UrsineAliens²* UsedFuture²* UselessSuperpowers²* TheUsualAdversaries²* UterineReplicator²* VampireDetectiveSeries²* VampireFiction²* {{Veganopia}}²* VenusIsWet²* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs²* VerticalKidnapping²* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory²* VichyEarth²* ViciousCycle²* VideoPhone²* AVillainNamedZrg²* VillainsBlendInBetter²* VirtualCelebrity²* VirtualDangerDenial²* VirtualTrainingSimulation²* VirusAndCureNames²* VirusVictimSymptoms²* VoiceOfTheResistance²* VolcanicVeins²* WainscotSociety²* WakingUpAtTheMorgue²* WalkingTransplant²* TheWallAroundTheWorld²* WaveMotionGun²* WaybackTrip²* WeaksauceWeakness: A powerful being is vulnerable to an ordinary substance or item.²* WeaponizedExhaust²* WeaponizedTeleportation²* WeaponsThatSuck²* WeAreAsMayflies²* WeCanRebuildHim: An injured person is saved from death by being converted into a cyborg.²* WeirdnessSearchAndRescue²* WeirdScience²* WerewolfWorks²* WetwareBody²* WetwareCPU²* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture²* WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture²* WeWillNotHaveAppendixesInTheFuture²* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture²* WeWillNotUseStageMakeUpInTheFuture²* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture²* WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture²* {{Whatevermancy}}²* WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe²* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove²* WhatWeNowKnowToBeTrue²* WhichMe²* WhoWantsToLiveForever²* WhoYouGonnaCall²* WhyAmITicking²* JustForFun/WhyYouShouldDestroyThePlanetEarth²* TheWildHunt²* WinToExit²* {{Wishplosion}}²* WitchSpecies²* WitchWorks²* AWizardDidIt²* WizardDuel²* WizardsFromOuterSpace²* WonderTwinPowers²* WordsDoNotMakeTheMagic²* TheWorldIsNotReady²* WorldShapes²* WorldSundering²* WorldWarIII²* WorldWarWhatever²* WorthlessYellowRocks²* WrongTimeTravelSavvy²* TheXenophile²* YearInsideHourOutside²* YearOutsideHourInside²* YeOldeNuclearSilo²* YouNoTakeCandle²* YourMagicsNoGoodHere²* YourMindMakesItReal²* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: What's normal in one culture is forbidden in another, or vice versa.²* YourUniverseOrMine²* YouSexyBeast²* {{Zeerust}}: Outdated predictions of what the future will be like.²* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld²* ZeroesAndOnes²* ZeroGSpot²* ZerothLawRebellion²* ZombieStories²[[/folder]]²²[[/index]]²----

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