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This is a list of wick cleanings mandated by TRS efforts. Please add new work piles to the bottom of the list, so that older efforts have better visibility.

If you're waiting on a TRS slot, finishing off one of these is a great way to open up a spot.

Dates are written in month/day/year format.

Renames — be sure to check the definition of the page(s), many of these were renamed due to misuse.

Image Boards to 4chan: 441 wicks (with 100 additional as Imageboard) as of 08/03/2019

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  • Only wicks directly referring to 4chan need to be changed.

Bigger Bad to Greater-Scope Villain: 1294 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Mommy Issues and Daddy Issues to Freudian Excuse: 387 wicks and 458 wicks respectively as of 08/03/2019

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Fanfic.Sovereign GFC Origins to Fanfic.Origins: 308 wicks as of 08/03/2019


Splits — wicks need to be changed to two or more different tropes

Most require familiarity with works.

Megane to the various Glasses Tropes: 839 wicks as of 08/03/2019

  • Only wicks that directly refer to the fanspeak term should stay

Green Lantern Ring to: 454 wicks as of 08/03/2019

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Toy Ship to Puppy Love: 679 wicks as of 08/03/2019

  • Only wicks that directly refer to the fanspeak term should stay. In-Universe examples go to Puppy Love.

Nerd Glasses to Opaque Nerd Glasses: 1588 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Closer to Earth to its subtropes: 748 wicks (with 11 additional in Down to Earth and 99 additional as Voice of Reason) as of 08/03/2019

Infant Immortality to: 1794 wicks wicks as of 08/03/2019

Incest Is Relative: 1012 wicks as of 08/03/2019

  • Surprise Incest if it involves one or more parties not knowing in advance.
  • Depending on the context, other tropes in the index may apply.

Badass in Charge to its subtropes: 656 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Hidden Badass to its subtropes: 350 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Girly Girl to its subtropes: 827 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Tomboy to its subtropes: 2708 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Mismatched Eyes to its subtropes: 676 wicks (with 26 additional as Heterochromia, 14 additional as Boat Lights, and 2 additional as Odd Eyes) as of 08/03/2019

Wizards and Witches to its subtropes: 90 wicks (with 3 additional as Witches & Wizards) as of 08/03/2019

Might Makes Right to its subtropes: 1176 wicks as of 08/03/2019

The Cynic to its subtropes: 1785 wicks (with 32 additional as The Pessimist) as of 08/03/2019

Ice Queen to its subtropes: 1835 wicks (with 84 additional as Ice King) as of 08/03/2019

The Idealist to its subtropes: 573 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Character Death to the various Death Tropes: 1679 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Moral Dilemma to its subtropes: 238 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Mysterious Woman to its subtropes: 159 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Fanservice Costumes to its subtropes: 67 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Antagonist Abilities to its subtropes: 160 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Badass Grandpa to its subtropes: 2629 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Wrath to its subtropes: 168 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Murder in the Family to its subtropes: 74 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Parental Issues to its subtropes: 1165 wicks as of 08/03/2019

Gender Reveal to its subtropes: 255 wicks as of 08/07/2019

Power Trio to its subtropes: 3037 wicks as of 08/08/2019


Removal — most of the wicks need to be removed, save for special cases

Fetish Fuel: 34 wicks as of 08/03/2019


Cleanup — wicks need to be checked for misuse

Shared Universe cleanup: 1314 wicks as of 08/03/2019

  • This trope is defined as "A fictional universe constructed by multiple writers/creative teams working independently from each other." It is frequently misused as shorthand for any Crossover.

Aristocrats Are Evil cleanup: 2404 wicks as of 08/03/2019

  • "Aristocrat" must be shorthand for "evil" to qualify. Pull Zero Context Examples to the discussion. Kill "aversions" on sight.

Me's a Crowd cleanup: 1684 wicks as of 08/03/2019

  • Me's a Crowd is a plot where the main character duplicates themselves. Examples of self-duplication, in general, should be moved to Self-Duplication.

Implacable Man and The Juggernaut: 3573 (with 63 additional as Implacable Woman) and 2332 wicks (with 15 additional as Juggernaut) as of 08/03/2019

  • Frequently misused for each other. The Implacable Man is slowed by obstacles but finds a way to deal with them. The Juggernaut goes right through them as though they never existed in the first place.

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