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This is a list of wick cleanings mandated by TRS efforts. Please add new workpiles 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.

Kuudere to Sugar-and-Ice Personality: 595 wicks as of 07/01/2018

  • Unless it refers to the fanspeak term, in which case it can stay

Dojikko to Cute Clumsy Girl: 79 wicks as of 07/01/2018

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

Image Boards to 4chan: 428 wicks (with 95 additional as Imageboard) as of 07/01/2018

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

Bigger Bad to Greater-Scope Villain: 2156 wicks as of 07/01/2018

Mommy Issues and Daddy Issues to Freudian Excuse: 379 wicks and 378 wicks respectively as of 07/01/2018

Base Breaker to Base-Breaking Character: 547 wicks as of 07/01/2018

Fanfic.Sovereign GFC Origins to Fanfic.Origins: 314 wicks as of 07/01/2018


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

Most require familiarity with works.

Megane into the various Glasses Tropes: 803 wicks as of 07/01/2018

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

Green Lantern Ring to: 434 wicks as of 07/01/2018

Toy Ship into Puppy Love: 649 wicks left as of 07/01/2018

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

Nerd Glasses into Opaque Nerd Glasses: 1435 wicks remaining as of 07/01/2018

Closer to Earth to its subtropes: 688 wicks left (with 7 additional in Down Toearth and 80 additional as Voice of Reason) as of 07/01/2018

Infant Immortality to: 2130 wicks left as of 07/01/2018


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

Fetish Fuel: 178 wicks (including around 15 wicks that are either locked, archive, or ghost wicks, or this page) as of 07/01/2018


Clean Up - wicks need to be checked for misuse

Shared Universe cleanup: 1111 wicks as of 07/01/2018

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

Aristocrats Are Evil cleanup: 2122 wicks as of 07/01/2018

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

Me's a Crowd wick cleaning: 1468 wicks as of 07/01/2018

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

Implacable Man and The Juggernaut: 3248 (with 51 additional as Implacable Woman) and 2073 wicks (with 14 additional as Juggernaut) as of 07/01/2018

  • 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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