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An index that has to deal with anyone or anything that is remotely annoying in any form and any way.

Compare: Scrappy Index and That One Index

Contrast Admiration Tropes.


  • Annoying Laugh: Exactly What It Says on the Tin, a laugh which has an annoying characteristic
  • Annoying Patient: An ill character makes life for their caregiver miserable
  • Annoying Video-Game Helper: A video game has an NPC who is supposed to be helping the player, but they tend to bug the player by giving useless tips, giving hints the player has already figured out or repeatedly reminding them to do stuff they haven't taken care of immediately after being informed it needs to be done.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: A child who irritates their older sibling.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: A video game has features to prevent failure from angering the player too much.
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  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: typically providing little or no information, or misleading information
  • Bratty Half-Pint: A child who acts selfish and mean to everyone.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: A teenage girl who acts ungrateful and rude to her parents.
  • Classic Video Game "Screw You"s: Video game elements that are practically designed to frustrate the hell out of the player.
  • Copycat Mockery: Annoying someone by crudely imitating them.
  • Critical Annoyance: An annoying sound that plays in a video game when you're low on health or close to failing.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: An adorable character who's every bit as shrill.
  • Dripping Disturbance: The sound of a dripping faucet keeps you awake, or distracts from doing something else
  • Ear Worm: A character gets an annoying song stuck in their head.
  • Embarrassed by a Child: A child blurts out information people knew, but didn't want to admit, or admit publicly
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  • Escort Mission: A video game level where the objective is to guide an NPC to the end of the level while protecting them from enemies and obstacles that may harm them. Can especially be irritating if it's difficult to stop the NPC from getting into danger for one second.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: A character is disliked for being a politically incorrect portrayal of a minority.
  • Fake Difficulty: The game's difficulty comes from unfair conditions that the player can't control.
  • Flipping the Table: Someone throws the table over in response to getting annoyed.
  • Fly Crazy: Going to desperate lengths to get rid of the flying insect bothering you.
  • The Gadfly: A character who often says things that make fun of or provoke other people
  • Garrulous Growth: A sentient talking boil (or pimple, zit, wart, tumor) appears on a character's body. They're usually extremely annoying and embarrassing.
  • Goddamned Bats: Video game enemies that aren't difficult to defeat, but are still annoying to deal with because of their tendency to not leave the player alone.
  • Goddamned Boss: A boss fight where the boss annoyingly keeps evading the player's attacks.
  • Gratuitous Mariachi Band: A Mariachi band pops ups repeatedly throughout the work and tend not to leave the protagonist(s) alone.
  • Guide Dang It!: A video game is frustrating to play when you can't figure out what to do without consulting a walkthrough.
  • Leave Me Alone!: Requests to stop receiving unwanted assisance, which may turn out badly for refusing
  • Luck-Based Mission: A video game level that can only be won by random chance, which will inevitably lead to frustration when the level decides to end with the player losing.
  • Most Annoying Sound: A constant sound from a video game or toy that gets on your nerves real fast.
  • Musical Number Annoyance: One or more characters get annoyed whenever a musical number happens.
  • Nintendo Hard: A video game is frustratingly difficult.
  • Offing the Annoyance: Killing someone for being annoying.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: A character encounters an "alternate" version of themselves that they greatly dislike
  • Peeve Goblins: A creature responsible for mundane annoyances.
  • Platform Hell
  • Rage Quit: Someone gets so fed up by their inability to succeed that they angrily quit.
  • Replacement Scrappy: A character is seen as an irksome and therefore inferior substitute to a beloved character that they've taken the place of.
  • The Scrappy: A character who is at least nigh-universally hated because the audience finds them annoying.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: A gameplay mechanic that most players find irritating.
  • Small, Annoying Creature
  • Static Electricity
  • Stop Copying Me: You get annoyed by someone imitating you.
  • Take This Job and Shove It: A character gets so fed up with their job that they angrily quit.
  • That One Achievement: A video game achievement or trophy that frustrates the player because it's really tricky to unlock.
  • That One Attack: A boss fight has one difficult-to-dodge attack that instantly kills the player.
  • That One Boss: A boss that is frustratingly hard to defeat.
  • That One Level: A video game level that causes frustration because it's insanely hard to beat.
  • That One Puzzle
  • That One Sidequest
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: A guest who proves annoying because they overstay their welcome and refuse to go away.
  • Timed Mission: When a video game level has to be beaten within a time limit, frustration will surely be compounded the less time you have.
  • Torment by Annoyance
  • Trade Snark
  • Treacherous Checkpoint
  • Trial-and-Error Gameplay: A video game where it's annoyingly easy to make the wrong choice.
  • Troll: A person who gets a kick out of annoying others.
  • Try Everything
  • Unwanted Assistance: A person is annoyed because other people's attempts at helping them are anything but helpful.


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