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Birthday Tropes

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All the tropes concerning your special day.

See also Party at My Index.


  • Birthday Buddies: Two or more characters share the same birthday.
  • Birthday Episode: An episode where a character's birthday is celebrated.
    • Ageless Birthday Episode: A character's birthday is celebrated in the episode, but it isn't stated how old the character is now.
  • Birthday Hater: A character who dislikes getting old and celebrating their own birthday.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Just because it's the person's birthday doesn't mean they won't suffer on their special day.
  • Birthday Party Goes Wrong: A birthday celebration is going horribly, so the birthday person ends up unhappy, dissatisfied or disillusioned.
  • Celebration Miscalculation: For when the celebration in question is for a birthday.
  • Dangerous 16th Birthday: A character's sixteenth birthday has them imperiled.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Birthday: A character doesn't know their own birthdate.
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  • Encouraged Regifting: A character gives someone a gift they know will be given away.
  • Forgotten Birthday: Characters don't remember that it's another character's birthday.
  • Happy Birthday to You!: A song that is usually sung on someone's birthday.
  • The Hero's Birthday: The story begins with the announcement that it's the main character's birthday, and often it's the day they reach adulthood.
  • Ironic Birthday: A person feeling miserable has to pretend to enjoy their birthday party when their friends throw a party against their wishes.
  • Leap Day: A character whose birthday is on February 29th.
  • Never Had a Birthday Party: A character has never had a birthday party, and others will try to rectify this.
  • Not-So-Forgotten Birthday: The birthday person's friends pretend to forget it's their birthday to ensure that the person is surprised by the planned party.
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  • One-Person Birthday Party: Someone celebrates their birthday alone due to having no friends.
  • Significant Birth Date: A character has a birthday that is symbolic to their character or to the plot.
  • Surprise Party: Characters throw a surprise party for someone's birthday.


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