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Tropes about the original purpose of numbers, counting things. High overlap with the Index of Lists, because they have a natural ordering and ordering creates lists.

Some overlap with Competition Index, because counting is a way to track things to be competed against. Also Time Tropes and the Clock Index because time is measured numerically, making it easy thing to count with.

One, Two, Three, Four, Go!, is not one of these tropes. It's a witty name, not directly describing the trope.


Related indexes:
  1. Math Tropes
  2. Number Tropes
  1. Body-Count Competition: Competing to see who can kill more people.
  2. Counting Bullets: A character counts the number of bullets fired from their gun.
  3. Counting to Potato: Someone counts in an incorrect or nonsensical manner, commonly by listing numbers out of order or substituting numbers with random words.
  4. Counting to Three
  5. Counting Sheep
  6. Episode Code Number
  7. Good with Numbers
  8. "Jar of Jellybeans" Contest
  9. Kill Tally
  10. Old-Timey Cinema Countdown: The old, projection-style countdown before a film.
  11. One, Two, Skip a Few: Skipping numbers either on purpose or inadvertently.
  12. On Three
  13. Population: X, and Counting: Population signs that update in real time.
  14. Scoring Points
  15. Take a Number
  16. Tally Marks on the Prison Wall
  17. Ten Paces and Turn
  18. Three... Two... One...
  19. Too Many Halves: Describing a person using fractions that don't add up, like saying they have aspects making up more than two halves.
  20. Two Words: Added Emphasis: A character makes their point by saying "Two (or any other number of) words", followed by a statement made of that many words.
  21. Two Words: I Can't Count: An attempt at Two Words: Added Emphasis that doesn't work well because the number of words used isn't the same as the number of words the speaker said would be used.
  22. Unusual Chapter Numbers
  23. X Days Since