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Sometimes it's just fun to make fun of a trope. It's fun to screw around with it or find the humor in those tropes. Thus we have the Parodied Trope.

Writers can even spoof their own tropes as a form of Self-Deprecation.

Sometimes this comes in the form of an Exaggerated Trope, or even a Downplayed Trope. Sometimes it overlaps with Zig-Zagging Trope, Inverted Trope, Averted Trope, or Subverted Trope (if the context makes it clear the aversion or subversion is a joke). If the trope is called on by the author, but still used, it's a Lampshade Hanging.

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Compare other kinds of Playing with a Trope, Satire/Parody/Pastiche, Parody, Played for Laughs, Spoof Aesop.

Not to be confused with Parody Tropes (a list of tropes that are parodies themselves).


Tropes that are direct parodies of other tropes.

Parodies go on the left, original tropes on right


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     Comic Books  

  • About anything and everything that's referenced in and is not part of Deadpool's main, or more serious story arcs. A notable thing is that Deadpool not only spoofs and parodies every single comic book trope and cliche known to mankind, but anything that's pop-culture relevant, including pop culture itself is jabbed at.

     Fanfic  

  • Axis Powers Hetalia fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Let's just say the author parodied Hammerspace several times. From clothes to books to Death Notes to flowers, the characters' backs can store them all.

    "It's alright Italia-kun. I always bring spare cosplays with me." He reached into some sort of secret compartment behind his back, pulling out an identical outfit to the one the brunet was currently wearing. Seriously, how do anime characters have such an ability?

    Japan disappeared into a bathroom for a short amount of time before reappearing, now clad in a sharp black suit and tie with a white dress shirt and black pants, taking hexagonal glasses from his pocket—or wherever anime characters store all their stuff—before putting them on.

    "Humph." The larger scoffed back. He then reached into the magical space all anime characters have, whipping out a book conveniently titled 'How to Catch a Runaway Italian'.

    Both reached into the magical space all anime characters have, extracting black notebooks—Japan's having unidentifiable symbols on its cover as Italy's had 'Death Note' clearly printed on it in gothic letters—before taking out pens and colored pencils as well, opening the pages before scrawling in them.

    Giggling, the auburn reached into the magical space all anime characters have, an exquisite bouquet of utmost grandeur popping out from behind his back. "Tada!"

  • Those Lacking Spines loves to parody tropes as much as it loves deconstructing them.

     Film  

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     Literature  

  • Every Discworld novel ever written parodies a common fantasy trope or six.

     Live-Action TV  

     Theatre  

     Video Games  

  • Total Overdose parodies the Hyperspace Arsenal in the opening scene, as Ram carries every single gun in the game in his arms, and a stick of dynamite in his mouth.
  • The online roleplaying game Champions Online includes a parody of the iconic Obama poster which reads "Trope"

     Webcomics  

     Web Original  

     Western Animation  


Alternative Title(s): Parodied

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