Some tropes can be pretty broad in scope, enough to cover one or more Sub Tropes under them.
Let's say you have tropes for "Scarf Juggling" and "Knife Juggling". Just plain "Juggling" would be the Super Trope for both of them. The key point is that the definition of a sub trope must include the definition of the super trope, just with special qualifiers that make it distinct.
In logic terms, the Super Trope would be the genus, and the sub tropes the differentia.
Now even if the definition must be included, that doesn't necessarily mean every example must be. In most cases, every sub trope example would also count as an example of the super trope, but there are some exceptions due to the nature of some tropes. Pink Product Ploy includes the definition of Pink Means Feminine, but as an aspect to sell products, not to make the products fit the trope (so something considered masculine wouldn't be the super trope just because it's colored pink; its merely relying on the color association to appear feminine). Fortunately it's always best to list sub trope examples on their sub trope pages instead of their supertrope ones,note so you needn't worry about whether every example fits is super trope(s).
This is also important, as a Missing Supertrope can lead to people thinking a trope is broader than it is.
Do not confuse this with indexes. That is when listing when pages have common elements. Though not only can indexes have super and sub pages, a super trope can be an index if it has enough sub tropes.
Compare Sister Trope.
A Sample of Super Tropes And Their Sub Tropes
- Action Hero (Action Girl, Action Pet, Hollywood Action Hero and Nerd Action Hero)
- Anomalous Art (Creepy Changing Painting, Living Statue, Phantom Zone Picture, Portal Picture and Spooky Painting)
- Appropriate Animal Attire (all the Animal Clothing Tropes)
- Ass Pull (Deus ex Machina and Diabolus ex Machina)
- Bigger Is Better
- Body Snatcher (Body Surf, Clone by Conversion, Demonic Possession, Familial Body Snatcher, "Freaky Friday" Flip, Freaky Friday Sabotage, Grand Theft Me, People Puppets, Puppeteer Parasite and Raised as a Host)
- Cap (Absurdly High Level Cap, Absurdly Low Level Cap, Arbitrary Augmentation Limit, Arbitrary Headcount Limit, Character Name Limits and One Bullet at a Time)
- Character Focus (A Day in the Limelight)
- Chekhov's Gun
- The Chosen One (Birthmark of Destiny, The Chosen Many, The Chosen People, The Chosen Wannabe, The Chosen Zero, The Chooser of The One, It Sucks to Be the Chosen One, Legacy of the Chosen, Multiple-Choice Chosen, Only the Chosen May Ride, Only the Chosen May Wield, The Poorly Chosen One and The Unchosen One)
- Closer to Earth (Magical Asian, Magical Negro and White Male Lead)
- Death from Above (Colony Drop, Kill Sat and Orbital Bombardment)
- Eating the Enemy (Cannibalism Superpower, Fed to the Beast, and You Are Who You Eat)
- Eldritch Abomination (Adaptational Abomination, Adorable Abomination, Animalistic Abomination, Botanical Abomination, Eldritch Location, Eldritch Starship, Humanoid Abomination, Mechanical Abomination and Undead Abomination)
- The Face (The Chick, The Heart, Team Dad and Team Mom)
- A Friend in Need (Good Samaritan, I Got You Covered, Changed My Mind, Kid, Financial Test of Friendship, Gondor Calls for Aid, and Greater Need Than Mine)
- Ideal Hero (All-Loving Hero, The Cape, Captain Patriotic and Knight in Shining Armor)
- Jerkass (Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk)
- Like Father, Like Son (Daddy's Little Villain, Follow in My Footsteps, Generation Xerox, Heroic Lineage, In the Blood, Lamarck Was Right, Lineage Comes from the Father, Loser Son of Loser Dad, Not So Different, Overlord Jr., Pursuing Parental Perils, Secret Legacy, Shared Family Quirks and Turn Out Like His Father)
- Living a Double Life
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places (Auto Erotica, Elevator Going Down, Mile-High Club, Professionals Do It on Desks, Two-Person Pool Party, Zero-G Spot)
- Nature Is Not a Toy (The Power of the Sun)
- No-Harm Requirement (Bring It Back Alive, Can't Kill You, Still Need You, I Want Them Alive, Sheathe Your Sword and Thou Shall Not Kill)
- Pink Means Feminine (Pink Girl, Blue Boy and Princesses Prefer Pink)
- Pretty Boy
- Removing the Rival (Murder the Hypotenuse and Crippling the Competition)
- Rule of Index
- Secret Identity
- Shades of Conflict (Black and White Insanity, Black-and-White Morality and Grey-and-Gray Morality).
- Show, Don't Tell (Informed Attribute and That Makes Me Feel Angry)
- Significant Wardrobe Shift (Fanservice Pack, Expository Hairstyle Change, Evil Costume Switch, Fanservice Pack, Good Costume Switch and Important Haircut)
- Three Approach System (Balance, Speed, Strength Trio, Combat, Diplomacy, Stealth, Damager, Healer, Tank, Fighter, Mage, Thief and Physical, Mystical, Technological)
- Tropical Island Adventure (Aloha, Hawaii!, East Indies, Hula and Luaus and Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!)
- A "True" Hero (The Real Heroes)
- Upsetting the Balance (Balance Between Good and Evil, The Problem with Fighting Death, Butterfly of Doom)