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These are the "Mad-Libs" tropes. Each of these tropes is a basic concept + one element that changes (represented by "X" or a similar placeholder). For Title Tropes, such as Character Name and the Noun Phrase, this is simply a matter of filling in the blank(s). For Stock Phrases, this becomes [structure of the phrase] + X, where X = [any word].

In a way, these are quintessential tropes, as easy storytelling devices. Fill in the blank, and BAM! instant recognition.

Compare Snowclones, the trope-naming equivalent of these Stock Phrases.

Not to be confused with "X" Makes Anything Cool or Let X Be the Unknown.

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    Plot/Characterization Tropes that follow this pattern 

    Title Tropes and Naming Conventions that follow this pattern 

    Stock Phrases that follow this pattern