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Boring, but Practical Western Animation
Not flashy/great, but still useful.
2 tropes Western Animation
I'm going to create a trope but i don't know if it already exists:
The Main Character(s) Go back in time in a time travel episode to shortly before the event that caused the main conflict.
Here's another: The head of someone (usually an adult) is not shown on camera. I've seen it in New looney tunes.
I don't want to die of Time Travel! (SOLVED) Western Animation
Alice and Bob live in the Bad Future. Alice wants to use Time Travel to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, but Bob wants to stop her because doing so would mean he no longer exists - either because she'll change the past before he was born, and he'll never be born, or because the "Bob" of the changed future won't have the same personality and memories he does. It can also be Bob's a kid, and his parents won't let Alice fix the past.Edited by Mac_R
Brain description Western Animation
Hi, does anyone know if there is a trope where we see sections of a person's brain? Like the picture where we see Homer Simpson's brain where we see words like donuts, etc?
gambit trope Western Animation
One character tempts the other to do something, even though the other doesn't want to, but later succumbs to temptation. I think that should be a thing here?
Faux Theme Song Rewrite Western Animation
A referenced work’s theme song is rewritten and tuned up to sound similar but different from the work it’s referencing (mostly for obvious copyright reasons).
Mostly seen in western shows (sometimes animated) that commonly parody/reference shows of other medium.
Plot specific and character specific Western Animation
1. When the important thing for a character breaks and the story focuses on the journey to "repair" or buy a new thing, with obvious troubles on the way. Examples are 2nd volume of Asterix, Asterixandthe Golden Sickle and 2nd movie of Ernestet Celestine.
2. When the character attempts to do Heroic Sacrafice, but other characters don't want to let them to do it (usually Heroic Sacrafice is averted then), sorta a non-romantic version of Please, Don't Leave Me
Happened in One-Punch Man several times, when Bang attempts to do this against Centipade monster which his brother doesn't allow and when Suiryu holds Saitama, because he is worried about him being killed.
Mistaken for Villain Western Animation
In some new official footage for Nimona, the title character insists on becoming the male lead’s sidekick due to believing he is a villain, which he insists he isn’t. What tropes would one say are on display?
Clone High tropes Western Animation
Trying to identify some tropes from the new season of Clone High:
1. In the present day, the most beautiful and popular girl in school is the clone of Frida Kahlo, who is known for having a unibrow and facial hair. Compare to the first season when the more traditionally attractive Cleopatra was in the position.
2. A clone of Christopher Columbus has shortened his name to Topher Bus in order to distance himself from his more controversial clone-father.
Omnidisciplinary Animal Western Animation
A Funny Animal in a cartoon will exhibit behaviors of several different species of the same family, usually to make it easier to build jokes around it.
I am not the Krusty Krab Western Animation
In-universe, a secondary or minor character believes the main character's real name is the name of their establishment.
Alongside the trope namer Patrick Star, there was also Teddy from Bobs Burgers.
Immediately Discarded Disguise (SOLVED) Western Animation
A hero uses a disguise to infiltrate a place. As soon as he's past the guards/cameras, he'll toss the costume away (or at least remove the helmet) and get back to his usual togs.
In-Universe, it might be because the disguise is physically or psychologically unpleasant, or because the hero doesn't want his friends already inside to think he's a guard.
Out of universe, it's cause the hero's clothes are cooler and easier to recognize.Edited by Mac_R
Glasses Relier Western Animation
A character who usually requires glasses, but don't get contact lenses but keep glasses with them in case they need to read something.
My prime example is Chief Bogo from Zootopia, where he needs glasses for his documents.
(Edit: Sorry everyone, I was referring to Reading Glasses)Edited by The4thSilencer
Being briefly out of options Western Animation
In Frozen, Elsa's kingdom is under attack and she's going to lose it. Then she goes to her sister who's the only hope to save the kingdom. The sister has no interest in helping her.
As Elsa (or maybe Anna, I can't remember who was who) and her love interest and the snowman are walking back, I couldn't help but feel that they were in a brief state of being completely out of options, and that was kind of a unique thing for a Disney film.
I might be remembering it wrong
Speaks Like A Stereotype Western Animation
Is there a trope for when a character who is part of a different culture from the main cast, usually a minor character, has dialogue that is ridiculously, overdone stereotypical of their culture, to the point of being almost nonsensical. For example in Gravity Falls: Lost Legends, when there's G'daybel, who's single line is 'Crikey! You gotta be pulling our wallabies, mate', which any Australian (or anyone, really) knows is nonsense.
Dumb & Gross Boys Western Animation
Do we have a trope for this? Are there enough examples for this to count as a trope?
Dumb & gross boys. Sometimes paired with smart, sensible, saavy & girl bosses. I feel like this trope is frequent in western animation (Nick, Cartoon Network?) because I found it annoying as a kid. Dumb can range from dumb as a rock to airhead/ditz who’s actually smart. By gross I mean: slovenly and/or high amounts of toilet humor—Specifically higher amounts than other characters/or than the female characters. Seems to stem from an “Boys will be boys”/boys are stinky & sweaty and less polite or ‘ladylike’. Examples include Billy from Billy & Mandy, Both Finn & Jake from Adventure Time.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Sony with a Chance but I remember Grady and Nico falling into this and that they kind of played with it a little bit in the episode where Grady’s older brother visits. Aang and Sokka from ATLA both play into this trope a *little* bit though it is subverted? Deconstructed? in the episode where Toph is shown to be “one of the guys” and argues with Katara (also by the whole gang each being very intelligent in their own way). I feel like it probably has some overlap with the Manchild trope but the character doesn’t have to be a grown-up. Likely also overlaps a lot with the Fat slob trope. I’m sorry I can’t think of more examples I found this archetype annoying as a kid & tended to avoid it. I thought of Sponge Bob & Patrick as examples as well but my friend (who has watched much more Sponge Bob than I have) informed me that Sponge Bob is actually very neat and organized. So that may be totally off base or it may depend on the characterization in that episode (because there’s a lot of Sponge Bob right?)
Thank you for the help!
Check the last page, dummy Western Animation
Is there a trope re: a final reveal showing that the last page of a prominent book showed that it was intentionally left for the survivor to learn from? I'm thinking the scrapbook in Pixar's "Up" and the secret recipe notebook from the anime "Poko's Udon World." Probably related to Wham Line.
Rubbing cutlery before meal Western Animation
One of these cartoon things I've never seen in real life (might be a Forgotten Trope) - before eating, the character will noisily rub both sides of his knife against his fork, possibly to sharpen it. The motion works both of a nonverbal demonstration of gluttony, and to clarify that the art, simplified as it is, represents sharp utensils.
Peak human agility. Western Animation