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Honesty Isn't Always The Best Policy
A situation where a character needs it explained to him that honesty isn't necessarily always a good thing. Not necessarily Brutal Honesty, but more along the lines of "Bob, you use your real name as your username on every site you're on, no wonder your inbox is 99% spam!"
Or Bob has had several job interviews, and not a single successful one. It turns out that he doesn't go into any form of self-aggrandizement, never attempts to disguise a Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job through Exact Words, and says "I don't know" to any question he doesn't know the answer to rather than guessing or lying his way through it. As a result the job always goes to people who are able to better present themselves even if their skills are of similar level, but Bob maintains his ways, thinking that it's better he not get the job than get it and then be confronted with a situation he can't handle but claimed he could.
Beams coming from inside before destruction
You know that one. Before a major creature or an object gets destroyed, beams of light come out of it.
Examples include killing enderdragon in Minecraft, killing prime bosses in Ultrakill, or when killing the final boss in The Legend of Zelda, Tears of Kingdom.
I'm sure other media has this happening as well.
during an opening sequence, while the main characters and setting appears, there's barely any credits to be found, there may be a few for the voice actors or in an anime/manga, a mention of the magazine they originated from, but for the most part, there's just the imagery and the logo, especially common in the 80s/90s for Western CartoonsEdited by Richglitch27
"Living Up To An Ideal" Failure
Is there a trope for a character failing to live up to the values he believes in, but without being a hypocrite? e.g. Bob the accountant takes his son to "manly" activities like shooting or the gym, but he's such an scrawny, unathletic weakling that he can't get actually succeed any of those activities (can't hit the target, can't lift the lightest weights, etc.), giving his son the impression that those activities are wastes of time.
For instance, in this SMBC, an ant tries to teach his kids about the value of hard work. But, since all hard work got him was a Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job, they naturally don't believe him even though he is a hard worker.
Similarly, in Foxtrot Roger the Bumbling Dad takes his kids out on Horrible Camping Trip after Horrible Camping Trip thinking to teach them self-reliance. He definitely tries to be self-reliant, but after one fishing trip the only thing to eat is the canned food the kids thought to bring with them.
Sorta Fatal Version of Put On a Bus
A character dies, but since the setting allows for resurrection, it's hinted that they might be revived in the future. It's sorta like a fatal version of Put on a Bus, but the death is temporary unlike Bus Crash.
Shouldn’t there be a trope that’s an inverse to Adaptational protagonist? Like a minor character become the main villain of the story in a adaptation of a work.
Silent Sorrow Webcomic
When there aren't any onomatopias or speech bubbles, but it's all still almost audible somehow.
You see this rather frequently; a character runs / drives / whatevers up an opening drawbridge, the audience watch with baited breath as the character takes a leap... and clears the bridge's other side.
Alternatively, the Surprisingly Realistic Outcome happens and the character falls.
Do we have this?
What's the trope where characters/things which SHOULD BE incredibly visible are somehow not?
In The Seven Deadly Sins, three characters (Meliodas, Elizabeth, and Hawk) are walking down a path in the countryside. There are open clearings, copses of trees, and so on.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, they are surprised by a giant boot stomping on the ground in front of them. The boot belongs to the giant girl Diane, who is 30 feet tall. That they somehow just....didn't see until she nearly stepped on them.
What's the trope for this sort of "the camera didn't show it so the characters can't see it" type of invisibility?
The Telephone Game
Is there a trope for when information gets from Character A to Character B by relaying it via multiple people? Like in the children's game "Telephone" (also called "Chinese Whispers," I'm told) where a bunch of kids sit in a circle and one kid says something to the person on their left, and that kid repeats it to the person on *their* left, and so on, until it comes back to the first person, and often (but not always) the message has gotten distorted beyond recognition along the way?
Example: There's a bit in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where Ron wants Harry to know about the dragon task, but he can't tell him directly because Harry is angry at him, so he tells another Gryffindor who tells somebody and so forth until word gets to Harry that he should be in the Forbidden Forest at a certain time.
Vibrant colours = Important object
A scene is presented in a dull, almost black and white colour scheme. However, one element in the scene is given a bright colour, to signify its importance to the plot and direct the observer's attention.
A character's depression is signified by them not putting any effort into how they look or dress. Like Beard of Sorrow, but for the entire body instead of facial hair.
A character is able to clearly hear another talking to them when realistically, they shouldn't.
For example, if they're standing a fair distance apart in windy weather or someone's on the phone while in a loud party, yet the other person can always hear them clearly.
Literally punching Cthulhu in the face
What I'm wondering is, do we have a trope for when a villain either not given to physical combat (because they're a chessmaster or a puppetmaster or whatever) or so magically or eldritchly powerful that physical combat is generally irrelevant, suddenly has to deal with someone punching them in the face or otherwise subjecting them to a physical beating?
The examples I can think of are when Holmes and Moriarty end up duking it out over the Falls, or when Fin Raziel just hauls off and punches Bavmorda in the face in Willow.Edited by Robbery
Rich, but can't touch their money
Is there a trope for when a character is wealthy on paper, but can't actually use their money. For instance, the money is in a trust fund that they can't touch until they reach a certain age.Edited by SharkToast
A gag where a list of something consists mainly of a single object, usually making up every other entry or using synonyms (often repeated at the end for good measure).
e.g. "What do you like about the adventurer's life, Blood Knight?" "I'd say the fighting, the friends, the fighting, the adventures, the fighting, the money, the fighting, the scenery, the fighting, the women, the fighting... oh, and the fighting too."
Action scene intercut with dramatic scene
An action scene and dramatic scene are put together to increase the overall tension.
This would probably be more of a Trivia item than a proper trope, but do we have anything cataloging when someone is credited for something they did not work on? I know this has been rather common in music over the years (e.g. Sepultura, Nirvana, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, ect.) but I imagine undeserved credits have been given on Films and for TV before as well.
Character becomes the new main character after the former main leaves.
Is there a trope in which the main character is removed from a show and one of the other cast member is promoted as the new main character?