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There a trope for vomit being used as a weapon? Since we already have Fartillery...
Victim is being stalked by monster/killer/ancient and terrifying evil, who is hiding in the shadows or somesuch. Just when they think they're safe, monster leaps out. Victim starts screaming and then...the monster/killer/ancient and terrifying evil starts screaming or roaring too. Also often played for comedy, as in the end of Scary Movie 2 or with Doctor Rockso in Metalocalypse. Is there a trope for this?
Is there a trope where a character believes that everything around him is fake? A certain variation includes someone who never believes anything on TV or the internet must be fabricated just because it can be staged or photoshopped. This person isn't paranoid, but rather just believes nothing around him is fabricated and jaded because of it.
My wifey and I have a name for sequels that are BAD, but would have been adequate, or even GOOD if it weren't connected to the obviously superior previous installments. We call it "Godfather 3 Syndrome".
Many people agree that the Godfather Part III was the worst of the sequels. Some even go so far as to pronounce it so bad it's horrible. But most people I speak to agree that the film would have actually made a decent movie if it were just a random Mafia flick about an retired Don attempting to go straight. If the lead wasn't actually Al Pacino, playing Michael Corleone, it would have been a great movie. But it suffered by comparison.
Is there a trope for this? My lovely spouse and I use this term now to apply to everything. "That was probably a decent restaurant, but since it's a franchise of [Fancy Restaurant Chain] it just suffers from Godfather 3 Syndrome...". "That would have been a better show if it wasn't an Aaron Sorkin project. I guess I just expected better". It's LIKE Sequelitis, except that the sequel is actually GOOD, just not as good as what's come before.
I'd add it to YKTTW, but I'm not sure if Godfather 3 Syndrome is a clear name for it. Or what you'd even call it if not Godfather 3 Syndrome. [shrugs]Edited by Draconius
Projectrho said "If you want to do the job right, work backwards. Decide what type of universe you want for your book, figure out what implications it must have, then figure what constraints on the FTL will create the desired implications. Finally add a bit of colorful technobabble to describe the cause.
If you want to explore uncharted terrain, work forwards. Create a few unusual constraints, spend some time deducing some implications from the constraints, and see what sort of SF universe flows from the implications. You might stumble over an interesting universe for your next novel and/or game." Is there a trope for the second one where someone makes the rules for their setting, then works out what the setting is like?
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Okay, so I *know* this has got to be a trope. Somewhere.
Anywhooz you have one/small group of amateurs at something- mostly combat (ninjas!), but sometimes also a sport- and something happens to everyone who was more experienced then them, leaving the amatuers to save the day.
Not Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, as this is specifically about the fact that one/small group is an amateur, and the more experienced people have failed.
Thank you for your time tropers~
Okay, I really can't imagine this doesn't exist, but I didn't see it in any of the relevant categories I could think of. Is there a specific trope for the "Mwahaha! I'll force the princess to marry me!" plot? Like what happens in The Princess Bride or Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?
It's often (but not always) a subtrope of Abduction Is Love, but neither the name nor the description for that trope mention marriage. It can also be a subtrope of I Have You Now, My Pretty, but where that article mentions forced marriage, the link goes to Shotgun Wedding, which is about a couple being forced to marry by relatives because the bride is pregnant. Arranged Marriage is mostly about the real-world kind of arranged marriage where the marriage is just set up by the couple's parents.
A trope where someone claims to dislike something, disapproves of it, or outright looks down their nose at it...but secretly they actually like or do that very thing. Closely related: where someone makes a claim like this specifically to keep people from guessing they like or do said activity. Do We Have This One?
Is there actually a trope where You basically have Animal Shopkeepers in what is otherwise a very human(oid) world? Those animals can be anthropomorphic, the regular talking animal variety, or just very normal animal that has the uncanny ability to run a shop all on their own without help from a human being.
This trope wouldn't count if they were in a world where everyone else were animals. Just when they're in a world where it would be considered a little unusual once you notice that about everyone else is human, and you get to wondering where those anthropomorphic animals came from. or the fact that apparently nobody else finds it odd that a normal-looking parrot or a cat is able to run a shop all on their own, with apparently no human owner in sight.
What is it called when someone is very arrogant and thinks that he's better than anyone else?