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2 32Exempt From Physics
A character's actions do not conform to the physics of their world.
Created: Dec 7th 2012 at 1:19:14 PM
8 76Feigned Trope (grabbed by AmourLeFou) (needs more examples)
Character deceives another into believing a trope is in effect, or has occurred. [A new Trope Trope / Playing With A Trope item.] Example Scope crowner
Created: Aug 23rd 2020 at 10:18:43 AM
5 58The "One Job!" Mistake
Some jobs just can't be trusted to certain people.
Created: Feb 9th 2015 at 1:11:34 PM
4 75Smart, Dumb, and In-Between (Adopted by IkeaHan)
A Smart Guy, The Ditz, and the person who is just average intellectually.
Created: Apr 19th 2022 at 6:23:37 AM
5 36Deep Freeze Death
A character is killed by their body being completely frozen. Title Crowner
Created: Mar 21st 2017 at 7:43:29 AM
2 23Abusive Monster Metaphor
A character is forced to live with a monster in an allegory for toxic relationships
Created: Jul 24th 2022 at 2:49:56 PM
10 66Massive Numbered Offspring
A character has a large number of children. (launching Apr 2)
Created: Aug 22nd 2019 at 2:42:43 PM
1 40Judaism And Jewish Culture In Media
Media with a heavy focus on Jewish people, culture, and religion.
Created: Jan 20th 2021 at 6:53:05 AM
7 45Abrahamic God Archetype
A character modeled after the Abrahamic God.
Created: Nov 7th 2020 at 1:19:58 PM
5 32Mutilate The Body
Dismembering a corpse before disposing of it, often by dispersing the bits.
Created: Jun 10th 2011 at 10:15:30 AM
0 57Outlived The Premise
A series outlasts its original premise.
Created: Jan 8th 2016 at 4:59:06 AM
7 72Instantly Dated (Adopted by ImperialMajestyXO)
Real Life undercuts a plot point before a work is released
Created: Apr 10th 2019 at 4:24:59 AM
23 34Queer Since Childhood
An LGBTQ+ character shows Early Personality Signs.
Created: Mar 18th 2011 at 12:04:16 AM
0 6Subtitles Instead Of Dialog
Subtitles used to convey dialog without voice acting within a medium that normally has voice acting.
Created: Sep 5th 2014 at 11:45:09 AM
3 24Twisting The Prophecy
When you can't fight fate, but you can twist it into something more favourable. - Launching 7th April
Created: Sep 15th 2015 at 12:10:30 PM
12 21Handkerchief Comfort And Blowing
Character A offers crying Character B a handkerchief and/or substitute similar to a handkerchief or Character A has a handkerchief and/or substitute similar to a handkerchief to comfort him/herself with while crying
Created: Jun 13th 2022 at 5:37:31 AM
23 39Gender-Nonconforming Equals Gay (grabbed by AmourLeFou)
Deviation from gender roles is stereotyped as a sign of homosexuality.
Created: Mar 22nd 2020 at 12:35:04 AM
30 40Our Monsters Are Unstereotypical
Fantastic character has a very unstereotypic attribute.
Created: Jun 2nd 2011 at 6:44:09 PM
6 32Renowned For Their Hair
A character's comely hair is a defining character trait.
Created: Sep 1st 2018 at 5:21:34 PM
A character's comely hair is a defining character trait.Sponsor: Jess0312 Created: Sep 1st 2018 at 5:21:34 PM Last reply: May 29th 2022 at 2:42:50 PM by BoltDMC View draft
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29 42Assumed Trope (Up for Grabs) (needs more examples)
A new Playing With A Trope entry for when a character mistakenly thinks (without being deceived) that a trope is happening. CROWNER
Created: Jun 8th 2021 at 12:57:07 AM