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Hi there! Nice of you to drop by our own page!

Regular visitors here won't need to read the introduction.

If you're not a regular here, TV Tropes is a wiki documenting, in a fairly informal manner, the various conventions of fiction. Our full history can be found on our Timeline page.

Of course, like any sizable work, we've collected our own fair share of tropes.

TV Tropes Tropes:

  • Un-person: Tropers who get banned usually have all of their edits reverted and TLP entries deleted.
  • "Untitled" Title: The No Title article, which is about untitled works.
  • Unusual Euphemism: After someone used it in the Doctor Who invokedFetish Fuel page, the phrase "squiggly feelings" became popular on this very wiki, and, after the Fetish Fuel pages were moved, invokedFetish Fuel Wiki.
  • Verbal Tic: This very wiki, natch.
  • Viewers Are Morons:
    • Prevalent with troper-created puns, which will be pointed out with a Pun or Incredibly Lame Pun Sinkhole (the latter also being incorrect usage), no matter how obvious they are.
    • Examples on trope pages will often link to the very same page the examples are already on. Or, a perfectly fine example will have a second bullet point explaining everything that has already been explained a second time.
    • Tropes will be renamed and page images removed if so much as one person does not understand its relevance to the trope's description, sometimes with accusations of Fan Myopia thrown about no matter if that's actually the case.
    • The wiki has done this occasionally, such as when it changed some invokedUnfortunate Implications titles. Abuse Is Okay If It's Female On Male, for example, was changed because they were afraid people would take it literally (this change was enforced by Google, on threat of pulling all ad revenue), yet some I Thought It Meant titles, such as Men Are the Expendable Gender, are still in play.
  • Visual Pun: Some of the images for our trope articles are this.
  • The Voiceless: Troll Post.
  • Waxing Lyrical: In addition to trope names, tropers will often disguise quotes from the song or show they're discussing as banter-like natter.
  • We Will Use WikiWords in the Future: This very wiki is having this effect, with more readers and editors of the site casually referencing trope names InCamelCase, which in literary (pop culture) discussions are incredibly more recognized as TV Tropes terms. TV Tropes variations of trope names are also becoming more recognizable: After reading a lot of TV Tropes, what sounds more natural — the traditional literary term Bathos, or Narm?
  • What Were You Thinking?: Some editors tend to use this at times as a reaction... and Pothole it to the What Were You Thinking? page.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer…: Let's face it, not everything on this site really lends itself to a wiki format, but you have to give the admins credit for making it happen.
  • Wiki Walk: It's a wiki, what else would you expect? Let's face it, you're probably in the middle of one right now. And that is why TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life. (Tabbed Browsing is the bane of everyone with ADHD.)
  • Word, Schmord!:
  • Worldbuilding: This wiki has a couple of tips on how to help.
  • You Keep Using That Word:
    • Egregious has been used so egregiously on this wiki that it has its own page.
    • Similarly Your Mileage Will Vary is used as a way of referring to Your Mileage May Vary taken up a notch on especially controversial issues that reach a point where there is no middle ground. Your Mileage May Vary comes from car commercials that say consumers might get a different amount of mileage than is advertised, and on this wiki, means that viewers might not agree with the statement. Using "Your Mileage Will vary" implies unanimous disagreement rather than inevitable controversy.
    • The word Trope does not come from TV Tropes, and like "subversion" its meaning in the real world is different than on this site. In reality, "trope" does not mean "storytelling device" but "the use of a word to have a meaning different than the usual one."

Alternative Title(s): This Very Wiki, TV Tropes Wiki, Television Tropes And Idioms