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Success due to predecessor
A character only became successful / got to where they are today / has their skillset because of their predecessor/mentor's actions or involvement in their life.
Too Smart To Be You
A character's accomplishments are rightly or wrongly dismissed by someone who thinks it is beyond the former's capabilities.
- Rogue Sun: Dylan makes another kid named Reggie do his English paper for him. However, Dylan's teacher is able to deduce the paper was not done by Dylan because it contains the word "facetiously", a word Dylan clearly does not know the meaning of.
Punching a Screen
A character is looking at a screen of some sort (like a TV, a monitor, a tablet, or a smartphone), and it displays something (or someone) the character really doesn't like. The character gets so enraged that they punch the screen (or if a smartphone, chuck it at the floor), cracking the glass and maybe breaking the machine altogether.
Is there something like this here? I couldn't find it.
What the character who never expresses emotions and doesn't changes his blank expression?
Trevor is the utterly calm, collected, expressionless, serious, reserved and focused person who (obviously) absolutely never expresses any emotions, doesn't loses his temper and (hence follows) doesn't changes his completely constantly unemotional, calm, serious and relaxed expression, behavior and slow, smooth, deep and muffled voice. Even as a child, he hardly ever smiled or cried. But he is the good man and really feels emotions, just his collected, phlegmatic nature makes it very difficult to express them.Edited by Usterman
2 person mirror punch Anime
Two allies punch an opponent at the same time in the same area(usually the stomach) in a mirroring pose for a combo attack.
Always a dramatic finisher and sends the opponent flying.
"The Only Way That Could've Been Worse Is If ... " Live Action TV
Does a trope page exist for this common trope/structure in TV:
1. Plot Point A happens.
2. Plot Point B happens.
3. Character A begins to update Character B, saying Plot Point A happened
4. Character B starts laughing, saying, jokingly, "Wow, the only way that could've been worse is if [Plot Point B were to happen]."
5. Character A helplessly shrugs or otherwise indicates that's exactly what DID happen.
6. Character B starts going into hysterics.Edited by WCityMike
Shocking Blanket Pull Moment
A character pulls off a blanket / sheet from something / someone and is surprised / shocked by what they find. Such as: a another character doing something unexpected or awkward like sleeping or masturbating; a dead body; an animal or monster; a bomb or weapon; etc.
More fitting YMMV?
YMMV.Pokemon Scarlet And Violet.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: For Violet's endgame Pok閙on: The Future Pok閙on are a source of contention in the fanbase. The Ancient Pok閙on have unique names and unique design ideas, like Sandy Shocks having iron dust "hair" or Roaring Moon being feathered. The future Pok閙on on the other hand are all given an "Iron" prefix and turned into robotic versions of their current-day versions. Not only is the repeated concept of "robot Pok閙on" noticeable compared to the more varied Scarlet designs, it also wastes potential as there are other futuristic and sci-fi concepts besides robots that they could have played on.
This is misuse as TWAPGC is about lack of screentime, not lazy/uncreatively used concepts. They get as much screentime as their Scarlet counterparts so further proof of misuse.
TWAPGC cleanup said to take this here as "the gist that one version's Pokemon are boring, uninspired, and repetitive compared to the other's more original forms is worth noting in some fashion." Anything it may fit?
Idle Rich Get a Job
Characters who didn't need to work because of their wealth now have to get jobs.
Small Girl Big Hammer?
Alright, Long story short, a Gnoggin video on the Tinkaton line was recently released and in it, Lockstin had pointed out a lot of example of young girls wielding hammers in media including the obvious cases (Amy Rose, Poppy) and the one other case that sprang to my min when I first saw the line (Felicia).
Therefore I want to ask if a case can be made for a hammer specific subtrope to Pint-Sized Powerhouse or Cute Bruiser that doubles as a sibling trope to Small Girl, Big Gun before putting such a trope on the TLP?Edited by MorningStar1337
A civilization made up of essentially a bunch of smaller sub-civilizations. Each sub-civilization is a Planet of Hats that has its own unique culture and provides a unique service for the greater civilization/everyone else as a whole; one sub-civilization grows food and is known as rustic agrarians, another is the leader in science and has the most advanced technology, another is populated by Proud Warrior Race Guys and provides soldiers, etc. Not quite a Fantastic Caste System as this involves geography and citizenship rather than social stratification, though similar in principle.
Examples include Panem and its component Districts from The Hunger Games, Trantor and its domes from Isaac Asimov's Foundation books, and the Nine Houses from The Locked Tomb.Edited by Observance
Deceased Children Are the Best
Describes how when the story centers around a parent who lost their child, the narrative usually doesn't acknowledge any incident of the child acting out or misbehaving, depicting the child as perfect and angelic even though anyone with children knows that's never the case.
A recent example: In Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Carlo is shown to be perfect, well behaved, and obedient. It's unlikely this is the case, but rather the result of the audience hearing about Carlo through Sebastian, who in turned heard about him through his grieving father.Edited by Zombie_Jack
Colbert Bump but by a real-life event not a work of fiction Videogame
Long Live The Queen, a 2013 Visual Novel like game, got a bit of new popularity in 2022 following the death of the real-life British Queen. Can this be put under an existing trope?
A dungeon in a game has enemies that mostly follow a theme (fire/electric/ice monsters, only physical/magic users, etc...) so the player can depend on a single type of elemental damage to clear the dungeon. There's also one enemy that runs counter to the dungeon's theme (i.e. lava monster in an ice dungeon, Anti-Magic robot in a mage tower, etc.) to keep the players from relying on their Disc-One Nuke.
- Valheim has dungeons filled with skeletons that are very weak to blunt damage (i.e. clubs and maces). However, it also has ghosts which are resistant to blunt damage, so the player needs to bring different weapons to deal with the ghost.
- EBF 3 has a section of its ice level containing lava monsters that are immune to fire damage, unlike nearly every enemies in the level.
Logo looks like another logo
The logo for Retro Achievements is based on the European logo for the Sega Mega Drive. There must be other examples of this sort of homage?
Final Episode Revelation
When the last chapter of a story is a Flashback that reveals the truth behind everything. Like, maybe it's a prequel that ties up all loose ends from the whole story
Name's the Same subtrope? Music
Name's the Same has been turned into an index due to multiple issues. Before that happened, I submitted this to Trivia.Bush:
- Name's the Same: There was also a Canadian band called Bush. In defense of Rossdale and company, the Canadian Bush only put out one album then called it quits without making much of an impact. Because of the other Bush, the British band had to tour in Canada as "Bush X" until they made a donation to a couple of charities.
Is this a subtrope of Name's the Same or is it nothing?
Noodle-like mechanical arms
Mechanical arms that can move very flexibly, as if they were noodles. Almost always made out of multiple cylindrical segments attached to each other.
An example of this trope is Doctor Octopus' mechanical appendages.
Vast space with some floating objects
A vast space(usually a pocket dimension or dream/mental world) filled with few to some floating objects.
Is usually a white void room in the background of the visible objects to look infinite.
Characters usually have to traverse by jumping from object to object.
Father dies before the mother gives birth
New Child Left Behind and Disappeared Dad is the closest I can find to this, but that seems more about the father leaving for war or something else life-risking. Do we have a more general trope for the father dying before the mother gives birth? I'm working on an AU that has this as a plot point and hoping to find some songs or other media to reference.