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Adopt the Dog / Pet the Dog: An action by a morally neutral or ambiguous character that is meant to elicit audience sympathy for the character.; All Crimes Are Equal: When all bad deeds, whether big or small, are treated as equally unforgivable, although the punisher may cross it if it is taken too far.; Designated Villain / Designated Evil / Unintentionally Sympathetic: The work portrays

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"The Reason You Suck" Speech - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Not only has the Big Bad killed your Love Interest, slain the Team Pet, and finally taken over the world, they must grind your self-worth into the asphalt and explain to you why you failed to stop their Evil Plan.This is where they list all the reasons you are a poor excuse for a hero() and never had a prayer of stopping them: you lack the skills, the weapons and the powers needed, you ...

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The Fairly OddParents / Recap - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) This is the Recap page for The Fairly OddParents, the second longest running Nicktoon as of 2021 (after SpongeBob SquarePants), which began in 2001 (unless you count the Oh Yeah! Cartoons pilot episodes, which puts the show's start year in 1998), and continued running for 16 years (or 19 years, if you count the aforementioned pilot shorts) until its end in 2017, centered …

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Mary Sue - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The name "Mary Sue" comes from the 1974 Star Trek fanfic A Trekkie's Tale.Originally written as a parody of the standard Self-Insert Fic of the time (as opposed to any particular traits), the name was quickly adopted by the Star Trek fanfiction community. Its original meaning mostly held that it was an Always Female Author Avatar, regardless of character role or perceived quality.

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Looney Tunes (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies are two series of theatrical cartoon shorts first released between 1930 and 1969. Warner Bros. Pictures initially distributed the cartoons for independent producer Leon Schlesinger before buying the studio in 1944 and moving it in-house in 1955.. As the names indicate, these cartoons were originally meant to be imitations of Disney's Silly …

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Raya and the Last Dragon (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Darkest Hour: After Sisu's death, the water in Kumandra dries up, allowing the Druun full access to Fang sending the city into chaos.Raya and Namaari have reached their Rage-Breaking Point and are engaged in a fierce, intense battle while Raya's band try and save as much of the population as they can before they are overrun.; Dismantled MacGuffin: The Dragon Gem has …

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Spyro the Dragon (Franchise) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The Spyro franchise has a long history of crossing over with the Crash Bandicoot games, starting with a Spyro the Dragon demo in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and culminating in Crash Purple and Spyro Orange.Their initial developers, Insomniac and Naughty Dog have been close allies for years. They worked on Spyro and Crash literally right next to each other, in the same room.

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The Amazing World of Gumball (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Joining him is his best friend and adopted brother Darwin, the one-time pet fish who grew legs and joined the family. The two of them go to Elmore Junior High where all sorts of strange characters roam the halls. The series' most striking feature is the invocation of Medium Blending to the extreme; every single character in Elmore is animated ...

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World of Warcraft (Video Game) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) World of Warcraft (2004) is easily the most popular subscription-based Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game ever made. It's based on Blizzard Entertainment's popular Warcraft Real-Time Strategy game series and was originally set four years after the conclusion of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, with later expansions advancing the game's plot and timeline.

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Shuumatsu no Walküre: Record of Ragnarok (Manga) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet the Dog: Hermes doesn't really have a high opinion of Ares. Nonetheless, when Ares resolves to move forward after Heracles' death, he not only doesn't mock Ares' resolve, he gives a little smile as well. Power Copying: Adam's specialty, enabling him to …

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Berserk Button - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) You have just pressed their Berserk Button. The Berserk Button is one type of Trigger, where the response to a minor or generally insignificant thing is one of extreme anger.That is, engaging the trigger turns an ordinary character into The Berserker.. In comedic works, the Berserk Button tends to be a physical feature that the character is insecure or in denial about, like their height.

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Five-Man Band - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The Bad Guys: The Bad Guys are a team of five criminals who specialise in grand heists.Mr. Wolf, a skilled mastermind and pickpocket, leads his four colleagues and close friends in committing several crimes. The crew is filled out by Mr. Snake, Mr. Wolf's close friend and expert safecracker; Mr. Shark, a Master of Disguise capable of fooling anyone; Ms. Tarantula, the resident hacker; …

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Heroes - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Heroes Love Dogs: Good guys like to keep pet dogs. Heroes "R" Us: An organized group of heroes. Heroic Bastard: A good guy born to unmarried parents. Heroic BSoD: A hero experiences an emotional breakdown. Heroic Build: Many heroic men have an impressively muscular body. Heroic Comedic Sociopath; Heroic Dog: A canine who really is man's best ...

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Western Animation / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Posted: (53 years ago) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was the flagship work in the fourth generation of the long-running My Little Pony franchise, incorporating self-aware humor, a more streamlined art style, and strong characterization.. The show starts with a two-parter, in which main character Twilight Sparkle, an asocial bookworm pony, comes out of her shell and bonds with five other ponies in …

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Jumping the Shark - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Jumping the Shark is the moment when an established Long Runner series changes in a significant manner. This can range from something relatively small, like the introduction of a new gimmick, to something that totally changes the show, like a Genre Shift.The point is that the show feels like it has to update in order to stay fresh.But it usually has the opposite effect — the …

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Complete Monster - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The Complete Monster is the most depraved of all characters; a villain utterly lacking in redeeming features. Trying to put a value on the evilness of a Complete Monster is like calculating the credit score of Bill Gates: it's a moot point. Or, …

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Heel–Face Turn - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Sadly, it sometimes leads to Redemption Equals Death, and when it doesn't, someone still needs to draw their "Get Out of Jail Free" Card.Otherwise they may find the good guys unwilling to believe them; their conversion met with a Heel–Face Door-Slam (or they may "merely" find themselves Reformed, But Rejected).On the other hand, the bad guy may reject their chance …

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MeatCanyon (Web Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The queen's pet corgis interrupted the ritual, resulting her to be reincarnated into Trisha Paytas' newborn baby. Incurable Cough of Death : In "You Got A Friend In Me" , Andy contracts a suddenly advanced form of cancer from being told by Woody that his toys are alive, making him start to cough blood until he drops to the floor and eventually ...

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Fire Punch (Manga) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Then amnesiac Judah who Agni views as Luna becomes his Morality Pet. Maintain the Lie: Both Agni's and Behemdolg's sides have to keep the cult mentality to not fall apart. Meaningful Name: Agni is the name of the Hindu god of fire. The main character Agni spends the bulk of the story perpetually on fire. He even gets a cult started around him ...

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The Powerpuff Girls (Franchise) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Shorts: The Whoopass Girls in A Sticky Situation (1992): The original short, featuring prototype versions of the girls fighting the Gangreen Gang and Amoeba Boys.; Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins (1994) and Crime 101 (1996): Early concept shorts created for the What A Cartoon!Show animation anthology series.; TV Series: The Powerpuff Girls (1998) (1998-2005): The original series …

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Food Tropes - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Gourmet Pet Food: Pet food advertised as fancy. Grandma's Recipe: Recipes are better when they come from the experience of old age. Grapes of Luxury: Grapes are associated with fanciness. Greens Precede Sweets: No dessert until you finish your broccoli. Grilling Pyrotechnics: An attempt to light a grill that leads to an explosion.

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Harmony & Horror (Web Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Harmony & Horror is an Analog Horror YouTube series made by Battington.Similar to channels like Squimpus McGrimpus and The Walten Files, it's inspired by Five Nights at Freddy's, however it narrates a completely original story that revolves around a toy company called M&A Harmony Toys and the murders committed by one of its founders, Martin Greywhinder.

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Pokémon (Franchise) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Pokémon is a long-running series of Japanese Role Playing Games, developed by Game Freak and published by video game giant Nintendo, which spawned a multi-billion dollar franchise, and indirectly caused the proliferation of Western broadcasts of anime in the mid-to-late 1990s, along with Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon. Pokémon went on to gross an estimated US$118.5 billion …

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Trope Launch Pad - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) 3 12 Pacifist Wind And Air. The association between wind and air with naturally pacifistic, gentle, conflict-averse, or non-aggressive characters/personalities

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The Scrappy - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Hated for narrative reasons: They're hated for the perception of being poorly written or detracting from the narrative.If the character is hated for gameplay reasons as opposed to narrative or character writing, that's a Tier-Induced Scrappy.If the character is hated because people hate the actor portraying the character, that's X-Pac Heat.; Hated by the fans of the work: They have to …

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Badass Adorable - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Compare and Contrast with Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, who may not even be cognizant of their own badassery.Often exists as a subversion of the typical Tag Along Kid and Team Pet.See also Tyke-Bomb, for when the Badass Adorable is reared for the sole purpose of serving as living weaponry.A badass little critter can also be a Killer Rabbit.When the cute character is …

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The Amazing World of Gumball / Recap - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) This is the recap page for The Amazing World of Gumball, the first full series commissioned by Cartoon Network's European Division.Created by Ben Bocquelet, the series centers on a blue cat named Gumball, his pet goldfish/adopted brother, Darwin, and their bizarre adventures in the town of Elmore, where everything is alive and everyone is a different art/animation style.

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Friendly Tickle Torture - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Tickle Torture is meant to be a way of gaining information from someone by subjecting them to tickling sensations and is most often used in G-rated media.Friendly Tickle Torture is often portrayed as an affectionate act to emphasize how strong a bond is between two characters in a playful and sometimes cute manner. While some cases demonstrate that it's unpleasant for …

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Chucky (Series) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Chucky is a supernatural slasher horror series created by Don Mancini. It is the ninth installment of the Child's Play franchise, a sequel to Cult of Chucky, and the first television adaptation in the series.. In the inner suburb of Hackensack, New Jersey, angsty teen Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur) comes across a retro Good Guy doll at a yard sale and takes it home.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) (Film) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Guardians of the Galaxy is a space opera/space western superhero comedy film, the 2014 movie adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series and both the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fourth installment of Phase 2. It was directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super).. Far off, in the depths of the Andromeda Galaxy, the expansionist Kree …

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School Tropes - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Teacher's Pet: The student who kisses up to the teacher and rats on anyone trying to discreetly break the rules. Tiny Schoolboy: The smallest and youngest looking guy in class. Token Rich Student: The one student who belongs to a rich family. Tragic Dropout: A good student winds up having to drop out of school.

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Phineas and Ferb (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Their family consists of their older sister Candace, Linda (Phineas and Candace's mom), Lawrence (Ferb's dad) and their pet platypus Perry. Phineas is ridiculously smart and full of energy; Ferb is equally smart, although he's a little bit more quiet. Oh, and Perry is a secret agent for an international organization of animal super spies, but ...

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Western Animation / My Little Pony: A New Generation

Posted: (53 years ago) My Little Pony: A New Generation is an all-CGI movie meant to introduce Generation 5 of My Little Pony and is a Distant Sequel to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.It premiered on Netflix on September 24, 2021.. The unimaginable has happened... the magical land of Equestria has lost its magic!Earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi are no longer friends and now live separately …

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Dexter's Laboratory (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) This show follows a fairly standard "Three Shorts" format, with a Dexter cartoon at the start and end, and another series in between.Throughout its run, this slot was filled by spin-off series Dial M for Monkey and Justice Friends, both of these Super Hero parodies. Dial M for Monkey followed Dexter's eponymous pet monkey, who fought aliens and monsters behind Dexter's back.

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No Country for Old Men (Literature) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) No Country for Old Men is a 2005 neo-Western thriller novel by Cormac McCarthy, a grizzled old man who refuses to discuss his books beyond their often disturbing content.In 2007, it was adapted into a film written and directed by The Coen Brothers, and the result was a chilling film that's considerably bleaker than anything else they've done.. The place is West Texas; the …

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The Munsters (Series) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) A Mundane Fantastic Dom Com, originally airing on CBS from 1964–66, about a working class family of would-be monsters.. The Munsters experienced surprisingly high ratings during the period before the Batman TV series came on, revolutionizing color TV. The humor of the series came from the odd juxtaposition of many "cartoon" antics in a live-action series, namely "Fast …

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Anti-Villain - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) An Anti-Villain is the opposite of an Anti-Hero — a character with heroic goals, personality traits, and/or virtues who is ultimately the villain. Their desired ends are mostly good, but their means of getting there range from evil to undesirable. Alternatively, their goals may be selfish or have long-term consequences they don't care about, but they're good people who might even team up ...

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Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Manga) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san, a.k.a.Please Don't Bully Me, Nagatoro-san) is an ecchi romantic comedy manga by 774 (Nanashi).. Energetic high school freshman girl Nagatoro happens upon a timid Senpai who can barely speak to her when she discovers the manga he'd been working on. She takes an interest in him despite his complete …

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Horror Video Games - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Video Games that belong to the Horror genre. For tropes commonly used in these series, see Horror Tropes. See also Horror Visual Novels. Note: If a video game belongs to one of the sub-indexes, please list it in the appropriate sub-index rather …

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Steven Universe (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Steven Universe is a Cartoon Network show from Rebecca Sugar, an Adventure Time alum and author of Pug Davis.It is the network's first series to be created and headed solely by a woman and an openly LGBT individual. note Debuting on TV on November 4th, 2013, the series follows the Coming of Age tale of a boy named Steven (Zach Callison), the youngest member of the …

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The Boss Baby / Characters - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet the Dog: Or, more to the point, pet Precious the pony in the sequel...at Tim's expense. Secondary Character Title: His name is the title of the movie, but Tim is the protagonist. Untrue of the Netflix series in which BB is the protagonist. Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Tim's sensitive guy. Sharp-Dressed Man: "Sharp Dressed ...

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Ensemble Dark Horse - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The writers or producers may be tempted to Retool the work's premise to make the Ensemble Dark Horse more prominent.Sometimes this works, but it usually doesn't: moving a supporting character into The Protagonist's position is hard to do well. If the writers "adjust" the character to fit into a conventionally heroic role, this often removes the unconventional traits that gained the …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Franchise) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) The Heroes in a Half-Shell. The Green Dudes with Attitudes. The World's Most Fearsome Fighting Team. The Animal Superheroes.. COWABUNGA, DUDES!!! Indie comic book turned multimedia empire, starring the eponymous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or TMNT) started as a parody.In fact, the entire premise is built around the question of what …

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Young Sheldon (Series) - TV Tropes

Posted: (53 years ago) Young Sheldon is a sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. The series is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and follows the character Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. Iain Armitage stars as young Sheldon, alongside Zoe Perry as Sheldon's mother Mary Cooper, Lance Barber as Sheldon's father …

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