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  • Cast Filler Tropes - TV Tropes
    Theater Videogame Webcomics Narrative Universal Applied Phlebotinum Characterization Characters Characters As Device Dialogue Motifs Narrative Devices Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Cast Filler Tropes Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV No I am not Prince Hamlet nor was meant to be Am an attendant lord one that will do To swell a progress start a scene or two Advise the prince no doubt an easy tool Deferential glad to be of use Politic cautious and meticulous Full of high sentence but a bit obtuse At times indeed almost ridiculous Almost at times the Fool T S Eliot The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock You know those guys not memorable but there They take up space but don t really do or say much Huh May be the animated equivalent of furniture there to add verisimilitude it s not like the main characters could be running the ship or attending high school by themselves Anyway here s a list of them not that they ll matter much Or will they nah Tropes Alone Among the Couples Ascended Extra Bit Character Bit Part Badguys The Dead Have Names Demoted to Extra Demoted to Satellite Love Interest Evil Minions Faceless Masses Fanservice Extra Ghost Extras

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  • Casual Video Game - TV Tropes
    refuse to pay up The casual crowd on the other hand is less likely to be aware of how easy it is to get games for free While casual games often get accused of being too easy difficulty is not part of the definition The game must be easy to learn to be considered casual and be relatively simple by design In terms of completion or mastery some are easy some are hard and some are Nintendo Hard Some games also use platinum medals to entice the Challenge Gamer Notable Games Include Angry Birds Angry Birds Epic Angry Birds Go Angry Birds Transformers Angry Birds 2 Angry Birds Star Wars Awakening Azada Bad Piggies Bejeweled Bloons Tower Defense Bookworm Bookworm Adventures Brain Age Carrie The Caregiver Chain Chronicle Chuzzle Cooking Mama Crazy Market Cursery Cut The Rope Dark Parables Dark Tales Delicious Diner Dash Disney Universe Doctor Who Legacy Doodle Jump FarmVille Flappy Bird Glyder Gratuitous Space Battles Grim Facade Haunted Halls Heavy Weapon Hey You Pikachu Hill Climb Racing Imagine Make Up Artist Insaniquarium Jewel Quest Living Legends Klax Klondike and Minesweeper Probably the most popular casuals of all time by virtue of being pre installed on almost all Windows PCs Offices with lax system administrators plus bored office workers equals joyful slackery since 1990 Referenced in this t shirt complete with Windows 3 1 font Luxor Miss Management Mystery Case Files Mystery Of Mortlake Mansion Nightmare Realm Nintendogs Office Jerk Peggle Petz Phantasmat Plants vs Zombies Puppetshow Puzzle Dragons Pong Redemption Cemetery Reveries Rocket Jockey Save Toshi Shiver Skyrates designed with sporadic play form of gameplay in mind Spirits Of Mystery Spore despite its apparent complexity was pretty explicitly designed for the casual everyman gamer Stay Tooned Strange Adventures In Infinite Space Street Pass Mii Plaza Tetris The Wager Wii Fit Wii Party Wii Play Wii Sports Wii Sports Resort Witches Legacy With Friends the entire line Zuma Subgenres Include Brain Training Game Brain Age Big Brain Academy My Word Coach Hot Brain etc Collecting Game Online scavenger hunts like Hatchlings MouseHunt Treasure Madness or Enchanted Island make Gotta Catch Them All a simple matter of clicking stuff for a few minutes each time you visit their sites Some incorporate Plot Coupons that must be found in order to access other items while others just leave it up to luck Some have storylines others are just a bare bones indulgance for players acquisitive impulses Commodity Trading Taipan Sea Trader and Uncharted Waters among others These are signified by having a limited amount of places to travel as little as five to as many as 25 though there s never more than six or seven types of towns and approximately 10 or less commodities so the game takes up less memory both the PC s and the players Sid Meiers Pirates could have qualified for this if travel time wasn t so long and the Tradewinds series is a casual in the beginning but as raiders and pirates get

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  • Catch Phrase - TV Tropes
    Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Catch Phrase Edit Locked Main Funny Laconic Quotes Series Trivia YMMV Fr PlayingWith Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline WMG Clash of the Catchphrases Robin Holy cow Batgirl You just had to say that The New Batman Adventures Critters An expression used by a character in numerous episodes of a show Merely uttering this phrase in the office will key others in to the character you re referring to For a line to be a catchphrase it should be always the same and not just catchy Note To be a catchphrase the phrase must be repeated multiple times just because something is the most memorable line of a movie does not make it a catchphrase unless it is said more than once If the character has a Badass Creed that will probably double as a catch phrase Beam Me Up Scotty is a false or oft misquoted catchphrase When the audience adopts a character s line as a catchphrase then we get Memetic Mutation A Super Trope to Author Catchphrase Borrowed Catchphrase By the Power of Grayskull The Catchphrase Catches On Catchphrase Interruptus Catchphrase Spouting Duo Flashback to Catchphrase In the Name of the Moon Mad Libs Catchphrase Mangled Catchphrase On the Next Episode of Catch Phrase Phrase Catcher Share Phrase Signing Off Catch Phrase Subverted Catchphrase Verbal Tic Compare Arc Words One Liner Other Stock Phrases Word Power Contrast with Author Catchphrase which is when a phrase is recycled across unrelated works by the same author actor creator Not to be confused with

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  • Celebration Tropes - TV Tropes
    Media Radio Sequential Art Tabletop Games Television Theater Videogame Webcomics Narrative Universal Applied Phlebotinum Characterization Characters Characters As Device Dialogue Motifs Narrative Devices Paratext Plots Settings Spectacle Other Categories British Telly The Contributors Creator Speak Creators Derivative Works Language Laws And Formulas Show Business Split Personality Stock Room Trope Tropes Truth And Lies Truth In Television Topical Tropes Betrayal Censorship Combat Death Family Fate And Prophecy Food Holiday Memory Money Morality Politics Religion School Community Showcase Explore More Page Actions Watch Edit Page Related Discussion History To Do Page Source Close You need to login to do this Get Known if you don t have an account Share Celebration Tropes Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV Let s take the time to have fun and celebrate by taking a look at these tropes that are focused entirely on any kind of celebration Compare Party at My Index See also Birthday Tropes Tropes And Mission Control Rejoiced And There Was Much Rejoicing Attack of the Town Festival Birthday Episode Christmas Episode Confetti Drop Crappy Holidays Dance Party Ending Festival Episode Fictional Holiday Halloween Episode

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  • Celebrity Paradox - TV Tropes
    Out to the original source Cameos of famous actors or artists may either be in the form of Recursive Canon or Richard Nixon the Used Car Salesman This avoids such awkward issues as why the plucky hero isn t constantly asked for autographs It can become extremely awkward when the show is set amongst the showbiz industry and the stars and writers become famous enough to be on the scene where the show finds itself Also if a larger than life celebrity were chosen to play a nerd a geek or a loser for example Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story that would also be extremely awkward To what extent this is done is a subject for discussions amongst fans Do the actors themselves not exist Do other works the actors have appeared in exist If they do who starred in them It s probably best not to overthink these but some impulsive connections are bound to occur If taken far enough such speculation can overlap with the Literary Agent Hypothesis In fact the Literary Agent Hypothesis may be the best way out of the paradox the Tenth Doctor doesn t actually look like David Tennant any more than Erin Brockovich really looks like Julia Roberts If the actors or their works do not exist this implies an In Spite of a Nail Alternate Universe As an example actress Jeri Ryan divorced her husband to play Seven of Nine on Star Trek Voyager he refused to move to Hollywood with her The divorce was contentious and a lot of salacious dirt was spilled When Jack Ryan ran for the U S Senate in Illinois in 2004 the release of the divorce documents forced him to withdraw allowing his challenger to win in a landslide against a last ditch replacement The landslide victory propelled the challenger Barack Obama to a position from which he could then launch a campaign for President and well you know the rest But the paradox is do you think it says that in Voyager s historical database Of course not Many a show or movie trying to be hyper realistic does its best to distill this concept to an extent by refusing to cast a Celebrity Star because he or she is not obscure enough and would be too recognizable as it strains Willing Suspension of Disbelief Of course if the star becomes famous because of said work the same issues could still pop up Note that in Animated Series and Anime the Celebrity Paradox wouldn t be as big of an issue After all in this type of medium the characters wouldn t necessarily resemble the actors who do the voices of them Additionally the paradox may be avoided if the work is a Period Piece set before the actors were famous So for example no one in Raiders of the Lost Ark can wonder why Indy looks exactly like Harrison Ford because the film is set before Harrison Ford was even born Perhaps the

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  • Central Theme - TV Tropes
    lose someone even if they re not truly gone Also the dehumanising and phony nature of the modern music industry The Protomen People can t just wait for someone to come along and save them they ve got to fight for themselves Alternatively you can t survive on blind hope alone Wings Band on the Run Although there s no central story or narrative developed across the album a lot of the songs revolved around the themes of Escape and or Freedom and the many different forms this can take Myths Religion Arthurian Legend Humanity s aspirations to transcend its baser instincts lust greed vengeance distrust Norse Mythology Heroism in the face of defeat Classical Mythology The folly of Pride The eternal struggle between parent and child Buddhism The search for inner peace and contentment The Mahabharata Stay righteous and do your duty whether or not it seems to be helping Aztec Mythology The necessity of sacrifice The Epic of Gilgamesh The quest for immortality Islam Peace through submission to God Christianity Salvation and Redemption Catholicism Orthodoxy Sacrifice and sharing in it Protestantism God s supremacy over man and the need for faith Judaism Man as God s partner in sanctifying the world Atheism Reason over belief Satanism Gratification Tabletop Games Android No matter how much technology advances no matter how far it expands our reach changes our world or even if it causes us to question our definition of human humanity will stay the same with all the good and bad that comes with it Continuum If people could travel through time what kind of civilisation would they build Dark Sun What will you do if the circumstances are bleak enough Exalted has the many themes but the two biggest are that every action has a consequence and that while violence is often the easiest and fastest solution it s very rarely the best one The New World of Darkness much like its predecessor has a theme for each gameline The new ones are Vampire The Requiem How do you pass eternity Werewolf The Forsaken How much responsibility do you have for your ancestor s sins Mage The Awakening What would you do for power Promethean The Created What is the measure of a man Changeling The Lost Hang together or be hanged separately Hunter The Vigil How do you fight against enemies you don t understand Do you even have the right to Geist The Sin Eaters What do you do with a second chance at life Fangame Genius The Transgression takes a swing at one too the nature of futility especially the inability for anyone to control or direct culture humanity Another Fangame Princess The Hopeful is about succeeding in the face of all hardships Paranoia The Law Friend Computer is crazy Sorcerer What will you do to get what you want Warhammer and Warhammer 40 000 How do you fight what cannot be fought Can the most oppressive society imaginable be justified by its circumstances Web

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  • Cerebus Syndrome - TV Tropes
    the print comic Cerebus the Aardvark note It should not be confused with the slide from drama to Author Tract which happened much later in the same comic s run due to Creator Breakdown It s any story series which starts out light episodic and comedic and then assumes dramatic elements and a more coherent continuity It chiefly occurs in works where parts have been broadcast published before other parts have been written as that means the older parts can t be revised into conformity Often seen in media where artists are expected to write a few short stories first to see how the public will react and then start writing longer and more serious story arcs once the magazine tv channel company gives the go ahead It can also be intentional with the lighter mood at the beginning allowing readers to meet and become attached to the characters before the story arcs with the dramatic elements begin Many newspaper comics undergo the opposite process as a cartoonist puts some fairly serious storylines the first few years but then lapses into recycled gags This condition also has a temporary version After a while many shows will begin to get enough respect to be considered for awards and will create a specific episode for this Since there s a Comedy Ghetto in effect an episode of a show made as Emmy Bait will have fewer laughs and will usually tackle a more intense theme When watching a show on DVD or in syndication these episodes can stand out If the series has previously been fueled by high weirdness then the transition can be rocky Some comics tie themselves in painful knots trying to Retcon an accumulated pile of weirdness with invented physics Others sweep the stranger things under the rug and try to present a more respectable face More often the weird is left in place but retrofitted into a more dramatic role In a good case the combination of drama and high weird can be invigorating In a less successful case it can be excruciating An instance of Mood Whiplash When this entire process happens in a single moment it s a Gut Punch If the change is only temporary it s A Very Special Episode A Sudden Downer Ending incorporates this by default as downer endings are rarely seen as humorous May be a case of Growing the Beard if it actually works Otherwise fans may respond with They Changed It Now It Sucks Compare to Shoo Out the Clowns where the Plucky Comic Relief is written out of the show or possibly killed off to show that things have become serious See Big Damn Movie for when this applies to The Movie of an otherwise episodic series When this happens to actors in Real Life it s known as Tom Hanks Syndrome Compare and contrast Denser and Wackier and Leslie Nielsen Syndrome Please note that this doesn t automatically mean Darker and Edgier though it often does It

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  • Chained Heat - TV Tropes
    s wrath Urthblood declared that the stoat would be his responsibility for the rest of his days and to keep Broggen from getting into further trouble they decided to chain each other together In spite of their predicament they re one of best warriors in the army At the end of TCB Jans is killed in battle freeing Broggen from his manacle The Chained Melody Universe by Diane Bellomo are a series of Star Trek Voyager Slash Fic s involving various beligerant crewmembers forced to work together Ho Yay or Les Yay ensues Literature An extreme example in book three of The Bartimaeus Trilogy Bartimaeus and Nathaniel trying to take on The Legions of Hell while Sharing a Body And mind linked The results are both hilarious and badass In the book Judge Benjamin Superdog Judge and his dachsund antagonist Henry manage to get their collars caught together This was after Henry semi accidentally flooded the garage and took refuge on Judge s head They were rescued by their owners and taken to the local hardware shop to get the collars disconnected Later that night they learned to work together when the owner of the hardware shop tried to rob the garage In the ST TOS novel How Much for Just the Planet by John M Ford Uhura and Aperokei wind up handcuffed together and have to deal with that while on the run Company Z stage this in Rapido Clint by J T Edson having Alvin Fog pose as a criminal and handcuffing him to a wanted felon then orchestrating an escape so the felon will take Alvin to his boss Done as a punishment in a Darkover short story when two Renunciates quarrel to the point of drawing blades their house mothers chain their hands together as a way to force them to cooperate and live together It works eventually and they become life long friends Music The video for Michael Jackson s Beat It has two rival gang leaders tie their hands to each other for the world s most stylized knife fight Newspaper Comics One FoxTrot storyline had Jason and Paige stuck together by bubblegum made with industrial polymers when their bubbles touch which has the added awkwardness of connecting them by the faces rather than their arms When the realization sinks in that they re going to have to sleep and shower together they scream so loudly that it blows the gum right off Garfield alongside first Jon then Odie spent several weeks stuck in a window blind together Somehow this gets parsed as something freaky by the woman Jon asks to try and help them get out of this They are later joined by a man an old lady and eventually a street light Professional Wrestling A Strap Match is a Gimmick Match with two wrestlers tied to opposite ends of a belt rope steel chain or anything similar in order to keep them in close proximity to each other This can also be

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