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  • Cynicism Tropes - TV Tropes
    has something far more convenient Evil Stole My Faith Evil Versus Evil Villains are fighting each other Extreme Doormat Willing to have others step over them Failure Is the Only Option We re all bound to failure Fair for Its Day A work is horribly racist sexist or otherwise bigoted but is still considered progressive because mainstream society at the time the work was made was even worse Fair Weather Friend Where are they when you really need them False Utopia Family Unfriendly Aesop They may not be what your Sunday school teacher taught you The Farmer and the Viper Good deeds are not always repaid with good in fact the person you tried to help may well end up betraying you The Fatalist Believes there s no point in fighting your fate Feet of Clay Final Solution Flat Earth Atheist Deny the existence of an almighty deity Forgiven but Not Forgotten Just because I ve forgiven you doesn t mean I will get over what you ve done Franchise Zombie When Executive Meddling causes a series that should have ended well to go wrong God Is Evil The supreme deity is a monster God Is Flawed The supreme deity isn t perfect Good Cannot Comprehend Evil Good people can t understand why people are evil Good Is Dumb Good people are just naive idiots Good Is Old Fashioned Idealism is yesterday s news Good Is Not Nice Goodness is not about sweetness and light Good Needs Evil The complete elimination of deviance i e evil would end up making those whose jobs it is to enforce society s norms i e good obsolete Graying Morality The heroes become less idealistic Growing Up Sucks Life will suck when we grow older Grumpy Bear In a idealistic setting you will see someone who isn t Happy Ending Override Happy Marriage Charade Hates the Job Loves the Limelight Headbutting Heroes Not all heroes get along Henpecked Husband Here There Were Dragons He Who Fights Monsters Fighting off villains will make you become one Hobbes Was Right Ruling through fear always works Hollywood Hype Machine Honor Before Reason when used in cynical contexts e g The right thing isn t always the smart thing Hope Is Scary Played straight mostly by cynical characters in idealistic worlds invoked by cynical characters in cynical worlds Humanity Is Insane Humans Are Bastards People are cruel and evil Humans Are Morons People are incompetent Humans Are the Real Monsters Whereas other species are morally superior Humans Kill Wantonly I Can Live With That Type 1 Willing to accept a negative situation Ignorance Is Bliss In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves Insignificant Little Blue Planet Oh you humans think you re so special You re not Deal with it It Gets Easier It Sucks to Be the Chosen One Being the world s savior is not fun Jade Colored Glasses Cynics wear them Jerkass That person is an asshole Jerk Justifications Type 1 version To get ahead in

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  • Czech Films - TV Tropes
    Punishment Drama Horror Love News Professional Wrestling Speculative Fiction Sports Story War Media All Media Animation Western Anime Comic Book Fan Fics Film Game Literature Music And Sound Effects New Media Print 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 Czech Films Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV This is an index of films from Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic Adele Hasn t Had Her Dinner Yet Alice Closely Watched Trains Lemonade Joe Little Otik The Loners The Loves Of A Blonde Marketa

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  • Czech Literature - TV Tropes
    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 Czech Literature Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV This is an index for Literature originally written in the Czech Language and culturally related to the Czech lands now The Czech Republic Lots of medieval and early modern day literature was written in Latin or German A Bouquet of Czech Folktales Closely Watched Trains The Cremator Cutting It Short Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age Tomcat Blue Eyes Diaries The Good Soldier vejk The Grandmother I Served the King of England

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  • DC Comics Animated - TV Tropes
    and movies based on DC Comics properties Standalone entries Superman Theatrical Cartoons Superfriends The New Adventures of Batman The New Adventures of the Wonder Twins a series of shorts parodying Superfriends Teen Titans Teen Titans Trouble in Tokyo Krypto the Superdog The Batman The Batman vs Dracula Legion of Super Heroes Batman The Brave and the Bold DC Super Friends DC Super Friends series Young Justice Green Lantern The Animated Series Super Best Friends Forever Superman Brainiac Attacks Beware the Batman Teen Titans Go Justice League Action The various DC Nation shorts JLA Adventures Trapped in Time Amethyst Princess of Gemworld Batman Unlimited Animal Instincts Batman Unlimited Monster Mayhem DC Super Hero Girls The LEGO DC series Lego Batman The Movie basically a re edit of the cutscenes of Lego Batman 2 The LEGO Movie Batman Beleaguered Justice League Vs Bizarro League The DCAU Unlike the other entries on this list all the entries in the DC Animated Universe form a single continuity It should also be noted that although a lot of the DCUAOMs below may share some voice actors and or creative staff with the DCAU that doesn t mean they re a part of this universe It just means that they re good at their jobs and you shouldn t try to fix what isn t broken Batman The Animated Series Batman Mask of the Phantasm Batman Mr Freeze Sub Zero Batman Mystery of the Batwoman Gotham Girls Superman The Animated Series Batman Beyond Batman Beyond Return of the Joker The Zeta Project Spun off from Batman Beyond Lobo Webseries Static Shock Justice League Justice League Unlimited DC Universe Animated Original Movies A series of feature length productions that barring a few exceptions are completely stand alone entries with no connection or continuity to anything beyond their

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  • DC Comics Characters - 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 DC Comics Characters Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV A listing of the characters who make up the broader DC Comics Universe Adam Strange Amalgam Universe Ambush Bug Amethyst Princess of Gemworld Anarky Angel and the Ape Animal Man Aquaman The Atom Azrael Aztek Bane Batgirl Batman Bat Mite Batwoman Bizarro Black Adam Black Canary Blackhawk Black Lightning Black Orchid Blue Beetle Blue Devil Booster Gold Brainiac Captain Atom Captain Marvel Not to be confused with the other Captain Marvel and now known as the Shazam franchise because of it Catwoman The Creeper Cyborg Darkseid Deadshot Deathstroke Doctor Fate Elongated Man Enemy Ace Etrigan Firestorm The Flash Flex Mentallo Freedom Fighters Gentleman Ghost Ghost DC Comics Global Guardians Green Arrow Green Lantern Hardware Harley Quinn Hawk and Dove Hawkman Hourman Huntress Icon Isis Jimmy Olsen John Constantine The Joker Jonah Hex Justice League Dark Katana Krypto the Superdog Lady Shiva Lana Lang Lex Luthor Lois Lane Lucifer Madame Xanadu Manhunter Martian Manhunter Metamorpho The Movement The New Guardians Nightwing O M A C The Phantom Stranger Phantom Lady Plastic Man Poison Ivy

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  • DC Comics Series - TV Tropes
    for a probably more complete list of Batman series A Death in the Family All Star Batman Robin the Boy Wonder Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth Arkham Asylum Living Hell Arkham Manor Batgirl 2000 Batgirl 2009 Batgirl 2011 The Batman Adventures Batman and the Outsiders Batman Robin Batman And Robin Eternal Batman Arkham Unhinged Batman Detective No 27 Batman Digital Justice Batman Earth One Batman Endgame Batman Eternal Batman Family Batman Hush Batman Impostors Batman Odyssey Batman The Black Mirror Batman The Cult Batman The Dark Knight Batman Vampire Batman Year One Batman Year 100 Batman Zero Year Batmite Batwing Birds of Prey Bruce Wayne Fugitive Catwoman When in Rome Detective Comics Catwoman Guardian of Gotham Batman The Dark Knight Returns The Dark Knight Strikes Again Dark Victory Death of the Family Emperor Joker Gotham Central Hush Beyond Gotham City Sirens Gothtopia Grant Morrisons Batman Grayson Joker Joker s Last Laugh The Killing Joke Knightfall The Long Halloween Night of the Owls Nightwing Penguin Pain and Prejudice Red Hood and the Outlaws Red Hood Arsenal Robin Series Robin Son of Batman Robin War Talon We Are Robin Batman Superman Blackest Night Blackhawk Black Lightning Blood Syndicate Blue Devil The Books of Magic Booster Gold The Brave and the Bold Brightest Day Camelot 3000 Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew Checkmate Constantine Convergence Countdown to Final Crisis Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossing Midnight Danger Girl DC Challenge DC Comics Bombshells DC Comics Presents DC Secret Origins DC The New Frontier DC One Million DC Universe Legacies DC Universe Presents Deadshot Deathstroke the Terminator Demon Knights Dial H For Hero Doom Patrol Doomed Earth 2 Empire Emperor Joker Enemy Ace Ex Machina Final Crisis Final Night First Wave DCU Flash The Trial of the Flash Flashpoint Flash Gordon 1988 Forever Evil Frankenstein Agent of S H A D E Freedom Fighters Gen¹³ GI Combat Ghosts The Golden Age Gotham Academy Green Lantern Green Lantern A New Dawn Sinestro Corps War Green Lantern Corps Green Lantern New Guardians Red Lanterns Rise of the Third Army Wrath of the First Lantern Lights Out Sinestro Green Lantern Lost Army The Green Team Grifter Harley Quinn Harley Quinn Power Girl Hitman House of Mystery Icon Identity Crisis Incognegro Infinite Crisis Infinity Inc Infinity Man And The Forever People Invasion The Invisibles I Vampire JLA Act of God JLA Avengers Justice Justice League of America Justice League 3000 Justice League Cry for Justice Justice League Dark Justice League Elite Justice League International Justice League of America 2013 Justice League United Justice Lords Beyond Trinity War Darkseid War Justice Society of America Last Days of the Justice Society Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Kamandi Kimmie 66 The Kingdom Kingdom Come Klarion Larfleeze The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Legends Legion of Super Heroes Legion Lost Li l Gotham Looney Tunes Manhunter The Maxx Men of War Metal Men Midnighter The Mighty Millennium Mister Terrific The Movement Ms Tree The Multiversity The Nail

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  • Dainty Combat - TV Tropes
    you don t have an account Share Dainty Combat Edit Locked Main Create New Analysis Characters FanficRecs FanWorks Fridge Haiku Headscratchers ImageLinks Laconic PlayingWith Quotes Recap ReferencedBy Synopsis Timeline Trivia WMG YMMV That broom kills Let s get beautiful Emile Lili Rochefort Street Fighter X Tekken In most forms of fiction Men Are Strong Women Are Pretty and this is so engendered into the human consciousness that altering those points too much can alienate your target audiences An overly aggressive female character can seem less relatable to a feminine audience although it s hard to have a likable character in an action show that doesn t do any fighting at all You can hopscotch around this issue with Sword and Sorcerer or Guys Smash Girls Shoot but what do you do when martial arts or physical combat is the entire focus of the series You compromise with Dainty Combat In this trope a character usually small and or female uses a more graceful beautiful and possibly gentle fighting style in order to combat her opponents Attacks typically focus on kicks holds Pressure Points flourishes joint locks swift tosses and open hand strikes such as palm strikes or slaps rather than heavy blows grappling and wrestling Rather than blocking defense is focused on dodging invoking acrobatics gymnastics and possibly dance moves to avoid taking a direct hit When Dainty Combat includes weapons it s usually some form of Gun Kata swordplay with flourish or a whip Not all characters that use Dainty Combat are women and not all are small or frail but they are by far the most common practitioners It thus overlaps a lot with Waif Fu although in this case the woman need not be a waif small or smaller than her opponents Waif Fu is about the

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  • Damsel in Distress - TV Tropes
    all the appearance of this trope but her helplessness is all for show Sometimes the character gets kidnapped for the sake of her good looks or royal blood but in other works she s more likely doing something that is a threat to the party that kidnaps her reporters are common which allows her to look smart and independent before she needs to be saved Alternatively she can end up prisoner as a Heroic Sacrifice situations where she puts herself in peril so that others can get away are popular even if her plan ultimately fails Generally expected to give The Hero a Smooch of Victory when he rescues her Assuming he does of course This is a type of Living MacGuffin Chained to a Rock is an ancient form Girl in the Tower and Hypnotize the Princess came later Damsels in distress are often Bound and Gagged especially where Author Appeal is concerned If the kidnapper in question is particularly nasty expect an I Have You Now My Pretty situation to occur If the character does not become a Damsel Scrappy but still is constantly captured they are a Designated Victim Compare with Disposable Woman For the Gender Flip see Distressed Dude See also Distress Ball Standard Female Grab Area Determined Widow I Have Your Wife Save the Princess Hostage MacGuffin If the girl is actually faking this for her own benefits depending on her purposes she s either a Deliberately Distressed Damsel or a Decoy Damsel A typical damsel that rescues herself is a Damsel out of Distress If she has a strong spirit despite captivity then he she is a Defiant Captive If the hero leaves the damsel in distress that s Delaying the Rescue See also The Captivity Narrative for a plot based on this Not to be confused with the 2012 comedy film Damsels In Distress This item is available in the Trope Co catalog Example subpages Anime and Manga Comic Books Fairy Tales Animated Films Live Action Films Literature Live Action TV Music Myths and Religion Pinball Video Games Web Comics Web Original Western Animation Other examples open close all folders Advertising Lola Bunny at the end of this UK advert for Walkers Crisps Ballads Child Ballad King Estmere The king goes wooing on the recommendation of his brother and arrives to find the lady is being forced to marry He rescues her Child Ballad The Maid Freed from the Gallows has the heroine about to be hanged if she is not ransomed Various relatives arrive and declare they are there to see her hanged Finally her true love arrives and ransoms her Most American versions of this ballad feature a Gender Flip version of a man about to be hanged but this is the older variant Fan Fiction Ariana Black of The Ariana Black Series gets kidnapped or otherwise endangered by Voldemort at least once per fic Nala is this at times in The Lion King Adventures most notably when she s kidnapped

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