Discussion What's your favorite trope?

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  1. Zaroz

    Zaroz Existential Lurker Demonic Calamity

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    Hey all, I decided to create this thread to allow for the discussion of the common tropes that seem to pop up in WNs/LNs. To give some examples, along with Arifureta and FMA, there were simultaneously a lot of novels that had the MC lose an arm and get a metal(be it alchemical or mechanical) prosthetic. Another is the Skill assimilation/theft trope.

    Anyway, what is your favorite trope, where is it found, and why do you like it?
     
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    palaraya Retired Hero: Student

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    Normal trope
     
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    A hard question but a easy answer: Truck-kun from every Isekai ever. It's overused but that's why it's great.
     
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    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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  6. Capsize

    Capsize Would you like to be isekai’d? ψ(`∇´)ψ

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    Yep...
     
  8. tak

    tak ignorant but well-meant

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    • Beautiful Misunderstandings™
    • Character A love Character B and hate Character B's other identity
    • Harmless looking character should never be offended
    • Animals being cute
    • Children being cute
    • Character does something casually that impacts the world greatly in positive way (usually food / magic / technology breakthrough)
    • Character helps someone casually & they become character's greatest helper/backer
    • Fighting turns to pinning with sexual tension
    • Character knowing the opponent's weakness, but doesn't realize it's their weakness (usually with conditional superpower)
    • OP Character trying to stay hidden & give their glory/deeds to other person
    • Characters getting irrationality angry/defensive often really niche thing they like, and other characters just watch these people argue because they don't understand wtf are they talking about
     
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    Bad naming sense
     
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    It's kinda funny at first, but when you read it for the 10th time, on the same novel then it's just lazy and repetitive humor.
     
  11. Zaroz

    Zaroz Existential Lurker Demonic Calamity

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    Wow, that's SOOOO descriptive:facepalm:...

    Agreed.:blobhighfive:

    Okay.... by trope, I was referring more to plot devices rather than character personalities, unless you are talking about the yandere's "Yan" side getting triggered at amusing/interesting timings.

    Excellent! :blob_patpat:
    As a relation of "Animals being cute" and "Harmless looking character should never be offended", I always find the "Killer Rabbit" and "Beware the Nice Ones" tropes to be amusing. Plus, the "Accidental Truth" from "To Be a Power in the Shadows!" made me almost bruise my face from facepalming.
     
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    That applies to almost everything tho
     
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    Cooking trope because I get hungry.
     
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    Diametric Waifu Connoisseur

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    I like when the harmless old person you know by chance happens to be some great master or political figure.

    More generally, I like seeing the mc meet prominent people who are disguised or undercover
     
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    Wonder which trope would make @lychee seem like a desperate housewife.
     
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    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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  17. Zaroz

    Zaroz Existential Lurker Demonic Calamity

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    Not sure if I should consider this a trope, more like a theme... Although, "winning over people through food" is a pretty good one.

    I like it too, but sometimes I feel that the encounters are kinda unnatural, like they were forced.

    For me, there are good and bad traps. Some of them I feel like are very well-written, while others feel like they were designed by a grade schooler, yet somehow the target still fails to notice them...
     
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    Yuri trope
    MC dump abuse and rapist ML for FL. She choose FL.
     
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    • Normal Badass
    • Badass Bookworm
    • Empowered Normal Badass
    • Brought Down to Badass
    • Brought Down to Normal
    • Jerk With a Heart of Gold
    • Knight In Sour Armor
    • Pragmatic Hero
    • Unchosen One
    • Weak, but Skilled
    • Crazy Prepared
    • Combat Pragmatic
    • Magikarp Power
    • Mudane Utility
     
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    MarxDarkBear The Great Man

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    The mc manipulating everyone around him to act a certain way. For example letting two clans/sects or countries wage war against each other purely by manipulating certain events or people. One of my favorite novels atm is cultivation done right.
    This trope doesn't work if the mc himself is stupid.