Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome references. Now, let’s begin!
Magikarp Power: A fun trope that’s used in many forms of media. It refers to a seemingly weak character or item that gains phenomenal power upon leveling up or evolving. Some examples include; The titular trope namer, Magikarp. This is the weakest Pokemon in terms of stats, but it evolves into a giant leviathan-like creature with tremendous strength. Next, there’s the “Void Item” from The Binding of Isaac. It starts out as a useless active item, however, it can absorb other items to become an immensely powerful resource. Lastly, we have Frothing Berserker from Hearthstone. It starts out as a semi-weak 2/4 minion, but every time it takes damage, it grows in power.
Handicapped Badass: Another extremely common trope that’s used in many forms of media. It represents a disabled person who does incredible things, and doesn’t let their faults get in the way. Some examples include; Johnny from part 7 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. This main character is paralyzed from the waist down, but participates in a world-wide horserace, and kicks serious ass. Next, there’s Red Haired Shanks from One Piece. This pirate captain lost his right arm to a sea monster in the first episode. Surprisingly, this doesn’t weaken his swordsmanship in any way, and he still is one of the most powerful characters in the show. Lastly, there’s Professor X from the X Men. While he might be bound to a wheelchair, his telepathic powers are some of the strongest in the world.
Johnny Joestar handicapped, jockey, and certified badass.
Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome pop cultural trivia! Now, let’s begin!
Power Creep: A trope that’s highly popular in video games, especially the card variety. It occurs when new content in a game completely trumps the old content. This can be done by adding a new upgrade to an old card, weapon, or other object. Some examples include; Magma Rager from Hearthstone. This card used to be played a lot because of its high attack for low cost. Unfortunately, after Ice Rager was made, the card became completely useless. Next, we have Kartana from the Pokemon series. It is one of the fastest and strongest Pokemon out there, however, its Special Defense is really lacking, and it can be taken out easily by Special Attackers. Lastly, we have Zoodiacs from Yu-Gi-Oh! This archetype was so broken upon release that many tournaments refused to have players use decks based upon them.
Mid NSFW Warning On This One! Marshmallow Hell: This is a heavily used trope in many Ecchi Anime and Hentai. It occurs when a character is suffocated between a taller girl’s massive “tracts of land”. Some examples include; Irina suffocating Nagisa in Assassination Classroom, Litchi suffocating multiple characters in Blazblue, and Angel’s reverse motorboat from King of Fighters XIV.
Hello fellow Media Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. Get ready to be amazing and surprised. Now, let’s begin!
Cerebus Rollercoaster: This is one of the most popular tropes used in TV and Films today. Say you’re watching your favorite show, and it suddenly takes a incredibly dark turn. This can also occur when a character does something completely out of the ordinary. Some examples include; Puella Magi Madoka Magica (The series starts out as a normal Magical Girl Anime, but then you get to episode 4 and *spoilers* occur which drastically transforms the show’s mood and atmosphere). The “Rick Potion #9” episode of Rick and Morty (Rick creates a special potion that makes Morty more attractive to his crush. This unfortunately escalates into a world-wide epidemic, and needless to say, it results in some truly disturbing scenes). Lastly, there’s “The Return of Chef” episode of South Park (This is the last time that we see Chef in South Park. Unlike the usual comical nature of the show, this episode is much darker in tone. There’re references to pedophilia, and Chef meets his end in one of the most gruesome scenes in the entire show).
One of the many fucked up scenes in Rick Potion #9
Serrated Blade of Pain: How do you make a weapon more dangerous? By adding additional blades to it of course! Nothing says excruciating pain quite like extra cutting power. These weapons are extremely popular in Anime and Manga, with characters dishing out bloody carnage on a normal basis. Some examples of these blades include; Saw-Toothed Arlong’s “Kiribachi”, a gruesome, multi-pointed sword that resembles the teeth of a saw blade. Hoshigaki Kisame’s “Samehada” aka Shark-Skin Sword, is a massive weapon that’s made out of extremely sharp scales and hooks. It not only ruthlessly cuts down foes, but can also destroy their chakra. Finally, we have Demise’s Serrated Blade from Skyward Sword.
For Your Love by The Yardbirds from the album “Got To Hurry” 1965 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) This song is very old, however, I believe that it has aged quite well. I had always loved to listen to it as a kid, and I still like it today. It starts with a strange organ, and then a tribal drum starts playing. The vocals of this are very harmonious, and half way through the piece, a nice guitar starts strumming. In conclusion, this is a very interesting piece, and I hope you guys will enjoy it.
Tell me what you think of this piece in the comment’s section below.
She’s Not There by The Zombies from the album “Begin Here” 1964 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org)
It’s time for a blast from the past! This is a very old song, however, it has aged quite well. It starts with a very jazzy beat, and then the vocals start up. They are very harmonious is nature, and they put you into a trance like state. The beat combined with the vocals create a piece that is both sad and passionate. I highly recommend this piece to anybody that likes a feel-good 60’s piece.
Hey Jude by The Beatles from the album “Revolution” 1968 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for another blast to the past? I sure hope so! This is one of my favorite Beatles songs, and it still sounds good, even to this day! The melodic vocals and slow piano add a lot of emotion to this wonderful piece. Near the end of the song, the tempo picks up, and it goes full Rock! This amazing piece will have you humming the tune for hours. I highly recommend this song to absolutely everyone, and I really would love to hear what you think about it in the comments section below.