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Advancing Boss of Doom: This is an often annoying trope that is used in multiple video game genres. It deals with a boss that will keep moving towards the player, without stopping. Some examples include; The Mecha Dragon from Megaman 2. This is the first boss of Wily’s castle, and it is tough! You start by jumping from platform to platform, and then it shows up. It chases you for a while, and then finally stops to battle you. Also, if you miss any platform, you die immediately. Next, we have Heavy Lobster from Kirby Super Star. This giant mechanical lobster chases Kirby through the halls of the Halberd. Lastly, we have the Demon Wall from Final Fantasy IV. The boss fights you, and will continuously move towards the party.
One-Hit Kill: An incredibly popular trope that’s used in multiple forms of media. It deals with an attack, or power, that destroys their opponent in a single hit. Some examples include; The Boomerang from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. In this game, The Boomerang is the most powerful weapon available. Unlike in other games where it just stuns enemies, in this game it deals ridiculous amounts of damage, and can kill the final boss in a single hit. Next, we have The Home Run Bat from the Super Smash Bros series. This item is immensely powerful, and using a smash attack with it is almost always an instant K.O. Lastly, we have Die For Me from Persona 4. This is Alice’s ultimate attack, and has a 80% chance of instantly killing the target.
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Mushroom Samba: An extremely trippy trope that occurs in multiple forms of media. It occurs when a character eats something that has such a psychedelic effect on them, that it distorts reality. Also, the character might be interacting with various objects that appear to be different in the real word when they are tripping. Some examples include; The Peyote Scene from Beavis and Butthead Do America. The titular characters become stranded in a desert, and take a bite of a cactus. The cactus turns about to be Peyote, and the duo get thrown into an amazing psychedelic trip that distorts reality for about 5 minutes. Next, there’s the superhero Pixie from X-Men. One of her powers induce hallucinations, and it causes Wolverine to trip balls. Lastly, there’s the Major Boobage episode of South Park. In it, Kenny goes on a Heavy Metal- inspired trip from inhaling cat piss.
Made of Indestructium: This trope deals with any object that can be destroyed by conventional means. Some examples include; Nokia phones. These old phones are nearly indestructible, and can be dropped off of large buildings, melted with red hot nickel balls, and tossed in water. Surprisingly, they’ll still work, and will only have a few scratches at best. Next, there’s Kira’s second Stand in Jojo Part 4, Sheer Heart Attack. This special Bomb Stand is immensely resistant to any type of damage, and was only defeated by incapacitation. Lastly, there’s Adamantium from the Marvel Universe. This metal is almost indestructible, and is the same material that Wolverine’s claws are made out of.
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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.
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Serial Killer: A dark, but morbidly fascinating trope that’s used in multiple forms of media. It depicts a character, possibly mentally unstable, who kills multiple people. Some examples (not using depictions of real life examples), include; Lucy from the ultra-violent manga and anime, Elfen Lied. She is completely malicious, and slaughters multiple people with her demonic powers. Next, there’s Mr. Zsasz from the Batman Series. He’s one of the more psychopathic prisoners of Arkham Asylum. His body is covered in scars, which represent the amount of people he has killed. Lastly, there’s Dexter from the show of the same name. He’s a unique case, in that he only kills Serial Killers.
Lucy: Cute but extremely dangerous.
Up To Eleven: An incredibly common trope that occurs in many forms of media. It happens when some type of event or tragedy increases power or effect. Some examples include; Most of the cast of the manga/anime series, Eyeshield 21. This is an amazing football series that insanely increases stereotypical bullies and jocks into super humans. Next, we have the Ludicrous Speed dial from Spaceballs. Lastly, there’s the Are you Nuts?! speed on Jimmy Neutron’s Jetpack.
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Typobop (The Bop Pokemon) #334 Dark/Rock Type Possible Abilities: Run Away (Allows you to always flee a battle) or Sheer Force (Boosts the power of all moves that have additional effects by 30% and removes the added effects) Gender Ratio 50/50 Evolves into Yeerex when exposed to a Moon Stone Ht: 1’00” Wt: 9.9 lbs Appearance: The singing dinosaur from the “Yee” Meme. Base Stats: HP: 50, Attack: 81, Defense: 74, Sp. Atk: 40, Sp. Def: 40, Speed: 60 Base Stat Total: 345 (Pretty decent for a first evolution) Immune to Psychic and Weak to Ground, Steel, Bug, Grass, Fairy, Water, and 4x Weak to Fighting
Entry: Typobop communicates by singing. Unfortunately, this attracts predators, causing Typobop to go extinct.
Dragun (The Cannon Pokemon) #141 Dragon/Steel Type Possible Abilities: Mega Launcher (Boosts the power of pulse and aura moves by 50%) or Sniper (Critical hits deal 1.5x more damage) Ht: 1’04” Wt: 47.2 lbs Appearance: A dragon with a cannon for a nose. Evolves into Triggedon at level 40 and into Cannonance at level 65 Gender Ratio 75% male to 25% female Base Stats: HP: 45, Attack: 25, Defense: 65, Sp. Atk: 100, Sp. Def: 45, Speed: 20 Base stat total: 300 (Extremely good Special Attack for a 1st evolution) Immune to Poison and Weak to Fighting and Ground.
Entry: Dragon are known to attack their prey with incredible accuracy. They can become aggressive when claiming territory.
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Evil Genius: One of the most popular tropes ever created. It deals with a malicious person with a very high intellect. They can be anyone, ranging from scientists, to lowly crooks. Some examples include; Johan Liebert from the Anime/Manga Monster. He’s extremely smart, and is also a highly dangerous serial killer. Next, we have The Riddler from the Batman Series. He wears a very extravagant outfit and loves to trick Bruce Wayne. Lastly, we have the German terrorist from Die Hard, Hans Gruber. He’s the big cheese that developed the plan to take over Nakatomi Tower.
(Hans Gruber played by the late and great Alan Rickman)
Nutritional Nightmare: A trope that’s used in made comedies. It deals with a food that’s so unhealthy, that death could occur upon consumption. Some examples include; Deep fried butter, Double Dew from South Park (It’s Mountain Dew with 2X the caffeine), and when Homer forces Bart to add butter to his bacon.
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Crazy Homeless People: An extremely common trope in almost all forms of media. It occurs when characters meet a paranoid and insane vagrants. They’re usually quite harmless, but some may be drug addicts, and other unsavory folk. Some examples include: The entire cast of Arakawa Under the Bridge, Many of the enemies in the Condemned series are violent, Meth-addicted hobos, Finally, we have the nameless bum from Beavis and Butt-Head.
The crazy cast of Arakawa Under the Bridge.
Fireball Eyeballs: An extremely popular trope that’s used in many Anime. A character’s eyes will flame up, and this can mean a variety of things. It can symbolize, determination, rage, overreacting, or excitement. Some examples include: Rock Lee from Naruto whenever he gets excited, Mama from Cooking Mama gets this way whenever you fail a task, lastly, we have Ron Burgundy from Anchorman when someone insults his hair.