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Eldrich Abomination: This is a trope that Lovecraft and Giger fashioned their entire aesthetic around it. The trope deals with any type of entity that seems to defy logic. They usually are extremely powerful and very grotesque in nature. Some examples include; The original abomination, Cthulu. Cthulu was created by H.P. Lovecraft, and is depicted as an immensely large, octopus-headed monstrosity with an insanity-inducing stare. Next, we have the Ultra Beasts from Pokemon Sun and Moon. These legendary Pokemon are unlike any creatures in the series. We have Buzzwole, an extremely dangerous and steroid-filled mosquito. We also have Guzzlord, a massive Cephalothorax with a never filled appetite. Lastly, we have Korrok from the excellent Cult Film and Book, John Dies At The End. Korrok is the embodiment of evil that creates all the monsters. It’s depicted as a giant entity made up of multiple animal parts. The entity gains knowledge by eating people.
(Behold the mighty Korrok!)
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: This is one of the most common Anime Tropes in existence. It deals with characters in shows with abnormally colored hair. Some examples include; Nel’s green hair from Bleach, Ramona’s ever-changing hair in Scott Pilgrim, 2D’s blue hair from the band, the Gorillaz.
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Compelling Voice: A fairly popular trope that’s used in many comics. It occurs when a person’s voice is so powerful, that it leaves you in a hypnotic state, willingly doing anything the voice tells you to. Some examples include; Jessie Custer’s “Word of God” from The Preacher comic series. The reverend’s eyes will occasionally glow red, and he will say a phrase in red text. The target is forced to obey Custer’s every command, and he’s used it to stop many enemies. The Purple Man from Marvel’s Daredevil orders people around with his presence, as well as his voice. Lastly, we have Yuu of the anime Is This A Zombie? She’s a mute character that’s said to have such a powerful voice, that reality literally bends to her bidding.
(This is the adorably powerful Yuu)
Too Dumb to Live: This is one of my absolutely favorite tropes. It occurs when a character makes such a stupid decision, or action, that it’s highly unlikely that they will survive to the end. Examples of this include; Hanabatake Yoshiko of the anime Aho Girl. She’s practically brainless, and if the series wasn’t a comedy, she’d be dead in the first scene! Second, we have the lab rats, er, I mean guests in the Roller Coaster Tycoon series. They have no problems with going on lethal rides or being trapped in pathways. Lastly, we have Derek Zoolander’s friends from the movie Zoolander. The all lose their lives in a gasoline fight when one of the decides to light a cigarette.
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The Jinx: A darkly comedic trope that deals with severely unlucky characters. They are perfectly normal, but can inflict brutal unluckiness on others. Some examples include: Archie of Archie Comics (He tends to get himself and others around him into trouble), Douglas Fackler of the Police Academy movies (Upon throwing an apple core, he unknowingly causes a riot), and this is Black Cat of Spider-Man fames main gimmick.
Airborne Mook: This trope deals with any character in any form of media that flies, and is usually a pain to deal with. Some examples of this include: Pipis from the classic Megaman series (These mechanical birds drop large eggs on the Blue Bomber that split into many annoying miniature versions), The Lakitu from Super Mario Bros (These flying freaks stay out of range and drop spinys on the Mario Bros) lastly, we have the Explosive Flies from The Binding of Isaac (These bastards fly around rooms and like to get up in your business. Take care of them from a distance, or face a full heart’s worth of damage)
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Chest Monster: This is a very commonly used trope in RPGs, and can be a party’s worst nightmare. A Chest Monster is a creature that disguises itself as a bag of loot or treasure chest to trap unsuspecting adventurers. They’re also known as mimics. Some examples include; Greed from The Binding of Isaac. He’s a miniboss that also can resemble a shopkeeper. In Enter The Gungeon, Chest Monsters are extra irritating because they’re armed with guns! Lastly, in Kid Icarus Uprising we have Mimicuties. These evil bastards disguise themselves as loot, and then when Pit gets close, they unleash a brutal barrage of kicks.
Green Around the Gills: There are many ways to tell if a character is feeling sick in any form of media. One of the most common traits is coloring their faces green. This means that the character is about to blow chunks, either on screen, or off screen. Examples of this include; The nauseous face indicator in Roller Coaster Tycoon. John’s face from Peter Pan after he smokes the peace pie. Lastly, there’s Bugs Bunny’s face upon doing a power dive in an airplane.
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Poisonous Person: This is a pretty self-explanatory, but I will describe it anyway. This trope depicts a person who, through some kind of freak accident, has turned into a walking biohazard. Many villainous characters have this certain ability, and it makes them extremely difficult to deal with. Some examples include; Blight from Batman Beyond has dangerously radioactive skin, and it intensifies when he loses his temper. Magellan from One Piece is the dangerous warden of Impel-Down. He consumed the Doku Doku no Ni (Venom-Venom Fruit) at a young age, which literally transformed him into walking poison. He can meld poison like silly putty, and has made some truly terrifying creations. Unfortunately, he can only eat poison foods, which gives him horrible diarrhea for 10 hours each day. Lastly, there’s F.A.N.G. from Street Fighter V. He’s a bizarre villain that can hurl poisonous projectiles and deal chip damage.
Angrish: This is a very funny trope that’s used numerous times in media. It occurs when a character is so infuriated, that they can’t speak in normal sentences anymore. This usually comes out as garbled nonsense or occasionally, a large stream of curses. Examples include; One of my favorite Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. Calvin’s dad drops a present on his foot and yells; “Slippin rippin dang fang rotten zarg barg a ding dong”! Another example is Johnny’s tantrum from The Room. He says; “You bitch, YOO BEEEECH! GROODAHOLEWURLATTABETCHIA”! The last example is from a Mythbusters episode involving a failed bow and arrow machine gun. Adam ends up yelling; “Aaagh! Fraghm fraghm wackum boogin farshur beck! Fudge! Babies! Baby hippos.”
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Cordon Bleugh Chef: This is an extremely popular trope that’s used in numerous forms of media. The trope occurs when a chef or wannabe chef tries to combine ingredients that should NEVER go together. The result usually involves the consumer gagging, vomiting, or fainting. Some examples of this include; Soma’s devious combination of squid tentacles and peanut butter from Shokugeki no Soma. Soma is an amazing cook in the anime, with many of his dishes causing consumers to literally be in ecstasy. However, this dish causes the consumers to feel violated, and Soma brings this dish out when he wants to screw with people. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, cooking is a major part of the game. It not only is used to recover health, but some foods can even protect you from the harsh temperatures. Then, there’s the dubious food, a disgusting concoction that can be created if Link combines bugs and monster parts together. The result is a censored mix of disgustingness that only recovers one heart.
Video Game Cruelty Potential: You’re an all around good character in a video game, and then you’re given a mission that completely brakes your moral compass. Some examples of this include; Scribblenauts, where you can use a baby with steak attached to it to attract lions. In the incredibly fun and challenging Oregon Trail, your party goes through hell to get to Oregon. Death is extremely common, dysentary happens often, colds can be lethal, and it’s almost impossible to get to Oregon with the full crew.
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Psycho for Hire: This is essentially a person who enjoys causing pain and misfortune to others for a price. They can appear to be completely normal, but little do people know, that they’re like dormant volcanoes waiting to erupt. They always have quirks, and at least one signature weapon that they use to inflict any amount of torture. Some examples of these characters include: Ryuji Yamzaki of the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series. He’s a yakuza member with a split personality. He works under the ruthless Geese Howard, and has appeared in many SNK games. He usually appears to be normal and calculating, but his entire personality changes the instant he starts fighting. He doesn’t have any combat training of his own, and instead uses a uniquely brutal form of street fighting that always involves his signature knife. One of this moves involves him grabbing an opponent by the neck, and slamming him to the ground multiple times while laughing maniacally. Ladd Russo from Baccano! is a complete and utter psychopath with an incredible mind and excellent gun skills.
This is Yamazaki
Impromptu Weapon User: This is an incredibly fun trope that deals with the characters in media that use the weirdest things possible to inflict damage on enemies. Sometimes they end up being a lot more useful that people think, and other times, they just completely suck. Examples of these are: Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4. He’s the resident badass who beats his enemies down with a freaking desk, chair, or shield. Yoshimitsu from the Soul Calibur series occasionally uses a Shepard’s Crook as a sword. The crook baas upon making contact. We also have The Holy Mackerel as a melee weapon in Team Fortress 2. Scout gets this actual fish wrapped in newspaper to bludgeon his enemies with. If you manage to get a kill with this “weapon” the words FISH KILL! appear on the screen.