Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post. This week, we’ll be focusing on the more spooky of the tropes. Now, let’s begin!
- Ax-Crazy: A trope that’s extremely common in Horror based media. It deals with a mentally unstable character that’s capable of inflicting extreme violence. Some examples include; Cioccolata from part 5 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. He’s a deranged doctor that enjoys making Snuff films with his partner, Secco. He also has a stand that kills people with a flesh eating virus. Next, there’s Carnage from Spider Man. He’s a serial killer that can generate whips and other weapons. Lastly, there’s Aran Ryan from Punch-Out!! He’s an unstable Irish fighter that never stops moving. He also plays extremely dirty, using illegal moves such as headbutts and ropes to take Mac down.
Aran Ryan: The insane boxer.
- Freak Lab Accident: An immensely popular trope that’s used in many superhero forms of media. It occurs when some dangerous chemicals mix together, and transform somebody. Occasionally, it gives people superpowers, while other times, it horrifically mutates or kills them. Some examples include; The origin of Captain Hindsight from South Park. He gets involved in a freak accident with a radioactive spider that leaves him with the powers of extreme hindsight. Next, there’s The Fly from the movie of the same name. A teleportation accident causes an unfortunate scientist to merge with a fly, creating a hideous human fly hybrid. Lastly, there’s the giant tarantula’s in the film of the same name.
The horrifying fly.