Tv Tropes that you hate

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  1. K2flygurl

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    The whole Herbivores are gentle creatures. I hate that. I know that no one in real life is going to hug a hippo, but I still find it stupid. Just because it eats plant doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. Also making carnivores mean is also stupid.

    Parents being stupid or useless. I never get that.
     
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    That entire damn website. Get linked to it for something, think you're going to read 1 thing and then several hours later you've somehow ended up on something like "characters who died but not really" and wondering where the hell the time went.

    I hate that place. It's worse than wikipedia
     
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  3. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hate that site. Used to be decent, but they got high off of their own farts and got... clique-ish? Political (not real world politics, but rather factions, etc)? Whatever.
     
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    Heh, I’m suddenly reminded of a dude on the old Newsarama forums that used to link to TvTropes all the damn time.
     
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    I'm pretty sure this is more about recurrent themes that appear on TV and the like rather than the site named after them. That site is a rabbit hole and all, but still.

    I really dislike the "mystical pregnancy" trope. It can be seen in Star Wars, Star Trek, bountiful horror properties and it's just pretty gross. That's not even getting into the other kind of "m-preg."
     
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    I don't really like the "love will save us all" trope. It just...doesn't make sense to me. Love is great, but it's not some sort of magical force that will stop evil. It's just an attraction, basically. And I'm not even a nihilist or a science purist. Love is pretty amazing, and can definitely be an overwhelming emotion. But come on, it's not a superpower. I suppose it's fine in something like a fairy tale aimed at super young kids (like Frozen), but I'm legitimately surprised this trope has managed to work it's way into stuff like a Nolan movie (Interstellar) and...even Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to an extent. It just seems like a very juvenile idea of what love is.

    Another one would be military/government subplots in alien stories. (Same with superhero and other paranormal/supernatural stories) Specifically the men-in-suits paramilitary force that wants to capture the aliens and study them. Or just destroy/disband them because they think they're a threat. But at the end they'll realize that the aliens were actually here to help us...only to turn against them again later. We've seen it in the Iron Giant. We've seen it in some of the early Marvel movies (specifically Thor, and even Civil War a bit). We've seen it in almost every Transformers movie. We're about to see it in Sonic. And countless other stories.

    Realistically, this probably would happen if aliens were to land on Earth...authorities would be suspicious (and rightfully so). But we've just seen this concept done to death. We've seen every variation of it, and it's getting boring. And no truly interesting conflicts or dynamics usually come out of it. Just a basic message about "learning to put aside differences" or something. And it usually just exists to provide an army for the good guys to fight or run away from. At this point I'd prefer to have realism bent in favor of getting more unique stories, and more variation. Or there needs to be some kind of really unique spin on it.
     
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    Next to nobody says "Goodbye". Seems most times when people talk on the phone is they just hang up when they are done. How do they know the other person was finished? My friends and I like to go "NO GOODBYE FOR YOU!!!!" like the Soup Nazi saying. Its rare when a Goodbye or bye is said.
     
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    This should be in the movie thread.

    But Tvtropes for me is that website I read for a couple of minutes, keep clicking on links, and before I know it I been reading it for a week.
    But if there is one trope I hate is "Flanderization" when a character's most human traits are taken away to make them exaggerated or idiotic. (Named after Ned Flanders was stripped of his traits.) This is most likely to happen with more comedic characters. Deadpool went from an anti-hero who used jokes to comfort himself, to a complete idiot. Gwenpool goes from a kind-hearted individual to basically Lady Deadpool. Optimus Prime went from a wise, yet cocky leader, to just being boring and no fun. However this is depending on the writer, which is another trope, which is when another writer takes the charge and writes a character to be completely different.
     
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    That One Boss, primarily on account of it reminding me of all the bosses who beat my butt over the years

    >:I
     
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    the "When a human sees a thing, the thinge says something like "Hi" and they both scream" trope. Good the first two movies you see, but it just keeps going...

    All my yes!!! Hate those!!!
     
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    LegoShokwave123 YOU CLOD!!!

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    You know what every story needs? A love triangle!
     
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    I don't like creepy kids.

    The kids being creepy can work sometimes if the writing and acting is good enough. But most of the time it's like some media just adds in a kid tells the kid to stare and say something strange so they can pass off the whole kids are creepy thing.

    I also don't like smart kids. Having a child prodigy just makes the adults look very stupid and it is easy to tell sometimes that the writers only add a smart kid because they need someone to explain plot details. Another reason they add the smart kid is that they think it is cute or funny.
    Also, it is just strange hearing a kid explain adult subjects to an adult. I like the show My Wife and Kids but at times I felt they used the smart kid a little too much.
     
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    Tiny 100 pound women beating the shit out of full size stunt guys.
     
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    Flanderization is very heinous. Designated Girl Fight annoys me to no end now, we got it in Infinity War when Nat and Okoye fought Proxima Midnight and then The Lion King when Nala and Shenzi fought for two particularly groan-worthy examples. The A-Force scene from Endgame doesn’t count since they didn’t single out a female enemy, by the way.

    Reality Ensues is at once a good trope, but I’ve noticed that works can have entries a mile long not necessarily because of the length of the work, but because apparently EVERYTHING is so realistic. Like every Steven Universe episode has about four thick bullet points of Reality Ensues and it’s just.. kinda annoying? Like “omg look we’re so real”.

    Also Shout Outs can get annoying because a given user will be reminded of a past work of fiction in a new episode of something, and then claim they’re referencing x. Get over yourselves.
     
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    Honestly, it sounds to me like your problem isn't entirely with the tropes themselves in those cases, but more with the website's way of acknowledging them.
     
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    The tv tropes I hate the most is the website tvtropes, and anyone who links to it.
     
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    I don't know if it's a trope as much as it's a trend, but I'm getting really tired of fully CGI fight scenes in live-action movies. Not necessarily CGI elements in fights, or even greenscreens, but when everything (including the environments and the actors) becomes CGI for a fight. Aside from the Star Wars prequels (mainly AOTC), Civil War was one of the first to start doing this. At the time, it was kind of impressive. But now almost every superhero movie just features CGI body-doubles fighting in CGI landscapes instead of the actors actually rehearsing fight choreography, and going to film it on-location. I guess they're trying to make the action as slick and idealized as possible. But I don't really want that in a film. Leave that to stuff like cartoons and video games. In a movie, I want some practicality, even if it looks a bit clunkier.
     
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    Sadly, the days when it was cheaper to film in space than to do it in a studio are long since over :( 


    I find it "odd" (not hate worthy, but odd) that front doors in sitcoms are often left unlocked. I know it's done for the practicality of the main characters not having to knock before entering a scene, but it's still odd (Friends even noted it once or twice).

    I'm not sure if it qualifies as a trope, but I hate "solve it all with wishy thinking". It comes up a lot in Doctor Who (I noticed it particularly during Matt Smith's run, but it was there in other relaunch iterations, too). In a show where the win conditions are "logic", "big fight" or "happy thoughts", the "happy thoughts" option always feels like a cop-out.
     
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    You mean the show Dinosaurs as an example?
     
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    The whole "liar revealed" trope. Boy howdy, do I HATE this shtick, especially when it comes to animated films (many of them by Dreamworks). At least the Lego Movie had the sense to have it be done in a minute instead of padding it out.
     
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