Armada Tropes

4/19/2011

  • Trope:

  • Definition:By the Critic as the “ultimate in awesomely and laughably implausible”.

  • Example: Skip to the 14 minute mark to see this trope in action

 

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9/21/2010

 

It’s time again to another installment of Armada TV Tropes brought to you by the website, TVtropes.org and your truly, truebacklash. Time for our 5 tropes for the day.

 

  • # 1.
  • Trope: Bishonen
  • Definition: A male character, who is seen a a pretty boy, typically tall, slender with almost no fat and little to no muscle and no body or facial hair. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they are male or female.
  • Example: Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, he’s a cold blooded killer with a face of a pretty boy.

 

  • # 2.
  • Trope: Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Definition: A villain who runs a corporation.
  • Example:  So many real world ones, but for fiction let’s go with C. Montgomery “Monty” Burns from the Simpsons, yes that will do nicely, excellent.

 

  • # 3.
  • Trope: Ninja
  • Definition: A stealthy fighter that uses their skill mainly for stealth.
  • Example: Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe.

 

  • # 4.
  • Trope: Kick Chick
  • Definition: A female character who fights almost entirely with kicks. She may occasionally throw a punch, but kicking is her primary means of offense.
  • Example: Chun-Li from Street Fighter I mean dang.

 

  • # 5.
  • Trope: Wrestler In All Of Us
  • Definition: Characters that us Professional Wresting moves for no other reason than it look cool.
  • Example: Megas from Megas XLR

 

So that’s it for now til next time, take care.

 

 

9/7/2010

 

Welcome once again to another installment of Armada TV Tropes brought to you by the website, TVtropes.org and your truly, truebacklash. Time for our 5 tropes for the day.

 

  • # 1.
  • Trope: Butt Monkey
  • Definition: A character, who is the target of physical or emotional abuse for entertainment purposes.
  • Example: Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip. We laugh at his many misfortunes, most of which are caused by Lucy.

 

  • # 2.
  • Trope: Whip It Good
  • Definition: A character who uses a whip as their Weapon Of Choice.
  • Example: The Batman semi-villionus cat-burglar, Catwoman.

 

  • # 3.
  • Trope: Drives Like Crazy
  • Definition: A lunatic behind the wheel (not my definition but one that works).
  • Example: In fiction, taxi drivers have the worst reputation for this.

 

  • # 4.
  • Trope: Ear Worm
  • Definition: A catchy, whether it’s good or not  that gets stuck in your head.
  • Example: A… Wait, let me show you.

 

 

There you are guys, 5 tropes free of charge, ’til next time this is TBL saying rock out to Toshinden 3

 

 

 

8/29/2010

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Armada TV Tropes and I am your host with the most truebacklash or TBL. This is going to be a weekly look into the tropes that inhabit the website tvtropes.org. You’re probibally asking yourself, “What’s a trope, glad you asked, because that will be one of the first 5 tropes I will be defining.

 

  • # 1.
  • Trope: Tropes
  • Definition: Storytelling devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations. Tropes can be used in any form of fiction but often provide that they hold true to real life as well.
  • Example: “Lampshade Hanging” is an example of a trope.

 

  • # 2.
  • Trope: Lampshade Hanging
  • Definition: The writers’ trick of dealing with any element of the story that threatens the audience’s willing suspension of disbelief — whether a very implausible plot development, or a particularly blatant use of a trope — by calling attention to it… and then moving on. I. E. the author points out the improbable subject through some medium (character, passerby, narration, etc.) and says it exists regardless of logic.
  • Example: “Have you ever noticed the princess is always getting kidnapped?”
  • # 3.
  • Trope: Distressed Damsel
  • Definition: A character, usually female, who needs to be rescued from the bad guys or some other danger. A damsel in distress.
  • Example:

  • # 4.
  • Trope: Princesses Prefer Pink
  • Definition: Where, if the character is a princess, chances are they will be wearing pink.
  • Example:

  • # 5.
  • Trope: RunningGag
  • Definition: To repeat a joke multiple times in a work.
  • Example: If I put a picture of Princess Peach of Super Mario Bros. fame for a third time. I’m not going to do that, but that’s an example.

Well that’s my 5 tropes for the day, ’til next time, this is TBL saying take care and watch for the stinger.

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