Okay, there are some tropes that just annoy the living daylight outta me and today we’re to name them.
THE “DARK, BROODY, MYSTERIOUS LOVE INTEREST WHO’S PERSONALITY CONSTANTLY CHANGES” TROPE
There’s (usually) always that one guy who is like a bad-boy and you can’t figure him out and he takes a liking to our main protagonist and they get along. Next day, the guy ignores her, or badmouthes or I dunno is just generally mean. Like dude, you don’t get to be like that. You’re giving the poor girl whiplash and just make us dislike you, especially if we have NO idea why you’re doing it. Can this trope just please stop? Like I enjoy a bad-boy, but gimme a back story as to why you’re being so moody.
THE “FIRST PERSON POV WHO IS REALLY NOT INTELLIGENT AND/OR MAKES THE WORST DECISIONS” TROPE
You’ve probably seen this many times but I really dislike first person point of view when this happens. They’ll drive me up a wall and makes the worst possible decisions and I have to sit in your head enduring physical and emotional pain? I did NOTHING to deserve this okay?!
THE “I JUST GAINED AWESOME POWERS EVEN THOUGH I JUST GOT HERE AND HAVE HAD NO TRAINING” TROPE
This happens a lot in the CHOSEN ONE trope where this character out of nowhere finds out that he/she is part of this new world and as soon as they have some kind of battle, they just amaze everyone with their abilities and I just sit here like: how did you do that? Sometimes it works, but otherwise that just came from the sky and I’m hecka confused. And then the cherry on top, when some sane character realises that that’s weird and they the other either a) shrugs and have no idea how they did it or b) grin and laugh at themselves. Like what the actual heck?
THE “I’M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU A HUGE SECRET BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO MAKE YOU SAD/ANGRY BUT YOU WILL BE EITHER WAY” TROPE
Why do you do that yourself? You don’t get to keep that secret and I honestly don’t get it? They’re going to find out at some point and they may as well hear it from, yet you persist on making it harder on yourself and the other person who has NO idea what’s going on!
THE “ONE PERSON YOU HATE AND OTHER YOU REALLY ROOT FOR LOVE TRIANGLE” TROPE
Sometimes triangles are done really well *cough* The Infernal Devices *cough* but others are really bad. You really don’t like the one side but LOVE the other and it’s not worth your time. Also, why do you put both of them through so much confusion? Just pick already.
THE “I JUST MET YOU AND NOW ALL MY PROBLEMS ARE GONE AND I LOVE YOU” TROPE
Yeah I think you get it. Two characters meet and his/her problems are immediately vanish and they can live out the rest of their life. Wait what?
THE “STEREOTYPICAL CHARACTER THAT ALSO IS IN MOVIES & TV AND WE DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY” TROPE
That character who is ‘mean and blonde and usually a cheerleader’, or ‘nerdy with glasses’ or ‘smart Asian computer geek’? Yeah please go away, there are actually other types of characters with these characteristics, you’re not a dominating species okay?
THE “ANGSTY LIFE CHANGING KISS AFTER A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE” TROPE
This is probably my most hated trope because I truly don’t get why. I’m just sitting here reading an epic battle and next page all the other characters disappear leaving just the two of you alone and have the most amazing kiss? I HATE THIS SO MUCH!! Just please go away and kiss at the right time. There are a few times when this sorta happens and I enjoy but mainly I just want to scream and pull my hair out. Like why???????
OKAY BYE-BYE NOW TROPES. I HOPE TO NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN. THIS PROBABLY WON’T HAPPEN BUT A GIRL CAN DREAM…
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE TROPES? WHAT ARE SOME TROPES YOU REALLY DISLIKE? DO YOU LIKE SOME OF THE ONES I MENTIONED? OR DO YOU WANT TO PULL YOUR HAIR OUT AND BITE OFF YOUR FINGERS? I’M VERY CURIOUS TO KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.