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Question: What are some anime/book tropes that you wish would end? From Fuelled by Smiling
This is kind of a tricky question because while there are annoying tropes, there’s always the occasion where it is used well and for a purpose and it fits just perfectly. In that case, I have no issue with more or less any trope. I’m sure even the fall and boob grab might work in some context even if I can’t immediately figure out where.
That said, there are certainly tropes I find more annoying than others and while this isn’t a definitive list, the ones that immediately spring to mind include:
- Little sisters
- Harems set-ups for no purpose
- The fall and boob grab
- Pretty much anything anime girls do to one another when sharing a bath
- Bad guys who speak instead of fighting
- The insta-power up just because
- Absent parents just because
- Love triangles
- The complete genius character
Now, for most of those, I have almost definitely watched and enjoyed anime that include them. As I said, it is always about the context in which it is used. Yet, these are the ones that seem to be used lazily more often than not by sub-par anime. It kind of gives the trope a bad name when really the issue is the execution.
Okay readers, what tropes do you want to see end?
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