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1. A gimmick or storyline may be reused freely and safely after a few years of dormancy.

2. The unwritten rule that, after a given number of years, there has been enough turnover in the fanbase that a writer can re-use the same gimmicks and storylines with impunity.
The fleeting demographic rule allows YouTubers to reuse jokes and catchphrases after they have become repetitive.
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This is a trope that goes through a circular pattern of change, eventually returning to its original form after several iterations.

Most cycles are bipolar, though, oscillating back and forth between two opposites that mutually subvert (or invert) each other.
Cyclic tropes can often be applied to celebrity popularity.
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"Memology" refers to the study of how "memes," or new ideas and trends, spread.
The word memology was used in a Facebook marketing campaign.
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When used in referencing a meme, someone will complain about a meme, but in the form of the meme.
Hypocritical Humor is a type of gag in which a character's actions or words contradict each other in a humorous manner.
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There is a tendency for some adults and some teenagers to see the newer material in a medium (be it music, film, animation, or comic books) as inferior to the older classics that they knew in their youth.
Nostalgia filters are usually developed when people are under the age of 30.
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This is when something which portrays itself as "cutting edge" becomes mainstream, but soon becomes overexposed, behind the times, old hat, or just plain uncool.
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A versatile substance that may be applied to anything in order to cause an effect needed by a plot.
Kryptonite is considered a phlebotinum device as it is invariably used to paralyze Superman in DCU comic plots.
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