A notably addictive wiki where thousands of tropes and idioms throughout creative works are collected, defined, and expanded. Though it originally only focused on tropes within television shows (hence the name), it now covers literature, comic books, anime, manga, western animation, video games, film, webcomics, web animation, music, and others. Unlike Wikipedia (which "tropers" call "The Other Wiki"), there is no such thing as notability on TV Tropes.
TV Tropes will ruin your life.
by JohnnyLurg March 19, 2011
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TV Tropes is a wiki that collects and expands descriptions and examples on various conventions and devices (tropes) found within creative works. Since its establishment in 2004, the site has gone from covering only television and film tropes to also covering those in a number of other media such as literature, comics, video games, and even things such as advertisements and toys. The nature of the site as commentary about pop culture and fiction has attracted attention and commentary from several web personalities and blogs.

The content was published as free content from April 2008, and changed its license over the years to one allowing noncommercial distribution.
TV Tropes initially focused on the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and has since increased its scope to include thousands of other series, films, novels, plays, professional wrestling, video games, anime, manga, comic strips and books, fan fiction, and many other subjects, including Internet works such as Wikipedia, which is referred to in-wiki as "The Other Wiki". It has also used its informal style to describe topics such as science, philosophy, politics, and history under its Useful Notes section. TV Tropes does not have notability standards for the works it covers.
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A website where all those weird things that you see in TV shows, movies, and other media are compiled into one big conglomerate of "Tropes."

It takes a while to understand everything and get used to the odd community; results may vary. Also, the website is very, VERY left-wing; the members seem to take delight in demonizing republicans. It's not as bad as other websites such as Reddit, but you should still steer clear if that does not align with your views.
TV Tropes is a good way to get informed about various media, but don't dig too deep -- it can get addictive.
by Someone who kinda exists July 19, 2021
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A very addicting site about tropes that describe media but plagued by absolutely ridiculous admins that permabans people for disagreeing with them (or for fun) and lock pages that they don't like.

Known for being Anime focused.
Tv tropes is the new gamefaqs.
by Fast Eddie is a cock March 14, 2012
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A seemingly addictive wiki that only appears to be laid back and fun. The downside? You can and will be banned for any sort of problems you cause, no matter how small. Both the members and moderators get butthurt from the tiniest kinds of negativity.

Sadly, most occupants are a bunch of immature twenty something year olds. The main forum consists of the same people replying to each other's posts. In other words, the site is terrible.
Person A on Tv Tropes: I think this site isn't very good.

Moderator: Your post has been thumped.

Person A: ?! (Gets permabanned)
by Aura Person April 4, 2013
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An area of the internet where time stops, coincidentally overlapping with the site TV Tropes.

Similar to a wikicoma.
Somebody mentioned this thing called "phlebotinum;" next thing I knew, I was digging myself out of the TV Tropes timesink six hours later.
by yodudebroheim January 6, 2010
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