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Tropes where writers screw up, either intentionally (in the name of Artistic License) or inadvertently. Some instances are worse than others. Subtropes of Did Not Do the Research and the Failure Index.[1] And, before you say anything, "indexes" and "indices" are both equally proper plural forms of "index."


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  1. The tropes here were formally called You Fail X Forever, but some people don't like failure. So, now you know about the "Artistic License" header.
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