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This is simply what you think is the (not some of the, the) best example of any trope (an objective trope, not subjective, since this already is subjective). The "Crowning Example" if you will.

There could be several reasons you think an example is the best.

  • You thinks it's the best in terms of illustrating the trope.
  • You think it's the most well done.
  • It's your favorite play in that trope.
  • You just really like the source material.

Oh, and each troper gets one example per trope, no more. Also, don't go "no, this is," or phrases like that. This is about our own personal favorites.

Please list tropes alphabetically.


 Worf: "But why all the deception?"

Garak: "Because lying is a skill like any other and to maintain a level of excellence, one must practice it constantly."


 "We are the men! The protectors, the hunters, the fighters, and the show-offs, and the noisemakers! You are little girls! You should be at home with your mommy learning how to cook and clean and... blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-whatever women stuff. So leave the superheroics to the super men!"


 Pee-Wee <after Captain Carl has run offstage to use the toilet>: Well Captain Carl, did you remember to wash your hands?

Phil Hartman as Captain Carl <puts hands on Pee-Wee's face> Nooooooo!


 I must not fear

Fear is the mind-killer

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration

I will face my fear

I will permit it to pass over me and through me

And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing

Only I will remain.



  1. It helps that they are headquartered near the area and know enough about it to make the city small enough for a video game and yet nail little details like the architectural styles of certain neighborhoods.
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