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Feeling bored? Here's a challenge. Find a page on this site that doesn't reference at least one of these series.

Being Trope Overdosed indicates how popular a series is among The Contributors. The longer a series has been around has an effect. It's not hard to use a lot of tropes when you're a Long Runner.

Not to be confused with Overdosed Tropes, which are the same but inverted.

Trope Saturated -- on more than 4000 pages

Trope Overloaded on more than 2000 pages but fewer than 4000

Trope Overdosed on more than 1000 pages but fewer than 2000

This doesn't mean that these series are actually better, just that more tropers watch them and add examples. Or possibly that one really, really crazy troper watches it and adds examples. Or possibly that the show just happens to have a really, really high trope quotient while a show you don't see on here doesn't.

A brief note on methodology. To determine a work's ranking under Trope Overdosed, you can take the "related to" number of the page related to a series that has the most references.

For those who want a perfectly accurate count, though, check out this Python script. Correct usage of it will allow you to determine exactly how many wiks a franchise with really complicated cross references (such as Final Fantasy) has. Note, however, that this page doesn't list exact numbers. We only care about the thousands digit. If you're making a change based on Python data, be sure to mention this in the "edit reason" box.

Listings here are alphabetical. If you are wondering what the previous statistics were, there is now an archived page. As for why the page has changed formats since April 25, 2010, see the forum topic and the discussion page to learn the details.


  1. Or 14. It didn't start with a whole new cast each season until the 7th season.
  2. between TOS (3), TAS (2), TNG (7), DS9 (7), VOY (7), and ENT (4), the franchise clocks in at thirty seasons
  3. It's worth mentioning though that Valve has decided to stop doing episodic games, so the likelihood of there ever being an episode three is close to nil
  4. though not necessarily the one from the original arcade game
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