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ITT: Cliches you are absolutely sick of (doesn't have to be MLP) Anonymous 407141[Last 50 Posts]

>action video game
>spend approx. six hours brutally slaughtering hundreds of enemy soldiers
>finally get to the head of the enemy army
>about to kill him
>suddenly your ally says "Wait! If we kill him, we'll be just like him."
>mfw

Anonymous 407155

>Hero turns evil
>Wait turns out he was just brainwashed
>Being blackmailed
>Or it was just a clone
>And it's never mentioned again

As well as

>Villain is honorable/intelligent

>Becomes dishonorable/idiotic to justify his/her later defeat

Anonymous 407370

being able to figure out everything that happens in a movie about 30 seconds to 30 minutes before it happens, or simply being able to know what will happen during the whole thing form the get go

Seriously you can look at most tv shows and movies and say,

>he will betray

>killer down to 2 people
>car chase
>wife drama
>etc etc

most of us could make a plot line road map after seeing a preview

Anonymous 407373

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> suddenly the protagonist's dream is to become a princess
> love conquers all
> weddings

fml

Anonymous 407388

>>407370
Oh god this. I mean I understand that there is absolutely nothing new under the sun, but they could at least put some effort into it.

Anonymous 407575

>turns out I am the demons
>then I am a zombie

Anonymous 407801

>>407141
The ever classic "This guy is bad because we say he is bad, and even if you agree with him in any way, we still say he is bad and you must fight him.".
Quite prevalent in video games.

Anonymous 408909

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>Well-known liar and oathbreaker promises to spare the heroes friends if he gives him an object that dooms the world.
>Hero agrees, and is surprised when the villain betrays him.

>Pointing with a gun, until the enemy walks close enough to knock it away.


>Charging with a gun to melee range.


>The villain was the heros boss/trainer, who only hampered himself by hiring/training him.


>Morality choices where leaving a bandit alive, presumably to keep robbing countless more victims, is the good option.


>If hero has a family, it dies. If a hero doesn't have a family, he finds love. Even worse when a possible sequel starts by killing the old love interest to repeat the cycle anew.

Anonymous 409098

>really happy but easily frightened or depressed character is put in charge of making a meal or makes a meal for the rest of the characters as a gift
>all the other characters try it and instantly hate it to the point where they almost spit it out, but instead they just finish and tell them it was great even though it is incredibly obvious they didn't enjoy it at all

anime does this all the friggin time

Anonymous 409123

>>409098
what if instead of a meal it was sex

Anonymous 409126

>>409123
That works too.

Anonymous 409162

>>409098
>animu
I see the problem.

Anonymous 415400

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>villain is getting his ass kicked, or about to be defeated
>says something like "Let's make this INTERESTING, shall we?" and hits a switch or snaps his fingers, and then a bunch of traps or goons or something appear

>"We may have won the battle, but not the war."


>after a crippling loss, the leader of the team says to the other team leader "Thank you. We may have lost, but you showed/reminded us of what [game] really means! I haven't felt this way since we first started blah blah"


>main character in video game can take dozens of bullets to his entire body without dying during gameplay

>is suddenly subdued by two or three guys with pistols in a cutscene.

Anonymous 415671

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wololo>>407141

Anonymous 415696

The whole 'no guns' or 'no killing' shit.

Anonymous 415890

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When a hero gets their ass kicked and instead of killing the hero, the villain gives a speech or some bullshit about how he is going to kill him.

God knows how many movies have done this

Anonymous 415959

>>407801
>Wolfenstein 3D review by /pol/

Anonymous 416058

>When the hero gets his ass kicked!

>Over and over and over again by the villain.


>Only to get a lucky one shot at the end to prove we was always the best.


>Even though he was getting his ass kicked again just before doing it.


Link related, movie it is from very relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzIE13UAllA

Anonymous 417207

>>416058
Same thing but with the villain and hero inverted.

Anonymous 419267

>Protagonist has been turned to the evil side.
>Protagonist's friend, girlfriend, has to beg continously like a faggot. Often times crying, again like a faggot.
>Most of the time they're doing this while being ravaged to pieces by said protagonist who's actually taking pleasure in killing the annoying beggar.
>All that cringe.

Why can't they just make it like Obi Wan and Anakin's duel?

Anonymous 419269

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>Ten gunshots < one melee attack.

>Hero got shot! Nevermind, it was in the shoulder and/or arm, didn't even slow him down.


>Blatant misunderstanding, no one even TRIES to hear second opinion, nor explain it better than "Wait!"


>Everyone believes the villain rather than their loyal friends.


>Villains plans ruined, yet again. Meanwhile he's standing somewhere, laughing about how everything is going according to this plan.


>Villain gets the shit kicked out of him, runs away saying "I don't have time for you losers."


>Survival game: Craft shotgun ammo from pine cones and kill bandits!


>Space war, zombie apocalypse or superhero story, its ALWAYS about love story and interpersonal drama!

Anonymous 419417

>every tv show having a fucking theme song.

I can understand end themes, just to give screen time credit for show staff. But I don't need a fucking 30 sec song that's just going to show characters and settings I'm gonna be familiar with later on. And show creator's name(s).

Anonymous 419489

>>419417

What? Sometimes theme songs are the best thing about a show. I think NOT having a theme song is just lazy.

Anonymous 419497

>>419269
>>Space war, zombie apocalypse or superhero story, its ALWAYS about love story and interpersonal drama!
You prefer angsty internal conflicts?

Anonymous 426622

>villain's goon gives villain really good advice in a time of desperation
>villain says "I'm sorry, did YOU just tell ME what to do?" and kills the goon or doesn't listen or something

Anonymous 426633

What if there were a villain that, in addition to evil scheming, obsessively gave blowjobs.

Anonymous 426764

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>>419497
>You prefer angsty internal conflicts?

No, I prefer stories about interesting events. If there's an apocalypse happening, I think the story should be about survival, rebuilding and drastically changing world rather than about a bunch of people bickering among themselves. When did everything become a soap opera?!

Anonymous 426772

>>426764
>When did everything become a soap opera?!
The first time two people interacted.

Anonymous 426784

>The tv show based off the movie not being directed and written by the creators of the movie.

So many shows fucked themselves like this.

Anonymous 426786

>>426772

I interact with a multitude of people daily and I would argue only a small quantity of them seem to be drama.

Most folk seem to be interested in cooperation, having fun, and calm chatter. It's not hard to make exceptions for small differences between you, and continue down a simple, friendly, social path.

Some people however (thankfully a limited amount it seems) have a great deal of trouble treating life like anything but a soap opera. For some reason they seem to always want to be cruel, have an "upper hand", or simple be a jerk to anyone they know.

Often times it seems to me a need for some sort of power trip or attention whore attitude.

Anonymous 426821

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Anonymous 426827

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Anonymous 426836

>>426827

She might be a manipulative, egotistical, self absorbed bitch but a large portion of the boys in the school fap to thoughts of her every night

Take solice in knowing they would consider beating up a best friend just to feel you up for 5 seconds.

Anonymous 426849

>"But where/how are we ever going to get/find/afford that?"

>"Just leave it to me!"

Anonymous 426850

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>Nuh-uh! My character has a everything proof shield!

I hate that, I hate it so much.

Anonymous 426853

This one particular action is the one and only precise thing we must do to resolve the situation! Even if it makes no sense, several other possibly better resolutions exist, and even if it really was the only way there's no logical way the characters could know that!

Anonymous 426864

>>407141
>Main villain is James Bond esque evil for no reason
>Justify this by making him cuhraazy!

Anonymous 426883

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>>426864

his name is evil

Anonymous 426887

Anonymous 434974

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>scientist invents something that he thinks will help but is extremely dangerous
>protagonists keep telling him to stop and not use it because it's too dangerous
>he activates it anyways
>everything seems fine at first, then suddenly it malfunctions
>backup systems fail, trying to completely shut it down fails, etc.
>scientist says dramatically "IT"S...IMPOSSIBLE!" even though the whole time people had been telling him that this would probably happen
>protagonist decides to go and stop it manually
>succeeds just in time
>mfw

Anonymous 434975

Sitcom-style plots that could be resolved in ten seconds flat if everyone wasn't too stupid to actually communicate with each other.

Anonymous 434976

>>434975

>misunderstanding that could have been resolved with about 30 seconds of verbal explanation causes something awful to happen because the people who think something bad happened literally refuse to give the other person a chance to say anything

Anonymous 434985

I call this "The Dragon Ball effect"

>the villain reforms at the end with a poor explanation

>joins the good guy team with no repercussions whatsoever

Anonymous 434991

>>434975
>>434976
Especially frustrating since bad communication really does cause outlandish strife in real life, but the portrayals are fukken dumb.

Anonymous 435034

There is one in tragedy I absolutely hate, the hero get slaughtered every time, like permanent death, why can't others dies and it's always the hero, I could use a sympathetic villain death for a change.

Anonymous 435194

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>>435034

Well, I think Littlepip is still going... sort of...

That entire story is basically others dying not the hero, chock full of sympathetic villain deaths, no matter how hard she tries to stop it. I don't recommend FoE though. It takes Fallout seriously.

Anonymous 435308

>>434985
See also EqG. I like the version in Ponies the Anthology 3: "I'm sor-" "NO." (newspaper headline about a captured monster girl)

Anonymous 435309

>>435194
Yeah, everything I've heard about it suggests that it's way too everyone-dies, you-have-a-little-hope-but-(SPLAT)-not-too-much. Not interested.

I skip almost everything with a "Dark" tag, and the vast majority of things with a "Sad" tag (unless highly recommended and known to have an uplifting ending to counteract a sad middle).

Anonymous 435311

>>434976
And the people who know something bad didn't happen are insufficiently confrontational to force an explanation through. "Give me a minute to explain, and if you're still mad after that, feel free."

Anonymous 435314

>>434974
>>succeeds just in time
Or, worse, doesn't, and the world ends. Literally. Unless you're trying to write a parable or cautionary tale, don't make endings that suck so badly you wish for those hours of your life back. And if you're writing such a parable or cautionary tale, include a warning label.

Anonymous 440144

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>>407141

Or the alternative:

>action video game

>spend approx. six hours brutally slaughtering hundreds of enemy soldiers
>finally get to the head of the enemy army
>insane final boss battle that ends with the enemy leader completely helpless and begging for his life and crying and shit
>you're about to pull the trigger/slice the blade/whatever that will end him
>suddenly your ally says "Wait! ...he's not even worth it."
>mfw

Anonymous 440225

>>415959
I kinda felt that way playing Metal Gear Rising. RIP Armstrong ;~;7

Anonymous 440355

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>loading japanese level
>BOOOOOOOOONG HWUUUOOOOHOHOHOHOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous 440486

>show that is known for maintaining the status quo suddenly has an episode where something super crazy, exciting, and out-of-the-ordinary happens
>at the end it turns out it was just a character's dream, or a computer simulation, or a story written by a character, or some other stupid cop-out that just brings back the status quo because the writers don't actually have the balls to change the show

Family Guy is one of the biggest offenders of this with the Stewie Kills Lois/Lois Kills Stewie episodes way back like five or six years ago.

Anonymous 440493

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>>434975
Hey something has to fill up the 30 min mark. God forbid I actually put thought into what I write.

Anonymous 440530

>>440486
At least with those episodes they kinda poked fun at the fact that it was a bullshit move, one of the real offenses is when they killed brian, said that they couldn't get him back because the time machine could no longer work, but then through some bullshit they go back in time anyways and save brian a few eps later.

Anonymous 440565

>>440530

Yeah I stopped watching FG about two years ago so I don't even know much about that.

Although it seems like Brians death was just a cheap gimmick. Stewie killing Lois was a LONG time coming.

Anonymous 442890

>show is about a group of friends or multiple groups of friends
>one of them is incredibly rich, except she is completely oblivious to how unusual it is to be so rich
>other characters know but don't make a big deal out of it because he/she is really nice
>if the rich person ever does realize how crazy it is that they're so rich, they get really embarrassed and try to hide it

Pretty much every slice-of-life anime has this--Yuru Yuri, K-ON, Lucky Star, etc.

Lisbon!waifuvY/O. 442896

>Close up of character sitting somewhere from behind
>Scare chord
>SUDDEN SHOULDER GRAB
>oh it's just their friend LOL YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE IN TROUBLE XDDDDD

Anonymous 442897

>kiss scene
>classical music starts playing

Anonymous 442903

>>442897
would you prefer complextro?

Anonymous 442904

>>442903

I'd prefer something original.

Anonymous 442905

>>442904
a dubstep drop is pretty original

Anonymous 442906

>>442905

Maybe back in 2008

Anonymous 442907

>>442906
there have been kissing scenes with dupstep drops since 2008?

Anonymous 442909

>>442907

Okay dubstep does not have "drops", you're thinking of the bastardized version of dubstep called brostep.

A kiss scene with actual dubstep could be pretty cool.

Anonymous 442910

>>442909
i just got used to everyone undestanding dubstep as completro/brostep

but if a movie has a classic-style soundtrack, you can't just introduce electonic music out of the blue

Anonymous 442915

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>a kiss scene
>classical and electronic musics start playing

Anonymous 442928

Anonymous 443588

>>407141
RPGs where everyone in the party can bring the dead back to life with magic or items, yet characters can die in cutscenes.

Anonymous 443638

>>443588
Makes more sense when battle damage only causes unconsciousness, not death.

Anonymous 443836

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Anonymous 443893

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>"These elite, enemy soldiers are the toughest of the tough! Watch out!"
>the soldiers can be gunned down as easily as any other farmer boy with an AK-47
So much for those 'Elites'.

Anonymous 443902

>>443836
This is hilarious to me.
Thank you for posting that, and thanks to whatever faggot wrote the thing.

Anonymous 444077

>>443638
Agreed, that's one of the easiest ways to avert that cliche.

I've actually played several RPGs where characters who lose all their HP in a battle "wake up" with 1 HP after the battle ends and they have time to recover. So, "revival" items only exist to wake them up in the middle of a battle.

Anonymous 445077

>"Oh good, you're awake! We found you deep in [dangerous place] after [seeing something weird] and brought you here. We thought you might not make it"
>*after some more explanation the protagonist finds out he has to embark on a bunch of magic trials and shit before he can get what he was originally trying to get/defeat*

Adventure Time did a pretty good job of flipping this cliche on its head a few weeks ago.

Anonymous 447355

>movie's marketing is based on a specific premise in the movie that is really exciting or interesting or unique
>when you actually watch the movie, that whole premise doesn't even actually happen until late in the movie

Recent example: The Hunger Games movies. The Hunger Games don't actually start until more than an HOUR into the movie.

Anonymous 450535

>character is in serious danger of being tortured/raped/killed
>"Th-this is all just a big misunderstanding! If you let me go, I promise I won't tell anyone!"

Anonymous 450539

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>>447355
Fucking Gosford Park. A 'murder mystery' in which the murder comes in the last third and barely even matters. It's an exercise in atmospheric gossip between the upper class and their servants.

Decent film, but you promised a goddamn murder mystery and then put little time and less effort into the murder/fallout. Fuck that.

Anonymous 452475

>visual novel
>the protagonist is a guy in high school who lives either by himself or with a childhood friend or younger sister--never any parents
>he is loved by almost everyone even though he's a pretty major dick
>it's either never explained or it's through some bullshit that he has plenty of money even though he's a regular high school student

Anonymous 452540

I have one unintentional cliche I'm sick of...
>3 Characters
>First character/race is better than the other two.
>Second character is worse than the first.
>Third character is worse than the second.

>''But guys they're all balanced! we swear''

>Obviously they aren't balanced at all.

Anonymous 452556

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So you fools think I have separated from reality, your existence must shimmer like the moonlight on argon 17, present me with four cups of washing powder and I will evict all the penguins just as they begin their orgy, why is it minds such as yours are composed of only 14 blocks of cement.
P.S. morphine serves as the perfect antidote for the mind that is confusing your celestial loins, only when the man steps out from the great baby shower of Richard Dawkins granddaughter will you comprehend the nature of a medieval catapults in relation to your butter knife.

http://youtu.be/vqjEZ2Z5aW4

Anonymous 455768

>first-person shooter
>you play as a badass who never verbally talks
>entire first mission is just walking through some big area listening to other people talk without being able to do anything

also:

>action game

>scene where you are tied up and being interrogated or tortured
>something ridiculous saves you at the last minute, or you somehow manage to break free of your bindings right when you're about to die
>you conveniently find all of your weapons right near where you were being held captive

Anonymous 456103

>>455768

AND:

>mission where you are using a turret in the side/back of a helicopter

>bonus points if it ends with the helicopter crashing and the screen going black

Anonymous 456127

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>>445077
If you want that cliché downplayed, I suggest the manga Yuusha Gojo Kumiai Kouryuugata Keijiban. It's about all hero-clichés really.

Anonymous 456129

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>>455768
>you play as a badass who never verbally talks
Its kinda like that.

Anonymous 463272

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>encounter antagonist
>antagonist takes the time to roar/pose dramatically before attacking
How about they just reflexively commence wreckage on your/the character(s)' ass instead? Fuck this shit is stupid.

Anonymous 463274

>>463272
Shit, that would be scary.

Anonymous 469543

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Dedicated group of intelligent driven individuals devote their life to gaining an impossible achievement. Dumb hick from a trailer park wins it in a week because he believed in the heart of the cards or something. This also gains him a real live girlfriend somehow.

Anonymous 469555

>>469543
It's like children's epic fantasy all over again.

Anonymous 469738

Children who spend the huge majority if not all of the time being goddamn useless and/or stupid.
i.e. Godzilla 2014. Main Character Man's kid, watching the news report of monsters fighting on TV and you KNOW he's completely ignorant of the fact that it's actually happening and just instead sits and thinks it's a cartoon or some shit
Jesus Christ, almost all the kids in that film were stupid

Anonymous 469740

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>>469738
>almost all the kids in that film were stupid
I think it was all of them. If you are on a bridge and a giant, 500+ foot monster is rising from the fucking sea and the military is guns blazing on it, you aren't going to go "WHOA SO KOOL IT'S LIKE IN ONE OF MY JAPANESE ANIMES."

Anonymous 479231

>movie/show starts with character doing something on their own
>a few seconds in they look up and say "Oh, hi, I didn't see you there!" as if they are talking to the viewer

Anonymous 479233

>>479231
Could make for a good gag if the character's talking to someone behind the camera.

Anonymous 479237

>villain is Eastern European/Serbian/Russian
why do they hate us

Anonymous 479407

>>479237

As with most large groups of people, they are hated because stereotypes and because somehow the will of every person in X country is the same as the majority of their asshole leadership.

Anonymous 479429

>>479237
>>479407
Presumably the Cold War.

Anonymous 487961

>something crazy happens and you're about to be annihilated
>someone randomly shows up and saves you and tells you to quickly go with them
>"What's going on??"
>"THERE'S NO TIME TO EXPLAIN!!!"

Anonymous 487963

>>440486

Oh and also, the fucking episode of Yuru Yuri where Akiri time travels but then it turns out it was just a story written by the blonde spaz.

Anonymous 494274

>The big bad was your dad! What a twist!
>The female sidekick is your long lost sister! What a twist!
>And the macguffin you've been huntinng all this time is something you had all along! And someone close to you knew that all along but was afraid the truth would hurt you so he sent you on suicide mission after suicide mission to find it out! What a twat!

>Shopkeeper won't sell you weapons until you prove you can handle yourself. The test? Fight to the death with some of his workers!

Anonymous 494287

>>494274
what if you couldn't unlock the macguffin until you let true love into your butt

Anonymous 494393

>Characters in a party enter a place that several dangers
>Each character has some specific skill or ability that gets their party through every peril

>Multinational/multiracial band of heroes

>The white male gets written as the group's dumb, aggressive loser

>Hero witnesses evil act by a suspicious character

>Best friends don't believe him/her and leave them for said suspicious character

Anonymous 494397

>>435309
>everything I've heard about it suggests that it's way too everyone-dies
I think that's mostly Project Horizons that's constantly tear-jerking. FoE is a lot more optimistic/upward really. Unless you're counting the backstory, but that part is everyone-dies for upfront obvious reasons, number one being that it's hundreds of years before.

>>435194
>I don't recommend FoE though. It takes Fallout seriously.
I loved that it took it seriously. I was always disappointed that the games didn't so much.

Anonymous 494428

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>>494397

The whole point of Fallout is black humor. If you took it seriously you'd take out the ironic 30's style soundtrack. There wouldn't be any posters about learning to love the bomb. The police wouldn't be in so much body armor that they're walking tanks, while adoring citizens place wreaths of flowers around their helmets. NPC mooks wouldn't have auto-dialog like "Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter." The dog wouldn't take two bullets to the chest and still be able to easily murder you. They would never say "War Never Changes" and then show people fighting wars in a completely different way than ever before because of apocalyptic destruction and planetary resource depletion.

What you'd have leftover is some emo bitchfest where everyone is too edgy to be friends and nice things only exist so some villain can foolishly destroy them right before you get your hands on them. Add ponies to that and you have FoE.

Anonymous 494436

>>494428

Yep, there is plenty of le grimderp in our culture atm to barf. It's fun to have a hilarious side to it.

Anonymous 494439

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>>494428

> war, war never changes

Anonymous 494453

>>494439
I take it you didn't like The Big Red One?

Anonymous 494469

>>447355
I don't know, I like it when movies don't just jump into what you've already seen in the trailer. It builds anticipation and gives you time to get to know the characters and setting before the shit hits the fan. It's only a problem if the advertised premise turns out to be unimportant to the movie or barely there.

Anonymous 494470

>>456103
>Spec Ops: The Line

Anonymous 494479

>>494470

and every Call Of Duty game

Anonymous 497980

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>>494287

It would make sense in that situation, but that very rarely is the case. I just double facepalmed at Hard Truck Apocalypse where the hero confronted a woman who had lied to him about the murder of his family and sent him in a wild goose chase against rebels of another nation. He had just defeated their leader and learned about her deception. Her only response was "You learned a valuable lesson then", before attacking him herself.

After her defeat she finally revealed that she was looking for a heroic scientist, who was most likely captured in the raid that killed the hero's parents. And now they're friends united by a common enemy, one they would have had from the start if she hadn't led him into a war that had nothing to do with either of them!

Anonymous 500400

>character gets stabbed in the throat
>survives and can still talk

Anonymous 507834

>first episode of an anime
>it's about a highschool club that needs to find new members or it will be disbanded

Anonymous 507844

>>507834
>anime
>highschool

Anonymous 507861

>>507844
>anime

Anonymous 508101

>scifi show
>character X is brainwashed
>other characters refuse to undo the brainwashing because the character told them not to.
>Bitch, X was brainwashed into saying that! Undoing brainwashing is not the same thing as brainwashing someone in the opposite direction.

Anonymous 508102

>>508101
>scifi/fantasy story
>have memory-erasing plot device to allow public hijinks to ensue without altering the status quo
>never once confront the huge ethical problems with this

Anonymous 508122

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>>408909

>Pointing with a gun, until the enemy walks close enough to knock it away.


This. So goddamn much this. I just watched Fugitive Alien II, and this happened TWICE in the span of a minute! With the same villain! Shitfuck goddamn, I have become conditioned to be disappointed in characters just by seeing its gonna be this cliche all over again!

Anonymous 511628

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Bumping this because of something I saw in MST3K - Delta Knights...

>Plot revolves around new technology

>Heroes get the technology, decide its too dangerous and destroy it.

Worst of all, in that case Leonardo Da Vinci, who decided to burn the map to a vault of secret knowledge, still became an inventor inspired by the things he saw there. What was the use in opposing knowledge if you make the same goddamn inventions on your own?!

In that case they decided to destroy the vault and prolong the dark age because they were afraid the forces of evil could use it. One character even pointed out that it would be invaluable in the hands of the good Order, but they went along with the retarded decision anyway! Because apparently being oppressed by swords and manpower is worth it to avoid the risk of someday being oppressed by something else!

Oh, and when the knowledge the "heroes" destroy actually IS dangerous this attitude gets even more retarded. If science has discovered something dangerous, it should be published as a BIG ASS WARNING! Way too often you see scientific minds horrified of their inventions deciding to destroy their notes, which in no way hampers anyone else from making the same discoveries. And if they're going to face the same perils, it would be goddamn helpful to know in advance if what they're doing has the risk of destroying the world. I know writers and moviemakers aren't scientists, but it terrifies me that such retarded attitudes exist in the population at all!

Anonymous 511630

>spend hours brutally and systematically killing everything that moves
>end of game
>"what a hero!"

Anonymous 511631

>>511630
Too realistic?

Anonymous 511686

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>awesome super evil badass villain turns out to have a cheesy traumatic backstory such as losing a loved one to a disease and that's why he chose to be evil

why can't they make more characters who are just straight-up evil like pic related

Anonymous 511692

>you have to kill ___! Its the only way!
>kill ___
>why did you do that? You don't have to kill anybody to get a point across.

Anonymous 511748

>bad guy lies his way out of a tricky situation
>after the person he lied to leaves, close-up on his face and he smiles and narrows his eyes

Anonymous 511751

>>511748
...now I want a bad guy who jumps up and goes "YES!" Pumps his fists. "Unh!" Thrusts his pelvis and does crotch chops.
Stops. Rubs the sweat from his forehead. "Holy shit, thank God. That was so fucking close." Loosens his shirt and fluffs it to cool down.
"Phew."

Anonymous 511758

>>511692
>Its the only way!
That alone is abused way too often. Already the situation has been simplified by lazy writing if it's leading to an "only way" through it. Especially if this only way turns out to be a perfect outcome.

Anonymous 513756

>hero gets swallowed whole by a giant monster
>kills it from the inside and cuts/explodes his way out of it

Anonymous 513757

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>main character has a nostalgia trip
>main character buys a game either at flea market or Ebay.
>game is extremely cheap, especially for an old classic game
>the game is somehow haunted
>character sees some fucked up shit but assumes it's a glitch
>zalgo version of the character from the game jumps out of the screen and kills the character

I just want a spoopy story.

Anonymous 513788

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>hero wins at the end
Especially if he also gets the girl.


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