Board 8 > Best of the Trope Season 2: Day 116 - Relationship Upgrade

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04/14/19 6:54:57 PM
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Best of the Trope!

Here are the rules. Each day, I will post a trope from TV Tropes, and each poster can name up to three examples of that trope. Whichever nomination gets the most mentions wins! Posters may also name as many Honourable Mentions as they like, but they are purely optional and will not count towards the running score. You may look at the TV Tropes page for that day's trope for examples, but you do not have to pick all your examples from the page. You can nominate whatever examples you like, as long as they qualify for the trope. Each trope will last around 24 hours before the next one goes up.

Posters may also nominate any tropes they wish to see come up during the series. This is optional, and you don't have to do it every day, or at all. Tropes will be randomly selected from the list each day, except for some occasions where I will pick a thematically appropriate trope that may or may not be on the list.

Here's the list of previous tropes, so if you wish to nominate some tropes, check on here that it wasn't previously done.

Trope List:
Shoo Out the Clowns
Disc One Final Dungeon
Back for the Finale
The Very Definitely Final Dungeon
One Winged Angel
Eleventh Hour Ranger
Grand Finale
The Dog was the Mastermind
Like You Would Really Do It
Guile Hero
The Trickster
Pair the Spares
Redemption Equals Death
Wham Shot
Disproportionate Retribution
Post-Climax Confrontation
Accidental Misnaming
Cerebus Syndrome
04/14/19 6:56:02 PM
The winner of yesterday's trope, The Snark Knight, was Karkat Vantas (Homestuck), who got 5 votes.

Previous winners: Day 81 Onwards
Gangplank Galleon - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Villain Protagonist - Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Beware the Nice Ones - The Iron Giant / Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
Complete Monster - Michael Myers (Halloween)
Alas, Poor Villain - Gundham Tanaka (Danganronpa 2) / HAL-9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey) / Killmonger (Black Panther)
Alas, Poor Scrappy - Dobby (Harry Potter)
Doomed Hometown - Arcadia Bay (Life is Strange)
Fragile Speedster - Sonic the Hedgehog
Take That, Scrappy! - The Monokubs are killed off (Danganronpa V3) / The fates of Nikki and Paulo (Lost)
Memetic Badass - Chuck Norris (Chuck Norris Facts)
Surprisingly Improved Sequel - Street Fighter 2 / Assassin's Creed 2
Brainwashed and Crazy - Luigi (Super Paper Mario)
Sir Swears-a-Lot - Cid Highwind (Final Fantasy 7) / Deadpool / Samuel L. Jackson
Creator's Pet - Roman Reigns (WWE)
Multi-Armed and Dangerous - Machamp (Pokemon) / Goro (Mortal Kombat) / Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man)
Light is Not Good - The Radiance (Hollow Knight)
Stupid Jetpack Hitler - HYDRA (Captain America)
Crystal Dragon Jesus - Yevon (Final Fantasy X)
Starter Villain - Iron Monger (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Narm Charm - What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
Fake Ultimate Hero - Mr Satan (Dragon Ball Z)
Filler Villain - The Big Five (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Break Out the Museum Piece - The Blades of Chaos (God of War)
Even Evil Has Loved Ones - Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
Running Gagged - Kenny dies (South Park)
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man - Virgin and Chad (Internet Culture)
Jive Turkey - Jive Lady (Airplane!)
Mascot Mook - Slime (Dragon Quest)
Took a Level in Kindness - Kratos (God of War)
Took a Level in Jerkass - The Prince (Prince of Persia: Warrior Within) / Bloo (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
Degraded Boss - El Gigante (Resident Evil 4)
Hypercompetent Sidekick - Shego (Kim Possible)
Throw the Dog a Bone - Sweet Victory (Spongebob Squarepants)
04/14/19 7:00:35 PM
Today's trope is Relationship Upgrade. Here is the link:

The moment when two characters become an Official Couple.

There may have been Unresolved Sexual Tension earlier, romantic feelings on either side or even an unmistakable Held Gaze or two, but that was all on paper. This is it, the actual relationship. It's happening, starting now. In a work, it's that point where until further notice there's no more sense in asking Will They or Won't They?. In Real Life, it's that point beyond which you'd feel justified calling the other person "my boyfriend/girlfriend".

This is the kind of plot development that gets an audience's attention, so it is often seen in parts of the plot where it is imperative for the story to do just that (e.g. in delivering a Plot Twist or a Cliffhanger, or as a cherry on top of the series Grand Finale). If the relationship was a major source of tension in the work, and the writers don't plan for introducing a new source of this nature instead of the one they just blew apart with this big bang of a payoff, they might find out the audience is not as interested in the story any more.

That first sentence is as good a TL,DR as any, so I don't need to write one today.

Monica and Chandler (Friends)
Korra and Asami (The Legend of Korra)
Kim and Ron (Kim Possible)

Honourable Mention:
Sora and Kairi (Kingdom Hearts 3) - Sure there's no Big Damn Kiss (Nomura has to save something for DLC and/or Kingdom Hearts 4 after all), but we did get a Big Damn Paopu Fruit Sharing!
04/14/19 7:05:24 PM
Dana Scully and Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
I'm the one to blame, for when I felt that way, standing in the pouring rain
04/14/19 7:12:57 PM
Robin and Starfire (Teen Titans)
Monica and Chandler (Friends)
Leia and Han (Star Wars)

Luke and Mara Jade (Star Wars)
Cory and Topanga (Boy Meets World)
April and Casey (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
04/14/19 7:16:05 PM
Korra and Asami
Max and Chloe (Life is Strange)
Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
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04/14/19 7:27:50 PM
Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter)
April and Andy (Parks and Rec)
Jim and Pam (The Office)
Score: There goes bracket
04/14/19 7:38:52 PM
Kim and Ron (Kim Possible)
Lily and Brad (Grounded for Life)
Ginger and Darren (As Told By Ginger)
I'll get back up for good this time and I ain't comin' down...
04/14/19 8:01:22 PM
Ron and Hermione
Batman and Catwoman
Star Lord and Gamora
04/14/19 8:05:55 PM
Fry and Leela (Futurama)
It's not so impossible!
04/14/19 8:13:38 PM
Jim and Pam
Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
PSN/Steam: CheddarBBQ
04/14/19 10:07:33 PM
Fry and Leela
Ron and Hermione
04/15/19 6:00:20 PM
Wha happen?
Score: There goes bracket
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