Board 8 > Best of the Trope Season 2: Day 117 - Pair the Spares

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GavsEvans123
04/15/19 4:25:10 PM
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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. http://board8.wikia.com/wiki/Best_of_the_Trope

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
Redemption Equals Death
Wham Shot
Disproportionate Retribution
Post-Climax Confrontation
Accidental Misnaming
Adorkable
Bookworm
Cerebus Syndrome
GavsEvans123
04/15/19 4:26:09 PM
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The winners of yesterday's trope, Relationship Upgrade, were Ron and Hermione (Harry Potter), who got 3 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)
The Snark Knight - Karkat Vantas (Homestuck)
Snake5555555555
04/15/19 4:31:50 PM
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Sawyer and Juliet (LOST)
Garrus and Tali (Mass Effect 3)
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GavsEvans123
04/15/19 4:32:31 PM
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Today's trope is Pair the Spares. Here is the link: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PairTheSpares

Charlie has an unrequited crush on Alice; meanwhile, Doris has been desperately trying to win over Bob's affections. However, Alice and Bob are the ones who ultimately end up getting together.

When Alice and Bob finally go from Unresolved Sexual Tension to Official Couple, Charlie and Doris are left in the cold. Still, both of them have experienced the pain of heartbreak and unrequited love so why not hook them up together? They may not have any initial attraction to each other, but they can always hang out and reminisce about their similar failed romances, and somewhere along the way, they might just find mutual love with each other like their former partners have.

While it's nice to see Charlie and Doris get a happy ending of their own, this device can very easily reek of red string puppetry and make viewers suspect that the creator just paired them off to permanently get them out of the main couple's way.


TL,DR: Two characters who haven't had any screen time together, or haven't shown a romantic interest in each other if they have, end up together.

Nominations:
Eowyn and Faramir (Lord of the Rings)
William Collins and Charlotte Lucas (Pride and Prejudice)
Shaggy and Velma (Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated)

Honourable Mentions:
Bart's Big Brother and Homer's Little Brother (The Simpsons)
Riku and Namine (Kingdom Hearts 3) - Sora and Kairi are an item, and Roxas tends to be with Xion more now, so why not put the third members of the respective shipping triangles together?
hombad46
04/15/19 4:35:22 PM
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GavsEvans123 posted...
Shaggy and Velma (Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated)

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Hardcore_Adult
04/15/19 4:41:08 PM
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Emma and Spinner (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
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Johnbobb
04/15/19 5:50:37 PM
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Riku and Namine (Kingdom Hearts) seriously, where did that come from?
Kim and Shaun (Scrubs)
Jack Black and R. Lee Ermey (Saving Silverman)

literally never thought I'd think about Saving Silverman again but it's actually the perfect example of this trope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0pC3WhcFTA" data-time="&start=243

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hylianknight3
04/15/19 6:03:20 PM
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Felix Renton and Zita Flores (Kim Possible)
Fabian Rutter and Mara Jaffray (House of Anubis)
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Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
SeabassDebeste
04/15/19 6:20:51 PM
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frank and jane (emma)
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_SecretSquirrel
04/15/19 6:29:53 PM
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Daisy and Luigi (Mario)
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This line reserved for the true greatone, Advokaiser, the 2018 Guru Contest winner.
5tarscream
04/15/19 8:52:23 PM
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I'm trying to think of good examples for this trope but struggling. Guess i'll just skip this one.
hylianknight3
04/15/19 10:55:52 PM
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hombad46 posted...
GavsEvans123 posted...
Shaggy and Velma (Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated)


Also, replace my house of anubis vote with:

Yoshi and Birdo (Mario)
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Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
GavsEvans123
04/16/19 5:58:27 AM
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Rankings so far:
Shaggy and Velma (Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated) - 3 votes
Sawyer and Juliet (LOST)
Garrus and Tali (Mass Effect 3)
Eowyn and Faramir (Lord of the Rings)
William Collins and Charlotte Lucas (Pride and Prejudice)
Emma and Spinner (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
Riku and Namine (Kingdom Hearts)
Kim and Shaun (Scrubs)
Jack Black and R. Lee Ermey (Saving Silverman)
Felix Renton and Zita Flores (Kim Possible)
Frank and Jane (Emma)
Daisy and Luigi (Mario)
Yoshi and Birdo (Mario)
Tom Bombadil
04/16/19 9:05:53 AM
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5tarscream posted...
I'm trying to think of good examples for this trope but struggling. Guess i'll just skip this one.


yeah this trope tends to annoy me so the only ones I can think of are ones I don't want to support
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Underleveled
04/16/19 1:21:30 PM
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Neville and Hannah (Harry Potter) - I actually had to look up who Hannah Abbott was when JK said this. Seriously, why not Neville/Luna if Harry/Luna couldn't be a thing?
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Score: There goes bracket
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