Cliches are normal after all, you can expect to see it in entertainment, real life, and of course
That said, there are
Some need to die, others need to take a backseat….
Here they are.
1. Guy falling into girls breasts
This is the kind of thing you’ll see in the Ecchi genre, and I take no issue with that. BUT it’s the quantity that gets tiring.
In fact you can see it in other
One example is Asterisk War, an
It literally starts out with Ayato, the main character, falling into the female MC’S breasts after their little spat (fight).
What follows from that is obvious as far as how the girl reacts, even if the event is supposedly “accidental”.
The same thing happens in the
When you’ve watched as many
It does seem like this
2. The “justice” trope
This is a trope I feel is one of the worst. It has less to do with morals, ethics, or standards like some other tropes, and more to do with how painful it can be.
The main character, usually in a Shonen or similar genre, preaches about justice, righteousness, and doing the right thing.
It’s usually to a naive degree, and it’s only worsened by how much “justice” talk there happens to be. Meaning how much time is given to it.
This isn’t a trope that needs to die, and not one I consider horrible. More like I think it needs to be toned down.
The main issue is how it’s dealt with and handled. If the writing of the character had some creativity when it comes to this, it wouldn’t be so bad.
At times, it can get too predictable and obvious. The
3. Hand slipping onto girls breasts
This actually works both ways.
First you have the cliche of the guy’s hand slipping onto a girls breasts. Followed by a good squeeze, and of course a rock hard punch to the face.
Other times it happens and the girl may “like” it, so she doesn’t need to react violently or whatever.
Then there’s the case of other girls being in situations like this (girl touching girls breasts, etc).
Like a lot of things in
A lot of the time it’s not handled the best, and it takes away from what’s happening because it’s used as a cheap tactic for so called comedy.
4. Painfully obvious plot armor
I remember a scene where Rokuro survives something he shouldn’t have. The plot armor was so thick that it was too obvious to not see.
There was no real explanation for it either, more of just a convenience to keep the main character alive.
During the last season of
She’s on a whole other level when it comes to power and abilities, and this was demonstrated. But they gave
Plot armor to this degree needs toning down, or killing, depending on the situation.
5. Accidentally walking into room with naked girl
Bringing up the
In fact it’s something that happens within the first 5 or 10 minutes of the
Again, cliches and tropes like this aren’t bad when there’s rhyme and reason to it. Or when it’s not abused.
You also see this in the
The male MC eventually walks into Ako’s room, and she’s practically naked. And the whole “embarrassed” cliche starts to play itself out as both characters bicker about it.
For someone like me who’s seen it more times than I can count, it can take away from the
6. The abuse of the word “pervert”
You see this in the
It’s pretty light when it comes to this
Or the guy is called a pervert just because the girl is embarrassed, shy, or not honest with her own feelings. So she starts “projecting” onto the male character.
It can get jarring seeing this over and over again. Especially when it’s so out of context and holds no weight.
7. Talk No Jutsu (Too much blabbering)
And finally, Talk No Jutsu comes last. I’m not talking about
I’m not talking about the actual meaning from
Basically in Shonen, characters have a tendency to talk too much. That’s what I’m getting at.
Whether that means:
- Preaching for a whole episode.
- Preaching for tons of episodes (during fights, etc).
- Giving too much of a TED talk, literally.
Or anything in between.
The lengthy talks can get overboard. It’s a case of context. If it’s done too much and the point has been made already, then it becomes overkill.
What other tropes would you consider BAD?