Tropes I’ve Had Enough Of – Top 5 Tuesday

These are tough because most tropes if done well can be fun – but sometimes enough is enough.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it! Don’t forget to check out her upcoming topics if you’re interested in participating in future Top 5’s! Be sure to check out her topics here!

Tropes I’ve Had Enough Of:

Top 5 Tuesday - Triangle.png

I’d rather not have to debate between which two love interests are going to prevail? I’m sorry, but if you think you love two people at the same time… then you probably don’t actually love either of them.

Top 5 Tuesday - Damsel.png

Yes, you can have flaws and not always be super courageous, but the constant damsel in distress trope? I’m tired of it. I like girls who stand up for themselves.

Top 5 Tuesday - Life.png

Please no. Yes, your life can be enhanced, made more fun, more exciting, etc because of a guy – but like… be secure enough in your life that it isn’t just utterly changed because of said guy? I am not explaining it well, but I hope you understand.

Top 5 Tuesday - Chosen

Yes, they can be done well. But I’d rather the average protagonist have to step up and prove that they are capable, rather than just being the mystical Chosen One. I want anyone to have been able to triumph, but only this person (or group) stepped up and made it happen.

Top 5 Tuesday - Family.png

I want to see more healthy family dynamics, less dysfunctional ones or a protagonist who has dead family members just as a plot point.

Simple-Line-Light-4Do you love or hate tropes? Let me know in the comments!


10 responses to “Tropes I’ve Had Enough Of – Top 5 Tuesday”

  1. Beware Of The Reader Avatar
    Beware Of The Reader

    Well yes they are certainly among the most populare “hated tropes”!

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  2. buriedalivebybooks Avatar

    The Chosen One! Agree.

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  3. Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssss to all of these, Kyera. Especially what you said about The Chosen One. I definitely one that learned to do it instead of just given all the powers and gifts and whatever.

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  4. SHA @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

    Girls’ lives that change when a boy pops up out of nowhere. So annoying. I actively avoid books where the plot has this trope.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one.

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      1. SHA @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

        Not even close! I know we could raise an army of readers who need this trope to end already.

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  5. Reading with Rendz Avatar

    Wow I’m such a hypocrite because I have a story idea and it has a triangle. Perhaps that story will never see the light of day….

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Haha, but you hate love triangles! I’m so surprised!

      Liked by 1 person

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