For any unfamiliar with what a trope is, it's basically an often or overused plot mechanic. A cliché. There are so many of them, there's the site tvtropes dedicated to an endless amount of them. I figured it would be fun to discuss our own favourites amongst pop culture devices. A few of my favourites: The Chinatown Car Chase If you shoot a movie in San Fransisco, there's gonna be a car chase whether you like it or not. How can there not be with ten billion Dukes Of Hazzard take-offs to launch from? Not to mention the world's largest Chinatown: the home of the car-chase cliché. You can guarantee fruit carts will get wrecked, lots of viewings of dead animals hanging in large picture windows, don't forget the ancient Asian man or woman who gets narrowly misses getting crushed and pawns it off like nothing happened. The High Elevation Fight If you fight on a roof, near a cliff, the top of a tower, the back of an open plane, whatever, the bad guy falls to his death. I think Last Of The Mohicans is one of the very, very few times this cliché was denied. Of course when he falls, there is always some sort of dramatically-collapsing vehicle to cushion his fall, perhaps a police cruiser or an (for some reason) exploding news van. If the good guy happens to fall, he will land in the back of a truck of grain or Nerf footballs, maybe a garbage bin filled with trash bags containing packing popcorn. The Pyromaniacs Get It On What is it with candles and love-making? You have time to light those damn things when you're horny and half-cocked? Riiiiiiiiiiiight. And do you know how hot a room is with three candles in it during sex, much less eighty of them? I don't understand why sex has to look like the music video for Wrapped Around Your Finger. Focus: Your favourite pop culture clichés and tropes. This could include movies, video games, television, books, theatre, anything.