Classic Tropes

S7E7 – Plot Armor

“For any villains we may meet, we haven’t any fears;
Paramount will protect us, ’cause we’re signed for five more years.” – Road to Morocco

S7E6 – Deus Ex Machina

“Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.” – Emma Coats

S7E5 – MacGuffins

“The MacGuffin is the thing that the spies are after but the audience don’t care.” – Alfred Hitchcock

S7E4 – Love Triangles

Two men fought for the sake of a single woman. Though indeed foolish, it was a tale as old as time. – Dies Irae, Interview with Kaziklu Bey

S7E3 – Chekov’s Gun

If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there. It’s wrong to make promises you don’t mean to keep. – Anton Chekhov

S7E1 – The Mary Sue

Perfect people are boring. Perfect people are obnoxious because they’re better than us. Perfect people are, above all, too good to be true. – Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman