I always get fed up with seeing tropes. Again. Most of the time, at least. Love triangles, instalove, the Mary Sue… I guess we all know them and hate them. But alas, there are some tropes I do enjoy. Not many, especially compared to the ones I hate with a passion, but I guess I can’t resist some of them. You can see which ones they are below…
- Hate to love/friendship
This has to be my favourite by far. I love when a relationship starts out with snarky dislike, but slowly transforms to sarcastic banter and actually sweet compliments and fun.
- Fake romantic relationship turns to real romantic relationship
I’m so down for this! I love those pretended relationship for whatever reason and where one character slowly falls for the others while pretending they’re not while pretending they actually are. And then discovering the other person feels the same so they really get together and get their happy end? Yes, please, I love it.
- Friends to lovers
Ughhhh yes! Especially if it’s really good friends. Those people already know each other, they know what to expect, that they can be a team.
- Extremely (magically) powerful protagonist
Especially, when they first have to grow into that power and learn how to control it, and then still only use fractions of it because they don’t need it and are actually really nice and cute and just want to live their life but struggle with what has been given to them.
I know this was really short but I seriously can’t think of any other tropes I really enjoy. Most of the time I get very annoyed with them, but not all tropes are bad.
What about you? Which tropes do you like?