Enforced Trope

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Tropes that are there because the writer had to include them - especially when a sharp-eyed viewer can tell the creator would have preferred to leave them out.

It happens for a number of reasons:

May lead to Writer Revolt in extreme cases. Clever writers may attempt Getting Crap Past the Radar.

Contrast Subverted Trope, Averted Trope, Defied Trope.

General examples