The Newest Ones in the Book

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As mentioned in The Oldest Ones in the Book, those tropes cannot be any more recent than 1960, and even then, those only apply to tropes originating with Television. Anything else has to be Older Than Television, or around for at least 70 years.

But there are some tropes that are really young, that still have that "New Trope Smell" -- sometimes as recent as the Turn of the Millennium. Anything around no earlier than 1980 is one of The Newest Ones in the Book.

Of course it's hard to tell just how old a trope is, and it may turn out some we thought were new were actually older. Or some may turn out not to be that old, so they belong here. Some may have a clear beginning past this point, likely due to the Trope Maker being recent. Either way, it's a trope that simply didn't exist, at least in the way we know it, before Disco died.

Use the discussion page to determine if one is older than this.

Since History Marches On, we're already creating new subpages as the number of years that count as "new" grows. We start with:

  • Older Than the Web - First seen between the invention of television (1940s) and September 1993.

Everything listed below dates from after the dawn of the Web.

Compare Newer Than They Think. Contrast The Oldest Ones in the Book, Older Than They Think.


Examples of The Newest Ones in the Book include: