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10 Tropes That Will Never Die: The Vanilla Ice Cream of Books

Tropes—those reusable aspects of story that cross the boundaries of fictional universes and timelines. They are the vanilla ice cream of fiction, providing a sense of interlinking structure in entertainment and continue to appear in today’s most popular stories. In celebration of this National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, here are 10 tropes that will never die.

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