Today’s topic comes from QSFer Michael Barnette: “What Fantasy tropes are you seriously tired of seeing? For me it’s the ‘evil wizard and minions taking over the world’ bit. In the last 3 days I’ve seen 2 books advertised here on FB with that exact plot.”
We had a similar discussion a few months ago based on this article:
But let’s broaden it out to Fantasy tropes in general.
I’m not immune to using them. My first Fantasy story involved a magical ring that was key to the ending of the story – I know, where have you ever seen that before?
So let’s hear it. What are some of your least favorite Fantasy tropes and devices, and why?