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Is an article being desecrated repeatedly at an alarming rate? Is it the subject of heavy debate and constant changes? In either case, if these become too much of a problem, then you've probably got a page that needs to be locked by an administrator or moderator until such unproductive tendencies are resolved (which, sadly, almost never happens). This can be a depressing sight on any wiki when a page is in need of Wiki Magic (or attention from grammaticians) — the best option is to try keeping things productive so administrators have to do this as little as possible.

Moderators (listed here) have locking authority on this wiki, and can also edit them to fix problems. To get their attention, post your request on the forum, in the sticky topic about edits to locked pages. If one wants to request a page be unlocked, you can get the moderators' attention in this sticky topic.

For empty pages that are locked, see Permanent Red Link Club (unless they were deleted recently).

Note: If you were directed here when you clicked the Edit button on an article (even though it had a lock icon instead, you crazy dedicated Troper, you), it means the article is locked. Look below for the reason. If you don't see the article in question here, or on Permanent Red Link Club for blank locked articles, don't panic — maybe we haven't gotten around to listing it yet. Post on Ask the Tropers or the TV Tropes Fora.

At the moment, the following pages are locked


  • Adolf Hitler: Controversial image caption change.
  • Barack Obama: This has been drawing heat... again. Cautionary lock until the political rhetoric season is over.
  • Brian Bendis: Creator bashing in a personal, non-work related level that spiraled into an edit war.
  • Osama Bin Laden: As you could imagine, it quickly turned into arguments and political Flame Bait, as well as attracting edit warring.
  • Self Demonstrating.Brian Blessed: The page contains jokes with disabled text formats. (Increasing text size.) Opening it to edit will cause the software to eliminate those formats.
  • Michael Cole: The guy's a flame magnet in pro wrestling.
  • Tropers/Fast Eddie and its subpages: Troll, vandal, and bashing target. The Main namespace for Fast Eddie is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
  • Justin Bieber: Natter and bashing target.
  • The Prophet Muhammad: Islamophobic vandalism.
  • Rob Liefeld: Creator- and work-bashing.
  • Joe Quesada: Massive target for creator-bashing.
  • Seltzer and Friedberg: Consisted mostly of work-bashing.
  • Tropers/Camacan, Tropers/Fighteer and Tropers/Deboss: Vandalism.
  • Tropers/Solstace: Tech demonstration gone wrong.


  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: Examples lockout due to continuous Trope Decay.
  • All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: Restored after being cut due to NSFW content.
  • America Saves the Day: Edit warring over Real Life examples and excessive Misplaced Nationalism on the page towards and against the US.
  • Anatomically-Impossible Sex: Examples lockout.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: One, to keep examples from overloading the main page (they're in subpages for a reason), and also to prevent the use of images on the main page (if necessary, they can go on one of the subpages).
  • Baka: Examples lockout.
  • Big Bra to Fill: Examples attracted gushing and bad examples.
  • Bile Fascination: Natter magnet.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Presumably to prevent anyone from adding any images. This Wiki is intended to be family-friendly, thank you.
  • Chekov's Gun: People who don't get the joke trying to "correct" it.
  • The Chick: Edit Warring and constant rewrites to try to make it about feminism rather than the character type.
  • Compensated Dating: Issues with advertisers. Unlike the other pages which had this problem, however, there is no examples lockout.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Like: After Complaining About People Not Liking the Show had its examples deleted, someone dumped them here. After that, it was locked to prevent any more examples or complaining about the examples being deleted. We never allowed examples for this anyway, since Complain About Shows You Dont Like was created (and since deleted).
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Pure, distilled Fan Dumb and Hate Dumb. Constant natter, justifying edits, a factionalistic "all the haters are wrong" versus "you don't need to watch this to know it's crap" argument for many entries, and the concept is simply too broad for examples.
  • Complete Monster: Kept getting edited to play with the very strict definition, even though we agreed to leave it alone and put examples in the subpages. The subpages are now getting cleaned and locked to prevent further natter, edit wars, and shoehorning; if a subpage is locked, it's for that reason.
  • Dangerously-Short Skirt: Creepy gushing.
  • Wall Banger (Darth Wiki): Page was locked after the removal of overly-long text.
  • Dominatrix: Examples lockout after issues with advertisers.
  • Double Standard: Attracted excessive amounts of complaining about the topic as well as heated debates and soapboxing over feminism.
  • Edit War: Examples lockout. Many of the examples had a "You lost! Neener neener!" tone to them.
  • Emo Teen: The definition is broad and subjective, and the term "Emo" itself is heavily stigmatized. Examples were almost always slams against characters (regardless of their actual subculture), and brought in Natter as a result.
  • Fallen Creator (Darth Wiki): Vandalism target.
  • False Rape Accusation: The YKTTW of this trope attracted heated debate, so this page was launched with a lock on it. The very touchy nature of this trope would just attract flame wars.
  • Fetish: Examples lockout after issues with advertisers.
  • Fetish Fuel: Examples lockout. The examples often got out of Family Friendly territory way too easily. Previous examples were moved into an off-site wiki.
  • Fetish Fuel Future: Emergency Example Sectionectomy after issues with advertisers.
  • Five-Man Band: Definition drift. Subpages are still unlocked, except for The Chick (see above).
  • Freud Was Right: Examples lockout.
  • Garbage Post Kid: Examples brought nothing but Flame Bait, natter, This Troper, and nasty accusations, eventually attracting spiteful comments from one of the parties mentioned. Besides, most examples were too broad.
  • Gorn: Creepy examples.
  • The Great Comics Crash of 1996: Edit Warring.
  • Griefer: Real life examples lockout to prevent it from becoming a Self-Demonstrating Article.
  • Gushing About Shows You Like (Sugar Wiki)/Bio Ware: Vandalism target.
  • Hatedom: Examples lockout due to trolling and flame wars. Considering that any work can have a hatedom, adding examples is completely unnecessary.
  • Hentai: Examples lockout as part of the site's No Lewdness policy.
  • Het: Original version had a digression about fandoms and opinions about the trope that left little for the actual description. Locked to keep its readable state.
  • Horny Devils: Justification needed
  • Internet Tough Guy: Examples lockout. Most of the old examples were used to complain about people on the internet by latching onto any slightly mean thing they said.
  • It Was His Sled: Examples lockout to prevent accidental spoilerage when people add spoilers that don't qualify for the trope.
  • Kuudere: Examples lockout. The page defines the Fan-Speak term. For the broader trope and examples from media, see Sugar and Ice Personality.
  • Legal Jailbait: Cautionary lock following the No Lewdness policy.
  • Lolicon and Shotacon: Examples lockout due to nebulous legality in English-speaking countries and issues with advertisers. If they were unlocked, it would deter advertisers and attract NSFW ads.
  • Mary Sue: Edit wars over attempts to rewrite the incredibly complicated definition.
  • Mondegreen: Continues to attract non-In-Universe examples despite warning banners.
  • Moral Guardians: Edit warring about an entry about TV Tropes.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: Actual Nietzsche Wannabes ranting, posting Natter, and engaging in Edit War due to the focus on philosophy and the Trope Namer, Friedrich Nietzsche. Not a philosophy site, guys.
  • Older Than They Think: The page was split for being too big, but the examples kept getting re-added to the main page.
  • Orwellian Editor: Examples ignored the definition; bile and Take Thats aimed at any moderation at all.
  • Paedo Hunt: Description turned into an essay about paedophilia, which drew unwanted real-life examples and threatened to turn it into the same anti-persecution tract that forced us to change its name from All Pedophiles Are Child Molesters.
  • Panty Shot: Examples lockout due to creepy content.
  • Parabombing: As you can see, the temptation was great to make it a Self-Demonstrating Article.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Examples lockout. There is no need to list fans' personal lusts.
  • Protection From Editors: Kept attracting purely speculative, baseless examples to complain about a creator's output.
  • Sex Slave: Precautionary lock to prevent the infiltration of controversial material.
  • Shock Site: Examples lockout. We don't need such things posted here.
  • Sideboob: Was restored after examples cut.
  • Side Effects Include: Edit warring about the Overly Long Gag.
  • Snuff Film: Examples lockout.
  • Squick: Examples brought constant natter and This Troper, plus we really don't need a page of gross stuff. Also, having examples here is somewhat pointless, considering we have Disgust Tropes, and a character's reaction will often be similar to the audience's reaction.
  • "Stop Having Fun!" Guys: Examples lockout due to arguments over content and trope definition. Considering that the trope is more based around personal experiences, the discussion tab is more fitting for examples.
  • Tech Fu: Formerly described Gadgeteer Genius and Mad Scientist. The page is still there to define it as fan speak.
  • The Fundamentalist: Refusal to allow atheists to be included as fundamentalist, discussion over including fanaticism. Repeatedly reverted moderator and admin edits.
  • True Art: The Self Demonstrating joke got way too out of hand and was burying the index.
  • TV Tropes the TV Show and related pages: This project is currently on indefinite hiatus, and the pages were only picking up edits from people who didn't understand what it was.
  • Underboobs: Restoration after cut for having creepy content.
  • Unpleasable Fanbase: Examples lockout. The page was getting way too big with both examples and constant natter. Considering that the trope is more based around personal experiences, the discussion tab is more fitting for examples.
  • Waggle: Examples lockout, as the page was an attraction to complaining about the Wii and other motion control systems and games.
  • Zerg Rush: Edit warring over unneeded parts of the description. Page was split so people can still add examples.



These pages are meant to guide tropers on how to go about editing on the wiki. As such, the pages themselves have no need of examples or definition-tweaking. Some pages must be locked to prevent either from happening. If the pages were locked for different reasons, it will be specifically noted below.


Deliberate Red Links

The following tropes are infamous for existing both on this page and in the Permanent Red Link Club. This is because, while these pages still exist for definition purposes, their actual use on this wiki is highly discouraged.

  • Heroic Sociopath: Attracted massive Trope Decay. The disambiguation was kept to take the inbounds, but the title was redlinked to prevent any more wicking.
  • If You Know What I Mean: The old name for Lampshaded Double Entendre. Was made a deliberate redlink due to tropers potholing their own double entendres to the page.
  • No Just No: Originally created for a character's reaction to a Squicky moment, it got misused as a pothole for editors inserting their own reaction to what was in the example. In-Universe examples were moved to "No. Just... No" Reaction. While redlinked, this is still used as a redirect to the new article to keep appropriate links and remove unnecessary wicks.
  • Or Is It: Was supposed to be an Ending Tropes, but it rapidly degenerated into a troper Catch Phrase. Now known as The End - or Is It?. The page still exists as a redirect to retain inbounds, but is deliberately redlinked to discourage potholing.
  • This Troper: Attempts to make it self-demonstrating that undermine the point behind the article, as well as attempts to rewrite the definition out of a misguided belief that saying it's okay on that page will suddenly change the prevailing attitude. Its use in the first-person is not wanted outside of designated areas.
  • X Just X: Verbal Tic. Originally existed as a page to discourage examples that gave no context as to how they fit a trope, but the page's title inspired people to make potholes to the page. Now known as Zero Context Example.