Stories are like liquid -- like an ocean of melted, so soft and harsh, caramel -- see-through and viscous. There are things that swim. 

Stories are made of pieces like a machine. Like a machine, some pieces are good and some stick around merely because they've always been. 

Stories are living things with hearts that beat and words that speak.

Stories are things made out of words, and each word has a rule, has a lock, and a key.

Stories are things that move like quicksilver and magic dust flying into your face from the dancing feet of a pretty boy or girl or neither or both or some combination thereof that you like in front of you, offering you a hand, pulling you up to dance.

Tropes are the building blocks of everything. Some are good, some are bad, but each story has them, like every human has blood and atoms and a big resentment against their friends for something petty that they know they should let go of, but goddamn it, Dave, you know I'm allergic to pineapples why do you keep trying to get me to try your pineapple upside down cake, I'm sure it's good, but god - damn!

Darth Vader

Betrayals we should have seen coming star wars Darth vader What if you manipulate a kid, leave them almost dead, and then try and get them to kill their own child? CRACKED.COM

Gollum

Betrayals we should have seen coming The Lord of the Rings Gollum Your mentally unstable friends need to not be trusted with the directions. CRACKED.COM

Littlefinger in 'Game of Thrones'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Game of Thrones Littlefinger Well, he did warn you, didn't he, Ned? CRACKED.COM

Satipo in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Raiders of the Lost Ark satipo Always get the whip before you throw the idol. CRACKED.COM

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Loki

Betrayals we should have seen coming Thor: The Dark world Loki Loki tried twice, but finally succeeded in pulling the wool over everyone's eyes and taking over Asgard. CRACKED.COM

Starscream in 'Transformers'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Transformers starscream He's betrayed Megatron more times than you've regretted watching the movies. CRACKED.COM

Khonshu in 'Moon Knight'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Moon knight Khonshu The Moon God always has a back-up plan. CRACKED.COM

Spike in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Buffy the vampire slayer spike Can't any one of your damn little Scooby club at least try to remember that I hate you all? CRACKED.COM

Ego from 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 Ego Не looks like God, of course he's evil. CRACKED.COM

Terra in 'Teen Titans'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Teen Titans Terra Manipulated, brainwashed, gaslighted. CRACKED.COM

Misty in 'Yellowjackets'

Betrayals we should have seen coming VIPMENT NAGER Yellowjackets Misty Maybe don't mock the sociopath, guys. CRACKED.COM

Lena in 'Ducktales'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Ducktales (2017) Lena A shadowy, too-cool-for-school magic user? Yup, that has be the alter/child orm of the villainess. CRACKED.COM

Lord Calroy from 'Dimension 20'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Dimension 20 Lord calroy Just because he's a cake doesn't make him sweet. CRACKED.COM

Everyone in 'Identity'

Betrayals we should have seen coming Identity Everyone It's like Among Us, but worse. CRACKED.COM
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