I am curious, how many tropes can we think of, and what do you think of them? Some tropes are overused, but I say overused means simply too much at the moment or not new enough! How about we brainstorm the craziest mix of a cliche trope with a new twist!
I start... The wise mentor! Fred is a young man thirsting for adventure, and an old wizard comes to him. Together they set out to save the world, or so Fred believes. Truth is, the wizard failed his exam on patience skills and was tasked to travel with an idealist and utopist good-for-nothing boy.