As we all know tropes are part of every story, and they’re basically storytelling tools that can be used in every way under the sun, including being played straight. And we all have our favorites.
Personally, I’m a sucker for the Power of Love/Friendship/Empathy/Willpower idea, that allows the hero(es) to prevail through their obstacles thought love/friendship/etc. I also love a good happy ending, if that counts.
What are some of your favorite tropes played straight?