What Are Some Common Horoscope Tropes?


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A well-known horoscope trope is Sherlock Holmes. As a Capricorn, he encompasses the determined work ethic and perseverance that this sign is known for. James Bond, Agent 007, is a Scorpio, a zodiac sign known for its effective detective skills. Examples of horoscope tropes are in anime, literature, music, video games and television.

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In the anime show "Sailor Moon," both the Eastern and Western zodiac is represented. Each Senshi has a sun sign that corresponds with their planet and personality, while they also have a symbol from the Eastern zodiac that represents their abilities. In the beginning of anime show Yu-Gi-Oh!, the characters Judai and Misawa portray the Eastern horoscope rivalry of Dragon versus Tiger.

Weird Al Yankovic satirizes poorly-crafted horoscopes in his song "Your Horoscope For Today" with lines ranging from, "Sagittarius: All your friends are laughing behind your back...(...kill them...)" to "Capricorn: The stars say that you're an exciting and wonderful person, but you know they're lying... I'd lock my doors and windows and never, never, never, never leave my house again."

In the video game "The Sims 2," players appoint a zodiac sign to avatars. The sign dictates the personality of the characters, as well as how easy or difficult it is for that character to accumulate points with other characters.

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