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TV Tropes Monday: Pre-Climax Climax

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This trope is about doing the deed before the deed is done.

In other words, it’s about sex.

It is a nice way to tie the romantic subplot just before the story ends. But it does have two problems. The first, it might come off as too neat if the subplot has not reached its own…climax. The second comes when you want to write a sequel and find yourself with a couple fueled by UST no longer has the spark to go on. Do you summon God of Status Quo to reset the relationship? Can you avoid it becoming stale or worst, consuming the main plot?

Like so many other tropes, it is tempting to simply use it to wrap up things, but as always, misuse can lead to disaster.


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