This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: Evil to the Rescue: From YKTTW
: I decided to do this as one of two tropes like the YKTTW
suggests, but the suggestions inside for the various shades of grey this can take (especailly when heroes do
set their enemies against each other) should still be troped.
: Should we mention when it's used for comedic effect? Like when the villain deals with it in less than 5 minutes?
tbarrie: I removed:
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mocked by Michael Eddington for having an unhealthy and comically out-of-proportion obsession with him, Sisko takes the idea and runs with it, bombing Maquis settlement planets with poisonous gasses, displacing thousands of refugees, but catching the man in exchange for stopping. Starfleet was apparently okay with this.
for not having anything to do with the trope. (Sisko is hardly a villain on DS9
, and even if he were, who exactly is the hero that he's stepping in for here?)
- Kaworu in Rebuild of Evangelion.
- WTF are you smoking? Kaworu hasn't done jack shit in Rebuild except put his plugsuit on and make cryptic comments. There's a much better example when Gendo activates the dummy plug, and Nightmare Fuel ensues.
Because I haven't the slightest what actually happened, and this is a lot of Conversation on the Main Page