Boone: I had a film teacher who called this "cruciform." I think it'd make a good trope name.
: Taking out:
...because it's not the aftermath of a Heroic Sacrifice
. The same might apply to the Yu-Gi-Oh
examples, but I haven't seen enough of the show to really know.
Man Called True
: In several cases (the Dark Magician most notably), it's the lead-in
to a Heroic Sacrifice
. Which would seem like it fits the bill more.
: I would suggest talking out the ones which have nothing to do with a Heroic Sacrifice
and moving them over to What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?
: Why? It's still the crucifixion pose. This entire trope comes from What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?
Man Called True
: And if we did that, people would be asking, "Shouldn't those be in Crucified Hero Shot
?" and it'd be Wiki Ping-Pong before we knew it...
: But the trope is about
the Heroic Sacrifice
. The name
is Crucified Hero Shot, we shouldn't have Crucified Villain-Who-Just-Had-A-Karmic-Death Shots in the examples.
Later: I still feel this way. This isn't just any crucifixion pose, it's specifically a crucifixion pose of a hero related to a Heroic Sacrifice
: I agree with Man Called True
. This is the closest fit for them.
: Well, then, the trope needs to be renamed, IMHO.
: I don't get it. Crucified Hero Shot
seems most logically to refer to the camera shot of a person in the Heroic Crucifixion pose. It's not called the Heroic Sacrifice Shot
, so there's no reason for the person to have to die, or even be heroic, because the shot could be ironic.
Tinweasel: Fixed the entry on the Fullmetal Alchemist
manga to reflect the fact that all my volumes of it are marked with the Viz logo, not Tokyopop.
: I wanted to add the Heroes
example where Sylar's getting electrocuted by Elle and he makes this pose, but I couldn't find a way to phrase it that was neither too ranty nor...dishonest.