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Working Title: Scheherezade Gambit: From YKTTW
Do we know that Westley charmed the Dread Pirate Roberts into letting him live? I always assumed Roberts wasn't nearly as bad as his reputation (fueled by guys like Humperdink) made him seem.
- Anyone else think that "Arabian Nights Gambit" should be the main title? The name of the work is far more famous than the name of the character - I, for one, immediately knew what the trope is about when I saw the Arabian Nights title. That's the sort of title that deserves to be the main, IMO.
: I don't know, I think that Scheherezade is sufficiently well-known (c'mon, she gets mentioned by name in Aladdin
) - and 'Scheherezade Gambit
' fits in better with 'Xanatos Gambit
' and 'Batman Gambit
'. My problem is that I can never spell Scheherezade. But, that's what redirects are for - because idiots like me can
spell 'Arabian Nights'. Also, as for the Dread Pirate Roberts example - Westley certainly leads us to believe that he charmed the Dread Pirate Roberts, but he wasn't necessarily being honest.
: What about when a character convinces someone that they're more useful
alive than dead? It's not the same, but is there a trope for that?
: How do you say this?
-ih-zod, I believe. Also, isn't it Schehera
zade? That's the article title on The Other Wiki
, and what Google corrects you to. *shrug*