This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Isn't this the same as Engineered Public Confession
: Not exactly, although they are related. In an Engineered Public Confession
, there are no "rescue" forces waiting for their cue — the confession alone is the downfall. With The Cavalry
, the key element is the group that shows up when the signal is given.
: this is waaay too specific IMHO. The actual 'cavalry comes over the brow of the hill and saves the day' trope should go here, its much broader than this.
: As suggested in this YKTTW
, I've retooled this trope to cover something else entirely. Examples from the previous trope were moved to the near-identical Engineered Public Confession
So what is it called when the villain calls for his/her cavalry?