History Headscratchers / Tommy

31st May '14 2:40:37 PM TwoeyPie
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** Technically, Elton's character ''could'' be considered the pinball wizard up until Tommy ultimately defeats him. After all, he's officially called the Local Lad yet his other nicknames include Bally-Table King and The Champ, so who's to say that one of them wasn't also "Pinball Wizard"?

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** Technically, Elton's character ''could'' be considered the pinball wizard up until Tommy ultimately defeats him. After all, he's officially called the Local Lad yet his other nicknames include Bally-Table King and The Champ, so who's to say that one of them wasn't also "Pinball Wizard"?Wizard"? Tina Turner's character is referred to as the Acid Queen, the Gypsy and the Gypsy Queen, so why can't Elton's character have multiple nicknames?
25th Sep '13 11:44:58 PM TwoeyPie
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** Technically, Elton's character ''could'' be considered the pinball wizard up until Tommy ultimately defeats him. After all, he's officially called the Local Lad yet his other nicknames include Bally-Table King and The Champ, so who's to say that one of them wasn't also "Pinball Wizard"?

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** Technically, Elton's character ''could'' be considered the pinball wizard up until Tommy ultimately defeats him. After all, he's officially called the Local Lad yet his other nicknames include Bally-Table King and The Champ, so who's to say that one of them wasn't also "Pinball Wizard"?Wizard"?
*** If it helps, this troper has seen a stage version where the program billed them (yeah, this version had two for some reason) as both the Local Lad(s) and the Pinball Lad(s), so it seems possible that this character could have multiple nicknames.
7th Mar '12 5:36:59 PM PinballPlayingPenguin
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*** That and the name "Pinball Wizard" just seems more memorable than just "Local Lad" or "The Champ."

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*** That and the name "Pinball Wizard" just seems more memorable than just "Local Lad" or "The Champ.""
** Technically, Elton's character ''could'' be considered the pinball wizard up until Tommy ultimately defeats him. After all, he's officially called the Local Lad yet his other nicknames include Bally-Table King and The Champ, so who's to say that one of them wasn't also "Pinball Wizard"?
16th Sep '11 3:18:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[{{Homestuck}} He's Terezi?]]

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** [[{{Homestuck}} [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} He's Terezi?]]
16th Jul '11 9:43:16 PM Cartoonatic
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* Why is Elton John always credited as "the Pinball Wizard"? TOMMY was the pinball wizard! Elton was the Champ.
** I think it's generally assumed by most people that the Pinball Wizard is the character's name.

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* Why is Elton John EltonJohn always credited as "the Pinball Wizard"? TOMMY was the pinball wizard! Elton was the Champ.
** I think it's generally assumed by most people that the Pinball Wizard is the character's name.name.
*** Exactly. Actually, Elton's character is officially credited as the "Local Lad." Since his character's name is never outright said or even mentioned by anyone (it's not that important to the plot anyway) and he's the one singing the BlacksheepHit of the same name...
*** That and the name "Pinball Wizard" just seems more memorable than just "Local Lad" or "The Champ."
12th Jun '11 11:07:37 AM MasterHand
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** [[{{Homestuck}} He's Terezi?]]
11th Jun '11 4:48:58 PM ZuulMF
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** They have to have some way of going to show how intense and out-of-control things are starting to get. Simpson is basically the first pebble of the avalanche.
11th Jun '11 4:48:12 PM ZuulMF
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** The song appears to be in the words of a character in the story, an observer rather than an omniscient narrator. He's just tossing out ideas (another one being "plays by intuition") because he himself doesn't know.

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** *** Exactly. The song appears to be in the words of a character in the story, an observer rather than an omniscient narrator. He's just tossing out ideas (another one being "plays by intuition") because he himself doesn't know.
11th Jun '11 4:47:55 PM ZuulMF
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** The song appears to be in the words of a character in the story, an observer rather than an omniscient narrator. He's just tossing out ideas (another one being "plays by intuition") because he himself doesn't know.
6th Jun '11 10:24:30 PM YourFriendDoctorRobert
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** Sally Simpson was originally just about a girl who leapt onstage to touch a rock star; it was adapted to Tommy later.
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