History Main / AMillionIsAStatistic

22nd Feb '17 7:49:21 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EddieIzzard has a section in his comedy show DressedToKill where he discusses this in relation to Pol Pot.

to:

* EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard has a section in his comedy show DressedToKill ''Dressed To Kill'' where he discusses this in relation to Pol Pot.
21st Feb '17 5:09:25 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''CrisisCore'', Zack's death is played up as the most tragic thing evarar -- even though he just killed a small army of SHINRA soldiers, i.e., men doing the same job that Zack was doing back in Wutai.

to:

** In ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Zack's death is played up as the most tragic thing evarar -- even though he just killed a small army of SHINRA soldiers, i.e., men doing the same job that Zack was doing back in Wutai.
18th Feb '17 1:02:33 AM TheSinful
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Averted with Sarah Kerrigan in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6244518/1/Flight-to-Freedom Flight to Freedom]]'' who not only knows how many people were killed by the Swarm under her command but also, due to the Zerg HiveMind, knows their names. A couple times during her recovery she starts reciting the names of her victims.


Added DiffLines:

* Notably averted in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'' when Raynor reminds Kerrigan of not just Fenix but also the "millions [she's] butchered" as the Queen of Blades.
18th Feb '17 12:47:04 AM TheSinful
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Averted in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11767392/11/Frigid-Future Frigid Future]]'' when androids 12 and 11 (reprogrammed by Bulma) save 17 and 18 from Gero and Cell. 12 is angry at 11 for wanting to give them a second chance, citing how 3 redeemed herself and that 17 and 18 clearly care about each other. As 12 argues, 3 was purely robotic which meant she had an implanted personality she had to overcome; 17 and 18 were originally human and had their own free will but murdered millions anyway [[ForTheEvulz just for the hell of it]]. It doesn't matter if they care about each other, they chose to be monsters.
16th Feb '17 12:35:21 PM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** While debating whether to assassinate Daenerys, Grand Maester Pycelle questions how many thousand innocents will die in the war that must come if Daenerys invades Westeros.
** Tywin notes that the Red Wedding prevented thousands of deaths by ending the Northern rebellion without the friendly losses required to kill the same army in battle.
** Stannis, Melisandre, and Davos debate whether sacrificing a single innocent to end the war with magic is preferable to the thousands (including civilians) who would die in conventional warfare.
11th Feb '17 12:08:28 AM shawnvw
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played horrifyingly straight in ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''. With the exception of Molly, (more commonly known as the "singer with the big boobs"), ''every single named character'' survives, including the {{Funny Animal}}s, complete with a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. In a film that takes place ''aboard the Titanic''. Molly, who for some reason shares a name with the most famous Titanic '''survivor''', only gets a single tear of mourning from one of her pets.

to:

* Played horrifyingly straight in ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''. With the exception of Molly, (more commonly known as the "singer with the big boobs"), ''every single named character'' survives, including the {{Funny Animal}}s, complete with a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. In a film that takes place ''aboard the Titanic''. Molly, who (who for some reason shares a name with the most famous Titanic '''survivor''', "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", only gets a single tear of mourning from one of her pets.
31st Jan '17 7:30:00 AM mothlight
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Constantly subverted in Roleplay/{{Glowfic}}.
6th Dec '16 1:56:44 PM Prometheus117
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', over 10,000 people were trapped in a virtual reality MMO for over two years and by the time they were freed, less than 4000 of them had died. Aside from things involving the main characters, the series ignores the massive controversy and consequences that would occur from such an event. In fact, not only did virtual reality games become more popular after the SAO incident but they feature a far heavier emphasis on killing (albeit due to the fact the technology that caused the players to be trapped in the first place was replaced with tech that ''couldn't'' do that). This becomes incredibly egregious for some when the main character compares the person responsible for said deadly MMO to a villain he was fighting, responsible for merely trapping and brainwashing, not killing, a tenth of that amount, with the end result is the former being somehow the ''lesser'' of the two evils, with the justification that the first guy [[CardCarryingVillain wasn't being such a complete and unrepentant asshole about the whole thing like the current one]].

to:

* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', over 10,000 people were trapped in a virtual reality MMO for over two years and by the time they were freed, less than 4000 of them had died. Aside from things involving the main characters, and the establishment of a survivor school meant to counsel and help those who made it out, the series ignores the massive controversy and consequences that would occur from such an event. event, though the resident government agent all but outright states [[JustifiedTrope it's because of the Japanese government taking a direct hand in handling the press that's keeping the survivors from being hounded day in and out]]. In fact, not only did virtual reality games become more popular after the SAO incident but they feature a far heavier emphasis on killing (albeit due to the fact the technology that caused the players to be trapped and killed in the first place was replaced with tech that ''couldn't'' do that). This Even so, this becomes incredibly egregious for some when the main character compares the person responsible for said deadly MMO to a villain he was fighting, responsible for merely trapping and brainwashing, not killing, a tenth of that amount, with the end result is the former being somehow the ''lesser'' of the two evils, with the justification that the first guy [[CardCarryingVillain wasn't being such a complete and unrepentant asshole about the whole thing like the current one]].
30th Nov '16 1:39:24 AM OldBlindTrope
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played straight in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' where Cloud's paycheck putting a dent in Marlene's educational funding is given more attention than the fact that Cloud and AVALANCHE just returned from an eco-terrorist bombing which probably killed hundreds of plant workers. Likewise, we see a lot of emphasis on Barret breaking down when [[spoiler: Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie are killed by Shinra, and he thinks Marlene has been killed by the collapsing Sector 7 pillar.]] However, Cait Sith does [[WhatTheHellHero call Barret out on this]] later in the game when he asks Barret how many innocent people AVALANCHE killed when they blew up the reactor. Barret tries to justify it using this, but Cait Sith calls him out on this as well, and Barret doesn't seem fully convinced of his own argument.
** However even the Sector 7 incident falls into this trope. After all, apart from Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, ''nobody the audience knows was killed'' -- and Reno, the man directly responsible for the destruction, is never brought to justice for his actions. Hell, in Advent Children, he's a comic relief character who nobody takes very seriously.
** Done in ''CrisisCore'', when Zack's death is played up as the most tragic thing evarar... Ignoring that he killed an entire army of SHINRA soldiers, i.e., men doing the same job that Zack was doing back in Wutai.

to:

* Played straight in When your game is about heroic eco-terrorists, there's no escaping this trope. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' where examples:
**
Cloud's paycheck putting a dent in Marlene's educational funding is given more attention than the fact that Cloud and AVALANCHE just returned from an eco-terrorist bombing which a power plant, probably killed killing hundreds of plant workers. Likewise, we see a lot of emphasis on people.
**
Barret breaking breaks down when [[spoiler: Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie are killed by Shinra, and he thinks Marlene has been killed by the collapsing Sector 7 pillar.]] However, pillar; but she's alive, so it's more or less OK!]] Cait Sith does [[WhatTheHellHero call calls Barret out on this]] later in the game game, when he asks Barret him how many innocent people AVALANCHE killed when they blew up the that reactor. Barret actually tries to justify it using this, refute him ''with this trope'', but Cait Sith calls shoots him out on this as well, down, and Barret doesn't seem fully convinced of his own argument.
** However even the The destruction of Sector 7 incident falls into is a rare (for this game) villainous example of this trope. After all, apart from Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, ''nobody the audience knows was killed'' -- and so Reno, the man directly responsible for the destruction, is never brought to justice for his actions. Hell, in Advent Children, he's a comic relief character who nobody takes very seriously.
** Done in In ''CrisisCore'', when Zack's death is played up as the most tragic thing evarar... Ignoring that evarar -- even though he just killed an entire a small army of SHINRA soldiers, i.e., men doing the same job that Zack was doing back in Wutai.
30th Nov '16 1:35:02 AM OldBlindTrope
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played straight in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' where Cloud's paycheck putting a dent in Marlene's educational funding is given a little more attention than the fact that Cloud and AVALANCHE just returned from killing potentially hundreds of completely innocent plant workers in an eco-terrorist bombing as well as Barret breaking down when [[spoiler: Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie are killed by Shinra, and he thinks Marlene has been killed by the collapsing Sector 7 pillar.]] However, Cait Sith does [[WhatTheHellHero call Barret out on this]] later in the game when he asks Barret how many innocent people AVALANCHE killed when they blew up the reactor. Barret tries to justify it using this, but Cait Sith calls him out on this as well, and Barret doesn't seem fully convinced of his own argument.
** However even the Sector 7 incident falls into this trope. In the end, aside from Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, nobody the audience knows was killed when the plate was dropped, and Reno, the man who directly caused the destruction, is never brought to justice for his actions. Hell, in Advent Children, he is more of a comic relief character who not even the main characters take that seriously.
** Done in ''CrisisCore'', when Zack's death is played up as the most tragic thing evarar... Ignoring that he killed an entire army of SHINRA troops who were just doing their jobs, which Zack himself was doing during his time in Wutai.

to:

* Played straight in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' where Cloud's paycheck putting a dent in Marlene's educational funding is given a little more attention than the fact that Cloud and AVALANCHE just returned from killing potentially hundreds of completely innocent plant workers in an eco-terrorist bombing as well as which probably killed hundreds of plant workers. Likewise, we see a lot of emphasis on Barret breaking down when [[spoiler: Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie are killed by Shinra, and he thinks Marlene has been killed by the collapsing Sector 7 pillar.]] However, Cait Sith does [[WhatTheHellHero call Barret out on this]] later in the game when he asks Barret how many innocent people AVALANCHE killed when they blew up the reactor. Barret tries to justify it using this, but Cait Sith calls him out on this as well, and Barret doesn't seem fully convinced of his own argument.
** However even the Sector 7 incident falls into this trope. In the end, aside After all, apart from Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, nobody ''nobody the audience knows was killed when the plate was dropped, killed'' -- and Reno, the man who directly caused responsible for the destruction, is never brought to justice for his actions. Hell, in Advent Children, he is more of he's a comic relief character who not even the main characters take that nobody takes very seriously.
** Done in ''CrisisCore'', when Zack's death is played up as the most tragic thing evarar... Ignoring that he killed an entire army of SHINRA troops who were just soldiers, i.e., men doing their jobs, which the same job that Zack himself was doing during his time back in Wutai.
This list shows the last 10 events of 597. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.AMillionIsAStatistic