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14th Mar '17 6:02:53 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ThoseTwoBadGuys are a pair of villains who provide exposition and violence, but is often used as if it's an EvilCounterpart to ThoseTwoGuys, which refers to two characters (good or evil) that are almost always together while simultaneously having little to no significance to the plot.
13th Mar '17 8:19:26 PM Glowsquid
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* DeaderThanDisco isn't for works that are just no longer popular. It's for works that are also ''looked down on'' in some way and, consequently, have very little chance of ever making a comeback.

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* DeaderThanDisco isn't for works that are just no longer popular. It's for works that are also ''looked down on'' in some way and, consequently, have very little chance of ever making a comeback. Also before being cleaned up, the page's listed many instance of technology or products simply being made obsolete, [[PeopleSitOnChairs which is not a trope]].
10th Mar '17 4:05:05 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* BulletHell refers to {{Shoot Em Up}}s with a ''lot'' (usually at least 100) bullets on the screen at once; enough to cover a good fraction of the screen. It is NOT a catch-all term for the shoot-em-up genre, nor does it mean just any NintendoHard shmup. A rule of thumb: if you can count how many bullets there are on the screen with a very quick glance, it's not an example.

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* BulletHell refers to {{Shoot Em Up}}s with a ''lot'' (usually at least 100) bullets on the screen at once; enough to cover a good fraction of the screen. It is NOT a catch-all term for the shoot-em-up genre, nor does it mean just any NintendoHard shmup. A rule of thumb: if you can count how many bullets there are on the screen with a very quick glance, it's not an example. Bullet Hell also does not refer to just anybody or anything firing a massive number of projectiles; you're probably thinking of MoreDakka or MacrossMissileMassacre.
5th Mar '17 6:24:21 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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27th Feb '17 7:58:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* RatedMForManly refers to, as it says on the Laconic entry, "Any work or character with an emphasis on masculinity--made by men for men--often involving badassery taken UpToEleven." Many examples, however, [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample have little to no explanation for why they are there,]] and more often than not they translate to "I found this work to be the epitome of badassery and awesomeness" with little context to back it up.

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* RatedMForManly refers to, as it says on the Laconic entry, "Any work or character with an emphasis on masculinity--made by men for men--often involving badassery taken UpToEleven." Many examples, however, [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample have little to no explanation for why they are there,]] and more often than not they translate to "I found this work to be the epitome of badassery and awesomeness" with little context to back it up. It also gets confused with TestosteronePoisoning; the key difference is that Rated M For Manly is manliness ''played straight'', while Testosterone Poisoning is a ''parody'' of manliness.
24th Feb '17 9:02:46 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ThatOneLevel and ThatOneBoss refers to levels and bosses that are significantly harder than the ones before them, not just any hard level or boss. If every boss is brutally difficult, you're probably looking at NintendoHard or EasyLevelsHardBosses. They also do not mean [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Dethroning Level or Boss of Suck]]; there ''are'' players who genuinely enjoy challenging parts of video games.

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* ThatOneLevel and ThatOneBoss -- emphasis on ''One'' -- refers to levels and bosses that are significantly harder than the ones before them, not just any hard level or boss. If every boss is brutally difficult, you're probably looking at NintendoHard or EasyLevelsHardBosses. They also do not mean [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck Dethroning Level or Boss of Suck]]; there ''are'' players who genuinely enjoy challenging parts of video games.
24th Feb '17 8:20:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* OhCrap is an ''in-universe'' reaction, but it is commonly potholed to reflect viewer/editor instances of metaphorically crapping their pants.
20th Feb '17 2:31:57 PM Kayube
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything is about a rare game instance that can happen which the developers acknowledge and put special content in for that matter, like a special trick or sequence break. If it is something that happens often or the developers set the player up for that instance, it's not an example of this trope. For this reason, the trope was renamed to DevelopersForesight.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything is about a rare game instance that can happen which the developers acknowledge and put special content in for that matter, like a special trick or sequence break. If it is something that happens often or the developers set the player up for that instance, it's not an example of this trope. For this reason, the trope was renamed to DevelopersForesight.DevelopersForesight, with the hope that sounding less like praising the developers for their cleverness would cut down on people trying to boost their favorite game by including it..
1st Feb '17 12:38:52 AM Kuruni
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Sometimes an EntryPimp forgets that TropesAreNotBad/[[TropesAreNotGood Good]] and tries to shove an example from their hated/favorite show into a trope where it doesn't fit. It may not be the fault of the contributor because the description of the trope left the emphasis on part B while part A is the important part. Or maybe the name of the trope was [[WordSaladTitle confusing.]] Or perhaps the original definition of [[MissingSupertrope the trope was something so specific or esoteric that new examples tend to be something related to, but not quite, the trope's original intent]]. But often it is because the contributor did not understand the standard and direction the trope was describing. This of course may result in a [[TropeDecay trope suffering]] {{Flanderization}}.

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Sometimes an EntryPimp forgets that TropesAreNotBad/[[TropesAreNotGood Good]] TropesAreTools and tries to shove an example from their hated/favorite show into a trope where it doesn't fit. It may not be the fault of the contributor because the description of the trope left the emphasis on part B while part A is the important part. Or maybe the name of the trope was [[WordSaladTitle confusing.]] Or perhaps the original definition of [[MissingSupertrope the trope was something so specific or esoteric that new examples tend to be something related to, but not quite, the trope's original intent]]. But often it is because the contributor did not understand the standard and direction the trope was describing. This of course may result in a [[TropeDecay trope suffering]] {{Flanderization}}.
21st Jan '17 8:39:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheSociopath requires a character to have a LackOfEmpathy, be a StrawNihilist, a ConsummateLiar, and a ManipulativeBastard, and have a need for stimulation, a grandiose sense of self-worth, and a shallow affect. Many examples have people saying a character is a sociopath simply for not caring for other peoples' feelings. Alternatively, they're called a sociopath for either [[AxCrazy being dangerously violent]] or [[{{Sadist}} enjoying the pain of others]], which are entirely seperate concepts.

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* TheSociopath requires a character to have a LackOfEmpathy, be a StrawNihilist, a ConsummateLiar, and a ManipulativeBastard, and have a need for stimulation, a grandiose sense of self-worth, and a shallow affect. Many examples have people saying a character is a sociopath simply for not caring for other peoples' feelings. Alternatively, they're called a sociopath for either [[AxCrazy being dangerously violent]] or [[{{Sadist}} enjoying the pain of others]], which are entirely seperate separate concepts.
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