Page Action: Real Life Examples
What would be the best way to fix the page?
Deciding which pages should have their Real Life sections removed. Reasons to do so include contentiousness and high potential for flame wars.
if you think the page's RL section should be cut.
if you think the page should still be allowed RL examples.
Items with the trope name stricken (
) have already been decided, with ten or more total votes, more than 48 hours on the crowner, and at least a 2:1 yes/no ratio. No further voting is needed on those items.
+19 (yeas:23 nays:4) Evil Chancellor - It's an evil trope, and, as has been pointed out countless times, we are not in the business of calling real people evil. [Added 23rd Dec '12 at 01:33:42 AM]
+17 (yeas:20 nays:3) Fat Bastard - It's a villain trope. Additionally, people don't suddenly change personalities and turn into evil guys when they become overweight. [Added 5th Dec '12 at 09:40:50 PM]
+15 (yeas:19 nays:4) It's All About Me — While not quite an Evil trope, it's still about a generally negative trait attached to real people. [Added 3rd Jan '13 at 09:49:29 PM]
+15 (yeas:18 nays:3) Obliviously Evil: This is another evil trope. [Added 19th Jan '13 at 04:15:29 PM]
+12 (yeas:16 nays:4) Even Evil Has Loved Ones — An evil trope. This wiki does not decide which real people are evil. [Added 28th Nov '12 at 12:20:21 PM]
+12 (yeas:19 nays:7) Wham Line: Real Life isn't scripted. This is also "strictly an audience trope." [Added 2nd Dec '12 at 06:23:24 PM]
+12 (yeas:16 nays:4) Irrational Hatred — It is not our place to judge whether or not hate is rational and it's flamebait [6th Dec '12 at 08:36:57 AM]
+12 (yeas:16 nays:4) All Issues Are Political Issues: Possible natter magnet, also a lot of the example in the Real Life section are actual political issues, whereas the trope is about people making non-political things into political things. [Added 19th Jan '13 at 12:54:28 PM]
+12 (yeas:15 nays:3) +10 (yeas:17 nays:7) +10 (yeas:15 nays:5) Creepy Twins - Calling RL people "creepy" isn't much better than calling them "evil". [Added 15th Jan '13 at 08:00:16 AM]
+9 (yeas:14 nays:5) Sanity Has Advantages — Self-Evident in Real Life. Also, this wiki isn't the place to diagnose insanity, or to gossip about real people's personal problems. [Added 28th Nov '12 at 12:21:12 PM]
+9 (yeas:17 nays:8) +9 (yeas:13 nays:4) Awesome Ego - Flame bait and YMMV. [Added 16th Jan '13 at 06:02:46 AM]
+9 (yeas:12 nays:3) +8 (yeas:10 nays:2) Necromantic: Yet another villain trope. It also requires the ability to return people from the dead, which doesn't exist in Real Life. [Added 15th Feb '13 at 11:06:02 AM]
+7 (yeas:13 nays:6) Sanity Slippage — This wiki isn't the place to diagnose mental illness, or to gossip about real people's personal problems. In addition, the Real Life section of this trope is attracting a lot of natter. [Added 28th Nov '12 at 12:20:54 PM]
+7 (yeas:13 nays:6) Shattered Sanity — First of all, we aren't discussing the mental health problems of real people. Secondly, as far as we know real glass does not break for symbolic or dramatic purposes. Added 28th Nov '12 at 12:22:00 PM]
+7 (yeas:12 nays:5) +4 (yeas:11 nays:7) +2 (yeas:11 nays:9) Ascended Fanboy: This trope is explicitly about in-universe examples. Promoted Fanboy is this trope in real life. [Added 2nd Feb '13 at 10:17:34 PM]
+2 (yeas:15 nays:13) Strawman News Media
: [Added 6th Feb '13 at 05:33:56 AM]
Pro: Real Life
organizations aren't written to be strawmen.
No natter or fighting, real accusations are templates to most fictional examples.
-6 (yeas:2 nays:8)
-14 (yeas:5 nays:19) Awesome Moment of Crowning
:[Added 8th Feb '13 at 08:02:53 AM]
Real life has no protagonists.
Being the protagonist isn't a requirement for the trope.
Total number: 24. Number shown: 24.
Total number of votes: 485