Created By: FreezairForALimitedTime on September 29, 2008
So. The Ninja Butterfly trope. Important video game trope... and nigh-unsearchable, with an unintuitive name. I avoided it for a long time before I actually read the article, because it sounded like it had something to do with tiny insect ninjas. If we don't re-name it entirely, I think it at least needs an easily searchable redirect. Maybe something like "Infodump Sidekick" or something. Thoughts? Should We Do This? And if so, what kind of new name should it have? A few ideas:
- Infodump Sidekick (meh)
- The Navi (I'd be cagey on this one, too, since I think character names should be absolutely obvious and nigh-on ubiquitously known, and even as popular as Ocarina of Time was, I'd still be wary.)
- Anthropomorphic Tutorial (I don't know if this really fits either)
- Helper Sidekick (obvious but bland)
- Exposition Fairy (goes with Mr. Exposition and Fairy Companion)
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.