Created By: Medinoc on November 14, 2012

Title Quest

A work whose title is one or two words with "quest"

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Lots of works, especially Video Games and Interactive Comics, are of the form "Xxxx Quest"

Examples (this is nearly the full list of titles with "Quest", but it can be refined if we decide to remove the "quest for" titles or "X's Quest" titles):

Video Game

Interactive Comic, text adventure, Choose Your Own Adventure books


Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • November 15, 2012
    TV Tropes doesn't allow us to create a Search Generated Index.
  • November 15, 2012
    Wow, I didn't even know that page existed.

    Still, I thought it was a good occasion to try and find out why it was so and put it in the writeup (or just who started the trend), but I noticed that I was just too lazy to do it myself, and I shouldn't count on others to do stuff I'm too lazy to do, that would by hypocrisy.
  • November 15, 2012
    Addendum: Wait, that page says nothing about works, and we have pages about titles like Revenge Of The Sequel...
  • November 15, 2012
    The reason why "Quest" is so popular in titles is because this term accurately describes the premise of many, many stories, namely one of The Seven Basic Plots...
  • November 15, 2012
    ^^ It doesn't explicitly mention works pages, but the objections it raises apply just as much to works pages as they do to trope pages.

    Revenge Of The Sequel isn't a Search Generated Index because it's not simply a list of titles containing "Revenge of"; it also lists variations, such as "Son of", "Return of", "with a Vengeance", etc.
  • November 16, 2012
    Seconding Search Generated Index; if that's all we have here then it won't fly.

    And Revenge Of The Sequel is not a SGI because it actually has plot relevance beyond the naming convention: The stories are generally about the Big Bad bouncing back to take revenge on the heroes for defeating him the first time (either from the outset, or implicitly revealed later).

    Likewise, a standalone work or first installment can itself have a "Revenge of ______" title, but is not a ROTS.

  • November 16, 2012
    This is Stock Subtitle with "quest". Move this example list over to there and scrap this.
  • November 16, 2012
    This isn't a Stock'''Sub'''title.

    A stock subtitle is something like: "Title: The Quest of X" or "Title. The Quest"
  • November 16, 2012
    The MS Paint Adventures story Bard Quest may be the Trope Codifier for Interactive Comics, if we decide to keep this.
  • November 17, 2012
    Maybe Stock Subtitles needs a rename to Stock Titles, because if you look at the examples, there are plenty where there is no official subtitle (like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - not "Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles").

    I can see a glint of tropability in that 'titles with "Quest" imply that there's a central, um, quest', but I don't think that's near enough to differentiate it from any other Stock Title.
  • November 18, 2012
    ^Seconding this.
  • November 18, 2012
    The only problem with that, though, is that Stock Subtitles defines itself with respect to naming sequels relative to a franchise. Which is why many of them read as "Series Name: Stock Subtitle".

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