Created By: LokIago on April 26, 2011 Last Edited By: LokIago on February 19, 2012
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Mintberry Crunch

To hide the god you pull from the machine, pull a BIGGER one out of your ass.

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Simply put, its a version of Deus ex Machina that takes a running leap at Refuge in Audacity, and either nails the mark or exceeds it, leaving the audience member reeling. Thus, it either masking the Deus Ex nature of the Ass Pull, or might become a brilliant moment of mindfuckery/plot-twistery/etc. Examples (SPOILERIFIC) include:

South Park: Trope Namer. Gok-Xera! SHABLAGOO!

Portal 2: The VERY END
Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • April 26, 2011
    foxley
    Huh?
  • April 26, 2011
    Bisected8
  • April 26, 2011
    troacctid
    ^^ I second that
  • April 26, 2011
    TheGoodNamesAreGone
    While I understand what you're going for, I think that the trope name needs work. Deus Ex Audacity?
  • April 26, 2011
    Rolf
    Too vague to me. I don't quite understand what this trope is.
  • April 26, 2011
    MetalKev
    I think its too subjective. Deus Ex Machina is already by its nature audacious, this seems unnecessary.
  • April 26, 2011
    cathstuart
    Unnecessary and stupid. You don't make the ass-pull of Deus Ex Machina bigger or more awesome by pulling something else out. By definition, Deus Ex Machina is the unpredictable and mind-blowing ass-pull that resolves everything. And you're saying 'put a biscuit on it'?
  • April 26, 2011
    jaytee
    The Same But More Specific. Also, both of your examples are X Just X.

    So many people are finishing Portal 2 and wanting to make tropes about it for no reason.
  • April 27, 2011
    Fearmonger
    I think you're trying to make a trope for epic finishes which are also hiding a Deus Ex Machina. Portal 2's was awesome, but when you think about it, that piece of ceiling fell away a bit too perfectly. Also, Refuge In Audacity is not the trope you're looking for. Duke Nukem takes Refuge In Audacity. Whatever you actually mean, it can end up So Cool Its Awesome when done right, or What Do You Mean Its Not Awesome when done wrong. I think Deus Ex Awesome would be a better trope name.
  • April 28, 2011
    Ardiente
    I think Deus Ex Asspull would be better. As I understand it, this is Deus Ex Machine hidden by a twists which is itself an Ass Pull. The viewer is too shocked by the Twist to notice that the way the story ends is an Ex Machina. Kind of like that technique Thai nurses use: right before putting a needle into you, they slap you hard in the face. Reportedly, and I can confirm it, people just don't notice the pain of the needle anymore: they aren't nervous, they don't fidget... errors are less frequent. Mintberry Crunch definitely doesn't work as a title, too spoileriffic.
  • April 28, 2011
    troacctid
    This doesn't seem tropable to me at all.
  • April 28, 2011
    jaytee
    Yeah, I agree with troacctid. This just sounds like a deus ex machina that is done well.
  • April 28, 2011
    foxley
    Neither of the examples tells me what this trope is supposed to be. As far as I can tell it is a Deus Ex Machina (or an Ass Pull) that at least one troper thought was cool. That doesn't sound tropable to me.
  • February 19, 2012
    Catbert
    The description and name make no sense. Everyone seems to think this is just Deus Ex Machina. Discarding.
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