troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
X
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot
"Man. Van Helsing. How the hell did Wolverine vs. Dracula go that wrong?"
Chris Sims, Comics Alliance

You feel like you've been given the first three chapters of a story, a story that you really would have liked to see to its conclusion, but either a) it's on a whole different set of rails now, or b) while you do see it to its conclusion, it ignores the intriguing possibilities you'd hoped to see. Note that this does not include those plots/ideas you dislike in an otherwise well-written story/well-made game/etc.

Compare Aborted Arc and Worse Than It Sounds. Not to be confused with Offscreen Moment of Awesome, where the thing you would have liked to see did happen but only implicitly (they never actually showed it). Often results in Alternate Continuity Fanfic Fuel. For this applying solely to characters in the plot, see They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character.

No examples, please. This easily overlaps with What Could Have Been, as well as it also being a matter of personal tastes for some, and examples could easily get excessive.
That One LevelUnexpected Reactions to This IndexTook the Bad Film Seriously
X-Men: First ClassFilm Brain ListJason Statham
They Copied It, So It SucksAudience ReactionsToo Sexy For This Timeslot
The Stations of the CanonBad Writing IndexTrapped by Mountain Lions

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
3099
0