Disconnect between description, title and examples (Alt Titles crowner 3/3/12): Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 16th Sep 2012 11:59:00 PM

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The description is of uncontrollably chaotic webcomic characters like Bun-Bun and Pintsize.

The examples, understandably, are of sidekicks that are snarky and non-human, most of whom don't fit the description.

I'm not sure if we should rewrite the description, cut most of the examples, or split off Sociopathic Nonhuman Sidekick with the original description...
2 nrjxll16th Feb 2011 04:35:05 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Holy non-indicativeness, Batman!

Why, why, why do people give general-sounding names to specific tropes?!? I would have misused it too. Support a rename 100%, and the creation of a real Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick trope as separate from... this.
3 Deboss16th Feb 2011 04:39:10 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Support on both transplant and new trope. Possibly Pschotic Nonhuman Sidekick.
4 nrjxll12th Apr 2011 05:02:06 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Bumping. We really need to do something about this, as the name implies a completely different meaning from the description.

I still favor a Trope Transplant.
jt
agreed. trope name should be reused for something else, this trope should be renamed and examples sorted accordingly.

6 nrjxll7th May 2011 08:07:11 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Okay, if nobody else is going to contribute, then I think I'm just going to go ahead and do a Trope Transplant. The title here is far broader then the trope.
I say go ahead, m'self.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
What happened to the Trope Transplant?
Loser
While there was some support for a trope transplant, I feel like it is a good idea to make a page action crowner and try to generate some more discussion before taking action. There is a crowner for that purpose here. Feel free to add options as you see fit.
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edited 9th Jan '12 12:20:07 PM by LouieW

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Bump

11 Madrugada8th Feb 2012 12:46:59 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Calling the crowner with a final tally of

  • 12 (yeas:13 nays:1) 13.00 : 1 in favor of "Trope transplant, rename the current Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick to something that indicates it is about sociopathic non-human sidekicks and use the Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick name for sidekicks that are snarky and non-human."
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
12 feotakahari8th Feb 2012 02:04:45 PM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
So, rename to what? Psycho Nonhuman Sidekick seems a bit of a mouthful, but I can't think of anything wittier.

(Also, is this a supertrope to Robotic Psychopath? As originally written, almost all examples of that trope were psychopathic robot sidekicks, although it's since suffered example drift to all psychopathic robots.)
That's Feo . . . He's a disgusting, mysoginistic, paedophilic asshat who moonlights as a shitty writer—Something Awful
Loser
Given the support for a rename, there is now an alternative titles crowner for this trope here. Feel free to add names as you see fit.

feotakahari,
I agree that the two are related tropes, but I am not sure that being sidekick is or should be a requirement for a character to be a Robotic Psychopath. I would like to hear what other people think about that though.
"irhgT nm0w tehre might b ea lotof th1nmgs i dont udarstannd, ubt oim ujst goinjg to keepfollowing this pazth i belieove iN !!!!!1 d
14 Madrugada3rd Mar 2012 09:47:11 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Crowner swapped and thread title changed
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
15 ccoa31st Mar 2012 06:42:21 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping this for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Would "sadistic" work in the name, or does that not quite describe the trope?
17 ccoa12th Apr 2012 06:45:45 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
I'd like to see a few more votes on this.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
18 SeptimusHeap24th Apr 2012 08:10:17 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Re-bump for votes here.
19 ccoa10th May 2012 06:34:05 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Calling crowner in favor of naming the transplanted trope Psycho Nonhuman Sidekick.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
20 lu1273rd Jun 2012 08:29:53 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
It looks like we forgot to close this...let's do the transplant, please.
21 ccoa16th Jul 2012 01:47:34 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Would someone like to write up the description for the new Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick, so we can do this transplant?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
22 ccoa13th Sep 2012 06:33:36 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Clocking this. It needs to be done or we need to shelve this.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
23 lu12722nd Oct 2012 09:07:42 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Looks like nothing ever got done here. Locking.
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Alternative Titles: Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick
26th Feb '12 8:34:09 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
Previous crowner showed consensus support for renaming the current Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick to indicate that it is about sociopath nonhuman sidekicks and to use the Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick name for another trope. This crowner is for voting on names for the sociopath nonhuman sidekick trope.

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