Wait. If the new title is meant only for the improvised distress signal, nobody adjusted the new page's description to reflect that. Shouldn't that get done first?
A fairly common trope in kidnapping and I Have Your Wife
scenarios, where if a character in trouble is given a chance to contact their friends or family, the character may say or do something unusual in the message in an attempt to alert the recipients that something is decidedly not
normal about this call — if the Big Bad
is demanding a ransom, this is to alert them to the fact that there's a trap; if he wants the kidnapped to "assure" The Hero
that they are "in fact" okay and not in any danger, this is to secretly convey that they're not.
Clues may include not responding to a well-known Berserk Button
, doing things they're normally afraid of (or have a similar excuse for never doing), or insisting to be called by a nickname they actually hate
. In the many cases where this clue is improvised on the spot, it may actually work almost too
well, with the detail being dismissed at first and only realized later
, hopefully not too late to plan a rescue or call some Big Damn Heroes