Enemies?: Friendly Enemy get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 13th Jun 2011 11:59:00 PM

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1 Enlong9th Apr 2011 11:04:22 AM from The Underground Facility , Relationship Status: is commanded to— WANK!
Court Dragon
It may just be me, but the Trickster's costume here doesn't look a whole lot like a villain's costume. Like, it doesn't shout "criminal". It almost looks like a superhero costume, making the "enemy" part of the trope kinda hard to distinguish.
I have a message from another time...
Something of Wonderella and Hitlerella (EDIT:such as from this strip) might be fitting. o.o

edited 9th Apr '11 11:48:44 AM by neoYTPism

3 Willbyr9th Apr 2011 02:19:13 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Panels 9 and 10 would work, but people will probably bitch about the textiness.

At any rate, the current pic doesn't demonstrate the trope clearly enough.

edited 9th Apr '11 2:20:05 PM by Willbyr

4 Deboss9th Apr 2011 03:13:16 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Agree that the current one lacks the enemy component. That's three.

Pulled after +3 tropers voted image bad.

Previous:
And, just like he promised, The Flash played darts with the Trickster the next time he visited him in jail (the soft kind).

edited 9th Apr '11 3:14:24 PM by Deboss

5 Earnest9th Apr 2011 03:38:27 PM from Monterrey, Mexico , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Happy puppy
Actually, I'd go with panel 11 (maybe toss in panel 12). Sure it's brief, but it gets across Wonder Woman expy is friends with a Nazi villainess that builds robots.
Old image + full comic are up on ImageLinks.Friendly Enemy.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
7 Willbyr11th May 2011 04:02:33 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Bump...in looking at that Wonderella strip, there are a lot of possibilities:

- first panel by itself
- panel 5 by itself
- panels 5 and 6
- panels 9 and 10
- panels 10 through 12
- panels 11 and 12

Any preferences?

edited 11th May '11 4:03:33 PM by Willbyr

9 and 10 could work. I'm leaning towards 10 by itself because of the fewer words.
[up] 9 and 10 are of different widths, so arranging them vertically is out of the question. Arranging them horizontally might work, but I'd have to shrink them a fair bit. Having just panel 10 would sidestep the issue altogether.

EDIT: They turn out to be of different heights too, but this can be easily sidestepped.
some caption text

edited 4th Jun '11 7:33:28 PM by neoYTPism

10 Willbyr4th Jun 2011 09:14:45 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] That works fine.
Unexciting but better than nothing, I guess. I think we could do better, but this thread's been pretty stagnant so far. Why don't we put a clock on it, and if we don't get any more suggestions, we can run with this one?
Rhymes with "Protracted."
12 Willbyr5th Jun 2011 06:01:36 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Sounds good to me; I'll ask for the clock.
13 Camacan5th Jun 2011 06:18:17 AM from Australiatown
Tick, and indeed, tock.
I've been thinking about it and Panels 9 and 10 sound like Foe Yay instead of this trope. Maybe the first panel by itself would be more platonic.
15 Willbyr9th Jun 2011 08:26:29 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Hmmmm...that's a decent point, and I'm inclined to agree.
16 Adannor10th Jun 2011 04:12:17 AM from effin' belarus
I'm thinking that a panel of Hitlerella's origin with her muttering "Must kill Wonderella" plus the second-to-last panel of the linked strip ("So how about showing me that robot") could work - going from a very hell-bent enemy to a friendly enemy.

edited 10th Jun '11 4:15:20 AM by Adannor

17 Willbyr10th Jun 2011 09:25:45 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I dunno, that seems overly clunky to me...I think the first panel from the suggested comic would work better.

Here's a thought - would the suggested two-panel version work better on Foe Yay than the current pic?
18 Adannor10th Jun 2011 03:46:15 PM from effin' belarus
Well, there is certain overlap between the tropes and Wonderella example is right there in that zone.
19 Willbyr11th Jun 2011 10:20:00 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Alright, to get this one resolved, I've put up the two panel pic for now. I'll start a new thread for Foe Yay asking about this pic, and we can go from there.
20 Camacan11th Jun 2011 11:00:18 PM from Australiatown
Ergh. Haven't been following this one properly. There's some sort of comic romantic relationship going on there. Foe Yay: romance, Friendly Enemy: friendship. The replacement image too misleading and I'm not confident this thread should be locked.
Ehh, the panels in question don't necessarily imply romance to me.
22 Camacan12th Jun 2011 01:13:57 AM from Australiatown
Whatever it is, it's outside this trope's territory. Here people who are enemies also engage in banter and can't face seeing the other die. They don't go around talking like a couple in counseling.
23 Willbyr12th Jun 2011 08:01:39 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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That's why I suggested multiple panels and panel combos from this strip...I didn't see the Foe Yay aspect at first, but I agree that that comes through a little more clearly in the selected panels than just Friendly Enemy. The first panel and the last two have more of the "friendly banter" feeling to them than the two that were put on the page.
24 Willbyr14th Jun 2011 01:03:40 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Any other thoughts?
25 BobbyG15th Jun 2011 06:47:00 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Welp, clock's up and no further comments over the past couple days. I guess this is done.

edited 15th Jun '11 6:47:56 AM by BobbyG

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