vs The Wonka
I don't see the difference between these tropes; it feels like someone just wanted to say how a lot of characters were similar to Willy Wonka without realizing (or without caring) that we already had a trope for it. Willy Wonka's a Bunny Ears Lawyer, that's all.
The two tropes try to make a distinction between each other, but they both present different
distinctions. Bunny Ears Lawyer says:
"For a Bunny Ears Lawyer who has few physical quirks but often baffles his colleagues with his overexcited monologues and odd mannerisms, try The Wonka
This is wrong — Bunny Ears Lawyer says nothing about being limited to physical quirks up until that point, and 'odd mannerisms' are one of the key characteristics of a Bunny-Ears Lawyer
. But more than that, it defines The Wonka
as a subset of Bunny-Ears Lawyer
— basically, a Bunny Ears Lawyer whose specific quirks are a lot like Willy Wonka. Not much of a trope, but let's go look at The Wonka
Speech patterns are mentioned
there, but only midway through the article. Most of the examples don't actually share the speech patterns — almost none that I can recognize, which isn't surprising, since, in my opinion, it's not a distinct subtrope.
But anyway, it says:
"Compare with Bunny-Ears Lawyer, who is similarly eccentric; but also commonly self-aware and deliberately pushing limits."
Totally different from the distinction made in Bunny-Ears Lawyer
(and again, not something that's actually part of Bunny Ears Lawyer.)
Am I missing something here? It feels like The Wonka
is just a mess, a bunch of stray randomly-chosen Bunny-Ears Lawyer
characters that were put on the wrong page by mistake. I can't see any characters there that wouldn't fit on Bunny-Ears Lawyer
, nor can I see any particular common traits to them that would differentiate them from other Bunny Ears Lawyers.
edited 19th May '11 1:00:31 AM by Aquillion