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Why is this videogame specific?!? (Alt Titles Crowner Sept 15): Saving The World get usage counts

 76 Troacctid, Mon, 6th Aug '12 2:28:21 PM from California
I like Third Act Apocalypse.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 77 johnnye, Mon, 6th Aug '12 2:58:36 PM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
"Apocalypse" also wouldn't cover attempts to "merely" Take Over the World, which I'd imagine is considerably commoner a plot than it actually being in danger of ending.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
 78 Blue Guy, Mon, 6th Aug '12 8:11:33 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
Bump.

You can only make one crowner per thread, right? If not, we should get some potential names and make another one.
Dragon Writer
^ One crowner per thread at a time, so anyone can prepare a new crowner and holler for a mod to tag it in.
 80 johnnye, Tue, 7th Aug '12 7:21:09 AM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
But it's still worth brainstorming a few names before we start the crowner.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
 81 Blue Guy, Tue, 7th Aug '12 3:46:20 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
 83 Blue Guy, Mon, 3rd Sep '12 12:41:50 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
 84 johnnye, Mon, 3rd Sep '12 1:52:28 PM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
[up][up]/[up][up][up]Both not bad. Save The World Climax?
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
 85 Blue Guy, Sat, 15th Sep '12 2:53:27 PM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
That's a good amount of names, so I've made and called (to hook) this crowner!

edited 15th Sep '12 3:10:54 PM by BlueGuy

 86 Ironeye, Sat, 15th Sep '12 3:07:17 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
I certainly hope you haven't called the crowner yet—it's bad form to say that an issue is settled when only your vote has been counted. wink

Anyway, crowner hooked. Let's get a new name for this one.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 87 Spark 9, Sat, 15th Sep '12 6:09:05 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Lots of names based on Jeopardy! tongue
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 88 Blue Guy, Sun, 21st Oct '12 10:02:16 AM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
Bump for votes.
 89 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 3rd Nov '12 6:38:43 PM from the Shadowlands Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
[up][up] ...you do realise that 'jeopardy' is a pre-existing word, right?

I'm adding Apocalyptic Climax and Climactic Apocalypse, since all the current suggestions seem rather wordier.
I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it. ― Flannery O'Connor
 90 Blue Guy, Sat, 8th Dec '12 9:21:39 AM from Bella Vista, Arkansas Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
zzz...
Bump for votes.
 91 nrjxll, Sat, 8th Dec '12 2:03:55 PM Relationship Status: Not war
I think this is ready to call, actually.

 92 blackcat, Sun, 16th Dec '12 4:25:24 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Calling the crowner.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
So this needs a rename/transplant. Is the definition already broadened? Does it need index changes? Wick cleanup?
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
 94 nrjxll, Tue, 25th Dec '12 4:05:12 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Is the definition already broadened?

No.

Does it need index changes?

Yes.

Wick cleanup?

Probably - I haven't done an actual check, but a look at the related page suggests most of the wicks are for the videogame version.

I created the new page and quotes subpage. The old quotes page is a redirect for now. I also hollered for a discussion move.

The description still needs to be rewritten. Is anyone planning on making a YKTTW for Saving the World as a trope, or should that just become a redirect (once the discussion's moved)?

When moving wicks, any valid non-game examples should be cross-wicked so the page doesn't look videogame-only.

edited 26th Dec '12 3:52:28 PM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
 96 Septimus Heap, Sat, 5th Jan '13 2:58:38 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
^No, Deboss started a sandbox at Saving the World. That one will replace the current article.

 97 Septimus Heap, Wed, 9th Jan '13 12:25:50 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I've recovered the sandbox and plugged it into Saving the World. While I am going to take the wicks soon, someone ought to rewrite Save The World Climax to be less video game specific.

 98 Septimus Heap, Thu, 10th Jan '13 3:20:51 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Did the wicks (with what little I could spot). Now, we need to...

 99 Deboss, Fri, 11th Jan '13 7:31:34 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Whatever the story started out as, it winds up with a save the world plot. This is a common variant of The Heroes Journey as it gives a great deal of gravitas to the story. It could also be a result of constantly escalating threats. Ongoing series tend to use The World Is Always Ending.

Sorry, not feeling very wordy right now.
 100 Septimus Heap, Sat, 12th Jan '13 6:23:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Ok, I've rewritten the description of Save The World Climax to be not about video games and removed bad examples. Given that as-is the page has very few examples and wicks, I've started a YKTTW to collect examples

Alternative Titles: Saving The World
15th Sep '12 2:48:51 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
At issue:
Saving The World is getting a Trope Transplant to a new name so that the current name can be used for plots about...saving the world. The current trope is for when a story that starts with a mundane conflict escalates to saving the world by the end of the story. What would be the best name for this trope?
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