At the YKTTW, Septimus said that description concerns should go here, so:
Is the "no one else in the world will assist them" element really required? Because that really isn't obvious from the name, and seems overly specific. If that's just a standard way it plays out, maybe it can be phrased to not sound like a requirement?
Part of the problem is that nobody showed up to rewrite the description from the video game specific one, so I did it even though I am not an expert in description rewrites.
Anyway, apart from this description thing-o, do we still need this thread? Save The World Climax has now 37 wicks and only a few examples less. Saving the World has a decent amount of non-videogame examples.
Looks good to me. It really isn't that hard to write an above-average trope description. Start by saying what the trope is—rather than what it isn't, or what circumstances might lead to it, or throwing out a bunch of hypothetical examples and hoping people will figure out what part of them is the trope—and you're already going to be doing better than far-too-many trope descriptions. :)
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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 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.
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?