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

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101 SeptimusHeap15th Jan 2013 12:37:37 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Ok, "Save the World" Climax is now up to 33 examples and wicks, and Saving the World is up to 23 non-videogame examples. Is this enough?
102 Xtifr17th Jan 2013 01:16:08 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
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?
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103 SeptimusHeap17th Jan 2013 01:29:41 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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.
104 SeptimusHeap25th Jan 2013 02:06:28 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Ok, I fixed up the description. Now, unless someone brings up another issue, I'll within some time request a lock here, since this thread slot is needed for other repairs as well.
105 Xtifr25th Jan 2013 03:44:41 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
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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106 Willbyr28th Jan 2013 06:26:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Locking per request.
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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.
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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