At this point, of course Duplication Man
or whatever one wants to call the superpower can be a trope. I just found a whole bunch of examples after all. But it ain't going to be called Me's a Crowd
The broad general idea of duplication? Well first let's be clear, that is not the same as cloning. We have Our Clones Are Identical
as an index, work with that to make a Clone
Even the broad idea would be bad for this name. Why? Because it's not that everybody is using it for this, it's that just over half of people are. It's like built in misuse.
In fact, why even bother? It's not like the name is suggesting a different trope entirely. That's what we use trope transplants for. This is just good old fashioned"name isn't specific enough so people use it for broader idea".
We can either:
a) come up with a new name we think is great, go through and fix all the wicks.
b) use this name, go through, fix all the wicks.
It's just a choice of names. The single prop is all wrong. The questions are :
- Do we rename the page at Me's a Crowd? (At this point, the answer is a big yes).
- What do we call the Duplication Man sort of superpower? (Alt titles)
- What do we call the trope about any old duplication Includes cloning, doppleganger, I guess some work needs to be done. (There's a YKTTW for this right? Well it sounds like that can just do its job.)
I say we ditch this single prop page action. A) why a single prop when we have a Page Action type. B) Why have only one name in the running against the idea of choosing something else?
edited 3rd Aug '11 3:26:05 PM by SomeSortOfTroper
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe