I noticed something about this page while trying to clean up Chrono Crusade
's wicks. The description implies that this trope is only
about a character surveying ruins they themselves are responsible for, usually during the destruction themselves:
->"Effectively this trope is when a character brings destruction to a rather large structure and escapes, typically by the skin of their teeth, in time to manage to get a good view from above of the destruction taking place. Scenery Gorn
tends to ensue."
However, it seems like at least some of the examples assume it's just any character overlooking destruction from a height, whether or not they were responsible for it or if the destruction is even recent. Take a look at the Fullmetal Alchemist
example or the Fallout3
example to get an idea of what I mean.
So I'm wondering—is the description too narrow, or do these examples need to be cut? It seems to me like the description itself should be expanded to just be any
character looking over any
ruins since I think that's probably a trope in itself and the name makes it sound like that's what it is, but maybe the examples I mentioned are just plain incorrect?
edited 4th Jul '11 2:40:38 PM by BrightBlueInk