how can you even tell if it's being used right from wicks, those are just tropers accepting the name within the wiki. this isn't about it be alright on the wiki, this is about it being jarring for non-tropers/new tropers. which it is. this site is suppose to be easily accessible not something you should have to bog through our own trope fandom to understand.
edited 21st Jul '11 11:31:48 PM by Vyctorian
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But it says less about the trope than the current name. The whole point is that the average bust size of female characters in Western superhero comics is incongruous with real life proportions. That most superheroes are shaped like either He-Man or Barbie is a break from reality.
Well Endowed Superheroines would sound like it's just about well endowed superheroines.
None of which solve the problem: This trope is not being used to refer to things other than big breasts. It is being used to refer to big breasts, but in the wrong context. The problem is not the name, the problem is that tropers want something they can pothole as "This character has big breasts," which is not this trope.
It's been three more days and the crowner still isn't any closer to moving from about dead split. I'm going to lock the crowner and unless there are any objections I'm going to lock the thread as well since it's entirely about a rename.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-Philip K. Dick
Well I don't see the misuse ever stopping with this current name... It's just going to keep getting misused as fighters or anyone with superpowers (not Super Hero Genre.) that's got the rack. I think like 500 wicks are getting removed this cleanup and many more were removed the last two other times..
I think the real problem is that people want a subtle, nudge-nudge kinda way of saying Big Boobs For Fanservice, and since this is the only breast-related trope we have that offers any kind of subtlety, they use it. So I think the solution is to give them what they want, by creating Most Common Fanservice or something like that, and leave this trope alone.
The thing that worries me about redirect farming is the possibility that some of the more fervent rename-supporters may take the presence of a redirect as permission (or even a mandate) to go out and start replacing the name willy-nilly, as famously happened after the older, failed, attempt to rename Nakama.
^ I can understand that argument, since during the Translator Microbes debate I combed through the wikilinks and deliberately changed Star Trek-context links to use the redirect (Universal Translator). But in some cases it also helped avoid having to pipe a link (e.g: [[TranslatorMicrobes Universal Translator]]) to the trope.
So, I've cleaned this trope from somewhere around 400 wicks and most of usage I've seen so far have basically been shoehorning this trope as a descriptor for large breasts. Bluetext on words like endowed, assets or any innuendo for large breasts you can think of, "so and so has the Most Common Super Power" and a lot of One Word Examples.
I'm not seeing a lot of big boobs as fanservice or anything like that. If anything, it's basically Fetish Fuel. For a lot of tropers the fact that a character has big breasts seems to be enough.