Redirect Farming: Most Common Super Power get usage counts

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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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[up] Show 41 works pages where this trope is being mistaken for large breasts.
The reaction of most people who see Most Common Superpower pot holed:

edited 22nd Jul '11 3:50:09 AM by KingZeal

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Well, The crowner's at -1 now.

It hasn't gone higher than +2, and has been pretty much deadlocked. Obviously, The Troper Hive Mind doesn't want to rename this.

I vote to close this one up.
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Actually, I was thinking about redirects. For example: Well Endowed Superheroine.
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131 MousaThe1422nd Jul 2011 11:35:32 AM from Northern Virginia , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Well Endowed Superheroine/villain
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132 BearyScary22nd Jul 2011 02:14:37 PM , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
[up][up]Now that one I like.
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133 ArtemisStrong22nd Jul 2011 02:52:13 PM from The Mended Drum
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[up]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.

edited 22nd Jul '11 2:52:33 PM by ArtemisStrong

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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.
136 BearyScary22nd Jul 2011 05:49:58 PM , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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137 Xtifr22nd Jul 2011 05:53:24 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up] and [up][up][up] that's not the trope!

Supers Have Big Boobs?
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138 BearyScary22nd Jul 2011 06:33:59 PM , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
[up]Oh, dear, no.

I'd take Super Boobs over that. I really liked Amazonian Endowment; I thought it had a vague comic book connection, still.
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139 shimaspawn24th Jul 2011 07:56:24 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
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.
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Man on the Mountain
I think a few people still want some good redirects.

Ones I've seen on this page:

edited 24th Jul '11 10:59:31 AM by pokedude10

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141 shimaspawn24th Jul 2011 10:57:14 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
I wouldn't object to this getting a couple of redirects. I'll change the title to redirect farming then so we don't keep getting rename arguments.
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Cure Candy
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..

edited 24th Jul '11 11:05:09 AM by Raso

143 shimaspawn24th Jul 2011 11:05:02 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Well, the rename lost so that no longer matters. This is just about redirect farming now.
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144 Xtifr24th Jul 2011 03:27:57 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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As I said earlier:
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.

edited 24th Jul '11 3:30:45 PM by Xtifr

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^ 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.
147 shimaspawn29th Jul 2011 08:56:07 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
You should probably point that out on the Buxom thread. That could be important there.
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148 shimaspawn1st Aug 2011 10:54:49 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
As no one seems interested in offering ideas for redirects, I'm going to lock this up.
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13th Jul '11 11:24:51 PM
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