Duplicate Trope, Repurpose? (new crowner 4/12): Restart At Level One

Deadlock Clock: 2nd Jan 2013 11:59:00 PM
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76 Spark931st May 2012 03:23:36 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up][up] Yes, disambig sounds good.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
77 DonaldthePotholer2nd Jun 2012 07:41:47 PM from Somewhere in (not)Miami
Overrated and Underleveled looks to me like a Sub-Trope of Informed Ability, i.e. the character is supposed to be a Bad Ass, but his stats are more like a Noob's or, at best, a Munchkin.

To me, Restart at Level One is when you've actually played as this character for a lot longer than the Tutorial Level but at some point in the game (in a platformer, it's after a few levels/acts, in an RPG it's around the time of the Disc-One Final Dungeon) suffers a depowering event and you still play as that same character afterwards.

If the depowering event happens at the end of the Tutorial Level, what you have is A Taste of Power.

If you drop to Level 1 due to a Class Change that you choose to do, then it's not this trope. Also not this Trope is when you go to Level 1, but it's later discovered that it's Lv 1 in a Prestige Class (e.g. Cecil in Final Fantasy 4). This latter instance might be Too Rare to Trope.

And, as previously stated, Bag of Spilling is a depowering between installments.

As an analogy, the Tropes on the Left in the list below are to Video Games as those on the Right are to a Romance Arc:

Hopefully, this makes at least my interpretation a bit easier to see.

edited 2nd Jun '12 7:42:40 PM by DonaldthePotholer

78 ccoa16th Jul 2012 07:23:02 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Could use feedback/hats on the YKTT Ws: Here and here.
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Hmmm, okay, this is worse than I thought.

I'll adopt the YKTTW. I'm not sure both will work, but we'll see. In the meantime, this is where I need help: Examples of Restart at Level One can be merged into Overrated and Underleveled. No reason to wait. If the examples fit better in the YKTTW, then move it there.

edited 2nd Jan '13 4:54:04 AM by lu127


I've adopted the YKTTW, but both are slow. Anyone willing to lend a hand?
Ok, Class Change Level Reset launched. Restart at Level One is now a disambig.

What needs to be done:

Change Restart at Level One wicks to:

The differences between these tropes can be found on the disambig.
84 SeptimusHeap7th Jan 2013 11:37:06 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Took a stab at it.
Good. There's one more YKTTW to launch, but it's not gathering many examples so it may not be a thing. I'll monitor it to see if anything comes out, but we're done here.
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Single Proposition: Restart At Level One 2
12th Apr '12 8:44:38 AM
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At issue:
This trope is a duplicate of another trope, Overrated And Underleveled.

It has ~70% misuse, mostly for "any event that causes you to drop back to level one".

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