Also, I think the name of the trope should be changed from Death In All Directions (implying death expanding outward from one source) to Death From All Directions (implying there's no possible way you can escape alive because you are thoroughly surrounded.)
So what do we want to do with this? Merge with Overkill but still keep the index part? Rename? Cut? Redefine? Rewrite? YKTTW literal form of the name?
Death In All Directions like my above where you fire in all directions without caring or using super targeting sounds like a good trope to me.
I personally don't see any purpose for the existence of this trope. It is not defined enough to be an index and too broad to be a unique trope. The list of tropes looks like one troper thought it meant being attacked from all sides, another thought it was just "very damaging things," and yet another thought it was attacking everything around you. Let's break down the page into these three categories:
Ok, so from the current page quotes and trope description, it sound to me like this trope is supposed to be; you're surrounded by automated weapons or whatever, but your current location is safe, moving in any direction at all will get you killed however. I think it is supposed to apply to armed soldiers and environmental hazards as well, but the quotes don't sound like the reference that. That definately seems tropable, unless its already covered, but if not it needs a new name that isn't so vague.
Isn't this trope supposed to be about using the death blossom technique of ambush defense? You know, when some Navy SEALs are being all stealthy in MARPAT camo with NODS mounted and pointing guns everywhere while walking through a busy market on the way to the target, and some haji decides to throw a rock or something, so the SEALs wisely open up with bullets in all directions.
'Cause right now the description doesn't really say that, and the quotes seem to think it's about being surrounded. If people agree I can try my hand at making this a real trope about death blossoms.
edited 5th Feb '12 9:44:10 AM by Martello
"Did anybody invent this stuff on purpose?" - Phillip Marlowe on tequila, Finger Man by Raymond Chandler.
This trope is supposed to be about people or ships or whatever all firing at something in the center, but I've only ever seen it used as the inversion—the "Death Blossom." Redefining it to match usage seems like a good idea.
Actually, at 70 wicks, maybe we should just cut it and relaunch both types under different names.
Unless I made a significant mistake in this wick check *
which only used a sample of 50
, it looks like Death In All Directions is being used in a variety of ways. There seems to be some overlap between the first and fourth categories, but from what I can tell, only the fourth type of use is really a unique trope.
It might also be worth noting that there in a good number of the wicks, Death In All Directions was treated as supertrope to stuff like Beam Spam.
Anyway, given the confusion over what this trope is and should be, there is now a page action crowner for it here, feel free to add options as you see fit.
edited 8th Feb '12 11:19:37 AM by LouieW
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Well the Gundam examples there describe the traditional Funnels attack style which is usually 6-12 small funnels break and attack from various directions. IMO that is a great example of the trope as written. (Death From All Directions)
A lot of section one is that actually.
BTW, the description is little better than a stub, so that needs work.
As for a name, how about Barrage The Target?
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Alternative Titles: Death In All Directions
26th Apr '12 2:09:07 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.