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This might go better in Trope Talk, but oh well. The mods can move it if necessary.

A lot of opaque trope names need a few good redirects. Normally, people just add one, or if they can't think of any, start a TRS. With the repair shop freeze, we need a general thread for that—here it is.

First up is Lord British Postulate. It's a video game trope; basically, there is a difference between making something invincible and very, very hard to kill. For the latter, players will find a way to kill it. Any ideas?

edited 4th Oct '11 6:49:44 PM by Discar

Cure Candy
Special efforts would be the place for this I think.

Anyway Nigh Unkillable NPC?
3 Deboss4th Oct 2011 08:51:34 PM from Awesomeville Texas
4 CaissasDeathAngel5th Oct 2011 10:37:33 AM from Dumfries, SW Scotland , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
House Lewis: Sanity is Relative
[up] That's a bit wordy, but certainly gets it across. Though I'd like to see that custom titled to show inverted commas around Unkillable.

Supposedly Unkillable NPC? Or just Supposedly Unkillable?
My name is Addy. Please call me that instead of my username.
5 TuefelHundenIV6th Oct 2011 06:16:43 PM from Wandering , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
"Who watches the watchmen?"
6 nrjxll6th Oct 2011 06:21:51 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
[up][up]NPC or something similar should be in there somewhere - this is a video game trope - so I support Supposedly Unkillable NPC.

The problem with that, though, is that this is more about the Audience Reaction of the players deciding to test whether that NPC is indeed unkillable, not about the NPC itself.
7 Willbyr17th Aug 2012 11:28:33 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Moved to Special Efforts per request.
8 jkbeta19th Aug 2012 07:02:20 AM from right behind you , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
[up][up] The trope itself may be an audience reaction, but there's clearly a work-inherent aspect to it. As for names, Kill the unkillable/invincible NPC, as in Tuef's proposal?
Current laconic: "Even if it's invincible, someone will try to kill it anyway."

Another way to say it that involves no audience reaction: "A programming error makes a Hopeless Boss Fight winnable."
10 jkbeta28th Aug 2012 10:22:26 AM from right behind you , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
That laconic is good.
Should Comicbook.Start Of Darkness redirect to Webcomic.The Order Of The Stick?

edited 30th Oct '12 10:06:19 AM by Lophotrochozoa

12 SeptimusHeap30th Oct 2012 09:51:43 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Don't know why it should.
Start Of Darkness (Trope Namer of the trope with the same name) is a print-only Prequel to The Order of the Stick.
15 videogmer3141st Nov 2012 06:04:22 AM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
I think that it should be left as is so that if someone wants to make an actual page for it, they can without having to break a redirect.
16 Noaqiyeum21st Dec 2012 03:50:35 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Damian - it isn't only about Hopeless Boss Fights, though...
Anyone who looks dangerous is dangerous.

Anyone who doesn't look dangerous is dangerous and sneaky.
Dragon Writer
I was thinking about How Can Santa Deliver All Those Toys? the other day when it hit me - Deconstructing Santa.
"Don't know why it should." This is why:
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Spider-Man could link to Spider-Man but I haven't seen anyone write it that way. Google gives me mostly Spider-Man but some Spiderman. Alternate titles seems much more important for works than tropes. Lord British Postulate doesn't sound like what it is, so it could use a name change to fix that. The page Tortall Universe or just Tortall is the only place to go for the series of Song of the Lioness, The Immortals, Protector of the Small, Daughter of the Lioness, and Provost'sDog.
21 RevolutionStone28th Jan 2014 07:59:06 PM from City of Devils, City of Angels , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Unprofessional
Wanting to make hide a redirect to Hideto Matsumoto, as it's his stage name and the name he was/is most known by. Obviously, not the word "hide" itself (I can only imagine the chaos that would cause across the wiki) but if someone goes out of their way to bracket they're likely going for him and not "to conceal oneself."
"a feeling a little bit embarrassed" (you've been a bad, bad fic. You will be edited.)

22 SeptimusHeap28th Jan 2014 11:53:06 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
That doesn't seem to be the right namespace.
23 Angeldeb8216th Jun 2014 09:11:37 AM from East Hartford, CT, USA , Relationship Status: Singularity
I noticed the duplicate "Playing With" pages for both Does Not Understand Sarcasm and Sarcasm-Blind. They can't be both pages at once! One of them should be redirected to "Sarcasm-Blind"! Can you help me do it? sad
24 SeptimusHeap16th Jun 2014 09:14:03 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Playing with pages don't need to be redirected usually, especially since redirects in that namespace break the indexing mechanism. I'll Cut List the wrong one.
25 Angeldeb8212th Aug 2014 08:56:23 PM from East Hartford, CT, USA , Relationship Status: Singularity
I also noticed that there was a Quotes page for Real Women Never Wear Dresses, yet Real Women Don't Wear Dresses didn't have a Quotes page. So I created a Quotes page for Real Women Don't Wear Dresses and copied all the quotes from the "Real Women Never Wear Dresses" page. Now one of these Quotes pages should be redirected to "Real Women Don't Wear Dresses". Can you help me do it?

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