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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 CandySpecial efforts would be the place for this I think. Anyway Nigh Unkillable NPC?
House Lewis: Sanity is RelativeThat'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. You may refer to me as such.
Kill The Unkillable, Kill The Invincible
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.
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."
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
Two Christmas wormsDon'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.
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.
the it-thingyDamian - it isn't only about Hopeless Boss Fights, though...
"GIANTS, as in the wise old fairy-tales, are vermin. Supermen, if not good men, are vermin." - G. K. Chesterton
Dragon WriterI was thinking about How Can Santa Deliver All Those Toys? the other day when it hit me - Deconstructing Santa.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Should Film.Spider Man 2 and Film.Spider Man 3 be a redirect to Film.Spider Man Trilogy, as Film.Spider-Man 2 and Film.Spider-Man 3 are?
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.
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