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51 Laukku8th Jan 2013 02:28:59 PM from Finland , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
@47 and 49: That definition sounds like Sierra's infamous no-warning, arbitrary deaths to me, so I'd suggest Sierra Death for that trope. But because new Trope Namers are discouraged, something like No-Warning Death would be more acceptable. Or if the definition should be broader than just deaths, No-Warning Punishment.

edited 8th Jan '13 2:29:56 PM by Laukku

So like the Apocolypse spell in the Ultima games, then? How common is that, I wonder?
So we need to:

  • Re-draft the description to be more clearly a supertrope, as per crowner.
  • Change the laconic. I'd go with "Allowing players to willfully kill themselves."
  • Double-check the examples to make sure nothing's too far off the mark.
    • If enough examples are off the mark, sweep the wicks too.
  • Draft up new subtropes in YKTTW as necessary.

Is that about right?
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@51: When you say "Sierra Death", I want to say "Death Ex Machina".
55 Noaqiyeum16th Feb 2013 09:01:51 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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That's not a very good name either.
Anyone who looks dangerous is dangerous.

Anyone who doesn't look dangerous is dangerous and sneaky.
56 nrjxll16th Feb 2013 09:25:43 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
[up][up]That's probably one of the best Deus ex Machina snowclones I've ever seen on this site.

Still a terrible name, mind you.
57 Spark917th Feb 2013 04:44:15 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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"Sierra Death" is the trope known as Everything Trying to Kill You. Besides, those Sierra games are all 15-25 years old now, I'm not sure every reader knows what they are any more.
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58 SeptimusHeap17th Feb 2013 04:58:55 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Never heard of Sierra. Also, since there was misuse, I don't agree on keeping the current name.
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