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Any good suggestions?: Evil Is Not Well Lit get usage counts

 1 Dragon Quest Z, Tue, 31st Jan '12 7:10:02 PM from Somewhere in California
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I couldn't find one on GIS, but I know there have to be plenty of good examples.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Bump.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1318533837063740100

(I like this one (Doom 3) from that thread.)
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Cure Candy
Lets see. [1][2]
This one?
 
[up][up][up]The Doom 3 one is clearly the best one. It's obviously dark, and those eyes do not look friendly. Sure, Dark Is Not Evil and all that, but this is sort of a counter trope to that... Or vice versa, as the case may be.

edited 19th Apr '12 7:01:37 PM by Feather7603

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 7 lu 127, Sun, 3rd Jun '12 4:00:21 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clock is set.
迷子の足音消えた 代わりに祈りの唄
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Crowner?
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 9 Willbyr, Mon, 4th Jun '12 11:06:56 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Blank crowner's hooked.
Would "villain sits behind lamp, with lamp facing away from villain" count for this?
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
 11 Willbyr, Mon, 4th Jun '12 5:12:00 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Crowner's filled.
Is the Doom 3 image even an example? The description states that this trope is referring to "where the villains do their plotting" and I doubt that... whatever those creatures are... are there to discuss their plans.

edited 4th Jun '12 5:21:33 PM by HiddenFacedMatt

"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
It would not be an example if the trope description were only one sentence long.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
[up] Except that there's nothing in the description that seems to contradict this implied aspect of the trope, and some things that seem to reinforce it.
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
/facepalm Nothing in the description contradicts the implication that all villains are named Steve.

The laconic is "areas where evil lurks have little to no light" and the examples support that. It is similar to Dark Is Evil but more like Evil Is Dark. Perhaps the description leans too far toward "this is about the Big Bad's control room only".
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
I think, "Some evil monsters require Always Night; sunlight can harm them, but it does produce this effect, " supports that the Doom 3 example is valid. Evil Monster is not really evokative of a Plotting Villain, but more of a Mindless Beast. Thus, it's not soley about villains plotting in dark control rooms.

edited 4th Jun '12 9:00:03 PM by Feather7603

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[up][up] Except there's nothing in the description indicating the villains are named Steve, nor would there much reason to interpret this as being part of the trope even if they used a villain named Steve as an example. (Which they didn't.) Also, the "where the villains do their plotting" part is right in the very first sentence.

Also, "villains waiting until they're in the dark before discussing their plans" (see also the "when it's broad daylight, people will see them" part) seems a bit more tropeable than associating this with the villain being named Steve, hence interpretation of the trope as such.

If that's not what it's about, then either the description should be broadened or the trope should be split. (Or both.)
"I even like the idea of a nice man who sees me when I'm sleeping and knows when I'm awake. And that man is Barack Obama." - Bill Maher
 18 Willbyr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 7:06:00 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Alright, we've got a winner. If someone will upload the pic and post, I'll take care of the rest.
 19 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 7:34:30 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
[up]Done, tagged and potholed, but no caption.

 20 Willbyr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 9:31:20 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I got nuthin' for a caption.
 21 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 9:34:01 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
"Except the eyes" ("orange eyes" or just "eyes")

 22 Willbyr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 9:34:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] That works for me...I wouldn't worry about the eye pothole unless it's to that one where you can just see someone's eyes in pitch blackness.

edited 11th Jun '12 9:35:13 AM by Willbyr

 23 Willbyr, Tue, 12th Jun '12 8:12:46 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Added the caption; locking up.
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