The image used to illustrate this page is huge spoiler for Superman: Red Son. It's essentially the climax point of the whole series. I know any pic used to illustrate a trope like this is probably gonna spoil something, but it'd be nicer if the image at least wasn't from the finale of a work. Any suggestions for an alternative?
edited 14th Feb '12 12:28:35 AM by Tuomas
If it's a spoiler then pull it asap. I'd do it but I'm on mobile.
I like the first one (the manga one, that is). It's the reaction that sells it to me. The second page doesn't seem necessary, just the question and the eye shots.
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edited 14th Feb '12 4:41:52 AM by Raso
edited 14th Feb '12 4:39:37 AM by Feather7603
Yeah, an ideal pic should emphasize the question itself and not have much other dialogue. The series of manga panels in #4 is too long, but I think you could just use the first three panels (the question panel and the two eye panels) to get the message across. They show the question and the obvious dramatic reaction it causes, I don't think anything else is needed.
Also, using just the three panels doesn't require reading the dialogue from right to left, which is confusing to many people (myself included) not very familiar with manga.
It seems like this trope, by its very nature, involves twists. But there might be a way around it. Can someone post the original Superman image? If I'm correct, then it should be possible to crop out the panel with the note. In other words, I think showing a panel with Superman collapsed, holding a note would be sufficient to demonstrate the article.
edited 22nd Feb '12 2:14:16 AM by rodneyAnonymous
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
The Stoic from that, and he mostly just seems insane screaming like that. I also don't see how that question would have much of an effect.
- Rodney & Lu Blast. Well it was a good theory while it lasted.
edited 21st Feb '12 11:31:23 AM by AlexisPius
Yes, I don't know anything about the series either so the screaming is... odd. That's why I felt the eye opening panels worked - it gives across the impression that the person is shocked and implies a big impact. Personally, that's enough for me to under what the trope means.
Those look good. Also, how was the previous image a spoiler? I am curious.
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Anime-tedThe second one's a little better than the first, but I'd un-stagger the panels.
I dunno, to me the pics in #20 look more like the kid is confused (or bored) rather than being particularly shocked about those questions. (Also, I think an ideal pic should have only one question, not several in a row.)
How about a Vorlon?
The picture in #20 can't really count. It's not, say, a one person politely asking a question why they are so rude, and breaking down their entire tough person fašade, or anything like that. That picture is just the antagonist known as Johan attempting to break down a little kid. The quote from The Crucible could work well, as would the very quote used by L. And, course, I support only having one question, since it's in the name anyway. Ask one question, break the other person's character quite possibly, gain an upper hand, delay whatever they're doing, etc.
edited 1st Apr '12 6:34:40 PM by BlackDove
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