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Ambiguous Name (alt-title crowner): Welcome To The Liberator get usage counts

Deputy Director, Space-Time Gradient LV-114
Hey guys, first time time posting on the forum, though I've been active in YKTTW for years. I usually avoid web forums like the plague. But it occurs to me that the trope name "Welcome to the Liberator" is confusing because the name is 1) dialog-y, and not in a good way; 2) does not actually describe the trope, which is:

Phenomenon on TV shows where when character A leaves, they are soon thereafter replaced by character B, usually of similar age and same gender, who also usually fill or are supposed to fill a similar role.

Thoughts?

 2 Madrugada, Fri, 24th Feb '12 9:02:57 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Oh, dear lord, that name is horrible. It's not only completely non-indicative, it's actively misleading. I assumed that it was about scenes like the one (intercut with the Heroes finding and laoding the gold, here) at the end of Kelly's Heroes, where the liberating army is marching into a town amid fanfare and rejoicing by the residents.

edited 24th Feb '12 9:05:12 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
Cure Candy
Well lets see it is pretty much a non-ymmv instant Replacement Scrappy.... Instant Replacement Party Member? Or just Instant Replacement.

edited 24th Feb '12 9:06:43 PM by Raso

 4 Louie W, Fri, 24th Feb '12 9:40:38 PM from Babycowland
Loser
I definitely agree that the current name is pretty non-indicative. Aside from the names Raso mentioned, I wonder if something like Convenient Replacement or Convenient Replacement Character might work.
"irhgT nm0w tehre might b ea lotof th1nmgs i dont udarstannd, ubt oim ujst goinjg to keepfollowing this pazth i belieove iN !!!!!1 d
How is this trope different from Suspiciously Similar Substitute?

Is it just The Same But Less Specific?

edited 24th Feb '12 10:33:09 PM by abk0100

 6 Ryusui, Sat, 25th Feb '12 1:41:34 AM from In The Middle Of A Field
It's The Greatest Day.
Suspiciously Similar Substitutes are the people who might be welcomed to the Liberator. >_>

And I gotta say, how the hell did this trope get launched with that name? Convenient Character Replacement is a much better name for this trope.

edited 25th Feb '12 1:41:49 AM by Ryusui

In the event of a firestorm, the salad bar will remain open.
Deputy Director, Space-Time Gradient LV-114
Thanks for the responses, Folks. I assume it must be a very old trope, from before we got stricter about naming policies.

Now I have nothing against Blake's 7, in fact, I recently watched the entire series and now consider it one of my all time favorite shows, but Welcome to the Liberator is an example of Bad Trope Namer Syndrome.

I think this is basically indistinguishable from Suspiciously Similar Substitute, for my money.

 8 Ryusui, Sat, 25th Feb '12 10:25:28 AM from In The Middle Of A Field
It's The Greatest Day.
Well, the thing here is that the replacing character doesn't have to be a Suspiciously Similar Substitute - they just have to be brought on as a previous character leaves.
In the event of a firestorm, the salad bar will remain open.
Cure Candy
Or a few episodes before the person left. (like say Star Trek: Voyager Seven joins the cast and Kes leaves the very next episode and Seven replaced her but was nowhere near an expy, Final Fantasy IV any party member leaves expect a character to replace them ASAP, all are unique.)

Instant Character Replacement?
 11 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 26th Feb '12 12:05:36 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
Supporting Cast Cycling?
tiinker, Tailor, hunter!!!, wwhaler
d0ct0r, L4WY3R, MUTANT, C)(I-EF
STRONGman, wEAKMAN, JoKeRmAn, Th8ef
Deputy Director, Space-Time Gradient LV-114
I like Instant Character Replacement.

 13 Louie W, Mon, 12th Mar '12 11:42:03 AM from Babycowland
Loser
There is now a single proposition rename crowner for this trope here.
Welcome to the Liberator found in: 10 articles, excluding discussions.

Since January 1, 2011 this article has brought 8 people to the wiki from non-search engine links.
"irhgT nm0w tehre might b ea lotof th1nmgs i dont udarstannd, ubt oim ujst goinjg to keepfollowing this pazth i belieove iN !!!!!1 d
 14 ccoa, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 9:11:20 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Calling crowner in favor of renaming.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 15 Louie W, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 11:44:42 AM from Babycowland
Loser
There is now an alternative titles crowner for this trope here. Feel free to add names as you see fit.
"irhgT nm0w tehre might b ea lotof th1nmgs i dont udarstannd, ubt oim ujst goinjg to keepfollowing this pazth i belieove iN !!!!!1 d
 16 Meta Four, Mon, 2nd Apr '12 11:52:15 AM from the house of bread and battle
 17 ccoa, Thu, 3rd May '12 8:13:55 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 18 Spark 9, Thu, 17th May '12 8:25:58 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Bump for more votes.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 19 lu 127, Sun, 10th Jun '12 6:43:27 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 20 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 2:34:10 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Done, with wicks, FAQ thread and Renamed Tropes. I also turned the runners-up in the crowner into redirects.

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Alternative Titles: Welcome To The Liberator
2nd Apr '12 11:42:18 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
Previous crowner showed consensus support for a rename.
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