Does Not Illustrate: Invincibility Power Up get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 23rd May 2012 11:59:00 PM

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1 lu1271st Mar 2012 08:21:28 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
The image is the Trope Namer, not an actual illustration. Not to mention it will be renamed soon.
2 Willbyr1st Mar 2012 08:30:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Something actually showing a character getting the item and killing enemies with it would be best.
3 FinalStarman1st Mar 2012 08:33:14 AM from Clinton, Massachusetts
This image doesn't show Mario getting the powerup, but it does show its effect. And this image doesn't show the effect (edit: or the item), but its more attractive and makes enough sense.

edited 3rd Mar '12 8:15:00 AM by FinalStarman

4 lu12716th Mar 2012 10:44:38 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Bump.

The second image is passable in my mind.

Can I make a request to pull the current? It's not even the Trope Namer anymore.
It's not a meme or NWS so we can't pull it but we should definitely try to find something better.
Well, we could pull it if it detracted from the page, and no image is clearly better, but it isn't.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
8 DragonQuestZ16th Mar 2012 12:48:46 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
A good picture might be something from an instruction manual, or a before and after picture of a) grabbing the power up, and then b) turning invincible.

I think scans from the instructions for Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World would do best.

edited 16th Mar '12 12:49:26 PM by DragonQuestZ

I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Oddly it is a better image for a page named Invincibility Power-Up.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
10 Spark923rd Mar 2012 01:06:34 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
I'd prefer Final Starman's first image to the one currently on the thread.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Dragon Writer
@3 isn't particularly bad, but I wouldn't mind something from a newer game where the invincibility effect is more than just Palette Cycling.
The Giant Mushroom from New Super Mario Bros. is an invincibility power up, among other things.
Belief or disbelief rests with you.
Dragon Writer
But NSMB also has the standard invincibility powerup, which doesn't double as an Attack Of The Fifty Foot Mario....
14 Willbyr11th May 2012 07:34:17 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Clock is set.
15 TropeEater16th May 2012 11:10:34 AM from the depths of Hell
That One Troper
I'd really suggest pulling, that's really JAFAAC.
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It is a picture of an Invincibility Power-Up; it's not as if there is a complex idea that is not at all communicated by Just A Face unless you're familiar with the example. I am pretty hard on JAFAAC images, but it's better than nothing I think, and not bad enough to pull without replacement. Could be better though. Should the caption help more, for one thing?

It was "just a face" when the page was named Super Star, neither the name nor the image said anything about what the star is. Now one of the two does.

edited 16th May '12 12:22:50 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
17 Spark916th May 2012 04:15:37 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Shall we crowner this? There's several decent alternatives mentioned in this thread.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
18 DragonQuestZ17th May 2012 08:40:38 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
"It is a picture of an Invincibility Power-Up"

That doesn't matter. JAFAAC means that not showing what a thing/character does still means the picture is bad.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Of course I know what that means. I didn't say it's not Just A Face. I didn't say it's not bad. I said it's not that bad; not enough to pull without replacement. Better than Rainbow Mario, which is JAF and not a picture of an Invincibility Power-Up. As always, suggestions for improvement are welcome.

edited 17th May '12 12:02:10 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
20 Willbyr20th May 2012 08:33:51 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Blank crowner's hooked, and the snooze is hit.
21 FinalStarman20th May 2012 08:42:55 AM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I didn't put the Mega Mushroom on the crowner because the link is no longer working.
Dragon Writer
Not liking any of the crowner options thus far. Rainbow-colored Mario is basically JAFAAC territory too, because it only shows him glowing, not taking out enemies with the invincibility.

Show me something from Super Mario Galaxy or New Super Mario Bros., maybe.

Something other than the Mega Mushroom, I mean. That does a better job of depicting an Attack Of The Fifty Foot Mario than it does the invincibility.

edited 20th May '12 11:14:18 AM by Stratadrake

23 FinalStarman20th May 2012 12:03:04 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Cropped and enlarged the screenshot. I also made a version where the "underground" enemy has an outline. [1] Since having an odd one out felt weird to me, I then went ahead and gave all the enemies that outline. [2] I think might still like the outline-less one most though.

Dragon Writer
I would prefer 16-bit or more recent, e.g. something with invincibility sparkles to accompany the Palette Swap.
25 Willbyr25th May 2012 11:34:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Pre-weekend bump for votes, we don't have anything in the green right now.

Image Pickin: Invincibility Power Up
20th May '12 8:32:56 AM
Nominations for replacement images:
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