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Rename (new crowner 5/16): Shoot The Dragon get usage counts

 1 Lightflame, Mon, 5th Mar '12 9:28:27 AM from where you can't find me Relationship Status: Drowning in your pond, hoping you'll notice me
Stick of the Fallen
0 wicks, 0 inbounds, and a really odd and unclear description. What to do? I'd say cut it, but it seems similar to a trope I wanted to YKTTW called "Disposable Dragon", which means that the Big Bad will ditch, demote or kill his dragon when he finds someone he likes more or when he gets the thing he's looking for (be it Artifact of Doom or Sealed Evil in a Can).

What do you think?
"Oh great! Let's pile up all the useless cats and hope a tree falls on them!"
Fixed the tag. (You need to enter the article as a Wiki Word when you make the thread.)

This trope is when the bad guy kills off his second-in-command because the second-in-command is too evil and starting to make the boss nervous. This might be tropable, but by the look of it, it needs more incubation in YKTTW, and I'd say a better title as well.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
The lack of wicks and inbounds is the fault of whoever launched it. The person never wicked or or indexed it. However, I see enough examples of the main page to meet the minimum requirements for a trope.

I say crosswick it and put it on an index and call it done.

 4 ccoa, Mon, 5th Mar '12 10:06:09 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
I'd say the description could us a bit of help, too. But it does seem to be a valid trope, just one that was mishandled on launch.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
I think the name is a Bad Snowclone.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
I don't think we'd loose anything by a rename. I'm wondering how anyone even managed to find the trope to start a TRS thread about it.

Anyone have ideas for a better name?

 7 Deboss, Mon, 5th Mar '12 10:55:11 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Name is definitely a bad snowclone. I thought it was about actual dragons at first.

Perhaps something about problematic underlings? I really really don't want to name it in such a way that you have to get another trope before getting the title.
Dragon Writer
I recognize the snowclone relation to Shoot the Dog. Bad Snowclone indeed ... but related to You Have Outlived Your Usefulness, I presume?
 9 Deboss, Tue, 6th Mar '12 8:56:31 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Yes, but more like the boss is upset that they're too high on the villain threat-o meter and may usurp them.
 10 T Beholder, Tue, 13th Mar '12 3:58:34 PM from chthonic safety
Our future is a madhouse
hmm... Lose the Loose Cannon?
...And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense - R.W.Wood
Rename crowner here.

 12 ccoa, Sat, 24th Mar '12 5:53:23 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Crowner soldered to thread.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 13 Septimus Heap, Sat, 24th Mar '12 5:54:30 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Three years around and still o wicks or inbounds. Rename this FAAST.

 14 Lightflame, Sat, 24th Mar '12 7:15:32 AM from where you can't find me Relationship Status: Drowning in your pond, hoping you'll notice me
Stick of the Fallen
[up] times 8 By mashing the random button in hopes that I find a trope that applies to Warrior Cats, which I am trying to get onto Trope Overdosed.
"Oh great! Let's pile up all the useless cats and hope a tree falls on them!"
Obviously there'd be no harm in a rename, but how would it help? "Shoot The Dragon" seems to accurately describe the trope.

Can we at least get a couple new name suggestions first (and, ideally, an argument for why they would actually improve the use of this page)

edited 24th Mar '12 10:47:38 AM by abk0100

I agree with the 'bad snowclone' crowd. "Shoot the Dog" refers to good guys doing morally ambigious things that need doing. Why would a Big Bad worry about ambiguity for any reason other than being an Anti-Villain with standards? If we want to include more reasons than that I say rename to one of the proposed names 'Disposable Dragon' which refers to the Big Bad's willingness to kill their second in command or 'Lose the Loose Cannon' which is Exactly What Is Says On The Tin and is supported by the description refering to the offed character as 'pyscho'.
 
"Lose The Loose Cannon" could just as easily be about the scene in every cop movie where the protagonist has to turn in their badge and gun for taking things too far.

It's kind of the like Dragon, crossed with an averted The Starscream. Seems pretty straightforward to me, but Needs a Better Name.
 
A name that doesn't depend on knowing the definition of a different trope would be nice.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Something punnish? Disposable Villainous Maul. Plays on the idea of a "blunt instrument."
 
 21 Bobby G, Sun, 1st Apr '12 10:08:48 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Calling the crowner, 20 yeas in favour of a rename.
 22 ccoa, Wed, 2nd May '12 6:33:27 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
We have a consensus to rename, let's see some alt name suggestions.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 23 ccoa, Wed, 16th May '12 3:09:23 PM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Crowners exchanged.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 24 ccoa, Wed, 20th Jun '12 6:04:11 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.
 25 Willbyr, Thu, 2nd Aug '12 5:16:11 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling the crowner in favor of the rename to Shoot the Dangerous Minion. Make it so.

Alternative Titles: Shoot The Dragon
16th May '12 2:25:20 PM
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.
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