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.
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.
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.
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)
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'.
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.