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Alt titles (15/9/12): Not A Scratch On It get usage counts

 1 Acebrock, Sat, 17th Mar '12 8:59:59 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
First off, stats:

Not A Scratch On It found in: 13 articles, excluding discussions.

Since January 1, 2011 this article has brought 1 person to the wiki from non-search engine links.

Now this trope, which is about vehicles going through hell, and coming out without any visual damage whatsoever, is a lot more common than this, I know, especially in older video games. I personally suspect that the name's not sayng what this trope is about is the biggest problem here. I have to admit, though, that I can't come up with a good name for this trope that covers it well enough.

Also, I've been having a strange lucky streak with TRS as of late. Huh
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
 2 Deboss, Sat, 17th Mar '12 10:07:28 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Several things need to be done with this trope. 1) The examples need to be crosswicked. There appear to be more than thirteen examples on the page. 2) Nasty trope namer effect, which does not excuse the Zero-Context Example for the trope namer in the examples section (I despise examples in the description because it encourages this sort of BS). 3) The big third paragraph can probably be dropped. I suspect that somebody slipped into essay mode on the main page. There's more than one reason for this, such as limited rendering/hitbox programming, essentially making it a cost cutting measure. 4) We need to decide oif the example in 3 counts for this, as do humorous versions.
Darkness and Disgrace
Yeah, I was one of the ones who came up with this one. I guess I just sort of expected the Wiki Magic to happen on its own.

Do you think it needs a better name as well?
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 4 Deboss, Sat, 24th Mar '12 3:34:09 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
My instinct is "probably". You need to crosswick as soon as you launch it. That's how Wiki Magic happens in the first place.
Darkness and Disgrace
In retrospect, Indestructible Vehicles would probably be a better name, and the Critical Existence Failure examples should probably be moved over to that trope.
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 6 Ryusui, Sat, 24th Mar '12 7:13:11 PM from In The Middle Of A Field
It's The Greatest Day.
Well, as the guy who actually launched the trope, I'd like to recommend Arbitrary Vehicular Indestructibility, since the trope is basically "vehicles are generally indestructible, except when convenient to the plot."

Or perhaps Arbitrarily Indestructible Vehicles?

edited 24th Mar '12 7:13:41 PM by Ryusui

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Please God no

 8 Acebrock, Sat, 24th Mar '12 8:52:17 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
^Why not?
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Too many syllables, too dry :)
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
[up][up] Because then we'd have to type Arbitrarily Indestructible Vehicles every time we wanted to write something about Arbitrarily Indestructible Vehicles.

 11 shimaspawn, Sat, 24th Mar '12 9:53:18 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
No Vehicle Damage?
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 12 Acebrock, Sun, 25th Mar '12 8:25:10 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I could get behind No Vehicle Damage.

Also, should we run a rename crowner?
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Darkness and Disgrace
Probably.
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 14 ccoa, Wed, 28th Mar '12 5:27:06 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
In the future, please create the crowner, then holler. Thank you.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 15 lu 127, Wed, 28th Mar '12 5:28:22 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Emmm, this is a multi-prop. Shouldn't we have a single-prop instead?

Huh, it says single-prop but it's showing like a multi-prop! What gives?

edited 28th Mar '12 5:29:14 AM by lu127

小さく揺れた向日葵
 16 Spark 9, Sun, 8th Apr '12 1:32:44 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Bump for votes.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Darkness and Disgrace
And another bump.
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 18 ccoa, Fri, 11th May '12 5:22:28 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Calling crowner in favor of a rename.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 19 RJ Savoy, Fri, 11th May '12 7:52:10 AM from Edinburgh Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Reymmă
I think the problem here is that it is a Universal Trope: in older video games it was not worth the effort to simulate damage as it would only clutter the clean lines of the vehicles, and even now damage usually doesn't look right (where it got hit and where the dents appear coincide weakly). In animation, deviating from set models is hard on the artists. In live-action, it's just expensive and can screw up continuity. So vehicles are damaged in plot-relevant ways (destroyed, made unusable, showing how powerful the opponent is, or tied to a repair montage later).

I think the name's fine, snappy and fairly descriptive. But maybe we should note the genres (police chases, mecha battles, racing games) where this tends to apply, and then note the aversions.
 20 lu 127, Fri, 8th Jun '12 11:47:44 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Stray alt titles tied to the thread.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 21 ccoa, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 1:28:03 PM 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.
 22 Xtifr, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 2:12:23 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
The problem with the current suggestions is that they sound like they describe a tank, or other heavily armored vehicle, as opposed to an ordinary vehicle that averts damage for no particular reason.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 23 ccoa, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 2:33:03 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Every Car Is A Tank? Every Car Is Made Of Indestructium? Car Made Of Indestructium?
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 24 Xtifr, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 2:54:54 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]Yes, any of those work better for me than the current options.

edit: typo

edited 23rd Jul '12 2:55:12 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 25 ccoa, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 3:17:54 PM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Added 'em to the crowner.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.

Alternative Titles: Not A Scratch On It
8th Jun '12 11:40:24 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.
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