Couldn't decide between "Misused" and "Ambiguous Name". The title sounds a lot like Mix-and-Match Critter, but it's not, the description says "Two or more characters are (for some reason) joined together into one entity." The name seems to cause a lot of MAMC-style misuse. Semi-randomly-selected sample (39 of 385; thought it was 10%, not sqrt):
The examples seem mostly right but a mere glance shows several mistaken ones. ~38% (15/39) misuse without counting the 7 "uncertain" wicks as misuse, which they lean toward. I think the name is directly responsible, everything else (description, laconic, etc...) is clear*
Not examples, yes it does, and didn't say anything about Hermaphroditus being a mashup (but elaborated).
Hm, there is a lot of "genetically (by breeding or by Mad Science) a combination of different species" misuse. Is there a page about that?
edited 23rd Mar '12 12:05:01 AM by rodneyAnonymous
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel. Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
By the way, the description of Biological Mashup given on Fusion Dance doesn't seem to match the page definition on Biological Mashup itself. It focuses on two personalities fighting for control over the body, not on the physical traits being mixed.
edited 23rd Mar '12 7:40:17 AM by ArcadesSabboth
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Also, the following examples on the page are further misuse:
* This is how Digimon often evolve, either to Perfect (Ultimate) with other Digimon (Digimon Adventure 02 and the second movie), or to Ultimate (Mega) with their human partners (Digimon Tamers), depending on which series.
As well, Chimeramon in Digimon Adventure 02 was created this way, by replicating parts of other Digimon.
Stir in Machinedramon and Chimeramon becomes a Japan-only video game's Big Bad, the eventually-godlike space/time-bending Millenniumon. (And since the games reveal that that's who was in the flashback releasing the Dark Spores, leading to Ken becoming evil and eventually creating Chimeramon, Millenniumon is one big Stable Time Loop: he creates himself using Ken.)
Speaking of Machinedramon, it sorta fills the trope, as it is made up of parts of other digimon. Granted they are the metal parts of several cyborg digimon, but that left arm is Metalgreymon's.
And the games reveal that Cyberdramon came from a combination of Ryo's second partner and Millenniumon, his original partner. And while his being the cause isn't made explicit, it's generally accepted that Millenniumon's influence is the reason for Cyberdramon's sunny disposition.
A Mad Scientist in Fullmetal Alchemist combined people with animals mostly to find out if he could. The results weren't pretty. Years after his initial introduction, it's revealed that he's gotten much better at it with practice.
YOU BASTARD!!! How could You do such a thing to your own Daughter!!!
Or your own dog, for that matter...
Though we don't actually see it, his own wife
Later on, other human/animal chimeras are introduced as characters.
Yu-Gi-Oh!! has an entire type of card called a "Fusion monster", which results from a fusion of two or three monster cards. Oddly enough, this sometimes results in two monsters fusing into something that looks nothing like either of its components, such as the fusion of Witch of the Black Forest and Lady of Faith (both female magic-users) into Musician King (a male rock-guitar player)! More recently, however, the fusions have started to make more sense. The Elemental Hero monsters are known for this, with most combinations of them having some fusion.
The Pokémon Special manga has Zapmolcuno, a chimaera resembling a mashup between Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, respectively.
Also, an episode of the Pokémon involving Gastly had Gastly turn into a chimaera resembling a weird mashup between a Venusaur and a Blastoise as an attempt to fight off Team Rocket's Pokemon.
MOTHER 3. The biological chimeras that the player encounters are bizarre amalgamations of ordinary animals created by the Big Bad because the normal creatures "suck". Examples include the Monkalrus◊, Ostrelephant◊, and Cattlesnake◊. You don't get points for guessing what they're combinations of.
Two or more characters are (for some reason) joined together into one entity. They either have one aggregate personality, or the two fight for control of the common body.
This isn't just a fusion of two creatures. The only Digimon that would count are those that go through DNA Evolution, like Shakkuomon and Paildramon. Things like Chimeramon or Metaldramon are Mix-and-Match Critters.
Actually, now that I look closer, I see this: "Alternatively, it can be a case of bodily possession by a deceased cast member, or one temporarily without a body."
We may want to do some clarification on the definition, whatever happens with the name. Because I'm frankly a little confused by the definition.
Alternative Titles: Biological Mashup
12th May '12 6:18:31 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.