But we aren't about documenting Real Life examples. Yes, Real Life inspired the trope. That doesn't mean that we need a Real Life section for the page. Real Life inspired a lot of tropes. They won't do anything to clarify what the trope is any better than the fictional examples will.
^ You edited your post. Blah.
Anyway, pointing at Wikipedia as a reason we
should have a real life section is non-sequitur — it doesn't follow. The two wikis are about different things, with different standards for what should be included. Wikipedia wants to document everything
. We want to document the ways tropes are used in fiction and storytelling. There's no need to duplicate an entire wikipedia category here.
Regarding "without even giving it a chance", we have past experience with similar pages, and there's no reason to believe this one will go any differently. The real life section tends to become a natter-dump and overwhelms the fictional examples, then ends up being cut.
edited 28th Mar '12 1:20:16 PM by Madrugada
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