Good check. A cleanup/redefinition/description-tweak would probably be a good idea.
I don't think a new name will make it any better. This name is
used outside This Very Wiki
in the same way, so I support keeping it.
Looking at the description, though, it does say that both Nerf Arm
and Death of a Thousand Cuts
are ways to do this trope. Also, the reference to Humiliation Conga
seems wrong to me. This is about one hit, not an entire conga line, which that trope is about.
I want to narrow this trope down to where it's about one
hit. In practice, it's more like a Joke Attack
used to finish the opponent off. Now, since it's a video game trope that depends on a certain behaviour, it's not as much of a real trope as a game mechanic or audience reaction. However, the behaviour is highlighted in a lot of games, which makes it a trope.
Reading the examples, there are a lot of Self-Imposed Challenge
examples, in particular combination with Nerf Arm
edited 9th Apr '12 12:11:51 PM by Feather7603