The name implies a one shot kill. But the explanation blurb seems to be written to for instant death wounds as well as the more lingering or less then instant death examples. This also applies to the examples. Reading through the examples there are alot of Subverted/averted examples on the page. The current description is a bit cluttered and seems to only lead to more confusion. There is too much info crammed into it. The description mentions characters not just dying instantly and lists variations on how fatal gunshot wounds are handled. The various examples also demonstrate a wider range of fatal gun shot events in media.
- 100% chance of instant death
- 100% chance of death, regardless of how long it takes
- A good chance of death
edited 20th Apr '12 7:44:11 PM by TuefelHundenIV
- Three quarters of the description can be moved out of the main description and onto the Analysis page without losing anything of importance.
- While this is a very common trope, it's hardly omnipresent—as the description itself states—so it shouldn't have aversions as examples in the first place. Maybe make that explicit on the page?
edited 20th Apr '12 8:32:39 PM by Dor
Ok two closest tropes I can think of are Mortal Wound Reveal and One-Hit Kill. Some of the examples could go on mortal wound. One hit kill has the most in common with the trope as titled.
The write up is not even in line with the title to begin with, which is part of my concern. From start to finish it doesn't even explain how the trope is supposed to be used in fiction. It starts out with something that goes against instant death the trope name suggests. Goes through an info dump section that looks like it was shoe horned in and more or less says you don't always die immediately from fatal wound. It ends with something sounds a lot like the opening and then stating if something other than instant death happens it works for the trope. Read through the following.
edited 20th Apr '12 9:52:21 PM by TuefelHundenIV
edited 21st Apr '12 8:28:14 AM by TuefelHundenIV
- Ammo: Each shot deals 1 HP of damage to target fiend."
- Dual Shot: Can shoot at two fiends at once. Deals 1 HP of damage as well.
- Death: Instakills one target enemy.
- Volley: Instakills all onscreen enemies.
edited 21st Apr '12 9:42:45 AM by abk0100
edited 21st Apr '12 12:14:36 PM by TuefelHundenIV
Next Option Rename and expand to be a more broad with death by gunshot. This makes the trope more broad and applicable to a larger variety of fictional situations. This is more in line with the original write up. The write up will still need further clean up and demonstration of trope usage in fiction. Most of examples are kept and we lose the problem with constantly seeing Averted pop up on the page. Specifically this would include the lingerng deaths and anything they might entail. The write up should include how a gun is a nearly instant and brutal weapon of death but can also leave a victim not quite dead. This is a bit more work, we have to rename, this trope is more likely to cross over or share properties with other tropes already on the wiki. We would need to spend some additional time going through other possibly related tropes to see how much cross over this gets. This one may work better as a related or sub-trope as well.
For both choices we need to clean up the write up and demonstrate how the trope is used in fiction in general. We need to note what does and does not go on to the page. Including related tropes or what tropes they are sub-tropes of. Both examples should focus on named or important characters. Mooks and Red Shirts dying easily is covered under Mook and Red Shirt Respectively. Examples will need to be cleaned up in general. After it is done here in TRS we could possibly send it to Image Picking to possibly find a suitable image.
What are your guys thoughts and options?
edited 24th Apr '12 2:39:50 PM by Raso
Page Action: Instant Death Bullet
19th Jun '12 7:52:54 AM