Fight It Out!This article is OLD. Old enough to date to the old discussion page format. And it's thriving poorly. 17 wicks, half of which are indexes or related/contrasts/etc on trope pages, only 9 examples on the page proper... I think the rambling description does not help, nor does the arcane title. It's a common trope (Characters have different power levels, and those relative levels tend to remain constant through the show).
Fight It Out!Bump
Yeah, it could use a wordiness and digressions purge.
I don't remember even seeing this trope before. It seems at least some of the examples are about Power Levels.
Rename would be okay. It's a snowclone that doesn't have much to do with the original trope. "Ninjutsu" makes sense in Conservation of Ninjutsu because that trope is mostly about mooks, like ninjas, but here it's just meaningless. edit: seems like the entire first 2 paragraphs could be taken away from the description without losing anything, so that it just starts with "When a group, cast, or faction is subject to Distribution of Ninjutsu the total amount of fighting ability..."
edited 1st Jun '12 12:15:45 PM by abk0100
Looks to me like Authority Equals Asskicking meets Status Quo Is God;which usually has Can't Catch Up as a byproduct.
Re: OP: The new discussion page format is Newer Than They Think. The YKTTW only dates to May 2009 (and by modern standards, might appear to be a premature launch). That postdates The Great Crash, if I recall correctly. What would have been really impressive would be if the YKTTW was just dumped on the discussion page rather than linked, which would imply it came from Version 1.0 of YKTTW. Right now, the page has 16 intrawiki and 19 interwiki inbound links, and nine examples, a third of them from anime.
With Mod Hat OnNinja Crowner time! Wa-pah!
Ravenous SophovoreNinja votes bump! Waaa!
Sharknado WarningWhile I don't oppose a rename, I think the discussion could also use some trimming.
Ravenous SophovoreFeel free to add that to the crowner. :)
Happy puppyFor a new name, maybe Relative Strengths Are Fixed? Or Fixed Strength Ranking?
edited 29th Aug '12 1:14:19 PM by Earnest
I'm not entirely clear how this trope differs from Conservation of Competence...
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
A Wizard boyConservation of Competence is about the fact that a team in fiction usually has either an incompetent boss and competent underlings or the other way around, but never both competent. Distribution of Ninjutsu is about relative power distribution staying the same after a powerup; i.e if the group gets a powerup and one member was stronger at the start, he'll stay the strongest after the powerup.
What's the trope again that one ninja is a killing machine, whereas 100 ninjas are incompetent mooks?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
A Wizard boyConservation of Ninjutsu.
Bump for votes.
A mouth that praises and a hand that kills.
A Wizard boyFixed Relative Strength is the only option in green so far with 19-4 votes.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
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