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Rename (22/6/12): I Am He As You Are He get usage counts

I created this trope long ago, back when tropes were studded with random references to other things. It's a fine trope (it's about when the original character is disguised as the Evil Twin rather than the other way around), but badly needs a new name. What should we do with it?

It probably should also be added to the Doppelgänger index.

edited 4th Jun '12 8:31:03 AM by arromdee

 2 Septimus Heap, Mon, 4th Jun '12 9:39:21 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
It is certainly not thriving, with 23 wicks and 17 inbounds.

Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
I support a rename. The current name is far too vague.
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
What should it be renamed to?

Also, the first 2-3 lines of the description can be improved.
 
It should be more popular than this, shouldn't it? I support a rename for that reason. Also [down] and [down][down].

The dullest name I can think of is Reverse Evil Twin. A slightly better one might be Evil Twin Impersonation. If you think that's too ambiguous because it might refer to the Evil Twin impersonating the Good Twin, I can only really think of Impersonating the Evil Twin.

edited 11th Jun '12 3:02:51 PM by Feather7603

The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
 7 Spark 9, Mon, 11th Jun '12 2:47:24 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
This name is just weird. Hard to remember and easy to put the words in the wrong order. I'm not surprised that it's doing so badly.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 8 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 2:51:06 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
And it's wretched dialog.

[up][up]Look like good suggestions.

 9 Xtifr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 3:11:12 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Technically, I think it's lyrics, not dialog. The name comes from a Beatles song. A song that has nothing to do with the trope. A song, in fact, whose lyrics are notorious for being cryptic, right down the to title, "I Am the Walrus".
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 10 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 3:14:00 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]It's still dialog, and these are hard to fit into sentences so that they get underused.

Do we get a Single Prop Rename crowner here?

 11 Xtifr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 3:21:44 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]I'm sorry, did you somehow mistake my comment for a defense? tongue wink

Yeah, crowner this one up; severe underuse is a great reason for renaming, and non-indicative and dialog-like are excellent secondary reasons.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 12 Septimus Heap, Mon, 11th Jun '12 3:26:11 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
"Not dialog" did sound like a defense. Anyway, crowner and hook-hollering.

Technically, I think it's a monologue, not dialog.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 14 Willbyr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 3:36:55 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Crowner's hooked.
Reverse evil twin sounds like the evil twin parody used in Futurama and South Park where you have a jerk character with a good twin.
 
 16 lu 127, Wed, 20th Jun '12 1:34:41 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Crowner called.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 17 lu 127, Fri, 22nd Jun '12 4:03:01 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Alt titles hooked.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 18 lu 127, Mon, 9th Jul '12 1:41:37 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Calling crowner.
小さく揺れた向日葵
 19 Septimus Heap, Mon, 9th Jul '12 2:13:05 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Rename executed. Made a note on the old discussion, sicne there is an archived one to be moved over.

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

Alternative Titles: I Am He As You Are He
22nd Jun '12 2:03:31 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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