TV Tropes Org

Forums

search forum titles
google site search
Total posts: [18]
1

Just a Face and a Caption: Actually A Doombot get usage counts

Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
The problem with this image is that (I guess) we're looking at a human villain who's revealed to be a robot because of the spring. But if you don't know the character, how do you know he doesn't look like that ordinarily? It doesn't help that the image is from a circa-2003 video game, when making characters look recognizably human was somewhat difficult even if you were trying hard.

Suggestion: Possibly the first occurrence of the trope with Doom himself

To forestall the inevitable "Isn't this JAFAAC too?" objection, it isn't, because the dialogue clearly indicates that Grimm wasn't expecting to clobber a robot, but a real guy (the likeliest interpretation of "not-robot").
 2 Enlong, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 12:22:29 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Yeah. Gonna go with the replacement.
I have a message from another time...
the current isn't that bad, but your suggestion is way better

I might prefer a suggestion that is not Dr. Doom.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 5 Enlong, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 5:31:49 PM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
Court Dragon
Why?

If we have an image using Doom that encapsulates the trope, why search for another one simply to have one that isn't Doom?
I have a message from another time...
 6 Willbyr, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 7:06:44 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Definitely prefer the suggestion to the current.
^^ Because that might suggest the trope is about Dr. Doom, and it's not. Tend to prefer images that aren't literal interpretations of the name, like say Whammy or Pet the Dog. "Might prefer" is pretty mild language :)

edited 22nd Jul '12 10:02:20 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 8 Earnest, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 8:31:20 PM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Happy puppy
I like Sue's pic, but for the sake of variety here's Marvel's other big Actually a Doombot offender: Nick Fury.

Caption: "Life Model Decoy: Better known as Chekhov's Gun-bot"

 9 Shadow Hog, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 9:16:40 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Avatar by Neoriceisgood
A live-action Nick Fury that isn't Samuel L. "Motherfucking" Jackson? I wasn't aware one existed.
Moon
The Nick Fury picture looks more like something that would be on Artificial Human or something, it doesn't really illustrate the trope. It looks more like the hero just happened to stumble into a lab that has an android under construction. The Doombot pic shows Grimm being surprised that he's attacking a decoy instead of the real villain, which is what the trope is about.

edited 23rd Jul '12 9:41:55 PM by TailsDoll

"@[=g3,8d]&fbb=-q]/hk%fg"
 11 Willbyr, Tue, 24th Jul '12 4:10:16 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
The Hasselhoff pic is also really grainy.
My vote goes to the doom pic.
 
You can't really get much better than the Doom suggestion. It shows the part about only realizing he's a fake once you've defeated him.

edited 24th Jul '12 5:32:29 PM by abk0100

Yes, that is a complex idea.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 15 Willbyr, Mon, 30th Jul '12 2:21:13 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Bump; anyone else?
Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
Are we done here, then?
 17 Willbyr, Fri, 3rd Aug '12 7:42:19 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
We've got five solid votes for it and two leans in its favor, so I'd say that's good enough.

EDIT: It's up, potholed, and tagged. Locking up.

edited 3rd Aug '12 7:46:33 PM by Willbyr

 18 Troacctid, Fri, 3rd Aug '12 7:44:42 PM from California
The only other one I can come up with is Fake Shapeshifter Volrath but I like Dr. Doom better.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
Total posts: 18
1


TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy