Does Not Illustrate: Tier Induced Scrappy get usage counts

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1 lu12722nd Jul 2012 02:30:46 PM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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2 Mothrayas22nd Jul 2012 02:43:21 PM from The Netherlands
The image is more a case of Complacent Gaming Syndrome than anything. Early MvC3 Sentinel was (allegedly) top tier (I think? Not sure) and everyone picked him, turning him into a Tier-Induced Scrappy.

But yeah, doesn't illustrate the trope at all.

edited 22nd Jul '12 2:44:24 PM by Mothrayas

3 Willbyr22nd Jul 2012 06:38:52 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Pull it.
4 DRCEQ22nd Jul 2012 07:49:18 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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[up][up] All you had to do was spam H over and over again (and occasionally Down+H) and you'd chip away your enemies health from across the screen whether they blocked or not. Add in his sheer size, a healthy dose of super armor (meaning no attack could break his own attacks) and a Hyper attack that couldn't be completely blocked without exact timing, and you had a character who was easy to win with because of how extremely cheap he is.

He's not so much a case of "I choose this character because he's all I know", but rather "I choose this character because it's easy to win and it leaves my opponents pissed off in the process."

edited 22nd Jul '12 7:51:15 PM by DRCEQ

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5 Willbyr22nd Jul 2012 09:27:59 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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How would we even begin to adequately pic this? I'm tempted to call this a "no pic" case and leave it be.
Fighting game characters are usually ranked (by players) into "tiers". I got it; but see that is pretty specific, the article is about all Video Games.

edited 22nd Jul '12 9:56:48 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
7 DRCEQ22nd Jul 2012 09:42:44 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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I agree the trope is probably not picturable.
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8 lu12722nd Jul 2012 11:59:08 PM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I pulled it.

Can't say I can think of replacement that doesn't get into Fan Myopia.
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9 Elbruno23rd Jul 2012 06:00:49 AM from South Spexico, North Antarctica (Chile) , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Does anyone think some panels from this Brawl in the Family strip might work? The "Complaints from Brawlers that you're too strong and scary" part might drive the point home for those who don't know the game.

edited 23rd Jul '12 6:31:32 AM by Elbruno

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10 DRCEQ23rd Jul 2012 07:52:55 AM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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Is that the entire comic? We cant use it if it is. Maybe just the last two panels, but it would feel like a necessary detail is being left out.
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11 Elbruno23rd Jul 2012 07:54:30 AM from South Spexico, North Antarctica (Chile) , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Nope, that's why I posted the link to the original above.

edited 23rd Jul '12 7:54:49 AM by Elbruno

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12 Willbyr23rd Jul 2012 09:49:24 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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I'm fine with [up][up][up].

[down] Thanks for the clarification.

edited 23rd Jul '12 1:12:49 PM by Willbyr

It is 7/12.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
14 Spark931st Jul 2012 08:05:07 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I don't like it much. It looks like an example of a tournament organizer banning an option he feels is too strong; that's a different trope.
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A banned character is not necessarily a tier-induced scrappy. Akuma was banned in Super Turbo, but nobody dislikes Akuma for being cheap.

Still, the Meta Knight picture is definitely clearer than the current one.

All you had to do was spam H over and over again (and occasionally Down+H) and you'd chip away your enemies health from across the screen whether they blocked or not. Add in his sheer size, a healthy dose of super armor (meaning no attack could break his own attacks) and a Hyper attack that couldn't be completely blocked without exact timing, and you had a character who was easy to win with because of how extremely cheap he is.

He's not so much a case of "I choose this character because he's all I know", but rather "I choose this character because it's easy to win and it leaves my opponents pissed off in the process."
He's more of a linear fighter or Crutch Character than a top-tier contender; even before his health nerf, Sentinel just didn't have good approach options and suffered from the easiest instant-overheads in the game. A better example would be vanilla Phoenix, who was top-tier (EVO 2011 was won with a Phoenix team) and hated for being an easy top-tier who warped the game around her.

edited 1st Aug '12 11:24:48 AM by Scardoll

I am a fan of the Metaknight comic. The "anonymous complaints" sell it for me.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
I think using more than half of a copywritten work is pretty sketchy. Seems like if a line were to be drawn anywhere, it would be there. Fair Use is literally case-by-case, but "it's more than half" would probably be a bullet-proof charge of theft.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
The author gave permission to use the Brawl in the Family strip, if that is deemed best. (And also expressed a desire for the full comic to be linked from the caption, tho I am pretty sure that would be true anyway.)

edited 4th Aug '12 3:00:08 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
19 DRCEQ4th Aug 2012 04:53:19 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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Cool. Let's go with it.
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20 Willbyr4th Aug 2012 06:09:03 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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It's done and potholed as requested. Locking up.
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