I support changing it, but I think most of the previous suggestions are better. Awesomeness Based Superpower suggests either 'a superhero who can do anything provided it is sufficiently awesome' or 'a superhero whose powers only work in the presence of awesomeness'. Either of those eliminates many of the examples, which don't seem to be centered on a particular person at all.
My first thought was to have it refer to things viewed in-universe as Pure Awesome (kind of like Beyond the Impossible). Particularly when such things are (at least seen by other characters as) ridiculous.
Still, I could see some of the other suggestions like That Human's "character is so awesome that their mere presence causes tangible physical effect". I think it's a little narrow, but it's better than nothing.
I also disagree with those who say it's covered by Awesomeness Is Volatile. As ...someone else mentioned... that would probably be a subtrope (at least of That Human's suggestion) where the "tangible physical effect" is specifically explosive.
Lastly, while I love having trope names having Trope Namers, I'll admit that this one can be more than a little misleading. Seconding a name change to The Power Of Awesome, or some such.
The Power of Rock has a meandering description, but it looks like "using music as a weapon or power". The Power of Love is "using love as a weapon to defeat an enemy". So on this glance I do not see a problem.
Both of The Power Of X tropes are about, basically, "The hero wins in the end because ey has X". This trope is not exclusive to heroes - there are as many antagonists in the examples as protagonists.
Plus this is often a natural law of the World of Badass, as frequently as it is something tied to a particular character, as discussed with regards to Awesomeness Based Superpower.
I do not like any of the proposed renames and do not see the point of renaming this trope to begin with. The last crowner voted to redefine the page, so all we need to do is tweak the description a little.
Edit: Even then, it is not as if the description is especially difficult to understand, nor have the examples ever been especially out of control. This whole discussion was started on the erroneous assertion that this was a duplicate of Awesomeness Is Volatile so it seems it really should have been all closed once it was established that was not the case.
Never too late, unless the local dictators put it down. Otherwise, more crowners can be opened, especially if the voter are informed they were voting on false pretenses. The charge was that it was a duplicate of awesomeness is volatile but there was never anything in the trope's description to suggest that. Yet, a crowner was put forward anyway without pointing this out.
If the mods are not going to allow it, fine but otherwise no, it is not too late.
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Alternative Titles: Pure Awesomeness
29th Jun '13 8:58:30 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.
Previous crowner decided to redefine and rename this to "Awesomeness is a force that makes stuff happen that exists in-universe and not just a subjective view".