Duplicate Trope: Double Aesop get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 5th Oct 2012 11:59:00 PM

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1 Spark931st Jul 2012 09:12:14 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I came across Double Aesop; it is basically "an aesop in a show happens to two people". That strikes me as a very limited form of The Same but More Specific - why exactly is this on a separate page? It says that it's about how one character in the show explains the aesop to another, but that's (1) common for all aesops in general, and (2) not true in all of the examples. It's also not thriving, with only 7 inbounds.

What do people think, should we merge this?
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If you don't even have a suggested page for merging, how can this be The Same But Specific?

I'm confident this is a distinct trope. It is a subtrope of Plot Parallel, but the multiple characters to not merely experience similar plots - they experience plots that end in similar morals, to the point whee one character, on noticing the moral of the other's plot, could even apply the moral to their own.
3 Spark931st Jul 2012 09:31:14 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] Merge into An Aesop, that is. "Aesop that happens to two people" does not strike me as meaningfully distinct from "Aesop".
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4 SeptimusHeap31st Jul 2012 09:32:22 AM from Valle di Muggio, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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I actually thought it was an aesop with two meanings. If it's just for two people, then it's redundant to An Aesop.
5 AnotherDuck31st Jul 2012 09:33:13 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Is it distinct from "An Aesop + Plot Parallel", though?
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I hadn't given Plot Parallel a close look - the two actually are very similar.

Perhaps we should restrict Double Aesop to those cases where a character hears the aesop that concludes another character's lot (or even delivers it himself) and then notices the similarity to his own plot. (That's actually a sort of lampshaded double aesop.)
7 AnotherDuck31st Jul 2012 09:58:50 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
It's also explicitly In-Universe. Most aesops are both In-Universe and for the audience, but some aren't acknowledged In-Universe. This one is always both, to my understanding.
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