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Duplicate Trope: Double Aesop
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Duplicate Trope: Double Aesop get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Tue, 31st Jul '12 9:12:14 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 Spark 9, Tue, 31st Jul '12 9:31:14 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 Septimus Heap, Tue, 31st Jul '12 9:32:22 AM from Zurich, 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 Another Duck, Tue, 31st Jul '12 9:33:13 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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 Another Duck, Tue, 31st Jul '12 9:58:50 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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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 8 lu 127, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 11:47:17 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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 9 lu 127, Tue, 9th Oct '12 11:02:29 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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