Ambiguous Name: Burning Building Rescue

Deadlock Clock: 20th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM
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Time to play Guess That Trope! It's about a new superhero who decides to rescue people from a burning building... or, apparently, other natural disaster. So, it's not necessarily specific to burning buildings AND it's not about any rescue from burning buildings.

Don't know whether or to what extent it's misused (most of the examples I saw on the page itself appear to be fine), but given that its inbound link numbers are 40/9, maybe that's a non-issue.
So broaden it?
3 Heatth21st Aug 2012 05:28:57 AM from Brasil , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
I actually guessed it. It is a valid trope as far I can tell. Even if you want to use the current name to a more broader trope, the current trope should stay with a new name.

I don't believe "rescue from fire buildings" alone is trope-worthy, though.
I kind of think rescue from a burning building is tropeworthy - especially to shoe off a character's heroism. But that's not this trope. This one definitely needs a more indicative name.
5 RJSavoy21st Aug 2012 07:44:47 AM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
[up][up] It exists as Heroic Fire Rescue.

This is a perfectly valid trope but it has a highly misleading name. It needs a title that clarifies the superpower part. "Compelled To Super" or "This Looks Like A job For A New Superhero" are what I can think of.

edited 21st Aug '12 7:45:03 AM by RJSavoy

I would edit this trope to mean "superhero makes his 1st rescue from a disaster (no villians); 1st one in a movie/series does count". Does that already exist? I say it's a valid trope.
7 RJSavoy22nd Aug 2012 10:11:37 AM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
[up] That should likely be made part of the trope, that there is no villain, or at least no obvious direct connection (one might get revealed later). This makes the hero's first rescue simpler and easier than an actual confrontation.
What about Hero's First Heroics?
Clock is set.
10 RJSavoy17th Dec 2012 05:06:41 PM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Metz's suggested name sounds good to me. (Maybe "Superhero's First Heroics" to clarify its scope.) And broaden the definition to encompass any sort of "mundane" heroic (that is, not fighting a supervillain of any sort). Already some of the examples cover cases of defeating ordinary criminals, as well as natural disasters or fires. The key part is that this is where the protagonist decides to become a hero.

Will that need two crowners?
12 SeptimusHeap20th Dec 2012 03:29:25 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
This definitively needs a rename. On the "rescue from a burning building" thing, someone could go to YKTTW with it.
[up]We have that, it's Heroic Fire Rescue. Which is just another reason to rename this one.
14 Noaqiyeum13th Jan 2013 05:29:38 PM from the October Country , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
Anyone who looks dangerous is dangerous.

Anyone who doesn't look dangerous is dangerous and sneaky.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
[up] That sounds okay, but I'd like to hear more.

Crowner glued.
17 Larkmarn14th Jan 2013 10:32:42 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Superhero Disaster Introduction?

I'm a little worried that it could be misinterpreted as a disastrous introduction, but if read carefully there's no way that it could mean that...
I'd like to get the word "Rescue" in there if possible. I think it's an important keyword for the trope.

I don't like "Introduction" because the default interpretation for that, I think, would be an introduction to the character, where the trope is really an introduction for the character to his role as a hero. If that makes sense.

edited 14th Jan '13 11:34:08 AM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
Bump for votes.
Bleeeeh, not much interest here, but I'll call it since it's unanimous.
21 SeptimusHeap1st Feb 2013 03:09:25 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Bumping for names and votes?
I added 3 new names.

edited 13th Feb '13 9:53:40 AM by ArcadesSabboth

Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
Entry Level Heroism is too much of a word salad jumble, it just sounds awkward. Hero's First Rescue is much better.
25 SeptimusHeap19th Feb 2013 04:15:01 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Agreed and voted accordingly.

Alternative Titles: Burning Building Rescue
1st Feb '13 3:08:16 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.
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