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Does Not Illustrate: Killer Yoyo get usage counts

 1 DRCEQ, Wed, 22nd Aug '12 8:41:50 PM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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I came across Killer Yoyo and noticed the first thing was the image: It doesn't illustrate the point of the trope.

All I see is a woman wearing leather while holding a Yoyo in her hand. This does not in any way indicate that she uses the yoyo as a weapon or tool. For all I know, she just likes wearing leather while playing with yoyos.

Looking through the examples, Jun the Swan from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman came to mind. Doing a little image searching, I found this screenshot from one of the episodes proper that shows her using her yoyo to deflect an object away.

Outside of that, I found a few deviantART images (permissions would be needed, of course), that shows Jun and the yoyo a bit more clearly.

I admit that these images wouldnt' be that much different from the current image, but the fact that she's dressed up like a superhero and that the yoyo is in motion should tell folks that it it her weapon of choice. At the least, a yoyo in motion is better than simply holding one up.

This image is a little bit on the sexier side (still SFW though), but it shows the blades sticking out of the yoyo as if flies out of her hand.

The quality of this image is very nice, and the yoyo itself is detailed that you can tell it's no ordinary yoyo.

If only the yoyo was actually shown. The caption itself says that it's no mere toy. Source: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

edited 22nd Aug '12 8:43:31 PM by DRCEQ

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In uffish thought
The woman's pose and expression in the current image tell me she's using it to fight or planning to; Keep Until Better Image Suggested. The first or second suggestions could work.
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I like the second of the new images suggested.

I found this image of Yoko Yoyo from the PS1 game Ehrgeiz, but I don't think it's as good. The yoyo looks vague, and the emphasis seems to be on Yoko herself.
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 4 Willbyr, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 3:55:10 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
2, 3, and 4 from the OP are good, but I'd wanna see 'em at wiki size before deciding for sure.
 5 DRCEQ, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 4:39:53 AM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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Wiki size. Dang, these turned out much better than I expected. Especially the first and 4th. They're all great though.

(I reformatted the links)

edited 23rd Aug '12 5:28:14 AM by Willbyr

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 6 Willbyr, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 5:29:32 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Those did turn out well...hmmmm...I suppose we should see about getting permission for 2-4 before we get too committed to any of them.
 7 DRCEQ, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 7:54:37 AM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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I'll send them each a message and politely ask them when I get done with work.
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 8 Enlong, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 9:23:50 AM from The Underground Facility Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
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How 'bout a yo-yo gang?

Bottom-left might be better to condense the thing.

edited 23rd Aug '12 9:25:49 AM by Enlong

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In uffish thought
I love those! If it isn't clear enough, however, then two or four from the OP might work, though neither is really better than the current.

edited 23rd Aug '12 9:26:15 AM by Telcontar

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But the first suggestion is the best one :(

 11 DRCEQ, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 10:47:29 AM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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[up][up] Showing the yoyo in mid-flight speaks volumes more than someone merely holding one and trying to make it look important, IMO.

Her being dressed like a super hero at least let's people reach the assumption that she uses it as part of the get-up.

Showing the yoyo actually being used as a weapon, hitting or nearly hitting someone like the Yugioh suggestion would be ideal though.
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 12 Shadow Hog, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 11:54:45 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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Ness?
Moon
serial tweaker, sorry
[up] I really like that one.
please don't capitalize my handle. I just don't like it.
Dunno that seems like a regular yoyo being used as a weapon. Kind of prefer a weaponized one (like Jun's, with blades or whatever).

edited 23rd Aug '12 12:21:10 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 15 burnpsy, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 12:29:15 PM from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Abstaining
The Eternal Fool
Probably a bad idea, but:

edited 23rd Aug '12 12:29:29 PM by burnpsy

In uffish thought
[up][up]Which is still this trope.

[up]Not clear at all, sorry. Ness is also a good image; I propose crownering this in a few days.
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That argument seems to imply that I said regular yoyos are disqualified :) Just prefer the other...
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 18 DRCEQ, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 1:59:38 PM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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Dang, the Ness one is pretty nice.
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 19 burnpsy, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 2:01:08 PM from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Abstaining
The Eternal Fool
The Ness image is probably the best one so far.

edited 23rd Aug '12 2:01:15 PM by burnpsy

I love all of these (except the one I suggested). Can we get a crowner soon?
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Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 22 Willbyr, Thu, 23rd Aug '12 8:12:47 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
The Ness pic is great. I'm hesitant to start a crowner on this until we get permission to use at least one of the Gatchaman pics.
[up]That makes sense.

Of the Gatchaman pics, the fourth one was my fave.
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 24 nitrokitty, Fri, 24th Aug '12 2:49:52 AM Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
I like the Ness pic better than the Gatchaman pics.

 25 DRCEQ, Fri, 24th Aug '12 8:45:03 AM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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Ahh, thanks for reminding me. I'll get right to work on asking about those permissions.

Edit: I've sent out requests to those artists. Now we play the waiting game...

edited 24th Aug '12 9:07:27 AM by DRCEQ

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