Followup to #8 about Wikipedia using the same name for the phenomenon: The Wikipedia article is currently proposed for cutting on grounds that half of the references use the term for a different phenomenon.
Another title: Factitious Hero Syndrome
I'm throwing Building Ultron into the mix. It's a specific example, but shouldn't be confused with dialog, potholed, or interfere with naming any other tropes. I like that Hero Syndrome is a pre-existing term, but unfortunately a quick tour of Google also reveals it is used as a synonym for White Knight Syndrome.
EDIT: How has this article made it this far without a picture of the "hero," Syndrome?
For me, an ideal name would incorporate the notions that 1) a dangerous situation was enacted in order to avert it, 2) this was done to fulfill the perpetrator's desire for glorification, and 3) this is done in a traditional context of heroics such as super heroes or dashing knights.
You realize this is a runoff crowner?
That means from many options, the most popular options have about the same number of supports and opposes, so they are split off into a separate crowner so these could be voted on separately.
Doh, missed that somehow. The notes about the edit are confusing, but I see the posts from a while back calling fora runoff. Well, that's just unfortunate. I suspect the previous crowner was inconclusive because neither of these is all that great... Hopefully will satisfy, and we don't have to rename again in the future.
I pretty much object to Heroism Addict because, if you apply it to the Incredibles, it sounds like Mr. Incredible but actually describes Syndrome.
A Heroism Addict sounds like someone who feels they "need" to perform heroics, and is willing to do dangerous things in order to get them and engaged in deceptive behavior to cover up their heroism-seeking behavior. That's pretty much what Mr. Incredible does in the movie. The title does not state that they are manufacturing opportunities to be heroic, or that by most measures, they are not being heroic, they are craving the recognition of being heroic through fake deeds.
According to the description of the trope, the character intentionally creates catastrophes in order to mimic the actions of a hero. Mr. Incredible never does that. If you are tempted to label him a Heroism Addict according to this trope, you are just going by the name and not the actual trope definition.
Alternative Titles: Hero Syndrome Runoff
25th Aug '13 7:06:01 PM
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.
Choosing a new title for Hero Syndrome. As this is a runoff, please do not downvote an option unless you definitely are against it.