Duplicate Trope (new crowner): Hero Syndrome

Deadlock Clock: 22nd Jul 2013 11:59:00 PM
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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
52 StarSword14th Jul 2013 03:05:00 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
Bump for votes.
Renewing clock. Will call in three days' time. No consensus at the moment.
Calling. There is no clear consensus for any of the names.
55 Spark923rd Jul 2013 05:36:38 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
How about holding a runoff between the two most popular names? Everything else is in the red, it looks like a pretty clear choice between Heroism Addict (7 : 1) and Firebug Fireman (1.57 : 1).
Special trousers. Very heroic.
56 StarSword24th Jul 2013 03:18:35 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
[up]That would work.
57 Spark926th Jul 2013 07:32:49 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
EDIT: nvm, needs new crowner to be hooked

edited 25th Aug '13 3:07:20 PM by crazysamaritan

59 SeptimusHeap25th Aug 2013 03:07:43 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Did anyone ask for the runoff crowner to be hooked?
60 Spark925th Aug 2013 04:37:30 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Yes, but since it hasn't, feel free to ask again.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
61 Willbyr25th Aug 2013 06:58:29 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Crowner's hooked.

EDIT: This is not a single proposition case. I'm going to rebuild the crowner, don't use this one.

EDIT #2: The new crowner's ready.

edited 25th Aug '13 7:08:00 PM by Willbyr

Butterfly Queen
Bump for votes.
I was okay with Firebug Fireman, but this trope wants "Hero" in its title. Heroism Addict sounds great.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
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?

edited 9th Oct '13 7:33:22 AM by pawsplay

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.
[up][up] 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.
68 SeptimusHeap12th Oct 2013 02:51:50 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I'll need some more context before that objection becomes understandable. Also, this crowner has been running for a while already.
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.
Yeah, I can see that.

Do we have to start over?
I see your point too. Manufactured Heroics probably would be the only clear title.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
What point? Post 69 looks like it is a perfect encapsulation of post 65.
Mr. Incredible is a non-example, is my point.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Then you failed for me; I'm convinced he is.
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.
At issue:
Choosing a new title for Hero Syndrome. As this is a runoff, please do not downvote an option unless you definitely are against it.

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