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Not Thriving: Oops I Dropped The Keys get usage counts

 26 shoboni, Mon, 8th Apr '13 3:53:20 AM from Iowa, USA
Wouldn't this work better if we broadened it to encompass ANY needed/life saving item dropped, fumbled, or knocked out of reach?
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
[up]That's either a supertrope or an index. Not sure which. Still could be expanded to not have immediate danger, but the mere possibility of danger or other trouble, ie Peter Griffin locked himself in the car with the keys outside; he couldn't get the keys

edited 8th Apr '13 3:32:52 PM by spacemarine50

 
 28 shoboni, Mon, 8th Apr '13 4:23:58 PM from Iowa, USA
I was saying that because I haven't seen this done with keys much, we could maybe broaden it to just having trouble getting the door or whatever open during a chase, no matter what the cause of the trouble is, fumbling a passcode, keys, forgetting a combination, old rusty lock, fumbling with a puzzle lock, dropping something needed to open the door, ect.
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
Panicked Key Fumble would probably work, but Dangerous Key Fumble is fine.

 30 shoboni, Thu, 11th Apr '13 8:06:25 PM from Iowa, USA
bump
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
I like "Dangerous Dropped Keys" or "Panicked Key Fumble".

Though this trope was parodied in Zombieland, so it must be fairly common in those types of movies?

edited 20th Apr '13 9:14:10 AM by Cremia

 
 32 Editor Pall Mall, Sat, 20th Apr '13 9:54:54 AM from United States, East Coast
Don't Fear the Spiders
I prefer to go with 26 - broaden the trope to encompass those moments when characters get clumsy with life saving/plot critical items. A subtrope involving keys is simply The Same but More Specific.
Keep it breezy!
 33 Spark 9, Sat, 20th Apr '13 10:36:10 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
"Key fumble" to me reads like "an important fumble" (as in "key person" or "key advantage"). That doesn't strike me as a good idea.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 34 Septimus Heap, Sat, 25th May '13 1:48:43 AM from Madrid, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
OK, since this one isn't moving - shall we make a crowner? In that case, which one?

Piffy
[up][up]Panicked Fumbling Of Keys, perhaps?

(Edit: Or Panicked Keys Fumble, since usually people have multiple keys.)

edited 28th May '13 3:59:47 PM by Pig_catapult

Because underscores break everything: Working link to my Troper page
 36 Willbyr, Tue, 28th May '13 2:12:01 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Single prop crowner's hooked.
 37 lu 127, Sat, 1st Jun '13 6:38:24 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Unanimous crowner called.
何も恐れる事わ無い
 38 Septimus Heap, Sat, 1st Jun '13 6:49:34 AM from Madrid, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Alt Names Crowner

 39 Willbyr, Sat, 1st Jun '13 3:16:14 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Crowners are swapped.
 40 shoboni, Sat, 1st Jun '13 5:31:26 PM from Iowa, USA
When this done, I think we need a vote about expanding the trope to fumbling with anything required to escape. Like keys, keycards, key items(like inserting a emblem to open a door), keycodes, ect.
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
 41 Another Duck, Sat, 1st Jun '13 5:59:49 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
All of those are basically keys anyway. For the purpose of the plot, they are keys.
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 42 shoboni, Sat, 1st Jun '13 7:32:36 PM from Iowa, USA
Well, it should still be noted anyway, something "Doesn't only apply to keys, can be any object or mechanism needed to open the characters escape route"
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
 43 Another Duck, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 4:35:44 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
I think it falls under Tropes Are Not Narrow, and can basically just be mentioned in the description without a definition change at all.
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 44 Willbyr, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 6:12:16 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] I agree.
 45 Septimus Heap, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 6:30:49 AM from Madrid, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Same for me.

 46 shoboni, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 9:16:34 AM from Iowa, USA
I know, I just think it bears mentioning.
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
 47 Spark 9, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 9:26:58 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Ah, but does it mention bears?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 48 shoboni, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 11:01:24 AM from Iowa, USA
If it doesn't, it should.
"It's not that simple. We are all both, good and evil, we have rage and compassion, we have love and hate...murder and forgiveness."
This seems to be a subtrope of Broken Heel to me.

 50 Larkmarn, Tue, 4th Jun '13 7:17:57 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Late to the game, but any thoughts on the name Critical Key Fumble?

Alternative Titles: Oops I Dropped The Keys
1st Jun '13 6:45:00 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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