Needs Help: Not Wearing Tights get usage counts
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26 Pig_catapult22nd May 2013 09:06:14 PM , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
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[up][up]So. . . limit it to the superhero genre?

. . . That doesn't actually sound like a very fun thing to have to define, tbh, but, uh, if someone else is willing. . .
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In universes full of superheroes who wear tights, having someone who doesn't is usually Civvie Spandex. That's even mentioned in the trope itself in the "comic books" section. Series which contain superheroic characters but where tights are not one of the Acceptable Breaks from Reality are usually different from series where tights are normal and one character just doesn't happen to wear them.

And I thought the trope is already limited to superheroes (or rather characters who are superheroes in all but name.)

edited 23rd May '13 11:12:03 AM by arromdee

28 RobinZimm23rd May 2013 12:09:41 PM from East Coast US , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Actually, the description on Civvie Spandex says "spandex plus civilian clothes". Which contradicts its page quote, naturally.

...which I guess means we have two pages which need help.
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29 shimaspawn23rd May 2013 12:57:34 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
We have other pages that are limited to the Western Superhero Genre. Just write on the page that it's limited to that genre and the work is done.
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Same, i think we should limit to situations where you have the expectation that they'll be in in costume of some kind.

edited 23rd May '13 6:39:20 PM by shoboni

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31 Willbyr24th Jun 2013 06:00:28 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
32 Spark924th Jun 2013 07:37:13 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Do we need a crowner for this?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
33 RobinZimm24th Jun 2013 10:19:53 AM from East Coast US , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I would suggest a rename crowner (current suggestions include the present, Non Costumed Super Being, and Non Costumed Super), but the definition I think we have to hash out in the thread.

Speaking of which, I'm going to give it another try:


One of the most defining aspects of superhero stories is the costumes. Heroes, villains, wannabes, and sidekicks (even minions, in some cases) ... every one of them goes to work in their action-figure clothes: distinctive, stylish, and superheroic or -villainous, as the case may be.

Well, almost every one of them. Some superheroes and supervillains don't. This page is about those exceptions.
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34 RobinZimm28th Jun 2013 07:33:34 AM from East Coast US , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Bump?
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Raven Wilder
So the proposed redefinition is that it will be about not wearing traditional superhero attire, rather than the current definition about not being called superheroes?

If that's what's happening, why do we need a name change? Not Wearing Tights seems to fit the new definition quite nicely.
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36 Spark929th Jun 2013 02:23:28 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] Tights are associated with lots of people that aren't superheroes, such as Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and certain acting circles.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Raven Wilder
But where else is wearing tights so ubiquitous that its absence merits attention?
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FYI, there is a trope about superheroes not having codenames: Comic Book Movies Don't Use Codenames

edited 4th Jul '13 12:39:47 AM by AP

39 RobinZimm4th Jul 2013 07:43:37 AM from East Coast US , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Definitely related.

...no comments on the description rewrite?
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I like the just of it, it could stand to be longer though.

@Raven, because something can look like a standard Super Custume without being tights(Iron Mans Armor, for example)

edited 5th Jul '13 5:06:08 PM by shoboni

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41 RobinZimm5th Jul 2013 03:35:27 PM from East Coast US , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
@shoboni: It felt extremely short when I wrote it, but I'm not seeing a natural way to add to it that adds, rather than merely lengthens.

I also agree with your point about Iron Man — he's not wearing tights, but his Powered Armor definitely has the same costume feel (unlike, say, the cargo loader in Aliens).
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42 Willbyr6th Aug 2013 03:39:16 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Re-clocking, and this one will stick.
Someone throw out some names.
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44 StarSword6th Aug 2013 11:27:38 AM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
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Non Costumed Super sounded good to me.
45 SeptimusHeap6th Aug 2013 12:02:09 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Going to say no to a rename. Names a little narrower than their meanings are not necessarily bad, and the number of wicks and inbounds is large enough that I like to see proof of malfunction.
46 Willbyr6th Sep 2013 06:43:30 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Well, I said that last clock would stick and then this fell off the map again. Locking up since this isn't going anywhere.
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