The page Ryu and Ken
isn't really sure what it wants to be, and so ends up all over the place. It basically gives an Example as a Thesis
about the famous duo from Street Fighter
, then lists a number of tropes that may or may not apply to them, and asserts that this "pattern" is common even though it isn't clear what pattern is meant. So, the page is about two characters that have either
similar appearances and/or
abilities, that "often" end up as main characters of the series, and that "may" be The Rival
, Friendly Rivalry
, Palette Swap
, and/or Red Oni, Blue Oni
. It then lists several other tropes that may or may not apply to this duo.
Ultimately, though, this is not a trope. This is a list of tropes that have, at some point, applied to Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter. Nothing wrong with that, except that it's already covered on those other tropes
as well as our main page about Street Fighter
You can tell from the list of examples how incoherent this really is. It lists some characters from fighting games that have the same movesets. Then it lists other characters from fighting games that are related, rivals, or look similar even if they don't have the same moves. Then it lists a bunch of duos that are main characters of a game even though they look wildly different and have different abilities - such as Sonic and Tails. Or characters that are Palette Swap
of each other, such as Bub and Bob
. Or characters that are The Rival
, such as Goku and Vegeta
. Or how about Buffy and Kendra
having a similar fighting style. It even lists lions and tigers as a real-life example, although I have no idea why. Apparently, Jackie Chan
and Chuck Norris
also constitute an example somehow.
So yeah. I'm at a loss what to do with this, but it's clear that it needs some kind of repair. Finding a clear definition (that's not redundant to some other trope) would be a good start.
edited 27th Apr '13 9:04:43 AM by Spark9
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