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Suggestion: Forgot About His Powers get usage counts

 1 Spark 9, Thu, 23rd May '13 10:26:14 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I suggest one or two panels from this comic for on Forgot About His Powers, but I would like some agreement and some help cropping and scaling the image properly.
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 2 Rethkir, Thu, 23rd May '13 10:34:33 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
That could work, but it's a little too texty. I'd wait pending other suggestions.

 3 Septimus Heap, Thu, 23rd May '13 10:39:38 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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A suboptimal amount of text, but not awful.

A single panel version:

http://imgur.com/SgBhpXc
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 5 Another Duck, Thu, 23rd May '13 11:18:25 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
What do the visuals add?
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Very little that I can see.

I could add the following panel where Elan casts an illusion. Would that help?

http://imgur.com/iAVel80

edited 23rd May '13 11:37:30 PM by Melkior

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 8 Septimus Heap, Thu, 23rd May '13 11:28:11 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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The single-panel one is out. It's literally all text.

[up][up]Edited and added.
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 10 Spark 9, Fri, 24th May '13 3:29:04 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up][up][up] That works for me.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
I don't think the comic works at all. Is there no way we could do this without words?

 12 Another Duck, Fri, 24th May '13 11:47:38 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I don't think those visuals adds to the relevant part of the trope.
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 13 Willbyr, Sat, 25th May '13 7:20:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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The OOTS pic is alright, but just alright.
Yeah, none of the other panels really add anything to it, which leaves a not-very-good quote.

 15 Larkmarn, Sun, 26th May '13 8:25:09 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Hate the Oo TS ones. Even with him casting the illusion, it adds absolutely nothing. Given the massive amount of Oot S on the site, I think throwing in another one that adds absolutely nothing is wholly unnecessary.

 16 videogmer 314, Mon, 27th May '13 1:22:09 AM from that one place Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
[up] Don't judge an image by its source unless the art style makes the image difficult to understand.

That said, the extra panel doesn't really add anything, leaving this as little more than an illustrated page quote.

[up][up]and[up] I can't see how a pic for this page could be anything but "an illustrated page trope" without ceasing to illustrate the trope.

The problem we have here is the universal logical problem that "you can't prove a negative". After all, no matter who we show "not using" a power, it will rely on the viewer knowing beforehand that the hero has that power. But no matter how well-known the hero, we can't rely on the viewer having that foreknowledge.

It would be possible to use two panels, the first showing the hero using a power and the second with him in a situation where that power would be the obvious solution but he's not using it, but that produces its own problems.

Are we willing to go to the amount of trouble required to find and illustrate this trope without using "just an illustrated page trope"? If not, we may have to settle for the OOTs illustration.
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 18 Spark 9, Mon, 27th May '13 4:20:56 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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It's surely at K'UBIS level.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
"Keep Until Better Image Suggested" is about images that are already on the page, isn't it? There is a difference between adding a mediocre image to a page that doesn't have one, and removing a mediocre image from a page leaving it without one.

edited 27th May '13 2:50:18 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 20 Septimus Heap, Mon, 27th May '13 2:55:37 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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True, but a lot of people use the same vote for both things.

I haven't ever seen that. "We should put up a lame image because no one has suggested anything less lame"?! That's preposterous.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 22 Septimus Heap, Mon, 27th May '13 3:10:34 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
"We should put up a lame image because no one has suggested anything less lame" is not what is being suggested here. Rather, "this image is bad, but it would not be pullworthy if it were already up, thus it's better than nothing".

I disagree that it's better than nothing.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 25 Spark 9, Tue, 28th May '13 4:15:01 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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What I mean is simply that if somebody would have put up this image without discussion, a thread to remove it would not be succesful (on grounds of K'UBIS) and therefore this image is acceptable.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
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