The President's Daughter or Living MacGuffin specifically? From the description alone it basically sounds like a Living MacGuffin except that its a young child. Perhaps this trope should be merged? Or Cut?
I'm not seeing any distinction here, no.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
A Wizard boyThis came up in the Trope Description Improvement Drive. I would just dump this article.
No, the other one.It looks like a mystical version of The President's Daughter. Which is a distinction I don't see a reason for making. Move examples, cut page?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
The description looks exactly like The President's Daughter. I support cut and merge.
Yeah, cut and merge.
PiffyCut and merge.
Because underscores break everything: Working link to my Troper page
There are only 38 wicks. We could change them all without having to make a redirect.
Dragon WriterAs names go The President's Daughter is definitely one of those that I will never respect, because it's named directly after only one version of itself, when the actual definition is cosmetically broader.
edited 28th May '13 5:44:31 PM by Stratadrake
Oh, here's the difference: The President's Daughter is always female. Holy Child is not.
edited 28th May '13 7:13:06 PM by Rethkir
No, the other one.It's in the lump of "women and children". Someone innocent who needs protecting. I'd support a rename of The President's Daughter if that trope had significant misuse.
Dragon WriterIMHO a Holy Child is much more of a "thing" than The President's Daughter. TPD isn't desirable for who they are, but instead used to manipulate the ones responsible over them. HC can go either way — they might actually have powers or value beyond their connections.
edited 28th May '13 7:10:37 PM by Stratadrake
No, the other one.I can see a difference between one being important for what they are and possibly what powers they have, and the other for what connections they have. I don't think the descriptions support that, though.
Dragon WriterThere's also that a Holy Child is also frequently a Chosen One of some flavor. No such thing with TPD.
Holy Child is basically someone who is sought after because of what they are? Don't we already have a trope for that?
A Wizard boyMacGuffin Girl, but only ignoring the "transformation" bit.
A Wizard boyThat for me looks more like a person that is physically searched, not like a MacGuffin.
A Wizard boyI do not think we have consensus here, but I can't check as the connection keeps crawling.
I oppose merging this. Is anyone going to suggest doing something with this page that isn't merging and purging?
A Wizard boyWell, for one thing, you may propose something yourself instead of demanding it from us. I may recommit for keeping this, but I would have to analyze a bit further.
edited 23rd Jun '13 10:14:46 AM by SeptimusHeap
I don't have a change to propose, but it wasn't me who said this page "Needs Help."
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