Stock Phrase as a title, which isn't necessarily bad, except that the stock phrase doesn't correspond to the trope. The stock phrase makes it sound like someone is sicking their pet/The Dragon on an enemy who is right in front of them right now, in a "Get them, you fools!"-type moment. The trope is actually about a cutaway to a villain ordering his minions to eventually take down the hero. There is some misuse in the related articles. Not that many, but then again, there are very few wicks in general.
Action Adventure Tropes: Correct
Avenger: Seems to be correct
Fan Fiction: Incorrect
Knight and Day: No context
Moonraker: Not sure. Given the entry to Animal Assassin, could be incorrect. But the dialog seems like it's correct.
Paper Mario 64: Correct
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door: No context
All the Red vs. Blue examples: Incorrect
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor: Looks correct.
The Spy Who Loved Me: Same as Moonraker, probably correct
Top Secret: Seems incorrect
You Have Failed Me: Correct
You Only Live Twice: Same as the other Bond examples, just dialog. However, this time it seems a lot more like a villain going "Get him!" while Bond is there.
So 5/18 are definitely wrong, 2/18 have zero context, 5/18 are unclear. Leaving only 6/18 definitely correct wicks.
I have no clue where the name comes from, but I've seen this trope a million times. I'd really like to rename this. This name makes absolutely no sense to me. Like You Make Me Sic? It should be called something like, Ill Get You Yet Hero.
Wiktionary: sic (verb)
If I'm reading the page description right, it's supposed to be a scene of the Big Bad telling some Mooks to, well, "go sic 'em" (like ordering a dog to attack someone, hence the name), with added irony of it occuring right after previous Mooks were just defeated.
Not a great definition for the name.
The name is way too specific. (Or the description sucks.) This trope is about the scene at the end of an episode where the Big BadEvil Overlord witnesses the hero's victory from his lair, then vows to get him next week, laughing manically along with dramatic music as the scene cuts to black for the credits to role. (At least, that's what the first paragraph leads me to believe.) May or (most likely) may not involve him sending more minions out to get the hero.
Sic 'em sounds like an entirely different trope, like when a boss mook tells other mooks to beat up the hero. The more I think about this name, the more I hate it.
I actually like the Sic 'em in the name, as it's at least easy to remember and would be something to naturally search from. I think you just something to reenforce that its' about the cutaway rather than the villains order(which is probably to common to count as a trope).
Sic Em Scene?
Sic Em Cut?
Sic Em More?
That's exactly what I meant. It's the quick transition from one scene to a contrary one, not the scene itself, that's the point. To pick the image there as an example, the cold scene itself isn't the trope, and that's what the trope of this topic is. It's a short scene, not a cut.
The important part is that it's a separate scene from the heroes. That's the part that is most misused, so I think having "cut" in the name would be the best thing to prevent that misuse, even if it's not always a cut.
Is there a straight villian cut trope? (i.e. where you see what the villian is doing, even though the story isn't generally told from their perspective). Actually, that's probably to common. This seems to be that combined with a very specific order.
Alternative Titles: Sic Em Runoff
18th Nov '13 6:07:41 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.