Ambiguous Name (Titles Crowner 7/6): Sic Em get usage counts

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26 SeptimusHeap31st Aug 2013 07:19:23 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Needs more votes.
12 yes and 1 no for Villain Ordering Shot. I think Villain Order Scene would make more sense.

edited 3rd Oct '13 6:56:57 PM by MikuruFan

28 Odd15th Oct 2013 12:29:46 AM from Nowhere Land , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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Honestly, neither of those names are comprehensible to me whatsoever, but I can't think of anything right now.

In the meantime, should we repurpose this name into a Stock Phrase page? Could be useful, considering the ubiquity of the phrase in media.
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29 SeptimusHeap5th Oct 2013 01:23:03 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I do not think that we can make pages for stock phrases under policy.
30 Odd15th Oct 2013 04:49:07 PM from Nowhere Land , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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As of mid-2011, No New Stock Phrases may be created.
Hm. I disagree with the policy, but fine, if that's that, that's that.
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I did think against it too, the site being called Television Tropes & Idioms, but seeing how many Stock Phrases were just created because they appeared in multiple works did come off as chairsy to me.
32 Odd15th Oct 2013 04:56:35 PM from Nowhere Land , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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I mean, if it were up to me, they would just be simple, example-free pages to discuss the phrase's meaning and origins, but I suppose this is neither the time nor place to be discussing that, is it?
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Agreed.

edited 5th Oct '13 4:59:26 PM by MikuruFan

34 Willbyr25th Oct 2013 10:30:36 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Giving this a bump...the leader has consensus to call, but it feels really clunky to me and sounds like the villain's asking for tequila.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
"Ordering" seems to be the word that bothers me, but makes the name passable for everyone else. At 13:2
36 SeptimusHeap25th Oct 2013 11:34:02 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
37 Fighteer25th Oct 2013 11:49:20 AM from the Time Vortex , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
My problems with "Villain Ordering Shot":

1. The word "shot". This is a scene, not a single image the camera is focusing on.

2. The lack of an object. "Order" is a transitive verb; you wouldn't use the sentence "The villain orders." (Unless you're talking about placing an order in a restaurant.)

Dispatching The Minions Scene?

edited 28th Oct '13 8:13:52 PM by MonaNaito

39 Cider4th Nov 2013 12:28:19 PM from Not New York , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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The Star Successor example is correct by the way, might need more elaboration if the trope is renamed though.
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40 SeptimusHeap15th Nov 2013 06:41:59 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump!

All else in red.
41 Odd117th Nov 2013 06:37:21 PM from Nowhere Land , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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I honestly don't like any of the name suggestions, but I can't think of anything better myself. I think the current name is relatively clear (at least, clearer than the suggestions; I don't know what "Villain Ordering Shot" is supposed to imply—a villain goes to a bar and orders a shot of whiskey?), but not much that can be done about that I suppose. I can't think of a way to shorten "Villain Orders His Henchmen To Kill The Hero".
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42 Willbyr18th Nov 2013 06:08:54 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Since this was pretty much deadlocked, I've hooked a runoff crowner between the two options that were in the green.
43 SeptimusHeap18th Dec 2013 12:38:16 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Votes bump!

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44 Larkmarn18th Dec 2013 07:25:16 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I really don't like Sic Em Scene. Still sounds like the villain (well, not even the villain. Someone) is siccing something on someone else while there.

It just seems very weird to use "Sic 'em" unless the person is actually there. Which is part of the reason this was misused in the first place.
45 SeptimusHeap18th Jan 2014 12:59:20 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Another votes bump.
46 ShanghaiSlave18th Jan 2014 06:26:42 AM from YKTTW , Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
... Sic Sic 'em in the name, getting the "Sic 'em right here right now" vibe on it too.
how about Murder Mission For A Mook or Hero Annihilation Order Scene (damn that's long...) or Slay The Hero Order Scene?

edited 18th Jan '14 6:27:12 AM by ShanghaiSlave

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I think shortening it to just Slay The Hero Scene would be better in that case. What do you guys think about Stop The Hero For Me or Slay The Hero For Me? Or if that's too stock-phrasey maybe Send Out The Mooks? If the last one doesn't specify enough that it's after they've already been defeated once, Mook Resending Scene could also work.

edited 9th Feb '14 6:30:55 AM by Druplesnubb

48 XFllo18th Mar 2014 06:45:22 AM from Prague , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
I kinda like one of the new suggestions — Murder Mission for a Mook. It expresses well several aspects — the big bad wants somebody of his minions to get the hero and the fact that the hero is not right in the scene when the order is given.
49 Willbyr18th Mar 2014 08:05:40 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Mook's Murder Mission?

edited 18th Mar '14 8:05:53 AM by Willbyr

50 StarSword18th Mar 2014 03:19:11 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
[up]Hey, that ain't bad.

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.
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