That's not what I'm reading from this. Granted, Defeat With Grace should
be redirected to Graceful Loser
, but this and Well Played
are not an acknowledgement of the match but the acknowledgement of a point
. What saves that
from being The Same But Less
is that "Well Played
" is at least half the time followed up by "Now I shall have to use my full strength against you!
In essence: With Graceful Loser
, the argument has been won/lost. This Trope is about the acknowledgement of a setback or reversal, usually momentary, though Graceful Loser
EDIT: I found a quote that I feel adequately expresses the difference. In this passage from the X-Wing Series
, one of Wedge Antilles' squadmates is facing a Court Martial and the Prosecuting Counsel has him on the witness stand. He had just answered a question in a way that did not divulge any of his direct beliefs.
[Counselor Halla Ettyk] smiled slightly and gave him a slight nod. Wedge felt it was the sort of salute one pilot might toss another for a good shot - the type that came with the promise of destruction on the next pass.
By the end of his testimony, the aggressive line of questioning that Counselor Ettyk pursued had Wedge feeling like he had let his squadmate down. Ettyk did not concede, rather she gained some tactical ground in the trial, however small.
edited 13th Aug '13 12:23:34 AM by DonaldthePotholer