Misused: Game Breaking Injury get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 28th Jul 2014 11:59:00 PM
Furthermore, because the description had "such a nicely written introduction," the tropers involved in the discussion didn't bother to check any of the examples (Sorry, one guy did, but he seems to have been largely ignored by everyone else). Thing is, barely any examples fit the overly narrow definition. I say "barely any" instead of "none" because some examples don't have enough context for me to be able to say for sure, and because there is just one example concerning The Undertaker that actually fits. The last discussion differentiated this trope from You Can Barely Stand like so:
- Game-Breaking Injury: An injury that shifts the tide of a battle, making winning much harder for the sufferer. Usually kicks in only after some time, and always is inflicted before the battle. *My additions, inserted to add to clarity, are in bold.
- You Can Barely Stand: They keep on fighting despite the incapacitation.
edited 26th May '14 7:33:17 PM by Erivale
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: You hit something hard enough to take it out, or something, but you also cripple yourself in the process
- Career-Ending Injury: A guy has taken an injury so bad that he's permanently out of the running for whatever he's doing. (most of the examples on the page involve the person taking said injury during a battle that they went into perfectly healthy)
- Crippling the Competition: A guy goes into battle with a disadvantageous wound because his opponents deliberately damaged his abilities beforehand. Edit: Or possibly the opponents deliberately cripple him during the fight as a battle tactic to make the rest of the fight easier. The trope description isn't very specific on when the crippling happens.
- You Can Barely Stand: A guy who is seriously wounded, exhausted, or disadvantaged in some way comes face to face with an enemy, but fights even when he shouldn't be able to.
- Game-Breaking Injury: A guy goes into the fight and kicks ass, and at the last moment before delivering the finishing blow, suddenly becomes effected by a wound he took beforehand, and which had never bothered him before, but which will go on to put him at a significant disadvantage for the rest of the fight. There is only one example of this definition (about The Undertaker) in the list.
It should be noted that Game-Breaking Injury is referenced in the descriptions for both Crippling the Competition and Career-Ending Injury, and judging by the contexts in both articles, this aforementioned definition appears to be the definition they're using.
edited 15th Jun '14 7:31:37 AM by Erivale
edited 20th Jun '14 1:50:59 PM by IndirectActiveTransport
edited 22nd Jun '14 9:35:01 PM by Erivale
You need to Get Known to get one of those.