I'm bringing this here because there is some question about whether or not it is objective. I happen to think that as written, it has elements of subjectivity, but that we can fix it to make it objective.
started on the "Pages that need the YMMV" thread.
To repeat what I said there:
The laconic is "Undesired quality is useful." If we were to redo the trope to focus on how characters are able to find In-Universe
advantages to things that are generally considered undesirable (like having a curse placed on you), that would be objective.
At first I thought that is what this trope was, especially based on the name and how I sometimes see it used on other pages, but then once I read the excessively long description it does seem like the definition focuses on characters moaning about things that the reader might find awesome (like immortality) which isn't entirely objective.
says that "Cursed with Awesome
is when you have a relatively sucky power, but it gets you good advantages." This might also reflect the way it is being used at times.
However I would say that having a "relatively sucky power" isn't exactly the same thing as having an undesirable quality. Bit of a difference from being gain advantages from being cursed into a wolf by a witch and having a super power that isn't as cool as the other folks on your super hero team.
edited 16th Apr '14 5:34:18 AM by Catbert