Wow, that description is pretty terrible.
I supported it in the YKTTW
, but I expected to original creator to write a better description.
A rename would be nonsense, the trope originates from the term.
I don't see why should we cut it with the reasoning that it's only used in a certain demographic. I would understand this reasoning for a rename, when a niche name makes it too inaccessible, but why not categorize niche tropes at all?
With the same reasoning, we could cut Mary Sue
, because it is only recognized by fanfic reader and writer niche, or Capture the Flag
, that only gamers recognize as a trope.
Yes, I exaggerated, but that's the point: We are not supposed to be selective solely on the basis that "nah, the audience for that trope is too small, we don't need it", especially when otherwise it has enough examples.
Cutting the examples.... Well, I don't see any misuse in the ones I'm familiar with, and no Trope Decay
, but even if its list gets cut, a dozen from the best examples should be kept, just to demonstrate the text.
It's not one of those tropes where the examples list causes any problem, like flamewars or natter, so why would we be better off without it?
edited 1st Sep '10 2:15:19 PM by Superior