Whoo. I knew this one would come up eventually. I think this was either the first or second trope I ever wrote up, like three years ago, back when a name didn't have to make perfect (or even much) sense, so long as it still somewhat fit the trope. Originally, it was supposed to be about wins in fighting games being considered "knock outs", even when characters are using broadswords
or hurling ki-blasts
or turning into animals and mauling eachother
-times when it didn't make any logical sense for the other character to only be unconscious. Over time, it seems to have mutated into some strange combination of that, That Last Battle Didnt Count
, and weapons not being as lethal as they should be in other genres as well.
The reason for the original name, to be completely honest, had nothing to do with Rurouni Kenshin
- I never watched the show and didn't have it in mind when I came up with the trope- I'd just thought that the weapons blades being on the wrong side worked as a funny sort of explanation for why this makes sense. As for "Non Killing Weapons
", that was the only other suggestion for a name I got, so I took it and made it a redirect.
As much sentimental value this trope's name has to me, I'm all for a rename.
edited 7th Sep '10 9:37:56 PM by Wulf
They lost me. Forgot me. Made you from parts of me. If you're the One, my father's son, what am I supposed to be?