Characters Tiny Toon Adventures Discussion

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05:33:21 PM Oct 16th 2012
edited by TokoWH
Does the Berserk Button trope under Fifis character page really fit? I mean, beserk button is suppose to be a reacurring gag of sorts about a certain word/phrase/action that sends a character in to a fit of rage. Not only did both of those things happen in only one short/moive, they were more straw that broke the camels back kind of things with Elmyra continuing to insist Fifi was when she wasn't and Johnny being a general a** towards her, which is not what the berserk button trope is about, Trope Decay be damned.

Edit: Infact, he's the exact qoute from the Square Peg, Round Trope describing berserk button.

"Berserk Button - It isn't a hot button issue- it isn't something that annoyed someone when they were in a bad mood, it isn't something done until the person snaps, it isn't a laundry list of things that annoy them nor is it something that would make a hostile response an entirely reasonable reaction. The first one goes under Soap Box Sadie, the second and third ones describe the straw that broke the camel's back, the fourth one is Hair-Trigger Temper, and the last one isn't a trope. The last one generally is misapplied to when a character starts getting much more on edge when their family is threatened- in order for the trope to come under effect they have to be pushed beyond all reason. If it really is a radical change, but they are still reasonable it could fall under Let's Get Dangerous!."
12:43:40 PM Sep 15th 2011
edited by HeroicJay
How can we even justify Lightning Rodriguez on the character page if What Could Have Been has been rendered not-a-trope? Other than blink-and-you'll-miss-'em cameos in two early episodes, he never appeared and was never mentioned on the show by name. I can't even give him the "One-Scene Wonder" trope. ("Zero Scene Wonder?")
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