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06:42:27 AM Sep 4th 2015
More trope examples that have triggered discussions. Please sort it out here.
  • Informed Ability:
    • Dan Smithson is a psychic empath who can detect Sil...except, of course, for when she pops up right behind him.
      • Then again, without Dan they never would've known that Sil was still alive (they were about to go their separate ways and Sil could've prevented Arden's death from being discovered until much later), and she could've kept on reproducing and killing people, depending on what happened next.
(Seems like a case of "ability works just like the plot demands", not Informed Ability. Possibly there's a different trope for that?)
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Once Sil grows into her adult female form, she openly flaunts her sexuality without much concept of shame or modesty - she definitely needs little encouragement to remove her bra.
    • Ahem, well she didn't have much social contact in the first place. Furthermore, she's trying to reproduce so she would want to entice potential partners.
(If she is showing off her body in order to attract men and then kill them, then maybe she is not actually innocent.)
06:59:34 AM Sep 4th 2015
First is Forgot About His Powers.

Second is Shameless Fanservice Girl. Hence the description actually having the phrase "without shame."
06:17:58 AM Sep 4th 2015
Pulled this conversation. Remember that the trope list is not the place for discussions. It is not clear to me whether there is a real example of Abusive Precursors or whether this is just fan speculation.
  • Abusive Precursors: Given what a pure sample of alien DNA turns into, it's a fair bet that the charitable donors planned Genocide By Supermodel.
    • Although if you wanted to exterminate humanity there are much better ways of doing it. A disease disguised as advanced medical biotechnology would have been a better idea.
      • There are implications that it was Sil's growth and upbringing in a lab as a test subject that made her sociopathic - or even just the inclusion of human DNA itself.
06:26:51 AM Sep 4th 2015
Seems like a case of Neglectful Precursors.

The aliens just didn't think things through. Things only went to hell when humans decided to kill Sil.
06:43:49 AM Sep 4th 2015
I can't help you here because I don't know this movie. If you want to write up an example for Neglectful Precursors, that's great.
07:00:38 AM Sep 4th 2015
Never saw it, either. But from this and wiki, I can whip up an example.
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