Main Dangerously Genre Savvy Discussion

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01:45:32 PM Jun 30th 2016
Awhile ago, we decided Genre Savvy only applies to familiarity with In-Universe fiction. Now that We are applying this to Dangerously Genre Savvy, how are the two tropes different?
08:20:28 PM Jun 30th 2016
Dangerously Genre Savvy is, and always has been, villain focused.
12:22:53 AM Jul 1st 2016
06:15:20 AM Jul 1st 2016
Beats me, honestly.
04:20:17 AM Aug 22nd 2013
As of this writing, the page stands at 403736 characters. Policy is to split pages beyond 400k and some of the folders have gotten considerably large, so I'm splitting those off into subpages.
07:35:14 PM Aug 28th 2012
For the Comic Books section, I think Mammoth Mogul of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics should be included. He is an extremely old super-genius magical mammoth who wants complete control over the planet Mobius. Sonic's efforts to thwart him always work out in the end, sure, but get this: Mogul gives up. He realizes he can never beat Sonic or his team with his plans no matter what. Where's the "Dangerously" in that Genre Savvy, you ask? He gives up establishing his rule of Mobius then in favor of going into hibernation until his foes are dead of old age, therefore leaving him with no opposition later. Can you believe that? He's waiting out the run of the entire story (as it is unlikely to continue very long after Sonic dies of cardiac arrest), thereby avoiding every possible trope and cliche to succeed. How's THAT for Dangerously Genre savvy?

I would do this myself, but I've never edited before and I've noticed that all the other entries have links to like, 5 other tropes that correspond with it. I'm not really well-versed in the tropes associated with this example, so I don't think I should edit the page.
03:22:45 PM Jan 2nd 2011
edited by Dausuul
Removed Xykon and Redcloak. Both are Genre Savvy, but neither one is Dangerously so; they lampshade genre conventions rather than subverting them, and Xykon in fact appears to be Contractually Genre Blind. (Tarquin, on the other hand, is the living incarnation of this trope.)
02:47:18 PM Dec 29th 2010
For the purposes of history, this was changed to this recently.
05:57:01 PM Dec 30th 2010
edited by Technogeek
Let's see. That comic was posted at 6:40 PM Eastern time on December 28th, judging from the OotS forums. Three hours later, it had been added as the image for this trope.

Yeah, that sounds about right.
11:23:14 AM May 6th 2010
Can a hero be Dangerously Genre Savvy?
08:48:14 PM Aug 9th 2010
Of course! It's just that being Dangerously Genre Savvy has a tendency to be underhanded, so it's mostly the realm of Villains. But yes, it's very possible! Sherlock Holmes is one!
11:47:03 AM Aug 10th 2010
Can we add the first panel of this strip as an illustration for this page?
12:59:00 PM Aug 10th 2010
No. Too spoilerific, and the image does nothing that the text doesn't do just as well.
04:04:43 AM Jan 18th 2013
No. Dangerously Genre Savvy is a villain trope. Characters can exploit being Genre Savvy without falling under it.
04:40:48 PM May 2nd 2015
It feels unfair that only villains get get dangerously genre savvy. Why can't heroes or not-villains be?
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