Main Discredited Trope Discussion

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07:49:19 PM Nov 12th 2015
I think Totally Radical shouldn't be here. It's the unintentional invocation of discredited slang.

Yes, people are aware that they should avoid this... the thing is that avoiding it all the time will be impossible for all writers of all works.

This is one trope that I think isn't going away, as it can't really go away.
04:46:13 AM May 12th 2015
edited by jbillones
Star Trek Movie Curse should not be Discredited, as the _Galaxy Quest_ modification has held firm through both reboot films.
11:18:38 AM Apr 10th 2014
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Truth in Television example confusion watchlist (will add examples which appear to me to be on here because they are not Truth in Television, instead of being discredited):

Black Helicopter

Bermuda Triangle

I Broke a Nail

Cement Shoes
10:33:33 AM Oct 17th 2012
edited by VictorDamazio
I want to add this paragraph to the description:

"Sometimes, a trope is only discredited in specific kinds of media, but is accepted in others, due to a different audience or a different structure"

Example: Not Allowed to Grow Up, accepted in animations, comics and games, discredited in live-action media.
05:31:26 AM Oct 2nd 2012
Henpecked Husband is discredited because men can get divorced? What? This is a highly unrealistic and ignorant comment. Divorce typically means ruination for men, even if they initiate it and can prove the abusive nature of their spouses.
07:18:24 AM Aug 7th 2012
Why is Celibate Hero listed? I've seen a lot of media (at least a few, anyway) where the main character doesn't get involved in a relationship of any kind, either because Love Is a Weakness or just the outright possibility they're asexual. How is it a cliche?
09:37:31 PM Aug 27th 2012
Because celibacy is viewed as prudish. And no one likes a prude.
03:12:31 PM Oct 16th 2011
Diablo 3 is not a good example for "Real is Brown". Real is brown is where realistic games have oddly desaturated/browned-out colours. While Uncharted is a good example of a game having a full colour pallet and being realistic, Diablo 3's graphics are cartoonish, chunky and intentionally unrealistic, similar to Super Mario Galaxy or World of Warcraft

Mirrors edge would be a better example, being brightly colourful but realistic
07:52:47 AM Oct 22nd 2010
Shouldn't "The Chosen One" be on here?
04:40:33 AM Oct 29th 2010
People still use it. Sometimes they even do it in an interesting fashion. It's too broad a trope to be discredited.

And Ethnic Scrappy shouldn't be on here, as much as we'd like it to be.
11:57:57 PM Jul 20th 2011
"The Chosen One" is a lot more alive and well then the cut and paste note. I mean how many CSI episodes do you see white a cut and paste note? I've never seen one and I imagine if they did one in an episode they'd get a mountain of information and have dialog about how lousy a way it is to send a message in this day and age.
01:52:10 PM Jul 12th 2010
Why is "ANYTHING related to Santa Claus" listed?
12:14:41 PM Oct 19th 2010
I don't know. I moved it to Undead Horse Trope, because many tropes relating to Santa Claus still see active use every December, and not just in older works. And yes, these tropes have been parodied and subverted dozens of times, but they're not entirely discredited. So they belonged there instead on this list.
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