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01:58:35 PM Jul 26th 2013
Okay, it seems like whatever examples there are of Exploited Trope tend to demonstrate the exploiter as being a Manipulative Bastard to the exploitee, in one way or another. It may have to do with the negative connotations of 'exploiting', but keep in mind the character exploiting a trope need not be a Manipulative Bastard, but merely Genre Savvy. In fact, a character could both exploit a trope that they themselves might have. A Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder could exploit their best friend's weirdness in a way similar to Genius Ditz or Enforced Method Acting, but without taking advantage of them outright.
08:14:59 AM Jan 6th 2017
As the name implies, with "Exploited Trope", the exploitee is a trope, not a person.
10:02:49 PM Jul 16th 2013
I noticed that under Playing Withs this is the most "???'d" line. Is this one still new?
08:51:17 PM Jul 22nd 2013
Maybe we need more Genre Savvy people here?
05:37:37 AM Jun 3rd 2011
edited by SonicLover
Is this seriously getting dumped on the cutlist again?

Note that it has a whopping forty wicks. It's a Trope Trope, so it doesn't need a lot of examples. Also, it's not "Genre Savvy with a different name"; it's more accurately a subtrope thereof.
05:42:37 AM Dec 5th 2010
Hylarn was the one who cutlisted this trope, right? Well, I don't think he had a good reason for it. It's a Trope Trope, so the number of examples doesn't really matter that much.
11:52:15 AM Dec 5th 2010
The nebulous description does matter, and the super low number of wicks suggests it's not done often.
12:24:22 PM Dec 5th 2010
The low number of wicks is just because it's relatively new, and I don't see how the description is nebulous.
12:31:32 PM Dec 5th 2010
Also, I quote from the cutlist page:
By the way, folks, this is the cutlist, not the "Needs More Work" list. Listing an article here should mean "We give up. This one can't be saved."
A less-than-ideal description and a low number of wicks are both fixable things. If it can be fixed, fix it, don't scrap it.
04:49:10 PM Oct 10th 2010
I fixed the description, but um... you didn't get actual show examples before launching? That's a prime way to get this on the Cut List.
07:36:22 PM Nov 27th 2010
It got examples

03:08:38 PM Nov 28th 2010
This isn't that kind of trope. It's not supposed to have examples, it's just meant to be played with.
05:36:23 PM Oct 9th 2010
Okay, there are a lot of Playing With Wiki entries and it'll take quite a while to add the Exploited line to all of them. I've already added it to the template page. Back on the YKTTW I suggested using a script to add a blank Exploited line to each and every one, then edit in the exceptions manually. The line goes right between Parodied and Deconstructed (that's where I put it).
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