Main Good Powers Bad People Discussion

Collapse/Expand Topics
 

Peteman
Topic
07:05:22 AM May 11th 2018
Not wanting to engage in an Edit War, my addition of Rose Quartz to this is because she is seen as a murderous traitor by her opponents, and as such, I would argue that the trope is Played With. While we the viewers can see her as a good person, it's not an unreasonable assumption that her in-universe enemies might view her an eco-terrorist who committed high treason.
PurpleElement
09:29:06 AM May 11th 2018
The entry in question: .,.,.,.,.,.,.,., * Steven Universe: Played with with Rose Quartz. She has healing powers and a Green Thumb, but from Homeworld's perspective, she's the greatest traitor in Gemkind's history, having brutally murdered her own Diamond, an act by Gem standards comparable to killing one's own mother, queen and arguably goddess at the same time. Later revelations would clear her of the act, but would still paint her as being dangerously naive and horribly irresponsible..,.,.,.,.,and my opinion; while I have not seen this series, it sounds acceptable to leave it in.
VandalHeartX
Topic
12:55:24 AM Oct 24th 2012
edited by VandalHeartX
This is kind of obscure, and I don't even remember it very well, but maybe someone else will.

There was a MUD game - I think Gemstone or something like that - where one of the classes was Empath, which was an Empathic Healer. The basic idea was that you could take wounds from other characters into yourself and then heal your own wounds (there were no healing spells). One side effect was that Empaths who dealt damage in combat received exact copies of the wounds they caused on their bodies, meaning that they weren't all that useful in a fight.

There was a story that was All There in the Manual about an Empath who went insane and developed a plague to try and wipe out the world. Her origin story concerned her birth, which recounted that she was born without holes in her head where there were supposed to be holes. No mouth, no seperation of the eyelids, no nostrils, and I think no ears, too. The Empath midwife who assisted in her birth had to create these openings with a knife, and this being a fantasy setting, there was no plastic surgery. I guess her head just looked like all the edges were scar tissue.

Does this ring any bells with anyone? And does it apply to this trope?
MikeRosoft
Topic
05:14:23 AM Feb 18th 2012
Removed: Basically, so what? I don't think that player actions really count.
Collapse/Expand Topics
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/remarks.php?trope=Main.GoodPowersBadPeople