Main Heart Is An Awesome Power Discussion

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04:51:38 PM Dec 1st 2013
I am looking for a trope to describe certain situation but can't seem to find it. Does anybody know if there is (and what's it's name) a trope about geniuine weakness that becomes useful thanks to another weakness?
05:47:19 PM Apr 19th 2013
Adding this to real life:

  • For similar reasons, bassists. They are often ignored, but rock songs often sound flat and lifeless without bass.
10:03:51 PM Apr 19th 2013
Baritone/Euphoniums are underutilized. That is all.
03:01:04 PM Jun 22nd 2012
The page image gets annoying when Fridge Logic kicks in and you realize that Cthulhu is not even an aquatic creature, nor does he technically live in the ocean. He's an alien being with incredible power and he's just sealed away in the sunken city of R'lyeh.
05:12:23 PM Jun 29th 2012
Instead, they should show that scene from that Carebears movie (you know the one I'm talking about) and in caps below say "TASTE THE RAINBOW, MOTHERFUCKER!"
12:25:49 AM Jun 30th 2012
Take that to the Image Pickin' forum, and please provide a link to the scene/screenshot you mean because not everyone does know what you're talking about.
09:45:39 PM Jun 20th 2012
I feel I should point out, as basically trope namer, may want to add more on ma-ti here.

I seem to remember certain things about it, like:

at least once, ma-ti used it on a human to instantly change his mind. dude went from scoffing at his change begging, then after a ring blast turned around, smiled and dropped money.

in the ep with those special gauntlets that where more powerful versions of the rings, it was said flat out ma-ti's power would allow him to literally make people do whatever he wants.

ma-ti could likely do MUCH more with heart power, if he wasn't so gentle and against forcing others.
03:47:38 PM Jun 19th 2012
I've noticed a handful of examples of this trope that seem to ignore the actual meaning of the trope in favor of a literal interpretation.
10:48:42 AM Oct 4th 2012
You're right, but I don't know enough about the works in question to tell whether they qualify as the actual trope or not.
10:12:44 AM May 2nd 2012
Wondering if all the "works on blood too" powers should be fused into another example. There's quite a few, so it appears to be a pretty common counter-trope.
09:08:44 AM Mar 31st 2011
What does the Dancing Bears trope have to do with anything about Aquaman's 'heart' being an awesome power?
10:49:21 PM May 2nd 2010
sauce on the pic
08:22:14 AM Mar 7th 2010
Ok, guys, what was wrong with the original picture?
11:32:13 AM Apr 4th 2010
It wasn't really illustrative of the concept. Mola Ram has nothing to do with Heart, except in the literal sense.

Aquaman commanding Cthulu, on the other hand, is perhaps the Most Triumphant Example of this trope at work.

Besides, the Mola Ram picture's still on the Beat Still, My Heart page, so what's the problem?
09:15:54 PM May 12th 2012
Anyone know the source / artist of the Aquaman riding Cthulhu image? - - - Also, is it normal for a spellchecker to have "Cthulhu" as one of it's default words? I find it really disturbing.
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