Main Human Shield Discussion

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notafraid
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08:11:59 AM Jun 21st 2014
Should we distinguish between the assailant aiming at their opponent, aiming at the hostage, and aiming at both together? The latter was done in Tomorrow Never Dies by Bond.
madgodzulcan
08:53:58 AM Jun 22nd 2014
The trope is not about what the assailant does so it should be fine leaving it as is.
moonshadow
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09:04:20 PM Dec 11th 2011
Is there a trope for situations where the human shield tells the person being shielded against to "take the shot" or "just shoot already"? I think this happens often enough to be a trope, but can't think of what it would be called.
dogman15
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03:47:41 PM Aug 5th 2011
What would be the correct term for this trope in a story with anthropomorphic animals? (Like Star Fox, for example.) Would you say "living shield"?
Schemilix
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01:44:37 PM Mar 9th 2011
Perhaps an alternative title might be 'Meat Shield' a la 8 bit theatre? it's not terrible obscure even if you never read it.
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