What's Happening

Troperville

Tools

collapse/expand topics ykttw archive back to Main/MustMakeAmends

 

Kanten
topic
02:32:56 AM Oct 7th 2014
edited by 98.222.4.161
So...what exactly is this trope supposed to be anymore? The description specifically notes that the core concept is to undo the mistake, but the current name has basically made it nearly a duplicate of The Atoner.

The term "amends" refers to compensating for previous damages, not literally undoing them as the definition is stating. If that is truly the definition of the trope, the name is incredibly unfitting and just confuses the actual trope.
SeptimusHeap
moderator
10:21:38 AM Oct 7th 2014
I am not sure if that distinction is of storytelling importance.
NoriMori
topic
10:14:16 PM Jan 26th 2014
edited by 24.150.102.157
Does this trope only apply when the mistake or misdeed in question is truly the person's own fault? Or can it be something that they only feel is their fault, or simply feel so bad about that they feel a need to make amends even if it wasn't their fault in the first place? For instance, a friend of yours being abused without your knowledge; and when you find out you feel horrible about letting it happen even though you didn't know, and feel a need to make it up to them. Can this apply to that kind of situation? And if not...is there a trope for that? Edit: Nevermind. I realized this would be My Greatest Failure. Hurr durr.
Prfnoff
topic
06:20:16 AM Apr 16th 2013
Not quite enough context for this example:

  • The Prince of Persia in four games technically three since he basically let Aruman (I think that was his name) go in the end
ykttw archive back to Main/MustMakeAmends

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy