Main Must Make Amends Discussion

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02:32:56 AM Oct 7th 2014
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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.
10:21:38 AM Oct 7th 2014
I am not sure if that distinction is of storytelling importance.
10:14:16 PM Jan 26th 2014
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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.
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