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02:11:09 PM May 4th 2012
edited by illegalcheese
Renaissance Men have typically displayed exceeding skill or mastery in many of the arts they have knowledge in. While the trope codifier entry near the bottom of the description does imply a Master of None mentality, the fact of the matter was that it was closer to Master of All than anything else (as the Jack-of-All-Trades description mentions).

As such, I don't think Master of None should be mentioned in the picture caption, as that seems to imply that this trope is a combination of Jack-of-All-Trades/Jack of All Stats and Master of None. When in fact it's something quite different, bringing with it a set of historical and societal connotations that neither of those tropes have.
08:41:14 AM Mar 29th 2011
Cut out this:

  • Arguably Rapunzel in Tangled. Her "I Want" Song "When Will My Life Begin?" is largely a List Song of the hobbies she's taken up to fill her time living in the tower, including reading, painting, cooking, sewing, chess, and a number of other things.

Sorry, but unless you can list at least two sciences, it doesn't count. (Didn't see the movie.)
02:07:32 PM May 4th 2012
Why is that a rule? And cooking is a science, and painting is an advanced academic field, which Rapunzel demonstrably excels at. Her textile work is also very advanced for someone who is technically not a professional.
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