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1810072342
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02:27:57 PM Jun 7th 2013
Should we have some sort of constant to be added onto the end score for 'disliked/flat-out hated by the fanbase'? That would affect the decision to bring them back, I imagine.
Telcontar
01:10:30 AM Jun 8th 2013
The Scrappy is a page about that. It might fit as a thing here, yeah. There's currently a Trope Repair Shop thread about it, however, so I'd wait until that's resolved before adding it.
Stoogebie
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08:56:03 AM Aug 2nd 2012
edited by Stoogebie
What if a character scores about a 3-4, but they're revived via cloning, or some artificial means, and have all the memories of the original character implanted into them? How many liberties can I get away with before it totally breaks the Willing Suspension of Disbelief of the audience?
Earnest
02:33:37 PM Nov 22nd 2012
Well, cloning is can be pretty bad that way. You can get away with it if you deconstruct it a bit: what does it mean for this character, personally, to be a clone? Do they suffer Cloning Blues? What if, despite the memory upload, their emotional maturity has to be relearned? Will the existence of cloning tech make him (and others) paranoid and clone-o-phobic?

Basically, does the cloning mean that this character now has free reign to feel Immortal and unkillable, or is it limited in some shape, way or form that makes death still a factor, or at least an inconvenience? Lastly, what is the condition necessary for a permanent death (or defeat) and how likely is it to happen? As long as they aren't consequence free you should be good.
Erda
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11:35:26 PM Apr 7th 2011
Shouldn't there also be a category about genre? Obviously, a character in a science-fictional or fantastical universe has much better chances at coming back from the dead than someone in realistic fiction.

Even within sci-fi, the hardness of the sci-fi can make a huge difference.
Archereon
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05:09:50 AM Nov 15th 2010
Should a sacrifice that is retroactively rendered a Senseless Sacrifice (ex: A guy seemingly sacrifices himself to kill the Big Bad, who, through Joker Immunity, gets better really fast) be rated lower on the scale than an ordinary Heroic Sacrifice?
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