Main Suicidal Overconfidence Discussion

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12:25:35 AM Jul 30th 2013
Just out of curiosity, would references to this trope in media be allowed on this page? The particular example I have in mind is Ernest Adams of The Designer's Notebook referring to this trope in some of his columns; "Preventing the Downward Spiral" comes to mind.
09:48:59 AM Mar 19th 2013
edited by Telcontar
Any chance we can use [1] as a page image?

(Edited to link image instead of attempted embedding. -Tel)
11:35:42 AM Mar 19th 2013
Demotivators aren't allowed as page images, sorry. If you can come up with a version that will work whilst not invoking that meme (or if you think just cropping out the picture is clear enough), please do take your suggestion to the Image Pickin' forum.
10:10:52 AM Dec 8th 2011
So, if this is an AI trope, what would be the trope to use for a character who has suicidal overconfidence as a character trait?
12:27:27 PM Feb 23rd 2012
Attack! Attack! Attack!, supposedly. However that only applies as far combat and offense. I don't think there's a trope where a character is insanely overconfident of his abilities, to the extent where he endangers himself. That's the sense in which Suicidal Overconfidence is commonly misused.
08:47:21 AM Aug 5th 2010
I read the bit about pokemon and how Diamond and Peal implies that the wild pokemon attack because they want to be trained and are trying to impress you. I Want to add "That...That's actually kind of touching." but would that be too much like a discussion in the examples?
10:07:26 AM Aug 5th 2010
Correct, it would. Articles need to look like they've been written by one person all the way through, and comments like that are better here or on the forum.

Can I just say by the way, very many thanks for actually asking first before just adding it! Well done!
06:35:30 AM Aug 4th 2010
Is there any reason why this and Attack! Attack! Attack! are separate tropes? This seems to be the same thing but for videogames, and aren't we trying to avoid "Like X but Y" tropes?
08:06:38 PM Feb 23rd 2011
This is specifically for the AI in video games, characters that actually Attack Attack Attack as a personality trait should not be listed as examples.

Example of Attack Attack Attack - In an RPG, you're a level 60 badass and then an obviously weak NPC says something like 'I know you killed my superior, but I think that was just a fluke. NOW I ATTACK YOU!'

Example of Suicidal Overconfidence - You are a level 60 badass and some level 5 NPC attacks you with no in-story explanation.
07:53:51 AM Mar 1st 2011
But does that really require two seperate articles? (Not OP, btw)
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