Main Wronski Feint Discussion

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gibberingtroper
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10:15:29 AM Mar 5th 2010
gibberingtroper: It just seems wrong to name this after something from Harry Potter. This is a trope built up over decades, present in movies about fighter pilots and their space borne equivalents; so we've named it after a maneuver used in a game that is basically polo on flying brooms. Really? Is that really what we're going to do?
Whitewings
05:22:47 PM Apr 13th 2010
This was the subject of a long discussion which is still in the archives. The short version is that nobody has yet proposed a better name.
IlGreven
06:21:21 PM May 24th 2010
I would say that this should probably be split into its component tropes: The Canyon Run, the Suicide Dive, and the Missile Return. Or thereabouts.
deadguy
03:02:35 AM Aug 30th 2012
I don't care that it's named after a Harry Potter move, but it's a really obscure name that only the most dedicated of Harry Potter fans would ever be able to connect to its description. Maybe "flying feint" or "destruction by dodging".
Larkmarn
11:31:56 PM Dec 24th 2012
I am RIDICULOUSLY late to the party, but I agree with the name thing.

Less so for being named after a recent work, and more because it... doesn't fit that well. As the description states, the Wronski Feint is basically tricking your opponent into thinking something is there, but isn't. The VAST majority of examples ignore that part altogether, just being about the pursuer being unable to keep up and crashing... which has nothing to do with the Wronski Feint in the HP books.
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