Self Demonstrating Character Pages Discussion

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n3rd_d4sh
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05:48:36 AM Mar 31st 2016
edited by n3rd_d4sh
Would anybody be up for a Self Demonstrating Sans and Papyrus page? I feel like it could work given Undertale's unique humour, their personality's and the large amount of praise the games get.

EDIT: Decided to do some work on a Sans page.
Ninja857142
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09:26:59 PM Feb 25th 2016
edited by Ninja857142
So, I'm not sure, but would Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb work? I'm not certain what qualifies as "interesting speech pattern" or "quirk", but he does have quite a few quirky, repetitive traits. Like, he goes through this routine when meeting with his nemesis which involves some catchphrases, he engages in Lampshade Hanging a lot, yet he holds the Villain Ball a lot too, he always calls his devices -Inators, he's always got self-destruct buttons on them, he uses Insane Troll Logic, he's petty, etc. Oh, and he also tends to monologue, so he could definitely support his own page, and I think it would be entertaining.

Edit: Okay, I decided to put it out there. How is it?
Cavery210
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04:00:59 PM Jan 25th 2016
edited by Cavery210
Some good ideas:

Either a Grunkle Stan or Bill Cipher page: Stan is kind of a shyster and a con artist. Bill is well known for his trickery.

Peridot (Steven Universe): Calls everyone clods, brags about herself. Fits perfectly with our other Self Demostrating articles.
CRMartin
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02:55:41 AM Jan 20th 2016
Here's a recommendation that I honestly find tricky. A self-demonstrating page for Taokaka.

I mean the character does meet the criteria, especially considering she's aware that she's fictional, which I think translates into a good page.

But the reason I think it's tricky is because of how stupid Tao is in the series. I've played the games since the very first one, and I can attest how forgetful she is, to the point where she forgets some, not all, important plot points.
SeptimusHeap
02:21:21 AM Jan 21st 2016
Does Taokaka have a distinctive speech style or something? We don't make Self Demo pages for ordinary talking.
superboy313
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07:02:26 PM Dec 26th 2015
Anyone want a page for Skeletor?
SeptimusHeap
02:56:34 AM Dec 27th 2015
Well, would such a page be interesting?
CRMartin
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04:14:20 AM Dec 22nd 2015
Maybe it's just me, but the criteria for creating an SD page for a character is too damn strict.
DrNoPuma
10:33:53 AM Dec 22nd 2015
The rules themselves seem pretty fair, but I think we need to start a discussion page so that tropers can decide whether or not the pages match the criteria.

"Boring" is an opinion, and where one person may see a boring page, someone else may see comedy gold.
SeptimusHeap
10:44:18 AM Dec 22nd 2015
The two forum threads that handle Self Demo pages are this one and this one.
pizzasoda66
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03:59:41 PM Dec 18th 2015
Can someone make a Self Demonstrating page for Sylvia from Wander Over Yonder. I really like this character a lot.
SeptimusHeap
02:23:03 AM Dec 19th 2015
No, unless she has a distinctive speech style. We don't make Self Demo pages for everybody.
DrNoPuma
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04:59:03 PM Sep 15th 2015
I agree that we should get rid of the "boring" character pages, but instead of people just deleting pages they find boring, we should be able to vote on which pages we like and which we don't like.
SeptimusHeap
05:31:27 AM Sep 16th 2015
Discussions on the suitability of specific pages go here.
NeoShiraku
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12:02:12 AM Sep 4th 2015
Since there's a page for Jojo the first, is someone going to make one for Dio Brando?
SeptimusHeap
01:35:19 AM Sep 4th 2015
No, unless some of them as an unique and interesting speech style.
NeoShiraku
05:46:54 AM Sep 13th 2015
And you think that he, Dio, doesn't? Heck, I'm only familiar with Memetic!Dio, and I know he does.
SeptimusHeap
12:10:45 AM Sep 14th 2015
I don't know about that character at all. Please keep in mind that most people aren't familiar with a work.
Larkmarn
05:39:15 AM Sep 14th 2015
Dio has a few memetic catchphrases, but other than that, doesn't really have any particularly clear verbal tic.

Unless you're just thinking of peppering the entire thing with MUDADA! and WRYYYYYYY! every other line.
ChrisX
06:59:03 PM Sep 14th 2015
There is one more thing about Dio, but not enough to warrant his SD page: "You thought X, but it was me, Dio!" (referring himself as "I, Dio"/"Kono Dio")
DrNoPuma
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03:37:33 PM Aug 31st 2015
edited by DrNoPuma
I think it would be great if we made a page for the Hungry Pumkin, but the problem is that he's such a Jerkass that he wouldn't talk about himself. He'd just demand food. "NO! I don't want that!"

Also, I just want to say, I'm kinda surprised that we don't have any pages for characters from the Disney Animated Canon. I'd like to make one, but I'm not sure who to do. I don't want to do a super popular character like Maleficent or Elsa, since someone's probably going to eventually make those pages anyway. Here are some characters I'm considering:
  • The Cheshire Cat: I really like the version of him in Alice in Wonderland 1951, but since there are many different versions of him... I don't know. Does his personality change much in each version of the story? Maybe the page could be called Cheshire Cat (1951) or something so that it could be focused specifically on the Cheshire Cat in Disney's version.
  • Gaston. Whether or not I'm the one who does it, this page has to be made. He's a Memetic Badass, a Youtube Poop star, an official part of the Disney Villain franchise, he's got it all! Plus, his egotistical attitude would make the page fun to write and read.
  • Yzma and/or Kronk. These guys are hilarious! I think it would be great if one or both of them had their own pages.
  • King Candy. The problem is, there would be a lot of spoilers.
DrNoPuma
03:18:44 PM Sep 3rd 2015
edited by DrNoPuma
Here's a thought: What if someone made a page for Umlaut from CarnEvil? I know we already have a lot of Monster Clowns on here, but I think it might work. He's a psychotic, energetic Troll who is constantly laughing. I think he would be a better choice than any other character in the game because he is the Exposition Fairy, and he arguably has the most personality.
xelldx
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04:59:55 PM Aug 30th 2015
Can someone make a Claptrap page?
SeptimusHeap
11:56:05 PM Aug 30th 2015
Why? Do they have an interesting or unique speech style.
xelldx
04:08:31 AM Aug 31st 2015
Claptrap likes to greet people with "Helloooo, Traveler!". He's also bit of a smart-aleck.
Cannox
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07:06:18 PM Aug 29th 2015
As much as I'd hate to do this, can we delete the Freddy and Foxy pages? The problem I find with them is that they're much more...fan interpretative. They don't speak in game, we don't see them in the daytime, so we don't really know what their characters (in-universe) would act like. (And yes, I know I added to them too, but I was just having a bit of fun with it). A more fitting character for this page would be Phone Guy, since we know what his personality is.
SeptimusHeap
01:40:03 AM Aug 30th 2015
Put them on the Cut List with your reasons.
DrNoPuma
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05:05:57 PM Jul 13th 2015
This page is getting pretty big. I think we should create folders to organize the characters by what type of media they appear in.
DrNoPuma
12:38:41 PM Aug 26th 2015
Well then. Since no one has responded, and the page has gotten even bigger than when I wrote that first comment, and as per Repair, Don't Respond, I'm just going to go ahead and do it.
DrNoPuma
03:45:00 PM Aug 31st 2015
Thanks to everyone who helped me organize the page!
gatoutak
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09:26:28 PM Jul 5th 2015
Suggestion: A page for Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls.
Hopeburnsbright
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01:06:56 PM Apr 25th 2015
Does anyone else miss the Groot page? Can I make a move to restore it? It was funny.
SeptimusHeap
01:24:02 PM Apr 25th 2015
The "I AM GROOT" page?
ImSpideyTropes
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03:55:02 PM Apr 23rd 2015
Would a Bowser Jr. page qualify? I fear that if I make it, it may not be good enough, so this is more of a request more than anything, if they're allowed.
SeptimusHeap
11:49:34 PM Apr 23rd 2015
I am thinking not, if there is no reason for it.
THEBATHEAD
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04:04:05 PM Nov 12th 2014
Damn... I was making a whole long list of Touhou characters to do these kinds of pages for, but now I've grown to hate tropes so much I don't want to put them up here!
THEBATHEAD
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11:08:41 PM Sep 10th 2014
Do you think The Spanish Inquisition warrant a page?
SeptimusHeap
01:03:41 AM Sep 11th 2014
I don't think so. We don't make these pages just for the sake of it; we do so because some pages are funny when written in self-demo mode. I don't know if that is applicable there.
THEBATHEAD
10:48:38 AM Sep 15th 2014
I actually think a self-demonstrating page about them would be pretty funny, but I'm honestly not into Monty Python, and besides, there's the aspect of handling three people. I don't think we could do that with one of these pages.

What I am into, though, is Touhou, and some of the characters could make a really funny and/or awesome article. Any other fans wanna suggest which ones?
secretfan14
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11:20:57 AM Aug 26th 2014
edited by 24.150.83.100
Um, how about a page for Bender? Y'know, from Futurama?
Larkmarn
11:49:49 AM Aug 26th 2014
Propose it in YKKTW if you like.
SeptimusHeap
01:30:02 PM Aug 26th 2014
Also, unless it's somehow funny, it most likely won't be accepted.
PhantomHeartless5
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10:36:02 PM Jun 17th 2014
Uh, hey there. What do you do if you want to make a self demonstrating page for a character, because I've been thinking of making one for Pit from Kid Icarus.
SeptimusHeap
12:09:31 AM Jun 18th 2014
Huh. Does Pit have a characteristic talking style? Otherwise, it's not really worth it.
PhantomHeartless5
06:31:29 AM Jun 18th 2014
Well... he talks like a regular teenager if that's what you mean. I'm sorry if this sounds stupid, I've never really done this before so I thought I'd ask.
Gaminguy010
03:11:36 PM Nov 16th 2015
edited by Gaminguy010
Pit is a Fourth Wall Breaker and we have a Palutena page. I don't see why not.
SeptimusHeap
11:15:01 PM Nov 16th 2015
Then I'd say no. We are clamping down on the boring and pointless Self Demo pages and this one looks both boring and pointless.
ReikoKazama
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10:03:01 PM Jan 6th 2014
edited by 122.151.134.225
Are... are there any fans of Breath of Fire IV out there? Because... oh, screw it, I'm not gonna dance around the subject. I want a Fou-lu page. Because he is awesome and I love him and I think he needs a self-demonstrating article. Any other BOF4 fans out there seconding that motion? Because that would be the most amazing thing ever if that actually happened. And I'm going to stop rambling now and go read a Let's Play of the game I found on the LP Archive. Yeah. Because I sadly don't actually own the game.
ReikoKazama
04:59:33 AM Jan 29th 2014
edited by 122.151.134.225
Well, it's not Fou-lu, but IT'S JUST AS GOOD THANK YOU WHOEVER MADE THE CLASSIC SPYRO PAGE ASDFGHJKL... ahem. Yeah, I think this'll satisfy me for now until a fellow Breath Of Fire IV fan volunteers to do one for... yeah. (I'd do it myself but I... don't really think I'd be that good at it. Besides, I haven't actually played the game, I just read a Let's Play on the LP Archive... and am currently watching one on YouTube sooo... yeah...)
ReikoKazama
02:23:16 AM Feb 24th 2014
edited by 122.151.134.225
Hmmm... now that I seem to have developed a strange addiction to Sengoku Basara, are there any fans of the series that would be willing to do a page for one or more of the characters? Maybe? Please? (I won't ask for any more stuff now. XD I'll shut up and stop pestering the other tropers. XDD)
nightshade1218
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02:20:10 PM Nov 5th 2013
I move for a Mr. Torgue page.
raistlinsama
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12:42:52 PM May 6th 2013
Didn't we use to have also a third person account for the characters? I can only find the self-demonstrating articles.
Mo
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02:49:46 AM Aug 12th 2012
Should there be a Doc Scratch page?
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