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02:25:50 PM Mar 21st 2018
edited by Wyldchyld
I Knew It! example:
  • There were quite a few fans who correctly guessed that Jaune's semblance would be related to healing in some way.

I removed this because Jaune explicitly corrects the perception that his Semblance has anything to do with healing. His Semblance is Aura Augmentation. It boosts the target's Aura beyond its natural boundaries. As a result, the boost he gave to Weiss's Aura caused her Aura's natural healing abilities to be boosted and at the same time boosted the attack power of her own Semblance, which she used to impale Hazel.

In other words, Jaune didn't even single out her Aura's self-healing to boost. He just boosted her Aura and all the things her Aura can do (which includes, but is not limited to, healing) were boosted along with it. Therefore, saying that Jaune's Aura has anything to do with healing is both shoehorning and ignoring the episode's own clarification that this perception is wrong.

Now, some fans did guess that Jaune's Semblance was some kind of Aura Boost ability. They would be the fans who can call I Knew It!.
01:14:57 PM May 26th 2017
edited by Wyldchyld
Okay, I removed this for being trope misuse before I realised this has been Edit Warred in the past (other people have removed it for trope misuse, but it keeps being added back).
My full edit reason for removing it:

Trope misuse; the entries are Out of Focus events which is not what the trope is about. It's for situations where the character is relevant to the plot but for some real life reason, the character cannot be written into the scenes their character should be involved in. For example, if an episode was focussed on the Schnee family mansion, with the plot centring on Weiss's imprisonment, loss of inheritance and desire to escape... but Weiss didn't appear in the episode at all, that might possibly be a candidate for this trope.

  • Absentee Actor:
    • Due to the Loads and Loads of Characters, Team RWBY is sometimes sidelined for other plots. (Though at least one member is present in every episode.)
      • Ruby is absent in "Jaunedice, Part 2", "Of Runaways and Stowaways" and "Menagerie".
      • Weiss is absent in "Ruby Rose", "Beginning of the End", "Of Runaways and Stowaways", "Family", "Menagerie", "A Much Needed Talk" and "Kuroyuri".
      • Blake is absent in "Ruby Rose", "The First Step, Part 1", "The First Step, Part 2", "The Next Step", "Remembrance", "Family", "Tipping Point", "Punished" and "Kuroyuri".
      • Yang is absent in "Jaunedice, Part 2", "The Next Step", "Remembrance", "Menagerie", "Tipping Point", "Punished", "A Much Needed Talk" and "Kuroyuri".

07:33:06 AM Aug 5th 2016
Query about the following. If this was Actor Allusion wouldn't it mean that the reason Casey and her mother are singing the song be because something happened in their lives that the lyrics are connected to? As far as I know, they duet the song because they happen to be a mother/daughter singing team, which gives extra characterisation to a song that's about a mother and daughter. Wouldn't that be the opposite of the Actor Allusion trope?

Actor Allusion:
  • The full version of "Red Like Roses Part II" turns out to be a duet between singer Casey Lee Williams and her mother Sandy Lee Casey. This leads to quite a bit of Reality Subtext in the song itself.
09:44:27 AM May 13th 2016
edited by Wyldchyld
Brought to the Discussion page the following What Could Have Been entries; no matter how calmly worded any example might be, the source is biased, unverified and this wiki has rules about importing drama. No matter what the truth of Shane's letter may or may not be, using its contents on this wiki would be importing drama. I think the wisest course of action is for all of us to avoid trying to pull any tropes out of his letter.

  • According to Shane's letter, Volume 3 would have had:
    • Raven was supposed to fight Team JNPR suddenly in a cafe, her reasons unknown.
    • Winter Schnee was supposedly designed with Monty's wife in mind for both design and voice.
    • Yang vs. Adam was supposed to happen in Volume 3 and not be the life-altering Curb-Stomp Battle it ended up being.
    • Pyrrha vs. Cinder would have ended with Jaune entering the battle and, because of his inexperience, cause Pyrrha to die, turning Pyrrha's death into a Stuffed in the Fridge moment and making it Jaune's I Let Gwen Stacy Die moment instead of Ruby's Traumatic Superpower Awakening moment.

04:02:44 AM Sep 22nd 2016
I agree, we can't use part of the letter without triggering the flame bait that goes with it.
09:18:43 AM May 13th 2016
edited by Karxrida
Can we leave the Flame Bait aspects of Shane's letter out of this page? His claims are currently unfounded and very clearly biased.
09:54:21 AM May 13th 2016
Agreed. I think it's best if fans don't go looking for any tropes in that letter and leave it as an issue the individual and his former employer need to work out between them.
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