Video Game The Immortal Discussion

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FernandoLemon
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09:55:48 PM Dec 22nd 2016
edited by FernandoLemon
About my example which got pulled: the game teaches you throught the level how to train lizards; yet the lizard the game needs you to train is, for no apparent reason, described as being "bird-like" instead of "lizard-like". Even though looking at the sprite it's very obviously a lizard.

Plot Hole is incorrect, I realize that now. But what is the correct trope?

I'll probably ask in Trope Finder as well.
supergod
04:54:41 AM Dec 23rd 2016
edited by supergod
There are flying lizards in the game, correct? That's what they mean by "bird-like." If they called it a bird, it would be a mistake, but "bird-like" just means it's has some similarities to a bird (in this case the wings, flight and possibly other features that we can't really make out from the sprite).
FernandoLemon
02:23:32 PM Dec 23rd 2016
It still seems kinda weird, but I guess I'll accept it. Thanks.
supergod
02:43:51 PM Dec 23rd 2016
edited by supergod
Just to make it clearer, it's a simple simile, like describing a big, hairy man as bear-like. It's perfectly normal usage and not really tropable.
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