The term "dark horse" has its origin in horse racing. An unknown horse would be risky to place bets on, compared to a horse with a known track record. Because gamblers would be "in the dark", when an unknown horse won a race, it was called a "Dark Horse Victory." The term is also used in politics to describe a lesser known candidate who does better than expected in an election.
This is used to describe a side character making up part of the ensemble, either a non-lead secondary character or a mere
What's this? The Rival now declares himself the final obstacle that the hero has to overcome? Welcome to this trope, where the Rival becomes the final enemy for the hero to fight. Just a rule of thumb, just because the Rival is the final boss doesn't necessarily make him the Big Bad.
A soldier specifically intended to be above and beyond a normal man; harder, better, faster, stronger, tougher, more skilled, more determined, built and trained to fight and win. The Super Soldier can come in many forms, ranging from government- … more
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Re-Release: 116. Trapped In Another World July 10, 2018
Since we're still trapped in the limbo of being in between studios, we're revisiting an older episode on the trope Trapped in Another World. Check it out, let us know what your favorites were that we missed on Facebook, Twitter, or OnTheTropes@gmail.com. Stay tuned for new episodes VERY SOON, subscribe to us wherever you find your podcasts and let us know what you want to hear about from us!
Episode 236 - Detroit: Become Human July 12, 2018
This week we're reviewing the latest game from the ambitious mind of David Cage: Detroit: Become Human! Does this branching storyline have a satisfying end? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 20 Minutes into the Future while drinking a classic Detroit cocktail.
- 1.5 oz. Kahlúa
- 1.5 oz. Light Rum
- 2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Ice Cubes
- Westworld (IOS)
- Tiny Robot Justice Squad (MAC, PC)
- GunBot (Browser)
The Weekly Trope
20 Minutes into the Future - Stories that are set in the not so distant future.
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