The term "Dark Horse" has its origin in horse racing. A relatively unknown horse would be risky to place bets on, compared to a horse with a known track record, because the gamblers would be "in the dark", so 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 trope is used to describe a side character making up part of the Ensemble, either a non-lead secondary character or a mere
Most modern western audiences, especially in the United States of America, are used to modern local/sub-national governments acting like miniaturized versions of their national government. But historically that wasn't always the case and some fiction reflects that.
This kind of polity tends to be prone to Allowed Internal War, though.
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)
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20 Minutes into the Future - Stories that are set in the not so distant future.
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