This trope covers any scenario where a character is: a celebrity, a Super Hero with a Secret Identity, a magical, non-human creature, or something to that effect. Said character gets mistaken for someone posing as (or performing something created by) himself, and furthermore, criticized or laughed at for his lame impersonation and costume.
Picture this: Elvis really is Not Quite Dead after all. He decides to surprise the world by showing up at one of those Elvis-impersonator conventions in full iconic Elvis regalia. What does he hear when he shows up? His outfit is the poorest recreation anyone has ever seen, his accent sounds totally fake, his hair style is all wrong, and he's much too tall.
This trope is when a non-human being has an unusual type of limb that does duty as a hand or foot. Or even as other things. Tentacles, prehensile tongues, pseudopods... you name it, somebody's written about it.
For other types of strange appendages, see Artificial Limbs and Combat Tentacles. Subtrope of Bizarre Alien Biology; may be a sister trope to Bizarre Alien Locomotion, if legs are involved. May result in Operator Incompatibility for other species.
In Elfen Lied the Diclonii look like humans but also possess a number of invisible (to anyone but themselves and the audience) "hands" called "vectors" that can extend for several meters and slice human flesh with ease. They are not exactly aliens but their origins are never quite elaborated upon.
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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161. Cool House August 08, 2018
We record from a Cool House and talk about our favorite Cool Houses with guest host Andy. Let us know your own at OnTheTropes@gmail.com, Facebook or Twitter, and rate and subscribe to our show wherever it is that you find podcasts!
Episode 237 - Leftovers (Vol. 11) July 25, 2018
This week we're talking about our gaming leftovers from the Summer! Hannah joins the episode as we break down Octopath Traveler, Earthfall, and Nathan's final thoughts on Detroit: Become Human! We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Developers' Foresight.
Special Guest - Hannah
Indie Corner (49:04)
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch)
- PixelJunk Monsters 2 (Switch)
The Weekly Trope (1:07:41)
Developers' Foresight - These are little and usually unnecessary video game details that add to immersion.
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