This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: The Kimberly - A Rewrite: From YKTTW
- SpiriTsunami: Yeah, I'd tried to make the same point, although it's now looking less like a failed attempt at genericizing the trope name and more like an oddly prescient acknowledgment that the trope may have been misnamed in the first place. At least, that seems to be the general opinion on the former Trope Namer circa the end of Season 7.
Hey, can someone SOURCE the bella swan quote?
Red Viking: Then it is a subjective trope. There is a difference between a Distressed Damsel and a Damsel Scrappy, same as how there's a difference between And Now for Someone Completely Different and a Replacement Scrappy. Besides, cutting this trope is going to create a lot of red links.
Madrugada This a a Combo Platter trope, but a trope in its own right. Take The Scrappy and give her the role of Distressed Damsel, and you have a Damsel Scrappy. Analogy: Take a hot dog. That's one food. Take chili-and-cheese, that's another food. Put them together and you have a chili-cheese dog. It's a third thing that isn't purely either one of the component parts. This is a chili-cheese dog. It's not just a hot dog, and it's not just chili-and-cheese.
Rebochan: I don't see why you have to make a separate type of Scrappy for something this narrow. A Replacement Scrappy makes sense - a replacement character that didn't go over well. You know, Cousin Oliver Syndrome with a TV Tropes friendly name. This one is just "They get kidnapped. AND I HATE HER."
Wyvernil: Originally, this page didn't seem to have much of a difference from Too Dumb to Live - it seemed like a case of "Complaining About Characters You Don't Like". The rewritten version attempted to distill the concept into a sort of crossroads of Distressed Damsel and The Load - a character which is disliked for being both unlikeable and useless, seeming to have the sole purpose of getting into trouble to facilitate a Distressed Damsel plot.