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Page images on This Very Wiki are often made by combining several different pictures, either as multiple frames or a collage.

Sure it would be nice if every trope could be shown with a single canon picture (even if the single picture itself has multiple panels, such as a comic), but while it's actually pretty common, there are several times when we can't find a such picture. Therefore we find times when a trope is better illustrated by a Multi-Part Picture.


Some common reasons for using a Multi-Part Picture include:

Although Multi-Part Pictures can be a useful way to illustrate a trope, there are some caveats. A common problem is including frames that add almost nothing that the other frames already show. Such frames should be removed. Ways you can tell include:

  • If a sequence can be shown in X number of frames, then any that just show more of that sequence are extraneous. Any extra frame should show some extra information.
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  • Extra frames are bad when they show basically the same thing as other frames.
  • If illustrating the trope is compromised when the frames are shrunken down. If six frames look good at 350 pixels wide each, but not so good at 150 pixels wide, then it might be best just to go with one to three frames at the larger size.

Compare Split-Screen Reaction, Troper-Made pictures.

No Examples Please. This just describes the concept.


How well does it match the trope?

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