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Alright, so in TRS Badass Gay came up for discussion and it was agreed that there appears to big problem with the Badass X tropes in general, which needs to be sorted out until something can be ruled on for Badass Gay.

Here's a courtesy link: TRS page. And Badass page with its subtropes. You can also visit the sandbox page here.

Noted Problems include:

  • Tropes are just listings of characters people thing are badass who happen to have a certain trait. (The Badass + Trait Problem)
  • Badass X as a naming scheme is actually very vague and doesn't give a lot of insight into what the character trope actually is, assuming it is a trope.
  • Badass X as a naming scheme proliferates the use of Badass + Trait 'tropes'.

Suggested things to do include:

  • Make it a requirement that a badass character trope means a character is "badass because of a trait", or "badass in spite of a trait".
  • Renaming away from the Badass X naming scheme as much as possible.
  • Cut, redefine or re-purpose things that are just Badass + trait.

There are also a lot of tropes that seem to be valid character-types, but have the naming scheme 'Badass X', when there's more to the trope than that. There are also a lot of prop or event or whatever tropes that need to be gone through as well.

Edited by Berrenta on May 15th 2020 at 7:39:14 AM

Mar 14th 2019 at 1:12:17 PM

Update Bump

Wicks to Badass Grandpa down to 3248.

Mar 23rd 2019 at 8:12:33 PM

Note that the Spanish version is still functioning as a trope.

lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 11th 2019 at 11:40:46 AM

^Spanish wiki is a whole other thing that I've been trying to standardise then clean-up before getting round to bringing it up. However, that trope is a bit... better... than the English one was. First, it's called "Hard Grandpa" with the redirect "Little old grandpa's a beast", and is about old men tackling the misconception that they're weak. Lack of examples helps, probably.

OH MY GOD; MY PARENTS ARE GARDENIIIIINNNNGGGGG!!!!!
Apr 11th 2019 at 2:30:55 PM

I removed the examples a while ago.

Though "old men tackling the misconception that they're weak" sounds like it could be an English trope if one doesn't already exist.

Edited by Mickoonsley19 on Apr 11th 2019 at 2:31:49 AM

May 9th 2019 at 9:37:33 AM

Update Bumb.

Badass Grandpa is down to 3030 wicks.

Aug 1st 2019 at 12:12:45 PM

Update Bumb.

Badass Grandpa is now at 2634 wicks.

WarJay77 :D from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
:D
Aug 1st 2019 at 12:15:02 PM

Oof, I'll lend a hand tonight.

3 stories in the works, more on my profile - Wick Check Project
naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Sep 29th 2019 at 11:43:03 PM

[up]... The whole point of this thread is to phase out the Badass tropes?

"It's just a show; I should really just relax"
rjd1922 Crystal Gem from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Crystal Gem
Sep 29th 2019 at 11:53:02 PM

[up]Not all badass tropes: ones like Handicapped Badass are being kept since it's meaningful for a character to be badass despite a disability. Badass Grandpa is being phased out in favor of other tropes that fit better; Badass Princess was similarly turned into a disambiguation, and I believe Badass Gay is next on the chopping block (badass and gay isn't very meaningful, and we already have Agent Peacock and Manly Gay).

Keet cleanup
AnoBakaDesu Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Oct 3rd 2019 at 9:01:04 PM

A couple of days ago, barfseverywhere re-added a Badass Gay entry that was deleted by Chaotic Novelist, who cited dewicking.

  • Badass Gay: She is known as one of the most powerful Gunslingers in history, and during her time secretly researching Rasputin, she fell in love with a woman named Camrin Dumuzi.

The reason for re-adding? "just gals bein' pals"

Entries like these do nothing except convince me that Badass Gay as it's currently described is not a trope. Being badass + gay is chairs, while it could qualify if it was because or despite being gay.

"They played us like a DAMN FIDDLE!" — Kazuhira Miller, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
rjd1922 Crystal Gem from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Crystal Gem
Oct 4th 2019 at 1:36:20 AM

[up]Was there ever an official decision to dewick Badass Gay?

Keet cleanup
Dec 9th 2019 at 7:46:01 AM

Necro bumb! Badass Grandpa is now at 2095 wicks. Progress is slow but continuing.

crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Dec 31st 2019 at 11:21:28 AM

Hello, thread. I haven't been following this project for awhile, but I wanted to remove an example from Sandbox.Badass Examples 1; Hari seldon from Foundation.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Jan 2nd 2020 at 9:37:58 AM

^^^^^

I could start a sandbox to keep track of what has and hasn't been completed, and maybe a place to propose potentially problematic tropes.

Badass Clean-Up

Mar 8th 2020 at 9:50:16 PM

Hi, I'm RicardoRenegado

I have been helping in the elimination of Badass Grandpa and wanted to inform that there are only left 1346 wicks.

In addition, the vast majority of wicks that were in the Characters sub-pages were already eliminated with the exception of two ghost wicks

erazor0707 The Unknown Unknown Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Unknown Unknown
Mar 8th 2020 at 10:02:23 PM

Admittedly, I actually forgot about this cleanup, but it is great progress is still rolling.

I'll be sure to go back to contributing.

Copyright? Plz, I'm a troper.
Crossover-Enthusiast Happy Halloween! from quarantine (send Red Lobster biscuits) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Happy Halloween!
Mar 15th 2020 at 9:21:01 PM

Uhhh one of the Badass Grandpa wicks goes to this thing. Is this able to be recreated by a mod, or is it one of those weird exceptions?

Harry Potter is not an interest of mine, but this was too adorable to pass up
naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Mar 15th 2020 at 10:53:35 PM

[up]I think you can request mods to remove ghost wicks on the Locked Pages Thread

"It's just a show; I should really just relax"
Crossover-Enthusiast Happy Halloween! from quarantine (send Red Lobster biscuits) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Happy Halloween!
Mar 15th 2020 at 11:15:21 PM

Alright, tried it.

I got the character pages besides that one, the franchise pages, and the A-G Fan Fic pages. We're now down to 1158 wicks.

Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Mar 15th 2020 at 2:15:50 PM

Harry Potter is not an interest of mine, but this was too adorable to pass up
Mar 16th 2020 at 8:58:22 PM

Can I make a motion during this to rename Cool Old Guy into something more descriptive like Spry Old Guy, Active Old Guy, Age Hasnt Caught Up With Them, or Keeps Up With The Kids.

I feel like "cool" can be as ambiguous as "badass".

Crossover-Enthusiast Happy Halloween! from quarantine (send Red Lobster biscuits) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Happy Halloween!
Mar 19th 2020 at 9:28:51 PM

[up] Renames need to be suggested in TRS.

Anyway, finished the Fan Fic wicks (note the capitalized N).

Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Mar 19th 2020 at 12:29:00 PM

Harry Potter is not an interest of mine, but this was too adorable to pass up
Crossover-Enthusiast Happy Halloween! from quarantine (send Red Lobster biscuits) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Happy Halloween!
Mar 23rd 2020 at 10:13:37 PM Harry Potter is not an interest of mine, but this was too adorable to pass up

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