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Sep 25th 2013 at 11:12:20 PM

Is anyone reading this thread any more? I cleaned up the bad examples I mentioned on Bifauxnen but I'm sure there's more. The Yandere page has a lot of misuse. I've noticed many of the examples that ignore the "perfectly cute and harmless on the surface," part of how "the Yandere is sweet outside, crazy inside," instead making it out to be just romantic obsession. Misuse includes Cal from Titanic, Anakin in Star Wars. Davis Bloome aka Doomsday from Smallville, and all the Harry Potter examples.

Sep 26th 2013 at 9:58:00 AM

I'd say it's because they're on more specific threads.

Oct 3rd 2013 at 5:17:06 PM

Accidental Innuendo seems to have a problem with people listed examples that were intentional and sometimes even lampshaded by the work.

Jan 27th 2015 at 8:11:42 PM

I want to start cleaning up Genre Savvy but it looks like there's more misuse there then good examples and there's a lot of examples listed.

Jan 28th 2015 at 1:03:01 AM

I took out the animated film examples because it looked like none of them were good. Sometimes the examples are actually Functional Genre Savvy or just savvy.

Feb 10th 2015 at 12:07:01 AM

OK, is it just me, or are Pokémon pages really prone to shoehorning? I just cleaned up an assload of misuse for Weather-Control Machine that was plaguing numerous Pokémon-related pages. Tropers kept associating the trope with weather-altering moves (i.e. Sunny Day and Rain Dance) and abilities (i.e. Drought and Drizzle), often sinkholing it to display as "Weather Control Creature" or "Weather Control Pokémon," when the correct trope is Weather Manipulation.

edited 10th Feb '15 12:18:01 AM by MyTimingIsOff

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Feb 18th 2015 at 10:31:36 PM

While a couple of the Non-Video Game Examples on Player Punch are legit, most of them appear to be misuse. Are they examples of another trope (and if so, what?) or should they just be axed?

Feb 19th 2015 at 1:33:12 AM

[up]Most of those seem like shoehorned Tear Jerker and Moral Event Horizon examples.

edited 19th Feb '15 2:08:16 AM by MyTimingIsOff

Mar 17th 2015 at 11:40:43 AM

About Anticlimax Boss: I have a notion to take a massive chainsaw to the non-game examples as they are almost all shoehorning. Non-games do not have bosses and cannot be disappointingly easy. Examples of anticlimaxes in general are misuse.


Mar 18th 2015 at 3:14:42 AM

I'd be careful about it. A tabletop game could quite reasonably have an anticlimax boss, and an RPG-Mechanics Verse setting often follows the narrative conventions of gameplay, giving it similar potential.

Mar 18th 2015 at 8:09:44 AM

[up]I said "non-game," not "non-video game," so Tabletop Games will be spared. I do plan on keeping legit examples, but for the most part they are misuse.

May 1st 2015 at 2:10:56 PM

I think you shouldn't: the word "boss" has escaped the confines of games. Regardless, there are non-game examples which really should stay, such as [1] (although it's arguably video-game-verse).

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May 2nd 2015 at 2:19:49 AM

Most of the entries in Kangaroos Represent Australia reads just like "this work features kangaroos".

katethegr8 from Eastern USA Relationship Status: It's complicated
Aug 25th 2015 at 7:50:18 AM

Rooting for the Empire is supposed to be about instances where much of the fandom roots for the villains, but it tends to get used a lot for "I personally prefer the villains over the heroes."

edited 25th Aug '15 7:51:37 AM by katethegr8

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Jan 4th 2016 at 10:08:44 AM

Broken Streak has a volume of wicks that use the trope for broken trends in general, as opposed to the trope' definition being about win/loss streaks. There was a TRS thread, but there was hardly any activity there, so it was purged along with other threads. As the thread's original owner, I feel it's best to bring it here instead of trying for round two, so I can get some help with the wicks.

The trope page itself was already cleaned up (only two major offenders).

Jan 24th 2016 at 5:05:12 PM

"Funny Aneurysm" Moment is full of shoehorning and misuse. Many are simply "[Character] dies, [actor] later dies" which the description explicitly says is not the trope. Many aren't even that, just a mention of a real person who has since passed away. Others that don't involve a real person dying have a tenuous at best connection to the real event.

Then there are examples that forget something must be Played for Laughs first. If something wasn't meant to be funny in the first place, it can't stop being funny due to later events.

Some examples belong on Harsher in Hindsight, Unintentional Period Piece, Life Imitates Art or Too Soon.

Or should this be its own thread?

edited 24th Jan '16 5:41:53 PM by maxwellsilver

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Jan 24th 2016 at 7:00:48 PM

I've cleaned a lot of those up before, but the misuse keep coming.

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Jan 27th 2016 at 1:09:11 PM

In that case, it probably should have its own thread.

Jan 27th 2016 at 1:20:07 PM

Everybody's Dead, Dave seems to have a lot of examples mistaking it for Kill 'Em All. However, Everybody's Dead, Dave does happen to be listed as an Ending Trope, which I believe is wrong (despite what the description says).

edited 27th Jan '16 1:21:24 PM by Prfnoff

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Jan 28th 2016 at 11:46:15 PM

There seem to be a growing number of examples on Darth Vader Clone that are simply Tin Tyrants without any of the other traits involved. I'm wondering if some kind of minimum of similarities limit needs to be imposed.

Feb 1st 2016 at 4:01:15 AM

So Viewers Are Morons is supposed to be in-universe only, but has been misused on both the main page and it’s wicks, due to numerous tropers potholing it as Take Thats. I’ve spend several days going through the wicks and removing potholes, finding In-Universe examples and adding them to the main page whilst deleting the out-of-universe examples.

However on some of the wicks there’s not enough context written to show whether the examples are in-universe or not, and some pages rather than pothole the trope into sentences – have actually written out the words Viewers Are Morons making it difficult to re-write.

So if anyone else wants to takeover and clean-up the rest of those wicks; that would be great.

katethegr8 from Eastern USA Relationship Status: It's complicated
Feb 5th 2016 at 1:32:00 PM

Oh dear, Broken Base. To say it gets a lot of misuse would be an understatement.

To trope, or not to trope...that is the question.
Feb 5th 2016 at 3:26:21 PM

[up]Not to mention people keep confusing it and Base Breaker (which even when they realise it's only supposed to apply to characters, ends up being confused with The Scrappy).

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Feb 9th 2016 at 5:24:31 PM

The Kaleidoscope Eyes entry may need some cleanup/discussion. The descriptions (both laconic and main) define it as eyes changing color in response to mental/emotional state. The examples have a ton of battle-only eyes-change-when-X-uses-superpower-or-transforms entries, which mostly look closer to Eye Color Change.

I apologize if I put something in the wrong place; I can't see without my glasses.

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