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Continuing from a Trope Repair Shop thread, Critical Research Failure is prone to misuse. Given how many entries we have for the trope, on-page and off-page, as well as consensus reached in the TRS thread, entries should be sure that they fit the following criteria.
In-Universe examples are less problematic and thus do not need as much attention.
If you feel tempted to add a Justifying Edit explaining how the authors would not have known better, just delete the example.
Please ask if you have any questions. Answers may be posted here for reference.
Edited by Brainulator9 on Oct 10th 2019 at 1:32:49 PM
Do any of the Emoji Movie examples count?
Since itís a YMMV trope, it should probably be removed from non-YMMV pages.
Some of them do feel a bit nitpicky
Yeah, the "trolls are represented as malware" seems to be the only real valid example to me. I haven't seen the movie, but that seems like a pretty bad screw-up on the filmmakers part.
From YMMV.Steven Universe S 3 E 20 Bismuth:
I was kinda surprised when I first saw this, because I've used these exact arguments before. But I'm not sure if Critical Research Failure is the best way to describe it. I think one of the Artistic License tropes might be better, but I'm not sure which one would work.
Reads to me more like Awesome, yet Impractical.
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How well does it match the trope?