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rjd1922 The Radio Demon from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
The Radio Demon
Oct 30th 2019 at 2:29:10 PM

The current image was added ignoring the note to start an IP thread and is rather blurry. How about this from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, with the top showing the normal Game Over and the latter showing what happens if you stay in Hyper Mode too long.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mp3gameover.png

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Oct 30th 2019 at 7:46:13 PM

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Oct 30th 2019 at 10:23:40 PM

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SSBU is only for good boys and girls. So I guess Larry Laffer can't get in. (No good wiki-related sig ATM.)
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Oct 30th 2019 at 11:36:48 PM

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Oct 31st 2019 at 4:23:02 AM

As someone who has never played Metroid, this suggestion tells me nothing.

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Oct 31st 2019 at 4:44:39 AM

It shows a regular Game Over and a "special" Game Over. That means enough for me and I haven't played Metroid either.

Edited by Piterpicher on Oct 31st 2019 at 12:47:38 PM

SSBU is only for good boys and girls. So I guess Larry Laffer can't get in. (No good wiki-related sig ATM.)
petersohn Forget the horror here from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Forget the horror here
Oct 31st 2019 at 5:36:05 AM

It technically illustrates the trope, but it doesn't tell much.

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Willbyr Anime-ted from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Oct 31st 2019 at 7:22:34 AM

[up] That's my take as well; it satisfies illustrating the trope but isn't very interesting.

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Oct 31st 2019 at 8:26:10 AM

It's better than nothing. [tup] pending a better suggestion.

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iwantedtoaddsomething Relationship Status: Not war
Nov 7th 2019 at 4:39:43 PM

This is the bare minimum needed to demonstrate the trope: the background is a different color and there's some text under "Game Over". It's better than the current, but I'd really prefer something else.

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petersohn Forget the horror here from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Forget the horror here
Nov 8th 2019 at 12:01:40 AM

I'd say leave it empty.

"My battery is low and it's getting dark."—Opportunity
Nov 8th 2019 at 5:48:16 AM

Maybe we could use the same two panel setup with the Rayman game over screens?

WikiWanderer "My soul is leaving my mortal body" from The Netherlands Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
"My soul is leaving my mortal body"
Nov 8th 2019 at 8:04:48 AM

[up][up]the OP is at least better than nothing

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rjd1922 The Radio Demon from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
The Radio Demon
Nov 8th 2019 at 8:18:12 AM

The previous thread suggested "Ocelot is Dead — Time Paradox" from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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Nov 8th 2019 at 10:00:19 AM

From what I know, the MGS Time Paradox only changes the text and not the background, possibly making it even less visually interesting. As for Rayman, I think anyone with no knowledge of the game can easily see the "The End" screen as a normal ending (several conclusions in games have the player character resting on vacation, and the money could just be what they found on the adventure). I think the Metroid suggestion works best.

There's also this idea: A "regular" death game over and a "special" arrest game over from Déjà Vu, though I'm not sure about its illustrativeness. Other Macventures don't have special game over screens, except maybe what comes before the death screen itself. I could remove the in-game borders if they're bothersome.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dejavuarrestanddeath.png

Edited by Piterpicher on Nov 8th 2019 at 7:11:05 PM

SSBU is only for good boys and girls. So I guess Larry Laffer can't get in. (No good wiki-related sig ATM.)
petersohn Forget the horror here from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Forget the horror here
Nov 8th 2019 at 11:37:23 AM

[up]Better than the alternatives, but get rid of that checkerboard background.

"My battery is low and it's getting dark."—Opportunity
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Nov 8th 2019 at 11:41:19 AM

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Piterpicher ✓Veteran Editor (Male) from TV Tropes Ultimate (Poland IRL) Relationship Status: All is for my lord
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Nov 8th 2019 at 11:52:10 AM

Okay, here it is without the in-game background (could be made 2 or 3 times bigger if necessary):

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/deadorarrested.png

Edited by Piterpicher on Nov 8th 2019 at 8:53:04 PM

SSBU is only for good boys and girls. So I guess Larry Laffer can't get in. (No good wiki-related sig ATM.)
WikiWanderer "My soul is leaving my mortal body" from The Netherlands Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
"My soul is leaving my mortal body"
Nov 9th 2019 at 5:51:04 AM

this doesn't look like a game over screen to me, it looks like someone got arrested for killing Ace Harding. I guess it could work with a caption though.

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petersohn Forget the horror here from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Forget the horror here
Nov 9th 2019 at 6:32:49 AM

Maybe putting some space between the panels would help too.

"My battery is low and it's getting dark."—Opportunity
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Nov 9th 2019 at 7:51:14 AM

[tup] 21 with panels spaced apart

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Nov 9th 2019 at 8:48:30 AM

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