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Adept from A city of Microbes Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Feb 4th 2021 at 7:23:37 PM

The image is not from a work, and is frankly horrible. Also, the effect of the trope is diminished by the fact that the bulk of the heroic deed is done by professionals, and that there are just as many bystanders who are just gawking instead of doing anything heroic.

Edited by Adept on Feb 4th 2021 at 10:26:44 PM

Feb 9th 2021 at 8:24:12 AM

Previous thread; calling this a Keep Until Better Image Suggested case.

petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Feb 9th 2021 at 8:44:31 AM

It's TV news quality. Could be improved, but Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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god-touched
Feb 9th 2021 at 8:45:57 AM

Keep Until Better Image Suggested. The quality of this one can't be helped per[up], and you see some non-uniformed folks helping push the car and two others going over to the body. Good enough for me.

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Apparently unsquishable
Feb 9th 2021 at 9:05:32 AM

I'll join the Keep Brigade.

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cute_heart Boooo~~ from Valindria, just floating around. Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
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Feb 9th 2021 at 11:53:41 AM

[up] That works, until someone else suggests something better.

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god-touched
Feb 9th 2021 at 11:54:29 AM

Hmm, it's more text-reliant than the current (but it helps that he's in civvies and she isn't) but it's better quality and from a work...

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TheUnsquished Apparently unsquishable from Southern Limey Land Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Apparently unsquishable
Feb 9th 2021 at 10:28:43 PM

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Feb 10th 2021 at 6:18:35 AM

[tdown] 6, because the thought bubble does most of the work (you can't tell the guy is a bystander from the picture, and that's rather important to the trope). Current pic is better.

Special trousers. Very heroic.
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Feb 10th 2021 at 7:00:32 AM

[tup] 6. I think it’s clear enough that the guy is a “bystander” due to his mundane outfit.

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Adept from A city of Microbes Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Feb 14th 2021 at 10:55:49 PM

Keep the original image. That new pic doesn't tell us HOW this guy is just some civvie.

Edited by FishiousRend on Feb 14th 2021 at 10:55:55 AM

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god-touched
Feb 14th 2021 at 11:14:24 PM

I think if we can infer that the bystanders in the current are not first responders because of their lack of uniform/safety equipment, we can infer the same for 6 given the superhero suit/civilian clothes contrast.

Edited by Synchronicity on Feb 14th 2021 at 1:14:47 PM

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Feb 21st 2021 at 7:00:24 AM

Votes bump; one in the green right now.

Feb 22nd 2021 at 6:40:52 AM

6 has hit super-consensus. It's in and the tag's updated; caption?

Old pic:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_bystanders_1490.jpg
No clever comment here. This is just great. note 

Edited by Willbyr on Feb 23rd 2021 at 6:13:44 AM

Feb 24th 2021 at 6:33:02 AM

No caption discussion for a couple of days; locking up.

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