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Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Feb 8th 2021 at 2:46:04 PM

We had a thread last year that put this image on The Mole and that image on Reverse Mole (which was supposed to mean "the mole but for good guys" but in practice was used for all kinds of variants and subversions of the mole).

However, TRS has since merged the two tropes. The question then is, which of the two images to put on the merged page.

Edited by Spark9 on Feb 8th 2021 at 2:46:42 AM

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Feb 12th 2021 at 11:28:14 AM

I'd be good with either...leaning toward the one on The Mole for humor reasons.

jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot
Synchronicity god-touched Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
god-touched
Feb 12th 2021 at 12:05:59 PM

Current on The Mole is funnier, but we can reserve the one on Reverse Mole for a future comics subpage.

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TheUnsquished Apparently unsquishable from Southern Limey Land Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Apparently unsquishable
Mahoxy Cash? Credit? Contraband? from the Splatlands Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Feb 12th 2021 at 1:25:47 PM

In that case, the Reverse Mole one can be put on an image links page for now.

miraculous I like an honest demon. from South Africa
I like an honest demon.
Feb 12th 2021 at 1:42:11 PM

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"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go to hell to be together"
LaundryPizza03 Maintenance? from Texas
Maintenance?
Feb 12th 2021 at 2:09:41 PM

Actually, I think several folders, including Comic Books, are already long enough to split. I counted 53 bullets and sub-bulles, compared to 63 for TheMole.Western Animation, for example.

NRLEP candidates * ColorTropesCleanup
Feb 12th 2021 at 3:21:52 PM

[up] You're right; I moved a few folders to subpages. I'd be fine with putting the pic from Reverse Mole on a subpage but I don't know the source. Aside from that, I'd say we've got enough consensus for the pic that's on The Mole so I'll tag it for this thread.

Synchronicity god-touched Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
god-touched
Feb 12th 2021 at 3:37:32 PM

It's from The Adventures of Tintin, *probably* Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh (been a while since that thread)

Edited by Synchronicity on Feb 12th 2021 at 5:38:52 AM

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Feb 12th 2021 at 3:46:22 PM

Yup, it's Cigars of the Pharaoh, page 54.

Feb 13th 2021 at 12:43:20 AM

I find the image from Reverse Mole more telling. Clear over witty.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/spy_2.png

Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Feb 13th 2021 at 3:53:41 AM

[up] Good point; I concur.

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Drope Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Feb 13th 2021 at 5:09:15 AM

[up][up]I don't think it's that clear since it doesn't actually show the spy. The trope is just announced and could be a page quote.

Edited by Drope on Feb 13th 2021 at 5:10:40 AM

Original the Signature. Do not steal.
Feb 13th 2021 at 5:16:55 AM

We learn from the image that we are talking about infiltrating spies. That's more than what a visual pun convoys. Of course, this is assuming not all non-English speakers are familiar with the mole = spy association.

jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot
Mahoxy Cash? Credit? Contraband? from the Splatlands Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Cash? Credit? Contraband?
Feb 16th 2021 at 11:55:53 AM

[up] I have to agree. I don't find the main image on The Mole to be unclear, either — if the meaning of the term "mole" is clear enough to be the trope name, I don't think the Visual Pun is a problem.

Edited by Mahoxy on Feb 16th 2021 at 6:53:07 AM

It's funny because we're all living in a simulation and free will is a lie.
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jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
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Berrenta Remakes on the way from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Remakes on the way
Feb 19th 2021 at 7:40:11 PM

Okay, 1.1 is at super-consensus level for The Mole (which it was already marked as a keep on but good for the confirmation) and 1.2 for the Comic Books subpage is at such a wide margin that it would be called at 5 days, so I'm gonna go ahead and call this. It's in and tagged on the subpage; caption?

Edited by Willbyr on Feb 19th 2021 at 7:41:46 AM

Feb 22nd 2021 at 6:34:56 AM

No caption discussion; locking up.

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