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The trope Generic Doomsday Villain is about a villain who (1) is a serious threat, and (2) doesn't have any apparent motivation beyond "being evil". Although picked by IP about two years ago, the current image shows neither of those. Rather, it shows a villain who dresses in a particular way (i.e. the trope Dastardly Whiplash), hates good (i.e. For the Evulz) and has an Evil Laughter.
So we should pull this for demonstrating the wrong trope.
This is rather hard to illustrate without a lampshade; I suggest panel 1+2 or 1+7 of this.
Edited by Spark9 on Feb 12th 2021 at 11:44:18 AM
The current was selected in this crowner and kept per this thread. It's not great, but I'm not sure how the suggestion is illustrative so I'm voting the current as a weak Keep Until Better Image Suggested.
Keep Until Better Image Suggested.
The image is funny, but it doesn't give off "lack of evil motive" very well to me
Edited by KingofNightmares on Feb 19th 2021 at 5:03:46 AM
The Orb of Dominance fits.
Here's a reasonable image of ◊ Mangog from Thor, but I don't know how well it will wiki-size, and it's roughly as text-reliant as the current.
I don't think it'll work. Text is too small.
Text doesn't work in wiki size.
Yeah, I can't read that at all.
The narration boxes check "serious threat" and "lack of higher goal".
Edited by Drope on Feb 20th 2021 at 5:05:43 AM
At least on my monitor, they're also near unreadable.
Same. Perhaps if it was cropped from the waist-up?
7 is unreadable, 10 works for me (although it could be improved per ).
The text is too small on the suggestions. Weak Keep Until Better Image Suggested.
Edit: See my next post.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Feb 25th 2021 at 9:08:34 AM
either way I going to vote pull as the current isn't illustrative to me.
After thinking about it a bit more, I'm changing my vote to pull, but I still think the suggestions' text is too small.
Is the character on #10 literally called Doomsday? If so, that's a bonus point for using him.
Is there a larger version of 10?
I couldn't find any where the text is readable.
If that's true, I'd actually say that's a point against using him, since it might fool viewers into thinking that Generic Doomsday Villain is an "expy trope" like Xenomorph Xerox or King Koopa Copy: some generic villain modeled after Doomsday.
It seems it's true, his name is Doomsday. And you have a point, using him might confuse people.
Edited by eroock on Feb 25th 2021 at 9:58:48 AM
The fact that his name is Doomsday is nowhere in the image so I don't see how that would confuse non-fans.
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How well does it match the trope?