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Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Feb 12th 2021 at 11:43:14 AM

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

Special trousers. Very heroic.
Feb 18th 2021 at 2:36:45 PM

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.

jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot
Feb 18th 2021 at 2:49:31 PM

Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

there's nobody here
Feb 19th 2021 at 5:03:32 AM

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

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Delibirda No MLP season 9 spoilers, please from Trondheim, Norway Relationship Status: Non-Canon
No MLP season 9 spoilers, please
Feb 19th 2021 at 5:08:59 AM

The Orb of Dominance fits.

Even the coldest of hearts thaw in the face of true love.
thok That's Dr. Title, thank you very much Relationship Status: Married to the job
That's Dr. Title, thank you very much
Feb 19th 2021 at 5:16:56 AM

Here's a reasonable image of [1] Mangog from Thor, but I don't know how well it will wiki-size, and it's roughly as text-reliant as the current.

Shadao Surprised Satoshi
Surprised Satoshi
Feb 19th 2021 at 4:24:27 PM

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mangog.jpg

[up] I don't think it'll work. Text is too small.

miraculous I like an honest demon. from South Africa
I like an honest demon.
Feb 19th 2021 at 4:30:18 PM

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Text doesn't work in wiki size.

"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go to hell to be together"
Feb 19th 2021 at 7:22:52 PM

Yeah, I can't read that at all. [tdown]

Drope Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Feb 20th 2021 at 4:50:52 AM

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doomsday_comic_cover_4.png

The narration boxes check "serious threat" and "lack of higher goal".

Edited by Drope on Feb 20th 2021 at 5:05:43 AM

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Feb 24th 2021 at 11:20:46 PM

[up]At least on my monitor, they're also near unreadable.

Crossover-Enthusiast Yo! from quarantine (send Red Lobster biscuits) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Yo!
Feb 25th 2021 at 12:40:29 AM

[up] Same. Perhaps if it was cropped from the waist-up?

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Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Feb 25th 2021 at 1:42:06 AM

7 is unreadable, 10 works for me (although it could be improved per [up]).

Special trousers. Very heroic.
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 25th 2021 at 1:44:26 AM

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

"An ear for an ear makes it hard to hear." —Gaston (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
audasious Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Feb 25th 2021 at 4:51:20 AM

either way I going to vote pull as the current isn't illustrative to me.

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 25th 2021 at 7:08:15 AM

After thinking about it a bit more, I'm changing my vote to pull, but I still think the suggestions' text is too small.

"An ear for an ear makes it hard to hear." —Gaston (Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
Feb 25th 2021 at 8:23:39 AM

Is the character on #10 literally called Doomsday? If so, that's a bonus point for using him.

Feb 25th 2021 at 8:33:01 AM

Is there a larger version of 10?

Feb 25th 2021 at 8:47:17 AM

I couldn't find any where the text is readable.

PeabodySam The Pea Mocker from Behind the computer
The Pea Mocker
Feb 25th 2021 at 8:56:30 AM

[up][up][up]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.

... until SUDDENLY DINOSAURS.
Feb 25th 2021 at 9:37:12 AM

[up]It seems it's true, his name is Doomsday. And you have a point, using him might confuse people.

Feb 25th 2021 at 9:46:42 AM

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doomsday_30.png

Edited by eroock on Feb 25th 2021 at 9:58:48 AM

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Feb 25th 2021 at 10:01:53 AM

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god-touched
Feb 25th 2021 at 10:10:02 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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jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickiní a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
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