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Synchronicity practically an avenger Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
practically an avenger
Oct 20th 2021 at 1:00:17 PM

Forgot to post it here — I've been very slow crosswicking it, but Targeted to Hurt the Hero is up and running.

(ETA New page) Sandbox.Cleaning Out The Fridge - track cleanup

Edited by Synchronicity on Oct 20th 2021 at 3:00:54 AM

GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Oct 20th 2021 at 1:10:57 PM

[up]I noticed that while the Stuffed in the Fridge redirect has a list of namespaces to clean (and which ones have been cleaned), the main Stuffed into the Fridge page doesn't. Should a list of work page namespaces be added to that list, or is cleanup already done for it?

Edited by GastonRabbit on Oct 20th 2021 at 3:11:09 AM

When my fist clenches, crack it open before I use it and lose my cool.
Synchronicity practically an avenger Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
practically an avenger
Oct 20th 2021 at 1:11:46 PM

Ah, those are namespaces that I've already cleaned.

GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Oct 20th 2021 at 1:24:23 PM

So only the redirect is left?

Edited by GastonRabbit on Oct 20th 2021 at 3:24:41 AM

When my fist clenches, crack it open before I use it and lose my cool.
Synchronicity practically an avenger Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
practically an avenger
Oct 20th 2021 at 1:55:18 PM

The main Stuffed into the Fridge wicks haven't been looked at. I should be able to finish up the redirect wicks.

AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Oct 20th 2021 at 3:08:15 PM

So what's the difference between this trope and Revenge by Proxy? Just the revenge portion?

Synchronicity practically an avenger Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
practically an avenger
Oct 20th 2021 at 3:39:54 PM

Revenge is not a necessary motivation by the villain or a reaction by the hero.

  • The villain might kill Bob's girlfriend Alice as revenge for Bob destroying his base. He might also kill her For the Evulz, or to trigger Bob's Face–Heel Turn, or some other reason.
  • The hero might decide to avenge his girlfriend's death after the villain kills her. He might also give up on heroism altogether, or spend a season crying about it until he gets a new girlfriend and then returns to fight the villain for a different reason, or some other reaction.

GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Oct 20th 2021 at 4:14:39 PM

It turns out I misread the sandbox when I looked at it earlier, which is why I asked what I did in my previous posts. I misread "have been looked through" as "have to be looked through".

When my fist clenches, crack it open before I use it and lose my cool.
AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Oct 20th 2021 at 6:16:48 PM

Is there a trope for when the murder or attempt at it is done to be as grisly as possible for extra emotional harm, as opposed to just a bullet in the head?

Orbiting Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Oct 20th 2021 at 6:42:53 PM

That's for the death itself, but what about the intent to be cruel, whether one is successful or not?

Orbiting Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
Oct 21st 2021 at 1:46:18 AM

Retty sure that's still Cruel and Unusual Death. From the description:

Deaths like this tend to fall into two categories: The first one is where the victim is a rather sadistic villain who deserves it, who you really aren't going to feel sorry for (well, maybe a little...). The second one is where the killer fits that description, and the intent is to show the viewers how sadistic they are (more often than not, it's convincing).

A death that's needlessly awful for the sake of sadism or cruelty is a Cruel and Unusual Death. The cruelty towards the victim's loved ones is included; as far as I know there isn't a seperate trope for that needless cruelty being directed at the loved ones specifically.

Edited by Orbiting on Oct 21st 2021 at 4:53:33 AM

Synchronicity practically an avenger Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
practically an avenger
Nov 29th 2021 at 9:52:38 PM

Haven't forgotten about this — bumping to note that I've finally finished cleaning the redirect T_T

So that leaves the main work namespace wicks to look through, which I'll be working on.

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PageAction: StuffedIntoTheFridge
11th Aug '21 9:09:52 AM

Crown Description:

Stuffed in the Fridge's usage suffers from an unclear distinction and overlapping usage with Disposable Woman and offsite usage with a different definition than our narrower one ("fridging" = "a woman is killed to motivate the hero"). What should be done with the page itself? Note: if "keep and refine definition" wins, the scope will be decided on in another crowner.

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