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Sep 13th 2021 at 4:18:42 PM

Because Call a Pegasus a "Hippogriff", is how we can involve Our Sirens Are Different when they're not called Sirens, but have basically everything else.

Like Sirens Are Mermaids, but generalized?

Edited by Malady on Sep 13th 2021 at 4:19:01 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Sep 23rd 2021 at 12:52:16 PM

Are we ready to swap in the description?

Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Sep 23rd 2021 at 5:09:11 PM

I think the description's ready, yes.

Sep 29th 2021 at 7:10:18 AM

Since there were no objections, I updated the description and I’m now in the process of moving everything to Our Sirens Are Different.

As a sidenote, does the trope really belong in the Villains index?

Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
I--Vanya--I She's worth like 4 bees, okay? from Belarus
She's worth like 4 bees, okay?
Sep 29th 2021 at 11:15:17 AM

[up][up][up]No.

"It's folly to tell me I can't do something!"
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 30th 2021 at 1:36:45 PM

Ok, I removed it a while ago.

Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Oct 4th 2021 at 9:37:29 PM

It seems we still need to finish updating the example list. Unless anyone has objections or further concerns, I can do it tomorrow morning.

Adept Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Oct 4th 2021 at 10:45:44 PM

Have anyone started on the "Siren's Song" draft? And do we actual examples of that that doesn't overlap wiht other tropes while we're at it?

WarJay77 The cutest little monster from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
The cutest little monster
Oct 5th 2021 at 1:42:37 AM

If we don't have a sponsor, we can just yard it.

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Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Oct 11th 2021 at 10:01:49 PM

All right, since it seems like that's the last thing that needs doing I updated the example list on the main page to match the sandbox.

Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Oct 21st 2021 at 9:21:13 AM

Apologies for the double post, but edits don't bump threads.

Since the bulk of the work is done and we all seem to be in agreement over the results, the only thing left to do is clean up the wicks and either replace or delete them as needed. I don't have time right now, but I can get started once I get home from work.

Tabs from now on
Oct 21st 2021 at 9:36:54 AM

Enthralling Siren has 524 wicks.

"Siren Song" examples to yard

Art

Comic Books

  • Les Compagnons du crépuscule: The sisters are compared to sirens all the way. But the old abbot in the monastery clearly states that the compelling voice, which even makes the monks listen in wonder, belongs to Carmine. Crossed with the Captivity Harmonica trope in her case, as she sings from her tower, where her husband keeps her locked up.

Films — Live-Action

  • Mermaid: The rusalka enthralls the apprentice with her beauty and her singing voice, and lures him into the river. She then flips him out of his rowboat and attempts to drown him. The old monk intervenes.

Tabletop Games

  • Dark Heresy: Enthralling Siren: The Lady of the Voids in Creatures Anathema, a Slaaneshi daemon breed that resembles several daemonettes haphazardly fused together at the waist. Manifesting itself by possessing starship astropaths, a Lady of the Voids quickly enslaves the crew using a hypnotic warp-song of primal screams and moans. Fortunately, those affected can be cured by simply covering their ears or silencing the song.
  • Salvage Hidden Treasures: Enthralling Siren : The Siren Song event stop the player who reveals it to move their ships in any direction for their next turn.

Video Games

  • Dragon Age – Deities and Lore
    • All Darkspawn hear the Old Gods singing to them. Supposedly, it's the most beautiful song you could hear and after a while makes it impossible to think for yourself. Cutting Darkspawn off from this song has been shown to give them back their sanity and sapience, but it also drives some mad and desperate to hear it again.
    • When a Warden starts to hear this, it signals the beginning of The Calling, and the end of their lifespan. According to in-game lore, the song feels like an "intrusion" at first, but becomes gradually louder and more fixed in the mind until the Warden can't live without it, or even remember not hearing it. One journal you find by a long-dead Warden veteran has the Warden's writing constantly digress into gushing its beauty, to the point of resenting being judged for enjoying it in spite of what it represents.
    • During a failed attempt to kill one of the Old Gods before it could be corrupted, the Grey Wardens discovered that the song is audible to anyone close enough to their prisons, and incredibly loud.

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Edited by Tabs on Oct 25th 2021 at 11:10:14 AM

Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Theriocephalus Beast Man from gimme a map and a moment and I can tell you Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Nov 30th 2021 at 10:00:50 AM

After reading through the discussion I'm unclear as to why the Wonder Woman examples were removed. The reasoning behind the edit says examples were removed to fit the new trope description but both of were of enemies that were explicitly called sirens in the source material and were quite "different", with one having been forcibly transformed into a tree as punishment in antiquity and the other group being siren androids.

Synchronicity cut to the feeling! Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
cut to the feeling!
Nov 30th 2021 at 10:17:39 AM

Could you link to the page and put removed examples here?

Nov 30th 2021 at 11:09:01 AM

Not sure what page you want a link to, but both examples as originally written are:

  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman has faced off against sirens and those acting under their sway on multiple occasions. The first time is with Mona Menise in Sensation Comics, who is trouble on her own before she picks up a wooden bangle containing a vengeful siren that had been turned into a tree by Aphrodite in antiquity.
    • Wonder Woman (1942): Diana leads a coalition of female heroes to take down a group of android sirens created by Professor Ivo that are attacking the capitol. They only affect men, necessitating the quick gathering of a bunch of super-ladies.

WarJay77 The cutest little monster from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
The cutest little monster
Nov 30th 2021 at 11:10:32 AM

The first one is a ZCE; it says that "sirens exist", but that's not enough context to count for these tropes.

Wick Check Project - Troper Wall - Currently working on: Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World
Nov 30th 2021 at 11:18:16 AM

Yeah, that one is pretty rubbish as is, how about a rewrite like...

  • Sensation Comics: Parthenope is a siren who lured sailors to their deaths with her music in antiquity until Aphrodite turned her into a tree as punishment. The tree was later carved into a bangle through which she could extend her musical powers to the wearer.

Tabs from now on
Synchronicity cut to the feeling! Relationship Status: I've got a total eclipse of the heart
cut to the feeling!
Nov 30th 2021 at 3:46:25 PM

Did some dewicking, just under 200 now.

Edited by Synchronicity on Nov 30th 2021 at 8:40:55 AM

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