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Delibirda from Trondheim, Norway Relationship Status: It's complicated
Oct 11th 2021 at 11:49:23 PM

Well, they're neither of those, but there is no generic "Needs Help."

The issue is, there are two images.

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Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
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Oct 12th 2021 at 5:24:17 PM

Those images used to be in their respective sections below the introductory paragraph, but at some point they were moved to the top of the page. If we choose to just use two images to make one two-panel image, I'd go with the 40K Orks and the Warcraft orc.

FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
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Oct 12th 2021 at 6:36:25 PM

As long as the Space Marine orcs are kept, any combo is fine.

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Oct 13th 2021 at 1:12:52 AM

[up][up][up] Sure, let's go with this.

Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Oct 13th 2021 at 1:19:18 AM

This needs to show the classic/Tolkien orc to indicate what "our orcs" are different from.

(edit) yes, that [down]

Edited by Spark9 on Oct 13th 2021 at 5:51:11 AM

Special trousers. Very heroic.
alnair20aug93 🧡 orange 🧡 from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
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Oct 13th 2021 at 5:38:05 AM

This thread is fitting for Orc-tober, I can say.

I would suggest a collage of the four images to portray both the Tolkien and Blizzard type orcs.

petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Oct 13th 2021 at 6:19:36 AM

Merge them into one image. How would it look in a 2x2 arrangement?

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Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
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Oct 13th 2021 at 6:02:35 PM

[up] I used a couple of new images for a collage:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/orccollage.png
Top left: An orc from The Lord of the Rings.
Top right: An Ork from Warhammer 40,000note .
Bottom left: An orc from Warcraft.
Bottom right: An Orsimer from Skyrim.

Edited by Willbyr on Oct 13th 2021 at 8:05:56 AM

Spark9 Gentleman Troper! from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Oct 13th 2021 at 6:08:13 PM

[up] I'd prefer that without the footnote. Nice collage though!

Special trousers. Very heroic.
StarSword Captain of USS Bajor from somewhere in deep space
Captain of USS Bajor
Oct 13th 2021 at 10:25:16 PM

[tup] to the collage minus the note.

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Delibirda from Trondheim, Norway Relationship Status: It's complicated
Oct 14th 2021 at 2:49:36 AM

I find it unclear. Is it supposed to be a comparison between «normal» orcs and different orcs?

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petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Oct 14th 2021 at 3:25:49 AM

The trope is a subtrope of Our X Are Different, a set of tropes that describes how X things are portrayed in media. The trope description emphasizes the two main types, but the trope basically applies to any depiction of or orcs. The ones in the image look quite diverse, so it's a good picture even if it's not 100% clear which main category each of them belongs.

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Delibirda from Trondheim, Norway Relationship Status: It's complicated
Oct 14th 2021 at 3:54:28 AM

[up][up]So, any orcs in media? Huh?

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StarSword Captain of USS Bajor from somewhere in deep space
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Oct 14th 2021 at 8:51:16 AM

[up]Yeah. How are they the same as the "average"? How are they different? That's how that family of tropes works.

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Oct 14th 2021 at 9:03:17 AM

~Delibirda: To be clear, the Our Monsters Are Different pages are not "[fantastic species] exists in this work". It's "these fantastic species have long histories in media and various myths/stories surrounding them, so here is how this specific work portrays them. What traits did they take from other works/traditions, and which ones did they pretty much invent?". For a good example of what we are going for with that collage, look at Our Vampires Are Different: it covers "classic Dracula type", "pretty boy Twilight type", "cute anime girl type", and more.

That said, top right and bottom left look a little interchangeable to me; maybe the Gamorreans of Star Wars for another live-action take?

FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
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petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Oct 14th 2021 at 11:07:58 AM

[up]That's because dwarves have a tendency to follow a single stereotype. Yet if a dwarf is not like that, it would make it into that trope as a subversion.

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FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Oct 14th 2021 at 11:14:31 AM

I know. I'm basically just rambling off-topic now. Let's stick to the main topic, huh? How's the picture in 9 look?

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Oct 14th 2021 at 11:16:04 AM

9 looks good to me.

(Annoyed grunt)
petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Oct 14th 2021 at 11:23:29 AM

9[tup]

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Willbyr Hi Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
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Oct 14th 2021 at 5:57:30 PM

Would it help to delineate the Tolkienesque and revisionist orcs in the caption?

rjd1922 Image Pickin' regular from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
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Oct 15th 2021 at 9:47:16 AM

[up]I think it would, and maybe separate them with a black line? [tup]9 otherwise.

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