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edited 22nd Jan '13 6:00:38 AM by lu127

Dec 10th 2018 at 4:08:42 AM

[up] @Ruben Ferro

Ayane has a very bad sense of direction. <- period The first time you meet her, she is completely lost, holding her map upside down. It's little wonder that she casually switches up left and right, loudly exclaiming that the party needs to go right <- no comma and then proceeding to the left.

Your first sentence above is actually two separate sentences grafted together with a comma. That's called a comma splice.

You could have joined them together with a colon instead, as per "colon before explanation" on that page.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 10th 2018 at 4:16:22 AM

Dec 13th 2018 at 11:13:47 PM

Game: Agarest: Generations of War

  • Go Through Me: In the last chapter, after beating one of the (otherwise redeemable) villains, Murmina wants to take revenge on said villain for committing genocide on her people. However, the main hero stands between them and asks Murmina to go through him, if she wants her revenge. He knows she is not a bad person at hearth, but wants to see if she is really as consumed by hatred and the thirst for vengeance, as she claims. His bet pays off, as Murmina is incapable of exacting her revenge if that is the price.

Dec 14th 2018 at 2:39:30 AM

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In the last chapter, after beating one of the (otherwise redeemable) villains, Murmina wants to take revenge on said villain for committing genocide against her people. However, the main hero stands between them and asks Murmina to go through him, if she wants her revenge. He knows she is not a bad person at heart, but wants to see if she is really as consumed by hatred and the thirst for vengeance <- no comma as she claims. His bet pays off, as Murmina is incapable of exacting her revenge if that is the price.

Dec 14th 2018 at 12:09:58 PM

Series Mascot

  • While Sylvanian Families (Calico Critters in the US) didn't have it's own mascot for a period between the 80's and 90's. The rabbit families we're the closest the franchise could get as their main mascot. It wasn't until the early 2010's where Bell became the main mascot for the franchise.

Sylvanian Families Trivia

Slyvanian Families

  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: While the 2007 OVA series was exclusively released in Japan. The OVA was able to gain it's own English dub. However the characters we're voiced by unknown British voice actors.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Stella the older sister of Bell has a crush on an male rabbit. However when Stella's crush shows up, he's face isn't allowed to be seen with only his arms, ears, hands, and feet visible.
  • No Name Given: The male rabbit that Stella has a crush on is never given a name.

Sylvanian Families YMMV

  • Heartwarming Moments
    • In "Calico Critters The Treasure of Calico Village", after Bell tells the entire village that she wishes to drop out of "The Loveliest Thing in Calico Village Contest" as part of the Calico Village Festival due to accidentally breaking her small model of Sparkle Lake. Bell's grandpa shows up and gives Bell his seashell that he got from his trip out in the ocean which cheers her up. Bell's grandpa then decides to help out Bell by asking the entire village to help out and create a bigger replica of Sparkle Lake complete with Susie and Melina playing their musical instruments that causes the breeze to show up. While Melinda and Susie are performing, Bell asks Dominic's father to do something special for the festival and is then seen flying on a wooden plane that causes gently rain to show up. Bell then thanks the entire village for helping her.
    • In "Calico Village The Town of Dreams", Stella gets unfortunate news on the phone that Stella's clothing line won't make it in the Fashion show due to the model not being able to make it to the show. Bell feels bad for her sister despite Stella trying her hardest to not get to upset but is clearly upset about the sudden news. Bell then decides to be her sister's new model and prepares for the fashion show with help from Lulu. After the fashion show is over, Stella's clothing line will now get sold and congratulates Bell for her help.

Sylvanina Families Characters Page

Susie

Voiced by: Julie Maddalena (US 2017-)

A silent and shy kitten who loves daydreaming.
  • The Quiet One: While she is vocal, she doesn't talk very often outsides of her family and friends.
  • Mr. Imagination: She loves daydreaming which is shown in some of the mini-episodes.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very shy and prefers quietness. Her sister Lulu is the exact opposite and loves having girl chat between Stella and Laura.

Melinda

Voiced by: Erika Harlacher (US 2017-)

A Toy Poodle who wants to learn how to bake cakes and make pastries with her mother at her family pastry shop.
  • Those Two Girls: She is commonly seen with Susie in some of the OV As and the mini-episodes. In Calico Critters: The Treasure of Calico Village, she and Susie are seen practicing their musical performance for the upcoming village festival.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Susie's Blue Oni.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Melinda is very friendly and sweet. But she doesn't take it well when she hears that Aidan wants 10 tarts and 10 cakes from her family's pastry shop. She ends up chasing him out of her store.

Sabrina

Voiced by: Kira Buckland (US 2017-)

An active cat who loves playing sports actives.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the most notable tomboyish characters in the series. Especially compared to Girly Girl Bell, Melinda, and Susie.

Dominic

Voiced by: Julie Maddalena (US 2017-)

A chipmunk who is very active and loves climbing trees. Dominic is also close friends with Bell and Aidan.
  • Handy Man: Dominic is sometimes seen building things. One of the mini-episodes shows Dominic inviting Bell over for a secret visit to the tree house he created.

Stella

Voiced by: Kira Buckland (US 2017-)

A young adult rabbit who is Bell's big sister and lives in a city outside of Calico Village. She works as a Dress designer at the Grand Department Store along with Lulu and Laura.
  • Cool Big Sis: Stella really cares about her sister Bell. She even dreamed of spending time with Bell and her family around the Christmas season as shown in Calico Critters Mini Episodes.

Lulu

Voiced by: Julie Maddalena (US 2017-)

A kindhearted cat who's very gentle with others. She's the sister of Susie who works at the Grand Department Store in the city.
  • The Heart: Lulu serves as the voice of reason at times with Lulu and Stella at the Grand Department Store and is very soft spoken.
  • Friend to All Children: Lulu has a soft spot for children and finds Bell cute when Bell decides to become a model for Stella's own entry at the fashion show in the Grand Department Store.

Laura

Voiced by: Anne Yatco (US 2017-)

A Toy Poodle who is the sister of Melinda. She loves chatting and loves sweets. She's the sister of Melinda and works with Lulu and Stella at the Grand Department Store.
  • Sweet Tooth: She really loves sweets and is commonly seen eating cakes and other pastries while at work. Stella even mentions her habit for eating anything sweet when she sent Bell her letter in the mini episodes.
  • The Lancer: Compared to the roles Lulu and Stella do at the Grand Department Store as fashion designers. Laura does the busier and more important roles such as taking calls from customers and other people who work at the Department.

Grace

Voiced by: Cherami Leigh (US 2017-)

Bell's baby sister who loves playing with her family and hangs out at Nursery School. She's also one of the main characters in "Calico Critters Nursery" series.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: While she's is still an infant. She's able to speak full sentences at times most notable in the mini-episodes.
  • Depending on the Writer: How talkative and intelligent Grace can be depends on the situation or her other animated appearances. In "The Treasure of Calico Village" Grace talks with limited vocabulary similar to how a real toddler is learning how to talk. While in the mini episodes and stop-motion shorts she is able to speak full sentences.

Edited by brb1006 on Dec 15th 2018 at 4:22:28 AM

"A Lady does not start fights but they can finish them"
Dec 15th 2018 at 12:10:48 AM

Game: Rush for Berlin

  • Alternate History: The game may seem like a bog standard second world war RTS, but some of the campaigns eventually go off the beaten path. While the Russian campaign stays true to history, the allied and German does not. In the allied campaign, you can actually reach Berlin before the soviets. While you can't win the second WW as the Germans, you can, however, hold off the allies on both fronts until you can negotiate more favorable terms of surrender.

Dec 15th 2018 at 6:58:17 AM

[up][up] @brb1006

While Sylvanian Families (Calico Critters in the US) didn't have its own mascot for a period between the 80's and 90's. The rabbit families were the closest the franchise could get to having a main mascot. It wasn't until the early 2010's that Bell became the main mascot for the franchise.

It's more notable in the mini-episodes, <- comma which mainly focuses on Bell and her friends' daily lives.

While the 2007 OVA series was exclusively released in Japan, <- comma it was able to gain its own English dub. However, <- comma the characters were voiced by unknown British voice actors.

Bell's older sister Stella has a crush on a male rabbit. However, <- comma when Stella's crush shows up, his face isn't allowed to be seen. <- period Only his arms, ears, hands, and feet are visible.

In "Calico Critters The Treasure of Calico Village", after Bell tells the entire village that she wishes to drop out of "The Loveliest Thing in Calico Village Contest" (part of the Calico Village Festival) due to accidentally breaking her small model of Sparkle Lake. Bell's grandpa shows up and gives Bell his seashell that he got from his trip out in the ocean, <- comma which cheers her up. Bell's grandpa then decides to help out Bell by asking the entire village to help out and create a bigger replica of Sparkle Lake, <- comma complete with Susie and Melina playing their musical instruments, <- comma which causes the breeze to blow. While Melinda and Susie are performing, Bell asks Dominic's father to do something special for the festival and is then seen flying on a wooden plane that causes a gentle rain to begin falling. Bell then thanks the entire village for helping her.

In "Calico Village The Town of Dreams", Stella gets unfortunate news on the phone that Stella's clothing line won't appear in the Fashion show due to the model not being able to make it to the show. Bell feels bad for her sister despite Stella trying her hardest to not get to upset, <- comma but is clearly upset about the sudden news. Bell then decides to be her sister's new model and prepares for the fashion show with help from Lulu. After the fashion show is over, Stella's clothing line will now be sold and she congratulates Bell for her help.

While she is vocal, she doesn't talk very often to anyone outside of her family and friends.

She loves daydreaming, <- comma which is shown in some of the mini-episodes.

Her sister Lulu is the exact opposite and loves having girl talk with Stella and Laura.

She is commonly seen with Susie in some of the OVAs and the mini-episodes.

Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Susie's Blue Oni.

  • This is a Zero-Context Example. You need to say specifically how each of them is a Red Oni or Blue Oni.

Melinda is very friendly and sweet, <- comma but she doesn't take it well when she hears that Aidan wants 10 tarts and 10 cakes from her family's pastry shop.

  • Starting off the second sentence with the word "But" makes it clear it's the second half of the first sentence, broken off as a sentence fragment.

An active cat who loves playing sports.

She's the most notably tomboyish character in the series, <- comma especially compared to Girly Girls Bell, Melinda, and Susie.

She works as a dress designer at the Grand Department Store along with Lulu and Laura.

She even dreams of spending time with Bell and her family around the Christmas season, <- comma as shown in Calico Critters Mini Episodes.

She's the sister of Susie, <- comma who works at the Grand Department Store in the city.

Lulu has a soft spot for children and finds Bell to be cute when she decides to become a model for Stella's own entry at the fashion show in the Grand Department Store.

A Toy Poodle who is Melinda's sister. She loves chatting and loves sweets. She works with Lulu and Stella at the Grand Department Store.

Stella even mentions her habit of eating anything sweet when she sends Bell a letter in the mini episodes.

Compared to the roles Lulu and Stella have at the Grand Department Store as fashion designers. Laura has the busier and more important roles, <- comma such as taking calls from customers and other people who work at the Department.

Bell's baby sister, <- comma who loves playing with her family and hangs out at Nursery School. She's also one of the main characters in the "Calico Critters Nursery" series.

  • Is the place specifically named "Nursery School" or is it just a "nursery school"?

While she's is still an infant. She's able to speak full sentences at times, <- comma most notably in the mini-episodes.

How talkative and intelligent Grace can be depends on the situation or her other animated appearances. In "The Treasure of Calico Village", <- comma Grace talks with a limited vocabulary, <- comma similar to how a real toddler who is learning how to talk. While In the mini episodes and stop-motion shorts, <- comma she is able to speak full sentences.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 15th 2018 at 7:07:40 AM

Dec 15th 2018 at 7:11:07 AM

[up][up] @Ruben Ferro

The game may seem like a bog standard second world war RTS, but some of the campaigns eventually go off the beaten path. While the Russian campaign stays true to history, the Allied and German do not. In the Allied campaign, you can actually reach Berlin before the Soviets. While you can't win the second WW as the Germans, you can, however, hold off the Allies on both fronts until you can negotiate more favorable terms of surrender.

Dec 15th 2018 at 11:39:58 PM

Game: Agarest: Generations of War

  • Take Off Your Clothes: After an earthquake swallows Ladius and one of the heroines (it depends on player choice which), they end up in a cave and fall into an underground river. Once he assesses the situation Ladius concludes that they should probably wait for rescue. However, since they are soaking wet the cold is a major problem, so, to best conserve heat, Ladius promptly asks the heroines to remove their clothes, to their varying levels of confusion and embarrassment.

Dec 16th 2018 at 4:32:01 AM

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After an earthquake swallows Ladius and one of the heroines (it depends on player choice which), they end up in a cave and fall into an underground river. Once he assesses the situation, <- comma Ladius concludes that they should probably wait for rescue. However, since they are soaking wet the cold is a major problem, so, to best conserve heat, Ladius promptly asks the heroine to remove her clothes, to their varying levels of confusion and embarrassment on her part.

I deleted "(it depends on player choice which)" because it's not really necessary to understand the example, as per How to Write an Example - Keep it Brief.

fishysaur Just your under-average loser
Just your under-average loser
Dec 19th 2018 at 3:41:18 AM

I'm back after a long time, with a new characters folder

EDIT: Corrected

folder: Toko]]

O-Toko

Debut: Chapter 727 (Manga)

"It's Toko. Go ahead and try adding "O-" in front of it!"
Robin:"O-Toko-chan"
"I'm not a boy, though! Ahahah!"

A cheerful little girl who lives in the Flower Capital and works as Kamuro for Komurasaki.


  • Cheerful Child: Exaggerated. She's a child who never drops her smile and loves making jokes, especially regarding her Punny Name.
  • Cry Laughing: When a member of the Kyoshiro Family drops her bowl of soba, she begins crying at the loss of food while loudly laughing at the same time. Franky and Sanji note and comment on it.
  • Delicious Distraction: Despite her overall goofy and cheerful personality, Tok takes her job very seriously. However, Sanji's soba is so delicious Toko arrives late at her job because wanted to taste it.
  • Ironic Name: Played with. Toko itself is not punny, but with the female prefix O-, it becomes O-Toko, similar to the Japanese word Otoko, which means man/male, while she notes that she's actually a girl. Of course, the pun is lost if you don't know Japanese.
  • Mrs Exposition: Her main role in her first appearance is to explain who the courtesan Komurasaki is.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Go ahead and try to find a panel where she's not sporting a 32-teeth smile. Even when she's crying or panicking because she's late, she's still smiling.
  • Through His Stomach: She becomes friends with the Straw Hats because Sanji has offered her some extra soba after a Yakuza thug dropped her bowl.

[[/folder]]

folder:Komurasaki]]

Komurasaki

Debut: Chapter 727 (Manga)

The highest ranked oiran of the Wano country and Orochi's courtesan.


  • Even the Girls Want Her: The crowd that gathers to admire Komurasaki while she walks through the capital is composed by both men and women.
  • The Faceless: In her debut, her face is hidden by a Unreveal Angle.
  • High-Class Call Girl: As family-friendly as it can be for a Shonen series, she's Wano's most famous courtesan, and has been choosen by the Shogun to perform his services.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Invoked. She wears a pair of stilts and is the most beautiful woman of Wano.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: While it's still not clear if she can be a contender for the title along with Boa Hancock and Shiraoshi, she's without doubt the most beautiful woman in the Wano Country.

[[/folder]]

Edited by fishysaur on Dec 20th 2018 at 4:43:43 AM

Dec 19th 2018 at 11:37:47 PM

Ringing Bell Nightmare Fuel

Edited by brb1006 on Dec 19th 2018 at 2:39:35 PM

"A Lady does not start fights but they can finish them"
fishysaur Just your under-average loser
Just your under-average loser
Dec 20th 2018 at 12:12:23 AM

Some new tropes

EDIT: corrected

for the Wano Country

  • Red Light District: There is a literal one in the Flower Capital, where there are multiple courtesans.

For the Kozuki Clan in general

  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Subverted. When Luffy joins Law in Wano, the latter shows him the Kozuki Family and its servants' graves, and explains they can only come out once the sun is set. It's actually revealed the latter is true because Kin'emon suffers diarrhea during the day, while the graves are there because they are believed to be dead, but they've actually traveled twenty years into the future. Luffy then yells at Law for being so misleading.

for Orochi

  • Villain with Good Publicity: Of the Written by the Winners variety. He became the Shogun after the Beast Pirates killed Oden, and thanks to propaganda taught even at school, he's believed to be a hero, while the members of the Kozuki clan are considered enemies of the country.

For Kyoshiro

  • Hookers and Blow: When he first appears, he's drinking sake in the Red Light District, where he seems to spend a lot of time.
  • Mr. Exposition: In his debut appearance, he talks to a man about Toki's prophecy while Robin is performing next to him so she could hear it.

For Komurasaki

  • Dude Magnet: Deconstructed. She attracts everyone, even girls. However, she manipulates the men that love her into selling everything to give her money so she can be freed from the red lights district and live with them, then she ditches them once they don't have any more money.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She isn't the most famous courtesan for nothing. However, she's as beautiful as she is manipulative.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She's seen smoking a pipe in the scene which reveals how much of a bitch (err... figuratively) she really is.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Oh, boy! She tricks the men that fall for her into believing she hates her situation and wants to leave the Red Light District to stay with them. And explains she needs a lot of money for that. Once these men have sold even their house and their family, she claims she doesn't want anything to do with them and that she has already spent all of the money.

Also, for Chopper

  • Art Evolution: As years passed, Chopper's design has become cuter and rounder.

for the All Stars

Edited by fishysaur on Dec 20th 2018 at 4:52:34 AM

Dec 20th 2018 at 4:15:56 AM

[up][up][up], [up] @fishysaur

Franky and Sanji note and comment on it.

However, Sanji's soba is so delicious that Toko arrives late at her job because she wants to taste it.

She becomes friends with the Straw Hats because Sanji has offered her some extra soba after a Yakuza thug dropped her bowl.

While it's still not clear if she can be a contender for the title along with Boa Hancock and Shiraoshi, she's definitely the most beautiful woman in the Wano Country.

When Luffy joins Law in Wano, he shows him the Kozuki Family and its servants' graves, and explains they can only come out once the sun is set.

He became the Shogun after the Beast Pirates killed Oden, and thanks to propaganda taught even at school, he's believed to be a hero, <- comma while the members of the Kozuki clan are considered enemies of the country.

She attracts everyone, even girls. <- period However, she manipulates the men that love her into selling everything to give her money so she can be freed from the red lights district and live with them, when she actually ditches them once they don't have any more money.

That first sentence is two sentences glued together with a comma splice.

However, she's as beautiful as she is manipulative.

She tricks the men that fall for her into believing she hates her situation and wants to leave the Red Light District to stay with them. <- period However, she needs a lot of money for that. Once these men have sold even their house and their family, she claims she doesn't want anything to do with them and that she has already spent all of the money.

Another comma splice.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 20th 2018 at 4:17:00 AM

Dec 20th 2018 at 4:19:09 AM

[up][up][up] @brb1006

Unlike the Japanese cover, the US box cover is more ominous and unnerving, <- comma which really fits the tone of the film.

fishysaur Just your under-average loser
Just your under-average loser
Dec 20th 2018 at 11:30:50 AM

some tropes and descriptions

EDIT: thanks, I've corrected and removed the badass moustache

for Sicilian

The captain of the Musketeer Squad. He's a Lion Mink who always acts over the top and, befitting for his title, one of the strongest Mink warriors, with a very aggressive sword-style.


  • Animal Stereotype: His habit of throwing people into the Bottomless Valley comes from the belief that lions throw their cubs down a cliff to toughen them.
  • Badass Beard: His lion mane resembles a long flowing beard and gives him a "king of the beast"-like appearance.
  • Badass Cape: As if being a lion isn't badass enough, he wears a cape like all musketeer.
  • Berserk Button: Don't even try to say any "sweet" word next to him unless you want to be thrown down a pit.
  • The Mentor: Subverted. In the past, he tried to teach Carrot swordsmanship, but Pedro noted she lacked the talent.
  • Punny Name: His name contains the word "Shishi", which means "lion" in Japanese.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name can be read as Sicilian or Shishilian.

for Roddy

A Bull Mink and one of the Guardians of the Whale Forest, and takes his role very seriously.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: In contrast to many minks whose fur colors match those of their respective animals, his is orange.
  • Horn Attack: Well, how would you you expect a Bull Mink to attack? He can power it up with Electro and it's strong enough to be even with Luffy's Haki-imbued head attack.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Sure, he's a bull, so it's expected for him to be bulky, but that applies mainly to the upper half of his body. The bottom half is quite small by comparison.
  • Verbal Tic: Being a Bull Mink, he has the habit of saying "Moo".

for BlackBack

A Gorilla Mink and one of the Guardians.


  • Funny Afro: His fur forms an afro atop his head.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Kind of. A blackback is a young male gorilla, which is subordinate to the adult ones (also known as silverbacks).
  • Super Strength: All Minks are very strong but BlackBack specializes in his strength, probably because of being a Gorilla Mink.
  • Stock Animal Diet: He's an Ape Mink and loves bananas, to the point he would stop attacking an intruder if offered one.

for Monji

An old Monkey Mink. When Jack and his men arrive in Zou looking for Raizo, he tries to negotiate with them in order to avoid a war, but fails at doing so.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Not so much his white fur, which can be attributed to his old age, but the fact he has red skin.
  • Punny Name: His name is a combination of Monkey and Jii, a way to address old men in Japanese.

Edited by fishysaur on Dec 21st 2018 at 7:10:01 AM

Dec 21st 2018 at 6:28:47 AM

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He's a Lion Mink who always acts over the top and, befitting of his title, is one of the strongest Mink Warriors, with a very aggressive sword-style.

His habit of throwing people into the Bottomless Valley comes from the belief that lions throw their cubs down a cliff to toughen them.

His lion mane resembles a long flowing beard and gives him a "king of the beasts"-like appearance.

As if being a lion isn't enough, he - Need to complete this sentence.

Badass Moustache: Has a twirly moustache that goes with his stereotypical Musketeer appearance. - Zero-Context Example - How is he a Bad Ass?


The Mentor: Averted. In the past, he tried to teach Carrot swordsmanship, but Pedro noted she lacked the talent.

According to Averted Trope, "Aversions should ALMOST NEVER be listed on trope pages. 99.9% of the time they are the exact same thing as just not using the trope. Generally, only nigh Omnipresent Tropes, or aversion-only tropes should have aversions listed as examples."

As far as I can tell, The Mentor is not one of the Omnipresent Tropes or an aversion-only trope.


His name can be read as Sicilian or Shishilian.

In contrast to many minks whose fur colors match those of their respective animals, his is orange.

Well, how would you expect a Bull Mink to attack?

Sure, he's a bull, so it's expected for him to be bulky, but that applies mainly to the upper half of his body.

His fur forms an afro atop his head.

A blackback is a young male gorilla, which is subordinate to the adult ones (also known as silverbacks).

All Minks are very strong, <- comma but BlackBack specializes in his strength, probably because of being a Gorilla Mink.

He's an Ape Mink and loves bananas, to the point he would stop attacking an intruder if offered one.

When Jack and his men arrive in Zou looking for Raizo, he tries to negotiate with them in order to avoid a war, but fails at doing so.

Not so much his white fur, which can be attributed to his old age, but the fact he has red skin.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 21st 2018 at 6:33:11 AM

Dec 23rd 2018 at 8:48:23 PM

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Literature

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1958): A Little Golden Books picture book based on the song and very similar to the 1948 short. Richard Scarry did the illustrations for this version of the story. The Little Golden Book version later gained an audio real along version in the early 1970s by Disneyland Records.

  • Animated Adaptation: The story currently has a total of 4 animated adaptations with the first being the 1948 cartoon by Max Fleishcer. The most well-known adaptation is the Rankin-Bass 1964 special. A 1996 direct-to-video adaptation by Montgomery Ward, and even gained an animated feature film in 1998 by Golden Films. Out of the four adaptations, the 1948 cartoon and the 1996 direct-to-video adaptation are direct adaptations of the original story by Robert May.
  • Kid Hero: Rudolph is just a young buck who has barely grown in his antlers. Despite this, his glowing nose proves an asset to Santa and only he can help Santa fly in the snow. Other animated adaptations of the story all keep Rudolph the same age when helping Santa out. The exception is the Rankin-Bass version where Rudolph is able to help Santa as a young adult.
  • Tender Tears: In the original 1939 illustrations, Rudolph is seen crying earlier in the story near a tree after the reindeer make fun of him for his nose. A close up of Rudolph crying is also seen complete with Rudolph's tears dropping between the text.
  • Luminescent Blush: After Rudolph returns to the North Pole on Christmas morning, the reindeer are seen congratulating him for helping Santa out on his Christmas Eve journey. Rudolph responds by blushing, which causes his entire body to turn red that's as bright as his nose. It's more notable in the original illustrations by Denver Gillen.
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: When Rudolph blushes, his body turns red from his head to his toes which is brighter then his red nose.
  • Civilized Animal: Since the story mainly takes places in the North Pole and an unknown location where Rudolph lives (Implied to be miles away from the North Pole). The only animals that are present are the reindeer who all behave like humans and able to talk. Santa's Reindeer are seen eating while sitting like a human complete with handkerchiefs, Rudolph seen standing near his bed, and some are seen walking on both four legs and two legs. Reindeer acting more human like is also seen in the 1948 Max Fleischer cartoon and the 1996 direct-to-video adaptation Rudolph's Lessons For Life. The original Denver Gillen illustrations show a male reindeer smoking a pipe, and Santa passing by Rabbitville where Santa is delivering presents to rabbits.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: The entire story and dialogue is told through rhyme which is carried over to Montgomery Ward's own 1996 animated adaptation.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1998

  • Vindicated by Video: While the film bombed during it's 1998 theatrical run. The movie was able to gain a bigger following once it got released on home video in the late 1990s. The film even gained a small following on the Internet in recent years.

Edited by brb1006 on Dec 23rd 2018 at 12:26:35 PM

"A Lady does not start fights but they can finish them"
Dec 24th 2018 at 3:06:35 AM

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In the early 1970s, the Little Golden Book version later gained an audio read-along version by Disneyland Records.

The story currently has a total of 4 animated adaptations, <- comma with the first being the 1948 cartoon by Max Fleischer. The last two were a 1996 direct-to-video adaptation by Montgomery Ward <- no comma and even gained an animated feature film in 1998 by Golden Films.

The exception is the Rankin-Bass version, <- comma where Rudolph is able to help Santa as a young adult.

In the original 1939 illustrations, Rudolph is seen crying early in the story near a tree after the reindeer make fun of him for his nose. A close up of Rudolph crying is also seen, <- comma complete with Rudolph's tears dropping between the text.

When Rudolph blushes, his body turns red from his head to his toes, <- comma which is brighter than his red nose.

Since the story mainly takes place at the North Pole and an unknown location where Rudolph lives (implied to be miles away from the North Pole), <- comma the only animals that are present are the reindeer, <- comma who all behave like humans and are able to talk. Santa's reindeer are seen eating while sitting like humans, <- comma complete with handkerchiefs, Rudolph is seen standing near his bed, and some are seen walking on both four legs and two legs. Reindeer acting more human-like is also seen in the 1948 Max Fleischer cartoon and the 1996 direct-to-video adaptation Rudolph's Lessons For Life. The original Denver Gillen illustrations show a male reindeer smoking a pipe <- no comma and Santa passing by Rabbitville, <- comma where he is delivering presents to rabbits.

The entire story and dialogue are told through rhyme, <- comma which is carried over to Montgomery Ward's own 1996 animated adaptation.

Note that the tropes above are not in alphabetical order.

While the film bombed during its 1998 theatrical run, <- comma it was able to gain a bigger following once it got released on home video in the late 1990s.


You still have the odd habit of writing an entire sentence and then splitting off the first half of it as a sentence fragment for no apparent reason. Can you work on that?

Hint: if you start a sentence with certain words like "Since" or "While", you need to make sure that you aren't ending the sentence too early. Each sentence needs to make sense on its own.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 24th 2018 at 3:10:07 AM

Drakon69 The dragon archnerd from greece Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
The dragon archnerd
Dec 25th 2018 at 3:04:11 AM

Atlanna and Thomas will be targeted

  • Black Manta will somehow learn of there existance and location, and will kill them both in cold blood to make Arthur feel the same pain.
    • Or alternativly he is goin to kidnap them so he can force Arthur to fight him.

Edited by Drakon69 on Dec 25th 2018 at 1:07:12 PM

DRAGON DRAGON
Dec 26th 2018 at 6:02:40 AM

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  • Black Manta will somehow learn of their existence and location, and will kill them both in cold blood to make Arthur feel the same pain.
    • Or alternatively, he is going to kidnap them so he can force Arthur to fight him.

The above example violates Example Indentation because you have a single entry at the 2nd level of indentation. They should be merged together like so:

  • Black Manta will somehow learn of their existence and location, and will either kill them both in cold blood to make Arthur feel the same pain or kidnap them so he can force Arthur to fight him.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 26th 2018 at 6:03:08 AM

Mhazard I AM THE CURE from Hong Kong Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
I AM THE CURE
Dec 26th 2018 at 7:01:24 AM

New trope proposal before adding it to the TLP:

Non-Existent Sword Clash Physics

Alternative Title: Video Game Weapons Never Clash

In many Sword Fights, swords tend to clash with each other, either having the blades stuck with each other, or producing sparks as they collide.

This is not the case in some video games.

Video game weapons are rendered in polygons or pixels, and thus technically are not physical objects. And due to convenience or a plan to implement a fast-paced combat system, sword clash physics are often ignored, allowing both parties to trade blows in a duel.

Due to the absence of sword clash physics, swords may go through each other when both parties attack simultaneously. Unless one of them is actively blocking with the sword or trying to parry with the sword, there's no way one can block by swinging toward the attacker's sword.

Besides, it's also possible for a weapon with a long reach, such as a two-handed battleaxe or a scythe to go through doors and pillar when swung horizontally, ignoring anything in front of the wielder when aimed at a specific angle, allowing the attack animation to continue after a certain point, and hitting enemies behind a door or a pillar.

Can be justified if the weapons in question are made of laser beam or energy, unless the rule of Like Cannot Cut Like is applied.

Contrasts Blade Lock and Sword Sparks.


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    Role-Playing Games 
  • In Dark Souls, weapons do not clash with each other when two people attack simultaneously. They only clash when someone is actively blocking with the blade while two-handing, or parrying with an offhand weapon.
  • In Bloodborne, you can't even block or parry with melee weapons, and just like its predecessor, melee attacks do not collide and they simply go through each other. Besides, you can hit things behind a pillar or a door by using the Hunter Axe or the Burial Blade, in which their two-handed strong attacks simply go through doors and pillars.

    Non Video Game Examples 
  • In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, the beam sabers in Cosmic Era are formed with Mirage Colloid without the use of I-Fields and they go through each other should they clash. During the fight of the Destiny Gundam versus the Infinite Justice, the Infinite Justice cuts the Destiny's Arondight Anti-Ship Sword in a half when they clash with each other. However, shields can block beam sabers.

Cute girls are cute.
Dec 27th 2018 at 5:29:35 AM

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And Due to convenience or a plan to implement a fast-paced combat system, sword clash physics are often ignored, allowing both parties to trade blows in a duel.

Besides, it's also possible for a weapon with a long reach, such as a two-handed battleaxe or a scythe, <- comma to go through doors and pillars when swung horizontally, ignoring anything in front of the wielder when aimed at a specific angle, allowing the attack animation to continue after a certain point, and hitting enemies behind a door or a pillar.

Can be justified if the weapons in question are made of laser beams or energy, unless the rule of Like Cannot Cut Like is applied.

Contrast Blade Lock and Sword Sparks.

They only clash when someone is actively blocking with the blade while two-handing <- no comma or parrying with an offhand weapon.

In Bloodborne, you can't even block or parry with melee weapons, and just like its predecessor, melee attacks do not collide and they simply go through each other. Besides, you can hit things behind a pillar or a door by using the Hunter Axe or the Burial Blade, in which case their two-handed strong attacks simply go through doors and pillars.

In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, the beam sabers in the Cosmic Era are formed with Mirage Colloid without the use of I-Fields and they go through each other should they clash. During the fight of the Destiny Gundam versus the Infinite Justice, the Infinite Justice cuts the Destiny's Arondight Anti-Ship Sword in half when they clash with each other.

KazuyaProta This is just like-!!! from Mobius Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
This is just like-!!!
Dec 27th 2018 at 8:13:06 AM

  • Manga/Coppelion:
    • JSDF General Kunikawa is the leader of the First Division, soldiers abandoned for their own government, including his politician best friend whom would become the Japanese First Minister, in the toxic ruins of Tokyo. Developing a hatred for mankind, Kunikawa manages to survive for years, planning his revenge. Working with the unstable Ozu sisters, Kunikawa tries to cause a new nuclear meltdown in the Odaiba plant, endangering Japan and even the world. He kidnaps a Coppelion for his plans and despite being captured, he managed to escape anyway, fooling even Teen Genius Haruto Kurosawa. Intending to succeed, Kunikawa is only stopped due to the combined efforts of the survivors of the Planet base and the heroic Coppelion. Having an honest talk with Haruto, who was almost as misanthropic as him, about the actions of Ibara Natsume, Kunikawa recovers his faith on mankind, giving his own life to save both the survivors and his remaining soldiers while giving his cape—accidentally causing the future redemption of the First Minister at seeing it—to Haruto to show his faith on him before dying smiling at having recovered his own humanity.
    • Ougau Masamune is the Japanese Minister of External Affairs. Initially helping the Coppelion program, Ougai is actually a nationalist intending to turn Japan in a world power. Slowly side-stepping the Copellion and the Tokyo survivors, Ougai manipulates the First Minister and the jingoistic members of the E9 council into intervening in a foreign war with the intention of making them use nuclear power again after showing the nuclear-resistent Coppelion. Intending to sell them to ensure the Japanese supremacy in a nuclear powered world, Ougai threaten the survivors of Tokyo and sends the Three Professors to capture the Ultimate Coppelion desired for the entire world. After the world is threatened for a new nuclear meltdown, Ougai eventually acknowledge his own mistakes and tries to atone for them, helping the Coppelion to save the world and helping to create a new law for a more responsible use of nuclear power. Abandoning his self-interested partners, Ougai creates a new magisterium and puts his former enemy Mishiba in charge of it and helps a depowered Ibara to reunite with her friends for a while, showing that despite everything, Ougai truly wanted a better future for Japan.
    • The Doctor Coppelius, initially named Matasaburo Itami, was called after the nuclear outbreak that destroyed Tokyo to create the Coppelion. Using the alias Doctor Coppelius, he created an assistant by cloning himself and tried to revive his deceased daughter by cloning her. Exiled for the cruel Three Scientists, Coppelius kept himself hidden and managed to contact with some flawed Coppelion in Tokyo, promising them to fix their flaws if they helped him. Stealing Aether that allowed him to survive in radioactive areas without any suit and improving it before escaping to Tokyo to reunite with his allies, Coppelius intends to cause a nuclear apocalypse to create a world ruled for the Coppelion. Capturing the Ultimate Coppelion and analyzing her DNA to bargain it with the E9, he is eventually captured for his creations and put into jail, where Coppelius uses the meantime to write a formula to turn Coppelion into regular humans to save them before escaping. Finding a clone of his own daughter as a member of the Lost Retrieval Unit, Coppelius liberates and allows them to kill the Three Professors. Rediscovering his faith in humanity, Coppelius tries to stop his plan despite the insistence of his allies. Dying due to radiation poisoning, Coppelius gives his last Aether+ to his clone Haruto, telling him to use it to save Ibara. An eccentric old man proud of his creations, Coppelius died as he lived, with a silly smile.

Edited by KazuyaProta on Dec 27th 2018 at 11:56:17 AM

Watch me destroying my country
Dec 28th 2018 at 1:37:35 AM

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Changed verbs from past to present tense as per How to Write an Example - Write in Historical Present Tense.

JSDF General Kunikawa is the leader of the First Division, soldiers abandoned by their own government, including his politician best friend who would become the Japanese First Minister, in the toxic ruins of Tokyo. Developing a hatred for mankind, Kunikawa manages to survive for years, planning his revenge. Working with the unstable Ozu sisters, Kunikawa tries to cause a new nuclear meltdown in the Odaiba plant, endangering Japan and even the world. He kidnaps a Coppelion for his plans and despite being captured, he manages to escape anyway, fooling even Teen Genius Haruto Kurosawa. Intending to succeed, Kunikawa is only stopped due to the combined efforts of the survivors of the Planet base and the heroic Coppelion. Having an honest talk with Haruto, who was almost as misanthropic as he is, about the actions of Ibara Natsume, Kunikawa recovers his faith in mankind, giving his own life to save both the survivors and his remaining soldiers, <- comma while giving his cape accidentally causing the future redemption of the First Minister at seeing it to Haruto to show his faith him before dying smiling at having recovered his own humanity.

Ougau Masamune is the Japanese Minister of External Affairs. Initially helping the Coppelion program, Ougai is actually a nationalist intending to turn Japan into a world power. Slowly side-stepping the Copellion and the Tokyo survivors, Ougai manipulates the First Minister and the jingoistic members of the E9 council into intervening in a foreign war with the intention of making them use nuclear power again after showing the nuclear-resistant Coppelion. Intending to sell them to ensure the Japanese supremacy in a nuclear powered world, Ougai threatens the survivors of Tokyo and sends the Three Professors to capture the Ultimate Coppelion desired by the entire world. After the world is threatened by a new nuclear meltdown, Ougai eventually acknowledges his own mistakes and tries to atone for them, helping the Coppelion to save the world and helping to create a new law for a more responsible use of nuclear power. Abandoning his self-interested partners, Ougai creates a new magisterium, <- comma and puts his former enemy Mishiba in charge of it and helps a depowered Ibara to reunite with her friends for a while, showing that despite everything, Ougai truly wants a better future for Japan.

"after showing the nuclear-resistant Coppelion." what?

The Doctor Coppelius, initially named Matasaburo Itami, is called to create the Coppelion after the nuclear outbreak that destroyed Tokyo. Using the alias Doctor Coppelius, he creates an assistant by cloning himself and tries to revive his deceased daughter by cloning her. Exiled by the cruel Three Scientists, Coppelius keeps himself hidden and manages to contact with some flawed Coppelion in Tokyo, promising them to fix their flaws if they help him. Stealing Aether that allows him to survive in radioactive areas without a suit and improving it before escaping to Tokyo to reunite with his allies, Coppelius intends to cause a nuclear apocalypse to create a world ruled for the Coppelion. Capturing the Ultimate Coppelion and analyzing her DNA to use it to bargain it with the E9, he is eventually captured for his creations and put in jail, where he uses the opportunity to write a formula to turn Coppelion into regular humans to save them before escaping. Finding a clone of his own daughter as a member of the Lost Retrieval Unit, Coppelius liberates them and allows them to kill the Three Professors. Rediscovering his faith in humanity, Coppelius tries to stop his plan despite the insistence of his allies. Dying due to radiation poisoning, Coppelius gives his last Aether+ to his clone Haruto, telling him to use it to save Ibara. An eccentric old man proud of his creations, Coppelius dies as he lived, with a silly smile.

Edited by Arivne on Dec 28th 2018 at 1:39:15 AM

Dec 28th 2018 at 11:57:47 PM

Beat Them at Their Own Game: In the game, you are supposed to be an arbitrator of Kyras's law, however, you will invariably going to find yourself interpreting them more flexibly. At the end of the game, you are summoned by the highest court to be held responsible for your actions throughout the game. Even though he is supposed to be the highest authority on Kyras's law, you can still beat Tunon, the Archon of Justice himself, at his own court.


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