Follow TV Tropes

Ask The Tropers

Go To

Have a question about how the TVTropes wiki works? No one knows this community better than the people in it, so ask away! Ask the Tropers is the page you come to when you have a question burning in your brain and the support pages didn't help. It's not for everything, though. For a list of all the resources for your questions, click here.

Ask the Tropers:

Trope Related Question:

Make Private (For security bugs or stuff only for moderators)

9th Feb, 2017 05:11:35 PM

Was this done by that troper that was JUST SUSPENDED. I guess he didnt learn his lesson.

9th Feb, 2017 06:52:21 PM

It doesn't seem to be specific to any given troper, no. There's a whole set of them who have been copying each others usages for a while.

13th Feb, 2017 05:46:05 AM

I am working on removing some of the stupid, but The Nohrian Dark Knight is re-adding "This creator is the counterpart of x". He did it to Laura Bailey

13th Feb, 2017 07:19:27 AM

Just to clarify, they can list counterparts if one actor consistently is the dub voice for a foreign actor, right? Like how Hiroya Ishimaru always plays Jackie Chan's characters in Japanese dubs.

13th Feb, 2017 07:29:56 AM

It's been suggested on the Forum thread that there's a missing trope for that. Someone should make that. I've yet to see a single "counterpart" entry where they actually say "X always dubs Y" even when the other creator is a different language.

13th Feb, 2017 01:48:06 PM

What about, say, Greg Baldwin who takes up pretty much every role originally played by Mako after the latter's death?

13th Feb, 2017 03:28:51 PM

"A Spiritual Successor is a type of sequel that is not part of the same world or story as its predecessor..."

Unless you can convince me that some of these (voice) actors come from parallel universes, rather than our own, none of them are "in-spirit only" successors.

13th Feb, 2017 03:59:35 PM

Just so we're clear in case you're addressing me, i'm not trying to claim that Spiritual Successor applies to any of these.

Rather, I'm trying to get feedback on other, more gray areas of things that show up on Creator pages.

13th Feb, 2017 04:16:41 PM

If we're going to be talking about parallel universes, let me get pannenkoek2012 on the line real quick.

In all seriousness, I don't think that troping someone as a spiritual successor to another person based on the fact that they played a character that the other played is legal. I've seen shoehorned tropes that are less flimsy than that.

13th Feb, 2017 08:59:50 PM

Wouldn't "this actor always dubs that actor's lines" be Trivia?

14th Feb, 2017 09:24:08 PM

@Larkman, I don't think there's an issue. If someone literally picks up all of someone else's character, sure, write it in the description and say it. I think that's different than the bajillion entries who declare someone to be someone else's counterpart and give NO context on what that even means.


Example of: