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9th Nov, 2017 12:33:38 PM

Seems like something you want to ask in the forums, such as Trope Talk.

9th Nov, 2017 04:12:29 PM

I wouldn't exactly say Trope Maker (and it definitely wasn't the Ur-Example), but I'd vouch for Trope Codifier any day.

9th Nov, 2017 07:19:43 PM

I would say not, because a medium is not a trope and a genre is not a trope. Disney certainly made and/or codified many of the tropes commonly appearing in that medium/genre, but that's not the same thing.

10th Nov, 2017 07:40:36 AM

Genre is a trope because it is defined by the presence of "specific characteristics", aka tropes.

10th Nov, 2017 05:03:26 PM

Genre is broader then tropes. At best, it's like a collection of tropes. Sort of like character archetypes.

10th Nov, 2017 05:23:04 PM

Genre is more like a flexible but also particular set of tropes. That said, a medium is not the same as a genre. "Television," for example, is a medium but we wouldn't say it's a genre. Though certain genres make more sense for certain media, the two are not the same.

I don't think it makes sense to say that one company is the Trope Maker for a given medium. It's usually a series of hit-some-lose-some trials until enough finally sticks to the ball as it rolls down hill, so to speak.

11th Nov, 2017 02:05:26 AM


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