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14th Apr, 2019 02:12:12 PM

The Gilligan Cut is just one way this can be shown, and the revelation that the promise can't be carried out doesn't have to immediately follow the promise itself.

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14th Apr, 2019 02:38:04 PM

So someone starts with a Wrong Assumption and makes The Promise on someone else's behalf and is proven wrong, instantly or otherwise? I don't know if that's all one trope. Making claims on someone else's behalf could maybe fall under Fake Ultimate Hero if they're outlandish enough.

14th Apr, 2019 02:45:42 PM

Maybe someone should TLP this. I'm certain that Space Protagonist is happy to do it. (Heh, see what I did?)

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