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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Is this a trope?, started by DesertDragon on Jan 2nd 2012 at 11:54:37 PM
Previous Trope Repair Shop thread: Ambiguous Name, started by AgentS7 on Apr 26th 2017 at 1:43:09 AM
Why was this trope gutted?
Edit: Links won't work, I guess. There's a thread in the Projects: Long Term/Perpetual forum about it.
Basically, almost every "Badass X" trope is being cut.
To be more specific: There's two ways to look at Badass Gay.
Either way, this just isn't a viable trope.
I have a gripe with how the suggested tropes are largely physical + mannerisms-oriented... It seems like Ambiguously Gay was cleaned up so it's not just about physical appearance, but now Badass Gay "subtropes" are oriented toward appearance and mannerisms. Imo it'd be good to change it up. (Plus I always saw the trope as a cool flex versus enforcing stigma, like Cool Old Guy.)
Edit: May try to launch some tropes at some point that are more hyper-specific but less physical/mannerism-oriented.
The Homestuck section is far from encompassing. It misses Karkat, Vriska, Aranea, Meenah, Gamzee, Mindfang, and various members of The Felt (depending on how badass they've got to be in order to qualify).
Do Korra and Asami really play this trope straight? They're both bisexual rather than gay, based on what we see of them in the series.
I saw the trope Badass Bisexual used in a couple of character pages, being redirected here.
Would Ripper from Mass Effect: Interregnum be considered? Since you know, he can rip krogans in half with his BRAIN, and in a later chapter, shows him in bed in another male Turian's bed after getting hammered?
Does a character have to be explicitly gay to qualify for this trope? If there's a strong homosexual subtext to the character's portrayal, would that be enough to qualify?
Sounds to YMMV to me. Lets keep the trope objective.
The common subversion of Camp Gay is Straight Gay.
That is some fantastic writing right there. I imagine the thinking was something along the lines of: Okay, so we have a trope.
Why has no one put a picture of Captain Jack Harkness on the main page?
We don't want JAFAAC. Anyone got a picture of him hugging/kissing a guy while holding a gun or something?
How about this from Homestuck? http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007150
I believe Bentham or Iwankov from One Piece are more illustrative examples. Gayness is self evident, all you need is a picture where they look badass.
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How well does it match the trope?