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Feb 4th 2017 at 2:42:47 AM •••

I wonder whether there's an appropriate page to note that the example from To Play the King is unrealistic. Britain's monarch cannot abdicate by his own act alone; it takes an Act of Parliament (as in 1936) to make an exception to the law of succession. Rather than bully the King, Urquhart would push an Abdication Act through Parliament and then say, coldly, "Your Majesty's Ministers advise you to sign this."

Jun 14th 2014 at 6:25:21 PM •••

Why is Breaking Bad not mentioned here at all? I thought the name 'Breaking Trope' actually referred to the show, and there's no reason it shouldn't. About 1/3 of Walt's interactions with Jesse exemplifies this trope (the other 2/3 being Walt doing damage control), and after Skylar learns what Walt's really been doing (turning into a criminal mastermind) he goes after her more and more. If 'I AM THE DANGER' and the rant he had at her in s5 (at the end she tells him she's waiting for him to die) aren't perfect examples of this trope then nothing is.

VVK
Jan 5th 2012 at 8:12:10 AM •••

Could use a page quote too, one that is this without being Hannibal Lecture. (Which applies to most on the quotes page for that page at the moment, but I didn't see any really suitable one.)

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Jan 22nd 2014 at 9:15:21 PM •••

We should get another quote. The current XKCD "Pickup Artist" one breaks me every time I read it. I don't think that's what TV Tropes is going for, despite being dramatically appropriate.

Jan 22nd 2014 at 10:36:51 PM •••

That quote makes little sense to me. I would support its removal in the forum thread.

VVK
Jan 5th 2012 at 7:52:40 AM •••

So, as you may notice, there are a lot of examples under Hannibal Lecture that should be here (or already are duplicated and shouldn't be there as well). Feel free to move them.

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