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Mar 23rd 2021 at 5:13:07 AM •••

Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Split and rename, started by MC42 on Mar 20th 2011 at 7:42:31 PM

May 24th 2013 at 11:17:19 PM •••

Superman and Batman look really silly in the picture because their mouths are so wide. That's all I really wanted to say.

Dec 15th 2011 at 2:25:38 PM •••

I have some orphaned examples removed from tropes where they didn't fit (mainly The Hecate Sisters and Rule of Three). I see this page has no examples, but I don't know what sub-trope these belong on:

  • The Trinitarian version of the Christian God is threefold: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The famed Three Wise Men, also known as the Magi or the Three Kings attending the birth of Jesus are traditionally named Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, with one Greek, one African and one Indian. The introduction to the fictionalized Christmas story The Day Christ Was Born points out that neither number nor names are mentioned in the source text, but naming them thus "sounds a lot better than saying 'an indefinite number of unnamed Wise Men arrived from the East'." (For that matter, gender is not specified either, so they might all have been Wise Women.)
  • Some Hindu writings regard Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction) as the most central deities. Others pick Sarasvati, Lakshmi and Kali/Parvati, their respective consorts.
    • The trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and their energies cum consorts Sarasvati, Lakshmi and Parvati. They respectively carry out Creation, Maintenance and Destruction of the universe.
  • Pre-Islamic Arabian mythology has a variation, in the three goddesses Allat, al-Uzza and Manat.
  • The Greek titan goddess Hecate was sometimes portrayed as a sort of triple entity. Some writers have suggested that the three goddesses were Selene in the sky, Artemis on earth, and Persephone in the underworld, making Hecate sort of an abstract deity composed of the three of them. Considering that no one is sure how exactly Hecate fits into the Greek pantheon (it is only clear she's not an Olympian), one could argue she was some sort of inversion of the typical tendency in religions to have a deity with multiple aspects. Thus, instead of having multiple personality disorder, she was more or less what happened when Persephone, Artemis and Selene fused. Of course, not everyone agrees with this interpretation.
  • The three main Olympian gods are Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.

Mar 6th 2011 at 8:31:06 PM •••

Is the Star Trek power trio really a good example of the id/ego/superego dynamic? The logic/emotion debate is very different from the primal desires/higher thinking debate, which is what Freud meant by the struggle between the id and superego over the ego. Spock's logic and reason actually resides within the ego in Freud's dynamic, to help it decide between the morals and values contained in the superego and the primal desires in the id.

Feb 11th 2011 at 7:23:26 PM •••

This page is almost 300,000 characters in size and is getting difficult to navigate. At 400,000 characters it will become a part of the Big Page Lock, which means it will need to be split or risk being locked.

I propose that we go ahead and split it now to preempt the problem. Would anyone be opposed to me doing this within the next week or so?

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Feb 11th 2011 at 7:41:58 PM •••

Thanks! What I will do is split the page by folders, so you would end up having PowerTrio/ComicBooks, PowerTrio/Film, etc.

I will wait a few days just to make sure no one objects, and if not I will go ahead and make the split.

Feb 18th 2011 at 12:54:40 PM •••

Ok, that's all done! New examples can now go on the appropriate subpages

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