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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Reduced, Reused, started by Stratadrake on Apr 19th 2011 at 9:32:53 PM
Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Too specific, needs a rename, started by Archereon on Aug 18th 2011 at 6:13:26 PM
Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Misused, started by MagBas on Apr 4th 2012 at 3:14:24 PM
Previous Trope Repair Shop thread: Duplicate Trope, started by spacemarine50 on Aug 12th 2012 at 1:35:20 AM
Can God Hand be considered "Devil May Cry with bare hands"?
About 18 months after what ianw1 was talking about and it's still pretty bad. I recall culling non-examples from most of the pages SEVERAL TIMES over the past year and they keep getting added back, or at least new people add new non-examples.
I just don't know how much clearer the concept of "a setting transplanted adaptation or continuation" — i.e. involving the same characters, can be. I don't know what can be done to stop the influx of "wrong" examples.
This is a reference trope - a work references something else. These always attract misuse because the human brain is very good at seeing references where there is only coincidental similarity.
I've removed most of the infringing examples, but there's one category I didn't really touch, when a pure sci-fi series like Star Trek uses a plot similar to a story from a non-sci-fi source. IE, saying the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Magnificent Warriors" is "The Magnificent Seven" in Space. This doesn't seem like it fits the trope of Recycled In Space, at least not fitting the definition of the trope in the top trope page. Any agreements/disagreements?
See the "archived discussion" for reasoning of the changes I am making. This trope is currently a mess, and many contributers haven't read the overview of the trope and are putting tons of examples that do not fit the trope. The anime section is one I can't touch (I just don't know enough about the subject to determine whether something is a valid example or not). I just removed about 2/3s of the Western Animation examples and will be doing the same for the other sections.
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How well does it match the trope?