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Is there logic of paper beating rock?
But there's also a Fridge Brilliance in this. In ancient Chinese alchemy, there are five elements, and Wood is one of them. Paper is made from trees; trees are wood; in Chinese Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors wood beats earth; rocks are considered earth; therefore, paper beats rock.
"The use of rock-paper-scissors to resolve disputes or apportion chores (rather than as a game) is mostly a Japanese Media Trope"
...what? Is the person who wrote this just insane or have they never watched anything but Anime? Using Rock-paper-scissors to solve a disagreement has been an american tradition for decades at the least.
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How well does it match the trope?