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May 31st 2013 at 9:34:53 AM •••

The trope repair shop is full right now, so I'm just posting this here to remind myself and any others. This trope is much broader than applying to only eldritch abominations; if you look at the examples, the majority of them aren't eldritch abominations at all (Frankenstein's monster, Nina the chimera, the minotaur from Doctor Who...). The description and trope name should be changed so that the trope can be used in a broader sense for monsters in general who are tortured by their own form.

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May 31st 2013 at 10:05:06 AM •••

Yeah, I've got a writeup all done in my To Do List for when there is an opening.

" This came from this TRS thread.

The description and name are both explicit that this is about an Eldritch Abomination that is tortured. I don't see a reason the name can't be changed to Tortured Monster and the definition expanded to fit any monster. The vast majority of the examples already fit this idea.

In the IP thread, someone said that it could just have a definition change (since technically Abomination covers more than Eldritch Abomination) but I think it needs a rename as well. Eldritch Abomination already sees a ton of misuse as just regular things that are monstrous so having a trope with Abomination in the name that's just talking about monsters is going to confuse the issue even further. "

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