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Nov 3rd 2017 at 4:37:26 AM •••

This Bait-and-Switch example looks dubious to me:

  • Before the game's release, a number of early reviews promised the game would change the status quo. This is true to a point, as while Mario does finally attempt to ask for Peach's hand in marriage, him and Bowser fighting results in Peach rejecting both of them out of frustration, ultimately preserving the status quo. Edge Magazine in particular also promised a significant post-game role for Peach that would leave fans surprised, which turned out to be her simply showing up in the lands as an NPC alongside Tiara and handing out Moons.

If the status quo is ultimately preserved, how are the promises that the game would change the status quo "true to a point", and not outright lies?

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Nov 3rd 2017 at 5:07:24 AM •••

If it's outright lies then that should be moved to the Trivia section. I think there's an appropriate trope for it.

Nov 6th 2017 at 5:53:07 AM •••

The closest I can get is Never Trust a Trailer (which is not trivia).

Another lie (that has not been mentioned on the work's TV Tropes pages yet): The EDGE review also claims that "Peach, for her part, is no helpless damsel, either." They "forget" that her role in the main game is a textbook example of a helpless Damsel in Distress. Her role in the post-game is pretty far from "badass" too.

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Oct 19th 2018 at 11:09:30 AM •••

Yeah, that journey around the world Peach did was very lackluster and far from proactive. She just stands in a specific place within the kingdom (and if it\'s a hard-to-reach place, we never see her getting there at all), says something dull and uninteresting, almost Captain Obvious, when talking to Mario, gives him a Power Moon and hints about her next destination. Her outfits (most of them too flamboyant and tacky for a \"girl who wants to explore the world\", not to mention unnecessary) don\'t help either, making her seem (at least to me) like a \"material girl\". If Peach was playable at least, it would\'ve been miles better.

Nov 2nd 2017 at 2:35:35 PM •••

So... Did anyone guess the Broodals had names before the game revealed them? I actually made up my own names for them. Who else did?

Nov 1st 2017 at 6:00:11 PM •••

regarding spoilers: we should probably spoiler mark everything after the luncheon kingdom, since that's past what nintendo displays in previews. there's a lot of people adding unmarked spoilers and i think we should generally make sure we're being careful about that considering what a major game odyssey is

Oct 30th 2017 at 9:04:44 PM •••

Pulled this example:

The sentences conflict each other, plus the link seems suspicious. It's a legit site, however many mainstream media outlets cited the news as "The theory about feathered T-rexes is dead" when it's more complicated than that (for example, one guess is that they had scaled feet but feathered bodies like birds).

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Oct 30th 2017 at 9:38:51 PM •••

Odyssey's T. rex has pronated hands and is (according to some paleo-buffs) shrink-wrapped, so it's still a case.

Jun 21st 2017 at 11:16:34 AM •••

So, according to Nintendo, Mario doesn't possess enemies when he captures them, even though the fandom prefers to refer to it as "possessing". What trope does that count as?

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Jun 21st 2017 at 5:40:31 PM •••

That's strange.. it's close to possession still, so.. maybe a possession trope that's not quite possession? Maybe a forced Heel Face Turn?

Jun 21st 2017 at 5:57:43 PM •••

Looks like more of an Insistent Terminology thing, because you know, hat puns. Still possession.

Jun 15th 2017 at 3:41:47 PM •••

Okay, what is the title of the theme song and where are you guys getting your sources? I've seen 'Let's do the Odyssey', '1-Up Girl', and now 'Jump Up, Super Star.'

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Jun 17th 2017 at 8:48:53 AM •••

It comes from the offficial Super Mario Odyssey japanese twitter:

ポリーン市長の趣味は歌うこと。この歌「Jump Up, Super Star!」も、ポリーン市長が歌っているんだとか!?

Jan 12th 2017 at 11:45:35 PM •••

This entry was added to YMMV:

  • Expy: Mario's hat having eyeballs looks like something straight out of Yooka-Laylee.

I removed it because Expy is not YMMV. Though I do find it to be a dubious example. It seems like another case where someone notices vague similarities between characters and calls it an Expy.

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Oct 30th 2017 at 9:39:35 PM •••

Yeah, Expies and Shout-Outs have to be deliberate.

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