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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Mar 12th, 2009 >DrSunglass
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@ "I have finally discovered the secret of the Wizard of Yendor's power! Using his secret, I will simply walk down and take the Amulet. Even newts will tremble in fear!"
What do you want to 
use or apply? [rG or
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@ "This one, the distilled essence of power!"
In which direction? 
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@ "Right here, at the about-to-be-mighty Dudley!"
You pour a purple   
potion all over     
yourself!           
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This burns a lot!   
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@ "So much for that..."
A voice booms out... "So thou thought thou couldst become me, fool."
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7 Comments

#1 TobyBartels Thu, 12 Mar 2009 03:35:09
Trope subverted.

#2 slowpoke Thu, 12 Mar 2009 04:14:13
What color potion do you pour over a cliche to turn it into a trope?

#3 TobyBartels Thu, 12 Mar 2009 10:06:48
You've got it backwards; badly used tropes become clichés, not the other way around. Subverting a trope can rescue it from being a cliché, but only if the subversion is new.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Trope
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SubvertedTrope

I should note that the newt reference here is not subverted, so I can still mark down for that.

Last edited: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 10:08:13

#4 slowpoke Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:46:26
OK, "to turn it back into a trope?" :)

#5 Newtkiller Wed, 2 Sep 2009 04:31:17
you turn into a mad carpenter.... reference to ADOM

#6 DarthCliche Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:03:52
TobyBartels: The trope that was subverted was the potion-pouring, not the newts.

#7 ThePathfinder Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:38:11
Maybe a blue one is okay...

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