Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Skyward Scream: This is one of the most common tropes used in almost every form of media. It deals with a character that screams loud enough to reach the heavens. It can be used to display anguish, rage, sadness, or pain. Some examples include; Von Karma’s mental breakdown in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Upon being bested by the titular attorney, he yells out in rage, much to the shock of the jury. Next, there’s Zero’s reaction to a prominent character’s death in Mega Man X4. He yells WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRR!! Unfortunately this is horribly voice acted, and more comes off as a comedy scene instead of something tragic. Lastly, there’s Spongebob’s rage in the episode, Your Shoe’s Untied. He screams to the heavens DOESN’T ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO TIE A KNOOOOOTTTTTTT?!?!
Sickly Green Glow: This is a common trope that used in many forms of media. It deals with the evil glow of green objects. They can range from hazardous waste, to acid. Some examples include; Dr. Faust VII ‘s yellowish-green mana. This creepy doctor has this magic surrounding him whenever he summons his spirit. Next, there’s the killing curse from Harry Potter. Avada Kedavra causes a bright green beam to shoot out of a wand, killing anyone it hits. Lastly, there’s Rugal’s attacks from the King of Fighters series. This immensely powerful villain usually has evil green energy surrounding him when he uses his attacks.
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C’Thrax Manipulator of Form by NullStalker Type: Shaman Legendary Minion Appearance: A gigantic mindflayer-like creature with a super buff body. Mana Cost: 7 Attack: 7 Health: 5 Effect: Battlecry: Transform all minions in your hand and deck into ones that cost (3) more. They cost (3) less.
Here we have the boss minion of Evolve Shaman that we all wanted! Its cost is quite fair, and its effect is truly gamebreaking. The randomness factor of transformation is always a plus to me, and this card makes it a very powerful utility. With it, you can potentially get some incredibly strong minions for a much lower cost. Excellent job NullStalker!
Kronk Goodeetz by Gothe Type: Warrior Legendary Minion Appearance: A pissed off Orc chef. Mana Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Health: 3 Effect: Battlecry: Equip a 2/3 Spoon that lets you cook soup.
Here we have one of the most unique custom cards I’ve ever seen! The name is obviously a reference to Kronk from The Emperor’s New Groove, and I love that. His effect equips you with a special weapon that allows you to “Discover” ingredients for a soup. The ingredients range from increased stats, to even changing tribes. This could be awesome in a food-themed expansion, and I would love to see it become a real card.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some juicy information. Now, let’s begin!
Badass Bookworm: An awesome trope that used in multiple forms of media. It deals with a usually nerdy character with hidden potential. They either have incredible strength, heavy firepower, or potentially potent magic powers. Some examples include; Rock from Black Lagoon. This incredibly intelligent businessman is usually the voice of reason for the main characters. He can talk himself out of almost any situation, and the fact that he is bilingual really helps in foreign affairs. Next, we have Bane from DC’s Batman. This ultra violent villain has a surprisingly brilliant mind. Having read tons of books behind bars, he’s exceptionally knowledgeable about the world, and still has time to strengthen his body. Lastly, there’s Sho Minamimoto from The World Ends With You. This villain is one of the most intelligent characters in the entire game. He also has one of the most difficult boss battles, and will yell mathematical equations at you during the fight.
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Distracted Whelp by Generalbun Type: Hunter Rare Minion Tribe: Dragon Appearance: A tiny purple whelp chasing a butterfly. Mana Cost: 2 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Effect: 50% chance to summon a 1/1 Shimmerfly instead of attacking.
Since the newest expansion is all about dragons, this card would work wonders in it. Now that Dragon Hunter is a viable deck, this card could provide a nearly endless amount of spells to help support it. Also, Discovering this card amongst other powerful dragons can really this card as well.
Magic Toad by Cardmaker1 Type: Shaman Epic Minion Appearance: A toad with a pissed-off look on its face and a luminous green body. Tribe: Beast Mana Cost: 6 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Effect: Battlecry: Transform an enemy minion into a 0/1 Frog with Taunt.
This card is guaranteed to anger your opponent in the best way possible. Having a card that is essentially Hex with a body. The cost is perfectly balanced as well, and could definitely see play in the current meta.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! The newest expansion, Descent of Dragons is coming out in a few days, and all of the cards have been revealed. The following is my opinion on some of the best looking cards in the set. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!
Embiggen Type: Druid Epic Spell Appearance: A druid growing to massive size. Mana Cost: 0 Effect: Give all minions in your deck +2/+2. They cost (1) more (up to 10).
This is one of the most powerful stat boosting spells in the game. Giving all of your minions +2 worth of health and damage could change the game in your favor. Keep in mind though, the increased mana cost could lead to a difficult end game.
Valdris Felgorge Type: Warlock Legendary Minion Mana Cost: 7 Appearance: A demon with long hair and Fel energy. Attack: 4 Health: 4 Effect: Battlecry: Increase your maximum hand size to 12. Draw 4 Cards.
This card has one of the most incredibly unique effects I’ve ever seen printed. No other card has increased a player’s hand size, and the fact that it’s a Warlock-type card makes it even better. I can only imagine the crazy strategies that will appear from this card, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome media knowledge. Now, let’s begin!
Stout Strength: An immensely popular trope that’s used in many forms of media. It depicts a typically fat or morbidly obese character that has surprising strength. Some examples include; Andre The Giant. The famous wrestler is known to have hated exercising. However, his huge size and intimidating appearance gave him an edge in the ring. Next, there’s Edmond Honda from Street Fighter. This sumo wrestler is anything but thin, however he’s also surprisingly fast and can propel his body across the arena with ease. Lastly, there’s Misha, aka The Heavy from Team Fortress 2. This huge Russian is extremely fat, and loves to eat sweets. Hidden with in that flab lives a true master of strength, as he’s able to carry a 330 pound minigun without breaking a sweat.
Mystery Meat: A fairly revolting trope that’s used in many Gross-Out shows. It deals with an unknown type of meat that’s put in various foods. Some examples include; The expired “meat” from Bully. Edna the lunch lady is known for putting disgusting things in food, but this takes the cake. Feeding a boarding school rotten food is completely gross. Next, there’s the discovery of Soylent Green’s main ingredient, (it’s people by the way). Lastly, there’s Calvin’s aversion to anything his mom cooks.