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Newbiespud 13th Oct 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
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If there's one not-so-guilty-pleasure trope I really like, that I personally can't ever get enough of, it's deadpan small-talk between mortal enemies in a dangerous situation. Hence the little exchange between Rarity and Tirek here.

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17 Comments:

Achtungnight 13th Oct 2022, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
I love that trope too. :)
A Quiet Reader 14th Oct 2022, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
I too love that trope! :D
Digo 13th Oct 2022, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Those cage bars look wide enough for Pinkie to squeeze through. :3
Prairie Son 13th Oct 2022, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Those bars are wide enough for Dash to fly through. The bars are not the problem here.
Digo 13th Oct 2022, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
So you're saying that it's not a high bar to cross.
Winged Cat 13th Oct 2022, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
The cage itself is not what bars their egress.
Digo 14th Oct 2022, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
It's the two villains that have the PCs feeling, boxed in.
Pepperbrony 14th Oct 2022, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
That may not be the scathing indictment against cage construction you meant it to be - I'm reasonably confident that Pinkie could squeeze herself through a drinking straw.
pdk1359 15th Oct 2022, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, to be fair, i think it's MORE likely to have Pinky squeeze through a drinking straw; getting between the bars is fairly reasonable, but her head popping out of the end of a drinking straw to deliver a scathing comment would be much more of a funny wtf moment, especially if she was also sitting across the table from the one with the drink and/or not able to show up for the meal. Remember, Roger Rabbit couldn't just get out of the handcuffs any time, only when it was funny...
RuBoo 13th Oct 2022, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
I believe that’s a variation of the Casual Danger Dialogue trope. Dunno if there’s a more specific one, but yeah… Good trope. Almost as good as Heel-Face Turn.
Fan of Most Everything 13th Oct 2022, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Being on opposite ends of a conflict doesn't rule out being civil to one another.
Roguim 14th Oct 2022, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
a classic trope that is always welcomed.
Wolfier 14th Oct 2022, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Ya know, I'm not sure this would happen in regular DnD. Mostly because you'd be giving the short end of the stick to the vast majority of your players and they would probably complain rigorously about getting TPK'd without being able to roll for it.
Vanshira 14th Oct 2022, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
I'd have a plan in place to make sure they were all back up to power before it truly hit the fan.
A Quiet Reader 14th Oct 2022, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
Additionally, Tirek's MO doesn't include *killing* ponies. Even if they didn't have the plan to take both villains by surprise, they wouldn't end up in a TPK.
NobleCuriosity 17th Oct 2022, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Surprised nobody’s commenting on Rarity’s little aside there. I suspect she’s talking about the “secret weapon” (either that, or the elements of harmony blast they can no longer access)—and realized that they are not in the best spot.
Hariman 21st Oct 2022, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
Applejack: *Tosses hat on the ground and stomps on it.* "Dagnabbit nobody ever listens to me!"