I'm trying to figure out where these settings would go on the chart, to get a better idea of how the chart works (and to provide some examples for the page). Any ideas?
Trope Workshop talk:Setting Alignment
Where would these go on the chart?
Obviously, it's possible to have e.g. distinctly grimdark Wild West or fairly noblebright Wild West, even more so with Feudal Future. So no inherent strong trends as a rule. Those are (general) styles/themes, setting alignment is the (general) tone, they are orthogonal to each other.
Yeah, agreed. I can't take any of these and say it must be a certain flavor/alignment. The setting is really another axis entirely.
Ah, okay. Maybe the trope needs a different name from "Setting Alignment", then? (Although I can't think of one, so I won't hang the "needs a better name" tag on the trope.)
Grim - Noble?
How is this an axis? I thought that the opposite of Grim is Cheery and the opposite of Noble is Base (as in being a cad).
Probably supposed to refer to the worldview?
It's fan-speak, it just happened to turn this way. The scales were rather obviously derived from the term "Grimdark", so these two ends were "fixed". Thus it's like this mostly "for historical reasons", which is fairly common for slang.