The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: All conspiracy theories are true.
- Straight: Alice discovers that every conspiracy theory she's ever read about is in fact true.
- Exaggerated: ... As well as the conspiracy theories about conspiracy theories, and conspiracies that haven't even been theorized yet.
- Justified: The various conspiracies have all perfected the art of marginalizing all publications that would expose them, relegating the truth to "conspiracy theories".
- Inverted: Conspiracy theories are never true, and they are each revealed as such to anyone who investigates them.
- Subverted: Alice, our protagonist, becomes involved with a group of dedicated conspiracy investigators who, despite initially compelling evidence, instead end up proving that all of their hunches are wrong.
- Double Subverted: A new piece of evidence is discovered that reveals the previous "conclusive" evidence as an intentional red herring to cover the conspiracies' tracks.
- Parodied: Every action, no matter how mundane, is dictated by conspiratorial organizations, even including the direction that water drains from toilet bowls.
- Deconstructed: The Illuminati and various other conspiratorial organizations are all shown to be clearly powerful, but each have their own version of history and who was responsible for what.
- Reconstructed: The various conspiracies are shown to be in a kind of gang war, each trying to one-up the other both by trying to carry out new actions and taking credit for past ones.
- Zig Zagged: Alice discovers a series of ancient conspiracies, but they all turn out to be fallacious. The conspiracies that created the conspiracy theories, on the other hand...
- Averted: No mention is ever made of conspiracies or conspiracy theorists.
- Enforced: The author is very interested in conspiracy theories and wants to draw from his extensive research on them in his writing.
- Lampshaded: "These conspiracies must be true. After all, if they weren't, would we be devoting so much time to uncovering them?"
- Invoked: Conspiracy theorists are in on the masquerade, intentionally planted by the conspiracies for the purpose of trickling details about them in the form of "theories" so as to promote a climate of uncertainty and paranoia.
- Exploited: Conspiracy theorists, knowing they're onto something, contact the shadowy organizations directly, offering to become their allies and/or their puppets in return for their protection.
- Defied: The conspiracies work hard to ensure there are no theories spread about them.
- Discussed: "These leaked CIA files probably prove that every conspiracy nut's theories are true."
- Conversed: "The show's called Conspiracies. Of course, they claim that every conspiracy theory ever is true."
- Played For Laughs: The members of conspiratorial organizations are shown to themselves believe in other, grander conspiracies that also turn out to be true, and so on ad absurdum.
- It turns out that because of how many conspiracies working at cross-purposes that they exert little-to-no influence on the affairs of the world, since they're too busy countering other moves.
- Played For Drama: Alice discovers that she herself has been unwittingly playing to the tune of the conspiracies her whole life without realizing it.
Don't go back to Conspiracy Kitchen Sink! That's what they want you to do! Though, not what 'they want you to do, and they don't care...
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