The Loop (TV)
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- Basic Trope: An enslaved character becomes happy with their new life.
- Played Straight: Carol, a former village girl, becomes attached to her life as Daniel's slave.
- Exaggerated: Property of Love.
- Justified: Daniel is a kind master who actually treats Carol better than anybody in her village did.
- Inverted: Daniel enjoys being Carol's master more than he thought he would.
- Subverted: Carol submits to Daniel, but it's just an act while the heroes plan a rescue.
- Double Subverted: Carol becomes the mask, and adjusts to her slave life for real.
- Parodied: As soon as Carol is brought before Daniel she asks him "Where can I get my complementary Slave Collar?"
- Deconstructed: ???
- Reconstructed: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: ???
- Enforced: The creators want to show that it's okay to be happy in less-than-best circumstances.
- Lampshaded: "Master Daniel notices me. That's more than I can say for our village elder."
- Invoked: ???
- Defied: "Took you long enough! Let's get out of here-there's a secret tunnel through the cellar."
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Laughs: Carol acts like a lovey-dovey girlfriend to Daniel all the time, almost to the point he finds her annoying.
- Played For Drama: When Carol's friends come to rescue her, she refuses to return with them. She states every single wrong thing each of them has done, and asks them if they can call themselves "heroes" still. Not to mention the fact that before she was captured, she was a constant 5th wheel, always overshadowed and ignored. She finishes her Hannibal Lecture by saying "I've found happiness in slavery. Maybe you should give it a try." The rescue party are completely speechless as she walks away from them.
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