The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: A character is made a monster by someone who is already a monster, and they hate them for changing them.
- Straight: The Count is a vampire and he turns Alice into a vampire. She hates him for forcing her to watch her friends and family grow old and die while she remains ageless.
- Exaggerated: Alice spends the entirety of her existence punishing the Count for turning her in the first place.
- Justified: The Count turned her without her consent and only because he wanted to make her his plaything.
- Inverted: The Count hates himself for turning Alice, but she constantly reassures him that she likes it this way.
- Subverted: Alice and the Count have a grand old time together and travel the world for many happy years.
- Double Subverted: But then Alice goes home and realizes everyone she knows is dead and she never even said goodbye.
- Parodied: Alice hates the Count only because she has to buy so many outfits to keep up with the fashion trends over the millenia.
- Deconstructed: Alice hates the Count, but he explains to her that he's the only one who can sympathize with her and if she doesn't love him, she'll never be able to love anyone.
- Reconstructed: Alice still hates him and decides to remain loveless forever.
- Zig Zagged: Alice initially hates the Count, but then he grows on her until he does something insensitive and then she hates him again. This happens regularly every couple hundred years.
- Averted: The Count only turns Alice after he knows she has nothing left to lose and only with her full consent after being given time to weigh the risks and benefits.
- Enforced: The notion of hating and fighting against your creator has loads of religious symbolism that makes this seem very deep.
- Lampshaded: "I love you, Count." "I give it two hundred years tops."
- Invoked: The Count turns Alice after she's been happily married to Bob for eight years and has two kids.
- Defied: The Count erases Alice's memory of her life before she was turned and never lets her leave the castle. She thinks the Count is the only other person in the world, so she misses nothing.
- Alternatively, Alice makes all her friends into vampires to insure she has a happy eternity.
- Discussed: "Make me like you, Count." "Vy? Zo you can hate me for all eternity? No zank you."
- Conversed: "I'd hate that insensitive jerk too."
- Played For Drama: Alice's struggle to kill the Count and/or herself becomes the primary plot point of the series.
- Played For Laughs: Alice is turned by the Count. The ensuing relationship between them is similar to an exasperated teenage daughter and her obtuse and absent-minded father.
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