The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: A member of the ruling class opts to handle poverty by allowing the poor to be executed.
- Straight: President Smith develops a plan to end poverty by allowing those in Trope Land who are below the poverty line to be gathered and executed.
- Smith to make the poor an Unperson after their execution has been completed.
- Smith considers having his proposal expanded by including the global population of those under the line.
- Downplayed: Smith opts to have the homeless be put slavery, such as prison labor, rather than kill them.
- Smith’s proposal was due to the discovery of a rebellion that could have the President killed.
- A food storage forces Smith to seek plan in order to solve the problem, which sadly includes reduce the number of mouths.
- Inverted: Smith decides to have members of the wealthy be executed and could have their remains as a food source.
- Subverted: Smith’s proposal was just a scare tactic to prevent any form of rebellion from the poor.
- Double Subverted: The Secret Police begin looking and killing the homeless thought out the land, while Smith’s announcement draws away suspicion of his involvement.
- Exploited: John sees if there’s a paying job to exterminate the poor since he found a way to get away with killing people.
- Averted: Smith solves the poverty problem in the land without killing or criminalization the poor.
- Invoked: Smith’s plan was made to further his Zero-Approval Gambit.
- Defied: Smith will never allow the killing of the poor, even with situations that is tempting like a nation-wide food shortage.
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