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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.
  • Exaggerated:
    • 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.
  • Justified:
    • 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.
  • Deconstructed:
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