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  • Basic Trope: A truly manly character has a taste for meat.
  • Played Straight: Bob has as his Trademark Favorite Food, steak.
  • Exaggerated: Every time we see Bob eating it's from a large slab of meat.
  • Justified: When Bob was young his mother made remarkably exquisite steak.
  • Inverted: Bob and his fellow bikers walk into a diner and order salads.
    • Alternatively, Alice loves to eat steak.
  • Subverted: Bob announces how hungry he is, and then eats a salad at lunch.
  • Double Subverted: But the salad has bacon and chicken in it.
  • Deconstructed: Bob almost never consumes anything vegetarian or vegan, and as a result gets little of the beneficial nutrients provided by fruits and vegetables. His health declines dramatically as a result.
  • Reconstructed: Upon noting the risk of not having a balanced diet, Bob decides to eat more salad...but never without bacon bits, of course.
  • Parodied: Bob eats nothing but meat, subscribes to a meat-lover's magazine, is on a first-name basis with the local butcher, worships a T-bone steak, and lives in a house made of meat. Oh, and his wife wears a dress made of such.
  • Lampshaded: 'Ooh, I'm eating steak, I'm so manly!'
  • Averted: Bob regularly eats fruits and vegetables as well as meat.
  • Enforced: "We need to show that our character is manly. Real men don't eat salad."
  • Invoked: Bob orders a bacon double cheeseburger.
  • Defied: Bob believes that a meat-based diet is morally wrong and/or unhealthy, so he makes it a veggie burger with veggie bacon and soy cheese.
    • "Real men don't give themselves scurvy."
  • Played For Laughs: Bob orders a 12-decker bacon-and-grilled-cheese sandwich, battered and fried.
  • Played For Drama: Bob likes meat...human meat.
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