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Basic Trope: A character has to be reminded that he trusts others.

  • Straight: Jack and Horatio became Fire-Forged Friends after fighting a troll. When Jack investigates a dragon, he finds Horatio sneaking about and tells him that they fought against the troll again. Horatio tells him what he learned.
  • Exaggerated: Horatio acts wary whenever he meets Jack.
  • Justified: Habit's a hard thing to break.
  • Inverted: Horatio always trusts anyone who's been nice to him.
  • Subverted: Jack was trying to pry open Horatio so he can kill the dragon and get credit.
  • Double Subverted: Except that he knew that facing the dragon would kill Horatio and he doesn't really care about credit.
  • Parodied: Horatio has to be reminded constantly. Once an Episode, maybe even Once A Scene.
  • Deconstructed: Jack becomes even more suspicious of Horatio, since people with actual trust relationships don't need to remind each other of the fact.
  • Reconstructed: Horatio's Dark and Troubled Past comes out, and he begins the slow process of undoing all the bad habits it taught him.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Once Horatio has won Jack's trust, Jack never seems to doubt that fact.
  • Enforced: The producers want the freedom to run episodes Out of Order, so they make sure this important bit of characterization between Jack and Horatio is kept fresh.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

What do you think you're doing, skulking back to Remember That You Trust Me by yourself? We're in this together, you know!