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Basic Trope: A Take That against the creator of the work, or a character insults themselves.

  • Straight: After a fighting scene, Bob comments "And here I thought I couldn't get uglier."
  • Exaggerated: ???
  • Justified: Bob doesn't want to insult his friends, so he just insults himself instead.
  • Inverted: Bob brags about himself and everything that he does.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob isn't joking around-he actually feels that his hurtful comments about himself are true.
  • Reconstructed: With the support of his friends, Bob starts to see the funny side, and learns to laugh at himself.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Because Bob spends half his life insulting himself, he's unaffected when the Big Bad begins insulting him. "Sorry, but I'm the only person allowed to insult me."
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Laughs: ???
  • Played For Drama: ???

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