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Basic Trope: Bad media is treated as traumatizing or even physically injuring.

  • Straight: Tropers: The Movie causes Alice psychological pain when she sees it.
  • Exaggerated: Tropers causes Alice's head to implode after the first horrible pun.
  • Up to Eleven: At the very first opening femtosecond, Tropers causes Alice to go into Go Mad From the Revelation and Body Horror with an Earthshattering Kaboom and the summoning of an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Justified: Alice's sensation of illness has been unintentionally triggered by a subconscious Pavlovian response, as the images in the movie instinctively remind her of a traumatic event.
    • Tropers contain scenes that are just plain icky.
    • Tropers was cursed.
  • Inverted: Tropers is such a great movie that it cures Alice's illness.
    • Tropers is such a great movie it causes anyone who views it to have a spontaneous orgasm.
  • Subverted: It wasn't the movie - the theater was filling with poisonous gas from a terrorist plot.
  • Double Subverted: Actually, the gas was an accident. The movie, swapped with a decent one, was the terrorists' actual weapon.
  • Parodied: Alice is so traumatized that she becomes a gibbering wreck whenever anyone even says the word "movie", much to her friends' confusion.
    • Masochists like the movie.
  • Deconstructed: Tropers was created by the government as a weapon of torture. It's a double-edged sword - the cast and crew all suffered physical and psychological harm by making it.
  • Reconstructed: Tropers was created by beings with very different concepts of what makes a good movie, who can therefore watch it safely. They just hadn't considered its effect on humans.
  • Zig Zagged: Tropers causes Alice to fluctuate between extreme psychological pain and extreme psychological pleasure.
  • Averted: Tropers merely depresses Alice briefly before she forgets about it.
  • Enforced: The author includes Tropers which is actually a parody of another horrible work.
  • Lampshaded: Hey! You in the audience! Are you feeling it yet? Well, you will be - from now on this shall be a musical!
  • Invoked: Weapons designers hired Uwe Boll to create a Mind Rape device in the form of a movie.
  • Exploited: A villain steals a copy of Tropers and broadcasts it around the world to Mind Rape mankind.
  • Defied: Alice takes an aspirin before watching Tropers.
  • Discussed: "Wouldn't that movie cause people inside it to turn into a sea of vomit?"
  • Conversed: "Ah, movies. Useful as instruments of torture."

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