The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: A character is killed off repeatedly for laughs.
- Straight: Bob dies almost all the time, and yet reappears in the next with no explanation.
- Exaggerated: Bob dies Once Per Episode.
- Downplayed: Bob always breaks his arms, legs, or even gets crippled for life, yet is as fresh as new the next episode.
- Justified: Bob has a very high healing factor.
- The show's a comedic Groundhog Day Loop.
- Inverted: Bob's always the sole survivor of whatever unfortunate event that the creators throw at him and others.
- Subverted: The character dies all the time, but then he ends up getting Killed Off for Real... which makes it all the more heartbreaking because the characters and/or audience know that he isn't coming back.
- Double Subverted: ...and then comes back a few episodes later with no explanation.
- Parodied: Bob's deaths are in such a spectacularly gory manner that no sane person would survive... and yet he does.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Either Bob never dies, or Bob is Killed Off for Real.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played for Laughs: ???
- Played for Drama: The show is a Groundhog Day Loop where Bob's death is the cause of the loops, causing much agony until he finally survives and earns his happy ending.
Oh great! They Killed Kenny Again!
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