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Basic Trope: A character laments his lack of emotions, despite showing emotion.

  • Straight: Tim sadly complains about not having any emotions.
  • Exaggerated: Tim openly cries about not having emotions.
  • Justified: Tim is a robot, who feels emotions, but doesn't realize it.
  • Inverted: Tim, The Stoic, is content to be emotionless.
  • Subverted: Tim realizes he has emotions, but acts like he doesn't hoping for sympathy.
  • Double Subverted: ...Or at least that's what his friends think.
  • Parodied: Tim becomes a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds because of his lack of emotions and then sees himself crying in a shard of glass and becomes The Pollyanna
  • Deconstructed: The reason Tim claims to have no emotions is because he has comitted horrible deeds in the past, and if he is emotionless he cannot feel crippling guilt over it.
  • Reconstructed: Tim gets therapy and learns to accept both his emotions and the fact he has them.
  • Zig Zagged: Tim alternates between wanting emotions and not wanting them, despite having them.
  • Averted: Tim realizes he has emotions.
  • Enforced: "We can't have Tim have no emotions at all, or people will think he's a sociopath. How about he feels emotions, but doesn't recognize them as such?"
  • Lampshaded: "How long do you think it'll be before Tim figures out he can feel?"
  • Invoked: Tim decides to claim he has no emotions, as he is very socially awkward and wants a good excuse should he say something stupid or offensive by accident.
  • Exploited: Sally does horrible things to Tim, while claiming that because he has no emotions, he shouldn't mind. Tim's denial breaks down, along with his mind.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Someone needs to slap some sense into Tim, so he can figure out that he does have emotions."

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