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Basic Trope: A trope (a common convention that you can expect to show up in certain works).

  • Straight: The trope, played out normally.
  • Exaggerated: The trope, taken almost Up to Eleven.
  • Downplayed: The trope, played to a smaller extent than normal.
  • Justified: The trope has a logical In-Universe explanation.
  • Inverted: The trope happens the other way around.
  • Gender-Inverted: a gender-specific trope is used on the opposite gender
  • Role-Inverted: a role-specific trope is used on the opposite rol
  • Subverted: We come upon a scenario where the trope would normally be played straight, but it isn't.
  • Double Subverted: ...And then it is soon thereafter.
  • Parodied: The trope is mocked, spoofed or straight to ridiculous levels for specific humour value.
  • Deconstructed: The trope is played in such a way to show various logical and moral problems with the trope as normally played.
  • Reconstructed: The trope is played straight, but with the problems brought up by the Deconstruction dealt with or addressed.
  • Zig Zagged: The trope is Played With several times over until it becomes a Mind Screw.
  • Averted: Neither the trope nor the situation in which it would occur is ever brought up.
  • Enforced: Something in Real Life that causes Executive Meddling and/or the authors to use the trope.
  • Implied: Trope isn't shown, but the audience is indirectly led to believe that it happened off-screen.
  • Lampshaded: A Genre Savvy Character points out that the trope will be used and/or the ridiculousness of the trope being used in the current situation.
  • Invoked: A Genre Savvy Character sets up a situation where the trope can occur.
  • Exploited: A Genre Savvy Character takes advantage of the fact that the trope will occur, possibly-- but not necessarily-- Invoking it in the process.
  • Defied: A Genre Savvy Character tries to prevent a trope from happening.
  • Discussed: Genre Savvy Characters talk about the trope in a situation where it is likely to happen.
  • Conversed: Genre Savvy Characters talk about the trope in a Show Within a Show.
  • Played For Laughs: The trope is played in the most comedic way possible.
  • Played For Drama: The trope is played in the most melodramatic way possible.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: The (normally unintentional) trope is used quite intentionally.

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