History PlayingWith / EvilIsNotAToy

23rd Feb '16 2:28:06 PM Twoeyesshort
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* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use [[HolyIsNotSafe holy powers doesn't work]] since it judges its user by the same judgment it brings forth.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Good is not a toy. Trying to use [[HolyIsNotSafe holy powers doesn't work]] since it judges its user by the same judgment it brings forth.forth.
** Evil is indeed a toy, and manipulating the resident ArtifactOfDoom or EldritchAbomination isn't actually all that hard, as it only has a few simple demands (being kept at room temperature, spoken to with some degree of reverence, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick being given an abundant supply of souls]], for example.)
5th Apr '15 5:16:07 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Justified''': With laser guided karma.
* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use holy powers doesn't work since it judges its user by the same judgment it brings forth.
* '''Subverted''': Bob has the amulet of "evil doesn't backfire," to prevent this problem.
* '''Double Subverted''': But, he was cheap and got it from a used amulet salesman who didn't sell him the real deal.

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* '''Justified''': With laser guided karma.
The Artifact of Doom is ''evil'' and so it will obviously turn on Bob just as easily as Alice.
* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use [[HolyIsNotSafe holy powers doesn't work work]] since it judges its user by the same judgment it brings forth.
* '''Subverted''': The Artifact of Doom appears to turn on Bob has the amulet of "evil doesn't backfire," to prevent this problem.
and destroy him, but it actually turns him into a OneWingedAngel so he can doom Alice with his own hands.
* '''Double Subverted''': But, he was cheap After transforming, Bob is quickly overcome by the evil mind within the Artifact of Doom and got it from a used amulet salesman who didn't sell him the real deal.[[AndIMustScream forever trapped within his own mind]].



** Some varieties of MyLittlePanzer, where evil is ''literally'' a toy. The trope still applies. Even though evil is indeed a toy, it's not to be messed with.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob learned a lesson from using the evil devices, that he has to be more careful next time, but apparently as Bob never realizes with evil, you can never be careful enough.
* '''Averted''': Bob decides not to test his fate and leave the device alone.
* '''Enforced''': Josh, Bob mentor, knows that Bob will be attracted to use the evil devices, so he uses the less damaging ones as a test for Bob.

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** Some varieties of MyLittlePanzer, where evil is ''literally'' a toy. The trope still applies. Even though evil is indeed toy and possess a toy, it's not "choking hazard" so to be messed with.
speak.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob learned a lesson from using uses the Artifact of Doom and it backfires, but he survives and finds another device, vowing to be more careful. He uses it for longer than the first one but it ultimately backfires like the first. With evil devices, that he has to be more careful next time, but apparently as Bob never realizes with evil, you can never be careful enough.
too careful.
* '''Averted''': Bob decides not to test his tempt fate and leave leaves the device alone.
* '''Enforced''': Josh, Bob mentor, knows The author wants to demonstrate that Bob will be attracted to use evil is self-destructive and so he has the evil devices, so he uses device backfire on the less damaging ones as a test for Bob.villain.



* '''Invoked''': A GenreSavvy Character sets up a situation where the trope can occur.

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* '''Invoked''': A GenreSavvy Character sets up a situation where Josh, Bob mentor, knows that Bob will be attracted to use the trope can occur.evil devices, so he uses the less damaging ones as a test for Bob.



* '''Deconstructed''': Some kinds of evil have to benefit the user or evil wouldn't last too long.
* '''Reconstructed''': But generally you will have better luck with good devices than evil ones.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Some kinds of evil devices have to benefit the user or evil people wouldn't last too long.
* '''Reconstructed''': But generally you will have better luck with good The evil devices than evil ones.safely provide benefits to the user for a limited period of time. After that, you get ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil.
10th Nov '13 1:45:30 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* '''Straight''': The Fallen Nethian Mage uses magic to make Void 4 do his bidding, only for Void 4 to retaliate back at him.
* '''Exaggerated''': ???
* '''Downplayed''': ????

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* '''Straight''': The Fallen Nethian Mage Bob uses magic Artifact of Doom to make Void 4 do his bidding, only for Void 4 to retaliate back at him.
doom Alice, but it dooms him instead.
* '''Exaggerated''': ???
Instead of simply backfiring, it causes Bob to experience a fate worse than death.
* '''Downplayed''': ????For attempting to use the evil device Bob is cursed with evil eyebrows for a day.



* '''Inverted''': Void 4 manipulates the Fallen Nethian Mage.
* '''Subverted''': Void 4 has the amulet of "evil doesn't backfire," to prevent this problem.

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* '''Inverted''': Void 4 manipulates Good is not a toy. Trying to use holy powers doesn't work since it judges its user by the Fallen Nethian Mage.
same judgment it brings forth.
* '''Subverted''': Void 4 Bob has the amulet of "evil doesn't backfire," to prevent this problem.
20th Mar '13 11:43:49 AM 300154507
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* '''Straight''': Void 4 uses magic to make The Overlord do his bidding, only for the Overlord to retaliate back at him.

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* '''Straight''': Void 4 The Fallen Nethian Mage uses magic to make The Overlord Void 4 do his bidding, only for the Overlord Void 4 to retaliate back at him.



* '''Inverted''': The Overlord manipulates Void 4.

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* '''Inverted''': The Overlord Void 4 manipulates Void 4. the Fallen Nethian Mage.
10th Feb '13 2:19:13 PM 300154507
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* '''Straight''': Void 4 uses magic to make [[Ninjago The Overlord]] do his bidding, only for the Overlord to retaliate back at him.

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* '''Straight''': Void 4 uses magic to make [[Ninjago The Overlord]] Overlord do his bidding, only for the Overlord to retaliate back at him.



* '''Subverted''': Bob has the amulet of "evil doesn't backfire," to prevent this problem.

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* '''Subverted''': Bob Void 4 has the amulet of "evil doesn't backfire," to prevent this problem.
10th Feb '13 2:18:38 PM 300154507
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* '''Straight''': Bob uses Artifact of Doom to doom Alice, but it dooms him instead.
* '''Exaggerated''': Instead of simply backfiring, it causes Bob to experience a fate worse than death.
* '''Downplayed''': For attempting to use the evil device Bob is cursed with evil eyebrows for a day.

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* '''Straight''': Bob Void 4 uses Artifact of Doom magic to doom Alice, but it dooms him instead.
make [[Ninjago The Overlord]] do his bidding, only for the Overlord to retaliate back at him.
* '''Exaggerated''': Instead of simply backfiring, it causes Bob to experience a fate worse than death.
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* '''Downplayed''': For attempting to use the evil device Bob is cursed with evil eyebrows for a day.????



* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use holy powers doesn't work since it judges its user by the same judgment it brings forth.

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* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use holy powers doesn't work since it judges its user by the same judgment it brings forth.The Overlord manipulates Void 4.
14th Jan '13 7:35:49 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use holy powers doesn't work since it judges its user by the same judgement it brings forth.

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* '''Inverted''': Good is not a toy. Trying to use holy powers doesn't work since it judges its user by the same judgement judgment it brings forth.



* '''Parodied''': Bob has a full selection of Evil devices, which he is testing to determine which are toys and which aren't.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Bob has a full selection of Evil devices, which he is testing to determine which are toys and which aren't.



* '''Deconstructed''': Some kinds of evil have to benefit the user or evil wouldn't last too long.
* '''Reconstructed''': But generally you will have better luck with good devices than evil ones.



* '''Implied''': "Bob then got his has on the Artifact of Doom... lets just say that things didn't work out too well for Bob."



* '''Implied''': "Bob then got his has on the Artifact of Doom... Lets just say that things didn't work out too well for Bob."
* '''Deconstructed''': Some kinds of evil have to benefit the user or evil wouldn't last too long.
* '''Reconstructed''': But generally you will have better luck with good devices than evil ones.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Alice destroyed the artifact of doom before it gets used.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Alice destroyed the artifact of doom before it gets used.



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6th Oct '12 1:17:39 PM sbluen
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* '''Straight''': Bob uses Artifact of Doom to doom Alice, but it dooms himself instead.

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* '''Straight''': Bob uses Artifact of Doom to doom Alice, but it dooms himself him instead.
6th Oct '12 1:17:23 PM sbluen
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* '''Straight''': Bob uses Artifact of Doom to doom Alice, but it dooms him instead.

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* '''Straight''': Bob uses Artifact of Doom to doom Alice, but it dooms him himself instead.
17th Aug '12 1:29:04 PM SgtFrog1
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** Some varieties of MyLittlePanzer, where evil is ''literally'' a toy.

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** Some varieties of MyLittlePanzer, where evil is ''literally'' a toy. The trope still applies. Even though evil is indeed a toy, it's not to be messed with.
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