History PlayingWith / EvilIsNotAToy

3rd Aug '16 11:32:49 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* '''Defied''' :Alice destroys the artifact of doom before it gets used.

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* '''Defied''' :Alice destroys '''Defied''': Bob tries his best to avoid coming into contact with the artifact of doom before artifact, as he is pretty sure that using it gets used.would not be a good idea.
28th Jul '16 8:15:06 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* '''Downplayed''': For attempting to use the evil device Bob is cursed with evil eyebrows for a day.

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* '''Downplayed''': For attempting to use the evil device Bob is cursed with with... evil eyebrows for a day.eyebrows!
23rd Jun '16 12:24:14 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** A toy company sells [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]], and gets complaints that their products keep dooming their customers.
23rd Jun '16 12:22:11 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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'''Basic Trope''': Trying to manipulate an evil device won't work out to the user's advantage.

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'''Basic Trope''': Trying to summon and/or manipulate an evil being or device won't does not work out to the user's advantage.
23rd Jun '16 7:52:40 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': The ArtifactOfDoom is sentient and hates ''all'' of the human race. It's not going to make an exception for its user.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The ArtifactOfDoom is sentient and hates ''all'' of the human race. It's not going to make an exception for its user.



* '''Averted''': Bob decides not to tempt fate and leaves the device alone.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Bob decides not to tempt fate and leaves the device alone.



* '''Enforced''': The author wants to demonstrate that evil is self-destructive and so he has the evil device backfire on the villain.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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The author wants to demonstrate that evil is self-destructive and so he has the evil device backfire on the villain.



* '''Defied''': Bob adds the "Will not backfire" mod to the artifact.

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* '''Defied''': Bob adds '''Defied''' :Alice destroys the "Will not backfire" mod to the artifact.artifact of doom before it gets used.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Alice destroyed the artifact of doom before it gets used.
22nd Jun '16 11:35:57 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* '''Justified''': The ArtifactOfDoom hates ''all'' of the human race. It's not going to make an exception for its user.
** The ArtifactOfDoom is [[GuideDangIt very complicated to use]]. Bob didn't use it correctly, resulting in it backfiring.

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* '''Justified''': The ArtifactOfDoom is sentient and hates ''all'' of the human race. It's not going to make an exception for its user.
** The ArtifactOfDoom is has [[GuideDangIt very complicated to use]].controls]]. Bob didn't use it correctly, resulting in it backfiring.



* '''Enforced''': The author wants to demonstrate that evil is self-destructive and so he has the evil device backfire on the villain.
* '''Lampshaded''': Bob's sidekick tells him that he really shouldn't use the Artifact of Doom, if for no other reason, then because of the name it was given.
* '''Invoked''': 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.
* '''Exploited''': Instead of trying to stop Bob, the heroes simply watch from a distance knowing that getting close isn't the best idea.

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** A summoned evil being is entirely on the summoner's side and carries out their orders as best as it is able.
* '''Enforced''': The author wants to demonstrate that evil is self-destructive and so he has the evil device backfire on the villain.villain.
** The author wants to show that there's always a GreaterScopeVillain and greater evil in the setting, so he introduces the ArtifactOfDoom, a device so evil that it even scares the villains. To show how bad it is, he has Bob try to use it, at which point it dooms him.

* '''Lampshaded''': Bob's sidekick tells him that he really shouldn't use the Artifact of Doom, if for no other reason, then Doom because of the name it was given.
he has no way to be sure that it's on his side.
* '''Invoked''': Josh, Bob Charlie, Bob's mentor, knows that Bob will be attracted to use the evil devices, so he uses the less damaging ones as a test for Bob.
* '''Exploited''': Instead of trying to stop Bob, the heroes Alice simply watch from a distance retreats and watches the events unfold, knowing that getting close isn't it won't end well for Bob and it's probably dangerous to stay in the best idea.area.



* '''Discussed''': "Now Bob, as when we go though the hallway of deadly stuff, don't touch ANYTHING, despite how cool it looks!"
* '''Conversed''': Bob and Alice play a board game. Bob thinks if using the artifact to get ahead is worth it despite only a 1/6 chance of nothing bad happening.
* '''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 devices have to benefit the user or evil people wouldn't last long.
* '''Reconstructed''': The evil devices safely provide benefits to the user for a limited period of time. After that, you get ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil.

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* '''Discussed''': "Now Bob, as when we go though "Bob, I know that the hallway prospect of deadly stuff, don't touch ANYTHING, despite how cool finding the ArtifactOfDoom and using it looks!"
against Alice is tempting, but it's a bad idea. How do you know it won't backfire?"
* '''Conversed''': Bob and Alice play a board game. Bob thinks if using the artifact to get ahead is worth it despite only a 1/6 chance of nothing bad happening.
* '''Implied''':
"Bob then got his has on the Artifact of Doom... Lets just say should be more careful when tampering with powerful, evil artifacts. He might live longer that things didn't work out too well for Bob.way."
* '''Implied''': Bob gets his hands on the ArtifactOfDoom and tries to use it against Alice. The audience doesn't see what happens, but Bob never appears again after that.
* '''Deconstructed''': Some kinds of evil devices have to benefit the user user, or evil people wouldn't last long.
nobody would have anything to do with them.
* '''Reconstructed''': The evil devices safely do provide benefits to the user for a limited period of time. After that, you get ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil. benefits- it's just that they have hidden costs that aren't noticeable immediately, and/or corrupt their users and cause ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil.



* '''Played For Drama''': Alice tries to tell Bob that the artifact is not the correct way to satisfy his desire for revenge.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Alice tries to tell Bob that the artifact is not the correct way to satisfy his desire for revenge.revenge, but ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil has kicked in.
22nd Jun '16 11:23:24 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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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 the ArtifactOfDoom to doom Alice, but it dooms him instead.instead (or dooms him along with Alice).



* '''Justified''': The Artifact of Doom is ''evil'' and so it will obviously turn on Bob just as easily as Alice.

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* '''Justified''': The Artifact ArtifactOfDoom hates ''all'' of Doom the human race. It's not going to make an exception for its user.
** The ArtifactOfDoom
is ''evil'' and so it will obviously turn on [[GuideDangIt very complicated to use]]. Bob just as easily as Alice. didn't use it correctly, resulting in it backfiring.
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.
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