History PlayingWith / FakeWeakness

27th Jul '15 6:29:52 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': There is a rumor that Lord Bob draws his powers from mirrors. Alice breaks every mirror in his castle, only for Lord Bob to reveal that his Fake Strength Source was a lie.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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There is a rumor that Lord Bob draws his powers from mirrors. Alice breaks every mirror in his castle, only for Lord Bob to reveal that his Fake Strength Source was a lie.



* '''Parodied''': Lord Bob has made so many fake weaknesses that he's forgotten what his ACTUAL weakness is, and is suddenly fearful of damn near everything.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Lord Bob has made so many fake weaknesses that he's forgotten what his ACTUAL weakness is, and is suddenly fearful of damn near everything.



* '''Lampshaded''': "You really thought I would be weak to silvered glass?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"You really thought I would be weak to silvered glass?"



* '''Defied''': Alice reveals that she figured out that he spread this rumor to confuse people, and has stopped everyone form chasing the red herring.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Alice reveals that she figured out that he spread this rumor to confuse people, and has stopped everyone form chasing the red herring.
27th Jul '15 2:16:36 AM doorhandle
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** Alice fakes having an item that can destroy Evulz, in effect introducing a weakness Bob doesn't actually have.



* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???
Lord Bob has made so many fake weaknesses that he's forgotten what his ACTUAL weakness is, and is suddenly fearful of damn near everything.
** Alice charges at Lord Bob while wielding a mirror and a clown outfit, and Lord bob triumphantly declares he's not weak to mirrors... and Alice sheepily says "Mirrors, right. Not clowns."
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Lord Bob is a vampire, and [[FightOffTheKryptonite has spent a lot of effort overcoming his supposed limits,]] while still faking their existence. As such, a stake through the heart and sunlight are still genuine weakness, but he fakes vulnerability to running water and holy symbols. He's also immune to garlic, but [[OurVampiresAreDifferent he didn't even know it was a weakness of vampires]] and thus doesn't bother faking weakness to it.



** "That's... not the result I expected."



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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** [[BloodKnight Alice feel that winning via Evulz 'allergy' is dishonourable, and instead insisted on training to the point she can beat him in single combat.]]
* '''Discussed''': ???
" Lord Bob is ShroudedInMyth. It's entirely possible any information about supposed weakness could be entirely false, deliberately or otherwise.
* '''Conversed''': ???" Well crap. How is the author gonna write Alice free of THAT plot twist?"
18th Mar '14 4:39:28 PM ASHDEVIL
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* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Alice reveals that she figured out that he spread this rumor to confuse people, and has stopped everyone form chasing the red herring.
15th Feb '14 3:27:17 PM vifetoile
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* '''Subverted''': At the midway point, Alice discovers that Lord Bob's supposed weakness against mirrors is all a bunch of baloney. But at the climax, she pulls out a mirror anyway, and Lord Bob is indeed weakened.

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* '''Subverted''': At the midway point, Alice discovers that Lord Bob's supposed weakness against mirrors is all a bunch of baloney. nothing but rumor and speculation. But at the climax, then she pulls finds out that he ''does'' have a weakness to a special MagicMirror. Her quest then revolves around finding this particular mirror anyway, and using it to take Lord Bob is indeed weakened.down.
15th Feb '14 3:01:26 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': Lord Bob, so it is said, is reduced to a quivering mass of jelly if a mirror is within fifty feet of him. In fact, it's regularly featured in local newspapers.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Lord Bob, so it is said, is reduced to a quivering mass of jelly if a mirror is within fifty feet of him. In fact, it's regularly featured in local newspapers.
15th Feb '14 12:29:58 PM SnakeEyes
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** Lord Bob pretends to be a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], and he even sets up fake mirrors to make it seem like he has no reflection, but he only ''pretends'' to have weaknesses to garlic, direct sunlight, silver, wooden crosses, and holy magic.
16th Apr '13 8:47:29 AM Lullabee
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* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Averted''': ???
Lord Bob doesn't spread any fake rumors about his weaknesses.
* '''Enforced''': ???The show's producers have the odd idea that it could become seriously harmful somewhere down the line for children to believe in unrealistic {{Weaksauce Weakness}}es, so they want to present AnAesop about not believing in that sort of thing.



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Alice walks into Lord Bob's throne room with a mirror and a look of smug self-confidence, to distract him from the great big machine gun she's got [[{{Hammerspace}} behind her back]].
24th Mar '13 8:15:33 PM notbobby125
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* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???"You really thought I would be weak to silvered glass?"
14th Jan '13 9:42:02 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice has only heard a rumor of Lord Bob's weakness against mirrors, so she only packs one just in case, and it turns out to be about as useless as she thought it would be.
** IAmNotLeftHanded -- literally, Alice has aimed her attacks at Lord Bob's left hand, but it turns out he's right handed.
* '''Invoked''': Lord Bob has been spreading the rumors of his mirror-weakness intentionally, after he witnessed how many overlords were defeated when word got around of their Achilles Heels.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Alice has only heard a rumor of Lord Bob's weakness against mirrors, so she only packs one just in case, and it turns out to be about as useless as she thought it would be.
** IAmNotLeftHanded -- literally, Alice has aimed her attacks at Lord Bob's left hand, but it turns out he's right handed. \n* '''Invoked''': Lord Bob has been spreading the rumors of his mirror-weakness intentionally, after he witnessed how many overlords were defeated when word got around of their Achilles Heels.



* '''Subverted''': At the midway point, Alice discovers that Lord Bob's supposed weakness against mirrors is all a bunch of baloney. But at the climax, she pulls out a mirror anyway, and Lord Bob is indeed weakened.

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* '''Subverted''': At the midway point, Alice discovers that Lord Bob's supposed weakness against mirrors is all a bunch of baloney. But at the climax, she pulls out a mirror anyway, and Lord Bob is indeed weakened.



* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': Lord Bob has been spreading the rumors of his mirror-weakness intentionally, after he witnessed how many overlords were defeated when word got around of their Achilles Heels.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': After finding a newspaper declaring that Lord Bob loses his powers when confronted by a mirror, Alice cleverly sets up a Funhouse of Mirrors right outside the door to the castle -- "Evil Overlords Get in Free!" in an attempt to lure in Lord Bob. He enters the Hall of Mirrors, and Alice springs her trap! ... but he fails to pay attention to her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, as he keeps going "What was I thinking? Ebony and olive are ''horrible'' color choices for me!"
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice has decided she must take down the unstoppable tyrant, Lord Bob, or die trying. Her grandmother's dying words suggested that a mirror might, just might, be able to counter the wicked sorcerer. After many brave and terrifying adventures, Alice makes it to his castle and challenges him to single combat. He disarms her and defeats her easily, and when she pulls out her grandmother's mirror, her last-ditch hope -- he laughs, plucks it from her hand, and breaks it without a thought.



* '''PlayedForLaughs''': After finding a newspaper declaring that Lord Bob loses his powers when confronted by a mirror, Alice cleverly sets up a Funhouse of Mirrors right outside the door to the castle -- "Evil Overlords Get in Free!" in an attempt to lure in Lord Bob. He enters the Hall of Mirrors, and Alice springs her trap! ... but he fails to pay attention to her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, as he keeps going "What was I thinking? Ebony and olive are ''horrible'' color choices for me!"
* '''PlayedForDrama''': Alice has decided she must take down the unstoppable tyrant, Lord Bob, or die trying. Her grandmother's dying words suggested that a mirror might, just might, be able to counter the wicked sorcerer. After many brave and terrifying adventures, Alice makes it to his castle and challenges him to single combat. He disarms her and defeats her easily, and when she pulls out her grandmother's mirror, her last-ditch hope -- he laughs, plucks it from her hand, and breaks it without a thought.

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': After finding a newspaper declaring that Lord Bob loses his powers when confronted by a mirror, Alice cleverly sets up a Funhouse of Mirrors right outside the door ----
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to the castle -- "Evil Overlords Get in Free!" in an attempt to lure in Lord Bob. He enters the Hall of Mirrors, and Alice springs her trap! ... but he fails to pay attention to her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, as he keeps going "What was I thinking? Ebony and olive are ''horrible'' color choices for me!"
* '''PlayedForDrama''': Alice has decided she must take down the unstoppable tyrant, Lord Bob, or die trying. Her grandmother's dying words suggested that a mirror might, just might, be able to counter the wicked sorcerer. After many brave and terrifying adventures, Alice makes it to his castle and challenges him to single combat. He disarms her and defeats her easily, and when she pulls out her grandmother's mirror, her last-ditch hope -- he laughs, plucks it from her hand, and breaks it without a thought.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
18th Aug '12 2:24:57 PM vifetoile
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* PlayedForLaughs: After finding a newspaper declaring that Lord Bob loses his powers when confronted by a mirror, Alice cleverly sets up a Funhouse of Mirrors right outside the door to the castle -- "Evil Overlords Get in Free!" in an attempt to lure in Lord Bob. He enters the Hall of Mirrors, and Alice springs her trap! ... but he fails to pay attention to her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, as he keeps going "What was I thinking? Ebony and olive are ''horrible'' color choices for me!"
* PlayedForDrama: For over three hundred years, Lord Bob has terrorized the once-peaceful kingdom of Utropia. Alice has decided she must take down this tyrant or die trying. Her grandmother's dying words suggested that a mirror might, just might, be able to counter the wicked sorcerer. After many brave and terrifying adventures, she makes it to his castle and challenges him to single combat. He disarms her and defeats her easily, and when she pulls out her grandmother's mirror, her last-ditch hope -- he laughs, plucks it from her hand, and breaks it without a thought.

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* PlayedForLaughs: '''PlayedForLaughs''': After finding a newspaper declaring that Lord Bob loses his powers when confronted by a mirror, Alice cleverly sets up a Funhouse of Mirrors right outside the door to the castle -- "Evil Overlords Get in Free!" in an attempt to lure in Lord Bob. He enters the Hall of Mirrors, and Alice springs her trap! ... but he fails to pay attention to her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, as he keeps going "What was I thinking? Ebony and olive are ''horrible'' color choices for me!"
* PlayedForDrama: For over three hundred years, Lord Bob has terrorized the once-peaceful kingdom of Utropia. '''PlayedForDrama''': Alice has decided she must take down this tyrant the unstoppable tyrant, Lord Bob, or die trying. Her grandmother's dying words suggested that a mirror might, just might, be able to counter the wicked sorcerer. After many brave and terrifying adventures, she Alice makes it to his castle and challenges him to single combat. He disarms her and defeats her easily, and when she pulls out her grandmother's mirror, her last-ditch hope -- he laughs, plucks it from her hand, and breaks it without a thought.
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