History PlayingWith / FiveManBand

18th Jan '16 10:13:15 AM VPhantom
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** Their roles on the band are their [[FlatCharacter only defining traits]], and are extremely obvious: Bob is a {{Badass}}, Tony is TheGunslinger, Jack [[MyBrainIsBig has a huge head]] and PsychicPowers, Charlie is a GentleGiant and MadeOfIron, Alice is an {{Innocent Fanservice|Girl}} ActionGirl with HealingHands, and [[SixthRanger Sam]] is a DeathSeeker. Then they get [[TeamPet Yuki the]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguin]].

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** Their roles on the band are their [[FlatCharacter only defining traits]], and are extremely obvious: Bob is a {{Badass}}, HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony is TheGunslinger, a [[ColdSniper cool as ice]] [[TheCynic but pessimistic]] [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]], Jack [[MyBrainIsBig has a huge head]] and PsychicPowers, Charlie is a GentleGiant and MadeOfIron, Alice is an {{Innocent Fanservice|Girl}} ActionGirl with HealingHands, and [[SixthRanger Sam]] is a DeathSeeker. Then they get [[TeamPet Yuki the]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguin]].
18th Jan '16 10:07:39 AM VPhantom
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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the jealous and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Jack]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]]. They are later joined by the mysterious [[ArcherArchetype Sam]].

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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the jealous cold and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Jack]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]]. They are later joined by the mysterious [[ArcherArchetype Sam]].Alice]].
18th Jan '16 4:32:43 AM TrickyTroper
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** There are multiple Five-Man Bands.
** Each member of the Five-Man Band is TheLeader of another group, with Bob acting as the BigGood.

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** [[GeodesicCast There are multiple Five-Man Bands.
Bands]], some of which may share common members.
** Each member of the Five-Man Band is TheLeader of another group, with Bob acting as the BigGood.[[BigGood leader to all of them]].



** The team has five members, but every member has [[TheSmartGuy smart]] moments, and [[TheBigGuy strong]] moments, and maybe even [[TheChick useless]] moments.

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** The team has five members, but each with a defining trait and a clear role as part of TheTeam. Despite this, every member has [[TheLeader decisive]] moments, [[TheLancer submissive]] moments, [[TheSmartGuy smart]] moments, and [[TheBigGuy strong]] moments, [[TheChick caring]] moments, and maybe even [[TheChick useless]] ''[[TheLoad useless]]'' moments.



** Bob is a [[ExtremeDoormat push]][[BlindObedience over]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a leader. Tony goes out of his way to copy Bob's personality which makes him opposite of TheLancer as TheLancer is a {{foil}} to TheLeader. Jack is TheDitz. Charlie is a complete and utter weakling. While Alice is a TokenEvilTeammate who actively causes conflict within the group [[ForTheEvulz for her own amusement]].

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** Bob is a [[ExtremeDoormat push]][[BlindObedience over]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a leader. Tony is Bob's friend, but goes out of his way to copy Bob's personality which personality. This makes him the opposite of TheLancer TheLancer, as TheLancer is a {{foil}} to TheLeader. Jack is TheDitz. Charlie is a complete and utter weakling. While Alice is a TokenEvilTeammate who [[ManipulativeBastard actively causes conflict conflict]] within the group [[ForTheEvulz for no reason]] other than [[AlphaBitch her own amusement]].



* '''Parodied''': Heroes from all over Tropeland enter a "heroism contest" to see which team can defeat the most {{mooks}}. Only Five-Man Bands are eligible to compete.

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* '''Parodied''': Heroes from all over Tropeland Gameland enter a "heroism contest" to see which team can defeat the most {{mooks}}. Only Five-Man Bands are eligible to compete. Bob's team wins the contest, and everyone [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse forgets about]] [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome all the other Five-Man Bands]] who entered.



* '''Invoked''': Bob purposely seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.
* '''Exploited''': Alice is really [[TheMole a spy]] sent by [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] knowing the team needed [[TheChick a girl]].
* '''Defied''': "I don't need four other members, one or two is just fine!"

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* '''Invoked''': Bob purposely gets the CallToAction and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Tony, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.
* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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Alice is really [[TheMole a spy]] sent by [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] knowing the team needed [[TheChick a girl]].
** Charlie's sister Melanie wants to join the group, so Bob invites her when Alice quits.
* '''Defied''': "I don't need four other members, '''Defied''':
** Bob insists on forming a nonstandard team.
** Bob has a FiveManBand at first, but invites more members to form a larger team.
** Bob kicks out
one or two is just fine!"more members.
** [[IWorkAlone Bob insists on working alone.]]
25th Apr '15 2:08:42 PM JB0187
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** They're all {{Anti-Hero}}es.

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** They're all {{Anti-Hero}}es.{{Anti Hero}}es.
25th Apr '15 2:08:08 PM JB0187
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** They're all {{Anti Hero}}es.

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** They're all {{Anti Hero}}es.{{Anti-Hero}}es.
21st Oct '14 10:50:03 AM TrickyTroper
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** Their roles on the band are their [[FlatCharacter only defining traits]].
** Their traits are very obvious: Bob is a {{Badass}}, Tony is TheGunslinger, Jack [[MyBrainIsBig has a big Brain]] and PsychicPowers, Charlie is a GentleGiant and MadeOfIron, Alice is an {{Innocent Fanservice|Girl}} ActionGirl with HealingHands and [[SixthRanger Sam]] is a DeathSeeker. Then they get [[TeamPet Yuki the]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguin]].

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** Their roles on the band are their [[FlatCharacter only defining traits]].
** Their traits
traits]], and are very extremely obvious: Bob is a {{Badass}}, Tony is TheGunslinger, Jack [[MyBrainIsBig has a big Brain]] huge head]] and PsychicPowers, Charlie is a GentleGiant and MadeOfIron, Alice is an {{Innocent Fanservice|Girl}} ActionGirl with HealingHands HealingHands, and [[SixthRanger Sam]] is a DeathSeeker. Then they get [[TeamPet Yuki the]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguin]].



** Alternatively, their positions on the team don't match their appearances/skill.

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** Alternatively, their Their positions on the team don't match their appearances/skill.



* '''Double Subverted''': The team goes through a succession of {{Optional Party Member}}s.
* '''Parodied''': Their traits are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Jack is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl, Sam is TheAce and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons a dragon]], and there's also [[NonHumanSidekick Yuki the Wonder Penguin]] who has ElementalPowers and wears a cape. They always act like BigDamnHeroes even [[MundaneMadeAwesome when doing mundane tasks]].

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* '''Double Subverted''': The Subverted''':
** One
team goes through member quits, but rejoins.
** TheTeam finds
a succession of {{Optional Party Member}}s.
replacement.
** They were lying about their positions on the time, to [[MindScrew confuse the audience]] and [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]].
** Bob recruits a new team similar to the old one.
* '''Parodied''': Their traits Heroes from all over Tropeland enter a "heroism contest" to see which team can defeat the most {{mooks}}. Only Five-Man Bands are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Jack is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl, Sam is TheAce and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons a dragon]], and there's also [[NonHumanSidekick Yuki the Wonder Penguin]] who has ElementalPowers and wears a cape. They always act like BigDamnHeroes even [[MundaneMadeAwesome when doing mundane tasks]].eligible to compete.



** They are the Literature/{{Animorphs}}. Seriously, go look at the entry on that page and at the discussion.

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** They are The team goes through a succession of {{Optional Party Member}}s. Also, at some point, Alice drops out of the Literature/{{Animorphs}}. Seriously, go look at the entry on that page group and at the discussion.is replaced by Jane.



* '''Averted''':
** Bob works alone, or with only one or two other people.

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* '''Averted''':
** Bob works alone, or with only one or two other people.
'''Averted''':



* '''Enforced''': The writers use the Five-Man Band, since it is the ideal group.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Only a five-man team can look this good while beating evil!"

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** TheTeam consists of four or fewer members.
** [[IWorkAlone There is only one hero.]]
* '''Enforced''': The writers use the Five-Man Band, since it is the "The ideal group.
number of heroes is five." "How do you figure?" "It's enough to be interesting, but not enough to be confusing."
* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"Only a five-man team can look this good while beating evil!"evil!"
** Emperor Evulz: "Why do my troubles always come in fives?"



* '''Discussed''': Emperor Evulz: "Why do my troubles always come in fives?"

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* '''Discussed''': Emperor Evulz: "Why do my troubles always come in fives?""We need one more hero. They say five is the perfect number."



* '''Played For Drama''': Alice, Bob, and Tony form a LoveTriangle. Alice ultimately decides to TakeAThirdOption with Sam. After Alice marries Sam, Bob and Tony are both DrivenToSuicide. Then TheBadGuyWins.



** Alternatively, they each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Sam realizes he's going to die and leaves the group, Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Jack gets fed up with being TheLoad, Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment, leaving Yuki asking everyone not to leave.

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** Alternatively, they They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Sam realizes he's going to die and leaves the group, Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Jack gets fed up with being TheLoad, Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment, leaving Yuki asking everyone not to leave.



* '''Played For Laughs''':
** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Jack is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl, Sam is TheAce and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons a dragon]], and there's also [[NonHumanSidekick Yuki the Wonder Penguin]] who has ElementalPowers and wears a cape.
** They always wear superhero uniforms and act like BigDamnHeroes, [[MundaneMadeAwesome even when doing everyday tasks like laundry]], because they know that Emperor Evulz is spying on them and will attack if they let their guard down.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Alice, Bob, and Tony form a LoveTriangle. Alice ultimately decides to TakeAThirdOption with Sam. After Alice marries Sam, Bob and Tony are both DrivenToSuicide. Then TheBadGuyWins.
** The heroes all die together in a HeroicSacrifice.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''':
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15th Sep '14 7:50:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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21st Aug '14 11:09:55 PM kansas_hurricane
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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the jealous and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Jack]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and TheHeart [[WhiteMage Alice]]. They are later joined by the mysterious [[ArcherArchetype Sam]].

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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the jealous and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Jack]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and TheHeart the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]]. They are later joined by the mysterious [[ArcherArchetype Sam]].
21st Aug '14 11:07:44 PM kansas_hurricane
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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the jealous and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Jack]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and TheHeart [[WhiteMage Alice]].

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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the jealous and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Jack]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and TheHeart [[WhiteMage Alice]]. They are later joined by the mysterious [[ArcherArchetype Sam]].
8th Jul '14 6:13:03 PM VPhantom
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** They're all {{AntiHero}}es.

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** They're all {{AntiHero}}es.{{Anti Hero}}es.
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