History PlayingWith / HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook

17th Sep '16 9:45:49 AM Mhazard
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is sent to jail to serve a five-month sentence for jaywalking. When he gets out, he becomes a SerialKiller.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is sent to jail to serve a five-month sentence for jaywalking. When he gets out, [[FromNobodyToNightmare he becomes a a]] SerialKiller.


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** Bob sees the prison as a TrainingFromHell, and when he comes out, he's ready.


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** Bob was [[FrameUp framed up]] by Alice and he's completely innocent, and now, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil it's time for him to pay back]].
14th Jul '16 2:53:24 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob is sent to prison for embezzlement. When he comes out he decides that subtle is overrated and doesn't work, and decides to rob the bank in broad daylight, rather than try to be sneaky.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob is sent to prison for embezzlement. When he comes out During his incarceration, he decides that subtle subtlety is overrated and doesn't work, and decides to rob the bank in broad daylight, rather than try to be sneaky.



** While he was in prison for jaywalking, he lost his job and can't get another one because [[TruthInTelevision no one wants to hire an ex-con]]. He doesn't have a family to rely on until he can get back on his feet (or his family is unable or unwilling to help him), and he needs money badly to pay the bills. So he feels like he had no choice but to rob the bank.

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** While he was in prison for jaywalking, he lost his job and can't get another one because [[TruthInTelevision no one nobody wants to hire an ex-con]]. He doesn't have a family to rely on until he can get back on his feet (or his family is unable or unwilling to help him), and he needs money badly to pay the bills. So he feels like he had no choice but to rob the bank.



** Bob is sent to prison for a serious crime like rape. When he finally gets out, he makes a habit of committing petty crimes.

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** Bob is sent to prison for a serious crime like rape. When he finally gets out, {{rape|IsASpecialKindOfEvil}}. After his release, he makes a habit of committing petty crimes.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob gets arrested for a string of minor crimes, but manages to PleaBargain down to just jaywalking. When he gets out of prison, he decides to rob a bank. But just outside the bank door, he has a change of heart and goes home. There he discovers his wife in bed with another man, and kills them both, landing himself back in front of the judge on two counts of second-degree murder.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob gets arrested for a string of minor crimes, but manages to PleaBargain down to just jaywalking. When he gets out of prison, he decides to rob a bank. But just Just outside the bank door, though, he has a change of heart and goes home. [[YourCheatingHeart There he discovers his wife Diane in bed with another man, Christopher]], and kills them both, landing himself back in front of the judge on two counts of second-degree murder.



** Prisons are heavily tiered in offences such that first timers don't spend time around hardened crooks and thus prisons can't operate as training houses.
* '''Discussed''': "Bob used to be such a nice guy..."

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** Prisons are heavily tiered in offences such that first timers first-timers don't spend time around hardened crooks and thus prisons can't operate as training houses.
* '''Discussed''': "Bob used to be such a nice good guy..."



* '''Deconstructed''': This means Bob will eventually be sent back to prison, and that could put strain on the prison system.

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* '''Implied''': Bob's second stint in prison is somewhat longer than his first, but he comments that "[his] friends" helped him pass the time more quickly there.
* '''Deconstructed''': This means Bob will eventually be sent back to prison, and that which could put strain on the prison system.system.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob was {{curse}}d ([[MST3KMantra don't ask how]]) to commit ''even worse'' crimes if he were free, so it turns out to be somehow WorthIt to keep him inside.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
24th Jan '16 1:23:47 AM MsChibi
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** While he was in prison for jaywalking, he lost his job and can't get another one because [[TruthInTelevision no one wants to hire an ex-con]]. He doesn't have a family to rely on until he can get back on his feet, and he needs money badly to pay the bills. So he feels like he had no choice but to rob the bank.

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** While he was in prison for jaywalking, he lost his job and can't get another one because [[TruthInTelevision no one wants to hire an ex-con]]. He doesn't have a family to rely on until he can get back on his feet, feet (or his family is unable or unwilling to help him), and he needs money badly to pay the bills. So he feels like he had no choice but to rob the bank.
19th Dec '15 12:26:37 AM MsChibi
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob gets arrested for a string of minor crimes, but manages to plea bargain down to just jaywalking. When he gets out of prison, he decides to rob a bank. But just outside the bank door, he has a change of heart and goes home. There he discovers his wife in bed with another man, and kills them both, landing himself back in front of the judge on two counts of second-degree murder.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob gets arrested for a string of minor crimes, but manages to plea bargain PleaBargain down to just jaywalking. When he gets out of prison, he decides to rob a bank. But just outside the bank door, he has a change of heart and goes home. There he discovers his wife in bed with another man, and kills them both, landing himself back in front of the judge on two counts of second-degree murder.
8th Dec '14 7:04:09 PM BananaPancakes
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'''Basic Trope''': A character goes to jail or {{Prison}} for a relatively minor offense, and comes out and ends up committing worse crimes.
* '''Straight''': Bob gets 5 years for {{jaywalking|WillRuinYourLife}}. When he gets out, he commits a BankRobbery.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is sent to jail to serve a 5-month sentence for jaywalking. When he gets out, he becomes a SerialKiller.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character goes to jail or {{Prison}} {{prison}} for a relatively minor offense, and comes out and ends up committing worse crimes.
* '''Straight''': Bob gets 5 five years for {{jaywalking|WillRuinYourLife}}. When he gets out, he commits a BankRobbery.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is sent to jail to serve a 5-month five-month sentence for jaywalking. When he gets out, he becomes a SerialKiller.



* '''Justified''':

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':



** Bob is still in "survival mode," and just can't get out of that mindset.
** While he was in prison for jaywalking, he lost his job and can't get another one now that no one wants to hire an ex-con. He doesn't have a family to rely on until he can get back on his feet, and he needs money badly to pay the bills. So he feels like he had no choice but to rob the bank.

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** Bob is still in "survival mode," 'survival mode', and just can't get out of that mindset.
** While he was in prison for jaywalking, he lost his job and can't get another one now that because [[TruthInTelevision no one wants to hire an ex-con.ex-con]]. He doesn't have a family to rely on until he can get back on his feet, and he needs money badly to pay the bills. So he feels like he had no choice but to rob the bank.



** Bob is sent to prison for a serious crime like rape. When he finally gets out, he makes a habit of committing petty crimes.

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** Bob is sent to prison for a serious crime like rape. When he finally gets out, he makes a habit of committing petty crimes.



* '''Double Subverted''':

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':



** Bob ends up committing even worse crimes (i.e. if he was imprisoned for rape, he becomes a SerialKiller.)

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** Bob ends up committing even worse crimes (i.e. (e.g. if he was imprisoned for rape, he becomes a SerialKiller.)SerialKiller).



* '''Invoked''': Bob meets his cell-mate, a big tough bully who likes to brag about his armed-robbery exploits.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
** Bob is polite to the guy, but doesn't take any of his "advice." Instead, he just counts the days to the end of his sentence when he gets to see Alice again.
** Bob is given counselling, rather than just being thrown in a cell "to think about what he did." The counselling helps him to rehabilitate, and become a truly law-abiding citizen, no matter who he is in prison with.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob meets his cell-mate, cellmate, a big tough bully who likes to brag about his armed-robbery exploits.
* '''Exploited''': ???
Bob has always thought 'DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster', wants to become more of one, and so he gets himself arrested for doing something small so he can bond with his hardened kindred spirits.
* '''Defied''':
'''Defied''':
** (See "Invoked") Bob is polite to the guy, but doesn't take any of his "advice." 'advice'. Instead, he just counts the days to the end of his sentence when he gets to see Alice again.
** Bob is given counselling, rather than just being thrown in a cell "to 'to think about what he did." did'. The counselling helps him to rehabilitate, and become a truly law-abiding citizen, no matter who with whom he is shares space in prison with.prison.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob gets home and [[MattressTagGag takes the tag off his mattress.]] His wife reacts to it as if he had murdered someone in cold blood.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob gets home and and, upon seeing his own bed for the first time in an age, [[MattressTagGag takes removes the tag off from his mattress.]] mattress]]. His wife reacts to it as if he had murdered someone in cold blood.
21st Jun '14 4:38:25 PM Nasrudith
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** Bob is given counseling, rather than just being thrown in a cell "to think about what he did." The counseling helps him to rehabilitate, and become a truly law-abiding citizen, no matter who he is in prison with.

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** Bob is given counseling, counselling, rather than just being thrown in a cell "to think about what he did." The counseling counselling helps him to rehabilitate, and become a truly law-abiding citizen, no matter who he is in prison with.with.
** Prisons are heavily tiered in offences such that first timers don't spend time around hardened crooks and thus prisons can't operate as training houses.
10th May '13 8:32:29 PM VPhantom
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* '''Defied''': Bob is polite to the guy, but doesn't take any of his "advice." Instead, he just counts the days to the end of his sentence when he gets to see Alice again.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
**
Bob is polite to the guy, but doesn't take any of his "advice." Instead, he just counts the days to the end of his sentence when he gets to see Alice again.again.
** Bob is given counseling, rather than just being thrown in a cell "to think about what he did." The counseling helps him to rehabilitate, and become a truly law-abiding citizen, no matter who he is in prison with.



* '''Reconstructed''':
** Bob is given counseling, rather than just being thrown in a cell "to think about what he did." The counseling helps him to rehabilitate, and become a truly law-abiding citizen, no matter who he is in prison with.
** Alternatively, Bob is not punished with prison [[DisproportionateRetribution for something like]] ''jaywalking.''


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%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
10th May '13 8:30:16 PM VPhantom
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* '''Enforced''': TruthInTelevision, RuleOfDrama.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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TruthInTelevision, RuleOfDrama.RuleOfDrama.
** The writers want to find a way to inject some sympathy into Bob's character, so they give him a backstory of having been hardened by the uncaring justice system.



* '''Exploited''': The writers want to find a way to inject some sympathy into Bob's character, so they give him a backstory of having been hardened by the uncaring justice system.

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* '''Exploited''': The writers want to find a way to inject some sympathy into Bob's character, so they give him a backstory of having been hardened by the uncaring justice system.???
10th May '13 8:16:10 PM CheeseDogX
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???The episode is a harsh satire written by critics of the penal system.



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

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* '''Exploited''': ???The writers want to find a way to inject some sympathy into Bob's character, so they give him a backstory of having been hardened by the uncaring justice system.
10th May '13 7:23:06 PM CheeseDogX
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Bob gets arrested for a string of minor crimes, but manages to plea bargain down to just jaywalking. When he gets out of prison, he decides to rob a bank. But just outside the bank door, he has a change of heart and goes home. There he discovers his wife in bed with another man, and kills them both, landing himself back in front of the judge on two counts of second-degree murder.
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