History PlayingWith / MistakenForTerrorist

20th Apr '15 9:27:15 PM jormis29
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* '''Exaggerated''': Ryan accuses Karim of being radicalized at a Wahhabbi Madrassa in Yemen in 1984 and then traveling to Afghanistan in in 1986 to [[SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan fight the Soviets]] up until their eventual withdrawal in 1989 and then living in Pakistan while establishing further contacts before traveling to Bosnia in 1993 to fight the Serbs while [[OverlyLongGag learning advanced bomb tactics prior to leaving for Sudan in 1995 to join Al Qaeda and being ordered by Bin Laden to infiltrate the United States and sneak a dirty bomb into an airport]]. Karim replies with a FlatWhat.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Ryan accuses Karim of being radicalized at a Wahhabbi Madrassa in Yemen in 1984 and then traveling to Afghanistan in in 1986 to [[SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan [[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan fight the Soviets]] up until their eventual withdrawal in 1989 and then living in Pakistan while establishing further contacts before traveling to Bosnia in 1993 to fight the Serbs while [[OverlyLongGag learning advanced bomb tactics prior to leaving for Sudan in 1995 to join Al Qaeda and being ordered by Bin Laden to infiltrate the United States and sneak a dirty bomb into an airport]]. Karim replies with a FlatWhat.
7th Dec '13 4:15:18 PM Trogdor
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** The show wants to create tension by having Karim be the victim of intolerance or suspicion.
29th Aug '13 9:04:27 PM ricjac
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'''Basic Trope''': A Middle Eastern character (or someone who looks Middle Eastern) is mistaken for or accused of being a terrorist. Bonus points if he/she's a Muslim.
* '''Straight''': Karim is waiting in line at the airport when Ryan accuses him of being a terrorist. Everyone gasps.
-->'''Karim''': [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "Hi, Jack!"]]\\
'''Ryan''': "AHA! You're a terrorist!"\\
'''Everyone''': "Le Gasp!"

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'''Basic Trope''': A Middle Eastern character (or someone who looks Middle Eastern) is mistaken for or accused of being a terrorist. Bonus points if he/she's a Muslim.
terrorist.
* '''Straight''': Karim is waiting in line at the airport when Ryan accuses him of Muslim faith and is accused by Bob for being a terrorist. Everyone gasps.
-->'''Karim''': [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "Hi, Jack!"]]\\
'''Ryan''': "AHA! You're a terrorist!"\\
'''Everyone''': "Le Gasp!"
terrorist.



* '''Downplayed''': Karim is racially profiled at the airport and questioned, although the TSA officials don't actually assume he's a terrorist.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
**
Karim is racially profiled at the airport and questioned, although gets questioned by law enforcement on a routine basis because he happens share the TSA officials don't actually assume he's same name with a terrorist.suspect.
** Bob is a Gentile flying to Israel on El Al, and thus subject to a pre-flight interview before boarding.


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** Karim has relatives with strong connections to various terrorist networks.
8th Jun '13 2:33:35 PM Outsyder0486
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???While Ryan is shaking down the harmless Karim, several ''actual'' terrorists walk by and loudly talk about how they're going to hijack the plane.
27th Apr '13 2:35:20 PM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Karim is racially profiled at the airport and questioned, although the TSA officials don't actually assume he's a terrorist.
26th Jan '13 6:50:08 PM VPhantom
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-->'''Karim''': [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "Hi, Jack!"]]
-->'''Ryan''': "AHA! You're a terrorist!"
-->'''Everyone''': "Le Gasp!"

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-->'''Karim''': [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "Hi, Jack!"]]
-->'''Ryan''':
Jack!"]]\\
'''Ryan''':
"AHA! You're a terrorist!"
-->'''Everyone''':
terrorist!"\\
'''Everyone''':
"Le Gasp!"



* '''Justified''': The show wants to create tension by having Karim be the victim of intolerance or suspicion.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
**
The show wants to create tension by having Karim be the victim of intolerance or suspicion. suspicion.



* '''Deconstructed''': Everyone avoids/hate Karim because they think he's a terrorist.
* '''Reconstructed''': Until Alice makes friends with him, and the others realize that they've misunderstood him and apologizes.



* '''Exploited''': Karim takes advantage of this trope by making Ryan do whatever he wants, claiming that he's a real terrorist sent to assassinate Ryan and his friends.



* '''Exploited''': Karim takes advantage of this trope by making Ryan do whatever he wants, claiming that he's a real terrorist sent to assassinate Ryan and his friends.


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* '''Deconstructed''': Everyone avoids/hate Karim because they think he's a terrorist.
* '''Reconstructed''': Until Alice makes friends with him, and the others realize that they've misunderstood him and apologizes.


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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
21st Jan '12 5:16:28 PM Charontine
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** Or, some of Ryan's family was killed in 9/11, and he wrongly blames it on Middle Easterners. (or similar).



* '''Subverted''': Ryan mistakes Karim for a terrorist. Karim [[SlasherSmile smiles]] and detonates his suicide vest.

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* '''Subverted''': Ryan mistakes Karim for a terrorist. Karim just [[SlasherSmile smiles]] and detonates his suicide vest.



* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???

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* '''Deconstructed''': ???
Everyone avoids/hate Karim because they think he's a terrorist.
* '''Reconstructed''': ???Until Alice makes friends with him, and the others realize that they've misunderstood him and apologizes.
21st Jan '12 5:09:03 PM Charontine
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The writers wanted to do a VerySpecialEpisode, and chose to deal with this subject.



* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???
Karim decided to have a little fun by making people believe that he's a terrorist, while he's not.
* '''Defied''': ???
Despite Ryan's suspicion, he decides to shake it off and doesn't judge Karim by his looks.
* '''Exploited''': Karim takes advantage of this trope by making Ryan do whatever he wants, claiming that he's a real terrorist sent to assassinate Ryan and his friends.
* '''Discussed''': ???"Look at that Arabian guy over there, with the big suitcase. He is ''so'' gonna be in a lot of trouble."
21st Jan '12 5:03:04 PM Charontine
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Added DiffLines:

-->'''Karim''': [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "Hi, Jack!"]]
-->'''Ryan''': "AHA! You're a terrorist!"
-->'''Everyone''': "Le Gasp!"
21st Jan '12 4:59:34 PM Charontine
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'''Basic Trope''': A Middle Eastern character (or someone who looks Middle Eastern) is mistaken for or accused of being a terrorist.

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'''Basic Trope''': A Middle Eastern character (or someone who looks Middle Eastern) is mistaken for or accused of being a terrorist. Bonus points if he/she's a Muslim.
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