History PlayingWith / MistakenForTerrorist

22nd May '17 5:30:45 AM ElodieHiras
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** Karim is an GameMaster for ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' and lost his campaign notes, which ended up in the hands of the police. The police question him thoroughly, realize their mistake, give him back his notes and make their apologies, prompting Karim to joke that "Yes, these look scary out of context, thanks for giving them back, I needed them".


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** Karim is an GameMaster running a CyberPunk game, or a conspiracy game, or any subject that could be linked to terrorism if taken out of context, and his campaign notes ended up in the hands of the police. How professionally the police handle the situation may vary.
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''':
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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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-->'''Karim''': [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "Hi, Jack!"]]
-->'''Ryan''': "AHA! You're a terrorist!"
-->'''Everyone''': "Le Gasp!"
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