History PlayingWith / StairsAreFaster

20th Mar '14 8:47:13 PM SKJAM
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The cameras are already set up in the stairwell, and the director thinks a chase down them will be more dramatic.
6th Feb '13 12:25:28 AM IchigoMontoya
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* '''Straight''': On the run from Bob, Alice pushes the button for the elevator, but when Bob catches up, she takes the stairs instead.

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* '''Straight''': On the run from Bob, Alice [[TheDragon General Drake]], [[TheHero Bob]] pushes the button for the elevator, but when Bob Drake catches up, she he takes the stairs instead.



* '''Downplayed''': Alice waits one second for the elevator before taking the stairs down one floor.

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* '''Downplayed''': Alice Bob waits one second for the elevator before taking the stairs down one floor.



** Bob was seconds away from catching up to Alice so she had no time to wait.

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** Bob Drake was seconds away from catching up to Alice Bob, so she he had no time to wait.



** Which floor the elevator is located at is displayed at the doors - Alice may have seen that all the elevators are too far away from her floor. Alternatively, there may be other people in the building chasing her - taking the elevator would mean Bob can tell his accomplices what floor she's at (especially if there's a chance one of them has access to a fire alarm, which would disable all elevators where they are and leave Alice a sitting duck).
* '''Inverted''': Alice starts to take the stairs, but ends up taking the elevator instead.
* '''Subverted''': Bob is just about to catch up to Alice when the elevator door opens.
* '''Double Subverted''': But the elevator is full so Alice ends up taking the stairs.
* '''Parodied''': The elevator door opens seconds after Alice leaves to take the stairs.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice switches back and forth between stairs and the elevator.
* '''Averted''': The elevator door instantly opens giving Alice no problem.

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** Which floor the elevator is located at is displayed at the doors - Alice Bob may have seen that all the elevators are too far away from her floor. Alternatively, there may be other people in the building chasing her him - taking the elevator would mean Bob Drake can tell his accomplices what floor she's Bob's at (especially if there's a chance one of them has access to a fire alarm, which would disable all elevators where they are and leave Alice Bob a sitting duck).
* '''Inverted''': Alice Bob starts to take the stairs, but ends up taking the elevator instead.
* '''Subverted''': Bob Drake is just about to catch up to Alice Bob when the elevator door opens.
* '''Double Subverted''': But the elevator is full full, so Alice he ends up taking the stairs.
* '''Parodied''': The elevator door opens seconds after Alice Bob leaves to take the stairs.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice Bob switches back and forth between stairs and the elevator.
* '''Averted''': The elevator door instantly opens opens, giving Alice Bob no problem.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Damn these elevators are slow! I could be at the bottom by the time this thing gets up here"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Damn these "These elevators are so slow! I could be at the bottom by the time this thing gets up here" here!"



* '''Exploited''': Bob's accomplices are waiting for her in the stairway.
* '''Defied''': Alice refuses to take the stairs and fights off Bob while waiting for the elevator.

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* '''Exploited''': Bob's Drake's accomplices are waiting for her Bob in the stairway.
* '''Defied''': Alice Bob refuses to take the stairs and fights off Bob Drake while waiting for the elevator.



* '''Deconstructed''': In a rush to get away from Bob, Alice trips and breaks her leg.
* '''Reconstructed''': When Bob catches up, Alice catches him by surprise by [[GroinAttack kicking him where it hurts]] with her other foot.

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* '''Deconstructed''': In a rush to get away escape from Bob, Alice Drake, Bob trips and breaks her leg.
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* '''Reconstructed''': When Bob Drake catches up, Alice Bob catches him by surprise by [[GroinAttack kicking him where it hurts]] with her other foot.hurts]].
2nd Feb '13 7:51:23 AM VPhantom
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* Basic Trope: The elevator takes too long, so the character takes the stairs instead.
* Played Straight: On the run from Bob, Alice pushes the button for the elevator, but when Bob catches up, she takes the stairs instead.
* Exaggerated: The elevator takes 3 hours to go up one floor.
* Downplayed: Alice waits one second for the elevator before taking the stairs down one floor.
* Justified: Bob was seconds away from catching up to Alice so she had no time to wait.
** Alternatively: The elevator was out of order.

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* Basic Trope: '''Basic Trope''': The elevator takes too long, so the character takes the stairs instead.
* Played Straight: '''Straight''': On the run from Bob, Alice pushes the button for the elevator, but when Bob catches up, she takes the stairs instead.
* Exaggerated: '''Exaggerated''': The elevator takes 3 hours to go up one floor.
* Downplayed: '''Downplayed''': Alice waits one second for the elevator before taking the stairs down one floor.
* Justified: '''Justified''':
**
Bob was seconds away from catching up to Alice so she had no time to wait.
** Alternatively: The elevator was out of order.



* Inverted: Alice starts to take the stairs, but ends up taking the elevator instead.
* Subverted: Bob is just about to catch up to Alice when the elevator door opens.
* Double Subverted: But the elevator is full so Alice ends up taking the stairs.
* Parodied: The elevator door opens seconds after Alice leaves to take the stairs.
* Zig Zagged: Alice switches back and forth between stairs and the elevator.
* Deconstructed: In a rush to get away from Bob, Alice trips and breaks her leg.
* Reconstructed: When Bob catches up, Alice catches him by surprise by [[GroinAttack kicking him where it hurts]] with her other foot.
* Averted: The elevator door instantly opens giving Alice no problem.
* Enforced: ???
* Lampshaded: "Damn these elevators are slow! I could be at the bottom by the time this thing gets up here"
* Invoked: ???
* Exploited: Bob's accomplices are waiting for her in the stairway.
* Defied: Alice refuses to take the stairs and fights off Bob while waiting for the elevator.
* Discussed: ???
* Conversed: "Isn't it funny how elevators take the longest when characters need it the most?"
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* Inverted: '''Inverted''': Alice starts to take the stairs, but ends up taking the elevator instead.
* Subverted: '''Subverted''': Bob is just about to catch up to Alice when the elevator door opens.
* Double Subverted: '''Double Subverted''': But the elevator is full so Alice ends up taking the stairs.
* Parodied: '''Parodied''': The elevator door opens seconds after Alice leaves to take the stairs.
* Zig Zagged: '''Zig Zagged''': Alice switches back and forth between stairs and the elevator.
* Deconstructed: In a rush to get away from Bob, Alice trips and breaks her leg.
* Reconstructed: When Bob catches up, Alice catches him by surprise by [[GroinAttack kicking him where it hurts]] with her other foot.
* Averted:
'''Averted''': The elevator door instantly opens giving Alice no problem.
* Enforced: ???
'''Enforced''': ???
* Lampshaded: '''Lampshaded''': "Damn these elevators are slow! I could be at the bottom by the time this thing gets up here"
* Invoked: ???
'''Invoked''': ???
* Exploited: '''Exploited''': Bob's accomplices are waiting for her in the stairway.
* Defied: '''Defied''': Alice refuses to take the stairs and fights off Bob while waiting for the elevator.
* Discussed: '''Discussed''': ???
* Conversed: '''Conversed''': "Isn't it funny how elevators take the longest when characters need it the most?"
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------* '''Deconstructed''': In a rush to get away from Bob, Alice trips and breaks her leg.
* '''Reconstructed''': When Bob catches up, Alice catches him by surprise by [[GroinAttack kicking him where it hurts]] with her other foot.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
15th Nov '11 7:06:54 PM megarockman
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* Exploited: ???

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* Exploited: ???Bob's accomplices are waiting for her in the stairway.
15th Nov '11 7:05:24 PM megarockman
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** Which floor the elevator is located at is displayed at the doors - Alice may have seen that all the elevators are too far away from her floor. Alternatively, there may be other people in the building chasing her - taking the elevator would mean Bob can tell his accomplices what floor she's at (especially if there's a chance one of them has access to a fire alarm, which would disable all elevators where they are and leave Alice a sitting duck).
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