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Assumed Trope
(permanent link) added: 2012-08-08 12:12:29 sponsor: MrInitialMan (last reply: 2012-08-11 12:07:51)

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Another type of Playing with a Trope I've seen a few times, where the characters of the story assume a trope to be true. They may be Genre Savvy, Wrong Genre Savvy, whatever, but the trope is assumed to be present.

For example: there's a YKTTW in here called Women Waste Money. In A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, it's not known if Nora is indeed a spendthrift--but her husband calls her Squanderbird.

In one story I've seen, a woman expects to be Stood Up because she "knows" it will be a Prank Date--so she doesn't fall for it. She ends up standing her date up.
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