Subtext Becomes Text
The subtext of a situation is suddenly made very obvious.

(permanent link) added: 2012-10-27 17:33:56 sponsor: badassbookworm92 (last reply: 2012-11-28 16:26:47)

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This is when there's significant subtext to a situation (i.e., characters talking about one thing but really talking about something else) when suddenly something happens that makes it extremely obvious what the situation is actually about (i.e., a character in the previous example says something that can only apply to the thing that they're really talking about). Named after a quote from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Also, I feel like this might be a trope already, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Feel free to say so if that's the case.
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