Created By: Quatic on August 22, 2013 Last Edited By: Quatic on September 4, 2013

Wanted Man Behavior

Bob changes his behavior after seeing in a public place that he is a wanted man.

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Character is on the lam or has been set up by a Big Brother government. He goes someplace -- a bank, a gas station, a post office -- and while he's buying his sundries or otherwise taking care of business, he notices a wanted poster with his face on it, or worse yet, sees on a TV in the background a story about his being wanted. He immediately starts acting differently, perhaps becoming boisterous to distract attention from the report, perhaps mussing his hair up, putting on a hat and sunglasses, and shrugging into his jacket.

Definitely seen this in Enemy of the State.
Community Feedback Replies: 3
  • August 22, 2013
    We have Wanted Poster. I don't think we need this more specific trope.
  • September 4, 2013
    Adjusted to make it clear that this is not just about the Wanted Poster, but about the change in behavior when one learns one is wanted, on TV, on the radio, overhearing a conversation, etc.
  • September 4, 2013