'''Basic Trope''': [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb Idiots]] pick on somebody they ''know'' could seriously hurt them if they so chose.
* '''Straight''': [[AlphaBitch Lisa]] and her GirlPosse pick on Marcy, a CuteWitch who could [[KillItWithFire blast the lot of them with a well-placed fireball]] if she ever snapped, [[FantasticRacism because she is a witch]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Marcy can blow up entire cities with a thought. Lisa and her gang tease her relentlessly with lines like "Hiroshima girl" and "[[ActuallyPrettyFunny Tsar Bimbo]]".
* '''Downplayed''': Lisa has heard rumours that Marcy is a witch, but she scoffs them and continues bullying her.
* '''Justified''':
** {{Humans|AreTheRealMonsters}} Are Monsters [[HumansAreMorons And Morons]], YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb, etc.
** If Marcy retaliates, she'll get in more trouble than Lisa will; Lisa ''knows'' this, and expects others to intervene before she and her friends get ''seriously'' hurt by the horrible rampaging ''loser''.
** Alternatively: Lisa hates Marcy because Marcy's powers gave [[FreudianExcuse Lisa misfortune in the past]]
** Or, Marcy has a RestrainingBolt placed on her, and Lisa takes this as an opportunity to tease her without being scalded.
** Lisa is jealous of Marcy and her power, and barely even ''cares'' if Marcy kills her as long as it takes [[WitchWithACapitalB that stuck-up witch]] down a peg in the process.
** Lisa is secretly a DeathSeeker who is trying to goad Marcy into killing her.
** Lisa has too much {{Pride}}, she thinks bullying someone with ridiculous powers and standing on the edge of being annihilated would make her look like a badass in the eyes of her peers, when in fact that is not the case.
** Marcy has that UncannyValley aura around her.
* '''Inverted''':
** Marcy uses her powers to terrorize everyone and keep them afraid of her.
** Marcy is a super-powered bully, and Lisa the only one who dares stand up to her.
** Alternatively: Lisa and her GirlPosse suck up to Marcy because her powers could come in handy in the future.
** Lisa picks on someone they know is too vulnerable and powerless to fight back.
** Lisa sucks up to a person way less powerful than she is.
* '''Subverted''':
** Lisa, after having the power discrepancy pointed out, decides not to tease or antagonize Marcy anymore.
** Alternatively: Lisa and her crew pick on Marcy despite her witchery being common knowledge, but later we find out Marcy is joining their sorority and hazing is par for the course for everyone. Marcy knows she is not getting any special treatment.
** Or: Lisa has heard the rumors, but believes that Marcy is either delusional or faking it. When confronted with a display of actual power from Marcy, Lisa backs down rather meekly.
** Or: At first it seems Marcy can easily kill the bully, but later it reveals that Lisa is just as powerful witch as Marcy, if not more, so she has no reason to be afraid.
** Or: They're good enough friends that everyone knows the teasing isn't serious.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ...At least, not to her ''face''. But playing pranks on her? Fair game.
** Lisa and her crew use this opportunity to ''really'' hurt Marcy because she's a witch, under the guise of common hazing.
* '''Parodied''':
** Marcy is an actual full-sized dragon. Lisa insists on throwing rocks at her anyway.
** Alternately: Every time Marcy and Lisa are in the same room, everyone else runs for cover.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Lisa refuses to openly harass Marcy, but she and her GirlPosse secretly play nasty pratical jokes on Marcy. Marcy figures this out and confronts them; Lisa immediately backs off, shocking her friends by ''apologizing''. Then they start picking on [[ShrinkingViolet Iris]], Marcy's much-less powerful friend... and when Marcy finds out, she is ''through the roof with rage''.
** Alternatively: Lisa and crew pick on Marcy despite knowing she's a powerful witch, but they're just hazing Marcy like their sorority normally does to their new entrants. Then they drug her, take embarrassing pictures of her, blackmail her, then release the pics to the Internet anyways to "put that prissy witch in her place". Marcy snaps... only for Lisa and crew to reveal they had superpowers all along and can shrug off anything Marcy could throw at them. But all this was a [[RevengeByProxy scheme to get back at Marcy's boyfriend for dumping Lisa]], even though they know he is a BullyHunter with PsychicPowers they are not immune to.
* '''Averted''':
** Only people who have a chance of surviving Marcy's retribution pick on her.
** Alternatively, the story dispenses with bullies altogether.
** A stranger attacks Marcy, because [[MuggingTheMonster he didn't know she's a witch.]] People who know are either friendly or at least leave her alone.
* '''Enforced''':
** "We need some way to make people [[RuleOfEmpathy feel sorry for]] Marcy, even though she's got those great powers... Let's bring in these bullies to pick on her!"
** [[StrawCharacter Strawman Bullies]]
** "we need people to believe that super powers are not all that its cracked up to be"
** "You know what would add more depth to our story? An [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything allegory]] for [[FantasticRacism discrimination!]]"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Lisa, you know she could barbecue us any time she wants, right?"
* '''Invoked''': Lance, Lisa's crush, double dog dares Lisa to pick on Marcy.
* '''Exploited''': Lisa picks on Marcey, knowing that she will end up getting hurt, and will subsequently sue her for a large sum of money.
* '''Defied''':
** "Are you insane? We're not picking on anyone we can't beat up if they decide to fight back. We're bullies, not idiots."
** The first time Lisa starts mocking Marcy, she gaves a [[CurbStompBattle splendid beatdown]] to the bully and tells her that, if she dares to speak with her in that tone again, she will kill her.
* '''Discussed''': "There go Lisa and her gang again, picking on Marcy. Are you sure they know she's a witch?"
* '''Conversed''': "The bullies on these urban fantasy show sure are dumb; they've already seen Marcy wipe out the gymnasium."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Lisa is full of self-loathing, but cannot bring herself to commit suicide, so she's provoking Marcy in an attempt to get Marcy to kill her. Or she really is that stupid and bitchy and there are other situations where she shows off her lack of survival instinct to indulge her pettiness (like walking into traffic to yell at someone she thought snubbed her).
** Marcy just kills Lisa off when she goes too far. Then the local [[BurntheWitch witch hunters]] show up out for Marcy's blood, viewing her as nothing more than another murderer they need to bring to justice.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Marcy breaks and tries to kill Lisa, but manages to control herself and redirects the fireball into a nearby tree. Afterwards, Lisa and Marcy reconcile and become friends. Marcy soon discovers that she can't produce another fireball that big without duplicating the situation, resulting in Lisa becoming her sidekick in order to intentionally tease her into full power when the need arises.
** Marcy is well aware that while she ''could'' kill Lisa any time she wanted to, that doesn't make it ''right''. So she decides to look for a more reasonable solution to the problem. Until she finds one, however, she'll have to put up with Lisa's teasing.
* '''Played For Laughs:''' A recurring extra ends up getting AmusingInjuries when trying to beat up Marcy for being a witch. This turns into a RunningGag.
* '''Played For Drama:''' Marcy is ''this close'' [[BreakTheCutie to snapping]] and misusing her powers, and Lisa and her flunkies ''just keep'' dancing on her last nerve...
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