'''Basic Trope''': A previously comical act is retconned to being something completely serious.
* '''Straight''': Bob trips up on an banana for a gag. Later it's revealed to have caused brain damage that ended in a coma
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob trips up on a banana, falls on to a spiked ball also on the floor, causing him to jump up and hit his head on the fan. At first it's just a gag, but later it's revealed bob died from it, and was a zombie this whole time, living in constant pain from the wounds he received but he could not say anything about it because he was under magic control.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob slips on a banana peal for a gag. Later Alice gets chewed out over it.
* '''Justified''': Some supposedly wacky stunts really ''are'' dangerous.
* '''Inverted''': [[{{Narm}} Bob finds out he has cancer. He later finds it to be ''hilarious''.]]
* '''Subverted''': Bob starts to feel sad, but just forgets about it...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...then remembers it lately and is deeply hurt about it.
* '''Parodied''': Bob complains about tripping on a banana, crying and wailing, but no one cares and he just sighs and forgets about it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** Bob avoids the banana.
** Alternatively, Bob doesn't complain and he may as well never have tripped on the banana.
* '''Enforced''': "All right, gang, we need to make this show more serious. What gags have we done that are actually quite deadly?"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Who'd a thought bananas would be so dangerous."
* '''Invoked''': The EvilOverlord deliberately plants bananas all over the floor so that everyone will think he's harmless before realizing that tripping over a banana is exceptionally deadly.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "I'm about to slip on that banana, then I'll be really hurt! I'll just step over it then."
* '''Discussed''': "I don't care what Cerebus would do. Me slipping on a banana is ''not'' deadly."
* '''Conversed''': "In shows where everything starts getting serious, people always feel sad about things that happen to them comedically."
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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