'''Basic Trope''': Injuries and other misfortunes which befall one character are ignored or made light of by the others for comic effect.
* '''Straight''': Dan trips Bob, causing him to break his leg. Dan says nothing more about the incident except to berate Bob for holding them back as he struggles with his crutches and oversized cast.
* '''Exaggerated''': Dan trips Bob, causing him to fall into a pit of alligators and become horribly mangled. Dan fails to notice Bob's absence for five minutes, and becomes aware he is gone only when Bob does not answer one of his questions.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob trips by accident, scraping his hands and knees. Dan calls him a klutz.
* '''Justified''': Dan and Bob are actually mortal enemies, involved in a fight to the death. Dan's just vicious enough to use such a dirty tactic as tripping, and then laughing at Bob's fall.
* '''Inverted''': Dan trips Bob, who lands on his nose, causing it to bleed. While Dan panics, [[TearsOfRemorse hardly keeping himself from crying]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and trying to call the hospital in horror]], [[TheStoic Bob]] stands up, sighs, and grabs a tissue.
* '''Subverted''': Dan goes to trip Bob, but Bob spots it, and prevents it from happening.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Which then leads to Dan falling over himself. Cue everyone around laughing.
* '''Parodied''': Dan's pranks regularly [[IronButtMonkey cripple]] or even outright ''[[TheyKilledKennyAgain kill]]'' Bob, but thanks to NegativeContinuity, Bob is always back and in good health by the start of the next episode.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Dan very nearly trips Bob, but then at the very last second Bob catches his balances, and rights himself, shoving Dan, who nearly falls. Dan then grabs Bob for balance, and both of them start to wobble. They both stop each other from going over, and thank their lucky stars, before [[TheKlutz Claire]] pushes them both over...
* '''Averted''': Dan reacts to Bob's injuries with appropriate care and concern.
* '''Enforced''': It's a comedy show, and a realistic reaction to horrific injury would be inappropriate.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Did you have a nice trip?"
** "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and the world laughs ''at'' you."
* '''Invoked''': Dan abuses Bob because cruelty is funny.
* '''Exploited''': Emperor Evulz realizes from his behavior that Dan is a sociopath, and recruits him as a minion.
* '''Defied''': Dan considers harming Bob for fun, realizes what an [[WhatTheHellHero outraged]] [[DudeNotFunny lecture]] he'll get from Alice afterward, and doesn't do it.
* '''Discussed''': "Bob's... well, a strange guy. He's the kind who would trip you, step on your back with soccer cleats, and then laugh about it." "[[ActuallyPrettyFunny Hehehe...]]"
* '''Conversed''': "You know, [[DontTryThisAtHome if anyone actually did this in real life]], they might end up in a police interrogation room, charged with passive-aggressive abuse and borderline assault."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The fall is hilarious at first, but then Bob doesn't get up. [[JerkassRealization Dan is then racked]] [[NeverLiveItDown with guilt over his prank]] while Bob spends several days in a coma, followed by months of recovery and physiotherapy. Infinitely more angst points for Dan [[IDidntMeanToKillHim if the prank led to Bob's untimely death]].
** Alternative: Dan is a diagnosed {{Sociopath}} and is savvy enough to do actions when it's comically appropriate. Soon Bob and others find this out and seek to have him institutionalized and put into a [[BedlamHouse place most appropriate for such people]].
** [[MonsterClown Dan]] invokes several comedic sociopathy tropes that both [[DissonantSerenity run counter to the setting's established tone]] and avert ToonPhysics. [[RealityEnsues The results]] [[NightmareFuel are horrifying]] [[DudeNotFunny and the failed comedy only makes it sicker]].
* '''Reconstructed''':
** However, Bob's treatment -- or even [[TheFunInFuneral death and last ordeal]] -- is damn hilarious!
** Dan's guilt trip and Bob's coma dreams are both a respective MindFuck.
** [[BreatherEpisode It's still hilarious]], giving the audience a brief release of tension [[MoodWhiplash before something even worse happens]].
* '''Plot Foundation''': Dan is the story's HateSink and he's supposed to be detestable but just funny enough that his presence in the work is tolerable (so as not to turn into TheScrappy). He's meant to be perceived as cruel and evil.
Back to Comedic Sociopathy. [[ComedicSociopathy Psych]].
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