'''Basic Trope''': Character digs too deep, and ends up in China.
* '''Straight''':
** Bob digs his way to freedom, and ends up in China.
** Alice, wanting a vacation to Hong Kong but knowing that air travel is expensive, digs her way there.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob drills his way, without anyone noticing, through China.
** Alice, after being told that the flight to Hong Kong is expensive, grabs a drill right in front of the travel agency and drills her way to Hong Kong.
* '''Downplayed''':
** He dug his way to the sewers.
** She took a WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque and ended up in Chinatown, San Francisco.
* '''Justified''':
** He dug too deep.
** For Alice, it's cost- and time-effective.
* '''Inverted''':
** Bob digs his way from China to Europe.
** Bob digs an incredibly convoluted tunnel and ends up back at the surface, at the same place he started digging.
** Alice digs her way from Hong Kong to San Francisco.
* '''Subverted''':
** Bob ends up in FriendlyLocalChinaTown...
** Alice ends up seeing a poster of Hong Kong...
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ...in Yokohama!
** ...in Hong Kong!
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob, while escaping prison drills his way to freedom, while digging around in a non-linear manner, repeatingly [[WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque going the wrong way]], going through AHellOfATime, incidentally finding lost treasures, [[Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth chased away by dinosaurs]], and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment digging in a non-linear manner]], finally ending up in a Chinese [[BookEnds prison!]]
** Alice, surprised at the five-digit dollar trip to Hong Kong, grabs a drill, turns a wrong turn to Albuquerque, ends up in San Francisco, and buys a ticket... to an ultra-speed elevator to Hong Kong, free of charge!
** Charlie, carrying a drill and ready to dig to China, sees a bunch of dirt and soil getting displaced by his feet. Then, a confused Chinese man pops out of it, looks up at Charlie, apologizes in Chinese, and disappears back into the hole.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** Bob didn't dig his way to freedom.
** Alice ends up buying the plane ticket anyway.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "I need a break from all this prison food. Maybe chopsticks and noodles will suffice."
** "I wonder if there's a faster way to travel just to visit Disneyland and eat all the dim sum?"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
** Bob/Alice chose not to dig to China in fears that he/she may be arrested there, or may be roasted inside the core like a Peking duck.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob/Alice dies when he/she enters the asthenosphere.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** When Bob, a prisoner, tries to escape the prison by digging all the way to China, but instead, he found himself ending up in [[UsefulNotes/NorthKoreansWithNodongs North Korea]].
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???