'''Basic Trope''': A person is fed to an animal or a supernatural being.
* '''Straight''': Alice is thrown to the lions.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice is fed to an EldritchAbomination or dragon.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice is thrown into a pit brimming with leeches, and she's retrieved [[ColdBloodedTorture just before dying from blood loss]].
* '''Justified''':
** Alice is a criminal (whether her crime was something truly horrible, or merely being a Christian in Ancient Rome), and this is how she is being punished.
** Alice is a gladiator; she's expected to try and defeat the beast(s) in question for the amusement of the Colosseum; if she gets eaten, who cares? It's just as entertaining!
** Alice is a HumanSacrifice of some variety to a god, a demon, a monster, etc.
* '''Inverted''': A powerful animal or supernatural being is fed to Alice.
* '''Subverted''':
** Alice is thrown to the lions, but they don't go after her.
** Alternatively, she's fed to a supernatural being that devours her soul, but leaves her body.
** Alice is rescued before she can be eaten.
* '''Double Subverted''': Until someone pours bacon grease all over [[TheWoobie Alice]].
* '''Parodied''':
** The beast Alice is fed to is in turn devoured by something much larger and scarier.
** Alternatively, the beast Alice is fed to is small and cute-looking.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** Alice is not fed to an animal or supernatural being of any kind.
** Or she is, but it does not touch her.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to create some action."
* '''Lampshaded''': "You can't tell anyone you're a Christian, otherwise they'll throw you to the lions!"
* '''Invoked''': Alice refuses to bow down to [[TheCaligula Emperor Gluteus Maximus III]] (because she answers only to {{God}}). Since [[AGodAmI the Emperor]] views that as treason, she is sentenced to be punished as a traitor by being fed to the lions.
* '''Exploited''': Alice, who turns to be TheBeastmaster, uses her ability to turn the beast(s) against her captors and makes a quick escape.
* '''Defied''': Emperor Gluteus Maximus III feels that's ''too'' cruel a punishment (or maybe not cruel enough) and doesn't feed Alice to the lions.
* '''Discussed''': "Man, Alice is toast..."
* '''Conversed''': "This story set in AncientGrome has some research issues. Feeding people to animals was banned under Emperor Gluteus Maximus III."
* '''Deconstructed''': The beast becomes ill and dies from an irregular feeding schedule.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The beast's master makes sure to keep it well-fed with other supplements when there is nobody to sacrifice, so it stays healthy.
** The beast's master makes sure to find a steady supply of victims for his pet to keep it nourished. Sure, a few of them might ''technically'' not have done anything wrong, but we wouldn't want [[FluffyTheTerrible Angel Face]] to go hungry, now would we?
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice is thrown to, not lions, but a chihuahua... [[KillerRabbit A vicious and surprisingly deadly chihuahua!]]
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice, a practicing Christian in Ancient Rome, needs to protect herself and her friends from this fate but still remain true to herself and her beliefs.
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