'''Basic Trope''': Someone steals another personís idea after he heard it and dismissed it.
* '''Straight''': Carol tells Alice a plan to prank on Bob. Alice says it is a stupid plan and then proceeds to tell Carol the same plan he just said.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice spends [[OverlyLongGag two full minutes]] picking apart Carol's plan in excruciating detail, insulting it every step of the way, and then proceeds to tell Carol the same plan she just said.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice agrees with Carol to prank on Bob and says it was her intention also, even before Carol mentioned it.
* '''Justified''': Alice has no imagination what so ever, thus every idea in her head came from somewhere else.
* '''Inverted''': Carol comes up with a clever idea. When Alice enthusiastically agrees, Carol says, "I wish I'd thought of that."
* '''Subverted''': Alice tells Carol her plan, which turns out to be original...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until she begins to tell the final step of the plan, which is Carolís last step of the plan, word for word.
* '''Parodied''': Alice tells Carol her plan is stupid, then pulls out a tape recorder and replays Carol's plan.
* '''Zig Zagged''': They sue each other simultaneously. The judge says, "You're both dimwits," and kicks them out.
* '''Averted''':
** Alice dismisses Carol's plan and promptly comes up with a completely different one.
** Alternatively: Alice agrees with Carol's plan from the start and compliments her on it.
* '''Enforced''': Alice has been [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as so stupid that the only way audiences could see her as competent is by showing her steal ideas from Carol.
* '''Lampshaded''': ďI canít believe how smart I am! Itís like I am taking them from someoneís head!"
* '''Invoked''': Carol is TheJeeves, and frequently makes observations that are obvious enough to force a certain idea into Alice's head, but ''just'' subtle enough for Alice to think she thought of it - after all, it would be unbecoming for Carol to look smarter than her boss.
* '''Exploited''': Carol doesn't like Alice, and talks aloud about a prank that ''sounds'' like it could work but actually will ruin Alice's day when she tries it.
* '''Defied''': Carol does not tell Alice the plan but instead gives her instructions on what to do.
* '''Discussed''': "Don't talk about your idea near Alice. She'll just steal it and claim she came up with it!"
* '''Conversed''': "Have you noticed bosses on TV will steal their employee's ideas and pass them off as their own?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Angry that Alice stole her plan, Carol takes her to court.
** Carol is the only one who knows how all the parts of her plan work, so when Alice steals the idea, she can't implement everything properly and fails.
* '''Reconstructed''': However, Alice, after hearing what she is going to do, takes Carol to court first.
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