'''Basic Trope''': A character has a crisis of conscience personified as an angel and a devil.
* '''Straight''': [[TheProtagonist Alice]] has a crisis of conscience. [[AngelicTropes A good angel with wings and a halo]] dressed in [[WomanInWhite a modest white kimono]] appears on her right shoulder, appealing to her good or nice side. A demon with a [[AbsoluteCleavage skimpy]] [[BareYourMidriff top]], [[ZettaiRyouiki fishnet stockings, and a miniskirt and stiletto heels]] appears on the other, appealing to her selfish or mean side.
* '''Exaggerated''': Other ExpositionFairy type characters (representing all aspects of her personality) appear to offer their two cents.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice either has only one angel or only one devil. She can choose to agree or disagree with either.
* '''Justified''': Alice is having a crisis of conscience; caught between what she ''should'' do and what she maybe ''wants'' to do.
* '''Inverted''':
** The Devil is the one who gives good advice The Angel is the one who gives evil advice
** The angel and the devil go to her for advice.
* '''Subverted''':
** [[TheProtagonist Alice]] has a crisis of conscience. An angel and a devil appear on her shoulders and start arguing about what she should do, but Alice can't see or hear them.
** The angel and devil appear but they say nothing.
** Diabolica raises a valid point, and Angelica takes her side. Alternatively Angelica raises a valid point, and since EvenEvilHasStandards, Diabolica sides with ''her.''
** Alice ''assumes'' they're an angel and a devil but they're actually OrderVersusChaos.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Alice is pretending she's unaware of them.
** The simple appearance is their argument. It is intended to make Alice think of the choices she has available.
** The one that shrugs says "Just kidding".
** The argument of "society's rules" vs "personal freedom" boil down to similar "selfless vs selfish" as if they were an angel and a devil.
* '''Parodied''':
** The appearance of the angels is set up like the beginning of a wrestling or boxing match: "In this corner, from the Superego, representing virtue and selflessness, Angelica! And her opponent, from the Id, representing vice and selfishness, Diabolica!" *ding, ding!*
** The ensuing battle sets Alice's head on fire and she runs away screaming.
** The two characters' fighting literally gives Alice a headache.
** The only character to appear is Diabolica. (Angelica is [[BoundAndGagged duct taped to a chair and gagged]].) [[note]]The alternative is also possible [[/note]]
** The shoulder angels have shoulder angels of their own advising them.
** The shoulder angels that appear aren't Alice's.
** The two angels represent opposite ends of a BlueAndOrangeMorality scale, baffling Alice.
** Alice informs the Angels that she is an atheist, which causes them to leave her alone.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': No conceptual representations of conscience appear on Alice's shoulder or anywhere else.
* '''Enforced''': [[ViewersAreMorons "We need to show an abstract concept like a crisis of conscience in a way the audience can understand."]]
* '''Lampshaded''': "Hey Angel, Devil, what advice do you have for me?"
* '''Invoked''': Alice is faced with a tough moral decision to make.
* '''Exploited''': The angel and devil are [[FunctionalMagic illusions cast by a low-level mage]] looking to manipulate Alice.
* '''Defied''': Alice decides for herself, rather than letting an ExpositionFairy make the choice for her.
* '''Discussed''': "Man, I wish we had those shoulder angel things that help you with moral decisions."
* '''Conversed''': "Alice is just staring off into space, muttering to herself. You think she has those two things on her shoulder that tell her what's good or bad?"
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice has a mental disorder. When she tells her family that there is an angel and a devil telling her what to do, the family gets worried and puts her on medication.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice has a mental disorder and receives counseling from her parents. She just happens to think of her mother as an angel and her father as a devil or vice versa.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The two characters have an EscalatingWar going on, and focus on attacking each other more than helping Alice think.
* '''Played For Drama''': Both raise equally valid points, and so neither one is particularly helpful.
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