'''Basic Trope''': A {{Badass}} character cries, [[MenDontCry and no one complains]].
* '''Straight''': HotBlooded HumongousMecha pilot Bob cries when his sister dies.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob sheds ManlyTears at ''every single emotional moment'' in the story.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob sheds a single tear through the story.
* '''Justified''': Something ''really'' bad has just happened, is happening, or is about to happen. And, yes, men have feelings too.
* '''Inverted''': MenDontCry
* '''Subverted''':
** Bob's eyes are watering from seasonal allergies.
** Someone laughed at Bob crying.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** [[SandInMyEyes ...at least, that's what he says.]]
** Only to get [[DudeNotFunny called out harshly]] by his peers.
* '''Parodied''': Bob is literally crying over spilled milk, and [[ChewingTheScenery his reaction is so over-the-top]], that if it was taken out of context, you'd swear that he was reacting to his family getting murdered in front of him.
* '''Zig Zagged''': [[BerserkerTears He cries while performing an incredibly badass feat]].
* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't cry.
* '''Enforced''': It's done to convey [[GutPunch the full-impact of the tragic event]], as the otherwise [[TheStoic collected and stoical]] Bob reacts to it with a display of genuine emotion.
* '''Lampshaded''': [[WhatTheHellHero "Look what you did! Even Bob's crying!"]]
* '''Invoked''': Alice, the love of Bob's life, [[ADeathInTheLimelight dies suddenly]], just when Bob was going to ask her to marry him.
* '''Exploited''': The BigBad uses the PostRapeTaunt ploy to make [[TheHero Bob]] too upset and emotional to fight him properly.
* '''Defied''': [[MenDontCry Bob doesn't want to be seen as a wuss, so he holds back his tears and feelings, no matter what.]]
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': Alice sees Bob crying and [[MenDontCry thinks him less of a man because of it]].
* '''Reconstructed''': ... but Carol likes him more because he can express his emotions.
* '''IntendedAudienceReaction''': Someone asks "What's wrong?" and it's shown that Bob is chopping onions.
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