'''Basic Trope''': That one teacher who ''loves'' to oppress and humiliate their own students.
* '''Straight''': Mr. Stern regularly ridicules his students.
* '''Exaggerated''': Mr. Stern ''outright tortures'' his own students.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Mr. Stern is a jackass, but he's only targeting one student.
** Mr. Stern is a jackass, but that's because some students grate on his nerves, albeit [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionately]].
* '''Justified''':
** Mr. Stern has a FreudianExcuse (such as being bullied when he was a student) which the students he teaches touch on, prompting him to treat them poorly as 'revenge' for his own mistreatment.
** Mr. Stern believes that making them feel miserable is what molding them and shaping them better students.
* '''Inverted''':
** Mr. Stern is actually a fairly good and kind teacher.
** All the students are horribly mean to their teacher.
** CoolTeacher
* '''Subverted''': Mr. Stern is a jackass, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but only has his students best interests in mind]].
* '''Double Subverted''': [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk It's a front]].
* '''Parodied''':
** Mr. Stern is a blatant rip-off of [[Franchise/{{Saw}} Jigsaw]], who straps his students to intricate and overtly cruel torture devices which activate if they score a less than optimal grade in their assignments. And, OF COURSE, he does it under the pretense that it is [[InsaneTrollLogic to teach them a lesson and make them appreciate learning]].
** Ms. [[PunnyName Whippet]], who teaches [[EverybodyHatesMath maths]] is a {{Dominatrix}} whose students fear wronging her, for the punishments she's said to inflict. Except [[AllMenArePerverts for]] [[AllWomenAreLustful a]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer few]] who love every minute of it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Mr. Stern's anger and hatred of his students varies between writers.
* '''Averted''': Mr. Stern has no sadistic tendencies and is, at worst, a SternTeacher.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "Shouldn't this guy have been fired by now?"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Mr. Stern has a lot of pent up anger, but refuses to take it out on his students because he knows they don't deserve it.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Mr. Stern's activities are discovered, and he's fired for it.
** Mr. Stern's students are too resentful of him to actually listen to what he says, especially since half or more of it is just flat-out abuse. As a result of having a teacher more interested in emotional abuse than actually ''educating'', none of the students ''learn'' anything, and since Mr. Stern grades rather unforgivingly, most of his students fail the class. Since he's proven to be ineffectual as a teacher, he gets fired.
** Mr. Stern tortures his students until [[TheDogBitesBack one of them strikes back]]--with [[AssholeVictim fatal results]].
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