'''Basic Trope''': A trope (a common convention that you can expect to show up in certain works).
* '''Straight''': The trope, played out normally.
* '''Exaggerated''': The trope, taken UpToEleven.
* '''Downplayed''': The trope, played to a smaller extent than normal.
* '''Justified''': The trope has a logical InUniverse explanation.
* '''Inverted''': The trope happens the other way around.
* '''Gender-Inverted''': A gender-specific trope is used on the opposite gender.
* '''Role-Inverted''': A role-specific trope is used on the opposite role.
* '''Subverted''': The trope is expected to be played straight, but isn't.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...until shortly thereafter, when it suddenly is.
* '''Parodied''': The trope is mocked, spoofed, or played straight to ridiculous levels for specific humour value.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The trope is simply "played with" in another way.
* '''Averted''': The trope is not used, implied, or mentioned at all, and there may or may not be a situation where it would be possible.
* '''Enforced''': Something in RealLife that causes ExecutiveMeddling and/or the authors to use the trope.
* '''Lampshaded''': A GenreSavvy character calls attention to the trope as it's occurring, then carries on.
* '''Invoked''': A GenreSavvy character sets up a situation where the trope can occur.
* '''Exploited''': A GenreSavvy character takes advantage of a trope, or the fact that the trope will occur, possibly -- but not necessarily -- Invoking it in the process.
* '''Defied''': A GenreSavvy character tries to prevent a trope from happening.
* '''Discussed''': GenreSavvy characters talk about the trope in a situation where it is likely to happen.
* '''Conversed''': GenreSavvy characters talk about the trope in a ShowWithinAShow.
* '''Implied''': The trope isn't shown, but the audience is indirectly led to believe that it happened off-screen.
* '''Deconstructed''': The trope is played in such a way to show various logical and moral problems with the trope as normally played.
* '''Reconstructed''': The trope is played straight, but with the problems brought up by the {{deconstruction}} dealt with or addressed.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The trope is played straight in a comedic way.
* '''Played For Drama''': The trope is played in a melodramatic or serious way.
'''Basic Trope''': Overly genericizing a description, line of dialogue, or thing's name to the point of resembling a blank template.
* '''Straight''': The town of Town's Name has a welcome sign that says "Welcome Sign: witty slogan for Town's Name".
* '''Exaggerated''': Everyone talks like an unfilled Mad-Libs.
* '''Downplayed''':
** BrandX
** ADogNamedDog
** InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals
** HisNameReallyIsBarkeep
* '''Justified''': Town's Name was founded by an overly LiteralMinded robot.
* '''Inverted''': ???
* '''Subverted''': ???
* '''Double Subverted''': ???
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': "Welcome to Tropesburg, where [[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife your life being ruined]] is the least of your worries!"
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': WhoNamesTheirKidDude
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': Alice goes to Town's Name to hide from a CorruptBureaucrat chasing after her, as he wouldn't think of taking the name written on the forms he forces people who know where she's gone to to fill out literally.
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Deconstructed''':
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': The sign is praised as the most complex and interesting town sign in the universe.
* '''Played For Drama''': Cut to the Mayor crying in his office due to his lack of creativity.

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