'''Basic Trope''': A villain applauds a hero for an unheroic action, either mockingly or genuinely impressed, which makes the hero mortified and ashamed.
* '''Straight''': [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Griever]] applauds Derek for leaving his friends behind on his quest. Derek feels instant shame.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Griever applauds Derek for accidentally causing a nuclear war, killing the president of TheUnitedStates, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking uploading porn into a planetwide network]]. Derek is immediately devastated by utter shame.
** Griever welcomes Derek into the [[FelonyMisdemeanor Litterbug Society of America]]. In his shame at this Derek runs off and joins the [[LegionOfLostSouls Foreign Legion]].
* '''Downplayed''': Griever applauds Derek for being short with his friends in a tense moment. Derek says sorry to them later.
* '''Justified''':
** Griever wants to get Derek off his back.
** Griever knows Derek's allies are the most valuable resource to him and without their support, he can destroy him completely in no time.
** Griever thinks BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad and thus is excited to see potential in Derek.
* '''Inverted''':
** Derek praises Griever for an unintended good deed, which makes Griever shiver in shame.
** Griever applauds Derek for leaving his friends behind on his quest. Derek agrees it was the right thing.
* '''Subverted''':
** Derek isn't ashamed in the least.
** Derek thanks Griever for his praise.
** "Abandoning" his allies was a ruse to put Griever off guard, and Derek's shame is faked.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** At least at first--he [[HeroicBSOD cracks]] after a moment.
** Except he transforms his shame into rage while keeping his game face on and him thanking Griever is just a disarming confusion tactic.
** Griever replies to Derek's "thank you", only for Derek to [[SarcasmBlind tell him that he]] [[CanNotConveySarcasm was being sarcastic]].
** Griever knows about Derek's ruse and has deceived his allies into thinking Derek really ''did'' abandon them.
* '''Parodied''': [[TheLancer Alex]] applauds Derek for peeping into a woman's bathroom.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Leaving his allies behind was a ruse that Derek and Alex came up with together, but Griever knows all about it. Just when [[BigDamnHeroes Derek's allies are meant to show up]], they don't, and now ''Derek'' feels abandoned. But just as Griever's got him convinced that he really did let them down, [[TheCavalry Alex bursts in with reinforcements]].
* '''Averted''':
** Griever never brings it up.
** Derek just chooses to casually go on like he didn't hear what Griever said.
* '''Enforced''':
** In an earlier episode, Derek did something that got the MoralGuardians' backs up, so the producers insist that Griever calls him out on it.
* '''Lampshaded''':
-->'''Derek''': "I ''hate'' it when the bad guy approves of something I did."
* '''Invoked''':
** Griever attempts to trick Derek into doing something he's sure the latter will be ashamed of to get the pesky hero off his back.
** Griever seeks out discriminating or discrediting information about Derek.
* '''Exploited''': Griever wants Derek to let his guard down for a split second, so he taunts him with the information he's learned.
* '''Defied''':
** Refusing to give in to shame, Derek says, "[[JerkassHasAPoint You're right]] [[HeroicHeelizationSpeech and I thank you for telling how I can do better. Unfortunately that doesn't prevent me from stopping you."]]
** Before Griever has time to fling rhetoric at Derek, the latter calmly states he's aware of what he's done and that he simply got higher priorities at the moment.
* '''Discussed''':
--> '''Alex''': "He'll be back. Griever will applaud him for leaving us behind, and he'll be ashamed of himself."\\
'''Betty''': "Then we shall commence the GroupHug!"
* '''Conversed''':
-->AliceAndBob are watching Derek and company on the ShowWithinAShow.\\
'''Alice''': "Doesn't he realize what a jerk he's being?"\\
'''Bob''': "Don't worry, he'll figure it out when the bad guy congratulates him."
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