'''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.
** Ruthless PragmaticHero Griever applauds TheCape Derek for roughing up a criminal; Derek makes sure not to do it again.
** Griever applauds Derek for a deed that's neither villainous nor heroic, but for whatever reason the act goes against Derek's personal code and he feels shameful because of it.
* '''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.
** During an EnemyMine situation Griever gets into an argument with Captain Righteous about the best way to defeat Emperor Evulz. Captain Righteous is horrified to realize that he fully agrees with Griever's position.
** Griever criticizes Derek for doing something good, and [[InsultBackfire Derek thanks him.]]
* '''Subverted''':
** Griever praises Derek for a bad deed, and Darek pretends to be appalled. In truth, he isn't ashamed in the least.
** "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.
** Griever knows about Derek's ruse and has deceived his allies into thinking Derek really ''did'' abandon them which horrifies Derek at how his ruse as GoneHorriblyRight.
* '''Parodied''': Griever applauds Derek for peeping into a woman's bathroom.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Griever applauds Derek for leaving his friends behind on his quest. Derek agrees it was the right thing. However, 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. Then 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 so Derek can express shame.
* '''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, "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 [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he's aware of what he's done]] and that he simply had 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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