Improbable Behavior Tropes
aka: Improbable Behaviour Tropes
You can't generalize on how people will behave. Even basic survival instincts
are frequently (and humorously!) subverted
in Real Life
; and Hidden Depths
or a Mysterious Past
mean characters have a lot of leeway
to act Out of Character
. However... there are many things people are still unlikely
to do, especially when previous characterization has given them some measure of an attribute
in contradiction to their new behaviour.
Below are a list of tropes relating the different ways characters break Willing Suspension of Disbelief
by pulling a 180 and doing really weird, nonsensical and/or stupid things. Why does this happen? Two reasons: the author sucks, and drama requires them to.