Trope Enjoyment Loophole
This is what happens when a trope normally is a Pet Peeve Trope, but one particular example doesn't trigger the usual Berserk Button, or the reverse, when a Favorite Trope is done in such a way as to hit said Button. Why? Well, for the non-annoying example of a Pet Peeve Trope case (which is the one for which we'll be providing examples) there are a few possibilities:
- It could be because the justification is actually logical (there's a Record Needle Scratch in the trailer, but it's a movie about an actual Vinyl record shop in the 1960s).
- It could be because the subtext that's normally present in the trope is avoided (yes, he is a British lord raised by a native South American tribe, but he repeatedly claims to not be as good a hunter as most of the men of his adoptive tribe, and this is (mostly) borne out by what we see; he's still good enough to beat the bad guys, though).
- It could be because the context requires the trope (given that the cast of this slasher film was entirely black, Black Dude Dies First is sort of a given).
- It could be because the trope is used in a very understated way (yes, that character is very clearly the author's pet, but he's only on screen for maybe two scenes per episode at most).
- It could be that it's being used in a sufficiently unusual way (it's not Black Comedy Rape; it's Rape as Drama being played by the rapist as comedy).
- It could be a case of an Intended Audience Reaction (we're supposed to find the wangsty teenager annoying, so that we understand when The Hero finally starts yelling at him).
- It could be because the Unfortunate Implications normally associated with a trope are cancelled out by another (a Faux Action Girl is paired with a genuine Action Girl to show that competence isn't tied to gender).
- It could just be so well done that we forgive the writers (Actually Pretty Funny).
- It could be some species of deconstruction of the trope.