Playing With: Arc Words
Basic Trope: Repeated Words that have great significance over the course of the story.
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- Straight: The words "Iris" appear over the course of Denner Hoffman's journey.
- The word "Iris" is everywhere Denner goes.
- The entire story is nothing but the word "Iris" repeated over and over again.
- Downplayed: Denner Hoffman uses the word "Iris" as a codeword. He often says it before important discussions or events, but the rest of the time he doesn't say it.
- Justified: "Iris" is a code word for a secret organization with an interest in Denner's mission.
- Inverted: Wham Line
- Subverted: The word "Iris" has absolutely no importance whatsoever.
- Double Subverted:
- Then it turns out there is a dark, subliminal meaning behind it.
- Alternately, the word "Iris" is given a Ret Conned meaning in a later season.
- Denner sees the word whenever something important or noteworthy is about to happen, ending in a scene that has "Iris" brand cereal, a spoon with the word "Iris" in the back of it, watching "Iris news" about a story caught by the new "Iris cam", and then getting a call from his date named "Iris" about how she's about to get a possibly fatal surgery done on her iris.
- Wherever Denner goes, he sees one word, over and over. That word is "fart."
- Inherently Funny Words are used repeatedly.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: There is no word or set of words that appear consistently and meaningfully throughout the work
- Enforced: The author wants to share their views on how eyes are meaningful, so they put "Iris" In the book to help that point come across.
- Lampshaded: "You know, given the events that happen around me, I think the word 'Iris' should be a red flag by this point.
- Invoked: Dan, who is leading Denner around on his chase, decides to use the word to mark important things so he can remember them.
- Exploited: Denner's enemies use the word as a Red Herring to distract him from their activities.
- Defied: "You know, I think i'm going to go on a nice long vacation in a place that has nothing to do with that word."
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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