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Basic Trope: Enemy that splits into smaller ones when killed.
  • Straight: After killing a Purple Blob, it splits into 2 smaller independent Black Blobs.
  • Exaggerated:
    • After killing a Red Blob, it splits into 2 Orange Blobs which each split into 2 Yellow Blobs when killed which each splits into 2 Green Blobs when killed which split into 2 Blue Blobs when killed which split into 2 Purple Blobs when killed and which finally split into 2 Black Blobs when killed.
    • Alternatively, after a Noise Blob is killed, it splits into 300 smaller independent Black Blobs.
    • Alternatively, every monster type in the game splits into smaller monsters when killed.
  • Downplayed: An enemy falls apart when killed and parts are still able to hurt you briefly, but don't become independent enemies.
  • Justified: Blobs in the game are very small and each part takes 10 minutes to start independently moving and there's a large biological description given on how they do that.
  • Inverted: After a Grey Cubecircuit is killed, it turns translucent until another Grey Cubecircuit is killed in which case they join together and start attacking the player a a single enemy.
  • Subverted: After a Purple Blob is killed, it turns into 3 black chunks of slime which move a bit at first but then just stay on the ground.
  • Double Subverted: After a Purple Blob is killed, it turns into 3 black chunks of slime which move a bit at first but then just stay on the ground. However, later, when reentering the cave they were in, they're very much alive and try to attack the player.
  • Parodied: The Hero finds himself fighting so many endless dividing blobs that he stabs himself, only to split into two different heroes.
  • Zig Zagged: Only some Purple Blobs split into two Black Blobs. The other simply dies.
  • Averted: After killing a Purple Blob, it is simply killed.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Dr. Goldstein attempts to create a monster which splits into multiple individuals in case it gets killed.
  • Exploited: Purple Blob kills itself to split into 2 smaller Black Blobs so it could hunt the player if it has retreated into tight caverns.
  • Defied: Bob crushed a Purple Blob with a stone block, crushing it and preventing from splitting into smaller parts.
  • Discussed: "I wish I had the ability to split into two if I was killed."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Main villain the Great Chohmelrae Blob who rules over all other blobs, has split into 4 smaller parts before killing a hero in his Hopeless Boss Fight. However, there will be now a conflict between different parts of the Great Chohmelrae Blob.
    • The blobs overrun the entire planet because they can't easily be contained.
  • Reconstructed: The separate blobs are part of a Hive Mind that is able to reconstruct itself back into one.

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