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Playing With: At Least I Admit IT
Basic Trope: Being open about your shortcomings is better than hiding them.
  • Straight: Bob admits that he's lied to Alice, stolen Charlie's money, and mooches off of porn.
  • Exaggerated: Bob openly admits that he killed thousands of innocents just for fun.
  • Downplayed: Bob isn't quite open about his crimes, but he makes no effort to hide them and is frank about what he's done when people ask him.
  • Justified: Bob doesn't want anyone to see him as a hypocrite.
  • Inverted: Being a hypocrite is better than admitting you're wrong.
  • Subverted: Bob is honest about his stealing and porn addiction...

    a) ...to everyone except Alice, that is.

    b) ...but has spent millions covering up the thousands of innocents he slaughtered.
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: There's nothing better about admitting your wrongs and being a hypocrite.
  • Enforced: The author wants to make a moral lesson where admitting your wrongs is better than being a hypocrite.
  • Lampshaded: "I bet you're going to say that it's okay to admit that you've sold out on your own family."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "So what if you admit that you have done all of these bad things to us; that doesn't make you a good person, Bob."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob does admit that he has done very horrible and petty things, but even if he isn't a hypocrite, that didn't mean that he would be eligible for redemption, as he uses this as a crutch to commit more bad things, with the result being that even hypocrites are disgusted at him.
  • Reconstructed: But hey, it's not like he regrets it or is even sorry about it.
  • Played for Laughs: Bob seems like he's going to admit to a relevant flaw, but instead lists off a laundry list of flaws, some of which he doesn't have or even are flaws to begin with.

I may be a Wiki Vandal, a natter, and I've evaded my suspension ban, but At Least I Admit It!

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