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Playing With: Badass Driver
Basic Trope: An astonishingly good car driver.
  • Straight: During the climatic car chase, Alice manages to run down a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in a 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Alice is a better driver than most, but other characters in the series (like Bob) are better still.
  • Justified: Alice is a retired Formula One racer.
  • Inverted: Alice refuses to drive faster than 20 mph under any circumstances.
  • Subverted: The film goes into slow-motion as Alice slides dramatically around the first corner ... and smashes into the wall.
  • Double Subverted: ...which puts her car into a new slide for the next corner.
  • Parodied: Alice and her equally-skilled rival engage in the car-equivalent of a swordfight to the death, clashing sparks off of their respective fenders and yelling horrible puns like 'en gearde!'
  • Zig Zagged: Alice is an incredibly good driver in her car — put her behind the wheel of anything else and she's useless.
  • Averted:
    • The protagonists are all children too young to drive.
    • Alternatively, the protagonists are all drivers of average ability and personality.
  • Enforced: The plot centers around a race.
  • Lampshaded: "We have to compete at a track day? Alice will be happy."
  • Invoked: Alice was hired for The Caper as a getaway driver.
  • Exploited: ...for an unrelated job, so the police would be distracted trying to run her down while the actual crime took place elsewhere.
  • Defied: Alice is a fine driver, but local traffic laws and vast differences in car performance make this a very minor advantage.
  • Discussed: "Trust Alice with this job. I wouldn't be surprised if she jumps three broken bridges and bootleg-turns into a parallel park just getting you to your destination."
  • Conversed: "So what does Alice do in her off-time, moonlight as a stunt valet?"
  • Deconstructed: Alice spends all her spare time and money driving her cars, to the detriment of her personal life.
  • Reconstructed: Alice spends much of her spare time and money driving with the members of the local sports car club.
  • Played for Drama: Due to her skills, Alice is forced to participate in a high-stakes, top-secret, extremely dangerous race in which finishing in the last four places has a bomb in your car go off. She survives the race.

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