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Playing With: Bedouin Rescue Service
Basic Trope: Lost characters are rescued by a tribe that knows the area better.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob are lost in the desert. They are found by a sheikh, who takes them back to his tent and gives them food and water.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob become honorary members of the sheikh's tribe.
  • Downplayed: A couple of tribesmen drop off a map and a couple canteens of water as they pass by.
  • Justified: The tribe has a strong cultural sense of Sacred Hospitality.
  • Inverted:
    • The Bedouin tribe got lost, and Alice and Bob take care of them, despite being just passers-by who don't know the area.
    • The Bedouin is visiting the city and doesn't know anything about it. Alice and Bob live there and rescue them.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted: Or so they think; he actually just went back to camp to get help for them.
  • Parodied:
    • They really just want Alice to be part of the sheikh's harem.
    • Alice and Bob become moochers who won't leave (and won't do anything to earn their keep), much to the ire of the Bedouins.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice and Bob don't get lost.
  • Enforced: "Since Alice and Bob obviously would;t know their way around the desert, we'll have a group of natives show up to give them a hand."
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, look! A guy on a camel! Maybe he can help us!"
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob get lost in a remote and unfamiliar area.
  • Exploited: Aliceand Bob purposefully go exploring in an area known for friendly and hospitable natives, knowing that if they do get lost they can expect people to help them.
  • Defied: Alice and Bob use a GPS and carry enough supplies (and a guide) with them, so they won't get lost or stranded.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: May involve Stranger Danger for either Alice and Bob or the tribe.
  • Reconstructed: Alice and Bob are respectful of the tribe, and grateful for their assistance. The tribe is very kind to Alice and Bob, and helps them to get on their way.

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