Playing With: Bedsheet Ghost
Basic Trope: A ghost appears in a form resembling transparent, white linen.
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- Straight: The ghost looks like a flying white bedsheet with two eye holes.
- Exaggerated: It is formal ghostly etiquette for them to appear as a white bedsheet.
- Downplayed: The ghost only uses the bedsheet form sporadically.
- Justified: This is the default form for ghosts and he can't help that.
- Inverted: He is white like a bedsheet all over, but otherwise looks like an actual person.
- Subverted: The bedsheet is just a trick or a normal person in a bedsheet cloth.
- Double Subverted: And then it turns out he was confused for the real ghost, which his pals mistake for him doing the trick again.
- Parodied: The ghost uses the bedsheet disguise so he can go out and enjoy Halloween.
- Zig Zagged: The ghost tries to don many different forms, but ultimately settles on this form.
- Averted: The ghosts just looks like how they did in real life.
- Enforced: The bedsheet ghost is used simply because its an audience expectation and simple and clear to describe.
- Lampshaded: "They were having a sale at the thrift shop, so I made due with what I could get."
- Invoked: The ghost takes on this form because that's what people expect him to look like.
- Exploited: The ghost disguises himself as an actual bedsheet so he can play a prank on someone, especially the "hide under the covers" type.
- Defied: A friend of the ghost suggests disguising himself as this, but scoffs at the idea as silly and cliche.
- Discussed: "Did you see that sap down the street wearing a blanket as a costume? His ma's a real cheapskate."
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: He needs to use a piece of cloth or else nobody would even be able to see him when needed, and he wants to prevent being a disembodied voice.
- Played For Laughs:
- The bedsheet is full of holes, or the ghost is ridiculed for his laughably simple appearance.
- The ghost pretends to be a person in disguise, and surprises everyone when it's revealed theres nothing under the bedsheet.
- Played For Drama: The ghost uses the bedsheet because his real appearance is absolutely terrifying, and so his guests will be slightly more comfy around him.
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