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Playing With: Bedsheet Ghost
Basic Trope: A ghost appears in a form resembling transparent, white linen.
  • 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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