'''Basic Trope''': Characters or societies whose standard for good and evil is wildly different from the intended audience of the fiction, often resulting in a plot which is difficult for the audience to understand.
* '''Straight''': Singing at night is an indication that you are a priest, even if you don't want to be one. Few want to be a priest because everyone listens to you. Having others listen to you is considered to be very wrong. If you are a priest, everyone will respect you while also ridiculing you for doing wrong things. Doing wrong things may make you lose your title as priest, but you can easily have it reinstated by singing at night. Publicly getting into fistfights is normal, but only bullies kick each other. Insulting a stranger is fine and dandy, but only behind their back. If you insult someone to their face, you're considered an utter jerk who nobody would ever want to be friends with. [[TrendAesop It is illegal to live behind the times]]. Divorce is very common, but voluntary termination of friendship is extremely rare; friendships nearly always end with either the death of one party or an accidental loss of touch. Betraying a friend is considered to be ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor worse than murder]]''. Eating in public is generally frowned on, with the obvious exception of restaurants. Tipping in a restaurant is regarded as an insult to the quality of the food. Skipping any meal is illegal, unless for medical reasons. Weight loss does not count as a "medical reason"; it must be a matter of life and death.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Same as above, except if you lose your title as priest, you will be forced to sing at night. This will [[HereWeGoAgain reinstate you as a priest, even if you don't want to be one]].
** There are many fictional societies in the work, each with a different shade of morality.
** The characters are humans living on Earth in the present day, and yet [[AlternateUniverse their standards are the exact opposite of ours]].
* '''Downplayed''': It is normal to publicly hug and kiss one's friends, but holding hands with anyone other than a LoveInterest may result in accusations of cheating. Everyone goes to extreme lengths to return lost property; "finders keepers" is unheard of. Among loved ones, white lies are openly encouraged as a way to avoid conflicts. However, false advertising is considered to be the worst possible crime other than murder. Table manners essentially don't exist, but it is considered rude to watch someone else brushing their teeth. In short, the fictional society's norms and values are somewhat strange but mostly comprehensible.
* '''Justified''':
** The less human the characters, the more justified.
** The character is an alien from another planet/dimension, or even an EldritchAbomination.
* '''Inverted''':
** [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Good and evil are much more clear-cut]] than in RealLife.
** Human morality is applied to a work set on another planet that has never had contact with Earth; that is to say, aliens act like humans for no apparent reason.
* '''Subverted''': A character claims this, only to be shown that he has a poor understanding of morality instead.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...But for a few issues they act less human.
* '''Parodied''': When a non-human explicitly points out they are who they are and not human to another of their kind (even when humans are unknown to them).
* '''Zig Zagged''': Recently transformed humans have to decide whether to act like humans or follow the instincts they have obtained and change their minds every day in accordance with the new morality.
* '''Averted''':
** Only real human behavior (past or present) is dealt with in the work.
** The alien characters have [[AliensAreBastards absolutely no sense of morality]].
* '''Enforced''': By having non-humans not act like humans, you can justify the actions they make more easily, allowing for more plot flexibility.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Many humans would have objections with eating each other's flesh as a sign of friendship." "Maybe, but we're not humans. Duh!"
* '''Invoked''': A group of civilized people are shipwrecked on a desert island. They end up GoingNative in order to survive, and develop their own set of norms in the process.
* '''Exploited''': The character transforms into something to avoid the moral implications involved with an action they are taking.
* '''Defied''':
** Human morality [[HumanityIsInfectious rubs off on the aliens]].
** [[UnitedSpaceOfAmerica An intergalactic government]] passes a universal set of values, which conveniently happens to correspond with human morality.
* '''Discussed''': "What if their social norms are completely different from ours?" "That's ridiculous! They just live in the next town. It's not like they're from another planet or something."
* '''Conversed''': "Finally, a fictional society with its own culture. I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing aliens act like humans, even when they've never had contact with us."
* '''Deconstructed''': [[CultureClash The characters' cultural differences lead to a series of misunderstandings.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': [[TheFace There's a person in a group who navigates this sort of thing.]]
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** A human tries to raise an alien as human and teach it human values.
** The aliens are embarrassed about the implications of their value system.
* '''Played For Drama''': In a foreign land the characters are subject to laws they don't think are right.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''':
** The writers [[AuthorAppeal like the challenge of wildly different moralities.]]
** The characters it applies to are the gods of the series, and the writers don't buy into the "good or evil" that they think RealLife religion is trying to sell.
If you don't return to BlueAndOrangeMorality, you're guilty of misappropriation of state funding! [[{{Unishment}} Which is punishable]] [[IWasToldThereWouldBeCake by eating cakes]]!
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