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Playing With: Blunt Yes
Basic Trope: A person asks a question expecting a no or a vague answer, but instead gets a yes.
  • Straight:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?"
    Emperor Evulz: "Yes".
  • Exaggerated:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone besides yourself is just pond scum that you can do what ever you want to do with?"
    Emperor Evulz "Yes, Isn't it obvious?"
  • Downplayed:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?
    Emperor Evulz: "...It is a bit more complex that. But let's keep it simple and say: Yes."
  • Justified: To Evulz, the answer to the question is so obvious it seems pointless to ask in the first place.
  • Inverted:
    • A person asks a rhetorical question and gets an answer they didn't expect.
    • A person asks a question expecting a yes or a vague answer, but instead get a rather blunt no.
    • A person asks a question, excepting a simple yes or no, get a vague answer instead.
  • Subverted:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?"
    Emperor Evulz: "Yes! Well... no of course not!".
  • Double Subverted:
    "Some people die to serve me."
  • Parodied:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?"
    Emperor Evulz: "Hmm, let me think about—yes."
  • Zig Zagged:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?"
    Emperor Evulz: "Yes... wait, no... wait, that means it's a yes... but then what about..."
  • Averted:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?"
    Emperor Evulz: "No, just my Five-Bad Band."
  • Enforced: The writer wanted to establish Emperor Evulz as a Deadpan Snarker, and this was the quickest and most potent way to do it.
  • Lampshaded: "You really don't care about your people? I should have expected something from a Tyrant like you!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited:
    • Someone tries to get the conversion on tape to show how little Emperor Evulz cares for his/her followers.
    • Bob previously set the MacGuffin's self-destruct activation code to "Yes".
  • Defied:
    Bob: "Do you think that everyone lives to serve you?"
    Emperor Evulz: "Of course not! What do you think I am, some kind of monster?!"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "I really expected Evulz to simply say yes, a villain like him wouldn't care about his people."

"Do you think this link leads back to Blunt Yes?"
"Yes."

alternative title(s): Flat Yes
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