'''Basic Trope''': The use of butterflies to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolize]] death and/or rebirth.
* '''Straight''': In the horror RPG ''Death Tropers'', the protagonist Alice is BackFromTheDead after [[CreepyTwins Yomi and Yami]] killed her, and Alice now has enough power to take them down. Alice's resurrection is heralded by a swarm of black-blue butterflies.
* '''Exaggerated''': Those black-blue butterflies are Alice's new power, which in game is represented as one hit kill.
* '''Downplayed''': A disheartened Alice sees a butterfly and is inspired to [[ButterflyOfTransformation change herself]] to overcome her problem.
* '''Justified''': In the world of ''Death Tropers'', black-blue butterflies do have magic power to bring people BackFromTheDead.
* '''Inverted''': Being surrounded by magical butterflies prevent ghosts from arising from corpses.
* '''Subverted''': Creepy black-blue butterflies follow Alice at some point in the game, but they don't seem to do anything.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...and then, when Alice is actually killed from Yomi and Yami's attack, black-blue butterflies burst from her body, and she's BackFromTheDead.
* '''Parodied''': Swarm of black-blue butterflies are 1up in ''Death Tropers'', complete with big shiny "1UP" letters floating above them. Picking them up gives you the message "You don't need to worry the next time we kill you!", [[{{Moe}} cheerfully voiced]] by Yomi and Yami's voice actresses.
* '''Zig Zagged''': [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou Some black-blue butterflies kill Alice instantly when they touch her]]. Others act as 1up. And then, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation when Alice is actually killed in the story]], it's not just the butterflies who swarm to her and bring her back to life, the other insects get to play a role... [[{{Squick}} as in, beetles and roaches]].
* '''Averted''': ''Death Tropers'' doesn't use butterflies for symbolism.
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* '''Lampshaded''': "Butterflies? That means Alice is gonna come back! Yippee!"
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* '''Defied''': Knowing that black-blue butterflies are dangerous, Alice bring a can of insecticide spray with her.
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