: A character tries to escape from his misdeed by paying the victims.
- Straight: John kills Jack and throws his widow and children some money.
- Exaggerated: John budgets money for widows and orphans and throws fits when any of them repulse it.
- Downplayed: ???
- Justified: Poor people will have a serious difficulty doing anything to people as powerful as John, and he can delude himself about the value of the money.
- Inverted: John robs the widow and children, figuring he's already evil.
- Subverted: John genuinely had to kill Jack, and gave the money out of pity.
- Double Subverted: It was self-defense, but only because he had driven Jack out of his head with previous cruelties.
- Parodied: John robs a bank and then pays off the cops that show up with the money he just stole from it.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: John kills Jack.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: John carries nothing of value on his person so that he isn't tempted to pay off his victims.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- The widow and children are further insulted by his attempts to pay them off with such a shallow gesture and seek to exact revenge for the crime and his dismissal of their grief.
- John is a broken and tragic individual who genuinely can only see value in terms of money, and absoulely nothing else.
- Reconstructed: John offers them such an impressive bribe that it derails their revenge.
Sorry I killed your father. Here, take this link back to Buy Them Off
, and forget about this, alright?