Playing With / Captain Obvious

Basic Trope: Stating the obvious. These are different ways this trope can be played.
  • Straight: Bob always states the obvious.
  • Exaggerated: Everything Bob says is so freakin' obvious that everyone should know it.
  • Downplayed: While exploring a mysterious place, Bob comments on something that may be obvious to us, but is more than it meets the eye.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Bob always states Blatant Lies.
    • Bob is Comically Missing the Point.
    • Bob always states the subtle or unobvious. Only a few people can fully understand the true meaning of his words, without Bob simplifying what he says to them.
  • Subverted: Bob is watching the Super Bowl on TV with Heterosexual Life-Partner Charlie. Bob says "I am not watching the Super Bowl." Charlie is amused.
  • Double Subverted: Bob says "I am not watching the Super Bowl; I am watching a TV displaying the Super Bowl."
  • Parodied: Bob is literally a superhero called Captain Obvious whose only superpower is to point out the glaringly obvious.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob states the obvious to The Ditz Alice, who actually needs it to be stated to her, but when he's with more intelligent people he doesn't.
  • Averted: Nothing obvious is stated.
  • Enforced: Viewers Are Morons
  • Lampshaded: "Thanks Bob! I really learned something!"
  • Invoked: Bob is actually very perceptive, but uses the obvious statements as part of his Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Exploited: Bob uses obvious statements to hide not very obvious ones, when the latter should not be known to everyone else.
  • Defied: Bob begins with "You know..." but Alice cuts him off and asks if he's actually pointing out something the others can't see. He apologizes and shuts up.
  • Discussed: "Next time Bob says something obvious, I'm gonna punch his lights out."
  • Conversed: "Drinking Game: Take a shot every time Bob says something obvious."
  • Deconstructed: Bob's friends lose respect for him everytime he states the obvious which makes Bob feels like he's in the wrong for doing so.
  • Reconstructed: One of Bob's friend, Max, consoles Bob, telling him that doesn't have to feel bad for stating the obvious and that the so-called friends are just being Jerkasses; Bob feels better now.

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Alice: Hey you! Stop stating the obvious!

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