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Playing With: Cargo Ship
Basic Trope: A person falls in love with an inanimate object.
  • Straight: Clyde is in love with a gaming console.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Clyde has dated said gaming console for seven years now.
    • They're happily married and have three kids.
  • Downplayed: They're just really good friends.
  • Justified:
    • They were meant to be, they just didn't know it yet.
    • The gaming console developed feelings beforehand.
    • Clyde fails to get along with real life women, thus he compensates by transferring his libido onto inanimate objects.
    • The console is an AI advanced enough to be considered a person and has a very nice personality.
  • Inverted: A gaming console is in love with Clyde.
  • Subverted:
    • The gaming console breaks up with Clyde.
    • Clyde breaks up with the gaming console for Jenny.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...only for Clyde to realize they were meant for each other.
    • But Jenny breaks up with Clyde, who gets back together with the gaming console.
  • Parodied:
    • The portable gaming system ends up jealous whenever Clyde so much as talks with other inanimate objects.
    • Turns out Clyde is really a Pac-Man machine.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Clyde is torn between Jenny and the gaming console.
    • Whenever Clyde and the gaming console break up, Clyde and Jenny start dating, and vice versa.
    • Clyde's gaming console reveals to be Jenny, then Clyde reveals to be a Pac-Man machine. Jenny, in turn, reveals to really be a gaming console, and they live a happy life together.
    • Clyde, the gaming console, and Jenny in a threesome.
  • Averted: People only date other people, animals, plants, or sentient robots, but never inanimate objects.
  • Enforced: In Clyde's country, it's not just a good idea, it's the law.
  • Lampshaded: "That thing is an inanimate object, but hey, whatever turns you on..."
  • Invoked: See Justified Above.
  • Exploited: A villain captures the gaming console because he knows Clyde will try to rescue his true love.
  • Defied: Clyde builds a robot girlfriend.
  • Discussed: "You fell in love with your game console!?"
  • Conversed: "Ah love, it can be found anywhere."
  • Deconstructed:
    • People around Clyde decide he's crazy.
    • Clyde's social life is ruined.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: Jenny x TV Tropes.
  • Played For Drama: Jenny had a crush on Clyde since their childhood, but he doesn't notice because he's happily in love with the gaming console. Heartbroken that she's being passed over by an inanimate object, Jenny attempts suicide.

The link to Cargo Ship is an inanimate object, but hey, whatever turns you on...

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