Playing With / Cock Fight

Basic Trope: Two guys compete for a girl's affections, sometimes violently.
  • Straight: Marcus and Josh are both interested in Deidre and become antagonistic once both are aware of the other's intentions.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: The boys are only mildly antagonistic, and one of them soon finds a new girlfriend.
  • Justified: Deidre is the only attractive single female of the whole cast.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: ??
  • Averted:
    • Deidre isn't pined for by anyone.
    • Everyone within the Love Triangle decides to be in an open relationship. So that way they can both date Deidre.
  • Enforced: "Hey guys, we need to show that this girl's worth more than the others. Let's have the two most desirable dudes in the show fight over her!"
  • Lampshaded: "Oh God... There they go again!"
  • Invoked:
    Josh: "Alright Marcus, you want Deidre? Well, tough shit, I saw her first."
    Marcus: "Yeah? Well she doesn't want you, she wants me. And anyway I'm better for her than you are."
    Josh: "You don't deserve her and you won't have her! Over my dead body, got it!?"
    Marcus: "I don't give a shit what you say. I love her more than you do and you won't stop me."
  • Exploited: Juan takes advantage of Marcus and Josh fighting to pitch woo to Deidre without interruptions.
  • Defied: "Fighting over a girl? What are we, high school boys?"
  • Discussed: "Marcus and Josh are such idiots fighting over you like that, Deidre. When are you gonna sit them down and talk to them about it?"
  • Conversed: "Hey, look at those guys, fighting over a chick! I wonder who'll win..."
  • Deconstructed: The fight becomes so violent that Marcus eventually kills Josh, who was the one Deidre was pining for and she refuses to be with Marcus as a result.
  • Reconstructed: ...wait, no, Josh was only knocked out, like he'd knocked out Marcus before. Still, the scare makes them agree to not fight as violently anymore, and to keep it to showing off.

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