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Playing With: Colon Cancer
Basic Trope: Too many (i.e. two or more) colons in a title.
  • Straight: Bob The Strong: The Third Part: The Final Battle.
  • Exaggerated: Star Empire: Bob The Strong: The Third Part: The Final Battle: Bob Vs. The Emperor: The Ultimate Showdown: The Great War.
  • Downplayed: Not really applicable because one colon isn't Colon Cancer.
  • Justified: All of these are events that happen in the movie.
  • Inverted: Bob The Strong The Third Part The Final Battle.
  • Subverted: Before the release of the movie, the creator changes the title.
  • Double Subverted: But after some time, he realizes he liked the original title, and changes it back.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: The creator changes the title back and forth between the title without colons and the original title.
  • Averted: Bob the Strong.
  • Enforced: The creator wanted to mention all the events that happen in the movie.
  • Lampshaded: Hey, don't you think our title has too many colons?
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob breaks the fourth wall to change the title to just "Bob The Strong".
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Why do some movie titles have so many colons? One colon is more than enough."

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