Playing With / Cool Bike

Basic Trope: A character rides a cool motorcycle.
  • Straight: Emperor Evulz rides a motorcycle that has been customized to look especially cool.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz's motorcycle is made of hellfire.
  • Downplayed:
    • Emperor Evulz's motorcycle has Hot Paint Job.
    • Emperor Evulz has a tricked out top-tier 29" full suspension mountain bike.
  • Justified: Emperor Evulz makes his living as a professional motorcyclist, so he's shelled out the money for the best ride he can afford.
  • Inverted: The motorcycle Emperor Evulz rides is an old junker that looks terrible and performs worse.
  • Subverted:
    • Emperor Evulz's motorcycle looks cool standing still, but is a model notorious for its poor performance and slow speed, so it gets him no cool points among people who know their motorcycles.
    • The motorcycle Emperor Evulz rides would be cool—if it weren't his little sister's bike with the pink paint job and Fluttershy stickers.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Emperor Evulz's customization of the bike fixed the poor performance and made it the fastest thing in the county, making both the bike and him cool again.
    • What a Piece of Junk: Emperor Evulz's motorcycle looks like an old junker, but is packed with Enormous Engine under the rusty package.
  • Parodied:
    • The bike is so cool that Emperor Evulz is considered unworthy of riding it, and it is worshiped like unto a god.
    • Emperor Evulz owns a hot-pink-and-white single-speed pushbike.
  • Zig Zagged: Emperor Evulz's motorcycle looks cool, but it's an inferior model, but he's heavily customized it, but the fancy new parts break down easily, but he gets the broken parts replaced by hellfire...
  • Averted: No one in the story has a motorcycle that's more cool than the average.
  • Enforced: The story is appearing in a motorcycling magazine, and the editor demands that the central character (the bike)be extra cool.
  • Lampshaded: "Wow, Emperor, you must have spent a fortune on that customized gear train!"
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz spends extra money to make sure he has the coolest motorcycle in town.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz uses his Cool Bike to impress women, and other bikers. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Defied: "Emperor, you can't afford that expensive model. You'll just have to use your uncle's poky rice burner."
  • Discussed: "I gotta have a motorcycle! No one will think I'm cool otherwise!"
  • Conversed: "Man, I'd have to save five years just to get a down payment on the bike Emperor Evulz's riding in Generic Action Show."

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