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Playing With: Curious Qualms of Conscience
Basic Trope: A character feels qualms about something he thinks his duty.
  • Straight: Amelia lies to her daughter about what her unsuitable suitor did, and wonders why she feels guilt as the girl mopes about.
  • Exaggerated: Benedict wonders why he has Bad Dreams and can't stop drinking and is turning into a mess after he slaughters an orphanage on orders.
  • Downplayed: Caradoc wonders a little about how orcs turned out Always Chaotic Evil after his first battle with them.
  • Justified: Amelia's moral principles conflict with each other, either in a To Be Lawful or Good sense, or because her religion has slightly different principles than her political beliefs.
  • Inverted: Danilo can't figure out why he is untroubled about having lied to his father.
  • Subverted: Amelia feels uncomfortable about lying to her daughter, but then realizes she's just queasy from a bad lunch.
  • Double Subverted: After taking some medicine and a nap, Amelia still feels guilty about the lie, no matter how necessary it was.
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