: Rather than solve a tricky problem the tricky way, just use good old violence.
- Straight: Bob is presented with a locked door. He bashes it open.
- Exaggerated: Bob blasts it with a rocket launcher.
- Downplayed: Bob undoes the hinges/breaks the door off.
- Justified: There really is no time to go look for the keys.
- Inverted: The door is unlocked, but it sticks to the frame and needs a good hard kick to open. Bob uses his ice powers to shrink it so that it opens easily.
- Bob is presented with a locked door. He tries to bash it open, but fails because the door is armored. Bob runs off...
- Or, We Have The Keys.
- Double Subverted:
- ...to grab a battering ram he can use to break the door down.
- ... and said "keys" refer to sledgehammers.
- Parodied: Bob smashes open every door he encounters, even the door to his own apartment.
- Zig Zagged: Bob punches a hole through the door to reach the thumb turn on the other side.
- Averted: Bob doesn't break the door down.
- Enforced: "If our hero goes off to search for the key, it'll eat up a good 5 minutes which could be used for action. Let's just have him break in the easy way".
- Lampshaded: "There Was a Door, you know!"
- Invoked: "A locked door? Screw that, I'll just break it open".
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: "Better not smash that door open — who knows what's on the other side? I'll just use my lockpick".
- Discussed: "I've got the keys right here. *blasts the door*
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: The Mooks become aware of Bob's attempts to enter. They pull out their guns and turn the door into swiss cheese.
- Reconstructed: Bob turns the door into swiss cheese instead. The few mooks left alive are absolutely horrified.
You could click this link back to Cutting the Knot
, but that'd take too long. Just smash your way through instead.