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Playing With: Didn't Want an Adventure
Basic Trope: In the heat of a dangerous situation, the hero or somebody in the Five-Man Band mentions that (s)he would rather not be there.
  • Straight:
    Dave: You know, you dragging me out here and getting shot at by a bunch of bad guys isnít my idea of a good time!
  • Exaggerated:
    Dave: I was perfectly happy sitting at home watching TV, but Ďoh no, itíll be fun!í you said! I DONíT THINK ITíS FUN YET!!
  • Downplayed:
    Dave: I said that it would be a better idea if we volunteered at the library! But noooooo! You wanted to go babysitting! Now how are we going to clean up this mess!?
  • Justified: Getting pulled out of your normal routine into a grand adventure can do this to people, so pretty much every example is justified.
  • Inverted: The villain does this...
    Evil Overlord: Curses! Why couldnít I just stay here and watch American Idol in peace?
  • Subverted: Dave hates the journey at first, but eventually realizes heís having a more fulfilling life than before the quest began.
  • Double-Subverted: ...Until the Five-Man Band is forced to deal with a million Goddamned Bats.
  • Parodied: ďI WANTED TO GO BOWLING!"
  • Zig-Zagged: Dave literally flip-flops between enjoying the quest and wishing heíd never tagged along in the first place.
  • Averted: Everyone participates in the quest without complaint or any mention of wanting to do something else.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded:
    Dave: Remember how I said I wanted to stay at home?
    Bob: Yes, I also remember the last forty times you said it.
  • Invoked: The Evil Overlord plants Dave in Bobís Five-Man Band because he knows that Dave is going to complain the whole way about how he wanted to stay at home, thereby causing discord within the group.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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