Playing With / Disappointed in You

Basic Trope: Disappointment is worse than anger.
  • Straight: Al, Bob's father, tells him how disappointed he is with him although he isn't quite angry. Bob realizes that he feels worse about disappointing his father rather than merely making him mad.
  • Exaggerated: Al tells Bob how disappointed in him in the most stoic way possible, leaving Bob quite ashamed.
  • Downplayed: Al tells Bob how diappointed he is, and even if he doesn't look angry, Bob gets the impression that he is.
  • Justified: Whenever Al is angry with Bob, it only lasts for a short period of time. Usually, the things he is angry about is relatively minor. Despite this, Bob usually betters himself to make him happy again. However, when Al is disappointed, this gives Bob the impression that he has seriously let him down.
  • Inverted: Anger is worse than disappointment.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Disappointment and anger are equally bad.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "You're not mad like you always are?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Do I look like I care about your approval?"
  • Discussed: "How can disappointment be worse than anger? At least he isn't trying to strangle him."
  • Conversed: ???

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