Playing With / Drill Tank

Basic Trope: A vehicle with a drill on the front.
  • Straight: Bob breaks into the enemy base by drilling through with his drill tank.
  • Exaggerated: Bob's drill tank is literally a huge drill on wheels, and has no room for a driver, so it has to be controlled remotely.
  • Downplayed: Bob's "drill tank" is a tank with a drill installed in the front—doesn't really allows for going underground, but it leaves a pretty neat hole on the walls of bunkers, so it sees some use as a siege weapon.
  • Justified: The drill tank was originally a tool used by a mining company.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob's vehicle fills empty space behind itself with rock to slow the pursuers.
    • Bob has a big drill which also doubles as a vehicle, and is used almost solely for the latter purpose.
  • Subverted: Bob rides in on a drill tank, but the apparent "drill" is a cone-shaped, laser beam generator.
  • Double Subverted: ...which also doubles as an actual drill.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob duct-tapes an ordinary hand drill to his bicycle and insists everyone call it "THE DRILL JUGGERNAUT!"
    • The drill tank is parked right between the chainsaw tank and the screwdriver tank. The wrench tank is in the shop for repairs.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob decides that he needs to re-fit his ordinary tank to somehow get through the thick rocky walls of the enemy base. He eventually settles on a tank that fires frickin' huge missiles.
  • Enforced: "Blowing up the enemy base with explosives would be so boring. I want my characters to use an awesome drill tank!"
  • Lampshaded: "Wow, a drill tank. I've heard they're becoming fashionable."
  • Invoked: The Applied Phlebotinum of the setting is so resistant that it requires diamond-tipped tools to punch through, which means that standard bunker-busting explosive weapons are hard to use against enemy headquarters. Time for unusual methods.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The enemy base is specifically protected against giant drills of all kinds.
  • Discussed: "If only we had a drill tank!"
  • Conversed: "Hey, come watch the movie! It's the part with the awesome giant frickin drill, you don't want to miss it!"
  • Deconstructed: Bob gets brain damage because he's sitting in a vehicle attached to a huge, noisy, spinning drill.
  • Reconstructed: Bob installs special dampeners to prevent harm to the driver.

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