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Playing With: Engineered Public Confession
Basic Trope: A villain is tricked into making a public confession.
  • Straight: C.C. Executive gloats about their plan to Bob, only to find out too late his microphone was on the entire time.
  • Exaggerated: C.C. gloats to Bob about his plan, only to remember too late he's on national television in front of a live studio audience.
  • Downplayed: C.C. Has an argument with Bob, careful not to reveal any of his plans, but the recording of him does make his investors doubt him.
  • Justified: C.C. is a Villain with Good Publicity, the only way to defeat them is to give evidence right from the horse's mouth.
  • Inverted: C.C. tricks Bob into confessing to a crime he didn't do and has it played to his allies.
  • Subverted: C.C. turns his microphone off the moment he sees Bob.
  • Double Subverted: Bob was wearing one too.
  • Parodied: Bob tricks C.C. into admitting he stole candy from a baby and C.C. is instantly discredited.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: C.C. is not defeated by being tricked into confessing publicly.
  • Enforced: "C.C. is a Villain with Good Publicity, Bob can't just run up and kill him. We need to have him trick C.C. into revealing his true nature first.
  • Lampshaded: "I can't believe I left my microphone on!"
  • Invoked: Bob and his True Companions set up an elaborate trap with the expressed purpose of tricking C.C. into revealing himself.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob refuses to trick C.C. into revealing himself.
  • Discussed: "The only way we're going to take C.C. down is if we have evidence, and what better evidence than a confession from his own mouth!"
  • Conversed: "You'd think the Big Bad would've turned off his microphone before gloating."

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