Playing With / Et Tu, Brute?

Basic Trope: A character is betrayed by their loved ones.
  • Straight: Alice is abandoned by her long time friends.
  • Exaggerated: Alice's friends, family, and lover betray Alice to join Emperor Evulz.
  • Downplayed:
    • While Bob remains on Alice's side, the other friends leave her.
    • While they don't outright betray her, Alice's long-time friends do or say something hurtful or inconsiderate.
  • Justified:
    • Alice's friends are deceived by Emperor Evulz, thinking that Alice is becoming a threat to the world due to her powers.
    • Alice's friends are fed up with Alice doing things that have endangered their lives many times.
    • Alice is a Pragmatic Hero who has done a lot of questionable things, but they were the only solution to save the world.
    • Alice's friends are Brainwashed by Emperor Evulz.
    • Alice had made a selfish decision that would cause her loved ones to lose their respect for her, and now Alice has to live with this downfall for as long as she lives.
  • Inverted: The minions of Emperor Evulz become friends with Alice.
  • Subverted: It appears as though Alice's friends are going to betray her, but then they reject Evulz's offer and stay loyal to Alice.
  • Double Subverted: But this was all of a ruse. One of Alice's friends attacks her from behind.
  • Parodied: Alice's friends abandon Alice... only to come back one hour later.
  • Zig Zagged: It would seem that whenever Alice messes up, they all abandon her, and whenever Alice seeks reconciliation, they all return to her side, but then there's Evulz telling some lies (or truths) about Alice...
  • Averted: Alice is never betrayed by her friends, family, etc.
  • Enforced: "We need something to put Alice into despair. How about having her friends turn their backs on her?"
  • Lampshaded: "You guys can't leave me here. You're my friends! What are you thinking?!"
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz offers Alice's best friend a lot of money to betray Alice. A lot of money, maybe even enough to soothe her conscience.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice's friends decide that no matter what happens to her and no matter what she does, they will stay by her side.
  • Discussed: "Why would I betray you, Alice? I'm your friend, just like Bob and the others."
  • Conversed: "Alice's friends turning their backs on her is the worst thing to ever happen to her. If I thought Evulz beating Alice only once was that bad, being betrayed by her friends seriously takes the cake."
  • Deconstructed: As Alice's loved ones turn their backs on her, she becomes a revenge-driven maniac out to mercilessly kill them.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice's friends abandoned Alice all because she was illegally downloading videos on the internet.

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