Playing With / Everyone Hates Mimes

Basic Trope: Characters in a work treat mimes like crap.
  • Straight: Everytime a mime is seen on the street, they are booed for not speaking.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The police in the work are trying to jail all mimes.
    • A purge of mimes takes place.
  • Downplayed: Mimes get frowned upon by the public.
  • Justified:
    • How can you understand a mime?
    • Bob has a phobia of mimes.
  • Inverted: People love mimes and praise them for their artistic genius.
  • Subverted: It looks people are going to boo a mime, but they take no notice.
  • Double Subverted: But they start jeering him or her after about five minutes.
  • Parodied: Mimes are considered a nuisance by pest control, and several services exist solely dedicated to exterminating mimes.
  • Zig-Zagged: Continued from Double Subversion: It turns out the mime actually has some talent; the audience is impressed and stops booing him.
  • Averted:
    • No-one notices mimes.
    • Mimes don't appear.
  • Enforced: The author hates mimes.
  • Lampshaded: "The mimes are street performers, stop jeering them!"
  • Invoked: Bob becomes a mime artist to get rid of his unwanted harem.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Gee, that mime sure goes through a lot of stuff, huh?" "Nah, that's the case for all of them."


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