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Playing With: Extreme Omnivore
Basic Trope: A character willingly eats things not meant to be eaten.
  • Straight: Bob eats a brick or some other inedible object.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob can eat anything, whether it's immeasurably large, poisonous, still living, or even a nonphysical thing, like time, gravity, or an idea.
    • Bob only eats nonedible things, and normal foods don't agree with his system.
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob doesn't eat bricks. He does regularly eat things that may have once been edible, but likely aren't anymore, such as spoiled foods.
    • Bob enjoys a variety of exotic foods or concoctions made of edible foods, which the other characters find disgusting.
  • Justified: Bob has a superhuman digestive system and finds most things to taste at least tolerable.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob gets eaten by a brick.
    • Bob is incapable of eating.
    • Bob doesn't need to eat and therefore doesn't.
    • Bob gets eaten by almost everything even the wall.
    • Picky Eater
  • Subverted: Bob eats something he shouldn't, and promptly gets a nasty stomachache...
  • Double Subverted: Which was only caused by the hot sauce he put on the object.
  • Parodied: Bob can taste everything, even nothingness.
  • Zig Zagged: It turns out that Bob can only eat very specific inedible things.
  • Averted: Nobody eats anything other than food.
  • Enforced: "How funny would it be if we have someone eating something like a lightbulb?"
  • Lampshaded: "What does 'inedible' mean, guys?"
  • Invoked:
    • Bob wonders what a brick would taste like, and decides to eat one.
    • Someone makes a bet with Bob to see if he can eat something he shouldn't.
  • Exploited: Alice feeds Bob her trash.
  • Defied: Bob is sensible and realizes that, as tasty as that folding chair looks, it wouldn't make a healthy meal.
  • Discussed: "No, Alice, I'm not going to eat your garbage. I may be greedy, but like all normal people, I only eat food."
  • Conversed: "Bob eats bricks? That can't be healthy!"
  • Implied: Bob licks his lips when he sees a lawn chair in Alice's front yard.
  • Deconstructed: Bob eats something that wreaks havoc on his digestive tract, resulting in hospitalization and possibly death.
  • Reconstructed: He gets better, and proceeds to stick with more edible objects, occasionally sneaking a wood screw or a paper clip.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Seeing what new "cuisine" Bob tries this episode is one of the main running gags of the series.
    • Bob states that he needs a snack and then eats a tool that someone else was using.
  • Played For Drama:

I was going to return you to Extreme Omnivore, but I was kinda hungry, and the link looked kinda tasty...

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