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Playing With: Forbidden Friendship
Let's play with a Forbidden Friendship!
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    Prejudice 
Basic Trope: A character wants to be friends with another person, who is of a different class or race.
  • Straight: Rose is a lonely white rich girl, who wants to be friends with Jackie, a poor black girl, but can't because of her parents.
  • Exaggerated: Rose can't even take a gaze at Jackie without getting bashed because of their race and class differences.
  • Downplayed: Rose's parents allows her to hang around with Jackie, as long as they don't involve staying over.
  • Justified: The show's setting is around the Civil War, or the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Inverted: Rose and Jackie are encouraged to become friends because of their races.
  • Subverted: The families of Rose and Jackie Dislike each other but aren't racist
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Rose and Jackie can be friends, race isn't an issue.
  • Enforced: The writers want to write about how racism is wrong.
  • Lampshaded: "Too back Rose and Jackie's parents are blinded by race. They seem like they could be good friends."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

    Personal Vendetta 
Basic Trope: Two families hate each other, but their a character wants to be friends with another character in the feuding family.
  • Straight: Rome and Julie want to be friends, but their families hate each other. They become friends anyway.
  • Exaggerated: Rome and Julie's families have standing shoot-to-kill orders on each other, and yet still become best friends (or even a couple).
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Rome and Julie don't care that the other is from the other family - relationships should be about the person's character, not his/her pedigree.
  • Inverted:
    • Rome and Julie hate each other and their families are all friends.
    • Everybody hates each other. Or, everybody likes one another.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Rome and Julie become friends and the family doesn't mind, as long as the rest of them can still feud.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

     Safety 
Basic Trope: The family keeps the character apart because the character is considered dangerous.
  • Straight: Ann and Andy can't be friends because Andy is accused of murder.
  • Exaggerated: Ann and Andy can't be friends because Andy is Ax-Crazy and tried to murder half of her family.
  • Downplayed: Andy was accused of stealing from a lemonade stand, and Ann's parents are mildly suspicious of the friendship.
  • Justified: The murder hasn't been solved yet.
  • Inverted: Ann's family makes her spend time with Andy despite his accusation in case she ever needs someone assassinated.
  • Subverted: ???
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: Andy's dangerousness is clumsiness
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Andy isn't dangerous at all.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Andy is framed for a murder by someone who has a crush on him and wants to get rid of possible competition.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

    Bad influence 
Basic Trope: A character does things deemed bad by society and they are forbidden to become friends.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob can't be friends because Bob deals drugs.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob can't be friends because Bob deals drugs, hotwires cars, basically lives in jail, and steals from old ladies.
  • Downplayed: The drugs are happy crack.
  • Justified: Alice's parents don't want her picking up Bob's bad habits.
  • Inverted: Bob is forbidden to be friends with Alice because she is a goody-goody.
  • Subverted: Bob was Mistaken for Junkie and Alice's parents let her see him again once they find out he doesn't really do drugs.
  • Double Subverted: Until they find out he skips school.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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