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Playing With: Four Element Ensemble
Basic Trope: Four or five characters have an ensemble based around the classical elements.
  • Straight: In the RPG Heroes Of Troperia, the Five-Man Band consists of Bob of the Lightning, Charlie of the Fire, David of the Wind, Steven of the Earth, and Alice of the Water.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The Sixth Rangers all use different elements too.
    • There are other elements like Ice, Darkness, and Light.
  • Downplayed: Bob carries a taser, Charlie uses a flamethrower, David wields a leafblower, Steven possesses a shovel, and Alice has water guns.
  • Justified: Bob needs companions who can use the other four core elements.
  • Inverted:
    • Everyone in the group uses the exact same element.
    • The four element-users all hate each other and are constantly fighting.
  • Subverted: Each party member can use multiple elements.
  • Double Subverted: The other elements can only provide boosts.
  • Parodied: Tom is rejected from the group and swears vengeance because he also uses fire and they needed an ice user.
  • Zig Zagged: The group's ensemble, and thus the elements displayed varies, and sometimes includes some regular Flying Bricks and Badass Normals as well.
  • Averted:
    • Anyone can use any element.
    • Nobody uses elements.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: While not possessing superpowers, the group still decide to wear elemental motifs matching their personalities.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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