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Playing With: Four Is Death
Basic Trope: The number four is bad somehow.
  • Straight: The fourth member of the Five-Man Band is the Token Evil Teammate who ends up being the psycho ranger defector.
  • Exaggerated: Almost everyone dies when four people are together - the heroes refuse to operate with one member missing.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: The villains are The Psycho Rangers to the Five-Man Band, so Emperor Evulz chose four executives.
  • Inverted: There are four gods of life that Carol, Dave, Bob and Alice speak to.
  • Subverted: You hear about a group called the "Shitenno" who everyone fears, and their "Leader". It turns out that Edgar is the Leader, and Carol, Dave, Bob and Alice are the Shitenno.
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: A lot of characters die - the digital root of their ages is 4.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: There's no special significance attributed to the number 4 in this story.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "The bad guys are in a group of four, huh? Of course they're in a group of four."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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