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Playing With: Freudian Trio
Basic Trope: A trio consists of an emotional and instinctual character, an impassionately logical character, and a third, balanced character who keeps the two conflicting ideals in check.
  • Straight: The emotional and instinctual Anna, the coldly logical Charles, and the balanced Frank work together as a team.
  • Exaggerated: Anna is emotional to the point of lunacy, Charles is virtually a robot, and Frank is a very stereotypical everyman.
  • Downplayed: Anna has a slight tendency to follow her heart and Charles his head.
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Anna, Charles and Frank appear to constitute a Freudian Trio, but Anna has some rational Hidden Depths, and Charles some emotional ones, destroying the model...
  • Double Subverted: ...although it turns out that the Freudian Trio model does apply anyway, as their Hidden Depths are relatively negligible.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Anna, Charles and Frank have no Freudian Trio tendencies.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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