'''Basic Trope''': Anonymity/invisibility corrupts.
* '''Straight''': When Bob goes to the Internet, the anonymity causes him to be a {{Jerkass}} {{Troll}}.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Anonymity causes someone to instantly become TheSociopath.
** Anonymity instantly causes someone to become an UltimateEvil EldritchAbomination.
* '''Downplayed''': Anonymity causes someone to become a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* '''Justified''': In the real world, if you constantly become a Jerkass it becomes a permanent NeverLiveItDown that can ruin your reputation forever, thus acting as a RestrainingBolt. Having low visibility and no identity thus allows for people to express their repressed aggression without the social consequences.
* '''Inverted''':
** Anonymous people are the nicest folks you can hang around with while the named ones are the narcissistic jerkasses.
** WhatYouAreInTheDark
* '''Subverted''': At first glance, the anonymous people seem to be jerkasses, but it is revealed that they are the good guys compared to the real BigBad of the Internet.....
* '''Double Subverted''': And after defeating the Big Bad, they ask "AndThenWhat", making them go back to trolling.
* '''Parodied''': [[StealthParody Stealth Trolling]] [[ItAmusedMe as a joke.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Anonymous people have BlueAndOrangeMorality.
* '''Averted''':
** There is no Anonymous.
** Alternatively, The Anonymous person is just as polite behind a computer screen as (s)he is face-to-face in RealLife.
** The anonymous person is an asshole whether in person or online.
* '''Enforced''':
** The author wants to show what {{human|s Are Bastards}}ity would really be like if there wasn't a Big Brother to keep them in line.
** The author wants to teach the younger audience about the dangers of anonymity in the internet.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Just because you have no name means you can act like a jackass?"
* '''Invoked''': In order to Prove that Bob has a dark side, Alice sits him in front of a chat site occupied entirely by wickedly skilled trolls.
* '''Exploited''': Alice is secretly logging every embarrassing thing Bob says on the internet without him knowing and is planning to blackmail him with it later when he wants to maintain a wholesome image in person.
* '''Defied''':
** When Bob goes to the Internet, he takes precaution to restrain his behaviour and be polite to anyone.
** Online chat is not available on the site Bob is on, despite that type of site usually having it.
* '''Discussed''': "We must be cautious when we go to the Internet. You wouldn't like it if your life was damaged forever by unseen forces just because you poked this guy."
* '''Conversed''': "You know, I don't think Fred would be able to say that to Wilma's face..."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The obscene amounts of hate crimes on the Internet [[ThereShouldBeALaw causes the government to intervene]] and implement a BigBrotherIsWatching system.
** An Anonymous person acts like a complete bastard to some random person on the internet, and mocking them further for getting upset. They later discover that person was someone they cared about in real life, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone causing them to realize the unfortunate consequences of their actions.]]
** An Anonymous person acts like a complete bastard to some random person on the internet, and mocking them further for getting upset. The wronged party tracks down his harrasser and shoots him.
** An Anonymous person is so much of a complete bastard to everyone that [[TooDumbToLive he decided to reveal himself in person in a picture.]] Now that everyone know who he is, he is now a pariah to society and lives a miserable life.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The anonymous folks respond to the Big Brother over the Internet by becoming ''even more stealthy''.
** Or, after the [[IgnoredEpiphany initial guilt wears off]], the anonymous person decides that [[MoralEventHorizon they care more about having an outlet for their aggression than about the emotional well-being of their loved ones]]. They then resume their bad behavior, just as unrestrained as before. In fact, they may even specifically target this person from now on because they'll actually be able to ''see'' their emotional reactions while pretending to be a sympathetic ear. Then the anonymous learn his mistake.
** The anonymous person is a paranoid shut-in who lives in a gated house with several angry guard dogs out front; a sign located just at the edge of the property warns that any trespassers will be shot. Anyone who manages to track this person down takes one look and makes the ''very'' wise choice to let bygones be bygones.
** The person doesn't care and continues to be a bastard online and real life.
Back to {{GIFT}}, dickhead! Are you upset, sissy pants? What do intent to do about it, tough guy?! Are you gonna punch me!? HA HA HA! Loser, [[TemptingFate I want to see you trying it]].
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