Playing With / Gotta Kill Them All

Basic Trope: A character wants/must kill everyone on his/her list.
  • Straight: Bob's parents were murdered by a criminal organization when he was a child. Now he's an adult, he make a list of people involved with their death and starts killing the people in the list. Bob doesn't kill people who aren't on the list.
  • Exaggerated: The list is pretty darn long, in the count of hundreds.
  • Downplayed: Bob make a list of the people he condemns, and then start orchestrating their downfall into poverty, madness, incapacity, etc — as long as it's not death.
  • Justified:
    • Bob is raised in a world where one must administer justice with one's own hands.
    • Bob is an assassin. The list has been handed down by his current employer.
  • Inverted: Bob make a list of people he feels indebted to, and then start repaying their kindness. This includes saving their life or the life of their loved ones.
  • Subverted: Bob make a list of people he would like to see dead, and then present it, along with evidences, to the police.
  • Double Subverted: Then after the police won't do anything about them, Bob starts the man-hunt.
  • Parodied: Bob's kill-list is composed of the names of people who have done the pettiest wrongs to him.
    AliceCrossing my way without notice in a busy traffic
    CharlieLetting his dog shit on my lawn
    DaveListening to Justin Bieber within my earshot
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob doesn't make a list of people he would like to see dead, he simply goes after any and all member of the criminal organization.
  • Enforced: The show's formula calls for a murder at the beginning of each episode, with the victim played by a celebrity guest.
  • Lampshaded: "You're a very ordered person, aren't you?"
  • Invoked: The detective realizes that Bob is going to kill everyone on the guest list of his dinner party.
  • Exploited: The criminal organization hires a particularly intelligent hitman who recreates Bob's list, and strike Bob least expectedly when Bob is about to kill seemingly unconnected target.
  • Defied: After Bob realize that some targets are easier to kill than the other, he simply become flexible in who he must kill first, and he's not limiting himself to killing people who killed his parents. As long as they are organization member and killing them will make it easier for Bob to kill the supposed targets, Bob will kill them.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob's methodical killing-spree has made him a cold and ruthless person. By the time all the people he wants dead are dead, he's no longer the Bob his friends and families used to know.
  • Reconstructed: Bob's methodical killing-spree prevented him from going into depth of depression. While he is killing people, he is not killing random people— this moral high ground is enough justification for Bob to be at peace with himself.

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