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Playing With: Gratuitous Disco Sequence
Basic Trope: Characters suddenly break into a disco dance without rhyme or reason.
  • Straight: Someone starts playing disco music - and suddenly Standard Disco Equipment appears and the characters start dancing.
  • Exaggerated: Entire work is "disco-punk", depicting a society that lives and breathes Gratuitous Disco Sequences.
  • Downplayed: Disco music starts as a backing to a fight scene, and the heroes beat up the bad guys with disco dance moves.
  • Justified: The characters have somehow ended up in a disco revival club.
  • Inverted: The work is set in 1970s, with disco all around, and the work has a Gratuitous Big-Band Sequence.
  • Subverted: Disco Dan tries to start a disco sequence, but is immediately stopped by other characters.
  • Double Subverted: ...But it's only because they want to join in!
  • Parodied: The start of a disco sequence in a club is treated like a launch sequence of a nuclear ICBM.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The characters find themselves near the Standard Disco Equipment, but no-one is there to start the music, and it goes unused.
  • Enforced: "Man, i just love disco! Let's put a disco dance in the story!"
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The Lancer punches the resident Disco Dan before he can start the music.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: The characters walk out of a building saying: "Disco... now that was random."

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