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Playing With: Grows on Trees
Basic Trope: Items grow like fruit on trees.
  • Straight: A tree grows wads of cash instead of fruit clusters.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Every leaf is a dollar bill.
    • Everything in existence grows on trees (literally)
  • Downplayed: Bananas and coconuts grow on trees.
  • Justified: A Wizard Did It.
  • Inverted:
    • The tree produces nothing, not even leaves, flowers, or fruit.
    • Leaves or other things which are typically grown on trees are used as money, food, or some other use.
  • Subverted:
    • Money doesn't literally grow on trees...
    • Or, this tree doesn't produce anything unusual.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But the paper it's made from comes from trees.
    • But that's because it's out of season.
    • Or, another tree does.
  • Parodied: Trees grow on trees.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Nothing unusual grows on trees.
    • No trees in this setting.
  • Enforced: "What's an efficient, amusing way of showing people that something magical is happening here?"
  • Lampshaded: "Money doesn't grow on...nevermind."
  • Invoked: Someone makes a wish for infinite money when they find a genie's lamp and get three wishes.
  • Exploited: Make a secret forest of these trees. Infinite cash, that only you know of!
  • Defied: The genie says that won't be possible because of the impact it would have on the economy at large.
  • Discussed: "I wish I could just pick wads of cash from a money tree in Real Life!"
  • Conversed: "Yeah, but think of the inflation!"
  • Deconstructed: Artistic License - Economics; if money literally did grow on trees, it would have very little worth, thus driving up costs.
  • Reconstructed: Society in this setting is a hippie Mary Sue Topia anyway, so there's no need for money anyway; people do favors for one another out of the goodness of their hearts, not in hopes of getting cash in return.
  • Played For Drama: With all this worthless cash lying around, the economy (and thus society) spirals into a depression.

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