Playing With: Haunted Technology

Basic Trope: A piece of technology that is cursed or haunted.
  • Straight: Alice's MP3 player only plays a demonic anthem and displays a pentagram on its screen. It always seems to appear with her, even if she forgets it or throws it away.
  • Exaggerated: The MP3 player hops after Alice and tries to strangle her with its earbud cords.
  • Downplayed: The MP3 sometimes plays creepy bzzzz sound and the screen sometimes turns red. It's always in Alice's pocket.
  • Justified: Alice's MP3 is a can for Sealed Evil in a Can.
  • Inverted: Alice's MP3 plays Gregorian choirs and by listening to it people can be healed from Demonic Possession.
  • Subverted: It is actually a program that causes it to do that, installed by the retailer as a prank.
  • Double Subverted: After Alice removes the program, it keeps doing it.
  • Parodied: It displays a pentagram and only plays "Baby", by Justin Bieber. Alice reacts as if she had seen The Devil itself.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice's MP3 player functions normally.
  • Enforced: Producer wants to show that technology is evil - and he does it literally.
  • Lampshaded: "There's a devil in my MP3!"
  • Invoked: Religion of Evil curses all the MP3 to be the vessels for their God of Evil.
  • Exploited: Alice uses the MP3s to pass as a demon and infiltrate hell.
  • Defied: Alice has an exorcism done to remove the offending curse.
  • Discussed: "What if it's possessed?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Alice is complaining to POV character, Bob, about her MP3 acting weird and creepy.

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