Playing With / Hollywood Hacking

Basic Trope: Hackers can use computers to do unrealistic things.
  • Straight: Max, a master hacker, can get into people's computers and activate viruses with his machine alone.
  • Exaggerated: Max can hack into anything and everything, including traffic lights and microwaves.
  • Downplayed: Max can change entire webpages through hacking. He uses this to help him upload viruses.
  • Justified: Everything Is Online.
  • Inverted: Max can't even use his computer to access his own files.
  • Subverted: Max tries to remotely activate a virus via his computer but fails.
  • Double Subverted: But he only failed once, and succeeds every other time he tries.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Computers are portrayed realistically.
  • Enforced: "The boys upstairs just greenlighted the new hacker flick. There's one problem though, they found the dialog too advanced." "Just throw a bunch of tech terms in there and they won't bat an eye!"
  • Lampshaded: "Hacking is like magic."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Hacking is more than click-clacks and loading screens, Max!"
  • Discussed: "Lemme guess... she's just gonna press a few keys and then some traffic light is gonna explode, right?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: It turns out the hacker does the whole Rapid-Fire Typing shtick just for show, and he does the actual "hacking" through different means.
  • Played For Drama: Max is a sociopathic malevolent hacker, and he's got his eyes on a hospital's systems if The Hero can't find his Hacker Cave in time.

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