Playing With / Hollywood Hacking

Basic Trope: Hackers can use computers to do unrealistic things.
  • Straight: Bob, a master hacker, can get into people's computers and activate viruses with his machine alone.
  • Exaggerated: Bob can hack into anything and everything, including traffic lights and microwaves.
  • Downplayed: Bob can change entire webpages through hacking. He uses this to help him upload viruses.
  • Justified: Everything Is Online
  • Inverted: Bob can't even use his computer to access his own files.
  • Subverted: Bob 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: Everything Bob knows about hacking, he learned from playing Portal.
  • 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, son."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "Lemme guess...he'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.

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