Playing With / Hollywood Hacking

Basic Trope: Hackers can use computers to do unrealistic things.
  • Straight: Alice, a master hacker, can get into people's computers and activate viruses with her machine alone.
  • Exaggerated: Alice can hack into anything and everything, including traffic lights and microwaves.
  • Downplayed: Alice can change entire webpages through hacking. She uses this to help him upload viruses.
  • Justified: Everything Is Online.
  • Inverted: Alice can't even use her computer to access her own files.
  • Subverted: Alice tries to remotely activate a virus via her computer but fails.
  • Double Subverted: But she only failed once, and succeeds every other time she tries.
  • Parodied: Everything Alice knows about hacking, she 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."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Hacking is more than click-clacks and loading screens, Alice!"
  • 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 she does the actual "hacking" through different means.

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