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Playing With: Home Sweet Home
Basic Trope: A character wants to settle down rather than adventure.
  • Straight: Octavio, who is helping hunt down goblins, would rather spend his life at a home of his own rather than this endless journeying and fighting.
  • Exaggerated: Octavio refuses to leave his home even when the goblin horde has besieged the city.
  • Downplayed:
    • Octavio occasionally mentions how nice it would be to settle down.
    • Hieronymus refuses to leave his home to help the characters against the evil wizard; he gives them some knowledge and sends them on their way.
  • Justified: The comforts of home are hard to get when you are not...home.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Octavio gets home, buys a cottage, and stays there — for a month, at which time he takes to the road.
  • Double Subverted: But Angelica asks him to stay a little longer, and it turns he was just a little restless.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Octavio talks of going home, gets excited about the prospect of seeing something new, gets tired of the road, cheers up at some excitement.
  • Averted: All the characters love being on the road.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Why do you want this adventure to end? It's exciting seeing something new every day!" "I don't know. I guess I'm just homesick."
  • Invoked: Octavio leaves his hometown, knowing full well that he will probably get homesick at some point.
  • Exploited: The Mole argues against his leaving, since he loves home so much.
  • Defied: Home life is HELL, any excuse to leave is taken.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Octavio's getting dragged away from his sweet pad for a whacky adventure again."

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