Playing With / I Was Just Passing Through

Basic Trope: A character, usually a rival, saves another character and makes an excuse for it.
  • Straight: Lance rescues Hiro from being attacked by Emperor Evulz, but he said he did it because Hiro owes him money.
  • Exaggerated: Lance rescues Hiro from being killed by Emperor Evulz, but only because he wanted to be the only one to kill him.
  • Downplayed: Lance rescues Hiro, but only because he has to do it.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Lance attacks Hiro, but tells him it's not because of his personal hatred for him.
  • Subverted: "I only saved you...because I'm a total fanboy of yours!"
  • Double Subverted: " what I'd say if I was. But actually I just need your signature on this release form."
  • Parodied: Lance rescues Hiro and, blushing, says "It's not like I wanted to save you or anything."
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Lance saves Hiro's life because he looks out for Hiro.
  • Enforced: "I don't want Lance to change his attitude towards Hiro, so let's have him save him, but in a more rivalrous fashion."
  • Lampshaded: "Yeah. I understand that you're out for yourself, Lance."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Hiro knows that Lance won't fight Evulz willingly, so he sets it up to get Lance to save him to try and convince him Evulz is worth fighting.
  • Defied: "I was just... you know, fine, I saved you, ok?"
  • Discussed: "Why does Lance always come up with stupid excuses in helping Hiro?"
  • Conversed: ???

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