Playing With / Kiss of Death

Basic Trope: A kiss that sucks out a person's soul/life-force/youth and kills them.
  • Straight: Alice is The Vamp, she uses her French kisses to yank the souls out of the men or women she seduces which kills them.
  • Exaggerated: Alice can blow deadly poisonous kisses that spread contagious plagues and can kill several people at once.
  • Downplayed: Alice's kisses can knock people out for a few hours.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is a soul-sucking vampire/Succubus.
    • Alice has been cursed by a witch to kill whoever she kisses.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice can heal others with her kisses.
    • Alice's kisses can bring back the dead.
    • Alice passes out or falls into a coma every time her lips touches another's.
  • Subverted: Alice kisses Bob with her poisonous kisses. Instead of passing out or dying, Bob pulls a clear protective film from off of his lips.
  • Double Subverted: Alice blows a kiss and it kills him.
  • Parodied: If the kiss isn't good enough, Bob's soul may become trapped halfway up his mouth, resulting in him choking with a bright light coming from his mouth.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice's kisses have no effect on another person's living status.
  • Enforced: "We want to make Alice kill someone in a....seductive way."
  • Lampshaded:
    • Alice kisses Bob:
    Bob: "Damn. Now that's a kiss." (He dies.)
    • Or
    Bob (weakly): "Worth It." (He dies.)
  • Invoked: Alice intentionally goes around seducing her enemies, leading up to her kissing and killing them.
  • Exploited: Bob is suicidal and Alice doesn't know that her kisses can kill.
  • Defied: Bob punches Alice's lights out before she can plant her lips on his.
  • Discussed: "I swear, every time I kiss Alice I feel really weaker and weaker... is my hair falling out?"
  • Conversed: "Alice is a Succubus Demonwench from Hell; her kisses literally kill."

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