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Playing With: Kneel Before Zod
Basic Trope: A villain tries to get the hero to bow before him.
  • Straight: Emperor Evulz has won so he orders Bob to bow before him.
  • Exaggerated: He then orders Alice, Charlie, and the others to bow.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Bob Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  • Inverted:
    • Bob has won so he orders Emperor Evulz to bow before him.
    • Emperor Evulz paralyzes Bob into a stand position, then kneels before Bob while giving Bob a Hannibal Lecture.
  • Subverted: Bob's just bending to tie his shoes. He then stands up straight and spits at Evulz' face.
  • Double Subverted: Bob then apologizes, saying he just had to do that, and then bows down and starts grovelling.
  • Parodied: Emperor Evulz didn't want Bob to submit, he just wanted Bob to do a certain other thing while kneeling before him.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Emperor Evulz just shoots Bob instead of giving Bob the chance to defeat him by having him submit.
  • Enforced: "We need Evulz to brag about his victory somehow without doing something with an effect on the plot."
  • Lampshaded: The spot where Bob is told to kneel has grooves in it from his predecessors
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz forces Bob to kneel by other means than asking, like telekinetic manipulation.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz dropped his gun during the fight; Bob waits until he's ordered to kneel to grab it and shoot Evulz.
  • Defied: Despite being threatened with certain death, Bob heroically refuses to bow before Emperor Evulz.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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