Playing With / Leitmotif

Basic Trope: Someone or something has a piece of music associated to them.
  • Straight: Terry has a theme song that plays every time he is present during a scene.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Terry's just got a musical cue to indicate that he's entered, and that's about it.
  • Justified: Terry is the President of the United States, and every time he enters a scene it's a formal occasion and the Marine Band is playing "Hail to the Chief"
  • Inverted: Every time Terry enters the scene, no music plays.
  • Subverted: Terry has no theme to accompany him, and the track normally used continues unimpeded.
  • Double Subverted: Terry gets a theme somewhere down the line.
  • Parodied: Bob complains that they can't hear Terry talking because his theme is too loud.
  • Zig Zagged: Terry's theme plays in some episodes, but not all of them.
  • Averted: There is no unique track for Terry.
  • Enforced: The music is used to highlight Terry's uniqueness.
  • Lampshaded: "Here comes Terry. I can tell because the music changed"
  • Invoked: Terry brings a boombox with him to play his theme everywhere he goes.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: No single track ever plays more than once for Terry.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Why does that theme play every time he enters the scene?"

Hear that theme music? It must be Leitmotif!