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Playing With: Let's Split Up, Gang
Basic Trope: A group of characters splits up into two (or more) smaller groups in order to simultaneously deal with different situations.
  • Straight: The Team splits up to follow two passages in the Big Bad's castle. The Leader Alice and her sidekick Bob take the first passage, while the other characters - Claire, David, Emily, Fred, George, and Henry - take the second.
  • Exaggerated: The group splits into individuals, and everyone goes a different way.
  • Downplayed: One member of the group leaves briefly.
  • Justified:
    • The group has a lot of ground to cover, and going in separate groups makes it faster.
    • The group are performing an exercise that involves endless swarms of foes; going ahead while others deal with them makes it faster.
  • Inverted: Two or more groups join.
  • Subverted: They agree to split up, but they never do.
  • Double Subverted: They agree to split up, but only do so later on.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: The Team repeatedly separates and rejoins.
  • Averted: They don't split.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "We always split up in situations like this, and it always works."
  • Invoked: "Let's Split Up, Gang! We'll cover more ground that way."
  • Exploited: Emily and Fred are a Happily Married couple, and have sex while everyone else is Exploring the Evil Lair.
  • Defied: "Let's stay together, gang. We don't want the Big Bad to capture anyone."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: The whole team is shown, and in the next scene only some of them are. In the scene after that, it is shown that the other characters are somewhere else.

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