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Playing With: Machine Empathy
Basic Trope: A character can instinctively sense the condition of a machine through long-time familiarity.
  • Straight: Ace driver Rick Roadster knows that something is wrong with his car because of a minor vibration when he puts it into gear.
  • Exaggerated: Rick knows something's wrong with his car because the seat cushion doesn't feel right when he gets in.
  • Downplayed: Rick feels an odd vibration and briefly wonders if there's a problem.
  • Justified: Rick has driven his car for years and keeps it in perfect condition, so any minor deviation stands out to him.
  • Inverted: Rick doesn't notice anything wrong with his car even when it abruptly lurches forward when he puts it into gear.
  • Subverted: After putting his car into gear, Rick suspiciously says "something's wrong..." A moment later, he remembers that he left his suitcase in the living room.
  • Double Subverted: As Rick goes to get his suitcase, he spots a minor smudge on the hood and realizes that someone has tampered with his car.
  • Parodied:
    • Rick knows the age, gender, and appearance of the person who sabotaged his car as soon as he touches the door handle.
    • Rick suddenly has an orgasm, not because of the very attractive Wrench Wench working on his car, but because of the very fact that she is working on his car.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Rick is not able to tell if the car has a small problem just by riding
  • Enforced: "Let's show how good Rick is with cars"
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Rick has a hypersensitive sense of touch which affects his everyday life to a crippling degree.

Go back to Machine Empathy, but be careful, something doesn't feel right...

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