: A character takes advantage of other character's emotions to gain control over them.
- Straight: Bob tells Alice that if she doesn't help him defeat Emperor Evulz, she will be never forgiven for her bad deeds.
- Downplayed: Bob is very reluctant to manipulate people, but is willingly to do so if necessary.
- Justified: Bob is The Empath, which is what allows him to take advantage of others' feelings.
- Inverted: Extreme Doormat
- Subverted: Bob wasn't trying to manipulate Alice. He genuinely feels that way.
- Double Subverted: Bob is manipulating Alice into thinking he genuinely feels that way.
- Parodied: Take the zig-zagged or deconstructed example and think of it in a more humorous way.
- Zig Zagged: Alice manipulates Bob into thinking he's manipulating her.
- Averted: Bob never manipulates others.
- Enforced: "We need someone to take advantage of The Hero's kindness".
- Lampshaded: "All you told me were lies! You were just using me!"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: Alice knows Bob is trying to manipulate her, but plays dumb so that Bob lets his guard down.
- Defied: Alice knows Bob is trying to manipulate her, and calls him out on it.
- Discussed: Bob and Steve talk about the moral implications of manipulating Alice.
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Nobody trusts Bob because he keeps manipulating them.
- Reconstructed: Bob plays the long game with his evil plans and frames other people, so nobody catches on.
- Played For Laughs: Bob manipulates Alice into doing only slightly evil things, like not recycling.
Wouldn't the world be a better place if you just went back to the Manipulative Bastard