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Playing With: Mundane Made Awesome
Basic Trope: A mundane action is played to look more epic than normal.
  • Straight: Bob is running to get on an elevator, but the doors are closing, so he makes a slow-motion dive for it, complete with a Big "NO!".
  • Exaggerated: Every time Bob takes a step, blinks, or breathes, the scene goes to super slow-motion, Awesome Music plays, and there are several dramatic camera angles.
  • Downplayed: Bob is running to get to an elevator, it's clear the trip there was a lot more than just walking to the elevator.
  • Justified:
    • Bob is an actor practicing for a movie where he has to do a scene like that.
    • Bob's life is boring, so why not spice up his everyday life with awesomeness?
    • Large Ham
    • Bob is running to get on the elevator so he can escape before the building explodes. He is still just trying to get onto an elevator, though.
  • Inverted: Bob is fighting off the Big Bad, but the scene treats it as mundane as opening a door.
  • Subverted: It looks like Bob's about to dive for the elevator, but instead he turns and starts going up the stairs instead.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: Bob makes a leaping, slow-motion dive for the doors, along with awesome music, a Big "NO!", and everybody around him gasping in shock at how awesome it is. When Bob gets inside, he does a heroic pose and everybody applauds.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob treats some mundane actions dramatically, but does others normally.
  • Averted: Bob enters the elevator casually with elevator music.
  • Enforced: "We need to make this scene longer, so let's make it seem more awesome than it really is!"
  • Lampshaded: "We could've gone without the leap and giant 'NOOOOO!', Bob".
  • Invoked: See Justified.
  • Exploited: For Obfuscating Insanity, Bob always invokes a Narm-filled version of this. So, of course, Emperor Evulz sees nothing unusual on the spycams when Bob actually saves the world.
  • Defied: Bob starts to dive, but his friend Alice grabs him and tells him to just use the next elevator, which is currently open.
  • Discussed: "Yeah, sometimes I want to mop the floor wearing a Badass Longcoat and playing Ominous Latin Chanting..".
  • Conversed: "This show has mundane moments spiced up with epic. Perhaps the author ran out of ideas?"
  • Deconstructed: These kinds of scenes basically reek of Narm. In-universe, since Bob keeps doing these, he's seen as childish, and is laughed at.
  • Reconstructed: ....Which was the intention of the author or Bob.

Now...I have no choice. Destiny has lured me here... to go back to Mundane Made Awesome!

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