: A moment that's supposed to be serious turns out funny.
- Straight: Edmund murders Bob with a revolver. However, Bob dies with one of the inappropriately used Stock Screams, making it funny.
- Downplayed: Bob's death scene is still somewhat sad, but also kind of funny.
- Justified: Bob's whole existence revolves around being funny, so that even when a serious moment comes up, the best he can do is sound like a Stock Scream.
- Subverted: Narm Charm
- Double Subverted: What was Narm Charm at first, has become Hilarious in Hindsight.
- Parodied: Stylistic Suck
- Zig Zagged: Bob's murder turns out to be extremely narmy, but Alice's death is extremely tragic.
- Averted: A dramatic moment succeeds in being, well, dramatic.
- Enforced: Executive Meddling demands that the scene be softened as they think it's "too scary" and it goes too far.
- Lampshaded: "Stop that laughing, I'm being serious!"
- Invoked: "I think they're taking this too seriously, so I'm going to join in as ridiculously as possible."
- Exploited: Stylistic Suck
- Defied: "I'm not going to be funny at all here. Nope, gonna avoid all silliness. This is going to sound serious, because I am serious."
- Discussed: "If he'd be more over-the top when saying that, it would actually be rather funny"
- Conversed: "That was supposed to be dramatic? HA!"
- Deconstructed: Bob wants to be taken seriously, but the harder he tries, the more he gets laughed at. This makes him hateful and distrustful of everyone around him.
- Reconstructed: Bob realizes that even though he's not getting the reaction he was looking for, the Narm Charm still makes his performance enjoyable for the audience.
- Intended Audience Reaction: When Bob gets shot and dies, he makes a funny face, turning this would-have-been tragic moment into a funny one. Word of God confirms that it was intended to come off as funny.
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