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Playing With: Neutralno Longer
Basic Trope: A neutral character finally chooses a side.
  • Straight:
    • Good - Ichigo spends the remainder of his time refraining from choosing a side until he finally aligns with Hiro and the other heroes to defeat Emperor Evulz.
    • Evil - Ichigo spends the remainder of his time refraining from choosing a side until he chooses to side with Emperor Evulz to oppose the heroes.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Good - Ichigo dedicates his whole life to neutrality until he officially is the most heroic member of Hiro's team.
    • Evil - Ichigo dedicates his whole life in being neutral until he becomes Emperor Evulz' right hand man.
  • Downplayed:
    • Good - Ichigo is uninclined to no side, but even though he chooses to help the heroes, he's Heroic Neutral at best.
    • Evil - Ichigo is uninclined to no side, but even though he chooses to help the vilains, he's less of a villain than they are.
  • Justified:
    • Good - Ichigo saw that the villains has severely crossed the line by destroying his home land.
    • Evil - Ichigo thinks that siding with Emperor Evulz was easier and efficient than joining good.
  • Inverted: Ichigo was a good (or evil) character until he chooses neutrality.
  • Subverted:
    • Good - Ichigo sides with the heroes, but then returns to being neutral after realizing that Being Good Sucks.
    • Evil - Ichigo sides with the villains, but returns to being neutral because Being Evil Sucks.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Good - But Ichigo returns to the good side because kind-hearted hero Hiro convinced him that being good will be worth it on the long run.
    • Evil - But the villains convince him that there are some hot evil women they've met, so he joins their side again.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: Ichigo goes from neutral to good then backslides into neutrality, but decides to join evil then backslides into neutrality again...
  • Averted: Ichigo remains a neutral character.
  • Enforced: "The audience is bored with neutral characters. Let's have him join a side."
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Guess who's chosen to fight for the greater good and not for himself."
    • "Ah! Welcome to the dark side, my new friend!"
  • Invoked: The heroes and villains decide to team up to fight against Ichigo until he finally chooses a side.
  • Exploited: Whichever side Ichigo chooses uses his decision as propaganda to get other neutrals to join up.
  • Defied: "Hah! I'm choosing no one's side. Just my own."
  • Discussed: "Ichigo picked a side? I didn't expect that coming from him."
  • Conversed: "It's about time the writers made Ichigo choose a side instead of confusing us intelligent fans!"

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