Playing With / Off the Table

Basic Trope: Character A rejects character B's offer. Later, character A changes his mind, but Character B doesn't extend the offer to him.
  • Straight: Charlie rejects Bob's offer to join him and his True Companions, but as he later changes his mind, Bob and his friends rejected to give the offer.
  • Exaggerated: Charlie rejects Bob's offer to join him and his friends, but as Bob changes his mind, Bob and his friends assaulted him, making a point that he can't get the offer.
  • Downplayed: Charlie is allowed to join Bob's team after initially rejecting the offer, but only as an "associate" rather than as a "companion", which has better job benefits.
  • Justified:
    • Charlie rejected the offer in a rather vain and snobbish manner, and to have the heroes reject him was more of a well-deserved karma.
    • Or, Bob and his friends are all plain jerkasses who only reject Charlie out of pettiness.
    • Bob and his friends come from a culture that making a decision is final and they cannot be given the offer once they have rejected it.
    • Bob and his friends have to have some time to get things ready to go, and Charlie changed his mind after it was too late for them to include him—something that Charlie may even have been told when the offer got made.
  • Inverted: Charlie accepts Bob's offer to join him and his friends, but as he changes his mind, Bob tells him that he can't.
  • Subverted: Bob lets Charlie join...
  • Double Subverted: But with a trial period that's so heavily restricted Charlie doesn't feel like he's on the team at all.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob and his friends don't reject Charlie and gave him the offer even if he rejected it at first.
  • Enforced: The writer wants to teach the audience to take the offer that is given to you when you had the chance.
  • Lampshaded: "Why are you guys doing this? I've changed my mind! You can't reject me like that!
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Your decision is final. I can't give the offer to you even if you wanted it. It's too late. It's Off the Table.
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