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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.
  • 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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