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Playing With: Personal Rain Cloud
Basic Trope: A particularly depressed character is seen with a raincloud over his head.
  • Straight: Bob is feeling blue and a dark rain cloud appears over his head.
  • Exaggerated: The rain cloud is sending a downpour of rain on Bob's head and striking him with lightning even when he's indoors.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Bob has the power to control the weather depending on his mood and the personal raincloud comes with the package.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob gets his own personal sunbeam when he's happy.
    • Or he gets the sunbeam when he is depressed.
    • Or it rains everywhere... Except on him.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob is depressed and a cloud forms over his head, but the cloud is only a thought bubble.
    • Or it looks like it started raining on Bob when he got depressed, only for it to turn out it's actually raining all over the town.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But then Bob stops thinking, the thought bubble is removed, and Bob's personal raincloud is revealed.
    • Or it then turns out that the rain all over the town is just a really big Personal Raincloud.
  • Parodied: Bob is always depressed and always has a raincloud follow him, so he is always carrying an umbrella.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob's depression causes a cloud to appear over his head, but then he cheers up, but the cloud doesn't go away. This makes him depressed, and then the cloud goes away. Bob begins to wonder what the cloud was supposed to signify to begin with.
  • Averted: Bob is depressed, but no clouds show up.
  • Enforced: "We need a visual symbol to let the viewers now how severe Bob's depression is."
  • Lampshaded: "Your raincloud is darker than usual. Is everything okay?"
  • Invoked: Bob's cloud is a Gypsy Curse that he got after complaining (unnecessarily) too much about his "terrible" life.
  • Exploited: Bob needs water, so forces himself to think depressing thoughts to make his raincloud appear.
  • Defied: Bob resolves to be happy all the time.
  • Discussed: "If Bob's raincloud is obstructing your view of the movie, just ask him to move."
  • Conversed: "Does nobody think it's strange that all those depressed people have clouds over their heads?"
  • Deconstructed: The raincloud is a bother on all of Bob's friends, always getting their floors wet and causing them to slip, and always striking them with lightning. His friends have had enough and kicks Bob out of their lives. Bob becomes lonely which only adds to his depression. He dies out on the street cold and alone.
  • Reconstructed: Bob becomes slightly depressed which causes a small cloud to materialize over his head, although it's nothing serious. But the cloud messes with his perception, causing him to miss some of the positive things that happen in his life, which causes him to become even more depressed, which causes the cloud to become bigger and darker. As the cloud grows, it starts causing problems, which only adds to Bob's other problems, causing Bob to become more depressed and causing the cloud to become bigger and more fierce. Bob's friends sees the cloud and tries to help Bob through his depression. Through therapy, supplemental medication, and the support of his friends, Bob manages to keep the cloud under control, although it never goes away completely.

Don't be sad. Head on back to Personal Raincloud.

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