: A crowd is in danger of exploding into riot.
- Straight: The subjects of Troperville gather around the castle hoping for word that the king will send aid to a disasterous fire caused by soldiers. An officious guard tries to order them off, and someone throws a rock. The crowd follows the lead, beating up the guards, smashing up the windows, and spreads out.
- Exaggerated: The subjects gather to hear the king's speech, the princess, waiting, sneezes, and they erupt into a riot that spreads throughout the kingdom.
- Downplayed: The crowd listening to the king growls a little when he talks, but disburses afterwards.
- Justified: The king has a long history of causing and not compensating for trouble.
- Inverted: Ivan attempts to incite a rebellion among the poor - however the latest prince is too compassionate and the mob not only cheers but end up recruited!
- Subverted: The crowd is angry and shouting but never break out into a riot.
- Double Subverted: Until a glory seeking guard captain tries to break it up and shoots a pregnant woman. The crowd ensures that things end poorly for him.
- Parodied: No one can even remember why they're doing this!
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: The citizens of Troperville don't start a riot.
- Enforced: The producers demanded that the movie adaptation be Darker and Edgier so the crowd of protesters that join the heroes end up rioting.
- Lampshaded: "Mr. Lulz, there's a big unruly crowd here to see you."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: "Oh, look, another riot. Must be Monday."
- Conversed: ???
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