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Playing With: Reality Warper
Basic Trope: A character possesses the power to change reality with his/her/its mind.
  • Straight: Bob becomes able to conjure anything he wants merely by thinking it, and he uses it to make all his fantasies and desires come true.
  • Exaggerated: Bob becomes so powerful that he is completely omnipotent, and he recreates reality itself.
  • Downplayed: Bob can now alter the nature of some things around him if he focuses.
  • Justified: Bob is really a god who was reborn as a human.
  • Inverted: Bob the god wishes he was powerless, and suddenly finds that he is.
  • Subverted: It seems like Bob can change reality... until it's revealed that he's only a Master of Illusion.
  • Double Subverted: He's a Master of Illusion because Bob momentarily thought himself as one, which then became reality. He restores his actual status when he realizes this.
  • Parodied: Bob's powers are so vast that he is a Comically Invincible Hero who defeats the villains by slightly moving his finger.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob's powers ebb and flow. Some days he creates entire universes with stray hand gestures; other days he has to concentrate for basic telekinesis. The changes are possibly caused by how powerful he feels at the moment.
  • Averted: There are no Reality Warpers in the setting, even though the potential for having one is there (for instance, there are lots of superheroes and supervillains, with a wide range of superpowers).
  • Enforced: As the villains in their show get stronger and stronger over time, the producers eventually end up with a Big Bad who can change reality itself to face the heroes.
  • Lampshaded: "I can turn a city block into the biggest theme park you've ever seen with a wink of an eye. Can you imagine how many things I can turn you into the whole time we've been talking?"
  • Invoked: Bob finds an ancient tablet with a ritual inscribed on it that will turn him into a reality warper. He performs the ritual, and consequently can change reality.
  • Exploited: Another group tricks Bob into unknowingly using his powers for their own ends.
  • Defied: Bob finds an ancient tablet with a ritual inscribed on it that will turn him into a reality warper. He quickly destroys it because he knows the power would corrupt him.
  • Discussed: "A man for whom reality is but a plaything... let us hope he doesn't go mad with power."
  • Conversed: "The superhero in this comicbook can alter reality."
  • Deconstructed: Since Bob can now change reality, the power eventually gets to his head and he becomes a dangerous lunatic with a god-complex.
  • Reconstructed: After his power trip, he becomes increasingly distant from humanity as a whole, and eventually Ascends to a Higher Plane of Existence to join the Reality Warping Cosmic Entities.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob becomes a comedic buffoon because he simply thought about it.
  • Played For Drama: Bob turns his nightmares into reality because he simply thought about it.

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