Playing With / River of Insanity

Basic Trope: The crazy leader of the party decides to continue down the path despite everyone else thinking they should stop and save themselves.
  • Straight: Hiro insists on continuing his expedition into the jungle, despite the fact that his party members are exhausted, sick, or dying.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Hiro insists on continuing his expedition into Eldritch Abomination's lair, even though almost everyone in the party is on the brink of dying.
    • Hiro would rather kill off his injured crewmen so they don't get in the way rather than go back get some help.
  • Downplayed: Hiro is suffering from PTSD and their raft has some problems over rapids, but neither affect the outcome of the events too much.
  • Justified:
    • Whatever the party is after, or needs to do, will prevent the world from being destroyed.
    • After being Chased by Angry Natives, Hiro and co. are forced into using a randomly picked raft and go upstream, where the natives won't dare to follow. Leaving a few people behind had its toll on Hiro's mind.
  • Inverted: Hiro's party members want to continue the expedition, but Hiro thinks it's a horrible idea.
  • Subverted: Hiro's crew keeps going on despite their injuries, until one member falls unconscious from his injuries. Hiro then decides to go back...
  • Double Subverted: ... to leave the unconscious person in a safer place. Then he goes deeper in the jungle.
  • Parodied: Hiro drags his party down into a patch of wilderness covered in danger signs, stating that there's nothing to worry about, even as half the expedition party is being attacked by eldritch abominations.
  • Zig Zagged: While Hiro is clearly out of his mind, his expedition fares well and without casualities, so his men follow him regardless.
  • Averted: The party is well-prepared for their journey, have rested enough, they use a well-built boat and their leader Hiro is perfectly sane. Nothing goes wrong for the whole journey.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "I've got a bad feeling about this..."
  • Invoked: "So what now? We take the boat upstream and wait till you go mad?"
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: Hiro calls off the expedition when his party members are in no condition to carry on any longer.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Hiro's actions causes his party to desert him, as he obviously does not care for their welfare.
  • Reconstructed: Hiro's former allies manage to return to civilisation and get treatment, while Hiro knows enough about the area that he can identify that he is close to his objective. After a short walk and a few more scrapes with death, Hiro finally completes the expedition by himself.

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