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Playing With: Sabotutor
Basic Trope: A character attempts to sabotage someone they're teaching.
  • Straight: Alice asks Bob to help teach her to drive. He teaches her to run red lights.
  • Exaggerated: Alice asks Bob to help teach her to drive. He teaches her to run red lights, ignore all stop signs, and road race the cops when they try to pull her over.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice asks Bob to help teach her to drive. He wants her to fail her driving test, so he refuses.
    • Alice asks Bob to help teach her to drive. He doesn't teach her anything outright false, but he has a deliberately hard-to-understand teaching style, doesn't answer her questions, or withholds some information by pretending he doesn't know.
  • Justified:
    • Bob dislikes Alice.
    • Bob doesn't want anyone doing better than him at anything.
    • Bob is a major Jerk Ass.
    • Alice is Bob's daughter and he's trying to prevent her from growing up too fast.
    • When she asks Bob for help, Alice is trying to mooch off Bob's work and then take credit for it. This is Bob's revenge.
  • Inverted: Alice loudly and publicly asks Bob to help teach her to drive. After he's done teaching her, she very conspicuously crashes her car and blames Bob.
  • Subverted: Bob teaches Alice to run red lights, but it's very clear he's joking.
  • Double Subverted: ...At least, he claims to be joking...
  • Parodied: Bob teaches Alice to run red lights, ignore all signage, and flip off cops...but it turns out to be the way you drive well in this universe.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice asks Bob to teach her to drive. He agrees and helps her out to the best of his ability.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: "Bob, can you help me drive? After a bit I'll be a much better driver than you." "Grr...."
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Bob, can you help teach me to drive? And I wasn't born yesterday...I'll recognize if you're screwing with me."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

"Ok, now include the link I gave you." "Back to Sabotutor...hey, wait! That's not the right link!" "You're doing it wrong...here's the main page."

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