: Both choices given have negative consequences.
- Straight: Draco kidnaps Alice and Carol, and gave their love interest Bob a choice of saving one, while he kills the other.
- Exaggerated: Draco is holding everyone Bob holds dear at ransom, as well as the entire world. Bob can only save one.
- Downplayed: Draco kidnaps Alice and Carol, and gave their love interest Bob a choice of saving one, while he leaves the other alone, in Detroit.
- Justified: Draco wants to hit Bob where it REALLY hurts.
- Inverted: Draco gave Bob pizza and vanilla-flavored ice-cream, both his favorite food. Bob was given a choice to eat one of them first.
- Subverted: Draco purports to have captured Alice and Carol. Bob gets there only to find that they have freed themselves.
- Double Subverted: ...only to be kidnapped again.
- Parodied: Draco got hold of a fire-truck toy and a spinning top, and gave their owner Bob a choice of 'saving' one, while he puts the other in a toy box.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Bob does not have to make a choice of such magnitude.
- Enforced: "We have to establish what Bob values the most."
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Knowing about Bob's 2-love interests, Draco kidnaps Alice and Carol first.
- Exploited: This leads Bob into a Heroic BSOD, making his defeat easier.
- Defied: Bob broke off his relationships to prevent them from getting into danger.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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