Playing With / Secret Keeper

Basic Trope: A character agrees to keep another character's secret.
  • Straight: Alice discovers that her best friend, Kate, is a werewolf and agrees to keep it.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is suspicious that Kate is hiding something from her so she follows her to discover her secret: she's a werewolf. Kate sees her and asks Alice if she can keep this from anybody which she agrees.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified:
    • Alice expect to call favors from Kate in the future.
    • Alice is a werewolf (or a ghoul, or a mage, or a changeling) too, and plans to tell Kate sometimes in the future... after Kate feels comfortable having her around.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice sells Kate's secret to the media.
    • An elaborate Masquerade is in place to make sure Alice, the only person who doesn't know Kate is a werewolf, never finds out.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...But Kate eventually learns that Alice knows her secret and then asks her to keep it.
    • ...But then asks Bob to keep the secret, as well.
    • Alice tells Bob Kate's secret... that Kate is a vampire.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice never finds out that Kate is a werewolf.
    • Everybody knows that werewolves exist, and Kate happens to be one of them.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Kate chooses Alice as a friend just so that she can keep her werewolfism a secret.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discused: "Don't worry, your secret's safe with me."
  • Conversed: "Yeah, her secret's safe alright... But for how long??"
  • Deconstructed: Alice is having a nervous breakdown over trying not to spill the beans. She becomes increasingly paranoid, misinterpreting everything she hears as a reference to Kate's furry little secret.

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