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Playing With: Sickbed Slaying
Basic Trope: A person who is sick in bed is murdered, presumably in hopes that it will be passed off as a natural death.
  • Straight: Alice disguises herself as a doctor, visits Bob at a hospital, and gives him a lethal injection.
  • Exaggerated: Alice disguises herself as a doctor, goes to a hospital and moves from bed to bed giving every patient a lethal injection.
  • Downplayed: Alice disguises herself as a doctor, visits Bob at a hospital, and gives him a non-lethal injection that will send him into a coma.
  • Justified: Alice wants Bob out of the way, and the cover of a natural death serves her purposes.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice visits Bob in hospital, and he kills her.
    • Or, Alice saves Bob's life.
  • Subverted: Alice tries to poison Bob while he is on his sickbed, but he gets better.
  • Double Subverted: ...then has a relapse and dies.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice does not kill Bob on his sickbed.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Alice
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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