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Playing With: "Super Sentai" Stance
Basic Trope: The heroes go into a coordinated posing routine designed to look "cool".
  • Straight: Upon transforming to their Superhero forms, the Trope Force engages in a posing routine and roll-call.
  • Exaggerated: The posing routine is ten minutes long, closer to a carnival act.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: As a safety factor, the posing is necessary to activate Trope Force's full power.
  • Inverted: The villains, upon teleporting into the scene, do a posing routine.
  • Subverted: "Trope Red!" "Trope Blue!" "Trope..". "YOU FOOLS! You're leaving yourself wide open! Attack now!"
  • Double Subverted:: "Hmm...nah. Trope Black!" "Trope Yellow!"
  • Parodied: The Trope Force use extremely flamboyant poses more suitable for a Magical Girl Warrior... Except they're all men!note 
  • Zig-Zagged: "Trope..". "HE'S GETTING AWAY!!" "Fine. Skip the poses".
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: The author is doing a Sentai series.
  • Lampshaded: "I'm surprised they didn't run away while we posed!"
  • Invoked: "Aww, come on! We're superheroes! Superheroes have to do awesome poses".
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "I don't care! It wastes time, and it looks stupid! We are not doing the poses".
  • Discussed: "Actually, I wanted to talk to you; that posing routine...I don't think it looks very cool".
  • Conversed: "Those poses look ridiculous! How do the actors do it with such a straight face?"
  • Deconstructed: In the time it took for the Trope Force to pose, the villains accomplished their goals and bid a hasty retreat.
  • Reconstructed: The team only has one quick group pose, then cuts straight into the action.

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