Playing With: Taken for Granite

Basic Trope: A character is turned into stone.
  • Straight: Alice, a Black Magician Girl, casts a spell on Bob Coolson and he turns into stone.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice casts a spell and everyone on the planet except her turns into stone.
    • Alice turns a water elemental into a stone elemental with her spell.
  • Downplayed: Alice's magic causes paralysis in her victims. They become as immoble as a statue, but are still flesh and blood.
  • Justified:
    • Alice dislikes Bob, who cannot bother her if he is a statue.
    • Alice is some kind of mythical monster whose gimmick is turning people to stone.
    • Bob just won't stay down after being burnt, sliced, electrocuted etc, so Alice turns him into immobile stone to finally stop him from fighting.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice turns herself to stone in order to protect herself from Bob.
    • David Atlas McMichaelangelo is actually a stone statue that can take on a human form.
    • Alice can turn stones into people.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob knew about Alice's magic, and has made himself immune to petrification.
    • Alice's spell fails to work because Bob is an elemental.
    • Bob is still able to move.
  • Double Subverted: Bob's clothes are still affected, effectively imprisoning him.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice's spell only takes partial effect; Bob is unharmed but his mineral deficiencies have been corrected.
    • Birds poop on Bob.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice changes Bob back to normal just long enough for him to answer a quick question, after which she thanks and re-petrifies him.
  • Averted: Alice kills Bob with another method.
  • Enforced: Alice and Bob are in a series that is, naturally, Merchandise-Driven. The toy manufacturers realize it's a lot easier to emboss Bob on a plastic rectangle than to mold him into something more three-dimensional.
  • Lampshaded: Bob is frozen in place with a curiously stony-faced expression.
  • Invoked: Alice studies the spell because she is vain and likes to have her conquests on display.
  • Exploited: Bob lets himself be turned to stone, so that anoher spell Drake cast on him would make Bob a mobile statue and that much stronger.
  • Defied: Alice passes over learning a petrification spell for one that kills people with other methods.
  • Discussed: "So she beats people and... turns them into lawn decorations?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice comes to realize that petrifying others is a terrible way to solve a verbal conflict and the guilt of Bob's permanent fate catches up with her.
  • Reconstructed: Alice overcomes this temporary bout of indecisiveness. She becomes a world-renowned sculptor and her immaculate works are on display in world-class gardens and museums the world over.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Other than being a mage, Alice is a painter. When she has to make a painting for someone, she petrifies the subject to make him or her stand still for the best result. She's a world-class thanks to this technique. (Of course she de-petrifies them later, otherwise she will be known as a world-class sculptor and a fugitive.)
    • Alice uses her statues as towel racks, hat racks, to tie up clotheslines, for her hammock...

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