Playing With: That Man Is Dead

Basic Trope: A character has decided to become in that alter ego forever and declares the original persona dead.
  • Straight: Alice calls Bob by his name, but he says "Bob is dead. Call me Robert."
  • Exaggerated: Robert not only rejects his old name, but every aspect of his old appearance and personality.
  • Downplayed: Robert does not outright reject his old name, but he is visibly unconformable with being called by it.
  • Justified: Bob, playing the role of Robert, is Becoming the Mask.
  • Inverted: Bob gets a split personality named Robert, and when he discovers this says that "Robert has been born."
  • Subverted: "Bob? He's taking a long vacation until I can make the streets safe. I'm Robert for now."
  • Double Subverted: "For now" turns out to be indefinite.
  • Parodied: Alice upon being given the "that man is dead" line assumes that Robert is Bob's identical twin and is sorry that Bob died.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob has decided to become himself again.
  • Enforced: The writers want to show just how far gone Bob is, so they have him declare that Bob is dead, and to call him Robert.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Bob tells people that That Man Is Dead to unnerve his enemies, who become convinced that Bob has turned Darker and Edgier.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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