Playing With / The Bluebeard

Basic Trope: A man who married and murdered many women.
  • Straight: Bob married a wife, and then kills her. He then did the same with 4 other women.
  • Exaggerated: Bob married a wife, and then kills her. He then did the same with 49 other women.
  • Downplayed: Bob plans to do this, but is only on his second wife when he's caught.
  • Justified: All the women have been abusing Bob. Given the authorities already passed it off, Bob decided to take it into his own hands.
  • Inverted:
    • Black Widow
    • Bob resurrects dead women and then marries them.
  • Subverted: Bob eventually did not kill the latest woman he married.
  • Double Subverted: Until several years later.
  • Parodied: Bob shamelessly shows people his framed wives collection.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob's a repeat widower, but evidence is conflicted on whether he murdered them, the deaths were unrelated to Bob, or they all simply left and were presumed dead.
  • Averted: Even though Bob hates his wives (and does not learn from experience), he legally divorces them instead of murdering them.
  • Enforced: It's a story about a real life wife murderer who actually did this.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: What better way to get rid of a woman you hate than setting her up on a date with Bob?
  • Defied: Bob's prospective second wife gets suspicious about her predecessor's death and informs the police.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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