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Playing With: The Pig Pen
Basic Trope: Someone whose hygiene is lacking.
  • Straight: Bob is often covered in dirt.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is so dirty that no one remembers what he actually looks like.
  • Downplayed: Bob is often somewhat sweaty, but his hygiene is reasonably good.
  • Justified:
    • Bob has been working in the garden, painting, or doing some other sort of messy activity
    • Bob is so wrapped up in doing X, Y, and Z that he hasn't had time to shower, or forgot.
  • Inverted: Bob is always extremely clean, and showers several times a day.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob leaves the house reasonably clean.
    • Bob doesn't really look dirty
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: Everyone is like this.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob leaves the house clean, only to get dirty, take a shower, and get dirty again not long afterwards.
  • Averted: Bob showers regularly.
  • Enforced: "We need to show that Bob is a Straw Loser."
  • Lampshaded: "When was the last time you bathed, Bob?"
  • Invoked: Bob goes to a Sci-Fi, Anime, or other such convention, and is too excited to think about mundane things like taking a shower.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob doesn't like to get dirty, so he showers regularly.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: If Bob never showers, he could get all sorts of health problems. Not to mention, he'll be sort of unpleasant to be around.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob just can't keep himself clean, no matter how hard he tries.
  • Played For Drama: People stop wanting to hang out with Bob because he smells bad.

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