Playing With / The Real Man

Basic Trope: A player of a tabletop role-playing game that likes to fight with their characters.
  • Straight: Jake's characters are combat-oriented and he actively searches for fights.
  • Exaggerated: Jake gets bored after 10 seconds of peace and starts a Bar Brawl.
  • Downplayed: Jake is fairly skilled in both roleplaying and combat aspects, but he prefers the strategy of combat a bit more, and so tailors some of his character's traits to that end.
  • Justified: Fighting is the point of the game.
  • Inverted: Jake's characters are diplomacy-oriented and he evades fights as much as possible.
  • Subverted: When a fight starts, Jake doesn't go in...
  • Double Subverted: ...because he's busy swapping his dagger out for his sword.
  • Parodied: Jake is a Leeroy Jenkins who rushes headlong to the slightest sign of combat, even if it's a slap fight.
  • Zig Zagged: Jake is The Roleplayer. Some of his characters have reasons to get in lots of fights, others don't.
  • Averted: Jake doesn't actively search for fights.
  • Enforced: The adventure is a dungeon crawl and thus heavily combat-oriented. Since Jake doesn't want to roll up a new character a couple of times per session, he makes and plays his character according to the "The Real Man" rationale.
  • Lampshaded: "Why does Jake love to fight so much?"
  • Invoked: Jake starts raising his character to be strong, believing he'll clear a lot of quests fast this way.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The entire party is full of diplomatic roleplayers that dislike combat.
  • Discussed: "Jake, we're sick of all this Roll Playing. Come back when you can do something besides fight."
  • Conversed: "Ever notice how any time people play an RPG in fiction there's a lot of fighting?"
  • Deconstructed: Due to Jake's eagerness to start unnecessary or dangerous fights, he's kicked off the team.
  • Reconstructed: When the team is nearly defeated by a powerful enemy, Jake comes to their rescue.

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