Playing With: The Spock

Basic Trope: An intelligent, stoic person, generally rounding out the Power Trio.
  • Straight: Steven is an intelligent, seemingly emotionless man, who acts as a contrast to Kyle and Mark.
  • Exaggerated: Steven has absolutely no emotions and does nothing before calculating all of the possible outcomes.
  • Downplayed: Steven has above average intelligence & is less emotional(ly expressive) than the other characters. But he still shows emotion, just not as much as the others.
  • Justified: Steven comes from a race where pure logic is emphasized, and emotions demonized.
  • Inverted: The McCoy
  • Subverted: Steven was played up as the Spock, but is less intelligent and/or more emotional than he seemed.
  • Double Subverted: ... But it turns out that Steven was roleplaying as someone less intelligent/more emotional than himself.
  • Parodied: Some values of Straw Vulcan played for laughs.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Steven is the Power Trio in the form of one person, due to either being a Mood-Swinger or having a Split Personality.
    • At first Steven appears to be The Stoic, but then he is shown to have wild emotions until someone tells him to get a grip. Then he reverts to his logical side, but still retains a spark of emotion that allows him to make decisions based on his instincts at times, but only after going over them logically ...
  • Averted: Steven is just as intelligent and emotional as those around him
  • Enforced:
    • "We're filming Star Trek."
    • "We need a character to be the other morality side - we already have one who's emotional and one that's sort of in-between."
  • Lampshaded: "Oh, another organic computer with legs. How dull."
  • Invoked:
    • Steven actively tries to be logical and stoic whether his attempts are successful or not.
    • A friend or family member teaches Steven how important it is to make keep his emotions under control and think ahead using logic in order to get ahead.
  • Exploited: The Big Bad uses his knowledge of Steven's method of solving problems to give him a situation with an extreme moral dilemma where all the sides are equally logical.
  • Defied: Steven manages to look on all sides of the issue, both emotional and logical.
  • Discussed: "He's really stoic, isn't he? He's always butting heads with Mark."
  • Conversed: "Why is there always a guy who runs on pure logic?"
  • Deconstructed: Steven's stoic attitude leads to people calling him cold and ruthless, despite the fact that he's supposed to be the good guy.
  • Reconstructed: Eventually, though, the people that matter in the story respect him as intelligent and a needed logical facet to the group.

Captain, the most logical course of action would be to go back to The Spock.