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Playing With: The Stoic
Basic Trope: Someone who shows (almost) no emotion, regardless of what happens.
  • Straight: Bob generally shows no emotions, whatsoever.
  • Exaggerated: Bob shows no emotion, ever. Even when his wife fell sick, when his daughter had her first birthday, at holidays, when his sister has an accident, when his little cat dies...
  • Downplayed: Bob does show emotion, but not to the same extent as his peers. When the situation calls to be happy, whereas other people would be cheering and have their arms in the air, Bob just has a slight smile. Or, when the situation calls to be angry, whereas other people would be shouting and making spit fly everywhere, Bob just gives a Death Glare.
  • Justified:
    • Bob is an extremely powerful sorcerer who suppresses his emotion, because otherwise he will lose control of his powers.
    • Bob comes from a race where emotion is either suppressed or nonexistent.
    • Bob has found it... easier to not be emotional, either because he's that professional or because of an event in his past, but either way he has an easier time coping by being stoic.
    • Bob is a strict adherent of a philosophy that demands suppression of emotions.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob starts showing his emotions to his True Companions, showing himself to have a Sugar and Ice Personality.
  • Double Subverted: ...Except it was just that his stoic facade fell for a moment.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob is so silent, he doesn't even react to the most ridiculous of circumstances.
    • All of Bob's reactions are ridiculously inexpressive, ex. When tickled, he only responds "Ha ha ha" in an stoic manner.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob has multiple personalities, which means he'll be stoic sometimes, highly emotional, other times, and yet other times, right in the middle.
  • Averted: Bob was never stoic. He emotes just as much as the rest of the cast.
  • Enforced: "Alice is extremely Hot-Blooded, so let's have Bob be a contrast to that."
  • Lampshaded: "You, know, Bob, normal people would be whooping and cheering right now."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: The Big Bad relies on transforming into the things that scare the heroes the most to defeat them. Bob's stoicism makes it so the Big Bad has no idea what he fears, allowing Bob to defeat him.
  • Defied: Bob's friends and family try their hardest to turn Bob into a Kuudere.
  • Discussed: "I wonder if Bob actually feels anything, or he really is that unemotional."
  • Conversed: "How does Bob hide his emotions so well?"
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob's stoicism drives him into isolation, because the society he lives in values displays of emotion, or shuns those who refuse to show such.
    • Bob's stoicism is a sign that something is wrong with him.
  • Reconstructed: Bob finds his way to a society where displays of emotion are rare and his ways can be accepted.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob acts cool and collected all the time, even in the most ludicrous situations.
  • Played For Drama: In a moment where his stoic facade drops, Bob reveals that he's stoic because he doesn't want pity for the things that have happened to him.

Let's go back to The Stoic, but in the meantime, try to show a little feeling.

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