Playing With: Thrifty Scot
Basic Trope: A Scottish character is very thrifty and careful with his/her money.
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- Straight: Scottie is careful with his money and never buys anything unless it’s a bargain.
- Exaggerated: Scottie takes only things that are free and NEVER buys anything if he can help it.
- Downplayed: Given two functionally-similar products, Scottie will prefer the one with the lower price instead of the one with better quality or more features.
- Justified: Scottie used to be very poor and so he's used to a spartan lifestyle.
- Inverted: Scottie is a lavish spender who is always in debt because he buys more than he can afford.
- Subverted: Scottie says “I’ll only buy a wee bit here,” but then is shown to buy several very expensive items.
- Double Subverted: But it turns out these items were on sale and thus not as expensive as they normally would be. Scottie stockpiles them so he doesn't have to buy later.
- Parodied: On his deathbed, Scottie refuses treatment because it's too expensive.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Either the Scottish characters are no more thrifty than the others or else there are no Scottish character at all.
- Enforced: "We need to make sure people know this character is Scottish, so he has to be thrifty."
- Lampshaded: "Why are you so thrifty, Scottie? Is it because you're Scottish?"
- Invoked: Scottie feels he needs to honour his Scottish ancestry by being frugal.
- Exploited: Mr English frames Scottie for petty crimes that require the payment of small fines, knowing that Scottie will be incredibly annoyed without being much worse off.
- Defied: "These guys think all Scots are supposed to be cheap, eh? So I'll be as profligate as you please, just to mess with 'em!" "Scottie, you are aware that Scots are supposed to be contrarian, too!"
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Drama: Scottie's thrift costs him in some way:
A) Financially: The stuff he buys is so cheap it keeps breaking down, so he keeps having to repair or replace his purchases. The result is that he spends more.
B) Physically: The cheaper item is inferior and kills or injures him when it malfunctions.
C) Emotionally/Socially: Being cheap alienates his friends/leads him not to have any in the first place.
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