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Playing With: Through His Stomach
Basic Trope: A character feeds another because of affectionate feelings.
  • Straight: Jane invites John, her crush, over for a home-cooked meal after a rough day at the office.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Jane quits her job to work as John's unpaid cook because of his hard work.
    • Jane's cooking is so wonderful, John falls for and proposes to her after just one bite.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Jane is a chef and loves to cook, especially for those she cares about.
  • Inverted:
    • Jane reminds John not to eat because she knows he's on a diet.
    • Jane eats a lot more for John, to gain weight for him.
  • Subverted:
    • Jane offers John a box of chocolates, but they turn out to be gags.
    • Jane cooks for John because John pays her to do so, not out of love.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Except that's only one of them.
    • But even if John had never hired her, Jane would still be willing to cook for John.
  • Parodied:
    • John is morbidly obese because of Jane's supplying him with food.
    • John proposes to Jane solely for her cooking ability.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Jane never cooks for John.
  • Enforced: "Feeding will show she can cook and her tender heart."
  • Lampshaded: "Jane cooked something for John. Think she likes him?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: John's on a tight budget, and leads Jane on because he likes the free meals.
  • Defied: "Just because I like you doesn't mean I'm cooking for you."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Jane seems to really like John. Do you think she'll cook for him?"
  • Deconstructed:
    • Jane's feeding John is an attempt to make him dependent on her.
    • Jane is so shy, the only way she can express her feelings is though cooking, but John doesn't know that. From his perspective, Jane is just a nice girl who likes to cook for him.
  • Reconstructed:
    • But her feelings are genuine, she's just learning to cope with them.
    • One day, Jane gives John a cake with the words "I love you" on it. John immediately realizes why Jane cooked for him, and the two officially become a couple, with Jane still cooking for John.

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