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Basic Trope: A rare nice event happens to the Butt Monkey for a change.
Straight: Melanie spends most of her time on the Alice and Bob show being humiliated by the other characters, having horrible, implausible accidents happening to her, and is the punchline to every joke. Nothing ever seems to go right for her, and she's the only heroic main character to never end a episode happy. One day, she wakes up to find that not only has her improbable misfortune stopped, but she actually finds 50 dollars on the floor. To make matters better, she ends up being the one who saves the day from Emperor Evulz and is praised by everyone as a hero.
Defied: Just as things start to miraculously look up for Melanie, she's avoided every punch in the episode so far, she's getting compliments from superior fighters, she finds herself a cool new sword, a anvil randomly drops on her head and knocks her out. Damien remarks that the natural balance of the world has been restored.
Discussed: "You know, out of all the people to ride off into the sunset victorious in the end, I still can't believe it's Melanie." "Yeah well, God knows she's earnt it."
Conversed: "Huh. Shouldn't Melanie be lying unconscious in a garbage can by now?" "Usually. Guess the writers must be trying to appeal to her fanbase."
Be kind to the unabridged page for once, and go back to Throw the Dog a Bone . I'm sure your presence would prove a rare treat for them.