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Playing With: Took a Level in Kindness
Basic Trope: Character becomes nicer over time.
  • Straight: Bob used to be a Jerkass, but now he's a pretty nice guy..
  • Exaggerated: Heel-Face Turn.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted: ...But then then he discovers that Good Feels Good, and decides to be nicer to everyone.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged:
  • Averted: Bob never becomes less of a Jerk Ass.
  • Enforced: Circumstances outside of his control force Bob to be nicer than he usually is.
  • Lampshaded: "Bob has gotten a lot nicer lately, hasn't he?"
  • Invoked: Bob declares that he's going to start being nicer to people.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: People keep expecting Bob to turn nicer eventually, but he never does.
  • Discussed: "You know Bob, you've been acting a lot nicer lately."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob tries to be a nicer person, but can't manage to pull it off because nobody will forgive him for being a jerk in the past.
    • Bob tries to be better person, only to discover that Humans Are Bastards, and trying to be nice makes him vulnerable.
  • Reconstructed: However, despite all his problems Bob persists in trying to be a better person, and eventually succeeds.

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