Playing With / Trademark Favorite Food

Basic Trope: A character likes a certain food, and it becomes part of their character.
  • Straight: Alice loves to eat apples, and her fondness for them becomes an integral part of her personality in both canon and fan works.
  • Exaggerated:
    • One bite of an apple causes Alice to have an earth-shattering orgasm.
    • Alice seems to eat nothing but apples.
    • Alice puts copious amount of applesauce on everything including hamburgers and soups.
  • Downplayed: Alice is shown eating apples several times, more often than she's shown eating anything else, but it's not commented on. It's still clear that they're her favorite food, though.
  • Justified:
    • Alice belongs to an alien species which treats apples like an addictive drug.
    • Alice is a vegetarian; if she could eat meat, it wouldn't really be one of her favourite foods.
    • She just really likes apples.
  • Inverted: Does Not Like Spam.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice eats an apple and spits it out in disgust.
    • Alice is seen eating an apple and enjoying it, but later reveals that they are not her favourite food.
  • Double Subverted:
    • She does this because the apple was bruised; she eats another apple and thoroughly enjoys it.
    • Alice is seen eating an apple and enjoying it, but later reveals that they are not her favourite food. She really likes peaches, though.
  • Parodied: The sight of an apple causes Alice to get Wingding Apple Eyes and eat it whole.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice switches to liking and hating apples on a daily basis.
  • Averted: Alice doesn't like apples more than any other food.
  • Enforced: The show is sponsored by the ACME Apple Co.
  • Lampshaded: "I knew you'd love the apples I brought you!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Alice falls into a trap because it was baited with apples.
  • Defied: Alice avoids eating apples more often than she eats any other type of fruit because she thinks having an obsession with a particular food is childish or embarrassing.
  • Discussed: "How come Alice is always eating apples?"
  • Conversed: This Alice Chick is always eating apples...like doesn't she eat anything else?
  • Deconstructed: The Big Bad Doctor Steel lures Alice towards him with apples and kills her.
  • Reconstructed: Alice gives him a whuppin' and steals the apples.
  • Plot Foundation: People in Real Life have favorite foods, too, and taking the time to flesh out thing like "what kind of foods does Alice like?" helps give her additional depth and relate to any other apple-loving members of the audience. (Also, she's an asshole. *ding*)

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