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Playing With: [Trope Name] Injokes
Basic Trope: [A one sentence summary of the trope... Stolen from Laconic Wiki]
  • Straight: Example of the trope using bizarre names on the basis that Alice and Bob is too boring.
    • Unnecessary additional straight example that's pretty much just a rewording of the above. Failure to fix the indentation after adding another example.
    • Example using two names that are almost identical. Unfortunately, distinguishing between the characters is important if you want to understand what's going on. (The indentation is still not fixed.)
  • Exaggerated: An instruction to See Parodied, even though the point of this page is to point out the differences between them.
    • The trope played to at least two orders of magnitude more than you will ever see.
  • Downplayed: The trope played perfectly straight, but with the addition of words like "a bit" and "slightly".
  • Justified: An excuse for why the trope makes sense in the works of This Troper's favorite author.
    • Another justification, improperly indented.
      • Another justification (indentation starts getting worse) which amounts to saying that it's OK because the whole thing is a work of fiction anyway.
    • The second justification in different words.
    • An example of the trope being enforced.
  • Inverted:
    • The trope played perfectly straight but with a Gender Flip, even though the trope has nothing to do with gender.
    • The trope being Averted.
  • Subverted: Something that is Not a Subversion...
  • Double Subverted: ...and leads to the trope being played perfectly straight.
  • Parodied: An instruction to See Exaggerated.
  • Zig Zagged: A confusing mess that would justify any professional writer being taken out and shot.
  • Averted:
    • Metaphysical proposal of a universe in which the trope's existence would be logically impossible.
    • The trope being Inverted.
  • Enforced: The trope being played perfectly straight, but with emphasis on the fact that the writers knew they were doing it.
  • Lampshaded: "A description of the trope being played perfectly straight, but in quotation marks!"
  • Invoked: The trope being Discussed.
    • The trope being Exploited.
  • Exploited: The trope being Invoked.
  • Defied: The trope being Subverted.
    • The trope being Averted.
  • Discussed:
    • "The trope actually being Conversed!"
    • "The trope actually being Lampshaded!"
  • Conversed: "More of the same, proving that This Troper thinks all three are the exact same thing!"
  • Implied: The trope explicitly not happening, but someone with a chip on their shoulder wants to complain about it anyway.
  • Deconstructed:
    • The trope played perfectly straight, but with several horrible twists that put the characters through hell and give unwanted insight into the darkest recesses of This Troper's psyche.
    • The audience reacting negatively to this trope.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Plotted A Good Waste:
    • A bunch of ???s because nobody knows what to do with this category.
    • The trope is done on purpose by the creators, even though the trope is normally done intentionally.
  • Played For Laughs: An instruction to See Parodied.
  • Played For Drama:
    • An instruction to See Deconstructed, despite the fact that they're entirely different things.
    • The character(s) is/are Driven to Suicide.note  Bonus Points if it was triggered by something relatively mundane/not-worthy, therefor coming up as extremely jarring or even darkly humorous.

A link to [Trope Name] Injokes shoehorned into a vaguely self-referential joke.

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