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Playing With: What the Hell, Hero?
Basic Trope: The hero gets called out for acting like a bad guy.
  • Straight: The Hero attempts to Shoot A Dog and his teammates object.
  • Exaggerated: The action was so heinous, that even the big bad calls him out.
  • Downplayed: The Hero steals a cookie from the cookie jar and gets scolded over it.
  • Justified:
    • If the Hero hadn't been called out, he would have kept sliding down the slippery slope.
    • Up until now, the Hero has been a paragon of justice and humanity, so this act is surprising to his teammates, who can't help but wonder.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted: The hero has a justification for what he did... but after hearing it, the one calling him out still says he shouldn't have done it.
  • Parodied: The hero Pokes The Poodle, and everyone forms an angry mob over it.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • The objector tends to overreact to the smallest thing; however, when the hero commits a truly horrible act, he's the only one to call him out. The hero justifies his actions with I Did What I Had to Do, which the objector agrees with... until pointing out there was another way. Said option was workable, but involved massive risk and could have resulted in Heroic Sacrifice; it's left unanswered whether the hero's solution was more pragmatic or not.
    • The objector calls out the hero arbitrarily, so it's impossible to tell whether it's out of moral objection or something else.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: "We must create tension. Quick, call him out for doing something bad!"
  • Lampshaded: "Aw, man! This is gonna be one of those talks where you guys yell at me for needless property damage again, isn't it?"
  • Invoked: The Hero specifically selects a Lancer who will call him out so as to prevent himself from falling freely to evil.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
  • Discussed: "Ugh, The Hero might be "good and all", but you know he's going to slip up and we are not going to let him get away with it then."
  • Conversed: "Finally! Someone called out the hero for being a douche."

What's the big idea, leaving a link back to What the Hell, Hero??

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