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Playing With: With Us or Against Us
Basic Trope: The philosophy that not choosing a side is the same as being against it.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob are in the middle of a fight. She forces Charlie to join her, and if he rejects, then Alice considers him an enemy.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob are in the middle of a fight. She forces Charlie to join her, and if he rejects, Alice and Bob will put aside their differences and kill Charlie.
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob are in the middle of a fight. She tells Charlie to join her, and if he rejects, then Alice goes around complaining about it.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Alice knows that Charlie favors Bob, so she encourages him to remain nuetral.
    Alice: "Charlie, if you're for me, then you're my enemy."
  • Subverted: "I s'pose that doesn't make you my enemy, since that's technically neutrality."
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Choosing neither side doesn't make Charlie an enemy.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "You guys love moral objectivism, don't you?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Bob makes sure their fights happen in places with reasonable amounts of neutral fighters around. As none of them help Alice, she now sees all of them as her enemies.
  • Defied: Alice knows that even though Charlie didn't choose to join her, this wasn't his fight to begin with.
  • Discussed: "Do we really need to add everyone neutral to our list of enemies? We have enough as it is!"
  • Conversed: "Someone has been reading a lot of Ayn Rand's books."
  • Deconstructed: Alice's idea that you are either on her side or against it results in her gaining a ridiculous number of enemies, and eventually she gets in a fight she can't win.

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