Playing With: Witness Protection
: A character is given a new home and a new identity as protection in exchange for testimony against an individual or an organization.
- Straight: Alice Jones testifies against The Don, and has her name changed to Anne Smith and is moved out with her husband and children to a small town in farm country.
- Downplayed: Alice moves across the street and her new name is Alison, when she doesn't slip and give the old name. Nobody is fooled but the baddies.
- Justified: If members of The Mafia have a way of finding Alice and/or members of her immediate family, they could harm or kill her (and her husband and kids, too).
- Inverted: A criminal organization gives a criminal a new identity after they've committed a crime, to help them hide from the law.
- Subverted: Alice moves away to the aforementioned small town, but is not part of a government program.
- Double Subverted: But she has changed her name and her hair color, and her past history is a bit sketchy.
- Parodied: Alice goes into WP for doing something mildly embarrassing, like tripping on the stairs in front of everyone.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Alice is not placed in WP and goes about her normal life.
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Alice testifies against The Don in a high-profile, federal case.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Alice doesn't want to be put into a program that would force her to start all over again from scratch and decides to take her chances.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Alice misses her family and friends, and worries if they might be in danger, too. And what if someone finds her?
- Reconstructed: Alice does everything in her power to keep her identity secret and makes new friends, and starts a new life. She knows that contacting old family and friends could put herself and her family in danger.
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