: You can tell a character is serious because they call another character something different.
- Straight: Alice usually calls Robert by his nickname, "Bob". When she's in some sort of danger, she calls him Robert.
- Exaggerated: And when she's really in danger, she calls him "Mr. Troperson".
- Downplayed: When Alice is in danger, she calls Robert "Bob", but says his name in a funny way.
- Justified: It's an easy way for Bob to determine that something's off.
- Inverted: Alice usually calls Robert by his given name, even though he insists she should call him "Bob". When she starts to warm up to him, she indeed calls him Bob.
Alice: "Robert, can you..."
Robert: "Wait, you're not calling me Bob?"
Alice: "Yeah, I figured I'd actually start calling you Robert since you keep asking me to..."
- Double Subverted: ...But after thinking it through, Robert realizes that Alice wouldn't call him by his name for that reason alone, and deduces that she's in danger.
- Parodied: There's about 100 different names Alice will call Robert, each one corresponding to a different type of danger. Each time she talks to him he has to flip through a notebook to find out what's wrong.
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- Averted: Alice's name for Robert varies depending on her mood, not on any danger.
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