Zig Zagged: Sam and Bob enter the forbidden castle despite the danger. However it turns out that they were just superstitious because of the wizard that used to live there. However the descendants of his creations still roam about so they were right about the danger. Then Sam and Bob find two enchanted broadswords that grow stronger the more courageous the wielder is, become heroes, and effortlessly dispatch the monsters.
Averted: Sam and Bob are not any more inclined to do dumb things than any other character.
Enforced: "You need to get in them into the haunted house somehow."
Lampshaded: "You know, this looks just like the haunted house in all the horror flicks — imagine what all our friends will say when we tell them!"
Invoked: The vampire moves into a rickety old house to lure prey.
Exploited: Survival of the fittest requires these actions.
Defied: "Go in there? No way! Look, just because I'm a kid doesn't mean I'm stupid!"
Discussed: "Itís amazing what being called a chicken does to people...."
Conversed: "... Oh come on! I don't care if you can't see the fourth wall, you are CLEARLY GOING TO DIE IN THERE!"