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* BatmanGambit: Quite a few of Jerry's tag-evasion plans depended on the others reacting exactly the way they did in the film, such as whether Callahan or Chilli would be distracted from their plan to cover the exists by talking to Cheryl Deakins or which one of the group would try to tag him while collecting his tux.

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* BatmanGambit: Quite a few of Jerry's tag-evasion plans depended on the others reacting exactly the way they did in the film, such as whether Callahan or Chilli would be distracted from their plan to cover the exists exits by talking to Cheryl Deakins or which one of the group would try to tag him while collecting his tux.


* SoftGlass: Subverted. Bob tries to break the window of his conference room with a chair to escape being tagged by Hoagie at the beginning of the film. The chair just bounces off the glass and hits Bob in the face.

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* SoftGlass: Subverted. Bob tries to break the window of his conference room with a chair to escape being tagged by Hoagie at the beginning of the film. The chair just bounces off the glass and hits Bob in the face. But played straight with Jerry twice.


* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: {{Discussed}}. Hoagie informs Jerry that he's missed the entire point of the game by always ensuring he's never tagged. The point was for the friends to find a reason to keep coming together, not to constantly try to get away.

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: {{Discussed}}. At the end of the film, Hoagie informs tells Jerry that by going to such lengths to avoid being tagged, he's missed the entire whole point of the game by always ensuring he's never tagged. The point was for the friends game: to find a reason to keep coming together, not to constantly try to get away.



** For Jerry [[spoiler:and his wife, faking a pregnancy and a subsequently faking a miscarriage]] doesn't cross the line. The rest of the friends feel that maybe that's taking the game a little too far.
** Also, all the friends agree not to crash the wedding by trying to tag Jerry. Before or after, sure--but not ''during''. That's just dickish.

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** For Jerry [[spoiler:and his wife, faking a pregnancy and a subsequently faking a miscarriage]] doesn't cross the line. The rest of the friends feel that maybe that's taking the game a little too far.
** Also, all the friends agree not to crash the wedding by trying to tag Jerry. Before or after, sure--but sure-- but not ''during''. That's just dickish.



* FreakOut: When Hoagie finds out [[spoiler:Susan faked a miscarriage to allow Jerry to escape]], he goes berserk and [[spoiler:trashes the group's hideout]] before angrily declaring that Jerry has beaten them.

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* FreakOut: When Hoagie finds out [[spoiler:Susan faked a miscarriage to allow Jerry to escape]], he goes berserk and [[spoiler:trashes trashes the group's hideout]] hideout before angrily declaring that Jerry has beaten them.



* HeelRealization: Jerry realizes that he was so obsessed with his perfect record that he ended up mistreating his friends, as instead of being in the back of the wedding ceremony they should have been standing next to him. Hoagie later tells him that despite never being tagged, he missed the point of the game that it was supposed to bring everyone closer and all he did was run from them (it's suggested at several points that they just aren't that close to Jerry anymore, especially compared to the rest of the guys).

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* HeelRealization: Jerry realizes that he was so obsessed with his perfect record that he ended up mistreating his friends, as instead of being in the back of the wedding ceremony they should have been standing next to him. Hoagie later tells him that despite never being tagged, he missed the point of the game in that it was supposed to bring everyone closer closer, and all he did was run from them (it's suggested at several points that they just aren't that close to Jerry anymore, especially compared to the rest of the guys).



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The gang start to skirt some moral boundaries the longer the game goes on, the rest of the friends almost waterboard someone, Jerry [[spoiler: and his wife fake a miscarriage]].

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The gang start to skirt some moral boundaries the longer the game goes on, the rest of the friends almost waterboard someone, Jerry [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and his wife fake a miscarriage]].



* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Bob ([[Creator/JonHamm Hamm]]) vs Chilli (Johnson), respectively, for the affections of Cheryl (Creator/RashidaJones). Bob is the CEO of a large insurance firm, while Chilli is an unemployed stoner who lives with his father. Its noted that Chilli ''was'' once successful, but his business collapsed, which is part of why Cheryl finds him attractive, she sees him as TheWoobie.

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* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Bob ([[Creator/JonHamm Hamm]]) vs Chilli (Johnson), respectively, for the affections of Cheryl (Creator/RashidaJones). Bob is the CEO of a large insurance firm, while Chilli is an unemployed stoner who lives with his father. Its It's noted that Chilli ''was'' once successful, but his business collapsed, which is part of why Cheryl finds him attractive, attractive: she sees him as TheWoobie.



* SherlockScan: One of Jerry's skills: figuring out not only the best way to avoid getting tagged, but how to trip and toss his buddies at each other to tag themselves. He uses a hyperawareness that would impress Sherlock Holmes himself.

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* SherlockScan: One of Jerry's skills: figuring out not only the best way to avoid getting tagged, but how to trip and toss his buddies at each other to tag themselves. He uses a hyperawareness hyper-awareness that would impress Sherlock Holmes himself.

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** While explaining to Bob, [[spoiler: he says they either tag Jerry or they die. When Bob questions him, he hastily adds "eventually" but there is a noticeable hesitation before he brings up death.]]


** Hoagie is quick to suspect that Jerry only invited Cheryl Deakins to the wedding to distract Bob and Chilli. He's right (though Cheryl accepted not for Jerry's sake, but because she really *did* want to see them).

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** Hoagie is quick to suspect that Jerry only invited Cheryl Deakins to the wedding to distract Bob and Chilli. He's right (though Cheryl accepted not for Jerry's sake, but because she really *did* ''did'' want to see them).


* SoftGlass: Averted. Bob tries to break the window of his conference room with a chair to escape being tagged by Hoagie at the beginning of the film. The chair just bounces off the glass and hits Bob in the face.

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* SoftGlass: Averted.Subverted. Bob tries to break the window of his conference room with a chair to escape being tagged by Hoagie at the beginning of the film. The chair just bounces off the glass and hits Bob in the face.


** DoubleSubverted as we first see Chilli using a bong in his first appearance, but it turns out he was merely getting it ready for his father's use. Then it's revealed that LikeFatherLikeSon, they're both stoners.


* TagalongKid: The bartender in the friends' hometown, who desperately wants to be part of their game, but is constantly shut out.

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* TagalongKid: TagalongKid:
** Anna isn't allowed to play due to the game's "No Girls Allowed" rule, but she happily helps Hoagie and is, at times, even more hardcore about the game than the actual players.
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The bartender in the friends' hometown, who desperately wants to be part of their game, but is constantly shut out.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: A game of tag played over decades with precise planning, tag-team swapping, and SherlockScan all taken deadly serious by all involved.


* BreastAttack: Accidentally with a beer can

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* BreastAttack: Accidentally with a beer cancan.


** The fact that Hoagie often uses disguises, specifically PaperThinDisguises like wigs and fake mustaches, is also something that the real players demonstrated, as seen in the ending montage.

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** The fact that Hoagie often uses disguises, specifically PaperThinDisguises {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s like wigs and fake mustaches, is also something that the real players demonstrated, as seen in the ending montage.


* RealityEnsues: Both Jerry and Hoagie's significant others, Susan and Anna, avoid being WetBlanketWife clichés, and in fact seem about as intense and over-the-top as they are. Which makes sense, since it'd be unlikely any of them could maintain a long-standing relationship with someone who ''wasn't'' as [[BirdsOfAFeather insane as they are]].



* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Bob ([[Creator/JonHamm Hamm]]) vs Chilli (Johnson), respectively, for the affections of Cheryl (Creator/RashidaJones). Bob is the CEO of a large insurance firm, while Chilli is an unemployed stoner who lives with his father.

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** The fact that Hoagie often uses disguises, specifically PaperThinDisguises like wigs and fake mustaches, is also something that the real players demonstrated, as seen in the ending montage.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Bob ([[Creator/JonHamm Hamm]]) vs Chilli (Johnson), respectively, for the affections of Cheryl (Creator/RashidaJones). Bob is the CEO of a large insurance firm, while Chilli is an unemployed stoner who lives with his father. Its noted that Chilli ''was'' once successful, but his business collapsed, which is part of why Cheryl finds him attractive, she sees him as TheWoobie.

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* BreastAttack: Accidentally with a beer can


* TheAce: Jerry is in incredibly good shape, able to effortlessly defend himself from all of his friends attacks as well as plan out elaborate traps for everyone, and also is apparently loved by his community and runs a successful gym business.



* FreezeFrameBonus: If you happen to be looking directly at [[spoiler:her, Susan's face after the miscarriage, once she and Jerry aren't facing the protagonists anymore, is cracking into a smile. You can figure out she was faking it before TheReveal.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: If you happen to be looking directly at [[spoiler:her, Susan's face after the miscarriage, once she and Jerry aren't facing the protagonists anymore, is cracking into a smile. You can figure out she was faking it before TheReveal.]]



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The gang start to skirt some moral boundaries the longer the game goes on, the rest of the friends almost waterboard someone, Jerry [[spoiler: and his wife fake a miscarriage]].



** Bob and Chilli both have this reaction at the beginning when they realise Hoagie has come to tag them. Sable, by contrast, criticises them for interrupting his psychiatric appointment but otherwise accepts his fate.

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** Bob and Chilli both have this reaction at the beginning when they realise realize Hoagie has come to tag them. Sable, by contrast, criticises them for interrupting his psychiatric appointment but otherwise accepts his fate.


* LeeroyJenkins: Chilli rushes headlong into any situation without much thought, even if he's not it. Jerry can easily avoid his tag attempts.



* TheStoner: Chilli, who is smoking weed in damn near every scene he's in.

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* TheStoner: Chilli, who is smoking weed in damn near every scene he's in. Jerry, in fact, can tell when he's close just from the smell.

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