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* '''[[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]''': The trope is used [[UpToEleven to an extreme.]] Please note that this does not necessarily have to be used humourously -- a trope can be exaggerated yet still played completely seriously.

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* '''[[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]''': The trope is used [[UpToEleven to an extreme.]] Please note extreme. Note that this does not necessarily have to be used humourously -- a humourously--a trope can be exaggerated yet and still played completely seriously.


* '''[[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]''': The trope is used [[UpToEleven to an extreme.]] Please note that this does not necessarily have to be used humourously -- a trope can be exaggerated yet still played completely seriously.
** All the butlers in the city go on a killing spree, and nobody suspects a thing. Or, the butler is revealed to be a serial killer.
** The strongest weapons completely obscure the screen by their glow.
* '''[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]''': The trope is used to a far lesser degree than typical.
** The butler did indeed do it... "it" being [[FelonyMisdemeanor leaving the toilet seat up.]] Or, he unknowingly assisted the murderer or was [[FelonyMurder criminally negligent]].
** [[MundaneMadeAwesome The hero or heroine activates the power in his or her sword]], but the glow is very faint.



* '''[[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]]''': The trope is used [[UpToEleven to an extreme.]] Please note that this does not necessarily have to be used humourously -- a trope can be exaggerated yet still played completely seriously.
** All the butlers in the city go on a killing spree, and nobody suspects a thing. Or, the butler is revealed to be a serial killer.
** The strongest weapons completely obscure the screen by their glow.
* '''[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]''': The trope is used to a far lesser degree than typical.
** The butler did indeed do it... "it" being [[FelonyMisdemeanor leaving the toilet seat up.]] Or, he unknowingly assisted the murderer or was [[FelonyMurder criminally negligent]].
** [[MundaneMadeAwesome The hero or heroine activates the power in his or her sword]], but the glow is very faint.


** The butler did it, but it took him three hundred and seventeen tries (of which we're [[ShowDontTell shown twelve]]), all of which his master escaped without realizing anything was happening (including the time when he walked up and shot his master, which the master passed off as "you could've hurt someone, mistaking that gun for a lighter.").

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** The butler did it, but it took him [[TheDeterminator three hundred and seventeen tries tries]] (of which we're [[ShowDontTell shown twelve]]), all of which his master escaped without realizing anything was happening (including the time when he walked up and shot his master, which the master [[ComicallyMissingThePoint passed off as as]] "you could've hurt someone, mistaking that gun for a lighter.").


** [[UnholyHolySword Only evil weapons glow, causing the user much angst.]]

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** In a setting where MagicIsEvil, [[UnholyHolySword Only only evil weapons glow, glow]], causing the user much angst.]]


* '''[[FeignedTrope Feigned]]''': A character convinces another that the trope is in effect, or has occurred, even though this is not the case.
** The murderer was the wife, but she successfully frames the butler for it.
** Honest John runs a successful business selling his trademarked glowing swords. But really the swords are no better than ordinary swords, and all those glowing customer reviews were written by Honest John himself.

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* '''[[FeignedTrope Feigned]]''': A character convinces another that the trope is in effect, or has occurred, even though this is not the case.
** The murderer was the wife, but she successfully frames the butler for it.
** Honest John runs a successful business selling his trademarked glowing swords. But really the swords are no better than ordinary swords, and all those glowing customer reviews were written by Honest John himself.



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* '''[[FeignedTrope Feigned]]''': A character convinces another that the trope is in effect, or has occurred, even though this is not the case.
** The murderer was the wife, but she successfully frames the butler for it.
** Honest John runs a successful business selling his trademarked glowing swords. But really the swords are no better than ordinary swords, and all those glowing customer reviews were written by Honest John himself.


* '''[[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]]''': Reconstructed tropes are the new and improved Played Straight of an often [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed trope]]. A Reconstruction admits the assumptions pointed out in Deconstruction, so it reassembles the trope into something that resembles the original to become useful again. In other words, this is the inversion of a Deconstruction.

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* '''[[ReconstructedTrope '''[[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]]''': Reconstructed tropes are the new and improved Played Straight of an often [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed trope]]. A Reconstruction admits the assumptions pointed out in Deconstruction, so it reassembles the trope into something that resembles the original to become useful again. In other words, this is the inversion of a Deconstruction.


** The butler did it, but he was under MindControl at the time. And it later turns out that the one mind controlling the butler looked exactly like the butler. And then we find out that it was actually his EvilTwin, who was also a butler. But it turns out it was a conspiracy hatched by the Butler and his EvilTwin, one born of necessity because the victim was going to do something monstrous.

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** The butler did it, but he was under MindControl at the time. And it later turns out that the one mind controlling the butler looked exactly like the butler. And then we find out that it was actually his EvilTwin, who was also a butler. But it turns out it was a conspiracy hatched by the Butler and his EvilTwin, one born out of necessity because the victim was going to do something monstrous.


* '''[[DefiedTrope Defied]]''': A character [[GenreSavvy recognizes a trope]] is about to happen, and takes steps to avoid it.

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* '''[[DefiedTrope Defied]]''': A character [[GenreSavvy recognizes a trope]] is about to happen, and takes steps to avoid it. It is not to be confused with an averted trope, which is never acknowledged and avoided by the characters.


** A butler appears but no crime occurs. Or there ''is'' a crime, but there is no butler. Or there is neither.
** The weapons do not glow. Or there are no weapons at all.

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** A butler appears but no crime occurs. Or there ''is'' a crime, but there is no butler. Or there is neither.
neither. Or the crime is stopped before the butler can commit it (which would be worth nothing, in contrast to the other examples).
** The weapons do not glow. Or there are no weapons at all. Or a spell disables this feature which would otherwise enact as was explained earlier by a character.


* TheButlerDidIt (committed the murder in a mystery story)

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* TheButlerDidIt (committed (a servant committed the murder in a mystery story)


** A butler appears but no crime occurs. Or there ''is'' a crime, but there is no butler.

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** A butler appears but no crime occurs. Or there ''is'' a crime, but there is no butler. Or there is neither.


** Powerful weapons glow because the villains are [[LivingShadow sentient shadows]]. Or the weapon is a LaserBlade, which glows by its nature. ('''This trope is not normally Justified.''')

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** Powerful weapons glow because the villains are [[LivingShadow sentient shadows]]. Or the weapon is a LaserBlade, which glows by its nature. ('''This trope is not normally Justified.Justified beyond rule of cool.''')


* '''[[JustifiedTrope Justified]]''': The trope has a reason InUniverse to be present. [[note]]TropesAreTools. Almost all tropes are justified in some way. If you put a Administrivia/JustifyingEdit after every trope that you see you'll be on TV Tropes for the rest of your life and annoy people, too. Justifications are only worth noting if the trope in question is not normally Justified, or if it's a Justification other than the normal one.[[/note]]

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* '''[[JustifiedTrope Justified]]''': The trope has a reason InUniverse to be present. [[note]]TropesAreTools.[[note]]Administrivia/TropesAreTools. Almost all tropes are justified in some way. If you put a Administrivia/JustifyingEdit after every trope that you see you'll be on TV Tropes for the rest of your life and annoy people, too. Justifications are only worth noting if the trope in question is not normally Justified, or if it's a Justification other than the normal one.[[/note]]

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