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* '''Straight''': Alice genuinely ran into a door and got visibly bruised, but her friends believe that her husband Bob hit her, [[CassandraTruth mistaking her explanation for a]] CutHimselfShaving [[CassandraTruth excuse]].

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* '''Straight''': Alice genuinely forgets that a door wasn't open and runs into it, getting visible bruises. Her partner Bob gets some accusing looks and Alice gets hints on breaking up with him, because 'I ran into a door and got visibly bruised, but her friends believe that her husband Bob hit her, [[CassandraTruth mistaking her explanation for a]] the door' is one of the most basic CutHimselfShaving [[CassandraTruth excuse]].excuses there is. In this case, it was actually true.



** Alice's friends are aware that Bob is [[HairTriggerTemper impulsive and short-tempered]], so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, they will assume Bob had something to do with it.

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** Alice's friends are aware that Bob is [[HairTriggerTemper impulsive and short-tempered]], so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, they will assume Bob had something to do with it. Problem is, Alice is also clumsy and absent-minded, so she genuinely hurts herself at times.


* '''Played For Laughs''': BlackComedy where Alice keeps abusing Bob in increasingly ridiculous and obvious ways, with paper-thin explanations, and yet everything comes off as accidental. This falls under CrossesTheLineTwice.



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* '''Straight''': Bob's wife Alice slaps him in the face and insults him for not cleaning the house, but when he tells his friend Charlie about it, he laughs it off and tells him that he deserved it for being lazy.

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* '''Straight''': Bob's wife Alice slaps him in the face and insults him for not cleaning the house, but when he tells his friend Charlie about it, [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale he laughs it off and tells him that he deserved it for being lazy.lazy]].


* '''Straight''': Alice genuinely ran into a door and got visibly bruised, but her friends believe that her husband hit her, [[CassandraTruth mistaking her explanation for a]] CutHimselfShaving [[CassandraTruth excuse]].

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* '''Straight''': Alice genuinely ran into a door and got visibly bruised, but her friends believe that her husband Bob hit her, [[CassandraTruth mistaking her explanation for a]] CutHimselfShaving [[CassandraTruth excuse]].



** Alice is in a {{safe sane and consensual}} BDSM relationship with her dearly loved husband Bob, but Daniel fervently believes that BondageIsBad.

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** Alice is in a {{safe sane and consensual}} BDSM relationship with her [[HappilyMarried dearly loved husband husband]] Bob, but Daniel fervently believes that BondageIsBad.



** Alice is embarrased about how she was injured, so she acts nervous and evasive when Daniel asks her what happened, and Daniel assumes that worst from this.

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** Alice is embarrased embarrassed about how she was injured, so she acts nervous and evasive when Daniel asks her what happened, and Daniel assumes that the worst from this.because of this.
** Daniel is paranoid.
** Alice's friends are aware that Bob is [[HairTriggerTemper impulsive and short-tempered]], so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, they will assume Bob had something to do with it.



* '''Averted''': Everyone asks what happened to Bob when he gets injured or is arguing with his wife instead of jumping to conclusions about what's going on. The closest they come to assuming that he is being abused is double-checking to make sure that he's not claiming that he CutHimselfShaving simply as a safety precaution.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Everyone asks what happened to Alice or Bob when he one of them gets injured or is arguing with his wife the other instead of jumping to conclusions about what's going on. The closest they come to assuming that he one of them is being abused is double-checking to make sure that he's not claiming that he CutHimselfShaving (or she's not claiming she walked into a door) simply as a safety precaution.precaution.
** Alice [[MadeOfIron never gets injured]].



* '''Invoked''': Alice's friends are aware that Bob is impulsive and short-tempered, so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, they will assume Bob had something to do with it.

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* '''Invoked''': Freda hates Bob, so she tells Alice's friends are aware that Bob he is impulsive and short-tempered, so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, they will assume Bob had something to do with it.abusive.



* '''Implied''': Although it's never revealed how Alice got injured, it would be very OutOfCharacter for Bob to abuse Alice.



* '''Played For Drama''': This leads to a FeudEpisode.



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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is hiding in a closet from Alice, who is chasing him with a knife threatening to kill him, and has already seriously hurt him, but when he calls 911 to ask for help, the operator laughs at him and calls him a sissy.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is hiding in a closet from Alice, who is chasing him [[KnifeNut with a knife knife]] threatening to kill him, and has already seriously hurt him, but when he calls 911 to ask for help, the operator laughs at him and calls him a sissy.



* '''Double Subverted''': Who don't believe Bob, despite having Charlie to back him up.

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* '''Double Subverted''': [[PoliceAreUseless Who don't believe Bob, despite having Charlie to back him up.up]].



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob walked into a door, but her friends all believe his wife did it to him. But Bob was lying, his wife hit her...in self defense, because it was Bob who attacked his wife. But all of his friends refuse to believe that she was abused by Bob.
* '''Averted''': Any claims of abuse are taken at face value and all steps are taken to ensure the victim's safety as well as come up with a plan for him or her to get out of the situation as soon as possible.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob claims Alice hit him, but he was just lying. It turns out that Bob walked into a door, but her his friends all believe his wife did it to him. But Bob was actually telling the truth the first time and is now lying, his wife ''did'' hit her...him...in self defense, because it was Bob who attacked his wife. But all of his friends refuse to believe that she was abused by Bob.
* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Any claims of abuse are taken at face value and all steps are taken to ensure the victim's safety as well as come up with a plan for him or her to get out of the situation as soon as possible.possible.
** No abuse happens.



* '''Conversed''': "Huh, Bob is really bruised in this opening scene. The cause will always be the opposite of what the first person to interact with her thinks."

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* '''Conversed''': "Huh, Bob is really bruised in this opening scene. The cause will always be the opposite of what the first person to interact with her him thinks."



* '''Reconstructed''': It turns out that they're not shallow, they just genuinely thought Bob didn't need help out of naivete.



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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob walked into a door, but her friends all believe his wife did it to her. But Bob was lying, his wife hit her...in self defense, because it was Bob who attacked his wife. But all of his friends refuse to believe that she was abused by Bob.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob walked into a door, but her friends all believe his wife did it to her.him. But Bob was lying, his wife hit her...in self defense, because it was Bob who attacked his wife. But all of his friends refuse to believe that she was abused by Bob.



* '''Exploited''': Bob just keeps abusing Alice. After all, nobody is able to tell that she is being abused.

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* '''Exploited''': Bob Alice just keeps abusing Alice.Bob. After all, nobody is able to tell that she is being abused.



* '''Discussed''': "We'll want to proceed carefully when we ask about Alice's bruises. It's very easy for non-professionals to mistake an accident for abuse, and vice-versa."

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* '''Discussed''': "We'll want to proceed carefully when we ask about Alice's Bob's bruises. It's very easy for non-professionals to mistake an accident for abuse, and vice-versa."

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** Alice is embarrased about how she was injured, so she acts nervous and evasive when Daniel asks her what happened, and Daniel assumes that worst from this.


** Daniel hears Bob yell before hearing and loud thump and Alice crying out in pain, and thinks that he was shouting in anger before attacking her. In reality Bob was trying to tell Alice about the floor he just mopped, but Alice didn't hear him in time and tripped on it.

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** Daniel hears Bob yell before hearing and a loud thump and Alice crying out in pain, and thinks that he was shouting in anger before attacking her. In reality Bob was trying to tell Alice about the floor he just mopped, but Alice didn't hear him in time and tripped on it.


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* '''Exaggerated''': Claire gets a papercut and when her friend Daniel sees her with a bandage on her finger, he immediately assumes that her partner, Bob, injured her in some way.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Claire Alice gets a papercut and when her friend Daniel sees her with a bandage on her finger, he immediately assumes that her partner, Bob, injured her in some way.



** Daniel hears Bob yell before hearing and loud thump and Alice crying out in pain, and thinks that he was shouting in anger before attacking her. In reality Bob was trying to tell Alice about the floor he just mopped, but Alice didn't hear him in time and tripped on it.
** Daniel never liked Bob, and is assuming the worst of him.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice walked into a door, but her friends all believe her husband did it to her. But Alice was lying, her husband ''did'' hit her...in self defense, because it was ''Alice'' who attacked her husband. But all of his friends refuse to believe that he was abused by Alice...
* '''Averted''': Everyone ''asks'' what happened to Bob when he gets injured or is arguing with his wife instead of jumping to conclusions about what's going on. The closest they come to assuming that he is being abused is double-checking to make sure that he's not claiming that he CutHimselfShaving simply as a safety precaution.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice walked into a door, but her friends all believe her husband did it to her. But Alice was lying, her husband ''did'' hit her...in self defense, because it was ''Alice'' Alice who attacked her husband. But all of his friends refuse to believe that he was abused by Alice...
Alice.
* '''Averted''': Everyone ''asks'' asks what happened to Bob when he gets injured or is arguing with his wife instead of jumping to conclusions about what's going on. The closest they come to assuming that he is being abused is double-checking to make sure that he's not claiming that he CutHimselfShaving simply as a safety precaution.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Every time Alice gets injured, no matter how minor it is, her friends immediately think that they're the result of physical abuse and come up with absurd theories as to exactly how she got them.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Every time Alice gets injured, no matter how minor it is, her friends immediately think that they're the result of physical abuse and come up with absurd theories as to exactly how she got them.



* '''Straight''': Bob's mother slaps him in the face and insults him for not doing his chores, but when he tells the guidance counselor at school about it, she laughs it off and tells him that she was just disciplining him for being lazy.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is hiding in a closet from his wife, who is chasing him with a knife threatening to kill him, and has already seriously hurt him, but when he calls 911 to ask for help, the operator laughs at him and calls him a sissy.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's mother shouts at him for not doing his chores. When the guidance counselor hears about this, she gives the issue some consideration, but eventually comes to the conclusion that Bob's mother wasn't being abusive at all.
* '''Justified''': Sally's husband is TheChessmaster and is so skilled at making their home life look okay that no one ever believes her when she tries to tell them of the abuse she suffers at his hands.

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* '''Straight''': Bob's mother wife Alice slaps him in the face and insults him for not doing his chores, cleaning the house, but when he tells the guidance counselor at school his friend Charlie about it, she he laughs it off and tells him that she was just disciplining him he deserved it for being lazy.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is hiding in a closet from his wife, Alice, who is chasing him with a knife threatening to kill him, and has already seriously hurt him, but when he calls 911 to ask for help, the operator laughs at him and calls him a sissy.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's mother Alice shouts at him Bob for not doing his chores. cleaning the house. When the guidance counselor Charlie hears about this, she it, he gives the issue some consideration, but eventually comes to the conclusion that Bob's mother Alice wasn't being abusive at all.
* '''Justified''': Sally's husband '''Justified''': Alice is TheChessmaster and is so skilled at making their Bob's home life look okay that no one ever believes her him when she tries to tell them of the abuse she suffers at his hands.



* '''Subverted''': Bob's mother slaps him in the face and insults him for not doing his chores. When he tells people about this, nobody seems to show worry... except the guidance counselor.
* '''Double Subverted''': The guidance counselor is worried about the fact that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Bob didn't do his chores]].
* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob is such a sweet husband for being able to express his love for Alice so directly.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice walked into a door, but her friends all believe her husband did it to her. But Alice was lying, her husband ''did'' hit her...in self defense, because it was ''Alice'' who attacked her husband. But all of his friends refuse to believe that he was abused by Alice...

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* '''Subverted''': Bob's mother Alice slaps him Bob in the face and insults him for not doing his chores. cleaning the houses. When he tells people about this, nobody seems to show worry... worry, except Charlie who contacts the guidance counselor.
authorities.
* '''Double Subverted''': The guidance counselor is worried about the fact that [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Bob didn't do his chores]].
Who don't believe Bob, despite having Charlie to back him up.
* '''Parodied''': Alice Bob is walking alongside her husband Bob Alice who punches her him in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob Alice is such a sweet husband wife for being able to express his her love for Alice Bob so directly.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice Bob walked into a door, but her friends all believe her husband his wife did it to her. But Alice Bob was lying, her husband ''did'' his wife hit her...in self defense, because it was ''Alice'' Bob who attacked her husband. his wife. But all of his friends refuse to believe that he she was abused by Alice...Bob.



* '''Invoked''': Adrian knows that his wife Brenna is seeking help for escaping from the emotional and financial abuse that he's subjecting her to, and does everything he can to make his actions look innocent so that no one believes her.

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* '''Invoked''': Adrian Alice knows that his wife Brenna Bob is seeking help for escaping from the emotional and financial abuse that he's she's subjecting her to, and does everything he can to make his actions look innocent so that no one believes her.



* '''Defied''': Bob collects proof through means of hidden camera, tape recorder, etc. of his abuse from his mother, and gives it to the authorities. His mother is imprisoned.

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* '''Defied''': Bob collects proof through means of hidden camera, tape recorder, etc. of his abuse from his mother, Alice, and gives it to the authorities. His mother Alice is imprisoned.



* '''Conversed''': "Huh, Alice is really bruised in this opening scene. The cause will always be the opposite of what the first person to interact with her thinks."
* '''Deconstructed''': The abuse continues and Alice is DrivenToSuicide or dies from the bruises.

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* '''Conversed''': "Huh, Alice Bob is really bruised in this opening scene. The cause will always be the opposite of what the first person to interact with her thinks."
* '''Deconstructed''': That fact that no one tries to help Bob shows that everyone is to shallow to consider the needs of the people around.
* '''Played For Drama''':
The abuse continues and Alice Bob is DrivenToSuicide or dies from the bruises.



* '''Played For Laughs''': BlackComedy
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* '''Enforced''': The writer wants to add some drama by causing a conflict between Alice's friends and Bob, but not at the expense of turning Bob into a DomesticAbuser.

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* '''Enforced''': The writer wants to add some drama by causing a conflict between Alice's friends and Bob, but not at the expense of turning Bob into a DomesticAbuser.{{Domestic Abuse}}r.


* '''Justified''': Alice is in a {{safe sane and consensual}} BDSM relationship with her dearly loved husband Bob, but Daniel fervently believes that BondageIsBad.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Alice is in a {{safe sane and consensual}} BDSM relationship with her dearly loved husband Bob, but Daniel fervently believes that BondageIsBad.BondageIsBad.
** Alice is [[CuteClumsyGirl genuinely clumsy]] and used to hurting herself, but Daniel never sees her mistakes, thinking Bob has damaged her self-confidence making her believe she is clumsy.


* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob is such a sweet husband for being able to express his love in such a direct way.

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* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob is such a sweet husband for being able to express his love in such a direct way.for Alice so directly.


* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob is such a sweet husband for being able to express his love through physical contact.

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* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and comment about how Bob is such a sweet husband for being able to express his love through physical contact.in such a direct way.


* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and believe Bob is just expressing his love with every punch.

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* '''Parodied''': Alice is walking alongside her husband Bob who punches her in the face every minute for no good reason. Alice's friends see this and believe comment about how Bob is just expressing such a sweet husband for being able to express his love with every punch.through physical contact.


* '''Invoked''': Bob is well-known for being impulsive and short-tempered, so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, people will assume Bob had something to do with it.

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* '''Invoked''': Alice's friends are aware that Bob is well-known for being impulsive and short-tempered, so it's only natural that whenever Alice comes up with an injury, people they will assume Bob had something to do with it.

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