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* '''Invoked''': Frank gets the CallToAdeventure and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Jason, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.

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* '''Invoked''': Frank gets the CallToAdeventure CallToAdventure and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Jason, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.

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** The villains form their own equivalent of this trope (yes, believe it or not, FiveManBand is NOT a hero-exclusive trope).


** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Frank becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Jason becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Peter becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a BaddasNormal GeniusBruiser, and Tabi becomes a WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.

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** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Frank becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Jason becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Peter becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a BaddasNormal BadassNormal GeniusBruiser, and Tabi becomes a WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.


** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Frank becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Jason becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Peter becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a GeniusBruiser, and Tabi becomes a WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.

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** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Frank becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Jason becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Peter becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a BaddasNormal GeniusBruiser, and Tabi becomes a WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.


** As well as a Five-Man Band, there is a FiveBadBand. Dennis is a SixthRangerTraitor and leaves the heroes to join the villains (or vice versa).

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** As well as a There are Five-Man Band, there is a FiveBadBand.Bands good and bad. Dennis is a SixthRangerTraitor and leaves the heroes to join the villains (or vice versa).


* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the cold and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Lana]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]].

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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] [[TheCaptain Frank]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the cold and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], [[ColdSniper Jason]], the nerdy [[BlackMage Lana]], [[ScienceHero Peter]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]].[[ActionGirl Tabi]] and the newest member [[SixthRanger Dennis]].



** Their roles on the band are their [[FlatCharacter only defining traits]], and are extremely obvious: Bob is a HotBlooded MasterSwordsman [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony is a [[ColdSniper cool as ice]] [[TheCynic but pessimistic]] [[ArcherArchetype archer]], Lana [[MyBrainIsBig has a huge head]] and PsychicPowers, Charlie is a GentleGiant and MadeOfIron and Alice is an ActionGirl with HealingHands.

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** Their roles on the band are their [[FlatCharacter only defining traits]], and are extremely obvious: Bob Frank is a HotBlooded MasterSwordsman [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony Jason is a [[ColdSniper cool as ice]] [[TheCynic but pessimistic]] [[ArcherArchetype archer]], Lana Peter [[MyBrainIsBig has a huge head]] and PsychicPowers, Charlie is a GentleGiant and MadeOfIron and Alice Tabi is an ActionGirl with HealingHands.



** In the RPG Tales of Troperia, Bob wants a well-balanced team, so he recruits Lana, Alice, Charlie, and Tony.

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** In the RPG Tales of Troperia, Bob Frank wants a well-balanced team, so he recruits Lana, Alice, Peter, Tabi, Charlie, and Tony.Jason.



** Bob is a [[ExtremeDoormat pushover]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a leader. Tony is Bob's friend, but goes out of his way to copy Bob's personality. This makes him the opposite of TheLancer, as TheLancer is a {{foil}} to TheLeader. Lana is TheDitz. Charlie is a complete and utter weakling. Alice is a TokenEvilTeammate who [[ManipulativeBastard actively causes conflict]] within the group [[ForTheEvulz for no reason]] other than [[AlphaBitch her own amusement]].

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** Bob Frank is a [[ExtremeDoormat pushover]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a leader. Tony Jason is Bob's Frank's friend, but goes out of his way to copy Bob's Frank's personality. This makes him the opposite of TheLancer, as TheLancer is a {{foil}} to TheLeader. Lana Peter is TheDitz. Charlie is a complete and utter weakling. Alice Tabi is a TokenEvilTeammate who [[ManipulativeBastard actively causes conflict]] within the group [[ForTheEvulz for no reason]] other than [[AlphaBitch her own amusement]].



** The team goes through a succession of {{Optional Party Member}}s. Also, at some point, Alice drops out of the group and is replaced by Jane.
** As well as a Five-Man Band, there is a FiveBadBand. Sam is a SixthRangerTraitor and leaves the heroes to join the villains (or vice versa).

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** The team goes through a succession of {{Optional Party Member}}s. Also, at some point, Alice Tabi drops out of the group and is replaced by Jane.
** As well as a Five-Man Band, there is a FiveBadBand. Sam Dennis is a SixthRangerTraitor and leaves the heroes to join the villains (or vice versa).



* '''Invoked''': Bob gets the CallToAdeventure and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Tony, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob Frank gets the CallToAdeventure and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Tony, Jason, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.



** Alice is really [[TheMole a spy]] sent by [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] knowing the team needed TheChick.
** Charlie's sister Melanie wants to join the group, so Bob invites her when Alice quits.
* '''Defied''':
** Bob insists on forming a nonstandard team.
** Bob has a FiveManBand at first, but invites more members to form a larger team.
** Bob kicks out one or more members.
** [[IWorkAlone Bob insists on working alone.]]

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** Alice Tabi is really [[TheMole a spy]] sent by [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] knowing the team needed TheChick.
** Charlie's sister Melanie wants to join the group, so Bob Frank invites her when Alice Tabi quits.
* '''Defied''':
'''Defied'''
** Bob Frank insists on forming a nonstandard team.
** Bob Frank has a FiveManBand at first, but invites more members to form a larger team.
** Bob Frank kicks out one or more members.
** [[IWorkAlone Bob Frank insists on working alone.]]



** The members of the Five-Man Band, when alone, are helpless. Without Alice, the rest of the members fight among each other. Without Lana, they don't have a plan. [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] uses this to his advantage. He also forces Sam into [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself at their darkest hour]] with a game of XanatosSpeedChess.
** They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Lana gets annoyed of being [[SquishyWizard relatively weak]], Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment.

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** The members of the Five-Man Band, when alone, are helpless. Without Alice, the rest of the members fight among each other. Without Lana, Peter, they don't have a plan. [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] uses this to his advantage. He also forces Sam Dennis into [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself at their darkest hour]] with a game of XanatosSpeedChess.
** They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Tony Jason gets sick of playing second fiddle, Lana Peter gets annoyed of being [[SquishyWizard relatively weak]], Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice Tabi gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob Frank grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment.



** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Bob becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Lana becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a GeniusBruiser, and Alice becomes a WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.
** Each member of the original Five-Man Band forms their own team, which is similar to but non-standard to the Five Man Band. For instance, Bob makes a team where everyone is TheLeader depending on the situation; he leads in straight-forward combat, another one makes the plans but defers in the field, a third [[TheFace takes the lead in diplomacy]] etc. Then the teams cooperate to defeat Emperor Evulz, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone becomes friends]] during the DancePartyEnding.

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** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Bob Frank becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony Jason becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Lana Peter becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a GeniusBruiser, and Alice Tabi becomes a WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.
** Each member of the original Five-Man Band forms their own team, which is similar to but non-standard to the Five Man Band. For instance, Bob Frank makes a team where everyone is TheLeader depending on the situation; he leads in straight-forward combat, another one makes the plans but defers in the field, a third [[TheFace takes the lead in diplomacy]] etc. Then the teams cooperate to defeat Emperor Evulz, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone becomes friends]] during the DancePartyEnding.



** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Lana is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a LoveFreak decked out in peace signs and hearts.

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** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob Frank is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony Jason is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Lana Peter is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice Tabi is a LoveFreak decked out in peace signs and hearts.



** Each episode focuses on how difficult it is to be a certain role. Lana's nail-biting XanatosSpeedChess with an evil master, Alice's desperate attempts to prevent WeAreStrugglingTogether, the [[TheChainsOfCommand tough decisions Bob has to make as leader]] and how they haunt him etc.

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** Each episode focuses on how difficult it is to be a certain role. Lana's Peter's nail-biting XanatosSpeedChess with an evil master, Alice's Tabi's desperate attempts to prevent WeAreStrugglingTogether, the [[TheChainsOfCommand tough decisions Bob has to make as leader]] and how they haunt him etc.


** There are five ''teams'', each one specializing in one thing.

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** There are five ''teams'', ''teams'' of five, each one specializing in one thing.


** Each episode focuses on how difficult it is to be a certain role. Lana's nail-biting XanatosSpeedChess with an evil master, Alice's desperate attempts to prevent WeAreStrugglingTogether, the [[ChainsOfCommand tough decisions Bob has to make as leader]] and how they haunt him etc.

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** Each episode focuses on how difficult it is to be a certain role. Lana's nail-biting XanatosSpeedChess with an evil master, Alice's desperate attempts to prevent WeAreStrugglingTogether, the [[ChainsOfCommand [[TheChainsOfCommand tough decisions Bob has to make as leader]] and how they haunt him etc.


** They're all {{Anti Hero}}es.



** Bob is a [[ExtremeDoormat push]][[BlindObedience over]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a leader. Tony is Bob's friend, but goes out of his way to copy Bob's personality. This makes him the opposite of TheLancer, as TheLancer is a {{foil}} to TheLeader. Lana is TheDitz. Charlie is a complete and utter weakling. Alice is a TokenEvilTeammate who [[ManipulativeBastard actively causes conflict]] within the group [[ForTheEvulz for no reason]] other than [[AlphaBitch her own amusement]].

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** Bob is a [[ExtremeDoormat push]][[BlindObedience over]] pushover]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a leader. Tony is Bob's friend, but goes out of his way to copy Bob's personality. This makes him the opposite of TheLancer, as TheLancer is a {{foil}} to TheLeader. Lana is TheDitz. Charlie is a complete and utter weakling. Alice is a TokenEvilTeammate who [[ManipulativeBastard actively causes conflict]] within the group [[ForTheEvulz for no reason]] other than [[AlphaBitch her own amusement]].



* '''Invoked''': Bob gets the CallToAction and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Tony, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob gets the CallToAction CallToAdeventure and assembles a balanced team. He starts with his best friend, Tony, and then purposefully seeks out other group members that fit certain roles.



** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Bob becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Lana becomes WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a BadassNormal GeniusBruiser, and Alice becomes a ActionGirl CombatMedic.
** Each member of the original Five-Man Band forms their own team. Then the teams cooperate to defeat Emperor Evulz, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone becomes friends]] during the DancePartyEnding.

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** The members of the Five-Man Band learn from each other as the story goes on. Bob becomes a [[GuileHero Guile]] ActionHero [[{{Determinator}} who never gives up]], Tony becomes a FriendlySniper with ImprobableAimingSkills, Lana becomes a WeakButSkilled KungFuWizard, Charlie becomes a BadassNormal GeniusBruiser, and Alice becomes a ActionGirl WarriorTherapist CombatMedic.
** Each member of the original Five-Man Band forms their own team. team, which is similar to but non-standard to the Five Man Band. For instance, Bob makes a team where everyone is TheLeader depending on the situation; he leads in straight-forward combat, another one makes the plans but defers in the field, a third [[TheFace takes the lead in diplomacy]] etc. Then the teams cooperate to defeat Emperor Evulz, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters everyone becomes friends]] during the DancePartyEnding.



** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Lana is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl.

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** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Lana is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl.LoveFreak decked out in peace signs and hearts.



** Alice, Bob, and Tony form a LoveTriangle. Alice ultimately decides to TakeAThirdOption with Sam. After Alice marries Sam, Bob and Tony are both DrivenToSuicide. Then TheBadGuyWins.
** The heroes all die together in a HeroicSacrifice.

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** Alice, Bob, and Tony form a LoveTriangle. Alice ultimately decides **Each episode focuses on how difficult it is to TakeAThirdOption be a certain role. Lana's nail-biting XanatosSpeedChess with Sam. After Alice marries Sam, an evil master, Alice's desperate attempts to prevent WeAreStrugglingTogether, the [[ChainsOfCommand tough decisions Bob has to make as leader]] and Tony are both DrivenToSuicide. Then TheBadGuyWins.
** The heroes all die together in a HeroicSacrifice.
how they haunt him etc.



Go back to FiveManBand and remind them that they are the best team ever.

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Go back to FiveManBand and remind them that they are the best team ever.all have their roles to play.


** In the RPG Tales of Troperia, Bob wants a well-balanced team, so he recruits Jack, Alice, Charlie, and Tony.

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** In the RPG Tales of Troperia, Bob wants a well-balanced team, so he recruits Jack, Lana, Alice, Charlie, and Tony.



** The members of the Five-Man Band, when alone, are helpless. Without Alice, the rest of the members fight among each other. Without Jack, they don't have a plan. [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] uses this to his advantage. He also forces Sam into [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself at their darkest hour]] with a game of XanatosSpeedChess.

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** The members of the Five-Man Band, when alone, are helpless. Without Alice, the rest of the members fight among each other. Without Jack, Lana, they don't have a plan. [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] uses this to his advantage. He also forces Sam into [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself at their darkest hour]] with a game of XanatosSpeedChess.


* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the cold and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage lana]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]].

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* '''Straight''': [[HeroesPreferSwords Bob]] is the idealistic leader of The Guardians of Gameland, who also consist of the cold and brooding [[KnightInSourArmor Tony]], the nerdy [[BlackMage lana]], Lana]], the muscular [[BareFistedMonk Charlie]], and the peaceful [[WhiteMage Alice]].


** They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Lana gets annoyed of being [[SquishyWizard relatively weak]], Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment, leaving Yuki asking everyone not to leave.

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** They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Lana gets annoyed of being [[SquishyWizard relatively weak]], Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment, leaving Yuki asking everyone not to leave.CharacterDevelopment.



** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Lans is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl, Sam is TheAce and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons a dragon]], and there's also [[NonHumanSidekick Yuki the Wonder Penguin]] who has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] and wears a cape.

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** The team members have other traits, but their positions on the team are too obvious: Bob is an IdiotHero dressed like a knight and fights with a giant spoon, Tony is a PsychoForHire dressed like a pirate, Lans Lana is a BrainInAJar in a robot body, Charlie is a BoisterousBruiser dressed like a Viking, Alice is a StrawFeminist ActionGirl, Sam is TheAce and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons a dragon]], and there's also [[NonHumanSidekick Yuki the Wonder Penguin]] who has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] and wears a cape.ActionGirl.


** They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Lana gets annoyed of being [[Squishy Wizard relatively weak]], Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment, leaving Yuki asking everyone not to leave.

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** They each become so tired of being constrained to their roles and having to deal with each other, so they all leave on their own adventures, but they all become injured without support. Tony gets sick of playing second fiddle, Lana gets annoyed of being [[Squishy Wizard [[SquishyWizard relatively weak]], Charlie gets tired of not being as smart as the others, Alice gets bored with being TheMedic, and Bob grows weary of being a vessel for CharacterDevelopment, leaving Yuki asking everyone not to leave.

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