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* '''Straight''': Phlebotinum crystals do something different in every episode in order to keep the plot varied.

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* '''Straight''': Phlebotinum crystals do something a different in every episode thing OncePerEpisode in order to keep the plot plots varied.



* '''Subverted''': The main characters try to use phlebotinum crystals for a variety of purposes... but none works except for the phlebotinum's main function.

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* '''Subverted''': The main characters try to use phlebotinum crystals for a variety of purposes...purposes ... but none works except for the phlebotinum's main function.



* '''Parodied''': The main characters attempt to solve absolutely any trouble they encounter, from supervillains to flat tires, with the application of phlebotinum crystals, only to find the rocks failing miserably to do anything truly useful.

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* '''Parodied''': The main characters attempt to solve absolutely any trouble and all troubles they encounter, from supervillains to flat tires, with the application of phlebotinum crystals, only to find the rocks failing miserably to do anything truly useful.



* '''Played for Drama''': AliceAndBob are dependent on their phlebotinum, and when they can't use it for whatever reason, they angst about everything.
* '''Played for Horror''': The main functions of phlebotinum are simply to kill and maim innocent people in [[CruelAndUnusualDeath disgusting ways]].



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'''Basic Trope''': AppliedPhlebotinum that can do almost anything if it'll move the plot along.

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'''Basic Trope''': AppliedPhlebotinum that can do almost anything if it'll it will move the plot along.



* '''Inverted''': There are many different types of phelbotinum in the series, but they all have the same effect.
* '''Subverted''': The main characters try to use phlebotinum crystals for a variety of purposes... but none work except for the phlebotinum's main function.

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* '''Inverted''': There are many different types of phelbotinum phlebotinum in the series, but they all have the same effect.
* '''Subverted''': The main characters try to use phlebotinum crystals for a variety of purposes... but none work works except for the phlebotinum's main function.



* '''Parodied''': The main characters attempt to solve absolutely any trouble they encounter, from supervillains to flat tires, with the application of phlebotinum crystals, only to find the rocks failing miserably to actually do anything.
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* '''Averted''': Phlebotinum crystals only do one thing, and the plot is mostly driven by a variety of other things instead.
* '''Enforced''': The show is very low budget and couldn't afford many props, so they have to get the most out of the phlebotinum crystals.

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* '''Parodied''': The main characters attempt to solve absolutely any trouble they encounter, from supervillains to flat tires, with the application of phlebotinum crystals, only to find the rocks failing miserably to actually do anything.
anything truly useful.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
'''Zig-Zagged''':
** Phlebotinum crystals solve some problems, do nothing for others, and make still others worse.
** Alice can use the phlebotinum crystals, but Bob can't.
* '''Averted''': Phlebotinum crystals do only do one thing, and the plot is mostly driven by a variety of other things instead.
* '''Enforced''': The show is [[NoBudget very low budget low-budget]] and couldn't afford many props, so they have to get the most out of the phlebotinum crystals.



* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': The characters feel that the phlebotinum crystals are interfering too much with their lives and get rid of them in order to free themselves from dependency on them.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "...I can predict all of this show's plots now. The answer is always 'phlebotinum crystals.' This is getting a bit boring."

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* '''Exploited''': ???
The characters learn how to make their own phlebotinum crystals.
* '''Defied''': The characters feel that the phlebotinum crystals are interfering too much with their lives and get rid of them in order to free themselves from dependency on them.
* '''Discussed''': ???
"If I had phlebotinum crystals, I'd use them as my own PhilosophersStone."
* '''Conversed''': "...I can predict all of this show's plots now. The answer is always 'phlebotinum crystals.' This is getting a bit boring."



* '''Implied''': Whenever the characters need something, they grab their phlebotinum.
* '''Played for Laughs''': Comically inclined people use phlebotinum to make their jokes funnier.



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* '''Reconstructed''': The overarching story involves the characters trying to discover a process to refine phlebotinum crystals, tailoring individual crystals for specific purposes to prevent them from experiencing energy fluctuations. This process is eventually found, allowing new derived technologies to be created that are convenient and reliable.



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* '''Deconstructed''': Phlebotinum crystals may be a source of great power, but their effects are so unpredictable that it's very impractical or dangerous to use them.



* '''Deconstructed''': Phlebotinum crystals may be a source of great power, but their effects are so unpredictable that it's very impractical or dangerous to use them.



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* '''Deconstructed''': Phlebotinum crystals may be a source of great power, but their effects are so unpredictable that it's very impractical or dangerous to use them.





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* '''Inverted''': ???There are many different types of phelbotinum in the series, but they all have the same effect.

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'''Basic Trope''': AppliedPhlebotinum that can do almost anything if it'll move the plot along.
* '''Straight''': Phlebotinum crystals do something different in every episode in order to keep the plot varied.
* '''Exaggerated''': Almost everything that happens in the plot is the result of some strange new power the phlebotinum crystals have displayed, occurring several times an episode.
* '''Downplayed''': Phlebotinum crystals show up in a few earlier episodes as useful for curing a disease, and then in one other episode a couple seasons later as the MonsterOfTheWeek's weakness, but otherwise their powers are fairly consistent.
* '''Justified''': Phlebotinum crystals are notoriously unstable and their effect is almost impossible to predict.
* '''Inverted''': ???
* '''Subverted''': The main characters try to use phlebotinum crystals for a variety of purposes... but none work except for the phlebotinum's main function.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Until the main characters discover a new, enhanced type of phlebotinum crystal that actually does all those things.
* '''Parodied''': The main characters attempt to solve absolutely any trouble they encounter, from supervillains to flat tires, with the application of phlebotinum crystals, only to find the rocks failing miserably to actually do anything.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Phlebotinum crystals only do one thing, and the plot is mostly driven by a variety of other things instead.
* '''Enforced''': The show is very low budget and couldn't afford many props, so they have to get the most out of the phlebotinum crystals.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Is there anything these phlebotinum crystals can't do? It's almost a bit ridiculous."
* '''Invoked''': Phlebotinum Inc. designs phlebotinum crystals to serve as many purposes as possible, even widely different ones.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': The characters feel that the phlebotinum crystals are interfering too much with their lives and get rid of them in order to free themselves from dependency on them.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "...I can predict all of this show's plots now. The answer is always 'phlebotinum crystals.' This is getting a bit boring."
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