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** Dennis snaps after being dismissed for being contrarian one too many times. Every time Alice, Bob or Carol tries afterwards, he beats whoever did so senseless to strong-arm them into doing what he wants. When either one tries to explain the situation to get help, they're treated they treated Dennis.


** BeYourself -- Dennis sticks to his guns, and the next day the others all have food poisoning thanks to LaserGuidedKarma

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** BeYourself -- the group actually embraces diversity in everything regarding lifestyle, so they are glad to know that Dennis's taste differs.
** IgnoredExpert
-- Dennis sticks to his guns, and the next day the others all have food poisoning thanks to LaserGuidedKarma



** It's a propaganda cartoon for an authoritarian regime.

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** It's a [[PropagandaMachine propaganda cartoon cartoon]] for an authoritarian regime.


** Alice, Bob, and Carol finally understand how Dennis feels -- when they are forced to agree on pizza toppings.

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** Alice, Bob, and Carol finally understand how Dennis feels -- [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends when they are forced to agree on pizza toppings.]]


** Alice, Bob, and Carol all prefer mint and ''milk'' chocolate chip ice cream -- while Dennis prefers mint and ''dark'' chocolate chip ice cream. The others try to make Dennis feel as if he committed the worst act of blasphemy.

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** Alice, Bob, and Carol all prefer mint and ''milk'' chocolate chip ice cream -- while Dennis prefers mint and ''dark'' chocolate chip ice cream. The others try to make Dennis feel as if he [[MoralEventHorizon committed the worst act of blasphemy.blasphemy]].


** It's am advert for chocolate ice-cream.

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** It's am an advert for chocolate ice-cream.

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** It's am advert for chocolate ice-cream.


* '''Averted''': Even though Dennis disagrees with Alice, Bob, and Carol over chocolate versus vanilla, Dennis is never hassled for disagreeing with the others. It's just [[TrademarkFavouriteFood a character trait]] used to subtly mark him out as [[SixthRanger "the outsider"]].

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* '''Averted''': Even though Dennis disagrees with Alice, Bob, and Carol over chocolate versus vanilla, Dennis is never hassled for disagreeing with the others. It's just [[TrademarkFavouriteFood [[TrademarkFavoriteFood a character trait]] used to subtly mark him out as [[SixthRanger "the outsider"]].



* '''Exploited''': Dennis uses this trope for ReversePsychology, manipulating the group to think that one course of action is favoured by everyone else and then bitterly complaining about it, thus making them all set on doing exactly that.

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* '''Exploited''': Dennis uses this trope for ReversePsychology, manipulating the group to think that one course of action is favoured favored by everyone else and then bitterly complaining about it, thus making them all set on doing exactly that.


* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Dennis uses this trope for ReversePsychology, manipulating the group to think that one course of action is favoured by everyone else and then bitterly complaining about it, thus making them all set on doing exactly that.


** It's quite literally a Communist propaganda cartoon.

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** It's quite literally a Communist propaganda cartoon.cartoon for an authoritarian regime.


* '''Reconstructed''': Dennis is a CommanderContrarian, and while the group doesn't mind people disagreeing, they just ignore him because he seems to do it ''all the time'' just to get attention. (This may be further deconstructed if it ends up with a CryingWolf aesop)

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
**
Dennis is a CommanderContrarian, and while the group doesn't mind people disagreeing, they just ignore him because he seems to do it ''all the time'' just to get attention. (This may be further deconstructed if it ends up with a CryingWolf aesop)aesop)
** Alice, Bob, and Carol understand that not everyone agrees with what people likes, so while they still resent Dennis' personal preference, they agree not to judge him ever again.


* '''Exaggerated''':

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':



* '''Inverted''':
** PeerPressureMakesYouEvil -- Dennis' concession to groupthink is the first step onto the slippery slope that leads to... [[DrugsAreBad DRUGS!]]
** BlitheSpirit -- it takes Dennis stalwartly standing up to peer pressure to make the group realise that, hey, they've always wanted to try some of the other flavours.

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* '''Inverted''':
'''Inverted''':
** PeerPressureMakesYouEvil -- Dennis' concession to groupthink group-think is the first step onto the slippery slope that leads to... [[DrugsAreBad DRUGS!]]
** BlitheSpirit -- it takes Dennis stalwartly standing up to peer pressure to make the group realise that, hey, they've always wanted to try some of the other flavours.flavors.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Due to Alice, Bob, and Carol's inability to accept Dennis' preference for vanilla, Dennis leaves the group, and gives everyone the silent treatment. When they go back to their day job, their inability to constructively disagree with one another harms business, and they decide WeWantOurJerkBack.
** Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.
** Dennis is forced to go along with the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, Dennis doesn't eat chocolate because he's a Mormon who believes in abstaining from caffeine.
** Dennis, who is allergic to chocolate, is pressured into eating it. The rest of the episode revolves around Dennis recovering from an allergic reaction to chocolate.
** Alice, Bob, and Carol finally understand how Dennis feels -- when they are forced to agree on pizza toppings.
* '''Reconstructed''': Dennis is a CommanderContrarian, and while the group doesn't mind people disagreeing, they just ignore him because he seems to do it ''all the time'' just to get attention. (This may be further deconstructed if it ends up with a CryingWolf aesop)



* '''Enforced''':

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':



** It's quite literally a Communist propaganda cartoon.

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** It's quite literally a Communist propaganda cartoon.



%%* '''Exploited''': ???

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%%* * '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Discussed''': Dennis' friend Eva says, "What on earth makes you hang out with [[AlphaBitch Alice]]'s entourage? Tell me, are you actually ''allowed'' to have your own personality in that group? I bet they even order the same flavour ice cream..."

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* '''Discussed''': Dennis' friend Eva says, "What on earth makes you hang out with [[AlphaBitch Alice]]'s entourage? Tell me, are you actually ''allowed'' to have your own personality in that group? I bet they even order the same flavour flavor ice cream..."



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Due to Alice, Bob, and Carol's inability to accept Dennis' preference for vanilla, Dennis leaves the group, and gives everyone the silent treatment. When they go back to their day job, their inability to constructively disagree with one another harms business, and they decide WeWantOurJerkBack.
** Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.
** Dennis is forced to go along with the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, Dennis doesn't eat chocolate because he's a Mormon who believes in abstaining from caffeine.
** Dennis, who is allergic to chocolate, is pressured into eating it. The rest of the episode revolves around Dennis recovering from an allergic reaction to chocolate.
** Alice, Bob, and Carol finally understand how Dennis feels -- when they are forced to agree on pizza toppings.
* '''Reconstructed''': Dennis is a CommanderContrarian, and while the group doesn't mind people disagreeing, they just ignore him because he seems to do it ''all the time'' just to get attention. (This may be further deconstructed if it ends up with a CryingWolf aesop)



* '''Played For Drama''': The gang is in a situation where strong group integrity really ''is'' more important than making the absolute best decision. For example, Alice is TheCaptain of TheSquad and Dennis second-guessing her orders is compromising morale. Bob is forced to learn this lesson the hard way when he puts his squadmates in real danger.

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* '''Played For Drama''': The gang is in a situation where strong group integrity really ''is'' more important than making the absolute best decision. For example, Alice is TheCaptain of TheSquad and Dennis second-guessing her orders is compromising morale. Bob is forced to learn this lesson the hard way when he puts his squadmates squad-mates in real danger.



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** Dennis is forced to go along with the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, forced to attend a birthday party -- which is expressly forbidden by the Jehovah's Witness religion, which Dennis belongs to.

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** Dennis is forced to go along with the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, Dennis doesn't eat chocolate because he's a Mormon who believes in abstaining from caffeine.
** Dennis, who is allergic to chocolate, is pressured into eating it. The rest of the episode revolves around Dennis recovering from an allergic reaction to chocolate.
** Alice, Bob, and Carol finally understand how Dennis feels -- when they are
forced to attend a birthday party -- which is expressly forbidden by the Jehovah's Witness religion, which Dennis belongs to.agree on pizza toppings.


* '''Deconstructed''': Due to Alice, Bob, and Carol's inability to accept Dennis' preference for vanilla, Dennis leaves the group, and gives everyone the silent treatment. When they go back to their day job, their inability to constructively disagree with one another harms business, and they decide WeWantOurJerkBack.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
Due to Alice, Bob, and Carol's inability to accept Dennis' preference for vanilla, Dennis leaves the group, and gives everyone the silent treatment. When they go back to their day job, their inability to constructively disagree with one another harms business, and they decide WeWantOurJerkBack.WeWantOurJerkBack.
** Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.
** Dennis is forced to go along with the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, forced to attend a birthday party -- which is expressly forbidden by the Jehovah's Witness religion, which Dennis belongs to.



* '''Played For Drama''':
** Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.
** Dennis is forced to go along with the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, forced to attend a birthday party -- which is expressly forbidden by the Jehovah's Witness religion, which Dennis belongs to.
** Dennis is pressured into having chocolate ice cream along with everyone else -- and the episode centers around him recovering from an allergic reaction to chocolate.
** Dennis pulls a FaceHeelTurn because he was shunned for disagreement. Calling him "wrong," "dumb," or "heretic" won't help you now...

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* '''Played For Drama''':
**
Drama''': The gang is in a situation where strong group integrity really ''is'' more important than making the absolute best decision. For example, Alice is TheCaptain of TheSquad and Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he second-guessing her orders is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.
** Dennis
compromising morale. Bob is forced to go along with learn this lesson the gang against deeply held personal beliefs: For example, forced to attend a birthday party -- which is expressly forbidden by the Jehovah's Witness religion, which Dennis belongs to.
** Dennis is pressured into having chocolate ice cream along with everyone else -- and the episode centers around him recovering from an allergic reaction to chocolate.
** Dennis pulls a FaceHeelTurn because
hard way when he was shunned for disagreement. Calling him "wrong," "dumb," or "heretic" won't help you now...puts his squadmates in real danger.


* '''Averted''': Even though Dennis disagrees with Alice, Bob, and Carol over chocolate versus vanilla, Dennis is never hassled for disagreeing with the others. It's just a character trait used to subtly mark him out as "the outsider".
** Alternatively, all the characters have their own TrademarkFavouriteFood.
* '''Enforced''': The writers believe that it's more important to [[StatusQuoIsGod stick to the status quo]] than to [[BeYourself do your own thing]].

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* '''Averted''': Even though Dennis disagrees with Alice, Bob, and Carol over chocolate versus vanilla, Dennis is never hassled for disagreeing with the others. It's just [[TrademarkFavouriteFood a character trait trait]] used to subtly mark him out as [[SixthRanger "the outsider".
outsider"]].
* '''Enforced''':
** Alternatively, all the characters have their own TrademarkFavouriteFood.
* '''Enforced''':
The writers (or at least the MoralGuardians) believe that it's more important to [[StatusQuoIsGod stick to the status quo]] than to [[BeYourself do your own thing]].



* '''Played For Laughs''': There is a RunningGag of whenever Alice, Bob, or Carol express an opinion -- Dennis [[CommanderContrarian promptly contradicts it]]. The others then shout "Blasphemy!" or "Heretic!"
* '''Played For Drama''': Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': There is a RunningGag of that whenever Alice, Bob, or Carol express an opinion -- Dennis [[CommanderContrarian promptly contradicts it]]. The others then shout "Blasphemy!" or "Heretic!"
"Blasphemy!"
* '''Played For Drama''': Drama''':
**
Dennis develops very low self-esteem -- because, no matter which opinion he expresses, he is made to feel as if he is in the minority (and, therefore, wrong). He becomes convinced that the reason why he always seems to hold the minority opinion is because he's "dumb", and it doesn't help that various people ''have'' actually called him "dumb" just for disagreeing with the majority.


* '''Exaggerated''': Alice, Bob, and Carol all prefer mint and (milk chocolate) chip ice cream -- while Dennis prefers mint and (dark chocolate) chip ice cream. The others try to make Dennis feel as if he committed the worst act of blasphemy.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
**
Alice, Bob, and Carol all prefer mint and (milk chocolate) ''milk'' chocolate chip ice cream -- while Dennis prefers mint and (dark chocolate) ''dark'' chocolate chip ice cream. The others try to make Dennis feel as if he committed the worst act of blasphemy.



* '''Inverted''': PeerPressureMakesYouEvil -- Dennis' concession to groupthink is the first step onto the slippery slope that leads to... [[DrugsAreBad DRUGS!]]

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
**
PeerPressureMakesYouEvil -- Dennis' concession to groupthink is the first step onto the slippery slope that leads to... [[DrugsAreBad DRUGS!]]

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