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+ InvisibleStreaker: The [[http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2019/4/9/how-to-reinvent-a-classic-character-for-modern-audiences Invisible Naked Man]].
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/4/28/how-to-fulfill-the-prophecy.html Trope Namer.]]



* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/4/28/how-to-fulfill-the-prophecy.html Trope Namer.]]


* StockholmSyndrome: [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/12/15/how-to-watch-a-movie-you-are-told-you-will-love.html Scott explains]] the {{Creator/Disney}} movie ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

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* StockholmSyndrome: [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/12/15/how-to-watch-a-movie-you-are-told-you-will-love.html Scott explains]] the {{Creator/Disney}} movie ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast''.


* DamnedByFaintPraise: The tourism slogans in [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2013/3/24/how-to-plan-a-vacation-rerun.html "How to Plan a Vacation"]], such as "Death Valley -- It's Better Than It Sounds!" and the apparently-real-life "Missoula -- We Like It Here!"
* DeliciousFruitPies: Scott once suggested that superhero movie [[TheStinger stingers]] could end with hero stopping the villain from stealing Hostess Fruit Pies.

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* DamnedByFaintPraise: The tourism slogans in [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2013/3/24/how-to-plan-a-vacation-rerun.html "How to Plan a Vacation"]], such as "Death Valley -- It's Better Than It Sounds!" and the apparently-real-life "Missoula -- We Like It Here!"
* DeliciousFruitPies: Scott once suggested that superhero movie [[TheStinger stingers]] could end with hero stopping the villain from stealing Hostess Fruit Pies.
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* ProductPlacement: Parodied [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/5/10/how-to-work-product-placement-shamelessly-into-your-narrativ.html here]] and played with [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/1/6/how-to-kill-off-a-fictional-character.html in the last panel]].

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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
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Parodied [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/5/10/how-to-work-product-placement-shamelessly-into-your-narrativ.html here]] and played with [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/1/6/how-to-kill-off-a-fictional-character.html in the last panel]].panel]].
** Scott once suggested that superhero movie [[TheStinger stingers]] could end with hero stopping the villain from stealing Advertising/HostessFruitPies.


* NoodleIncident: Whatever [[http://www.gocomics.com/basicinstructions/2012/05/30 "the unpleasantness" of Sunnyside]] was, it made national news.

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* NoodleIncident: Whatever [[http://www.gocomics.com/basicinstructions/2012/05/30 "the unpleasantness" of Sunnyside]] was, it made national news. The commentary reveals that this isn't based on a specific incident, but there were a few drug stories that made national news.


** Another strip had the Emperor trying to force this, only to find his enemies were already friends with each other.

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** [[http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2018/12/27/how-to-ask-for-help Another strip strip]] had the Emperor trying to force this, only to find his enemies were already friends with each other.


* SuperheroOrigin: Most of the alleged superheroes get a capsulized one, in an episode that explains HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers.

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* SuperheroOrigin: Most of the alleged superheroes get a capsulized one, in an episode that explains HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers.JustForFun/HowToGiveACharacterSuperpowers.


* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: The Knifeketeer's schtick, in that he stabs many of his problems into submission. When the Knifeketeer comes under suspicion of attempted murder, his "defense" is that he always wants to stab everyone. Turns out he thinks that "defense" is a kind of stabbing in its own right.

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: The Knifeketeer's schtick, in that he stabs many of his problems into submission. When the Knifeketeer comes under suspicion of attempted murder, his "defense" is that he always wants to stab everyone. Turns out he thinks that "defense" is a kind of stabbing in its own right. The other superheroes consider him something of a joke because it's hard to maintain a rogues gallery when all your enemies are dead.


* VillainProtagonist: [[WordOfGod The real-life Scott]][[http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2017/10/5/how-to-maintain-a-positive-attitude-about-an-unpleasant-task considers himself this in the world of the comics]].

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* VillainProtagonist: [[WordOfGod The real-life Scott]][[http://www.Scott]] [[http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2017/10/5/how-to-maintain-a-positive-attitude-about-an-unpleasant-task considers himself this in the world of the comics]].

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* VillainProtagonist: [[WordOfGod The real-life Scott]][[http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2017/10/5/how-to-maintain-a-positive-attitude-about-an-unpleasant-task considers himself this in the world of the comics]].

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-->'''The Judger''': We shall now be known as "The Judger presents the Legion of Super Heroes: featuring Rocket Hat and [[ColonCancer special guest:]] Omnipresent Man".\\
'''Knifeketeer''': Yeah, still feeling excluded.\\
'''The Judger''': I'm beginning to think your power is being unsatisfiable.


* AuthorAvatar: Scott shows up as himself in the comic, and is also "Omnipresent Man" for good measure. (And despite looking the same, [[TheAce Rocket Hat]] is [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/1/6/how-to-kill-off-a-fictional-character.html explicitly a different person]].)

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* AuthorAvatar: Scott shows up as himself in the comic, and is also "Omnipresent Man" for good measure. (And despite looking the same, [[TheAce Rocket Hat]] is [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/1/6/how-to-kill-off-a-fictional-character.html explicitly a different person]].)) The real Scott considers his comic persona to be the closest thing the strip has to an overall villain, mostly because he's such a jerk.


* RougeAnglesOfSatin: A frequent issue of Scott's - the comment pages typically have a number of corrections in them, and he fixes misspellings as they are pointed out to him. [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/2/3/how-to-correct-your-mistakes.html Lampshaded in the comic.]]
** I'll say [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/5/5/how-to-bother-someone-back.html this comic]] is more representative of this trope. Also serves as a TakeThatAudience.

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* RougeAnglesOfSatin: A frequent issue of Scott's - the comment pages typically have a number of corrections in them, and he fixes misspellings as they are pointed out to him. Lampshaded in [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/2/3/how-to-correct-your-mistakes.html Lampshaded in the comic.]]
** I'll say [[http://basicinstructions.
net/basic-instructions/2010/5/5/how-to-bother-someone-back.html this comic]] is more representative of this trope. Also comic]], which also serves as a TakeThatAudience.


* TheAce: Mullet-Haired Boss and Jenkins... believe themselves to be this.

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* TheAce: Mullet-Haired Boss and Jenkins... believe themselves to be this. Rocket Hat actually is.

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