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1'''Basic Trope''': Good and evil begin to get more shades of gray.˛* '''Straight''': [[TheHero Alice]] and [[BigBad Bob]] have a long-drawn out battle between good and evil, but as the series progresses, Alice starts committing [[ShootTheDog morally questionable actions]] whereas Bob has become a more [[PetTheDog sympathetic]] villain.˛* '''Exaggerated''': The AlwaysLawfulGood Alice fights off against the AlwaysChaoticEvil Bob, but later on, Alice becomes more of a nasty SociopathicHero while Bob [[VillainDecay becomes a villain who hardly poses a threat]].˛* '''Downplayed''': AliceAndBob are on opposing sides, but later, Alice becomes [[GoodIsNotNice a bit mean and cynical]] although still heroic, whereas Bob becomes more [[AffablyEvil sympathetic although still unquestionably evil.]] ˛* '''Justified''': ˛** For the heroic example, Alice is a pure hero who has some [[HeroicVow vows that she must not break]], but the situation was so dire that [[BatmanGrabsAGun she has to break those vows to make sure the villains are dead]].˛** For the villain example, Bob wanted to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create an empire]] through TheDarkSide, but all of this has made him harm the truly innocent citizens, which made him to resort to less extreme methods.˛* '''Inverted''': AliceAndBob are neither good nor evil, but the series later progresses as Alice becomes morally upright while Bob becomes irrevocably evil.˛* '''Subverted''': Alice becomes meaner and Bob reveals a softer side. But then it turns out that Alice was going undercover with the bad guys, and Bob was trying to improve his image for personal gain.˛* '''Double Subverted''': As in subverted, but later we see that Alice actually enjoyed some of her time undercover, and Bob still has some soft spots despite having gotten what he wanted.˛* '''Parodied''': Alice transitions from a PuritySue to a DesignatedHero while Bob turns from villain to a DesignatedVillain.˛* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice does some bad things, and Bob does some good things, but then they are in conflict and it's clear Alice is in the right and Bob is in the wrong.˛* '''Averted''': AliceAndBob remain morally unambiguous.˛* '''Enforced''': "The whole black vs white scenario is getting boring. Let's spice up the series a bit!"˛* '''Lampshaded''':˛-->'''Bob''': Look who just forgot to take their medication.\˛'''Alice''': You're not as evil as you were before.˛* '''Invoked''': ˛** TheCorrupter tempts Alice to compromise her morals.˛** Bob's MoralityPet makes him reconsider his evil actions to some extent. ˛* '''Exploited''': ???˛* '''Defied''': ˛** After some debate, Alice refuses to compromise her moral.˛** Bob has ChronicVillainy, and rejects a redemption opportunity˛ '''Discussed''': ˛-->'''Alice''': Once, it seemed obvious that I was in the right, and he was in the wrong. Now, after all we've done, I'm not quite sure...˛* '''Conversed''': "Why is Alice suddenly more of an asshole? How come Bob's [[VillainDecay not as threatening as he used to be]]?"˛* '''Deconstructed''': In reality, Alice and Bob were always grey characters. It was just Alice's POV that made them appear to be black and white in the first place. ˛* '''Reconstructed''': In spite of this, Alice has really been getting worse, and Bob has been getting better. ˛----˛Back to GrayingMorality.˛----˛%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:˛%%˛%%* '''Implied''': ???˛˛?˛%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???˛%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???˛%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???


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