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Basic Trope: A character cowers and pleads before someone in power.

  • Straight: Claire is brought before Emperor Drake, who makes her plead for mercy by holding an axe by her head.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Everytime Claire is at odds with a person in authority she begs for forgiveness, often with Tears of Fear.
    • In Drake's first fight against the Badass Crew, Claire tries to surrender and submit while her teammates stop her.
    • Emperor Drake can put anyone in a state of Heroic BSoD with a glare.
  • Downplayed:
    • Claire keeps a level head until she is set up on a guillotine.
    • Claire tries to negotiate with Drake in exchange for her life or well being, but does so calmly
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Defiant to the End
  • Subverted: Drake brings Claire and Jordan before him. He demands they beg, and Jordan refuses to beg.
  • Double Subverted: ... Drake then attacks Claire, striking fear in both of them.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Claire is captured and does not cower
  • Enforced: "We need to make it clear that even heroes can be afraid enough to beg."
  • Lampshaded: "What's this? Claire, with all her 'iron will', weeping before me? How pathetic."
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  • Invoked: Drake tests all of his prisoners to see which ones will crack, then takes advantage of those ones.
  • Exploited: Drake decides to take advantage of Claire's fear to make her do things she normally wouldn't
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Don't hurt me! Don't hurt me please! I'll go back to Ain't Too Proud to Beg!

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