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Basic Trope: A group protects its individuals fiercely.

  • Straight: Bob gets attacked by Emperor Evulz. Alice and Charlie immediately jump into the fight and attack him.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz attacks Bob. Everyone who has ever been associated with Bob, even if it was years ago or if they have previously been neutral, attacks him.
  • Downplayed: Emperor Evulz insults Bob. Alice and Charlie insult him back.
  • Justified:
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    • Bob, Alice, and Charlie are True Companions.
    • Bob, Alice and Charlie have a Hive Mind or Synchronization. An attack on one is essentially an attack on all.
    • The principle is in place to prevent Evulz from attempting to break the group apart by picking them off individually.
  • Inverted:
    • Emperor Evulz attacks Bob. Alice and Charlie cheer him on.
    • Bob is most likely to be attacked by other members of his group.
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  • Averted: No one attacks anyone else because of a wrong done to another.
  • Enforced: The executives want a catalyst to make Alice and Charlie more formidable.
  • Lampshaded: "No one messes with a member of our group and gets away with it!"
  • Invoked: A scientist altered Bob, Alice and Charlie's minds to make them fiercely protective of each other.
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  • Defied: ???
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  • Conversed: ???

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