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Basic Trope: A character forces someone to breakup with another person.

  • Straight: Bob beats up Tom and threatens him to breakup with Alice.
  • Exaggerated: Bob blows up Tom's garden, points a shotgun towards Tom's cat and forces him to breakup.
  • Downplayed: Bob threatens Tom to breakup with Alice.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Bob ships Tom and Alice and demand them to marry together.
  • Subverted: It appears that Bob is forcing Tom to breakup with Alice, except it is a Secret Test for the both.
  • Doubly Subverted: But then Bob takes out his shotgun and forces Tom to breakup or he will blow up Tom's legs.
  • Parodied: Bob threatens Tom to breakup with Alice... with a BB gun.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob doesn't threaten anyone to breakup.
    • There is no relationship.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Tom, how many times do I need to point my shotgun at you? Just give it up already!"
  • Invoked: Bob is a mobster boss with relationship trouble, and this is how he deals with people who are in love with Alice.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz mislead Bob into doing this only to ruin his reputation so Evulz can marry Alice.
  • Defied:
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    • Tom delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown as soon as Bob is about to threaten him.
    • Bob decided he has a better way for sabotaging relationships.
  • Discussed: "There goes Bob. He's probably trying to beat up Tom again."
  • Conversed: "You know what, I wouldn't have to beat you up if you just get over it and admit that Alice loves me!"
  • Deconstructed: Bob's method of forcing people to breakup eventually drove away all of his relationship potential, everyone only remembers how he frequently beat up the others, but not how much he loved Alice.
  • Reconstructed: But then Bob actually successfully forced Tom to breakup, and both Bob and Alice are Happily Married.
  • Played for Laughs: Bob locks Tom, his cat into a cage and threatens it to breakup with Alice.
  • Played for Drama: Bob, a mobster boss, frequently sends his mobs to beat up whoever is in love with Alice, and they often subject to No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. The victims are alive, but they wish they would had never met Alice.
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