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Basic Trope: An advertising version of Power-Up Food.

  • Straight: An ad for Crispy Crunch cereal, which is supposed to make you both smart and strong, has Alice eat it and then become an Omniglot and able to bend iron.
  • Exaggerated: *Alice can speak every language in the world, walk on water, and literally move mountains after eating just one grain of the cereal.
    • Alice ascends after one grain
  • Downplayed: Alice becomes a couple of IQ points smarter and is able to lift dumbbells that are slightly heavier than she usually can after eating the cereal.
  • Advertisement:
  • Justified: Alice is a character from a show where she is in fact an Omniglot who can bend iron and the advertisers want viewers to think it's the cereal that gives her these abilities.
  • Inverted: A propaganda about not buying the cereal has the strong, intelligent Alice eat it and become The Ditz and Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket.
  • Subverted: It turns out that Alice's abilities were not from the cereal.
  • Double Subverted: That other cereal she ate didn't give her abilities because she didn't pour milk on it.
  • Parodied: A TV show has an Angry Mob who are disappointed that the cereal advertised them didn't give them powers.
  • Zigzagged: All of the cereal ads feature Alice, but sometimes she doesn't develop the powers and sometimes she does. Sometimes, on the times when she does, the powers are stronger or weaker than usual.
  • Advertisement:
  • Enforced: To make money.
  • Lampshaded: Bob pops out and says "The cereal won't necessarily give you powers on Alice's level."
  • Invoked: Crispy Crunch's creators put anabolic steroids in their cereal to make their cereal have these properties.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "I bought the cereal but still I can't speak any language besides English and can't bend iron! What gives‽"

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