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Basic Trope: The setting is a garbage dump or junkyard.

  • Straight: An episode takes place in a dump or junkyard.
  • Exaggerated: The entire series takes place there.
  • Downplayed: Garbage Day!
  • Justified: The main character or a Chekhov's Gunman lives and/or works in such a setting.
  • Inverted: The show is all about garbage dumps and junkyards, but those places are never the setting for the show.
  • Subverted: The main story doesn't take place in a dump or junkyard.
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  • Double Subverted: But a side story does.
  • Parodied: The story is told from the perspective of...the garbage.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The series makes no mention of a dump or junkyard.
  • Enforced: We need a setting that could best be described as Darker and Edgier.
  • Lampshaded: "What are we doing in a dump like this?"
  • Invoked: Someone tries to get a MacGuffin back that wound up in the garbage.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The characters refuse to go to a dump or junkyard, feeling that it's too dangerous or gross.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Laughs: "Hey! I think I found the MacGuffin!" *pulls out old boot*
  • Played For Drama:
    • A fight takes place in the junkyard.
    • Someone gets tetanus or another junk-borne disease.

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