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Basic Trope: A stereotypical Emo, usually a teenager.

  • Played Straight: Erik wears all black, Guyliner, and complains about everything to the point of Wangst. May or not be also into Self-Harm.
  • Exaggerated: Erik cuts himself and even threatens to commit suicide over the slightest inconvenience.
  • Downplayed: Erik complains about everything, but it's not exactly Wangst.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • When Alice and Bob first meet Erik, he assumes his all black clothing and somber attitude is just usual self, but it turns out he just came back from a funeral.
    • Erik dresses Emo, but has the polar opposite personality.
    • Erik isn't actually an Emo, but a Gloomy Goth.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Until they see him again in his street clothes where he acts exactly the same way.
    • ...At least until he takes a level in jerkass and starts to act more stereotypically.
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    • Unfortunately, the writer doesn't know the difference and thinks the subcultures are interchangeable.
  • Parodied: Erik cuts himself over spilled milk.
  • Averted: Erik doesn't complain about anything, legitimate or otherwise.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Erik avoids dressing in all black clothing and complaining, knowing that he'll end up not being taken seriously or end up getting mocked.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: It turns out Erik's life really does suck due to a Dark and Troubled Past and abusive household. However, the reason no one believed him is because they thought that his lifestyle was evidenced enough that he was "just whining for attention", which only ends up worsening his depression.
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