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Basic Trope: When cartoon characters dance, it looks stilted, due to looping and possibly things like twitchiness and not fitting the music.

  • Straight: Music starts playing and Alice does a dance that consists of her bobbing up and down while simultaneously moving her hands from side to side, over and over.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Even when the music shifts genres, Alice keeps bobbing and hand-twitching.
    • The whole cast dances in the same way.
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  • Downplayed: Alice alternates between several different loops.
  • Justified: It's the only dance move Alice can think of.
  • Inverted: Alice dances perfectly to the beat and never repeats a move.
  • Subverted: Alice starts off doing her endless bob-up-and-down-and-move-hands routine but then starts getting more creative.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: The dance is actually called the Endless Loop.
  • Zigzagged: Some characters dance in a stilted loop, some dance in a good way but with a few loops, and some have no loops while dancing.
  • Averted: Alice dances normally.
  • Enforced: "Animation is expensive, let's use this loop of Alice dancing to save money."
  • Lampshaded: "Is that your only move?"
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: "No way I'm dancing the same way over and over! I'll spice it up!"
  • Discussed: "Last week, I went to the disco and everybody danced the same way over and over!"
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  • Conversed: "Cartoons look so weird when they dance!"
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  • Played for Drama:
  • Played for Horror: This is used intentionally to enforce the Uncanny Valley.

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