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Basic Trope: A fictional drug.

  • Straight: Bob ingests TR-0PEs, a drug that causes the user to edit TV Tropes for a day, or else they will be weak and sickly.
  • Exaggerated: Bob takes TR-0PEs, a drug that makes the user edit TV Tropes for the rest of their life, or else they will die.
  • Downplayed: Bob takes TR-0PEs, a drug that makes the user have an affinity for editing TV Tropes.
  • Justified: It's set in the near future, so it's not unreasonable that they would have new drugs.
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  • Inverted: Bog ingests a real-life drug with all its realistic effects.
  • Subverted: Bob says he's taking TR-0PEs, but it's actually a slang term for a real life drug.
  • Double Subverted: Except the effects are entirely different, essentially calling a smeerp a rabbit.
  • Parodied: Bob snorts TR-0PEs, which takes the form of a white powder causing cocaine-like effects, and repeatedly insists that the drug he's taking isn't cocaine.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob takes TR-0PEs, a fictional variant of a real-life drug but isn't the same drug in the fiction, but the effects are practically the same, apart from a few minor ones.
  • Averted: Bob doesn't take any drugs.
  • Enforced: The author wants to do a hard-hitting exposé of drugs, but the age ratings for his work would go up if he showed real drugs, so he makes up a fictional one.
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  • Lampshaded: "Huh, I never heard of TR-0PEs. Must be a new designer drug."
  • Invoked: In a Very Special Episode, a character is seen ingesting TR-0PEs, and later being unable to stop editing TV Tropes.
  • Exploited: The fact that the drug is unknown means that there isn't any laws against it, so head shops and drug dealers make a killing by selling them and don't get caught by the police.
  • Defied: TR-0PEs is mostly ignored because everyone is under its effects anyway.
  • Discussed: "Funny how popular these TR-0PE things got. I mean, last week, never heard of it. Now every dealer's slinging it."
  • Conversed: "Jeez, why can't the writers just say it's PCP and get it done with?"
  • Implied: The drug's name isn't mentioned, but the effects don't match any real drug.

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