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Basic Trope: An often young, female character who's fond of partying and drinking.

  • Straight:
    • Alice seems excited about going out on the weekend and possibly getting a bit hammered.
    • The gang is having a party at Alice's house, when she declares no party is such without some fuel and pulls a bottle of tequila.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice appears to be permanently drunk and/or drink in her hand, and always ready to celebrate.
    • Bob knocks on Alice's door on Monday, only for her to open still completely drunk from Saturday.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice is having a beer at her house on Friday night.
    • Alice and her friends go out and get just the right amount of tipsy.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: When Alice talks about her diehard party lifestyle, she's actually referring to weekly reunions with her chess team.
  • Gender Inverted: Bob is a Boisterous Bruiser and fratbro who has a habit of throwing and attending such parties and getting drunk.
  • Subverted: Alice simply won't touch the stuff, and prefers to spend her nights at home.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The reason she doesn't drink is that she becomes a complete party animal once she's downed the first beer.
    • Actually, Alice is getting loaded by herself at home.
  • Parodied: Alice goes to a party and ingests trace amounts of alcohol. This causes her to strip naked and dance drunkenly, complete with an improvised Drunken Song.
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  • Zig-Zagged: Alice goes to Bob's house party one weekend and gets completely soused. The next weekend, Carol throws a party but she doesn't attend it. The weekend after that, Charlie has a party that Alice attends, where she drinks a moderate amount of alcohol. Then there's Ellen's party; Alice goes but doesn't drink.
  • Averted: The main cast is all composed of young girls in college, but since it is a children-oriented show, there's no sign of alcohol at all.
  • Enforced: Alice's chaotic life, perennial party attitude, and borderline alcoholism are the main focus of the work.
  • Lampshaded:
    Bob: Alice is having a lot of fun.
    Carol: A lot of very drunken fun.
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited:
    • The gang needs information from Dan, so they decide to get him drunk. Given Alice's fame, she's the only one able to drink him under the table.
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    • A test needs to be passed, which involves knowledge about several cocktails, about which Alice is an expert.
  • Defied:
    • Alice refuses to go to a party with alcohol, or if she does go, she refuses to drink.
    • Alice's guardians forbid her to go to a party with alcohol, or if they don't, they do forbid her to drink.
  • Discussed: "What? The fact that I am a nineteen-year-old in college doesn't mean I get wasted every weekend."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied:
    • Alice recalls being in a party, but she mentions she doesn't remember much of it.
    • Someone goes through Alice's purse, pulling out a hip flask, among other things.
  • Deconstructed: What started as keeping up with her college social life, is absorbing Alice into a spiral of booze, drunken nights and blackouts.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Alice realizes her drinking habits are affecting her health, social and academic life, and puts an end to it.
    • After causing a real mess at a party she was invited, making a fool of herself and fighting her best friend because of alcohol, Alice decides to put her life back together.
  • Played for Laughs: Alice goes out for a drink, meets her dream partner, who turns out to be a CIA agent, is wrapped up on a spy war, becomes wanted by her government for treason ... and she doesn't remember a thing the morning after.
  • Played for Drama:

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