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Basic Trope: A character doesn't want others to know about their good-hearted acts.

  • Straight: Bob saves Hiro's life, but tells him not to tell anyone about it.
  • Exaggerated: Bob has gave food and shelter to the poverty-stricken people, but warns Hiro that if he tells others about his deed, he will kill him.
  • Downplayed: Bob has defended Hiro against Emperor Evulz, but tells him not to tell others about it.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Hiro tells Bob not to tell anyone that he's done a morally reprehensible act because it had to be done.
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob doesn't care if people notice his nicer side.
  • Enforced: "I want to make sure that Bob doesn't lose his edgy personality. Let's have him warn Hiro not to tell anyone about his good deeds."
  • Lampshaded: "I know you're gonna give me the 'don't tell others what I did' speech because you value your reputation as a bad guy. I'm not a busy body, you know."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "You can go and tell every about my good side, Hiro. Maybe it won't hurt my reputation a bit."
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