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Basic Trope: A high school couple gets married.

  • Straight: Alice and Bob were a couple in high school, and a few years later, they get married.
  • Exaggerated: Every high school couple gets married.
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob started their relationship in high school, and it continued for a long time.
  • Justified: Truth in Television
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob were enemies in high school, but they get married as adults.
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  • Subverted: Alice and Bob are teased to get married after high school, but the relationship doesn't work out.
  • Double Subverted: They get back together and get married.
  • Parodied: The couple is a Tastes Like Diabetes couple infected with parodies of YA romance cliches.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice and Bob are on and off again after high school.
  • Averted: Alice and Bob break up after high school.
  • Enforced:
    • The writers think this is sweet.
    • It's a revival set a few years later, and the writers don't want to write a new character.
  • Lampshaded: "Wow, who'd've thought Alice and Bob would have stayed together after high school?"
  • Invoked: Alice starts seeking a future husband in high school.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice doesn't think it will work out, and breaks up with Bob after graduating.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: In their thirties, Alice and Bob say they met "about two decades ago", but don't elaborate.
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  • Deconstructed: People change and mature after high school, and don't always want what they used to want. So, Alice and Bob's marriage falls apart.
  • Reconstructed: Alice and Bob matured together. Their relationship changes a lot but they stay a happy couple.

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