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Basic Trope: When animatronics go bad.

  • Straight: Falco's Fun Land has three animatronic performers: Falco Flamingo, Finnick Fox, and Franny Frog. All three of them have been involved in "accidents" with guests and staff.
  • Exaggerated: Falco's Fun Land has hordes of animatronics and every one of them has been responsible for at least one death and one maiming with guests, staff members, repairmen, etc.
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  • Downplayed: Falco's Fun Land has three animatronics: Falco Flamingo, Finnick Fox, and Franny Frog. Finnick has been involved in a few "accidents" with guests and staff.
  • Justified: Someone pushed the victim into a position where the animatronic could do damage.
  • Inverted: Falco's Fun Land has three animatronic performers: Falco Flamingo, Finnick Fox, and Franny Frog. All three of them have been credited with saving the lives of guests and staff.
  • Subverted: During a show, the animatronics come towards a man, wildly swinging their arms as if to beat him — but it turns out the man had a bomb in his hand and planned to blow up part of the crowd.
  • Double Subverted: But then Falco and his friends cause some havoc themselves; they just attacked the bomber because they didn't want any outsider stealing their playthings.
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  • Zigzagged: Falco and his buddies are programmed to have two modes: Happy fun fun kid-friendly fun mode, and absolute slaughter fest mode. They can switch modes at any moment.
  • Parodied: Falco says things like "Hi kids! Wanna see my flamethrower?" No one bats an eyelash.
  • Averted:
    • The animatronics in the story are not hostile or dangerous.
    • The story is set in a place or time where animatronics don't exist.
  • Enforced:
    • The author wants a Man Versus Machine plot and has a preteen hero.
    • The author likes to make items that are associated with childhood scary.
    • The author wants a way to make it okay for the heroes to use lethal force.
  • Lampshaded:
    Bob: Come on! I take one day off to go to Fun Land and now the animatronics want to kill me?
  • Invoked: The Robot Master is a Misanthrope Supreme and programs the animatronics to hurt people.
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Animatronics in films are like death machines. Why do the parks even bother with them?"
  • Deconstructed: When the owners of Falco's Fun Land realize that the animatronics are hurting people, they trash the animatronics and replace them with costumed performers.
  • Reconstructed: The animatronics are Not Quite Dead, and they're not happy about being replaced...

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