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Basic Trope: Hypnosis doesn't work on dogs.

  • Straight: When the villainous Hypnos performs a mass hypnosis on Tropeville, Tropey the dog isn't affected by it.
  • Exaggerated: No animal on Tropeville is affected by Hypnos's powers.
  • Downplayed: Hypnos's powers make Tropey feel drowsy, but still he can't hypnotize it.
  • Justified:
    • Hypnosis requires a minimum attention span, and Tropey is too easily distracted.
    • Animal emotions are simple, meaning that they can't be manipulated as easily.
  • Inverted:
    • Hypnos is a talking dog trying to hypnotize humans, who are not affected by it.
    • Hypnos can hypnotize all sorts of animals, but humans are immune to his powers.
    • Hypnos can only hypnotize dogs.
  • Subverted: Hypnos Speaks Fluent Animal and easily subdues Tropey by telling it to stand still.
  • Double Subverted: Tropey didn't actually sit still because Hypnos told it to, but because that's what it always does before attacking.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Hypnos's powers are unstable; whether he'll be able to hypnotize dogs (or anything at all) depends on the day.
  • Averted: Animals are just as vulnerable to hypnosis as any human.
  • Enforced: The producers feel that Tropey has been underused as the show got Darker and Edgier with Hypnos's introduction, so they introduce this to give him a bigger role in the dark storyline.
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  • Invoked: Super Stan has to face off with Hypnos and recruits Tropey as his Canine Companion for the mission.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Hypnos sets out to find out means to amplify his powers enough to hypnotize animals.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: The story ends with a Downer Ending as Hypnos takes over Troperville. However, the audience is given a ray of hope as Tropey growls at an oblivious Hypnos.

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