Basic Trope: A character accepts that a trait they are ashamed of or persecuted for is an integral part of them.
- Straight: Alice, having an identity crisis, comes to terms with who her real self is.
- Exaggerated: Alice, a clone of a person of demonic descent and looked after by criminal foster parents, has an entire encyclopedia's worth of identity issues and comes to terms with all of them.
- Downplayed: Alice, a member of an oppressed minority, stops feeling sorry for other people's treatment of her. She didn't have any problems with her own character specifically.
- Justified: Character Development gives Alice a boost in self-esteem that allows her to embrace her identity.
- Inverted: Alice is a Defector from Decadence - she's come to realize that her society approves of genuine evil.
- Subverted: Alice and the readers think she has Dark Is Not Evil themed powers; she realizes at the last second that her powers have some terrible side-effects, and uses them sparingly ever after.
- Double Subverted: In the Sequel, Alice finds out that her powers were corrupted, and with a little* work, they can be used for good once more.
- Parodied: Alice accepts the fact that she's a talking shark inside a human-shaped suit.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Internalized Categorism
- Enforced: Alice's character arc revolves around who she believes she is. A realisation to this effect is the only satisfying way to resolve the arc.
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: The 'Verse's Psychoactive Powers respond well to these kinds of epiphanies.
- Defied: Alice, somehow, finds a way to change or remove the trait she was ashamed of.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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