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Basic Trope: A character decides not to fix the problems of a society.

  • Straight:
  • Exaggerated:
    • Victor decides to abandon the world and allow it to plunge into darkness.
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    • Louise plans to remake the universe to her specifications, as she can't imagine any other way.
  • Downplayed: Victor decides not to fix problems of a part of Troperville.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Victor is initially neutral to the conflicts of Troperville, but witnesses a good deed and decides to get involved to save Troperville.
    • Victor decides that the town doesn't need saving.
    • Formerly villainous Victor decides to leave Troperville he went to seeking redemption because he sees it as incapable of fixing him.
  • Subverted: Victor wishes to leave Troperville... to retrieve some things needed to improve conditions.
  • Double Subverted: Seeing that the task is too cumbersome for him, Victor abandons Troperville for good.
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  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Victor's solution is mixed and can be said to have both saved and destroyed the town in different senses - he has drained the evil from the people of the excuse for a town and put it into the land itself making it a wasteland. The now good people burn what remains of the town and depart to atone for their past misdeeds.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Victor, any reason why you're making your way to the exit?"
    • "And here's our resident nihilist claiming the town is no longer suitable for saving. Did you really try to do something about it, man?"
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz convinces Victor that Troperville is problematic and that he should give up.
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Just because things are getting worse doesn't mean that I should give up on Troperville."
  • Discussed:
    Victor: Troperville is horrible and should be allowed to die.
    Louise: What gives you the right to decide who should and shouldn't be saved?
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Victor leaving Troperville to die costs him the respect and admiration from his allies and the citizens who label him as a coward for giving up too easily.
  • Played For Drama: Victor sees that Troperville becomes worse no matter how many times he tries to make it better. After leaving it, Victor gets called out by his friends for giving up hope, but Victor doesn't listen and crosses the Despair Event Horizon and is Driven to Suicide.

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