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Basic trope: A character is too lazy to... I'll work on this later.

  • Straight: Bob does not do orders his boss Charlie demands him to do.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is too lazy to even breathe.
  • Downplayed: Bob does his work a little late.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Workaholic
    • Bob is incredibly impatient, doing work that Charlie asks his co-workers Alice, Steve and Totally-not Emperor Evulz to do, much to Charlie's dismay.
  • Subverted: "Eh... I'm not really in the mood... But I will do it."
  • Double Subverted: "...In about 15 minutes. Okay?"
  • Parodied: Bob does nothing at all. He is effectively a statue.
  • Zig-zagged: Bob is either productive or lazy depending on his mood and state in life.
  • Averted: Bob gets his work done.
  • Enforced: "What could be a defining trait for a Loser Protagonist? Let's have him be lazy."
  • Lampshaded: "Bob, I want you to be productive for once in your life!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Totally-not Emperor Evulz finds out that Bob barely gets his work done, so he does the jobs himself for a better paycheck and ends up getting Bob fired, putting him in jeopardy.
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  • Defied: Bob decides to avoid laziness and tries to do something.
  • Discussed: "Yeah, I know I'm lazy. It's just something I can't get rid of."
  • Conversed: "I really hate Bob. He's so lazy, he makes the villains look like saints. At least they're doing something."
  • Deconstructed: Bob's laziness gets him ostracized by society, including his friends and family.
  • Reconstructed: Bob is too lazy to give a damn what they think of his laziness.

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