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Basic Trope: Leaving a pistol for committing suicide.

  • Straight:
    • Bob The Fettered locks Emperor Evulz up and leaves a pistol loaded with one bullet to Evulz for committing suicide.
    • Bob hands Evulz a tantō, and offers to be his second for honorable seppuku.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob locks Emperor Evulz into a blast shelter and leaves a hand grenade to Evulz for committing suicide.
    • Bob locks Princess Evulz and her friend Avelyn into a hot boiled prison and leaves a pistol loaded with only one bullet, which means only one of them can be spared from being melted by the heated cell block.
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  • Downplayed: Bob leaves a bottle of poison for Evulz so he can commit suicide with it.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Bob asks for a pistol with one bullet for commiting suicide.
  • Subverted:
    • Except the pistol is empty, Bob was planning to deliver a Cruel and Unusual Death all along.
    • Evulz considers it, but even with the gun to his own head, he can't go through with it.
    • Bob laughs uproarously after he returns home. He just remembered that Evulz was immune to small arms fire.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...but it turns out Bob fully intended to have the pistol work, it jammed on its own.
    • Evulz then asks Bob for one last favor before he goes...
    • But it turns out that it only applies to point blank range, not direct contact.
  • Parodied:
    • Evulz asked for a gun for committing suicide, Bob gives him an airsoft gun instead.
    • Bob offer the choice between the handgun and sitting in timeout for five minutes. Evulz takes the timeout, much to Bob's disappointment.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob locks Emperor Evulz and is about to leave a pistol loaded with one bullet to Evulz for committing suicide, only to change his mind for the last second and decides to give Evulz an airsoft gun every week just to mock the latter. However, upon seeing Evulz being tormented by illness and starvation, Bob can't bring himself to torture Evulz any further and finally decides to give Evulz a real gun to commit suicide.
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  • Averted: Bob doesn't leave anything for Evulz to commit suicide.
  • Enforced: "We can't have Bob killing Evulz in cold blood, how about letting Evulz to do it himself?"
  • Lampshaded: "What, you expect me to kill myself with it?"
  • Invoked: Evulz asks Bob for a pistol with one bullet for committing suicide.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied:
    • Bob kicks away the pistol from Evulz just to add insult to injury.
    • Charlie takes away the pistol from Bob and says that Evulz should atone himself in the jail instead of killing himself.
    • Evulz kicks away the pistol to show his defiance.
    • Evulz gives the pistol back to Bob, reasoning that he deserves to suffer.
    • Evulz asks for a pistol to "put an end to this". Bob refuses, telling him it's time to face the consequences like a man.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed:
    "Evulz, I gave you a pistol, you know what to do, don't you?"
    "What do you mean by this?!"
    (Evulz pulls the trigger)
    "What? You really expected me to give you a real gun? Have fun with your airsoft gun! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!!"
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: Evulz is on the verge of loss, he asks Bob for a pistol for committing suicide. Bob gives him an airsoft gun and a BB pellet in an attempt to mock Evulz, however, it turns out to be what Evulz needed: He gleefully shoots the paper target behind Bob and wins the airsoft gun competition.
  • Played For Drama: Bob hands Evulz a pistol, but specifically denies him a second, so he will die as slowly and painfully as possible. After a while, Bob hands Evulz a pistol for real... but it turns out to be an airsoft gun.

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