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Basic Trope: Villain exposes their tongue in squicky way to show they're crazy.

  • Straight: Right before torturing Bob for fun and profit, Alice licks her lips slowly, chewing the scenery. Bob knows he's in trouble.
  • Exaggrated: Alice has a tongue of a chameleon and she licks her entire self clean before beginning the torture.
  • Downplayed: Bob thinks he's seen a glimpse of Alice's tongue touching her lips.
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  • Justified: Alice is cannibal and eating parts of Bob is part of the torture. She's anticipating it.
  • Inverted: It's Bob (The Hero) who licks his lips in anticipation, because he's Too Kinky to Torture.
  • Subverted: Alice licks her lips slowly to show she's crazy, but it turns out she's actually completely normal.
  • Double-Subverted: ...but it turns out the first impression was right and she is Ax-Crazy maniac.
  • Parodied: There's something (imagined) on Alice's face and Bob watches with growing disbelief as she tries to lick it off, murmuring to herself. Finally she gives up and goes to the bathroom, just leaving him in the torture room.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice never shows her tongue.
  • Enforced: People's tongues gives producer creeps, so he makes writer add that tick to Alice in order to make her scarier.
  • Lampshaded:
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    • "Bob, did she just... Did she lick her..." "Yeees... I'd rather not think about it, Charlie"
    • "You gonna tell us why we're here, Alice, or you just wanna keep pretending you're Gene Simmons?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice had her tongue cut out.
  • Discussed: "And I know she'll do it. You know, that thing with her tongue. Creep."
  • Conversed: "And then The Baroness started to lick her lips and oh my god, I just knew The Hero's in trouble!"
  • Implied: Alice stands with her back to the audience (and Bob) but audience (and Bob) can clearly hear the sound of licking.
  • Deconstructed: Alice is actually a Manchild with an... unusual definition of "fun", but that licking tick makes her look like a dangerous lunatic. She has no friends, people and mooks avoid her and in the end her only friend is Emperor Evulz.
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  • Reconstructed: Alice don't want friends. She wants to torture people and Evulz lets her do this, so she doesn't care about anything else, as long as she can inflict pain upon various Bobs and Charlies.

(licking sounds) Ah, yes, yes. Just go back to main page and LEAVE ME ALONE!
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