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Basic Trope: The character misses the bus.

  • Straight: Bob misses his bus to school.
  • Exaggerated: Bob desperately runs for the bus, but misses it anyways.
  • Downplayed: Bob misses his regular bus, hangs around for the next one due five minutes later, and arrives a bit late.
  • Justified:
    • Bob slept in.
    • The buses (or bus drivers) in Bob's area are notoriously unreliable, frequently arriving at the wrong/unexpected times.
  • Inverted: Bob waits for the bus, but gets tired of it and leaves the stop. Cue the bus coming.
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  • Subverted: Bob runs for the bus, sees it starting to move, but then driver Charly notices Bob and stops to let him in.
  • Double Subverted: Charly's just mocking Bob and slams the door into his face.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The bus doesn't come at all.
  • Enforced: "I need a reason for bob to be late. Hey, what about him missing the bus?"
  • Lampshaded: "I'll miss the bus. For sure."
  • Invoked: Bob doesn't want to go to school and walks deliberately slow, so he'll miss the bus.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob gets up extra early so that he doesn't miss the bus.
  • Discussed: "Why does Bob always miss his bus?" "No idea. Meanwhile he should the time it arrives."
  • Conversed: ???

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