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Basic Trope: Exclusion via mention.

  • Straight:
    • Alice invites her friends over for dinner. When her guests arrive, she says, "Thank you all for coming. I have invited you here because you are my closest friends ... and Bob."
    • Alice says, "Thank you for coming, everyone except Bob."
  • Exaggerated:
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  • Downplayed: Bob is only Alice's acquaintance, so his exclusion is understandable.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: "To all my friends... and Bob... my best friend."
  • Double Subverted: "...whom I secretly hate."
  • Parodied: Bob has no idea Alice thinks so little of him and keeps trying to get close to her, to no avail.
  • Zig Zagged: "...Ha ha! Just kidding."
  • Averted: "Thank you, everyone."
  • Enforced: "Since Bob is my series' punching bag, I will have him get excluded by Alice once per episode."
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  • Lampshaded:
    Bob: Why did you mention me separately from everybody else?
    Alice: Because I secretly hate you, Bob.
  • Invoked: Bob bullies Alice specifically to make her hate him.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice counts all her friends as equals to each other and herself.
  • Discussed: "No, of course I included Bob when I said 'everyone'."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob is a lesser person than Alice and the other members of their social circle. However, he never gets the idea to improve himself to make them like him more.

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