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Basic Trope: Using the outdoors as a toilet.

  • Straight: Alice pees outside.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Everyone pees outside.
    • Alice both pees and poops outside.
    • Alice not only pees outside, but she washes in the pond and does things outside that usually would be done in the bathroom.
  • Downplayed: Alice thinks of peeing outside but doesn't actually do it.
  • Justified: Alice was having a Potty Emergency in a place outside with no bathrooms, and the only other option would have been to wet herself.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice takes a drink outside.
    • Alice pees on the floor indoors.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice appears to be peeing outside but it's actually her water bottle leaking.
    • Alice finds a bathroom right when she considers relieving herself behind a tree or bush.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Then she pees.
    • The bathroom turns out to be out of order, leaving Alice with no choice but to pee behind a tree or bush anyway.
  • Parodied: A little garden set aside just for peeing in.
  • Zigzagged: Both Alice and Bob have a Potty Emergency and both consider peeing outside several times but are interrupted.
  • Averted: Alice doesn't pee outside.
  • Enforced: The writers want to use a little Toilet Humour and they feel that the best way to do that would be to have a character relieve themselves outside.
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Are you peein' on the flowers, Alice?"
    • "Excuse me a minute. I need to go water a tree."
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  • Invoked: Bob tells Alice to pee outside.
  • Exploited:
    • Alice puts out a fire by peeing on it.
    • Someone catches and photographs Alice peeing outside and uses the photograph for blackmail purposes.
  • Defied: Alice refuses to pee outside.
  • Discussed: "Is it okay to pee outside?"
  • Conversed: "These characters always use the outdoors as a bathroom."
  • Implied: Alice has a Potty Emergency and after going outside she doesn't have to go anymore.
  • Deconstructed: Alice gets arrested for urinating in public.
  • Reconstructed:
    • While she gets arrested, Alice doesn't have to do anything worse than pay a small fine.
    • Whenever she's faced with the option of peeing outside, Alice is able to relieve herself discreetly so that no one sees her.
  • Played for Laughs: People peeing outdoors can be a major source of Toilet Humour.
  • Played for Drama: Alice pees on a flower and then it dies.

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