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Basic Trope: Swimming in lots of wealth like water.

  • Straight: Joe discovers he owns a roomful of gold pieces. Ecstatic, he dives in and plays around in it.
  • Exaggerated: Joe accidentally inhales some of the gold.
  • Downplayed:
    • Joe doesn't jump into the gold; he just lies on top of it.
      • Making snow angels is an option, though.
    • Joe has only silver in which to 'swim'.
    • Joe isn't swimming in gold coins, but he IS swimming in a pool of paper money.
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  • Justified: Joe is happy to have found all this money. He has to do something with all this excitement welling up in his chest, and he is not allowed to scream for joy for whatever reason.
  • Inverted:
    • A truckful of gold pieces is dumped over Joe.
    • Joe throws a gold coin into a pond filled entirely with people and watches it sink.
  • Subverted:
    • The roomful of gold is a death trap.
    • Joe doesn't actually own the gold. He merely holds it in trust for another's benefit.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...but there is a way to avoid the trap.
    • When the owner dies before s/he can claim the gold, it passes into Joe's hands for real.
  • Parodied: The pool of funds is liquid gold, scalding hot. Joe jumps in to his death.
  • Zig Zagged: Joe discovers a roomful of gold. He decides not to
  • Averted: Joe has no treasure in which to 'swim'.
  • Enforced: "We need to show how happy Jon is to have all this money all of a sudden when he can't go on a shopping splurge due to the plot."
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  • Lampshaded: "This is the richest bath I've ever taken!"
  • Invoked: The room's creator put all of the coins in large piles so the next person to own the money could do this.
  • Exploited: When fighting someone on piles of treasure, Joe demonstrates that being able to swim through said treasure has some very useful tactical applications.
  • Defied: Joe has his gold stored outside his house.
  • Discussed:
    • "So, Joe, I heard you got rich recently. What have you been doing with it? Installing a golden pool, hint hint?"
    • When Joe first sees the treasure all piled up, he comments, "I sure wish that swimming-in-money thing wasn't physically impossible, because I really want to do that right now."
  • Conversed: "If a pal of mine got rich and he tried diving into the money like that, I'd just get worried about his mental health."
  • Deconstructed: Joe dives into the coins... And falls flat on his face onto metal. Ouch.
  • Reconstructed:
    • If Joe should have lasting injuries, he can always use some of the gold to pay for his treatment.
    • Joe only injured himself because he wasn't using the right swimming technique.
    • Joe slowly dips into the gold as if he were entering the shallow end of the pool. When he gets deep enough, he uses his gold hoard as a means of swimming exercise, given that his gold pool would provide a greater challenge than a regular one.

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