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Basic Trope: A character reveals something at an inappropriate time.

  • Straight: Bob is in the middle of a Heroic BSoD and Alice, trying to pep talk him about how he's a better hero than he thinks, mentions how she originally joined the True Companions to sabotage him because he failed to save her village. This plunges Bob even further into depression.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is in the middle of a Heroic BSoD and the rest of the True Companions choose this time to drop various bombshells: Alice originally hated Bob for failing to save her village and joined to sabotage him, Charlie had one of the things they needed to succeed but threw it away because he didn't think it was important, Dracone sold one of their weapons to what turned out to be an enemy agent, and Eva has been experiencing symptoms of The Plague. Bob commits suicide in response.
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  • Downplayed: Bob is somewhat depressed and Alice takes the moment to mention that they're running low on Bob's Trademark Favorite Food. This doesn't make Bob any happier.
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: Bob is in the middle of a Heroic BSoD and Alice mentions that she discovered a Secret Path that would get them to Emperor Evulz' fortress unseen, which re-energizes him.
  • Subverted: While Alice is trying to give Bob a pep talk, she reveals that she originally hated him for failing to save her village and joined to sabotage him, but she finishes by saying she no longer feels that way; he's a hero and he should get out there and stop Emperor Evulz. Bob cheers up.
  • Double Subverted: ...but then Charlie chooses that time to reveal he threw away one of the things they needed to succeed, not knowing they needed it until afterwards. Bob attacks him in a rage.
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  • Zigzagged: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Averted: No character has any secrets from the other characters.
  • Enforced: The author wants a reason for the Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure.
  • Lampshaded:
    Alice: I guess this wasn't the right time to tell you that.
  • Invoked: Dracone nudges Alice towards confessing, knowing that Bob isn't right in the head.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz attacks directly after the confession, taking advantage of the heroes' emotional distress and disunity to capture them with minimal resistance.
  • Defied: Alice plans to tell Bob the secret, but when she sees he's already in a bad mental state, she thinks over what she planned to say again and decides to wait.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Umm, I just thought you should know there's a way back to Poorly Timed Confession here...Bad timing?
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