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Basic Trope: A traitor feels bad about their treachery

  • Straight: Bob feels bad about betraying his best friend Alice for Dr. Evulz.
  • Exaggerated: Bob regrets his treachery so much, he's Driven to Suicide.
  • Downplayed: Bob feels a little sorry about betraying Alice, but he can work through it just fine.
  • Justified:
    • Bob and Alice were best friends, so of course he would feel bad about betraying her.
    • Bob betrayed Alice against his will.
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  • Inverted: Bob is very happy about his betrayal of Alice.
  • Subverted: Bob doesn't seem to have any regrets about betraying Alice...
  • Double Subverted: ...But it's later shown to be eating away at him on the inside.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob does not betray Alice at all.
  • Enforced: "Bob and Alice were best buds! Of course he's gotta feel bad for turning on her!"
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Alice uses Bob's visible regret as a way to get him to make a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Defied: Knowing that he'd only feel terrible about it later, Bob refused to betray Alice.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: While Bob is never seen showing remorse, he doesn't seem to be too happy about being a traitor, either.
  • Deconstructed: Fearing that Bob will go back to Alice's side, Dr. Evulz kills him as soon as he doesn't need him anymore.

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