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Basic Trope: A ship has sent an emergency call, and the heroes must investigate.

  • Straight: Bob and his True Companions receive a Distress Call and go to rescue the senders.
  • Exaggerated: Every one of Bob's adventures starts with a distress call.
  • Downplayed: During one of the scheduled transmissions, someone mentions a problem they've been having lately. Bob and his True Companions go to investigate and fix it.
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  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: Bob and his True Companions get an invitation to come see how well things have been going.
  • Subverted: Bob and his True Companions get a distress call. They begin packing...and it turns out they're preparing to evacuate, thinking that the threat must have overrun the area.
  • Double Subverted: ...But then their superiors force them into investigating anyway.
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  • Enforced: The author wants to give a reason why the heroes went to the area.
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  • Invoked: Whatever threat attacked the area forces one of its victims to activate the distress signal so more people will arrive and it can continue wreaking havoc.
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