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Basic Trope: A character tells another about the likelihood of a specific person or small group rescuing them.

  • Straight: The captured Alice tells Emperor Evulz, "Just you wait! Bob will come to save me."
  • Exaggerated: Alice says this every single time she gets into a tight spot she can't escape from (and she's a disaster magnet, so there have been thousands).
  • Downplayed: Alice sometimes says Bob will come to save her.
  • Justified:
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    • Bob and Alice are in a long, stable romance and Alice has every reason to expect him to help her.
    • Bob and Alice are Platonic Life-Partners or family.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Alice tells Emperor Evulz that Bob will come to save her, but Bob gets delayed by some of Evulz' forces and she has to deal with the situation herself.
  • Double Subverted: ...But the next time Alice says Bob will come for her and he does.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Alice tells Emperor Evulz that Bob will come to save her. He gets delayed and Alice has to deal with the situation by herself. Then the next time she says it, he does come on time. Meanwhile, Charlie doesn't say anything about anyone coming for him, but Bob and Alice do anyway.
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: The author wants to show Alice's trust (or lack thereof) in Bob.
  • Lampshaded: ???
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  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz nudges Alice to say the words.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: ???

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