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Basic Trope: A character gets drunk and sees more than one of the same thing/person/animal.

  • Straight: Alice is drunk and says to Bob, "There's two of you!".
  • Exaggerated: Alice somehow sees five Bobs.
  • Downplayed: We get to see what Bob looks like from Alice's point of view while she's drunk, and while there is a slight doubling, he doesn't outright look like two Bobs.
  • Justified: Drunkenness does sometimes cause people to see double.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice has a lazy eye that corrects itself when she's drunk for some reason.
    • There really is two of Bob, due to cloning or Temporal Duplication or whatever, but Alice, who is drunk, only sees one.
  • Subverted:
    • It turns out that Alice was not drunk, but just dizzy from having been spun around.
    • It turns out that there really is two of Bob.
  • Double Subverted:
    • She's lying because she doesn't want to admit to being drunk.
    • Alice didn't see the extra Bob initially and when he makes himself known, she says, "and now there's four of you!".
  • Parodied: Alice has three eyes, so she sees triple when drunk.
  • Zigzagged: Alice, Bob, Charles, and Diane all get drunk. Alice sees double, Bob's vision becomes blurred but he doesn't see double, Charles somehow sees triple, and Diane sees normally.
  • Averted:
    • Nobody drinks alcohol.
    • Alcohol does not result in seeing double.
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  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "No, Alice, there's not two of me, you're just drunk."
  • Invoked: Alice deliberately gets herself drunk to see if she'd see double.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: Alice doesn't drink because she doesn't want to see double.
  • Discussed: "Do you really see double when you're drunk?"
  • Conversed: "She's drunk in this scene. What's to bet she's seeing double?"
  • Implied:
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played for Laughs: Alice tries to introduce herself to "the other Bob".
  • Played for Drama: Alice is addicted to alcohol.

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