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Basic Trope: A character is taking a shower or bath and tries to grab a bar of soap, only to have it slip out of their hands constantly.

  • Straight: Alice is trying to enjoy her nice, hot bubble bath, and makes a grab for her favorite bar of soap, only to have it slip on the ground out of her reach.
  • Exaggerated: All Alice has to do is touch it and it flies out of her grasp.
  • Downplayed: The soap is slippery, but no so much to hinder Alice's bath.
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  • Justified: Alice is naturally clumsy.
  • Inverted:
    • The soap is always stable, even if Alice's hands are greasy.
    • Sticky soap.
  • Subverted: Alice uses liquid soap or shower gel.
  • Double Subverted: The bottle of soap or gel is itself too slippery to grab.
  • Parodied: The soap is ultimately important in Alice's quest to defeat evil. Not that she will ever be able to hold it.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice uses shower gel.
  • Enforced: Any brand of soap must be tested for sufficient slipperiness before being sold.
  • Lampshaded: "I'm tired of the soap falling out of my hands every time I turn the shower on!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited:
    • Alice attaches soap to her shoes to make skates.
    • Alice is in communal showers when the Alpha Bitch shows up to pick a Cat Fight. Alice digs her fingernails into the bar of soap long enough to scrub until she's as slippery as the soap is.
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  • Defied: Alice goes to all lengths to stop the soap from slipping from her grasp.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "That soap must be extremely slippery."

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