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Basic Trope: A character's footwear proves resistant to obliteration.

  • Straight: After Emperor Evulz incinerates Bob with a fireball, only his shoes remain.
  • Exaggerated: After an Earth-Shattering Kaboom, 7.5 billion pairs of ownerless shoes can be found floating through space.
  • Downplayed: Evulz shoots a decoy made out of clothing with a fireball. The shoes and chard embers of clothes remain.
  • Justified:
    • Bob's shoes are made of made of Indestructium.
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    • Bob's shoes were blown off by the force of the explosion and land a couple yards away.
  • Inverted: An explosion destroys Bob's shoes while leaving him otherwise unharmed.
  • Subverted: The explosion obliterates Bob and appears to leave his shoes alone, but they fall to dust at the slightest touch.
  • Double Subverted: ...but wait; that was just a layer of ash over the shoes.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob is a talking pair of shoes, and nothing can destroy him.
    • A bomb goes off in a shoestore, creating a rain of shoes in the process.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob is wiped form the earth, shoes and all.
  • Enforced: ???
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  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Emperor Evulz strips Bob of his shoes before incinerating him.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob's shoes are preserved and serve as a tragic reminder of his death.
    • Scientists analyze Bob's shoes and use the data to develop new lava boots.
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  • Reconstructed: Alice takes the shoes to a lab, where they take a swab, clone Bob, and upload his memories. Bob makes millions selling his shoes on eBay.

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