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Basic Trope: Characters throw lumps of snow at each other.

  • Straight: On an episode of Wacky Homeroom High, it's a snow day, and Alice and Bob start throwing snowballs at each other.
  • Exaggerated: The battle lasts several hours and involves almost every child in town (and more than a few adults).
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob throw a few handfuls of snow, but it doesn't turn into a full-blown snowball fight.
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  • Justified: Truth in Television, this trope is kept alive by schoolchildren wherever there is snow.
  • Inverted: In a desert, Alice and Bob start throwing handfuls of sand at each other.
  • Subverted: Alice and Bob start circling each other, snowballs held in hand.... but then they drop the snowballs and continue peacefully on their way.
    • Bob tosses a snowball at Faye. She tells him she has no time for such "frivolous activities".
  • Double Subverted: Until Charlie performs a Sneak Attack on them and they declare This Means War!
  • Parodied: The snowball fight is treated like an actual war, complete with Fictional Geneva Conventions, an Improvised Catapult, actual catapults, various Siege Engines to hurl snow at one other, a Sniper Duel or two, espionage, and every combat trope you can think of.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice and Bob do not throw snow at each other.
    • Alice and Bob live in a climate where there is no snow.
  • Enforced: The writers have fond memories of childhood snowball fights, and want to relive that through their work.
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  • Lampshaded: "Hey, everybody! SNOWBALL FIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!"
  • Invoked: Bob, who loves snowball fights, throws snow at everyone he sees in the hopes of provoking one.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The Dean Bitterman forbids snowball fights.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Hey! Who hit me with a snowball?! This Means War! Join the battle back at the main page!
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