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Basic Trope: Ants carrying several times their own body weight.

  • Straight: Bob the ant carries a pin back to base.
  • Exaggerated: Bob kidnaps Alice, a human girl, back to base.
  • Downplayed: Bob carries a pin back to base but half way there, he gets tired and drops the pin.
  • Justified: Thanks to the Square-Cube Law, Bob has the proportional strength to carry a pin far larger than him back to the base.
  • Inverted: Bob struggles to carry a pin back to base.
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  • Subverted: Bob struggles to carry a pin back to base but then realises there was a pebble on the pin so he pushes it off to carry the pin back to base,
  • Double Subverted: Bob struggles to carry a pin, realises there was a pebble on the pin, pushes it off and then struggles to carry the pin back to base.
  • Parodied: Bob likes to go to the gym so he can carry pins with ease.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob goes to the gym regularly but he cannot lift up one single pin.
  • Averted: Bob struggles to carry a pin back to base but then a flea steals the pin instead.
  • Enforced: A writer wanted people to stop killing ants so he made Bob the ant strong so he can impress people.
  • Lampshaded: "Here is an ant, I'll call this one Bob, he must be collecting pins today."
  • Invoked: Bob the ant can lift up a pin because all ants can.
  • Exploited: ???
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  • Defied: "Quick, squash that ant before it steals our pins!"
  • Discussed: "Ants cannot lift up pins, it will squish them!"
  • Conversed: "I saw a nature program which told me that an ant can lift up several times their body weight, I think that only happens in cartoons..."

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