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Basic Trope: The villain stops their evil scheme just because someone told them to.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz decides to not Take Over the World, because Alice told him that what he was doing was wrong.
  • Exaggerated: Evulz decides to not destroy the entire universe because someone sent him a complaint in the mail.
  • Downplayed: Alice clearly explains the consequences of Evulz's plan to him and asks him to stop, which causes him to have second thoughts about it.
  • Justified:
    • Evulz was uncertain about his evil scheme anyway, and Alice's speech was simply the last straw.
    • Evulz's plan was to kidnap Alice's Starfish Alien people and use them as chattel; he stops because Alice's communication proved that they were sentient.
  • Inverted:
    • Evulz stops his evil plan because someone complimented it.
    • Evulz is spurred on by Alice telling him not to be evil.
    • Alice is told by Bob not to give money to the poor and she complied
  • Subverted: Emperor Evulz agrees to be good as a result of Alice telling him he should... But it was all a trick to draw Alice's suspicions away from him.
  • Double Subverted: However, Alice's words still haunt Evulz, and on reflection he decided to become good for real.
  • Parodied: Evulz ceases his evil scheme because Alice called him a Big Stupid Doo Doo Head.
  • Zig Zagged: Evulz
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  • Averted: Alice does not attempt to stop Evilz simply by telling him to stop.
  • Enforced: "Hey, let's make Alice stop the villain, by telling him what he's doing is wrong! That'll teach the kids An Aesop about the importance of communication!"
  • Lampshaded: "Wait... You didn't Take Over the World just because someone told you not to?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Someone proposes telling Evulz to stop to Alice, but she dismisses the idea because she realises how ridiculous it is.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Villains would be so much more successful if they weren't convinced to give up so easily!"
  • Implied: Alice sends Evulz a letter begging him to stop his evil plot. Next we see, Evulz is working at McDonalds.

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