Basic Trope: A trope (a common convention that you can expect to show up in certain works).
- Straight: The trope, played out normally.
- Exaggerated: The trope, taken Up to Eleven.
- Downplayed: The trope, played to a smaller extent than normal.
- Justified: The trope has a logical In-Universe explanation.
- Inverted: The trope happens the other way around.
- Gender-Inverted: A gender-specific trope is used on the opposite gender.
- Role-Inverted: A role-specific trope is used on the opposite role.
- Subverted: The trope is expected to be played straight, but isn't.
- Double Subverted: ...until shortly thereafter, when it suddenly is.
- Parodied: The trope is mocked, spoofed, or played straight to ridiculous levels for specific humour value.
- Zig Zagged: The trope is simply "played with" in another way.
- Averted: The trope is not used, implied, or mentioned at all, and there may or may not be a situation where it would be possible.
- Enforced: Something in Real Life that causes Executive Meddling and/or the authors to use the trope.
- Lampshaded: A Genre Savvy character calls attention to the trope as it's occurring, then carries on.
- Invoked: A Genre Savvy character sets up a situation where the trope can occur.
- Exploited: A Genre Savvy character takes advantage of a trope, or the fact that the trope will occur, possibly — but not necessarily — Invoking it in the process.
- Defied: A Genre Savvy character tries to prevent a trope from happening.
- Discussed: Genre Savvy characters talk about the trope in a situation where it is likely to happen.
- Conversed: Genre Savvy characters talk about the trope in a Show Within a Show.
- Implied: The trope isn't shown, but the audience is indirectly led to believe that it happened off-screen.
- Deconstructed: The trope is played in such a way to show various logical and moral problems with the trope as normally played.
- Reconstructed: The trope is played straight, but with the problems brought up by the deconstruction dealt with or addressed.
- Played For Laughs: The trope is played straight in a comedic way.
- Played For Drama: The trope is played in a melodramatic or serious way.
- Played For Horror: The trope is played in a horrifying way.
Basic Trope: Overly genericizing a description, line of dialogue, or thing's name to the point of resembling a blank template.
- Straight: The town of Town's Name has a welcome sign that says "Welcome Sign: witty slogan for Town's Name".
- Exaggerated: Everyone talks like an unfilled Mad-Libs.
- Justified: Town's Name was founded by an overly Literal-Minded robot.
- Inverted: The description of the town is overly specialized to the slang of the town—"Tropesburg: BUPKI Ssed YKTTW Wicks!"
- Subverted: ???
- Double Subverted: ???
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: "Welcome to Tropesburg, where your life being ruined is the least of your worries!"
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: Alice goes to Town's Name to hide from a Corrupt Bureaucrat chasing after her, as he wouldn't think of taking the name written on the forms he forces people who know where she's gone to to fill out literally.
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Laughs: The sign is praised as the most complex and interesting town sign in the universe.
- Played For Drama: Cut to the Mayor crying in his office due to his lack of creativity.
- Played For Horror: Anyone who reads the sign is magically controlled into submission.
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