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Basic Trope: One character vomits, causing multiple other people to do so as well.

  • Straight: Alice throws up, causing Bob, Charlie, Dylan, and Evan to do so as well.
  • Exaggerated: This eventually leads to everyone in the universe vomiting.
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob pukes after watching Alice do so.
    • The vomiting happens, but is concealed via some sort of Vomit Discretion Shot.
  • Justified:
    • Can be Truth in Television - as the main page says, this is an instinct that people evolved to avoid poisoning.
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    • Alice's friends have emetophobia.
  • Inverted: A literal version of Mass "Oh, Crap!" happens.
  • Subverted: Alice throws up, causing her friends to start gagging, but they manage to get over it.
  • Double Subverted: Then they all throw up later.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted: No one throws up.
  • Enforced: A potential gross-out gag.
  • Lampshaded: "And then everyone started puking all at once."
  • Invoked: Everyone tries to make themselves throw up.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice decides to leave before she throws up.
  • Discussed: "Oh wow, there's puke everywhere!"
  • Conversed: "Why did they all puke at once?"
  • Implied:
    • Alice throws up, causing her friends to become disgusted and run off, with some of them covering their mouths and/or saying things like "Get me a bucket!"
    • Alice mentions the time she got food poisoning while her friends were around, and it's rather heavily implied that the results were not pretty.
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  • Played for Drama: This is a way to reveal that Alice and her friends were poisoned or are otherwise seriously ill.

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