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Basic Trope: Cartoon reindeer resemble generic forest deer.

  • Straight: The leading reindeer of Santa Claus's sleigh, Tropedolph, is small, brown-colored, and has a white tail.
  • Exaggerated: Reindeer don't even exist! Tropedolph is just referred to as a deer.
  • Downplayed: Tropedolph has a big bulky body like a real reindeer, is colored brown like a forest deer.
  • Justified:
    • The story takes place in an alternative universe where reindeer never evolved and Tropedolph was the result of cloning a forest deer.
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    • Santa's reindeer are a separate species from wild reindeer.
  • Inverted: Bombi, a forest deer living in a North American forest is big, bulky, and gray-colored.
  • Subverted: Tropedolph turns out to just be an alien that landed in the North Pole.
  • Double Subverted: However, the real Tropedolph looks identical to alien Tropedolph.
  • Parodied: Tropedolph lives in a North American forest and just comes to work at Santa's workshop during the holiday season. All of the Other Reindeer pick on him for looking nothing like them.
  • Zig-Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Tropedolph is big, bulky, and gray-colored like an actual reindeer.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Are you sure Tropedolph is actually a reindeer?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: To hide himself from being seen by the townspeople, Tropedolph takes off his red nose and is indistinguishable from the forest deer.
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  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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