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Basic Trope: A political group is targeted that doesn't exist.

  • Straight: Bob, the President of Tropeland, tries to ban tuba-eating, but no one eats tubas.
  • Exaggerated: Bob suggests taking actions against Organizations of One-eyed Clowns who eat pickles at 2:00 AM while speaking a strange dialect of Japanese with random phrases of Pig Latin, and wearing dead vultures on their heads. No such organization of clowns exists.
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  • Downplayed: Bob takes a stand against Anarcho-monarchism, which is a real ideology, but one with virtually no followers.
  • Justified: He has come from an Alternate Universe where people eating tubas led to the apocalypse.
  • Inverted: The nonexistent tuba-eaters take a stand against President Bob.
  • Subverted: There turn out to be people who actually eat tubas.
  • Double Subverted: Said people are actually Internet trolls joking about it, and no tuba-eating takes place.
  • Parodied: The tuba-eaters materialize out of thin air, just to take Bob down for the injustice he's perpetrating.
  • Zig-Zagged: (Continued from Double Subverted) The Internet trolls cause people to start eating tubas, only for Bob to start eating tubas. Then, the tuba-eaters start complaining against Anti-tuba-eaters (People trying to ban tuba consumption), who really don't exist.
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  • Averted: Bob campaigns against real political issues.
  • Enforced: The writers of the show thought the idea was funny.
  • Lampshaded: "But no one eats tubas!"
  • Invoked: Bob knows that no one eats tubas, and is doing it as a publicity stunt.
  • Exploited: Bob's rivals use his obsession with banning tuba-eating in a smear campaign to make themselves look better.
  • Defied: Bob does his research before campaigning, and realizes no one is eating tubas.
  • Discussed: "Maybe, just maybe, I should try to ban something that doesn't exist, to get more publicity."
  • Conversed: "I'm glad my president isn't insane enough to ban tuba-eating like the one in Bob's Adventure 2."
  • Implied: Alice goes into her local music store one morning and sees a prominently placed sign reading, "By order of the President, it is illegal to eat tubas."

There's no such thing as a Windmill Political. Don't be silly.

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