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Basic: A genuinely well-meaning, but still racist compliment without any intentional sarcasm, bluffing, or condescension.

  • Straight: Alice compliments Bob on his accomplishments as an troper, and is one of the only fifteen members of that race that she actually shows respect to. The rest are meaningless to Alice.
  • Exaggerated: Alice tells Bob that he is the only troper that she even has any positive feelings.
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  • Downplayed: While Alice compliments on Bob, she still shows distrust toward him.
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  • Inverted: Alice tells Bob that he is a disgrace to his race, who she otherwise views as noble.
  • Subverted: Alice was going to say that Bob is a great credit to his race, but decided to think twice about it.
  • Double Subverted: ...Then she decided to tell Bob is the strongest member of the race.
  • Parodied: Alice compliments on the race of pancakes for being superior in taste to waffles.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice sees some people of Bob's race - including Bob himself - as credits and debits.
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  • Averted: Alice sees all tropers as equally valuable.
  • Enforced: "We're going to show that racism doesn't need to rely purely on insults."
  • Lampshaded: "You know, Alice. While I am not being called a worthless example of my race, that's not fair for the rest of my race."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice interrupts herself and decided to tell Bob that the rest of her members are equally valid, and their lives matter.
  • Deconstructed: Bob realizes what Alice said and, she loses his respect for her, and the two grow distant.
  • Reconstructed: Bob decides that since Alice was trying to compliment him, she can still be his friend, just as long as she tries to rid herself of anti-troper prejudice in the future.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Alice takes an interest in Bob's abilities after hearing or seeing his deeds.

Back to You Are a Credit to Your Race, and be proud of being a perfect example of your own otherwise pathetic species.

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