"The Reason You Suck" Speech/Playing With

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Basic Trope: A character gives another character a speech in which they delineates all of their flaws.

  • Straight: Bob gives Alice a speech on why she is a failure.
  • Exaggerated: Bob gives Alice a very, very long, detailed speech that carries on for hours and hours.
  • Justified: Bob frequently speaks his mind bluntly and he just saw Alice doing something stupid.
  • Inverted: Alice gives Bob a speech praising all of his virtues.
  • Subverted: I Have Just One Thing to Say
  • Double Subverted: Bob's speech starts off listing Alice's flaws, but then he starts praising her...before going right back to conclude that she's still a horrible person.
  • Parodied: Bob gives a passive-agressive speech that involves lots of egregious things and Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking.
  • Deconstructed: The speech causes Alice to snap and suffer an Heroic BSOD.
    • Bob gives Alice a speech about her flaws which then angers Alice who then gives Bob a speech on his own similar flaws, telling him that he's no better and thus has no right or position to be so judgmental of her.
  • Reconstructed: ...But, although shaken, she takes Bob's criticisms to heart and becomes a better person.
  • Averted: Bob and Alice have an ordinary, non-judgmental conversation.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Defied: Shut UP, Hannibal
  • Enforced: "The Moral Dissonance is getting out of hand. Find some way to chew Alice out for all the bad stuff she's done."
  • Discussed: "Ow. Alice must feel bad about all that."
  • Conversed: ???

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