Feuding Families/Playing With
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Basic Trope: Two families that don't get along
- Played Straight: The Argies do not like the Bargies, and they are constantly fighting
- Exaggerated: The Argie/Bargie feud escalates into a full-blown war.
- Inverted: The families are allied with each other; however, within the familes are all sorts of Cain and Abel relationships and Black Sheep relatives.
- Subverted: The Argies don't like the Bargies, and describe the generations-old feud between them, but the Bargies appear to have no idea about any of this.
- Double Subverted: But then out of the blue the Bargies assassinate Papa Argie.
- Deconstructed: Star-Crossed Lovers, Cycle of Revenge.
- Reconstructed: One optimistic paterfamilias tries to end the Cycle of Revenge, but it's a Crapsack World and there's a Succession Crisis going on, so family honour and duty is the only thing providing any stability at all. Seems like it's a choice between Feuding Families or Everything Trying to Kill You.
- Parodied: Families A & B are fighting over something stupid, such as a sports rivalry or Ship-to-Ship Combat.
- Lampshaded: "I hate the Bargies so much! I will never forgive them for what they did to us."
- Averted: There's no particular feud between the two families featured.
- Enforced: The feud is a metaphor for a larger conflict.
- Exploited: "Gee, wouldn't this be a great time to steal all the Argies and Bargies cattle?"
- 'Invoked: A small and inconsequential family started Let's You and Him Fight to bring down its biggest rivals.
- Defied: The two families make peace with one another, and intermarry to seal the deal.
- Discussed: Angelo Argie has a beef with Benvolio Bargie, but his father warns him not to do anything that might start a generations-long vendetta between the two clans.
- Conversed: "So this town is ruled by two huge, ancient dynasties. I bet they're best friends!"
- Played For Laughs: The Argies and the Bargies have a friendly (or maybe not-so-friendly) rivalry over who has the nicer yard, home, etc. The "war" consists of sabotaging the other family's nice lawn.
- Played For Drama: The family elders don't get along, but their children do. Cue Star-Crossed Lovers.
- The feud becomes a facet of a large scale war with the Argies and Bargies choosing opposing sides.
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