It Always Rains At Funerals/Playing With

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Basic Trope: During a funeral, the weather is rainy.

  • Straight: It rains during Alice's funeral.
  • Exaggerated: It rains so hard during her funeral that it starts flooding.
    • It rains on a funeral taking place in the middle of the Sahara.
  • Justified: People's souls can only go to heaven during their funeral, and in order to enter heaven, the floodgates holding back the rain have to be opened just a little to let them in.
    • Alternatively, somebody with an ability to make it rain, visits the funeral.
    • Or rain was foretasted on that day.
  • Inverted: It stops raining on the day of the funeral.
  • Subverted: The weatherman forecasts clear skies for the day that the funeral is being held.
  • Double Subverted: The weatherman was wrong.
  • Parodied: During a severe drought, people start murdering each other and holding funerals just so it will start raining.
  • Deconstructed: Because there's always people who have just died recently no matter where you go in the world, it is always raining everywhere on Earth.
  • Reconstructed: Multiple funerals are held on the same day, during which it is raining.
  • Averted: Alice's funeral happens on a bright sunny day.
  • Enforced: "We need a really depressed mood for this funeral. How about it starts raining?"
  • Lampshaded: "They'll probably have to cancel the soccer tournament. That's the day of Alice's funeral."
  • Invoked: Bob decides to hold the funeral for Alice during a rainstorm.
  • Defied: Bob puts the funeral on hold until the weather starts improving.
  • Discussed: "You know, in fiction, there sure are a lot of funerals with crummy weather."
  • Conversed: "Notice how nobody during this scene has an umbrella with them. Do you think they have umbrella salesmen visiting these funerals?"

Let's get back to It Always Rains At Funerals, before this coat gets completely ruined.