Nice Hat/Playing With

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Basic Trope: An especially cool hat.

  • Straight: Lance sports a black fedora that is prominent in both his universe and the fandom.
  • Exaggerated: Lance's fedora is so cool that it has its own in-universe fan club.
    • Lance wears a hat that is so elaborate that it defies the laws of physics.
  • Justified: Lance likes to be a Sharp-Dressed Man and fedoras are awesome
  • Inverted: In a cast of Nice Hat-wearing characters, Lance is hatless.
    • Lance, while hatless, is known for his distinctive hairstyle in a cast full of hat-wearing characters.
    • Lance has a hat, but it's not cool. It's dorky.
  • Subverted: Lance appears wearing a black fedora... and then immediately returns it to its original owner.
  • Double Subverted: Lance is told he can keep the black fedora, as it looks better on him.
  • Parodied: Lance doesn't even need to fight half the time; his hat can kick major ass.
  • Deconstructed: When forced to leave his fedora behind, Lance is in a quandary. He tries to save his hat, but it costs him his life.
  • Reconstructed: In an Indy Escape, Lance grabs his hat from the trap just in time, brandishes it on his head, and runs off to the admitration of the fanbase.
  • Zig Zagged: Lance loses his hat, gets it back, and is then squashed by another, unseen trap.
  • Averted: Lance doesn't wear a hat.
    • Lance wears a fairly mundane, replaceable hat.
  • Enforced: "Lance is a cool guy, right? Give him a hat."
  • Lampshaded: "WHOA! Nice hat!"
  • Invoked: Lance buys a fedora, believing that it could turn him into a Badass.
  • Exploited: The villain of the piece hires a Cold Sniper to kill anyone wearing a sufficiently nice hat from a distance.
  • Defied: Lance refuses to get a Nice Hat, fearing that getting too attached to a hat could lead to his demise in the future.
  • Discussed: "Lance's hat is really cool."
  • Conversed: "That character has an awesome hat, that's how you know he's Badass."

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