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Basic Trope: A character happens to look like what he is like as a person.

  • Straight: Bob has fire powers, has red and yellow hair, and wears red clothes.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is actually on fire.
  • Downplayed: Bob's hair is a slight shade of red, and he has fire powers
  • Justified: Bob took that appearance to match his power to control fire.
  • Inverted: Bob has fire powers and has blue hair, blue eyes, and wears blue clothes.
  • Subverted: Bob actually has electricity powers
  • Double Subverted: Bob can use his electricity powers to light fires.
  • Parodied: Bob wears red so he doesn't forget what his power is.
  • Deconstructed: Bob's Arch Enemy shoots him with a firehose since his outfit gives him away.
  • Reconstructed: Bob evaporates the water.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob has red and yellow hair, however demonstrates lightning powers, but he actually has control over plasma, allowing him to use fire, but he dresses in blue.
  • Averted: Bob never dressed to match his power in the first place.
  • Enforced: "We need to make each character recognizable, so why don't we just make them colored according to their powers?"
  • Lampshaded: "Did anyone ever notice Bob wears red to compliment his fire ability?"
  • Invoked: Bob develops fire powers, so he dyes his hair red and yellow and dresses in red.
  • Exploited: Arch Enemy Jim sets the battle underwater so Bob can't use his power.
  • Defied: Bob consciously decides not to wear red.
  • Discussed: "Hey, Bob, why do you wear red?" "It matches my power."
  • Conversed: "Hey, what power does Bob have?" "It's fire. Can't you tell by the red and yellow hair, or the red shirt?"
  • Plotted A Good Waste: ???
  • Played For Laughs: People think Bob is on fire and try to put him out.
  • Played For Drama: Bob's girlfriend dumps him because she doesn't like his fire-like appearance.

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