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  • Basic Trope: A character's family or friends harm her (or him) because of Honor Before Reason.
  • Played Straight: Aerith and Bob are together, but Aerith's parents don't approve of Bob. They lock her up in a tower guarded by a fierce dragon, just so she'll never see him again.
  • Exaggerated: Aerith's parents actually kill her and/or Bob.
  • Justified: Aerith is living in No Woman's Land, and considered the property of her father, rather than a real person with the right to decide whom she marries or sleeps with.
  • Inverted: Rather than harm Aerith, her parents kill or injure Bob.
    • Aerith is rewarded (not punished) for being involved with Bob.
  • Subverted: Aerith's parents discourage her from seeing Bob again.
  • Double Subverted: But when she defies them, they kill her.
  • Deconstructed: This is a form of Domestic Abuse; Aerith's rights are being violated in the name of family honor.
  • Reconstructed: Aerith's parents realize that she is a person, and that she may do things they don't approve of. If religion is the issue, they pray to the Powers That Be for her forgiveness, and they accept her as she is.
  • Parodied: Aerith is killed by her parents for being a perfect Yamato Nadeshiko.
  • Lampshaded: "In losing her, we have lost a whore."
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes Aerith is punished severely for doing things or seeing people her parents don't like, other times she gets off with barely a slap on the wrist.
  • Averted: Aerith's parents treat her well, even when she does/says/wears things or dates people they don't approve of.
    • Aerith's parents don't give a damn what (or whom) she does or doesn't do.
  • Enforced: The setting of the story demands it.
  • Invoked: Aerith's parents purposefully set up the affair so they have an excuse to punish her.
  • Defied: See "Averted" and "Reconstructed"
  • Exploited: Someone with a grudge against Aerith tells her parents that she has been unchaste outside of marriage.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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