History Characters / MenageA3

1st Feb '16 12:58:16 AM Spindriver
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This can rate as a general trope for the comic.
* FragileFlower: Kiley is very insecure and prone to breakdown crying. ** TenderTears: When they're together, Kiley and [[CryCute Yuki]] have a good chance of [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101118.html both crying]] for [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/calm_down different reasons]]. ** InelegantBlubbering: And when she breaks down, she ''really'' breaks down.
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* FragileFlower: Kiley is very insecure and prone to breakdown crying. ** TenderTears: crying. When they're together, Kiley and [[CryCute Yuki]] have a good chance of [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101118.html both crying]] TenderTears, for [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/calm_down different reasons]]. ** InelegantBlubbering: reasons]]. And when she breaks down, she ''really'' [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down.down]].

* InelegantBlubbering: Adrien responds to more than one trauma by weeping, though quietly and not forcefully enough to count as OcularGushers.
17th Jan '16 11:08:20 AM Spindriver
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* TheCasanova: She's a female version, having quite a knack for seducing presumably straight women into lesbian encounters. She's been with many of the female characters in the comic, with [=DiDi=] as the only major character who seems to be (unknowingly) immune to her seduction techniques. She's been with a lot of men, too, but since AllMenArePerverts that doesn't really count.
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* TheCasanova: She's a female version, having quite a knack for seducing presumably straight women into lesbian encounters. She's been with many of the female characters in the comic, with [=DiDi=] as the only major character who seems to be (unknowingly) immune to her seduction techniques. seductions, if only through sheer obliviousness. (Her brief pass did also bounce right off Ruby during a guest appearance in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', again thanks to the intended target's failure to notice it.) She's been with a lot of men, too, but since AllMenArePerverts that doesn't really count.count. She fulfills all the requirements of the trope in that she tends to disregard the possible emotional consequences of her actions (with both sexes), although as the comic continues, she is forced to deal with these on several occasions, and she does actually seem to learn from that.

* TheCharmer: Matt combines professional-model good looks with a good understanding of people, and is a reasonably nice guy when his worst impulses aren't in charge; while this aspect of his characterization isn't played up, he can get most people to like him despite his flaws. However, he tends to use his charm to fulfill his bisexual [[TheCasanova Casanova]] desires, and when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/even_better_than_glasses he turns it on Gary]] in the course of a plan that involves ''humiliating'' the other guy, he slips towards ManipulativeBastard territory.
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* TheCasanova: In his less self-aware phases, Matt is a very successful bisexual seducer who doesn't concern himself much with the consequences of his conquests. * TheCharmer: Matt combines professional-model good looks with a good understanding of people, and is a reasonably nice guy when his worst impulses aren't in charge; while this aspect of his characterization isn't played up, he can get most people to like him despite his flaws. However, he tends to use his charm to fulfill his bisexual [[TheCasanova Casanova]] desires, his bisexual desires]], and when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/even_better_than_glasses he turns it on Gary]] in the course of a plan that involves ''humiliating'' the other guy, he slips towards ManipulativeBastard territory.
17th Jan '16 4:32:48 AM Spindriver
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* LoopholeAbuse: When Matt comes to believe that he's put Kiley off men for life by lying to her, which lead to them breaking up, he swears to himself that he'll get her back, and that he won't sleep with other women from now on. However, he ''is'' bisexual -- so this ''doesn't'' put a stop to his sex life.
15th Jan '16 3:45:15 AM Spindriver
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Nathan has now appeared as much in Sticky Dilly Buns as in Ma3, and is mostly linked to Dillon and Amber, who are SDB characters now.
[[folder:Nathan]] [[quoteright:143:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nathan_5429.png]] -> ''"Don't be silly! I'm not '''gay!''' That's why I have you wear the wig!"'' Nathan Horn is the lecherous producer who tries to exploit Amber and Dillon, and ends up giving them an apartment. He's definitely at least [[TransparentCloset bisexual, whatever he says]]. He subsequently shows up in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', as he has a business connection to the productions in which Dillon and Amber are working, and he also still has a personal interest in Dillon. He then switches his primary interest to Dillon and Amber's friend Ray.
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[[folder:Nathan]] [[quoteright:143:http://static.[[folder:Takeru]] [[quoteright:125:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nathan_5429.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ma3cast_takeru_3814.png]] -> ''"Don't be silly! I'm not '''gay!''' That's why I have ''"Thank you. But I'd rather you wear the wig!"'' Nathan Horn no longer call me 'Tentacle King.'"'' Takeru Oyama is the lecherous producer who tries to exploit Amber Yuki's father and Dillon, and ends up giving them an apartment. He's definitely at least [[TransparentCloset bisexual, whatever he says]]. He subsequently shows up in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', as he has Gary's artistic idol, a business connection to the productions in which Dillon and Amber are working, and he also still has a personal interest in Dillon. He then switches his primary interest to Dillon and Amber's friend Ray.famous manga artist.

* BiTheWay: Although he prefers to identify as a straight man who likes "going on the down low". He has a wife and children, and finds Amber attractive, but also has anal sex with his male subordinates regularly. * CarpetOfVirility: A fairly minor case, but Nathan is one of the few guys in the comic with significant chest hair. * CastingCouch: His seduction method of choice, it seems. The effectiveness of this strategy is sometimes undermined by his desperation. * EvenEvilHasStandards: He wouldn't actually want to traumatise real twin sisters by getting them to enact his {{Twincest}} fantasy -- so he goes to some lengths to get Amber and Dillon to fake it. * HanlonsRazor: It's hard to tell if Nathan is {{evil|IsPetty}}, [[TheDitz moronic, or simply insane]], but he is perhaps the most romantically toxic character to grace the strip.[[note]]Yvan might challenge him, but Yvan is sexually unsuccessful whereas Nathan gets laid.[[/note]] Case in point: his [[InsaneTrollLogic "explanation"]] for cheating on Dillon and Amber and his wife all at the same time, to say nothing about his [[InsaneTrollLogic "explanation"]] about how he's not gay or bisexual, despite starting each day out by having anal sex with one of his male subordinates. * JerkAss: His appearances tend to involve a string of minor but slimy acts of exploitation and self-deceit. * YourCheatingHeart: Nathan cheats on his wife with Amber and Dillon, simultaneously.
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* BiTheWay: Although he prefers AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to identify him as a straight man who likes "going on the down low". He has a wife Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and children, and finds Amber attractive, but also has anal sex babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his porn work if she didn't simply hate it. * BleachedUnderpants: The former "Tentacle King" of {{Hentai}} manga is now moving into more respectable work, apparently as part of his attempt to improve his relationship with his male subordinates regularly. * CarpetOfVirility: A fairly minor case, but Nathan is daughter. (Also, years ago, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch he created one comic that Yuki could read and respect him for]].) * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Takeru has made one appearance in the flesh in the present day, last being seen in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/bad_question strip #574 (March 13, 2012).]] He was subsequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/healthy_attitude reported to have been mentoring Gary]] for a week after that. Then he dropped off the face of the few guys in comic, despite his apparent belief that Gary and Yuki were all but engaged. He presumably flew home to Japan. * IWantGrandkids: He brings the comic with significant chest hair. * CastingCouch: His seduction method subject up within seconds of choice, it seems. The effectiveness Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's boyfriend. * TheMentor: Takeru is said to be mentoring Gary at one point, though not much has been seen of this strategy this. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At one point, Takeru is sometimes undermined by his desperation. * EvenEvilHasStandards: He wouldn't actually want mentoring Gary while apparently expecting him to traumatise real twin sisters by getting them propose to enact his {{Twincest}} fantasy -- so Yuki, and dangling the chance of a job in Japan in front of Gary's nose. Then he disappears from the story. Presumably he goes back to some lengths to get Amber and Dillon to fake it. * HanlonsRazor: It's hard to tell if Nathan is {{evil|IsPetty}}, [[TheDitz moronic, or simply insane]], but he is perhaps the most romantically toxic character to grace the strip.[[note]]Yvan might challenge him, but Yvan is sexually unsuccessful whereas Nathan gets laid.[[/note]] Case in point: his [[InsaneTrollLogic "explanation"]] for cheating on Dillon and Amber and his wife all at the same time, to say nothing Japan. Fans occasionally speculate about his [[InsaneTrollLogic "explanation"]] about how he's not gay or bisexual, despite starting each day out by having anal sex with one of his male subordinates. * JerkAss: His appearances tend to involve a string of minor eventual return, but slimy acts of exploitation and self-deceit. * YourCheatingHeart: Nathan cheats on his wife with Amber and Dillon, simultaneously.it hasn't happened yet.

[[folder:Takeru]] [[quoteright:125:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ma3cast_takeru_3814.png]] -> ''"Thank you. But I'd rather you no longer call me 'Tentacle King.'"'' Takeru Oyama is Yuki's father and Gary's artistic idol, a famous manga artist.
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[[folder:Takeru]] [[quoteright:125:http://static.[[folder:Yvan]] [[quoteright:91:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ma3cast_takeru_3814.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yvan_ma3_4866.png]] -> ''"Thank you. But I'd rather you no longer call ''"I could use some help with ... women. Give me 'Tentacle King.'"'' Takeru Oyama is Yuki's father pointers, and Gary's artistic idol, you're hired."'' Yvan interviews Gary at the Montreal branch of "Dark Matter Games", and offers him a famous manga artist.job in exchange for a personal favor. He's an indie music fan who seems amiable enough at first, but it soon turns out that his view of women isn't terribly attractive, and he comes to seem more than a little creepy. On the kindest possible reading, he may be a horribly desperate {{Nerd}} with slightly non-standard appearance (and some [[NerdsAreVirgins common nerd problems]]), but his actions mark him down as [[{{Jerkass}} plain unpleasant]].

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his porn work if she didn't simply hate it. * BleachedUnderpants: The former "Tentacle King" of {{Hentai}} manga is now moving into more respectable work, apparently as part of his attempt to improve his relationship with his daughter. (Also, years ago, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch he created one comic that Yuki could read and respect him for]].) * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Takeru has made one appearance in the flesh in the present day, last being seen in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/bad_question strip #574 (March 13, 2012).]] He was subsequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/healthy_attitude reported to have been mentoring Gary]] for a week after that. Then he dropped off the face of the comic, despite his apparent belief that Gary and Yuki were all but engaged. He presumably flew home to Japan. * IWantGrandkids: He brings the subject up within seconds of Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's boyfriend. * TheMentor: Takeru is said to be mentoring Gary at one point, though not much has been seen of this. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At one point, Takeru is mentoring Gary while apparently expecting him to propose to Yuki, and dangling the chance of a job in Japan in front of Gary's nose. Then he disappears from the story. Presumably he goes back to Japan. Fans occasionally speculate about his eventual return, but it hasn't happened yet. [[/folder]] [[folder:Yvan]] [[quoteright:91:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yvan_ma3_4866.png]] -> ''"I could use some help with ... women. Give me pointers, and you're hired."'' Yvan interviews Gary at the Montreal branch of "Dark Matter Games", and offers him a job in exchange for a personal favor. He's an indie music fan who seems amiable enough at first, but it soon turns out that his view of women isn't terribly attractive, and he comes to seem more than a little creepy. On the kindest possible reading, he may be a horribly desperate {{Nerd}} with slightly non-standard appearance (and some [[NerdsAreVirgins common nerd problems]]), but his actions mark him down as [[{{Jerkass}} plain unpleasant]]. ----

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9th Jan '16 2:41:51 PM Spindriver
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See [[Characters/StickyDillyBuns here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', and [[Clharacters/SandraOnTheRocks here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks''. Note that some of these characters (including of course Dillon and Sandra) previously had significant roles in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', and may still reappear there quite frequently.
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See [[Characters/StickyDillyBuns here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', and [[Clharacters/SandraOnTheRocks [[Characters/SandraOnTheRocks here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks''. Note that some of these characters (including of course Dillon and Sandra) previously had significant roles in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', and may still reappear there quite frequently.
9th Jan '16 2:35:34 PM Spindriver
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See [[Characters/StickyDillyBuns here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', and [[Characters/SandraOnTheRocks here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks''. Note that some of these characters (including of course Dillon and Sandra) previously had significant roles in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', and may still reappear there quite frequently.
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See [[Characters/StickyDillyBuns here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', and [[Characters/SandraOnTheRocks [[Clharacters/SandraOnTheRocks here for characters who nowadays primarily appear in]] ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks''. Note that some of these characters (including of course Dillon and Sandra) previously had significant roles in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', and may still reappear there quite frequently.

* {{Gaydar}}: Zii occasionally demonstrates an uncanny knack for spotting latent lesbian tendencies in other women, as with Sonya. Or maybe she just takes a lot of chances and gets lucky reasonably often.
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* {{Gaydar}}: Zii occasionally demonstrates an uncanny knack for spotting latent lesbian tendencies in other women, as with Sonya. Or maybe she just takes a lot of chances and gets lucky reasonably often.often; she did try a pass at Ruby which just bounced off.
9th Jan '16 2:32:46 PM Spindriver
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* CrossPoppingVeins: Seen briefly in a momoment of extreme annoyance [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/two_votes_out_of_three here.]]
7th Jan '16 3:23:12 AM Spindriver
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* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: When [=DiDi=] is trying to return Roxie's dropped wallet, she looks inside it for some clue as to where to take it -- and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_know_how_that_can_hurt and discovers a picture of Roxie]] in a [[PimpedOutDress Fantastical Cosplay-Style Dress]]. This really doesn't fit with Roxie's badass tomboy image, even the sweet-natured [=DiDi=] giggles at the sight, and it is subsequently strongly hinted that [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/counted_out Roxie would indeed find that image embarrassing.]]
6th Jan '16 4:27:53 PM forsetipurge
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No to be fairs here. Also, wait.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Sexual naivety is one of Gary's defining features. As a major example -- one would ''think'' that he could tell the difference between kissing a man and cunnilingus even when blindfolded. (He does, to be fair, eventually catch on to the fact that he can hear Amber talking clearly and moaning some distance away from where he thinks "his" mouth is.) However, he doesn't get much sharper when he does eventually get laid; his problem isn't virginity so much as it's being Gary.
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* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Sexual naivety is one of Gary's defining features. As a major example -- one would ''think'' that he could tell the difference between kissing a man and cunnilingus even when blindfolded. (He does, to be fair, eventually catch on to the fact that he can hear Amber talking clearly and moaning some distance away from where he thinks "his" mouth is.) However, he doesn't get much sharper when he does eventually get laid; his problem isn't virginity so much as it's being Gary.

* DreadfulMusician: To be fair, she's a total beginner, and she acknowledges that she has a lot to learn, but when she inveigles her way into a jam session with Yuki and Sonya, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/like_a_bouncing_ball her playing is torture for them.]]
5th Jan '16 5:54:36 AM Spindriver
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* BiTheWay: Zii might be considered presumptuous for treating Isabelle's offer of a drink as promising, but given [[EveryoneIsBi the usual behavior of characters in this setting]], maybe not by much. Anyway, Isabelle soon declares that she is definitely potentially interested in both Zii and Gary (together if necessary). Her interest in Zii is at least partially motivated by her desire to sleep with a "famous" rock star, though, and she does call her attraction to Zii a "girl crush" even at that point, so she may actually be straight with [[IfItsYouItsOkay Zii as her one exception]] -- and she doesn't actually end up in bed with Zii.
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* BiTheWay: Zii might be considered presumptuous for treating Isabelle's offer of a drink as promising, but given [[EveryoneIsBi the usual behavior of characters in this setting]], maybe not by much. Anyway, Isabelle soon declares that she is definitely potentially interested in both Zii and Gary (together if necessary). Her interest in focus on Zii is at least partially motivated by her desire to sleep an interest in sleeping with a "famous" rock star, though, and she does call her attraction to Zii a "girl crush" even at that point, so she may actually be straight with [[IfItsYouItsOkay Zii as her one exception]] -- (possible) exception]], and she doesn't actually end up in bed with Zii.Zii (or with anyone else -- she subsequently claims to be a virgin, and may well be telling the truth). * DreadfulMusician: To be fair, she's a total beginner, and she acknowledges that she has a lot to learn, but when she inveigles her way into a jam session with Yuki and Sonya, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/like_a_bouncing_ball her playing is torture for them.]]

* ManipulativeBitch: Do not let her fangirl attitude fool you; this girl is a first-class genius at manipulating people.
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* ManipulativeBitch: Do not let her fangirl attitude fool you; this girl is a has first-class genius skill at manipulating people. people, largely by presuming on their politeness and then not giving them the chance to qualify their offers.
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