History Characters / NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular

18th Jun '18 6:25:04 PM Mr.French
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* OutOfFocus: Not to the same extent as Yuu, but her screentime has been reduced considerably since the cast has grown in size.
6th Jun '18 2:02:12 PM MyssaRei
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Tomoko's classmate with an interest in make-up.

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Tomoko's classmate with an interest in make-up. Implied to be very attractive in-universe.



* CosmeticCatastrophe: Unwittingly subjects Tomoko to this in chapter 106, if Hina's reaction is anything to go by. Though it's debatable whether Hina was reacting to Katou's incompetence as a beautician or to Tomoko getting a makeover in general. [[spoiler:This happens again in chapter 135, and the result seems to be even worse, especially when combined with Tomoko's choice to wear her brother's jersey; Hina struggles not to laugh, while Minami openly mocks Tomoko.]]

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* CosmeticCatastrophe: Unwittingly subjects Although Asuka's well-meaning, she's subjected Tomoko to this ''twice'' already: first in chapter 106, if Hina's reaction is anything to go by. Though and again in chapter 135. On both occasions it's debatable whether a struggle for Hina was reacting to not laugh outright, though it's unclear if its because of Katou's incompetence as a beautician or to Tomoko getting a makeover in general. [[spoiler:This happens again in chapter 135, and the result seems to be even worse, especially when combined with Tomoko's choice to wear her brother's jersey; Hina struggles not to laugh, while Minami openly mocks Tomoko.]]
30th May '18 5:28:30 PM DivineDeath
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* WrongGenreSavvy: She seems to be operating under the impression that she's the protagonist of a shoujo manga, viewing Tomoko as her kind sempai and even seeing her under [[ArtShift an idealized shoujo filter]].
25th May '18 1:52:52 PM Michal
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* IAmWhatIAm: Zigzagged in chapter 122. [[spoiler:Tomoko boldly proclaiming that she is looking for a boyfriend during her introduction at the beginning of the third year of high school inspires Hina to stop being a ClosetGeek and admit that she wants to be a voice actress in her own introduction. However, Tomoko notices that her hands are shaking afterwards, and Hina asks Tomoko to teach her how to live as a loner if the worst comes to the worst, showing that Hina isn't sure that she did the right thing. Later chapter keep it ambiguous whether Hina made peace with this; in chapter 124 she goes so far as to skip out on hanging out with Okada to watch anime, but on the other hand, she gets angry in chapter 135 when Tomoko claims that she acts like an otaku and a [[{{Chuunibyou}} chuuni]].]]

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* IAmWhatIAm: Zigzagged in chapter 122. [[spoiler:Tomoko boldly proclaiming that she is looking for a boyfriend during her introduction at the beginning of the third year of high school inspires Hina to stop being a ClosetGeek and admit that she wants to be a voice actress in her own introduction. However, Tomoko notices that her hands are shaking afterwards, and Hina asks Tomoko to teach her how to live as a loner if the worst comes to the worst, showing that Hina isn't sure that she did the right thing. Later chapter chapters keep it ambiguous whether Hina made peace with this; in chapter 124 she goes so far as to skip out on hanging out with Okada to watch anime, but on the other hand, she gets angry in chapter 135 when Tomoko claims that she acts like an otaku and a [[{{Chuunibyou}} chuuni]].]]
25th May '18 1:52:20 PM Michal
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* IAmWhatIAm: Zigzagged in chapter 122. [[spoiler:Tomoko boldly proclaiming that she is looking for a boyfriend during her introduction at the beginning of the third year of high school inspires Hina to stop being a ClosetGeek and admit that she wants to be a voice actress in her own introduction. However, Tomoko notices that her hands are shaking afterwards, and Hina asks Tomoko to teach her how to live as a loner if the worst comes to the worst, showing that Hina isn't sure that she did the right thing. She seems to have made peace with this though by Chapter 124, going so far as to skip out on hanging out with Okada to watch anime.]]

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* IAmWhatIAm: Zigzagged in chapter 122. [[spoiler:Tomoko boldly proclaiming that she is looking for a boyfriend during her introduction at the beginning of the third year of high school inspires Hina to stop being a ClosetGeek and admit that she wants to be a voice actress in her own introduction. However, Tomoko notices that her hands are shaking afterwards, and Hina asks Tomoko to teach her how to live as a loner if the worst comes to the worst, showing that Hina isn't sure that she did the right thing. She seems to have Later chapter keep it ambiguous whether Hina made peace with this though by Chapter 124, going this; in chapter 124 she goes so far as to skip out on hanging out with Okada to watch anime.anime, but on the other hand, she gets angry in chapter 135 when Tomoko claims that she acts like an otaku and a [[{{Chuunibyou}} chuuni]].]]
23rd May '18 10:13:17 PM Michal
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* CosmeticCatastrophe: Unwittingly subjects Tomoko to this in chapter 106, if Hina's reaction is anything to go by. Though it's debatable whether Hina was reacting to Katou's incompetence as a beautician or to Tomoko getting a makeover in general. [[spoiler:This happens again in chapter 135, and the result seems to be even worse, especially when combined with Tomoko's choice to wear her brother's jersey; Nemo struggles not to laugh, while Minami openly mocks Tomoko.]]

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* CosmeticCatastrophe: Unwittingly subjects Tomoko to this in chapter 106, if Hina's reaction is anything to go by. Though it's debatable whether Hina was reacting to Katou's incompetence as a beautician or to Tomoko getting a makeover in general. [[spoiler:This happens again in chapter 135, and the result seems to be even worse, especially when combined with Tomoko's choice to wear her brother's jersey; Nemo Hina struggles not to laugh, while Minami openly mocks Tomoko.]]
23rd May '18 10:11:53 PM Michal
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* CosmeticCatastrophe: Unwittingly subjects Tomoko to this in chapter 106, if Hina's reaction is anything to go by. Though it's debatable whether Hina was reacting to Katou's incompetence as a beautician or to Tomoko getting a makeover in general.

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* CosmeticCatastrophe: Unwittingly subjects Tomoko to this in chapter 106, if Hina's reaction is anything to go by. Though it's debatable whether Hina was reacting to Katou's incompetence as a beautician or to Tomoko getting a makeover in general. [[spoiler:This happens again in chapter 135, and the result seems to be even worse, especially when combined with Tomoko's choice to wear her brother's jersey; Nemo struggles not to laugh, while Minami openly mocks Tomoko.]]
13th May '18 10:34:53 AM narm00
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* BigSisterBully: Tomoko tries to pass herself off as a CoolBigSis to Tomoki, and was infact one at a time, but in actuality is extremely negative and manipulative whenever she's around him. It's also implied that this is the reason why Tomoki stopped being friendly with her to begin with.

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* BigSisterBully: Tomoko tries to pass herself off as a CoolBigSis to Tomoki, and was infact indeed like that at one at a time, point, but in actuality is she's extremely negative and manipulative whenever she's around him. It's also implied that this is the reason why Tomoki stopped being friendly with her to begin with.



* AccidentalPervert: In chapter 134, when he tries to prevent Masaki from attacking Kotomi [[spoiler:and end up groping Masaki by accident, much to his own horror.]]

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* AccidentalPervert: In chapter 134, when he tries to prevent Masaki from attacking Kotomi [[spoiler:and end ends up groping Masaki by accident, much to his own horror.]]



** Seemingly because of this (and Tomoko still being unable to remember her), subsequent chapters have shown that even the mere ''mention'' of an entrance exam into a sort of BerserkButton for Hina, as her passive-aggressiveness just ramps up as a result.

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** Seemingly because of this (and Tomoko still being unable to remember her), subsequent chapters have shown that even the mere ''mention'' of an entrance exam into has become a sort of BerserkButton for Hina, as her passive-aggressiveness just ramps up as a result.



* BreakTheCutie: A rare instance where this trope is PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Tomoko systematically breaks the poor girl down when she explains all the reasons why her friend, Hina, likely didn't tell her about her dream to be a voice actress. First, Tomoko tells Akane that voice actors typically do voices for eroge games. She follows up by informing Akane that even the entire cast of ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' have landed some dirty roles in the past. Then, just to remove all doubt into what these roles really entail, Tomoko shows the girl a scene featuring some very explicit sex acts between a [[BrotherSisterIncest brother and a sister]]. Akane looks downright ''traumatized''.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: A rare instance where this trope is PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Tomoko systematically breaks the poor girl down when she explains all the reasons why her friend, Hina, likely didn't tell her about her dream to be a voice actress. First, Tomoko tells Akane that voice actors typically do voices for eroge games. She follows up by informing Akane that even the entire cast of ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'' have landed some dirty roles in the past. Then, just to remove all doubt into as to what these roles really entail, Tomoko shows the girl a scene featuring some very explicit sex acts between a [[BrotherSisterIncest brother and a sister]]. Akane looks downright ''traumatized''.]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: Inadvertently does this to Tomoko. Tomoko starts off leery towards Asuka, interpreting her (well-meaning) words in the worst way and finding her doting tendencies patronizing. [[TastesLikeFriendship One surprise churro in the mouth]] later, and Tomoko is instantly lovestruck by Asuka

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Inadvertently does this to Tomoko. Tomoko starts off leery towards Asuka, interpreting her (well-meaning) words in the worst way and finding her doting tendencies patronizing. [[TastesLikeFriendship One surprise churro in the mouth]] later, and Tomoko is instantly lovestruck by AsukaAsuka.



* NotSoDifferent: Her social life isn't actually that much better than Tomoko's. Both girls are shown to only have one person they consider a true friend (who in both cases is a girl who is more popular and sociable than themselves - Yuu in Tomoko's case, Mako in Yuri's) and aren't shown to be socializing much with other students (though eventually Tomoko and Yoshida become Yuri's friends). Before the second year class trip, when Yuri found out that she can't be in the same group as Mako, she did not join any other group of her own will. The main difference is that Yuri's OnlyFriend is in the same school and class as Yuri, unlike Yuu. [[spoiler:During the class farewell party in chapter 120, when Yuri gets separated from Mako, Tomoko and Yoshida, she is actually the only one who completely fails to socialize with the rest of her classmates.]] Furthermore,[[spoiler: when she first meets Yuu in chapter 124, her behavior towards Yuu resembles a toned-down version of Tomoko's middle school behavior toward Kotomi, exhibiting the same sort of paranoia about losing Tomoko to someone better that Tomoko displayed about losing Yuu to Kotomi. After she is called out for her behavior, she implicitly invokes this trope herself, saying that ''neither'' she ''nor'' Tomoko were truly nice people like Yuu.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: Her social life isn't actually that much better than Tomoko's. Both girls are shown to only have one person they consider a true friend (who in both cases is a girl who is more popular and sociable than themselves - Yuu in Tomoko's case, Mako in Yuri's) and aren't shown to be socializing much with other students (though eventually Tomoko and Yoshida become Yuri's friends). Before the second year class trip, when Yuri found out that she can't couldn't be in the same group as Mako, she did not join any other group of her own will. The main difference is that Yuri's OnlyFriend is in the same school and class as Yuri, unlike Yuu. [[spoiler:During the class farewell party in chapter 120, when Yuri gets separated from Mako, Tomoko and Yoshida, she is actually the only one who completely fails to socialize with the rest of her classmates.]] Furthermore,[[spoiler: when she first meets Yuu in chapter 124, her behavior towards Yuu resembles a toned-down version of Tomoko's middle school behavior toward Kotomi, exhibiting the same sort of paranoia about losing Tomoko to someone better that Tomoko displayed about losing Yuu to Kotomi. After she is called out for her behavior, she implicitly invokes this trope herself, saying that ''neither'' she ''nor'' Tomoko were truly nice people like Yuu.]]
13th May '18 8:49:38 AM DivineDeath
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* NotSoDifferent: Both he and Tomoko are quick to assume that Masaki is a delinquent, and share the belief that delinquents like cute things. [[spoiler:On the other hand, the trope is subverted in Chapter 41. Tomoko visits Tomoki in his classroom and sees him sitting alone and by himself; this gives her the impression that he is a loner just like her. However, when she visits him later she finds out that he is actually very popular in class and has not only friends but also admirers. Tomoko doesn't take the revelation well.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: Both he and Tomoko are quick to assume that Masaki is a delinquent, and share the belief that delinquents like cute things. [[spoiler:On the other hand, the trope NotSoDifferent:
** This
is subverted in Chapter 41. at first. Tomoko visits Tomoki in his classroom and sees grows concerned about her brother when she catches him sitting alone at his desk, and by himself; this gives her the impression that he is starts to think he's a loner just like her. However, when she visits him her...only to later she finds see him happily chatting some guys up and find out that he is actually very popular in class and has not only friends but also admirers. Tomoko he's garnered some attention from girls too. She doesn't take the revelation well.well at all.
** Later chapters start to play it straight. Tomoki shows that he has his ButtMonkey moments too where he makes an ass of himself. He also makes the exact same assumptions of Masaki's delinquent nature and even [[spoiler:gropes her boob by accident, just like Tomoko did during the Kyoto trip.
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12th May '18 5:07:42 AM DivineDeath
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* BerserkButton: Badmouthing her crush Tomoki, as Tomoko found out in chapter 54.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Badmouthing her crush Tomoki, as Tomoko found out in chapter 54.54.
** ''Any'' girl getting close to Tomoki is enough to invoke her hostility.


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* NotHelpingYourCase:
** Like Tomoko, she insists that they are by absolutely no means friends. But when she gets into an angry confrontation with Masaki over the latter's apparent closeness to Tomoki, she tries to play it off as just BigSisterInstinct for her "best friend's" little brother, which only reinforces everyone's beliefs that they are friends.
** Furthermore, the above incident happens while Kotomi is trying to apologize to Masaki for lashing out at her. She does this in the hope of not looking like a terrible person in front of Tomoki while also downplaying her jealousy...only to immediately lose her temper ''again'' once Masaki starts getting friendly with Tomoki once more.
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