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7th May '18 1:37:39 PM MartialArtsMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/ForestOfDrizzlingRain'', Shiori the protagonist is the Gentle Girl to Suga the mysterious museum guard's Brooding Boy. Suga has a quiet personality and is initially rude upon Shiori first meeting him, trying to make her leave, but Shiori is gentle and friendly to him. [[spoiler:Then it turns out Shiori and Suga used to be childhood friends, but Shiori almost got abducted by the Kotori Obake because she gave the Kotori Obake a magical "promise" that the Kotori Obake could have her on the condition that Suga was spared. So Suga had to erase Shiori's memories of the "promise" so Shiori wouldn't be abducted, so the Brooding Boy part of this trope is more justified than usual, as Suga really ''can't'' tell Shiori why he's trying to make her leave because doing so would cause her to remember the promise that would get her abducted.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ForestOfDrizzlingRain'', Shiori the protagonist is the Gentle Girl to Suga the mysterious museum guard's manager's Brooding Boy. Suga has a quiet personality and is initially rude upon Shiori first meeting him, trying to make her leave, but Shiori is gentle and friendly to him. [[spoiler:Then it turns out Shiori and Suga used to be childhood friends, but Shiori almost got abducted by the Kotori Obake because she gave the Kotori Obake a magical "promise" that the Kotori Obake could have her on the condition that Suga was spared. So Suga had to erase Shiori's memories of the "promise" so Shiori wouldn't be abducted, so the Brooding Boy part of this trope is more justified than usual, as Suga really ''can't'' tell Shiori why he's trying to make her leave because doing so would cause her to remember the promise that would get her abducted.]]
7th May '18 1:08:45 PM MartialArtsMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/Wadanohara'', the titular young sea witch Wadanohara is the Gentle Girl to Samekichi the shark's Brooding Boy. Samekichi is rude to Wadanohara and keeps asking her to leave the ocean, and Wadanohara's friends think Samekichi betrayed Wadanohara before the story takes place. However, Wadanohara compassionately refuses to give up on Samekichi, who used to be her friend. [[spoiler:Unusually for this trope, there turns out to be a very justified reason why Samekichi won't stop the brooding act: he didn't betray Wadanohara, but the person who ''did'' put Wadanohara under a memory curse; if Samekichi ever just told Wadanohara the truth, it would restore her memories but also ''destroy her mind'' in the process.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Wadanohara'', ''{{VideoGame/Wadanohara}}'', the titular young sea witch Wadanohara is the Gentle Girl to Samekichi the shark's Brooding Boy. Samekichi is rude to Wadanohara and keeps asking her to leave the ocean, and Wadanohara's friends think Samekichi betrayed Wadanohara before the story takes place. However, Wadanohara compassionately refuses to give up on Samekichi, who used to be her friend. [[spoiler:Unusually for this trope, there turns out to be a very justified reason why Samekichi won't stop the brooding act: he didn't betray Wadanohara, but the person who ''did'' put Wadanohara under a memory curse; if Samekichi ever just told Wadanohara the truth, it would restore her memories but also ''destroy her mind'' in the process.]]
7th May '18 1:07:03 PM MartialArtsMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/Wadanohara'', the titular young sea witch Wadanohara is the Gentle Girl to Samekichi the shark's Brooding Boy. Samekichi is rude to Wadanohara and keeps asking her to leave the ocean, and Wadanohara's friends think Samekichi betrayed Wadanohara before the story takes place. However, Wadanohara compassionately refuses to give up on Samekichi, who used to be her friend. [[spoiler:Unusually for this trope, there turns out to be a very justified reason why Samekichi won't stop the brooding act: he didn't betray Wadanohara, but the person who ''did'' put Wadanohara under a memory curse; if Samekichi ever just told Wadanohara the truth, it would restore her memories but also ''destroy her mind'' in the process.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ForestOfDrizzlingRain'', Shiori the protagonist is the Gentle Girl to Suga the mysterious museum guard's Brooding Boy. Suga has a quiet personality and is initially rude upon Shiori first meeting him, trying to make her leave, but Shiori is gentle and friendly to him. [[spoiler:Then it turns out Shiori and Suga used to be childhood friends, but Shiori almost got abducted by the Kotori Obake because she gave the Kotori Obake a magical "promise" that the Kotori Obake could have her on the condition that Suga was spared. So Suga had to erase Shiori's memories of the "promise" so Shiori wouldn't be abducted, so the Brooding Boy part of this trope is more justified than usual, as Suga really ''can't'' tell Shiori why he's trying to make her leave because doing so would cause her to remember the promise that would get her abducted.]]
22nd Apr '18 2:48:10 PM pidget_spinner
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* Jace and Clary in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''.
26th Mar '18 7:14:12 PM LadyNorbert
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** The twins, Bethany and Carver, had a brother-sister version of this dynamic, at least, before [[DownerBeginning one of them dies.]]

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** The twins, Hawke's younger twin siblings, Bethany and Carver, had have a brother-sister version of this dynamic, at least, before dynamic until [[DownerBeginning one of them dies.]]



** Subverted by Cloud and Aerith Gainsborough, who ''looked'' very much like the trope--but since Aerith was sassier, more cheerful and more outspoken than the average Gentle Girl, they fell more in SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl. [[spoiler: They do play it straighter in ''Advent Children'', however.]]

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** Subverted by Cloud and Aerith Gainsborough, who ''looked'' very much like the trope--but trope; but since Aerith was sassier, more cheerful and more outspoken than the average Gentle Girl, they fell more in into SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl. [[spoiler: They do play it straighter in ''Advent Children'', however.]]



** It's not hard to see Kyo and Yuki's relationship as a milder version of this in the "King of Fighters: KYO" semi-canon continuity. At the same time Yuki [[AscendedExtra receives some development and spotlight]], Kyo is revealed to have more insecurities than one would believe…

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** It's not hard to see Kyo and Yuki's relationship as a milder version of this in the "King of Fighters: KYO" semi-canon continuity. At the same time Yuki [[AscendedExtra receives some development and spotlight]], Kyo is revealed to have more insecurities than one would believe…believe...



** It's a rather popular "reading" of Kent/Lyndis as well… but in the hands of many fans, it ends up with Lyndis being subjected to {{Chickification}} rather than her and Kent handling themselves like this.

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** It's a rather popular "reading" of Kent/Lyndis as well… well; but in the hands of many fans, it ends up with Lyndis being subjected to {{Chickification}} rather than her and Kent handling themselves like this.
12th Mar '18 12:35:10 PM _ballerina_
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* The {{Series/Arrow}} fic ''[[Fanfic/LegacySeries Legacy]]'' is set twenty-five years in the future, but Oliver still has a tendency to brood. Fortunately both Felicity and their daughter have a knack for smoothing away his grumpiness

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* The {{Series/Arrow}} fic ''[[Fanfic/LegacySeries Legacy]]'' is set twenty-five years in the future, but Oliver still has a tendency to brood. Fortunately both Felicity and their daughter have a knack for smoothing away his grumpinessgrumpiness.


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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' canon, when resident brooding boy Riven ends up [[spoiler: for a while, anyway]] with Musa, who's more feisty and secretly vulnerable than gentle. Resident gentle girl Flora ends up with the equally as gentle Helia. Occasionally Flora and Riven do have this dymanic in a platonic way, however, such as when she encourages him to comfort Musa, and it's a very popular fan pairing, probably because of this trope.
** Flora's other romantic interest who only appears in the comics is Karel, a brooding and mysterious werewolf, which plays this trope straight, though she doesn't end up with him.
11th Mar '18 8:49:02 AM Pamina
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* Subverted in ''Literature/WutheringHeights'': Cathy is far from gentle, but instead just as fierce and rugged at heart and almost as morally gray as the brooding Heathcliff himself. Isabella Linton thinks she's evoking this trope when she marries Heathcliff, but her delusion is [[DomesticAbuse brutally deconstructed]].
22nd Feb '18 8:55:42 PM lalaTKG
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* ''Genderflipped'' in VideoGame/GuiltyGear. Baiken is a BrokenBird, [[HandicappedBadass one-armed and one-eyed]] ActionGirl who's always serious and goes WalkingTheEarth, Anji Mito is a WalkingshirtlessScene man who [[DualWielding fights with two big fans]] and tries to help and cheer her up when they meet. And while Anji's well-intentioned but often misguided attempts to aid her don't always work, Baiken doesn't kick him out of her surroundings either.

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* ''Genderflipped'' in VideoGame/GuiltyGear. Baiken is a BrokenBird, [[HandicappedBadass one-armed and one-eyed]] ActionGirl who's always serious and goes WalkingTheEarth, Anji Mito is a WalkingshirtlessScene WalkingShirtlessScene man who [[DualWielding fights with two big fans]] and tries to help and cheer her up when they meet. And while Anji's well-intentioned but often misguided attempts to aid her don't always work, Baiken doesn't kick him out of her surroundings either.
22nd Feb '18 8:52:50 PM lalaTKG
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* To an extent, GirlNextDoor Tifa Lockheart is this towards brooding main protagonist Cloud Strife from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The biggest example is [[spoiler: Tifa's JourneyToTheCenterofTheMind in Cloud's psyche, where after he goes through a massive TraumaCongaLine, she's the one who gently helps him pick up the pieces of his shattered psyche and helps him recover.]]

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* To an extent, GirlNextDoor Tifa Lockheart is this towards brooding main protagonist Cloud Strife from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The biggest example is [[spoiler: Tifa's JourneyToTheCenterofTheMind JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind in Cloud's psyche, where after he goes through a massive TraumaCongaLine, she's the one who gently helps him pick up the pieces of his shattered psyche and helps him recover.]]
22nd Feb '18 8:38:44 PM lalaTKG
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with Eric Cartman and Heidi Turner in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The two form a romantic relationship in Season 20 after quitting twitter. However the [[NiceGirl sweet and compassionate Heidi]], doesn't realize that Cartman isn't the misunderstood JerkWithAHeartOfGold he lead her to believe but a notoriously [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and by the next season their relationship progressively deteriorates with Cartman constantly lashing out at her for the state of their relationship and decides to make her more like him by feeding her junk food and sharing his bigoted views. They become BirdsOfAFeather for a while only for Heidi to [[HeelRealization realize]] what Cartman's negativity has turned her into and decides to leave him for the sake of her well being.

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with Eric Cartman and Heidi Turner in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The two form a romantic relationship in Season 20 after quitting twitter. However the [[NiceGirl sweet and compassionate Heidi]], doesn't realize that Cartman isn't the misunderstood JerkWithAHeartOfGold he lead led her to believe but a notoriously [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and by the next season their relationship progressively deteriorates with Cartman constantly lashing out at her for the state of their relationship and decides to make her more like him by feeding her junk food and sharing his bigoted views. They become BirdsOfAFeather for a while only for Heidi to [[HeelRealization realize]] what Cartman's negativity has turned her into and decides to leave him for the sake of her well being.
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