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6th Apr '16 4:11:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in regard to Gwen Stacy of SpiderMan. As portrayed in the comics, Gwen was more of an exotic flower whom Peter only met after he left Forest Hill and "went out into the world", i.e. Manhattan and college. She came from an upper-class background, her first boyfriend, Harry, was the son of a millionaire and in her first appearance she was introduced as a high-school beauty queen. However, as she became the Betty to Mary Jane's Veronica, she moved into this category. MJ herself became literally this Trope in the Ultimate universe, having lived next door to the Parkers since she was a little girl and, before their RelationshipUpgrade, was the geeky best friend of an equally-as-geeky Peter.
* Shellie from SinCity is sassy but meek enough to qualify.

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* Played with in regard to Gwen Stacy of SpiderMan.''ComicBook/SpiderMan''. As portrayed in the comics, Gwen was more of an exotic flower whom Peter only met after he left Forest Hill and "went out into the world", i.e. Manhattan and college. She came from an upper-class background, her first boyfriend, Harry, was the son of a millionaire and in her first appearance she was introduced as a high-school beauty queen. However, as she became the Betty to Mary Jane's Veronica, she moved into this category. MJ herself became literally this Trope in the Ultimate universe, having lived next door to the Parkers since she was a little girl and, before their RelationshipUpgrade, was the geeky best friend of an equally-as-geeky Peter.
* Shellie from SinCity ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is sassy but meek enough to qualify.
18th Mar '16 8:47:15 PM nombretomado
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%%* Samantha Thompson in ''AceLightning'' before she got PutOnABus.

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%%* Samantha Thompson in ''AceLightning'' ''Series/AceLightning'' before she got PutOnABus.



%%* Haley James Scott from ''OneTreeHill''.

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%%* Haley James Scott from ''OneTreeHill''.''Series/OneTreeHill''.



* Mary from ''SeventhHeaven'' starts going out with a neighbor guy who she used to play basketball with. After she breaks up with him he says that playing a game together will help him feel more like they're friends again.
%%* Pam from the U.S. version of ''Series/TheOffice''.

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* Mary from ''SeventhHeaven'' ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' starts going out with a neighbor guy who she used to play basketball with. After she breaks up with him he says that playing a game together will help him feel more like they're friends again.
%%* Pam from the U.S. version of ''Series/TheOffice''.''Series/TheOfficeUS''.
20th Feb '16 12:54:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* This was played with like many other tropes in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''

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* Lori Laughlin plays one in ''SecretAdmirer''
* SelenaGomez's character, Mary Santiago, in ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory''.

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* %%* Lori Laughlin plays one in ''SecretAdmirer''
* %%* SelenaGomez's character, Mary Santiago, in ''Film/AnotherCinderellaStory''.



* Boof from ''Film/TeenWolf''

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* %%* Boof from ''Film/TeenWolf''



* Rosie from ''Theatre/BranNueDae''

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* Denise in ''Film/HotRod''.

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* %%* Denise in ''Film/HotRod''.



* Maria Posada from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', to her childhood friends, Manolo and Joaquin.
* Julia from the movie Wedding Singer would qualify as this.

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* %%* Maria Posada from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', to her childhood friends, Manolo and Joaquin.
* %%* Julia from the movie Wedding Singer would qualify as this.



* Bella's hometown acquaintance Jacob from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.

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* %%* Bella's hometown acquaintance Jacob from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.



* Kristy and Mary Anne from ''TheBabysittersClub''.

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* %%* Kristy and Mary Anne from ''TheBabysittersClub''.



* Sophie Prentice and Grella from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].

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* %%* Sophie Prentice and Grella from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]].



* Joey from ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' is one of the more attractive examples
* Elena and Bonnie from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. Matt is a male version of this.

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* %%* Joey from ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' is one of the more attractive examples
* %%* Elena and Bonnie from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. Matt is a male version of this.



* Samantha Thompson in ''AceLightning'' before she got PutOnABus.

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* %%* Samantha Thompson in ''AceLightning'' before she got PutOnABus.



* Sabrina and each of her friends from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''

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* %%* Sabrina and each of her friends from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''



* Haley James Scott from ''OneTreeHill''.

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* %%* Haley James Scott from ''OneTreeHill''.



* Mary Ann from ''Series/GilligansIsland''

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* %%* Mary Ann from ''Series/GilligansIsland''



* Sarah in ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire''. It is the theme song after all.

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* %%* Sarah in ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire''. It is the theme song after all.



* Pam from the U.S. version of ''Series/TheOffice''.

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* %%* Pam from the U.S. version of ''Series/TheOffice''.



* Music/SavingJane's "Girl Next Door".

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* %%* Music/SavingJane's "Girl Next Door".



* Music/NeilSedaka's "Next Door to an Angel".

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* %%* Music/NeilSedaka's "Next Door to an Angel".



* Jean Poule of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''.

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* %%* Jean Poule of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Rose, at start of the series, has a lot of this trait.

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* %%* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Rose, at start of the series, has a lot of this trait.



* For another male example, see [[MeaningfulName Gil Nexdor]] in relation to Susan and Mary Test in ''JohnnyTest''.

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* %%* For another male example, see [[MeaningfulName Gil Nexdor]] in relation to Susan and Mary Test in ''JohnnyTest''.
28th Jan '16 10:28:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HesJustNotThatIntoYou'' has three: Gigi Phillips is like a basset hound. They're kinda pathetic - so you want to cheer them up. Beth Murphy wants a good man and a husband. Mary is a romantic who has been hiding behind technology.

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* ''HesJustNotThatIntoYou'' ''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou'' has three: Gigi Phillips is like a basset hound. They're kinda pathetic - so you want to cheer them up. Beth Murphy wants a good man and a husband. Mary is a romantic who has been hiding behind technology.
27th Jan '16 6:23:43 PM Pavlov
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* In VisualNovel/AoNoKanataFourRhythm, Hinata and Rika's bedrooms are right next door to each other, mere feet apart. As a Running Gag, Hinata keeps running into his new neighbor while she's changing clothes in her room. Queue the simultaneous screams.
23rd Jan '16 9:31:28 AM nombretomado
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* A golden years example occurs between Ralph Roberts and Lois Chasse in StephenKing's ''Insomnia''. He's a retired widower; she's been a widow for a while now, and they've been good friends and neighbors for some years. Eventually they tie the knot.

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* A golden years example occurs between Ralph Roberts and Lois Chasse in StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ''Insomnia''. He's a retired widower; she's been a widow for a while now, and they've been good friends and neighbors for some years. Eventually they tie the knot.
18th Jan '16 6:34:14 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' casts the namesake character herself in the role, being the daughter of the headmaster and a close-but-mostly-platonic friend of Link at the start of the game.
9th Jan '16 5:05:26 PM SamCurt
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* Subverted with Habara from ''Manga/DanshiKoukouseiNoNichijou''. As the DistaffCounterpart to the main character [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Tadakuni]], you might expect her as this for Toshiyuki Karasawa. While her current personality would suggests this, she was formerly the most feared bully in elemental school and was responsible for Karasawa's scar on his head. Despite being a NiceGirl nowadays (mostly), all boys including Karasawa still fear her and they would pay her or her friends money rather than dating her. Funnily enough, Habara believes that Karasawa is in love with her, delusional about the fact that he obviously hates her.

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* Subverted with Habara from ''Manga/DanshiKoukouseiNoNichijou''.''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''. As the DistaffCounterpart to the main character [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Tadakuni]], you might expect her as this for Toshiyuki Karasawa. While her current personality would suggests this, she was formerly the most feared bully in elemental school and was responsible for Karasawa's scar on his head. Despite being a NiceGirl nowadays (mostly), all boys including Karasawa still fear her and they would pay her or her friends money rather than dating her. Funnily enough, Habara believes that Karasawa is in love with her, delusional about the fact that he obviously hates her.
18th Dec '15 7:39:56 AM MajinAkuma
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* Subverted with Habara from ''Manga/DanshiKoukouseiNoNichijou''. As the DistaffCounterpart to the main character [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Tadakuni]], you might expect her as this for Toshiyuki Karasawa. While her current personality would suggests this, she was formerly the most feared bully in elemental school and was responsible for Karasawa's scar on his head. Despite being a NiceGirl nowadays (mostly), all boys including Karasawa still fear her and they would pay her or her friends money rather than dating her. Funnily enough, Habara believes that Karasawa is in love with her, delusional about the fact that he obviously hates her.
30th Nov '15 12:54:25 PM MiinU
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Girls of this nature will often appear in [[HaremGenre Harems]], usually as the inevitably {{unlucky childhood friend}} of the protagonist, or as the "Betty" in a LoveTriangle. In non-romantic stories, she'll either be [[VitriolicBestFriends 'besties']] with one of the others, or she may be the CoolBigSis.

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Girls of this nature will often appear in [[HaremGenre Harems]], usually as the inevitably {{unlucky childhood friend}} of the protagonist, or as the "Betty" in a LoveTriangle. In non-romantic stories, she'll either be [[VitriolicBestFriends [[BestFriend 'besties']] with one of the others, or she may be the CoolBigSis.
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