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24th May '16 7:23:10 AM ProfessorDetective
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* Chloe from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStange'' is a pretty straight-forward embodiment of this trope.

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* Chloe from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStange'' ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' is a pretty straight-forward embodiment of this trope.
24th May '16 7:00:57 AM ProfessorDetective
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* The main purpose of Penny Peterson in ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'', and promoted as such [[note]][[PlayingWithATrope although that doesn't stop her from being an]] AcademicalAlphaBitch at first[[/note]]: A BlitheSpirit taking a 360 turn on boy genius Sherman's life, leading him to do things by himself for the first time, like flying Da Vinci's prototype and falling in love. While Mr. Peabody is quite annoyed by the presence of a MPDG turning his son "into a hooligan" (which leads Sherman to call him out), this ends up being rather helpful [[spoiler:as she helps him to come to terms with his relations with Mr. Peabody, who ends up asking their help to fix a paradox]].

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* The main purpose of Penny Peterson in ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'', and promoted as such [[note]][[PlayingWithATrope although that doesn't stop her from being an]] AcademicalAlphaBitch AcademicAlphaBitch at first[[/note]]: A BlitheSpirit taking a 360 turn on boy genius Sherman's life, leading him to do things by himself for the first time, like flying Da Vinci's prototype and falling in love. While Mr. Peabody is quite annoyed by the presence of a MPDG turning his son "into a hooligan" (which leads Sherman to call him out), this ends up being rather helpful [[spoiler:as she helps him to come to terms with his relations with Mr. Peabody, who ends up asking their help to fix a paradox]].
20th May '16 12:53:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Clarisse in Ray Bradbury's ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' fills this role for a short time for Guy Montag. She basically tells him so, saying "I'm seventeen and I'm crazy," and then she asks him all the questions and tells him all the random thoughts necessary to make him rethink everything about his life. [[spoiler: And then she gets run over by a car, pointlessly.]]

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* Clarisse in Ray Bradbury's ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'' fills this role for a short time for Guy Montag. She basically tells him so, saying "I'm seventeen and I'm crazy," and then she asks him all the questions and tells him all the random thoughts necessary to make him rethink everything about his life. [[spoiler: And then she gets run over by a car, pointlessly.]]
16th May '16 1:24:32 PM GranChi
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* "Kate" by BenFolds seems to describe one of these.
11th May '16 9:00:16 PM HamburgerTime
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** ''Literature/WillGraysonWillGrayson'': Tiny Cooper is this for Will Grayson (half written by Creator/JohnGreen).

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** ''Literature/WillGraysonWillGrayson'': Tiny "Tiny" Cooper is this for a [[IronicNickname huge]], FlamboyantGay football player who tries to become a Manic Pixie Dream Guy to [[{{Goth}} Will Grayson (half written by Creator/JohnGreen).#2]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't work out]].


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** "Try It And See" by Rita Pavone is sung from the perspective of a woman trying to convince a man to let her be a Manic Pixie for him. It was written by Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, who later re-used the melody in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' for, of all things, [[VillainSong King Herod's gloating number]].
11th May '16 12:12:31 PM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''
10th May '16 10:20:26 PM kuhrazyantics03
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* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', while Star does seem to make Marco's life more interesting, the show is more about her growing as a character by toning down her chaotic overenthusiasm by being with the safety-minded, level-headed Marco.
5th May '16 7:52:55 PM Vantastic123
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* The title character of the Jerry Spinelli book ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'' worked her magic on an entire high school. That also makes her a BlitheSpirit. Stargirl was interesting because her manic pixie behavior ''didn't'' make the main character more popular or comfortable around other people, and clashed with his desire for normalcy. [[spoiler:Things didn't work out]].

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* The [[CharacterTitle title character character]] of the Jerry Spinelli book ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'' worked her magic on an entire high school. That also makes her a BlitheSpirit. Stargirl was interesting because her manic pixie behavior ''didn't'' make the main character more popular or comfortable around other people, and clashed with his desire for normalcy. [[spoiler:Things didn't work out]].



* ''Literature/StarGirl'' has, well... [[CharacterTitle Stargirl]]. Stargirl serves as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl for the main protagonist Leo. Just the fact she goes by the name of 'Stargirl' rather than her real name (Susan) is probably enough to justify this.
5th May '16 7:47:39 PM Vantastic123
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* ''Literature/StarGirl'' has, well... [[CharacterTitle Stargirl]]. Stargirl serves as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl for the main protagonist Leo. Just the fact she goes by the name of 'Stargirl' rather than her real name (Susan) is probably enough to justify this.
1st May '16 1:49:34 PM eroock
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Compare {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, GenkiGirl, PerkyGoth, and UptightLovesWild for similar personality roles. Sometimes the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a SidekickExMachina. Contrast NerdNanny and YamatoNadeshiko for examples of calmer and more mature ladies. The ScrewballComedy is a genre driven entirely by this character type.

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Compare {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, GenkiGirl, PerkyGoth, and UptightLovesWild UptightLovesWild, SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl for similar personality roles. Sometimes the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a SidekickExMachina. Contrast NerdNanny and YamatoNadeshiko for examples of calmer and more mature ladies. The ScrewballComedy is a genre driven entirely by this character type.
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