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27th Sep '16 2:36:34 AM fearlessnikki
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* Norah in ''Film/SunshineCleaning'' looks like she's trying to be this for Lynn - inviting her to wild parties and trying to encourage her to loosen up. But Norah herself is the one with the real baggage - as she's never got over her mother's death. Lynn also [[spoiler: breaks things off with her before the end of the film]].
21st Sep '16 1:05:48 PM lavendermintrose
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* Shiro and [[ADogNamedDog Neko]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' are both this for Kuroh. At first, Neko seems to fit this exactly for both of them, showing up in Shiro's room naked and declaring herself to be his cat, but Shiro has a lot of this himself. And Shiro is much more of a love interest to Kuroh, with both of them seeing Neko as somewhere between a pet and a little sister.
** In the prequel novel ''Lost Small World'', Misaki Yata is this for Saruhiko Fushimi, when they were in middle school. Something of a deconstruction, because - in addition to being a male/BL example - when they join the Red Clan, Misaki fits in with them much better than Saruhiko does, causing Saruhiko to begin to resent him. When Saruhiko meets the Blue King, and realizes he would fit into the Blue Clan better than the Red, Misaki doesn't understand him at all, and considers him a traitor, setting up for [[FoeRomanceSubtext where their relationship is at the time of the series]].

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* ''Anime/{{K}}''
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Shiro and [[ADogNamedDog Neko]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' are both this for Kuroh. At first, Neko seems to fit this exactly for both of them, showing up in Shiro's room naked and declaring herself to be his cat, but Shiro has a lot of this himself. And Shiro is much more of a love interest to Kuroh, with both of them seeing Neko as somewhere between a pet and a little sister.
** In the prequel novel ''Lost Small World'', Misaki Yata is this for Saruhiko Fushimi, when they were in middle school. Something of a deconstruction, because - in addition to being a male/BL example - when they join the Red Clan, Misaki fits in with them much better than Saruhiko does, causing Saruhiko to begin to resent him. When Saruhiko meets the Blue King, and realizes he would fit into the Blue Clan better than the Red, Misaki doesn't understand him at all, and considers him a traitor, setting up for [[FoeRomanceSubtext where their relationship is at the time of the series]].
21st Sep '16 12:44:43 PM lavendermintrose
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* Shiro and [[ADogNamedDog Neko]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' are both this for Kuroh. At first, Neko seems to fit this exactly for both of them, showing up in Shiro's room naked and declaring herself to be his cat, but Shiro has a lot of this himself. And Shiro is much more of a love interest to Kuroh, with both of them seeing Neko as somewhere between a pet and a little sister.
** In the prequel novel ''Lost Small World'', Misaki Yata is this for Saruhiko Fushimi, when they were in middle school. Something of a deconstruction, because - in addition to being a male/BL example - when they join the Red Clan, Misaki fits in with them much better than Saruhiko does, causing Saruhiko to begin to resent him. When Saruhiko meets the Blue King, and realizes he would fit into the Blue Clan better than the Red, Misaki doesn't understand him at all, and considers him a traitor, setting up for [[FoeRomanceSubtext where their relationship is at the time of the series]].
19th Sep '16 8:37:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Farseer Trilogy'' (from the ''RealmOfTheElderlings'' books) implies that Lady Patience was one to her husband Prince Chivalry in the back story of the characters. She's very eccentric and many in the royal court thought she was unsuited to be queen but Chivalry preferred this to "proper" ladies.

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* ''The Farseer Trilogy'' (from the ''RealmOfTheElderlings'' ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' books) implies that Lady Patience was one to her husband Prince Chivalry in the back story of the characters. She's very eccentric and many in the royal court thought she was unsuited to be queen but Chivalry preferred this to "proper" ladies.
18th Sep '16 2:47:09 PM Wagrid
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* Chloe from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' is a pretty straight-forward embodiment of this trope.
9th Sep '16 7:29:59 PM WillBGood
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** The 2010 BBC series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' had the [[InsufferableGenius titular detective]] meet John, and they quickly became friends. Sherlock ''knew'' John was looking for a purpose in life, and that his limp was psychosomatic since [[InHarmsWay it turned out that he missed it]]. Awkward. Majorly awkward. Cue John thinking "Okay, ''awkward.'' How did my friend I know I was an adrenaline junkie?"

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** * The 2010 BBC series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' had the [[InsufferableGenius titular detective]] meet John, and they quickly became friends. Sherlock ''knew'' John was looking for a purpose in life, and that his limp was psychosomatic since [[InHarmsWay it turned out that he missed it]]. Awkward. Majorly awkward. Cue John thinking "Okay, ''awkward.'' How did my friend I know I was an adrenaline junkie?"
2nd Sep '16 1:01:00 AM ShockingSpartan
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** Also of note is that the character we know as "Violet" is really just the way the protagonist imagines her voice in his/her head. So it's an even bigger deconstruction, because the story focuses purely on how she viewed, not on what she actually does.

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** Also of note is that the character we know as "Violet" is really just the way the protagonist imagines her voice in his/her head. So it's an even bigger deconstruction, because the story focuses purely on how she she's viewed, not on what she actually does.
2nd Sep '16 12:40:24 AM ShockingSpartan
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* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' protagonist Alita/Gally went trough a period of almost obsessive MPDG behavior when she fell madly in love with a boy named Yugo, during wich she was even willing to die for him. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it is Yugo who died at the exact moment Alita dragged him out of his shell.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' protagonist Alita/Gally went trough a period of almost obsessive MPDG behavior when she fell madly in love with a boy named Yugo, during wich which she was even willing to die for him. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it is Yugo who died at the exact moment Alita dragged him out of his shell.]]
29th Aug '16 8:16:07 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Saizo is pretty much being dragged around by Isanami from their first meeting although she is sometimes more of a Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl.
15th Aug '16 1:08:10 AM PurpleAlert
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* Sherrezade in ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'' is a thorough subversion; since she lives in a world where magic is a real and tangible thing, her dreamy, creative life as a storyteller yields valuable knowledge rather than pointless whimsy. When she brightens Jafar's life, it's a deliberate (and skillfully clever) effort on her part rather than just her innate quirkiness, and when Jafar falls in love with her, it's because her argument for the value of magic is logical and well-reasoned enough to convince him of her worth, even if he never actually adopts her viewpoint on it.
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