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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.
30th Apr '16 7:27:42 PM RancidLemons
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* Another male example in ''Anime/OsomatsuSan''. [[CloudCuckooLander Juushimatsu’s]] energy and his incredibly cheerful antics are what motivated the unnamed country girl to give up on suicide. [[spoiler: Their relationship ends tragically when the girl has to return to her city on the day Juushimatsu was planning to confess to her, no less.]]

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* Another male example in ''Anime/OsomatsuSan''. [[CloudCuckooLander Juushimatsu’s]] Juushimatsu’s]] energy and his incredibly cheerful antics are what motivated the unnamed country girl to give up on suicide. [[spoiler: Their relationship ends tragically when the girl has to return to her city on the day Juushimatsu was planning to confess to her, no less.]]


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* Chloe from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStange'' is a pretty straight-forward embodiment of this trope.
25th Apr '16 6:42:38 PM Kythereia
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill is a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion, but her absent-mindedness in wandering around Kirkwall costs Varric a fortune in protection money and her outlook on demons can potentially land her--and her entire clan--in very hot water. Isabela has a fun-loving, upbeat personality, but if Hawke doesn't raise her approval enough, she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]]. A female Hawke can be this to Anders or Fenris--especially one with the Sarcastic/Charming personality--but their love can't prevent [[spoilers:a [[SecondActBreakup Second-Act Breakup]] ]]with Fenris or Anders [[spoilers:blowing up the Chantry]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill is a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion, but her absent-mindedness in wandering around Kirkwall costs Varric a fortune in protection money and her outlook on demons can potentially land her--and her entire clan--in very hot water. Isabela has a fun-loving, upbeat personality, but if Hawke doesn't raise her approval enough, she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]]. A female Hawke can be this to Anders or Fenris--especially one with the Sarcastic/Charming personality--but their love can't prevent [[spoilers:a [[spoiler:a painful [[SecondActBreakup Second-Act Breakup]] ]]with Fenris or Anders [[spoilers:blowing [[spoiler:blowing up the Chantry]].
25th Apr '16 6:42:06 PM Kythereia
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill is a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion, but her absent-mindedness in wandering around Kirkwall costs Varric a fortune in protection money and her outlook on demons can potentially land her--and her entire clan--in very hot water. Isabela has a fun-loving, upbeat personality, but if Hawke doesn't raise her approval enough, she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill is a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion, but her absent-mindedness in wandering around Kirkwall costs Varric a fortune in protection money and her outlook on demons can potentially land her--and her entire clan--in very hot water. Isabela has a fun-loving, upbeat personality, but if Hawke doesn't raise her approval enough, she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]]. A female Hawke can be this to Anders or Fenris--especially one with the Sarcastic/Charming personality--but their love can't prevent [[spoilers:a [[SecondActBreakup Second-Act Breakup]] ]]with Fenris or Anders [[spoilers:blowing up the Chantry]].
25th Apr '16 11:48:00 AM Kythereia
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill, a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion. Although you probably should ignore that she's also a blood mage. This is the case if romanced by aggressive!Hawke, who is grumpy, stern, cynical and lacking in social graces. Isabela is also one for them, with her fun-loving, upbeat personality.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill, Merrill is a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion. Although you probably should ignore that she's also mansion, but her absent-mindedness in wandering around Kirkwall costs Varric a blood mage. This is the case if romanced by aggressive!Hawke, who is grumpy, stern, cynical fortune in protection money and lacking in social graces. her outlook on demons can potentially land her--and her entire clan--in very hot water. Isabela is also one for them, with her has a fun-loving, upbeat personality.personality, but if Hawke doesn't raise her approval enough, she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]].
23rd Apr '16 11:54:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
** Merrill, a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion. Although you probably should ignore that she's also a blood mage. This is the case if romanced by aggressive!Hawke, who is grumpy, stern, cynical and lacking in social graces. Isabela is also one for them, with her fun-loving, upbeat personality.
*** In fact, both cases are deconstructed versions of the trope: Merrill's innocence about living in Kirkwall is costing Varric a fortune in protection money, and her naivete about blood magic can land her--and her clan--in very hot water (although this can arguably also be a case of [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Kills]]). Isabela's carefree attitude can come back to bite the player in the arse if you don't raise her affection high enough and she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]]. It's also deconstructed with a female Hawke romancing Anders or Fenris: her love isn't enough to prevent a [[SecondActBreakup Second Act Breakup]] with Fenris or prevent [[spoiler:Anders from blowing up the Chantry.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Merrill, a cute, lovely, innocent, naive, curious, helpful elven maiden that apparently loves to swing around on the large chandelier in Hawke's mansion. Although you probably should ignore that she's also a blood mage. This is the case if romanced by aggressive!Hawke, who is grumpy, stern, cynical and lacking in social graces. Isabela is also one for them, with her fun-loving, upbeat personality.
*** In fact, both cases are deconstructed versions of the trope: Merrill's innocence about living in Kirkwall is costing Varric a fortune in protection money, and her naivete about blood magic can land her--and her clan--in very hot water (although this can arguably also be a case of [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Kills]]). Isabela's carefree attitude can come back to bite the player in the arse if you don't raise her affection high enough and she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]]. It's also deconstructed with a female Hawke romancing Anders or Fenris: her love isn't enough to prevent a [[SecondActBreakup Second Act Breakup]] with Fenris or prevent [[spoiler:Anders from blowing up the Chantry.]]
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23rd Apr '16 7:51:28 PM Kythereia
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*** In fact, both cases are deconstructed versions of the trope: Merrill's innocence about living in Kirkwall is costing Varric a fortune in protection money, and her naivete about blood magic can land her--and her clan--in very hot water (although this can arguably also be a case of [[PoorCommunicationKills Poor Communication Kills]]). Isabela's carefree attitude can come back to bite the player in the arse if you don't raise her affection high enough and she [[spoiler:runs off permanently with the Qunari tome]]. It's also deconstructed with a female Hawke romancing Anders or Fenris: her love isn't enough to prevent a [[SecondActBreakup Second Act Breakup]] with Fenris or prevent [[spoiler:Anders from blowing up the Chantry.]]
18th Apr '16 12:25:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' has a rare genderswap. Kuranosuke is a WholesomeCrossdresser who meets the protagonist, a socially awkward and shy manga artist, when he helps her save a jellyfish.

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* ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' has a rare genderswap. Kuranosuke is a WholesomeCrossdresser who meets the protagonist, a socially awkward and shy manga artist, when he helps her save a jellyfish.
17th Apr '16 8:07:53 PM sayaleviathan
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** Apparently, Victoria is this as well since [[WhatCouldHaveBeen she was supposed to be the Mother if the show hadn't continued]]. Her EstablishingCharacterMoment was playfully coming up with fun ideas during a wedding such as stealing the bride's bouquet, doing cartwheels etc. Unfortunately, her relationship with Ted didn't last after she went to Germany and Ted tried to two-time with her and Robin which led to their break-up.
12th Apr '16 8:56:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Tragically subverted by Catherine in ''Film/JulesAndJim.'' Compelling as she is, Catherine's joie-de-vivre comes hand in hand with bipolar tendencies, selfishness, and a constant sense of discontent. She's a whirlwind of energy, and instead of that being a positive force, she sort of just ends up imploding in on herself. The questionable aspects of her behavior escalate until she [[spoiler:kills herself and Jim by driving them off a bridge in her car out of a mixture of depression and sheer whimsy.]]

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* Tragically subverted Subverted by Catherine in ''Film/JulesAndJim.'' Compelling as she is, Catherine's joie-de-vivre comes hand in hand with bipolar tendencies, selfishness, and a constant sense of discontent. She's a whirlwind of energy, and instead of that being a positive force, she sort of just ends up imploding in on herself. The questionable aspects of her behavior escalate until she [[spoiler:kills herself and Jim by driving them off a bridge in her car out of a mixture of depression and sheer whimsy.]]
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