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17th Sep '17 9:47:45 AM nombretomado
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* [[DiscussedTrope Referred to by name]] by Deeks in the ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "The Fifth Man", though not only is her behavior explained as AspergersSyndrome, it's a bit of a twist on the usual application of the trope in that the man whose life she inserted herself into is not her love interest but her [[DisappearedDad deadbeat dad]], following [[MissingMom the death of her mother]].

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* [[DiscussedTrope Referred to by name]] by Deeks in the ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "The Fifth Man", though not only is her behavior explained as AspergersSyndrome, UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome, it's a bit of a twist on the usual application of the trope in that the man whose life she inserted herself into is not her love interest but her [[DisappearedDad deadbeat dad]], following [[MissingMom the death of her mother]].
4th Sep '17 7:45:20 PM Peteman
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* Deconstructed hard in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/articles/d3ebb7016c/that-adorable-girl-from-that-movie this]] Funny Or Die article.

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* Deconstructed hard in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/articles/d3ebb7016c/that-adorable-girl-from-that-movie this]] Funny Or Die article.
2nd Sep '17 7:51:20 PM quackytrope
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* The Sirens of Greek Mythology are a subversion, since their songs are meant to beguile whatever poor soul they've chosen as prey, and leave them shipwrecked on their island.
2nd Sep '17 4:50:26 PM quackytrope
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** It can also be said that Clark is a Manic Pixie Dream ''Guy'' for Lois, whether it's as himself or as Franchise/{{Superman}}; the latter is often a case of LovesMyAlterEgo, to the point of being the page image, and may well be the TropeCodifier. Clark is appealing as the farm boy whose new to the big city and wins her over with his kindness and {{Adorkable}} nature, while Superman is appealing as the brave, altruistic, larger-than-life hero who literally sweeps her off her feet, comes to her rescue, and shows her all sorts of fantastic things.

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** It can also be said that Clark is a Manic Pixie Dream ''Guy'' for Lois, whether it's as himself or as Franchise/{{Superman}}; the latter is often a case of LovesMyAlterEgo, to the point of being the page image, and may well be the TropeCodifier. Clark is appealing as the farm boy whose new to the big city and wins her over with his kindness and {{Adorkable}} nature, while Superman is appealing as the brave, altruistic, larger-than-life hero who literally sweeps her off her feet, comes to her rescue, and shows her all sorts of fantastic things. In a lot of incarnations, his small-town upbringing and idealism act as the perfect balance to Lois' streetwise cynicism.
2nd Sep '17 4:43:35 PM quackytrope
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* In her very first appearances, Mary Jane Watson had a lot of hallmarks of a screwball-comedy heroine (a Manic Pixie Dream Girl with a dark side) in that she was a free spirit, dashed attractive and clearly enjoyed throwing Peter Parker's life into disarray. Her darker side came into evidence e. g. when she on various occasions would flirt with Peter when he was committed to Gwen Stacy and she herself was supposed to be Harry Osborn's girlfriend. Obviously that changed after [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen's Death]].

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* In her very first appearances, Mary Jane Watson had a lot of hallmarks of a screwball-comedy heroine (a Manic Pixie Dream Girl with a dark side) in that she was a free spirit, dashed attractive and clearly enjoyed throwing Peter Parker's life into disarray. Her darker side came into evidence e. g. when she on various occasions would flirt with Peter when he was committed to Gwen Stacy and she herself was supposed to be Harry Osborn's girlfriend. Obviously that changed after [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen's Death]]. It's also worth pointing out that Peter didn't start falling for her until she dropped the act and started showing [[BeneathTheMask her true self]].



** It's not uncommon for Clark to be this for Lois either, whether it's as himself or as Franchise/{{Superman}}; the latter is often a case of LovesMyAlterEgo (it's even the page image).

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** It's not uncommon for It can also be said that Clark to be this is a Manic Pixie Dream ''Guy'' for Lois either, Lois, whether it's as himself or as Franchise/{{Superman}}; the latter is often a case of LovesMyAlterEgo (it's even LovesMyAlterEgo, to the point of being the page image).image, and may well be the TropeCodifier. Clark is appealing as the farm boy whose new to the big city and wins her over with his kindness and {{Adorkable}} nature, while Superman is appealing as the brave, altruistic, larger-than-life hero who literally sweeps her off her feet, comes to her rescue, and shows her all sorts of fantastic things.
1st Sep '17 8:30:15 AM spydre
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* Julia in Literature/NineteenEightyFour is a weird variation on this trope; her behaviour would be considered emotionally immature by anyone in our world, but is arguably typical of the deliberately dumbed down population of Oceania.

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* Julia in Literature/NineteenEightyFour ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' is a weird variation on this trope; her impulsive, childish behaviour would be considered emotionally immature by anyone in our world, but is arguably typical of the deliberately dumbed down population of Oceania.
1st Sep '17 8:29:22 AM spydre
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* Julia in Literature/NineteenEightyFour is a weird variation on this trope; her behaviour would be considered emotionally immature by anyone in our world, but is arguably typical of the deliberately dumbed down population of Oceania.
30th Aug '17 4:13:58 PM quackytrope
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** It's not uncommon for Clark to be this for Lois either, whether it's as himself or as his costumed alter-ego Franchise/{{Superman}}.

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** It's not uncommon for Clark to be this for Lois either, whether it's as himself or as his costumed alter-ego Franchise/{{Superman}}.Franchise/{{Superman}}; the latter is often a case of LovesMyAlterEgo (it's even the page image).
30th Aug '17 4:09:07 PM quackytrope
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** It's not uncommon for Clark to be this for Lois either, whether it's as himself or as his costumed alter-ego Franchise/{{Superman}}.
30th Aug '17 4:03:18 PM quackytrope
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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a ''[[PlayingWithATrope completely]]'' [[PlayingWithATrope straight example]], as her personality is rather [[MellowFellow mellow and low-key]], but she shakes up the main character's life, is desired by many ([[ReallyGetsAround to the point that she has seven exes]]), wears [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes very fashionable clothes,]] and [[DyeHard dyes her hair blinding neon colours]].

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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a ''[[PlayingWithATrope completely]]'' [[PlayingWithATrope straight example]], as her personality is rather [[MellowFellow mellow and low-key]], but she shakes up the main character's life, is desired by many ([[ReallyGetsAround to the point that she has seven exes]]), wears [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes very fashionable clothes,]] and [[DyeHard dyes her hair blinding neon colours]]. She also has many of the same character flaws as Scott, which is why she has seven evil exes to begin with, and the story's about both of them maturing as people and confronting these flaws head on instead of ignoring them.
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