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15th Jun '17 7:22:55 PM YasminPerry
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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a ''[[PlayingWithATrope completely]]'' [[PPlayingWithATrope straight]], 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]]'' [[PPlayingWithATrope straight]], [[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]].
15th Jun '17 7:22:00 PM YasminPerry
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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a [[PlayingWithATrope ''completely'' 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'' straight example]], ''[[PlayingWithATrope completely]]'' [[PPlayingWithATrope straight]], 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]].
15th Jun '17 7:19:56 PM YasminPerry
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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a [[Playing with arrows ''completely'' straight example]], as her personality is rather [[Mellow fellow 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 [[Playing with arrows [[PlayingWithATrope ''completely'' straight example]], as her personality is rather [[Mellow fellow [[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]].
15th Jun '17 7:18:57 PM YasminPerry
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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a ''completely'' straight example, as her personality is rather 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 clothes,]] and [[DyeHard dyes her hair blinding neon colours]].

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* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a [[Playing with arrows ''completely'' straight example, example]], as her personality is rather [[Mellow fellow mellow and low-key, 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]].
15th Jun '17 7:17:29 PM YasminPerry
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%%* Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''.

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%%* * Ramona Flowers from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''.''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She's not a ''completely'' straight example, as her personality is rather 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 clothes,]] and [[DyeHard dyes her hair blinding neon colours]].
15th Jun '17 4:51:59 AM Bdem
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* Adam Blotner's "Interesting Girl" spectacularly parodies this trope.
11th Jun '17 7:32:21 PM mkmckoy
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-->-- ''Series/NewGirl''

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-->-- '''Jess''', ''Series/NewGirl''
8th Jun '17 9:36:52 PM nombretomado
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* Jade Sinclair (codename Generator) of the WhateleyUniverse is unquestionably playing this role in her relationship with control freak Thuban.

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* Jade Sinclair (codename Generator) of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse is unquestionably playing this role in her relationship with control freak Thuban.
5th Jun '17 3:19:09 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Kamina is a [[CatchPhrase PARAGON OF MASCULINITY]] version of this for his bro, the shy, ShrinkingViolet main character Simon. He's zany, wacky, ballsy, CrazyAwesome, and encourages Simon toward the CallToAdventure, setting the series into motion. [[spoiler:Sadly, he [[MentorOccupationalHazard ends up dying in order to move the plot along.]] Simon is left in a manic and depressive state]].
** Nia, who replaces Kamina in this role after [[spoiler:his death]]. She ends up being the one who helps Simon believe in himself again and serves as his strongest supporter. [[spoiler: She dies at the end, minutes after marrying Simon post Timeskip, resulting in Simon becoming a vagabond.]]
* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'': this trope is [[DiscussedTrope explored]] in the manga. Ai and other Video Girls are supposed to be sort-of RobotGirl versions this, created specifically to comfort young and kind-hearted persons in trouble, and supposed to comfort them without thinking of anything similar to their own agency... but Ai being played in a defective VCR actually kickstarts her ''aquiring emotions of her own'' and questioning her role. Which then starts a sort-of snowball to roll, since [[spoiler:her creator Rolex wants to eliminate and/or manipulate her as it first his purpose, while Youta and the old man from the Gokuraku Store rebel against this and think that Ai and other Video Girls ''are'' deserving of their own emotions and being more than just this trope]]. It also deconstructs the role of the ''man'' in this sort of relationship, as it is heavily hinted that while a standard Video Girl would give "pure-hearted" boys like Youta the fun-loving companionship and comfort they need, said boys would never grow as independent people, nor gain the emotional maturity to enter a real relationship. Furthermore, while "customers" know that a Video Girl's love is artificial from the get-go, they're so desperate for affection that a VG's devotion and unconditional affection would win them over regardless, and make them incapable of the real thing in the long run. On the other hand, it is explicitly shown ([[spoiler:as an experiment from Rolex with Video Girl Mai]]) that equally lonely, brooding, but not-quite-pure-hearted boys would succumb to a severely codependent relationship and would end up broken even worse than they started.

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** Kamina is a [[CatchPhrase PARAGON OF MASCULINITY]] version of this for his bro, the shy, ShrinkingViolet main character Simon. He's zany, wacky, ballsy, CrazyAwesome, and encourages Simon toward the CallToAdventure, setting the series into motion. [[spoiler:Sadly, he [[MentorOccupationalHazard ends up dying in order to move the plot along.]] along]], leaving Simon is left in a manic and depressive state]].
** Nia, who replaces Kamina in this role after [[spoiler:his death]]. She death]], she ends up being the one who helps Simon believe in himself again and serves as his strongest supporter. [[spoiler: She dies at the end, minutes after marrying Simon post Timeskip, resulting in Simon becoming a vagabond.WalkingTheEarth from then on to [[FillItWithFlowers fill the world with flowers]] in her memory.]]
* ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'': this trope is [[DiscussedTrope explored]] in the manga. Ai and the other Video Girls are supposed to be sort-of RobotGirl versions this, created specifically to comfort young and kind-hearted persons in trouble, and supposed to comfort them without thinking of anything similar to their own agency... but Ai being played in a defective VCR actually kickstarts her ''aquiring emotions of her own'' and questioning her role. Which then starts a sort-of snowball to roll, since [[spoiler:her creator Rolex wants to eliminate and/or manipulate her as it first his purpose, while Youta and the old man from the Gokuraku Store rebel against this and think that Ai and other Video Girls ''are'' deserving of their own emotions and being more than just this trope]]. It also deconstructs the role of the ''man'' in this sort of relationship, as it is heavily hinted that while a standard Video Girl would give "pure-hearted" boys like Youta the fun-loving companionship and comfort they need, said boys would never grow as independent people, nor gain the emotional maturity to enter a real relationship. Furthermore, while "customers" know that a Video Girl's love is artificial from the get-go, they're so desperate for affection that a VG's devotion and unconditional affection would win them over regardless, and make them incapable of the real thing in the long run. On the other hand, it is explicitly shown ([[spoiler:as an experiment from Rolex with Video Girl Mai]]) that equally lonely, brooding, but not-quite-pure-hearted boys would succumb to a severely codependent relationship and would end up broken even worse than they started.
3rd Jun '17 4:29:05 PM valar55
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* Subverted in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. The [[SingleTargetSexuality love of Inspector Shiratori's life]] is a strong-willed, outspoken girl [[ChildhoodFriendRomance whom he met when they were children]], and her [[GenkiGirl incredibly cheerful antics]] are what motivated him to become a policeman in the first place. [[ZigZaggedTrope Then we see]] that this was their first and only encounter in ''almost twenty years'', that Shiratori [[LovingAShadow chased after another woman]] because he mistakenly ''thought'' he was said girl, and that "the girl" actually grew into [[NiceGirl a much more thoughtful and quiet person]], [[spoiler:the local CoolTeacher Kobayashi-sensei.]]. [[OfficialCouple Despite all these changes, they still fall in love and get together]].

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* Subverted in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. The [[SingleTargetSexuality love of Inspector Shiratori's life]] is a strong-willed, outspoken girl [[ChildhoodFriendRomance whom he met when they were children]], and her [[GenkiGirl incredibly cheerful antics]] are what motivated him to become a policeman in the first place. [[ZigZaggedTrope Then we see]] that this was their first and only encounter in ''almost twenty years'', that Shiratori [[LovingAShadow chased after another woman]] because he mistakenly ''thought'' he she was said girl, and that "the girl" actually grew into [[NiceGirl a much more thoughtful and quiet person]], [[spoiler:the local CoolTeacher Kobayashi-sensei.]]. [[OfficialCouple Despite all these changes, they still fall in love and get together]].
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