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18th Jan '17 1:26:40 PM Pilomotor
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* Menma from ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' becomes this for Jinta, [[WeWereYourTeam former leader]] of a group of childhood friends that have drifted apart due to the [[TheMourningAfter loss of one of their friends]]. [[SubvertedTrope Subverts]] the usual SecondLove part as Menma is [[DeadToBeginWith the friend that died]].

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* Menma from ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' becomes this for Jinta, [[WeWereYourTeam former leader]] of a group of childhood friends that have drifted apart due to the [[TheMourningAfter loss of one of their friends]]. [[SubvertedTrope Subverts]] the usual SecondLove part as Menma is [[DeadToBeginWith the friend that died]].died]], and she came to Jinta for help accomplishing some [[GhostlyGoals unfinished business that's preventing her from moving on]].
17th Jan '17 3:24:51 PM Pamina
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* Poppy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' plays with the trope. She definitely fits the personality type and she fills a platonic version of the plot to Bridget (who's ironically voiced by Zooey Deschanel) - convincing her to pursue the man she loves. But then again ''all'' the trolls are like that and although Poppy eventually does get the cynical Branch to liven up - she only ropes him into her scheme because she needs his help rescuing her friends. [[spoiler: And it's Branch who ends up saving Poppy from her DespairEventHorizon]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'': Poppy is like this at the beginning with her efforts to defrost Branch's cynicism, down to making glitter-spewing pop-up dioramas to celebrate their (in her mind) inevitable triumph. [[spoiler: Late in the movie, Branch has to act as Poppy's manic pixie dream guy, as his singing restores her colors and her hope.]]

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* Poppy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' plays with the trope. She definitely fits the personality type type, especially and she fills a platonic version of the plot to Bridget (who's ironically voiced by Zooey Deschanel) - convincing her to pursue the man she loves. But then again ''all'' the trolls are like that and although Poppy eventually does get the cynical Branch to liven up - she only ropes him into her scheme because she needs his help rescuing her friends. [[spoiler: And it's Branch who ends up saving Poppy from her DespairEventHorizon]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'': Poppy is like this at the beginning with her efforts to defrost Branch's cynicism, down to making glitter-spewing pop-up dioramas to celebrate their (in her mind) inevitable triumph. [[spoiler: Late in the movie, Branch has to act as Poppy's manic pixie dream guy, as his singing restores her colors and her hope.]]
DespairEventHorizon]].
9th Jan '17 9:02:11 PM detghost
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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her character development and very concrete goals outside of Hawke ultimately save her from this trope.

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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her However, her character development and very concrete goals outside of Hawke ultimately save her from this trope.
9th Jan '17 9:01:13 PM detghost
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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her character development ultimately saves her from this trope, as well her very concrete goals and storyline outside of Hawke.

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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her character development ultimately saves her from this trope, as well her and very concrete goals and storyline outside of Hawke.Hawke ultimately save her from this trope.
9th Jan '17 8:59:33 PM detghost
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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[Adorkable endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her character development ultimately saves her from this trope, as well her very concrete goals and storyline outside of Hawke.

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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[Adorkable [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her character development ultimately saves her from this trope, as well her very concrete goals and storyline outside of Hawke.
9th Jan '17 8:59:04 PM detghost
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* Merrill from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has shades of this. She's [[CloudCuckooLander quirky]], [[TheIngenue innocent]], [[Adorkable endearingly]] [[CuteClumsyGirl awkward]] and probably the most optimistic companion, nearly always cheerful and friendly. If on the friendship path, she just about hero worships [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and harbors an obvious crush on them. Her character development ultimately saves her from this trope, as well her very concrete goals and storyline outside of Hawke.
9th Jan '17 8:42:35 PM detghost
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*** This is somewhat subverted when the reason for her CloudCuckooLander personality is revealed: she was driven to insanity after Angelus killed her family and inflicted every mental torture he could think of onto her before turning her into a vampire.
7th Jan '17 6:56:50 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has you play as The Warden, who canon either loses their family to betrayal or forced into The Fade to keep their mage abilities in check and conscripted into fighting The Blight, and has to go through one harrowing after another. Enter Leliana; the fun loving nun and former trickster ninja who works towards romancing said Warden regardless of race or sex, who in turn ends up becoming a MPDG for ''her'' and helps overcome her troubled past and events of her personal quest.
* 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 [[spoiler:a painful [[SecondActBreakup Second-Act Breakup]] ]]with Fenris or Anders [[spoiler:blowing up the Chantry]].
31st Dec '16 7:04:08 PM nombretomado
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* The girl in Gianlucca Bezzina's EurovisionSongContest entry for Malta, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw "Tomorrow"]], is this to the guy. Be warned, this song could only get cuter if puppies were the ones performing it.

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* The girl in Gianlucca Bezzina's EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest entry for Malta, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw "Tomorrow"]], is this to the guy. Be warned, this song could only get cuter if puppies were the ones performing it.
28th Dec '16 11:03:09 AM LordGro
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* A ''literal'' example would be Aisling in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' who actually is a pixie or fairy of some sort, and whose antics show protagonist Brendan what life is like outside the walls of his monastery. It's left for the viewer to decide if they're actually in love, or just a couple of kids having fun.
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