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28th Mar '16 1:09:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* The movie ''MySuperExGirlfriend'' passes through this trope -- the guy does, indeed, dump the superpowered girlfriend. However, it's not because she's a superhero ([[UnderstandingBoyfriend which he actually found cool]]). It's because she's [[{{Yandere}} super-needy]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl super-jealous]]. [[spoiler:In the end, she hooks up with the villain, and the guy hooks up with a SANE superwoman.]] It's kind of a zig zag. He dates the alter ego then finds out she's a superhero (but [[FreakinessShame he thinks it's awesome at first.]]) [[spoiler: Then he leaves her for a normal woman, and ''she'' subsequently gets superpowers too. At the end of the movie, he seems to be taking it in stride. The villain had more hang ups about it but he gets over it at the end too.]]
* Paula in ''BendItLikeBeckham'', when trying to get her daughter Jules to behave more femininely:

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* The movie ''MySuperExGirlfriend'' ''Film/MySuperExGirlfriend'' passes through this trope -- the guy does, indeed, dump the superpowered girlfriend. However, it's not because she's a superhero ([[UnderstandingBoyfriend which he actually found cool]]). It's because she's [[{{Yandere}} super-needy]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl super-jealous]]. [[spoiler:In the end, she hooks up with the villain, and the guy hooks up with a SANE superwoman.]] It's kind of a zig zag. He dates the alter ego then finds out she's a superhero (but [[FreakinessShame he thinks it's awesome at first.]]) [[spoiler: Then he leaves her for a normal woman, and ''she'' subsequently gets superpowers too. At the end of the movie, he seems to be taking it in stride. The villain had more hang ups about it but he gets over it at the end too.]]
* Paula in ''BendItLikeBeckham'', ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'', when trying to get her daughter Jules to behave more femininely:



* Played with in the Hallmark version of ''JasonAndTheArgonauts'' as Jason does not see the boyish Atalanta as more than a sister to him, having eyes for HotWitch Medea. However Atalanta does attract an admirer of her own.

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* Played with in the Hallmark version of ''JasonAndTheArgonauts'' ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'' as Jason does not see the boyish Atalanta as more than a sister to him, having eyes for HotWitch Medea. However Atalanta does attract an admirer of her own.



* ''TheStepfordWives'' has a town full of insecure "men" who are happy with their wives being {{Brainless Beauty}}s. Even Joanna's husband says that ever since they've met she's beaten him at everything. She's stronger, she's faster.

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* ''TheStepfordWives'' ''Film/TheStepfordWives'' has a town full of insecure "men" who are happy with their wives being {{Brainless Beauty}}s. Even Joanna's husband says that ever since they've met she's beaten him at everything. She's stronger, she's faster.



* In Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis's ''BonesOfTheDragon'', the main character Skylan [[RomanticPlotTumor is in love]] with [[ActionGirl Aylaen]]. However, Aylaen loves fighting and is a tomboy. Most of the story centres about Skylan {{Wangst}}ing about wanting her to stop being one and start acting like a good housewife, especially when he tells her 'you'll be raising our sons anyway' when she complains about the duties assigned to a chief's wife.

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* In Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis's ''BonesOfTheDragon'', ''Literature/BonesOfTheDragon'', the main character Skylan [[RomanticPlotTumor is in love]] with [[ActionGirl Aylaen]]. However, Aylaen loves fighting and is a tomboy. Most of the story centres about Skylan {{Wangst}}ing about wanting her to stop being one and start acting like a good housewife, especially when he tells her 'you'll be raising our sons anyway' when she complains about the duties assigned to a chief's wife.



** Also comes up for Kylaia in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' short story "Student of Ostriches", as illustrated by the former page quote. However, the Shang Master who saw her fight is impressed enough by her self-taught martial arts skills that he is willing to pay a full bride-price to take her as a student.
* AnitaBlake briefly tries to date a fellow animator, only to run into this trope.
* Monica Figerola from ''TheMillenniumTrilogy''. She's 185 cms (6 foot 2) and a former bodybuilder. Despite practically all men considering her gorgeous, all her previous relationships failed because of this trope. [[spoiler: She's the one who ends up with protagonist Mikael Blomkvist, though.]]

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** * Also comes up for Kylaia in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' short story "Student of Ostriches", as illustrated by the former page quote. However, the Shang Master who saw her fight is impressed enough by her self-taught martial arts skills that he is willing to pay a full bride-price to take her as a student.
* AnitaBlake Literature/AnitaBlake briefly tries to date a fellow animator, only to run into this trope.
* Monica Figerola from ''TheMillenniumTrilogy''.''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''. She's 185 cms (6 foot 2) and a former bodybuilder. Despite practically all men considering her gorgeous, all her previous relationships failed because of this trope. [[spoiler: She's the one who ends up with protagonist Mikael Blomkvist, though.]]
14th Mar '16 9:49:12 AM Prfnoff
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* The premise of ''LovelyComplex'' is the budding romance between a HugeSchoolgirl and her short classmate, who has trouble seeing her as anything more than his partner in their BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.

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* The premise of ''LovelyComplex'' ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' is the budding romance between a HugeSchoolgirl and her short classmate, who has trouble seeing her as anything more than his partner in their BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.
21st Feb '16 3:02:03 PM animenutcase
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* This part of the reason [[GoldDigger Charlotte]] of ''VideoGames/FireEmblemFates'' is TheFakeCutie. She ''does'' have feminine interests, but she is a BloodKnight at heart, and whenever she tried to be herself, she scared men away. Quite a few of her supports have her potential love interests (notably [[TheLeader Xander]], who is unimpressed with her seduction tactics, but [[AmazonChaser changes his tune completely]] after she saves him by killing a Faceless with her bare hands) tell her they like her [[JustTheWayYouAre the way she is]].

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* This part of the reason [[GoldDigger Charlotte]] of ''VideoGames/FireEmblemFates'' is TheFakeCutie. She ''does'' have feminine interests, but she is a BloodKnight at heart, and whenever she tried to be herself, she scared men away. Quite a few of her supports have her potential love interests (notably [[TheLeader Xander]], who is unimpressed with her seduction tactics, but [[AmazonChaser changes his tune completely]] after she saves him by killing a Faceless with her bare hands) tell her they like her [[JustTheWayYouAre the way she is]]. The eldest Hoshidan princess, [[{{Tomboy}} Hinoka]] also expresses concern about this trope in her supports with Jakob and [[spoiler:Prince Leo of Nohr]].
12th Feb '16 2:37:02 PM Prfnoff
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* ''SaintSeiya'': Despite all the Amazons being beautiful, none of them ever hook up with any of the guys. Instead, Ikki, Shiryu and Hyoga fell or have ShipTease with YamatoNadeshiko type of women.
* ''SorcererHunters''. Carrot Glace is a bit of an idiot, a womanizer, and his only useful skill in fighting sorcerers is totally out of his control -- he turns into a horrible, deadly monster when struck by magic. Despite all that, he has two loyal, beautiful women, who've known him forever, pursuing him -- the sisters Chocolate and Tira Misu. They are also, however, dominatrix-queens whose real job in the team is to beat the bejeesus out of Carrot after he's transformed, to turn him back into a human. He is, by his own admission, too afraid of them to think of them romantically.

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* ''SaintSeiya'': ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': Despite all the Amazons being beautiful, none of them ever hook up with any of the guys. Instead, Ikki, Shiryu and Hyoga fell or have ShipTease with YamatoNadeshiko type of women.
* ''SorcererHunters''.''Manga/SorcererHunters''. Carrot Glace is a bit of an idiot, a womanizer, and his only useful skill in fighting sorcerers is totally out of his control -- he turns into a horrible, deadly monster when struck by magic. Despite all that, he has two loyal, beautiful women, who've known him forever, pursuing him -- the sisters Chocolate and Tira Misu. They are also, however, dominatrix-queens whose real job in the team is to beat the bejeesus out of Carrot after he's transformed, to turn him back into a human. He is, by his own admission, too afraid of them to think of them romantically.
23rd Jan '16 6:39:58 PM nombretomado
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* Milo Manara's ComicBook/XMen features a plane-worshiping leader (don't ask) courting {{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.

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* Milo Manara's ComicBook/XMen features a plane-worshiping leader (don't ask) courting {{Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.
20th Jan '16 9:43:13 AM Willbyr
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* ''MidoriDays'': The local otaku asks for Seiji's help to impress a girl by pretending to bully her so he can intervene and chase him off. When she kicks Seiji's ass, he loses interest, as he's one of those {{Moe}}-obsessed types.

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* ''MidoriDays'': ''Manga/MidoriDays'': The local otaku asks for Seiji's help to impress a girl by pretending to bully her so he can intervene and chase him off. When she kicks Seiji's ass, he loses interest, as he's one of those {{Moe}}-obsessed types.



* ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/Stay Night]]'': While Shirou wants Saber, he is initially overly protective of her and [[StayInTheKitchen does not want her to get hurt]] -- which is quite dumb, since she clearly is orders of magnitude more powerful than him. In addition her life is tied to his, so getting himself killed to save her would not, in fact, save her for more than a few hours. His coming to terms with these facts drives the story in the first half. Saber herself starts to get self-conscious over her nature as a warrior woman around the time Shirou stops treating her in that way. He's better about it in the other routes, as it is only in the ''Fate'' route where she is his primary love interest that he displays this behavior.

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* ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/Stay Night]]'': ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
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While Shirou wants Saber, he is initially overly protective of her and [[StayInTheKitchen does not want her to get hurt]] -- which is quite dumb, since she clearly is orders of magnitude more powerful than him. In addition her life is tied to his, so getting himself killed to save her would not, in fact, save her for more than a few hours. His coming to terms with these facts drives the story in the first half. Saber herself starts to get self-conscious over her nature as a warrior woman around the time Shirou stops treating her in that way. He's better about it in the other routes, as it is only in the ''Fate'' route where she is his primary love interest that he displays this behavior.
7th Jan '16 2:33:44 PM McJeff
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* This often happens in the WWE developmental territories. An athletic woman gets noticed and is ordered to lose her muscle tone to suit the traditional Diva mold. This happened to Angel Williams (Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/AngelinaLove) and Jennifer Thomas (who left pro wrestling after being released) in the mid-2000s. More recently they hired female armwrestler Sara Backmann and then forced her to lose the muscles that got her noticed in the first place.

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* This often happens in the WWE developmental territories. An athletic woman gets noticed and is ordered to lose her muscle tone to suit the traditional Diva mold. This happened to Angel Williams (Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/AngelinaLove) and Jennifer Thomas (who left pro wrestling after being released) in the mid-2000s. More recently they hired female armwrestler Sara Backmann The most recent example is NXT diva Dana Brooke, whose sculpted biceps and then forced love of flexing them were a big part of her to lose the muscles that got her noticed in the gimmick when she first place. arrived. The biceps have disappeared, although clips of her flexing (when she still had them) are still plentiful in NXT promotional footage.
20th Dec '15 1:53:28 PM animenutcase
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* This part of the reason [[GoldDigger Charlotte]] of ''VideoGames/FireEmblemFates'' is TheFakeCutie. She ''does'' have feminine interests, but she is a BloodKnight at heart, and whenever she tried to be herself, she scared men away. Quite a few of her supports have her potential love interests (notably [[TheLeader Xander]], who is unimpressed with her seduction tactics, but [[AmazonChaser changes his tune completely]] after she saves him by killing a Faceless with her bare hands) tell her they like her [[JustTheWayYouAre the way she is]].
19th Dec '15 5:42:15 PM nombretomado
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* Despite being an AmazonianBeauty, SheHulk manages to marry just about the only guy in the world that prefers Jennifer Walters to seven feet of green She-Hulk.
* Milo Manara's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} features a plane-worshiping leader (don't ask) courting {{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.

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* Despite being an AmazonianBeauty, SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk manages to marry just about the only guy in the world that prefers Jennifer Walters to seven feet of green She-Hulk.
* Milo Manara's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen features a plane-worshiping leader (don't ask) courting {{Storm}}, to the chagrin of the man's wife. Once he discovers that Storm has powers, he loses all interest: His wife has powers too, and he was looking for a ''Human'' woman so that he could have the upper hand for once.
26th Nov '15 5:27:08 PM nombretomado
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* SamuraiWarriors 3 - In Kai's story path, she gets ragged on by Kunoichi for being manlier than most of the guys in the Hojo clan (though the way she says it, she's also insulting the Hojos for being weak).

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* SamuraiWarriors 3 ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 3'' - In Kai's story path, she gets ragged on by Kunoichi for being manlier than most of the guys in the Hojo clan (though the way she says it, she's also insulting the Hojos for being weak).
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