History Main / OverAndUnderTheTop

15th Jul '16 2:34:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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If a show attempts both the comedic and dramatic, this sometimes occurs in a ''single'' character, leading to the sort of person who [[TheGlomp gleefully jumps on the object of their affection]] while needing an entire story arc to consider [[FirstKiss mundanely kissing them]].

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If a show [[{{Dramedy}} attempts both the comedic and dramatic, dramatic]], this sometimes occurs in a ''single'' character, leading to the sort of person who [[TheGlomp gleefully jumps on the object of their affection]] while needing an entire story arc to consider [[FirstKiss mundanely kissing them]].
28th Jan '16 9:31:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''RunFatboyRun'' provides a good example. Main character Dennis is a lazy, unmotivated ManChild who [[MyGreatestFailure left his pregnant fiancée at the altar]] out of panic. Her new American [[RomanticFalseLead fiancé]] is successful, attentive, and everything Dennis wasn't, at the expense of being TheComicallySerious with a slight competitive streak. In order to save Dennis from looking like an irredeemable loser, his best friend Gordon is a huge exaggeration of all his negative qualities, as well as being addicted to [[TheAlcoholic alcohol]] and [[TheGamblingAddict gambling]].

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* ''RunFatboyRun'' ''Film/RunFatboyRun'' provides a good example. Main character Dennis is a lazy, unmotivated ManChild who [[MyGreatestFailure left his pregnant fiancée at the altar]] out of panic. Her new American [[RomanticFalseLead fiancé]] is successful, attentive, and everything Dennis wasn't, at the expense of being TheComicallySerious with a slight competitive streak. In order to save Dennis from looking like an irredeemable loser, his best friend Gordon is a huge exaggeration of all his negative qualities, as well as being addicted to [[TheAlcoholic alcohol]] and [[TheGamblingAddict gambling]].



* ''WillAndGrace'' - Jack and Will are Over and Under examples of CampGay, respectively. ("Over" and "Under," not "[[{{Seme}} Top]]" and "[[{{Uke}} Bottom]]". Get your mind out of the gutter.) The fact that people actually refer to Will as StraightGay shows you just how effective this trope can be.

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* ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' - Jack and Will are Over and Under examples of CampGay, respectively. ("Over" and "Under," not "[[{{Seme}} Top]]" and "[[{{Uke}} Bottom]]". Get your mind out of the gutter.) The fact that people actually refer to Will as StraightGay shows you just how effective this trope can be.



* On ''TopGear'', the dynamic of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond (both over) and James May (under) in their brashness and love of automotive power and speed. Clarkson or Hammond driving fast is everyday stuff. When "Captain Slow" drives fast, it's serious.

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* On ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', the dynamic of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond (both over) and James May (under) in their brashness and love of automotive power and speed. Clarkson or Hammond driving fast is everyday stuff. When "Captain Slow" drives fast, it's serious.



* On ''TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard is the straight man in his group of nerds, written to be normal enough to be relatable to the average person. Sheldon is written to be ridiculously over the top, hyper-intelligent but [[AmbiguousDisorder completely unable to comprehend normal society]].

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* On ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard is the straight man in his group of nerds, written to be normal enough to be relatable to the average person. Sheldon is written to be ridiculously over the top, hyper-intelligent but [[AmbiguousDisorder completely unable to comprehend normal society]].



* On ''{{Cheers}}'', Diane was originally the only character who was well-educated and interested in "high" culture, and was generally used as an over-the-top caricature of pretension: if she wasn't insisting the other characters abandon their "low" pursuits for something more sophisticated, she was excessively analyzing the philosophical, psychological, historical, cultural, or literary implications of every minor event. However, Season 3 introduced Frasier, who shared Diane's interests and background, but in a much more understated way. He was still prone to being verbose and analytical, but was never as mono-maniacal about it as Diane could be, and usually engaged the other characters in actual conversations, rather than monologuing as Diane was prone to do.

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* On ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Diane was originally the only character who was well-educated and interested in "high" culture, and was generally used as an over-the-top caricature of pretension: if she wasn't insisting the other characters abandon their "low" pursuits for something more sophisticated, she was excessively analyzing the philosophical, psychological, historical, cultural, or literary implications of every minor event. However, Season 3 introduced Frasier, who shared Diane's interests and background, but in a much more understated way. He was still prone to being verbose and analytical, but was never as mono-maniacal about it as Diane could be, and usually engaged the other characters in actual conversations, rather than monologuing as Diane was prone to do.
23rd Dec '15 11:46:53 AM rockmanx
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If the "Over" charactor is introduced later, this is ReplacementFlatCharacter.

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If the "Over" charactor character is introduced later, this is ReplacementFlatCharacter.
10th Mar '15 9:06:01 PM poi99
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' - One great (and rather extreme) example would be the portrayal of relationships. For the 'under', you've got Marshall & Lilly: engaged, dated for 15+ years, love each other very much. Then for the 'over' you've got Barney, who almost never sleeps with the same girl twice (often abandoning them), picks up hundreds of girls at bars using the most insane lines, believes that every aspect of his life is AWESOME. Then throw the DoggedNiceGuy Ted as a main character in the middle of this. The fifth character, Robin, falls somewhere between Ted and Barney, a serial monogamist who is wary of marriage and children.
12th Feb '15 8:25:31 PM azul120
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* Ryuichi from ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'' is a good example of the "one-character" variety.

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* Ryuichi from ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'' ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'' is a good example of the "one-character" variety.






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9th Feb '15 10:01:50 AM TheUnsquished
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* In ''DarthsAndDroids'', Annie is the "over" and Ben the "under" version of TheRoleplayer.

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* In ''DarthsAndDroids'', ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', Annie is the "over" and Ben the "under" version of TheRoleplayer.
8th Jan '15 3:12:58 AM RavenWilder
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* On ''{{Cheers}}'', Diane was originally the only character who was well-educated and interested in "high" culture, and was generally used as an over-the-top caricature of pretension: if she wasn't insisting the other characters abandon their "low" pursuits for something more sophisticated, she was excessively analyzing the philosophical, psychological, historical, cultural, or literary implications of every minor event. However, Season 3 introduced Frasier, who shared Diane's interests and background, but in a much more understated way. He was still prone to being verbose and analytical, but was never as mono-maniacal about it as Diane could be, and usually engaged the other characters in actual conversations, rather than monologuing as Diane was prone to do.
27th Dec '14 5:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* Ryuichi from ''{{Gravitation}}'' is a good example of the "one-character" variety.

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* Ryuichi from ''{{Gravitation}}'' ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'' is a good example of the "one-character" variety.
25th Jul '14 12:29:30 PM hbi2k
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* Sasahara from ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is an {{otaku}}, but he tries to keep some aspects (such as the sexual fetishization of manga characters) on the DL. As the focus character, he has to be at least somewhat relateable, so his otaku-ness is, at least at the start, overshadowed by the other members of the Genshiken, especially Madarame. For his part, Madarame is introverted and socially awkward, but functional enough to form several deep friendships. Kuchiki, on the other hand, is so socially dysfunctional that it occasionally borders on criminal, and his presence in the club is merely tolerated, and then only because Sasahara feels sorry enough for him to vouch for him.

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* Sasahara from ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is an {{otaku}}, but he tries to keep some aspects (such as the sexual fetishization of manga characters) on the DL. As the focus character, he has to be at least somewhat relateable, so his otaku-ness is, at least at the start, overshadowed by the other members of the Genshiken, especially Madarame. For his part, Madarame is introverted and socially awkward, but functional enough to form several deep friendships. Kuchiki, on the other hand, is [[AmbiguousDisorder so socially dysfunctional dysfunctional]] that it occasionally borders on criminal, and his presence in the club is merely tolerated, and then only because Sasahara feels sorry enough for him to vouch for him.
25th Jul '14 12:26:11 PM hbi2k
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* Sasahara from ''{{Genshiken}}'' is an {{otaku}}, or at least a closet case. As the focus character, he has to be at least somewhat relateable, so his otaku-ness is, at least at the start, overshadowed by the other members of the Genshiken, especially Madarame.

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* Sasahara from ''{{Genshiken}}'' ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is an {{otaku}}, or at least a closet case. but he tries to keep some aspects (such as the sexual fetishization of manga characters) on the DL. As the focus character, he has to be at least somewhat relateable, so his otaku-ness is, at least at the start, overshadowed by the other members of the Genshiken, especially Madarame.
Madarame. For his part, Madarame is introverted and socially awkward, but functional enough to form several deep friendships. Kuchiki, on the other hand, is so socially dysfunctional that it occasionally borders on criminal, and his presence in the club is merely tolerated, and then only because Sasahara feels sorry enough for him to vouch for him.
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