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22nd Apr '18 10:36:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'': Completely averted by the ''very'' manly Maxima, who openly mentions his love of sweets and ice-cream. Not to mention, he ''needs'' these sweets to funcion since he triples as a {{Cyborg}}, a {{Technopath}} ''and'' a GeniusSweetTooth -- he must [[GeniusBruiser use his brains]] in a regular basis, and since glucose is the "fuel" for the brains...

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* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'': ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Completely averted by the ''very'' manly Maxima, who openly mentions his love of sweets and ice-cream. Not to mention, he ''needs'' these sweets to funcion since he triples as a {{Cyborg}}, a {{Technopath}} ''and'' a GeniusSweetTooth -- he must [[GeniusBruiser use his brains]] in a regular basis, and since glucose is the "fuel" for the brains...
12th Apr '18 1:46:48 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Absolutely averted by Rikido [[PunnyName Satou]], who's a large, muscular fellow (especially considering he's a high schooler) who loves his sweets. This ties into the fact that his Quirk lets him [[PowerUpFood gain super-strength by eating sugar]]; his hero name is even "Sugar Man". On top of everything else, [[RealMenWearPink he's also an excellent baker]], and his dorm room is set up with a little kitchen so he can make cakes and pastries.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Absolutely averted Inverted by Rikido [[PunnyName Satou]], who's a large, muscular fellow (especially considering he's a high schooler) who loves his sweets. This ties into the fact that becomes even manlier when he eats sugar since his Quirk lets him [[PowerUpFood gain gives him super-strength by eating sugar]]; his hero name is even "Sugar Man". when he does so]]. On top of everything else, that, cake is his favorite food and [[RealMenWearPink he's also an excellent baker]], and his dorm room is set up with a little kitchen in his dorm room so he can make cakes and pastries.pastries whenever he needs them.
12th Apr '18 1:37:14 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Absolutely averted by Rikido [[PunnyName Satou]], who's a large, muscular fellow (especially considering he's a high schooler) who loves his sweets. This ties into the fact that his Quirk lets him [[PowerUpFood gain super-strength by eating sugar]]; his hero name is even "Sugar Man". On top of everything else, [[RealMenWearPink he's also an excellent baker]], and his dorm room is set up with a little kitchen so he can make cakes and pastries.
9th Apr '18 7:39:21 PM SamCurt
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** Unlike the heavy use of this trope in Japan, Japan is the country where Zima is still sold on a continuous basis.
17th Feb '18 8:26:48 PM lvthn13
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** Very much [[RealityIsUnrealistic averted]] by men (and women) who participate in endurance sports. They're very dehydrated at the end and most will prefer either whole milk or chocolate milk over a soft drink because, a) whole milk makes most sugar-laden soft drinks taste like a bitter diet drink and b) both whole and chocolate milk are even more packed with calories than most soft drinks while still providing the same amount of water.
16th Feb '18 8:48:40 PM karstovich2
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In Western contexts, anyone possessing this trope is probably considered odd by society at large, because sugar ''does'' taste pleasant. The obvious attempt to force an image of toughness and masculinity will be plain as day for everyone to see if the trope applies to a man, and insecurities and potential anorexia or bulimia if to a woman. The main exception in the West is in regard to alcoholic beverages: "real men" drink cordials and sweet liqueurs only occasionally if at all, avoid fruit mixes (except perhaps fresh lemon or lime, or "classic" mixes involving fresh fruit juice), and never EVER consume any mass-marketed sweetened alcoholic drinks (i.e, wine coolers, alcopops, and other "girly drinks"); no, a real man relishes in the harshness of his whisk(e)y/brandy/rum/vodka, the pininess of his gin, the nausea of his tequila, and the bitterness of his beer, and avoids sweet wine if he can help it. Less often, [[RealMenTakeItBlack coffee and tea are seen as more masculine if unsweetened]] (or if too hot to taste). It may still be played straight for other foods in cases of TestosteronePoisoning, however. (There is also an association of Testosterone Poisoning with [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce food containing unnecessary or enhanced (i.e. the vinegar content of vindaloo) amounts of chilli pepper]], however, for reasons that should be obvious.)

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In Western contexts, anyone possessing this trope is probably considered odd by society at large, because sugar ''does'' taste pleasant. The obvious attempt to force an image of toughness and masculinity will be plain as day for everyone to see if the trope applies to a man, and insecurities and potential anorexia or bulimia if to a woman. The main exception in the West is in regard to [[DrinkOrder alcoholic beverages: beverages]]: "real men" drink cordials and sweet liqueurs only occasionally if at all, avoid fruit mixes (except perhaps fresh lemon or lime, or "classic" mixes involving fresh fruit juice), and never EVER consume any mass-marketed sweetened alcoholic drinks (i.e, wine coolers, alcopops, and other "girly drinks"); no, a real man relishes in the harshness of his whisk(e)y/brandy/rum/vodka, the pininess of his gin, the nausea of his tequila, and the bitterness of his beer, and avoids sweet wine if he can help it. Less often, [[RealMenTakeItBlack coffee and tea are seen as more masculine if unsweetened]] (or if too hot to taste). It may still be played straight for other foods in cases of TestosteronePoisoning, however. (There is also an association of Testosterone Poisoning with [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce food containing unnecessary or enhanced (i.e. the vinegar content of vindaloo) amounts of chilli pepper]], however, for reasons that should be obvious.)
15th Feb '18 8:18:03 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Raj Koothrappali notoriously prefers sweet drinks, and is occasionally subjected to ridicule by friend Howard Wolowitz.
* J.D. in ''Series/Scrubs'' has the same proclivity, and is frequently mocked by other characters.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Raj Koothrappali notoriously prefers sweet drinks, and is occasionally subjected to ridicule by friend Howard Wolowitz.
* J.D. in ''Series/Scrubs'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has the same proclivity, proclivity towards sweet drinks, and is frequently mocked by other characters.
15th Jan '18 3:15:02 PM bitemytail
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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'': Subverted by [[LargeHam Mr. Torgue]], who at first glance looks like the sort of BoisterousBruiser TestosteronePoisoning victim who would be all about grilling nearly-rare steaks and little else. While he does have machines that dispense [[BaconAddiction bacon]], he also has machines that dispense cookies. He does, however, maintain that real men never eat tofu.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'': Subverted by [[LargeHam Mr. Torgue]], who at first glance looks like the sort of BoisterousBruiser TestosteronePoisoning victim who would be all about grilling nearly-rare steaks and little else. While he does have machines that dispense [[BaconAddiction bacon]], dispense bacon, he also has machines that dispense cookies. He does, however, maintain that real men never eat tofu.
16th Dec '17 4:53:13 PM TheCuza
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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'': Subverted by [[LargeHam Mr. Torgue]], who at first glance looks like the sort of BoisterousBruiser TestosteronePoisoning victim who would be all about grilling nearly-rare steaks and little else. While he does have machines that dispense bacon, Mister Torgue himself appears to live on chocolate chip cookies.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'': Subverted by [[LargeHam Mr. Torgue]], who at first glance looks like the sort of BoisterousBruiser TestosteronePoisoning victim who would be all about grilling nearly-rare steaks and little else. While he does have machines that dispense bacon, Mister Torgue himself appears to live on chocolate chip cookies.[[BaconAddiction bacon]], he also has machines that dispense cookies. He does, however, maintain that real men never eat tofu.
13th Dec '17 12:26:38 PM SamCurt
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* ''Manga/BlendS'': Discussed in Episode 2, when a customer to Cafe Stile, after seeing Maika and Maufyu's gigantic parfait special on a menu, says he'd be too embarrassed to order this if Stile wasn't a CosplayCafe, and orders it. Extra points for the fact that these customers [[TooKinkyToTorture probably don't count as "real men."]]
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