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28th Aug '16 11:38:30 AM dvorak
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* The bounty hunter Marks Twickum from ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' has a fondness for mint julep and fruit punch (over whiskey and brandy, respectively) listed alongside [[GigglingVillain giggling sadism]] and a ghoulishly scrawny, corvidian appearance.

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* The bounty hunter Marks Twickum from ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' has a fondness for mint julep and fruit punch (over over whiskey and brandy, respectively) which is listed alongside [[GigglingVillain giggling sadism]] and a ghoulishly scrawny, corvidian appearance.
28th Aug '16 11:10:06 AM dvorak
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* The bounty hunter Marks Twickum from ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' has a fondness for mint julep and fruit punch (over whiskey and brandy, respectively) listed alongside [[GigglingVillain giggling sadism]] and a ghoulishly scrawny, corvidian appearance.
15th Jul '16 9:40:08 AM Willbyr
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* Subverted spectacularly in {{Toriko}} where the titular character who lives in a house made of sweets, him eating it [[BigEater is a recurring problem]]. Also, more than one of the dishes he prepares in the series are desserts and he treats them with the same respect as the savory ones.

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* Subverted spectacularly in {{Toriko}} ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' where the titular character who lives in a house made of sweets, him eating it [[BigEater is a recurring problem]]. Also, more than one of the dishes he prepares in the series are desserts and he treats them with the same respect as the savory ones.



* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': In Outo, Kurogane complains about Fay "forcing me to eat that awful, sweet junk! In the morning!!" Syaoran, on the other hand, thought the food was delicious. And it should come as no surprise that [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Fay]] himself cheerfully averts this trope.

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* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': In Outo, Kurogane complains about Fay "forcing me to eat that awful, sweet junk! In the morning!!" Syaoran, on the other hand, thought the food was delicious. And it should come as no surprise that [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Fay]] himself cheerfully averts this trope.
11th Jul '16 8:58:09 PM SeizureFerret
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* Averted in ''Film/Zombieland'', where the very manly Tallahassee is on a quest to find Twinkies.
7th Jul '16 3:35:57 AM Morgenthaler
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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, 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 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 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.)
6th Jul '16 7:15:47 PM SamCurt
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* {{Invoked|trope}}, and {{Gender Inverted|trope}}, in the first episode of ''Manga/NewGame''. When asked what do drink when Aoba's reporting to her new job, she thought since this is her first job, she's an "adult," and would rather have black coffee than orange juice.
11th Jun '16 6:40:27 AM AP
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* Averted in ''Film/PulpFiction''. Winston Wolf is an integral part of the mob, often called to solve any "problems" that arise, is a legend in the organization, and constantly commands respect even from hardened hitmen. When he orders coffee from Jimmy, he asks for "lots of cream and lots of sugar". No one bats an eye.
5th Jun '16 10:50:16 PM ThatGuyYouKnowThatGuy
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* In the finale of ''Film/KindergartenCop'', John Kimble is visibly gargling at the taste of the sweet fruit jelly that the orderlies fed him as he lies bedridden in hospital. His visiting partner [[LampshadeHanging points this out]] to the nurse.

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* In the finale of ''Film/KindergartenCop'', John Kimble is visibly gargling gagging at the taste of the sweet fruit jelly that the orderlies fed him as he lies bedridden in hospital. His visiting partner [[LampshadeHanging points this out]] to the nurse.
2nd Jun '16 3:26:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Averted in ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', where UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan himself takes a liking to Twinkies quickly.
26th May '16 2:54:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* This is not only used in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' but is in fact a major plot point to show Naota's immaturity, by the fact that he hates spicy and sour food. The series starts and ends with Naota saying "I don't like sour stuff." This also extends to Amarao who also loves all things sweet and hates spicy and sour foods, show casing to the audience his immaturity as well.
** At one point Amarao makes some kind of speech about how sugar gives you energy and it's natural to like sweet things. He's trying to sound deep, like his supposed immaturity is really some big conspiratorial secret, but...well, it's Amarao.

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* This is not only used in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' but is in fact a major plot point to show Naota's immaturity, by the fact that he hates spicy and sour food. The series starts and ends with Naota saying "I don't like sour stuff." This also extends to Amarao who also loves all things sweet and hates spicy and sour foods, show casing to the audience his immaturity as well.
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well. At one point Amarao makes some kind of speech about how sugar gives you energy and it's natural to like sweet things. He's trying to sound deep, like his supposed immaturity is really some big conspiratorial secret, but...well, it's Amarao.



* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': In Outo, Kurogane complains about Fay "forcing me to eat that awful, sweet junk! In the morning!!"
** Syaoran, on the other hand, thought the food was delicious. And it should come as no surprise that [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Fay]] himself cheerfully averts this trope.

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* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': In Outo, Kurogane complains about Fay "forcing me to eat that awful, sweet junk! In the morning!!"
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morning!!" Syaoran, on the other hand, thought the food was delicious. And it should come as no surprise that [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Fay]] himself cheerfully averts this trope.


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* In ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'', Ririka tries to give Seiya cookies however he refuses and says he doesn't like cookies. He is presented as more masculine than the {{bishonen}} Nozumu and LongHairedPrettyBoy Dewey.
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