History Main / ReformedRakes

26th Jul '17 7:24:27 PM WillKeaton
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* Rod of ''Webcomic/OutThere'' offers this. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20090326.html]]
** And Wally ''does'' it...after being married a while. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20070427.html]]

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* Rod of ''Webcomic/OutThere'' offers this. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20090326.html]]
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** And Wally ''does'' it...after being married a while. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20070427.html]]htmlafter being married a while.]]
26th Jul '17 7:23:42 PM WillKeaton
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Note this trope has nothing to do with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_%28character%29 restoration rakes]], though they may overlap. It also has nothing to do with [[CreepyPasta The Rake]] making a HeelFaceTurn.

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Note this trope has nothing to do with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rake_%28character%29 restoration rakes]], rakes,]] though they may overlap. It also has nothing to do with [[CreepyPasta The Rake]] making a HeelFaceTurn.



* Ladies and gentlemen, a [[http://www.amazon.com/Reformed-Rakes-Make-Best-Husbands/lm/R1T0KA4HILMO1B book list]].

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* Ladies and gentlemen, a [[http://www.amazon.com/Reformed-Rakes-Make-Best-Husbands/lm/R1T0KA4HILMO1B book list]].list.]]
10th Feb '17 3:54:31 PM ectostar
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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely, men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.

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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] husbands]]. This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely, men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.



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7th Feb '17 8:33:44 AM Adept
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->''"To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed, by that false and inconsiderate notion, [[BlatantLies That a reformed rake makes the best husband!]]"''

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->''"To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed, by that false and inconsiderate notion, [[BlatantLies That that a reformed rake makes the best husband!]]"''husband!"''
19th Sep '16 1:48:40 PM roxana
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* So very averted in [[Creator/AnneBronte Anne Bronte's]] Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall.
9th Jan '16 5:41:34 AM Baeraad555
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* Marcus Flutie from the Literature/JessicaDarling series is this, which Jessica [[GenreSavvy notes]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} isn't too happy about]] - being the first girl who he was willing to change for puts altogether too much pressure on her for her taste, and his extensive sexual history partly skeeves her out, partly makes her feel insecure about her own inexperience.
22nd Aug '15 3:55:08 PM zootsutra
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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.

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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely Conversely, men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.
22nd Aug '15 3:54:28 PM zootsutra
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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys have her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially eat it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.

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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys have eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially eat have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.
5th Jan '15 7:10:29 PM Scabbard
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* Howl of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', sort of. His heart was literally missing and Sophie had to reform him by finding it. With it, he's still a snarky, cowardly, overdramatic peacock of a wizard, he just doesn't chase every girl in Ingary anymore.

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* Howl of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', sort of. His heart was literally missing [[spoiler:literally missing]] and Sophie had to reform him by finding it. With it, he's [[spoiler:finding it]]. He's still a snarky, cowardly, overdramatic peacock of a wizard, he just doesn't chase every girl in Ingary anymore.
18th Dec '14 5:07:28 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Tramp from ''LadyAndTheTramp''. Falling in love, being adopted into a family, and becoming a father will do that to a dog.

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* Tramp from ''LadyAndTheTramp''.''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''. Falling in love, being adopted into a family, and becoming a father will do that to a dog.
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