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29th Nov '16 3:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in the EnchantedForestChronicles. Cimorene is quite talented, what with all the unprincesslike things she learned behind her parents' back and then the skills she learned in the course of being a dragon's princess and [[spoiler:Queen of the Enchanted Forest]]. In "Dealing With Dragons", this trope would be played straight if she and Therandil had actually been a couple or even a team; Therandil is dull and doesn't seem to have any real strengths to speak of. In "Searching For Dragons" and beyond, it's averted, since Mendanbar is talented in his own right.

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* Played with in the EnchantedForestChronicles.''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles''. Cimorene is quite talented, what with all the unprincesslike things she learned behind her parents' back and then the skills she learned in the course of being a dragon's princess and [[spoiler:Queen of the Enchanted Forest]]. In "Dealing With Dragons", this trope would be played straight if she and Therandil had actually been a couple or even a team; Therandil is dull and doesn't seem to have any real strengths to speak of. In "Searching For Dragons" and beyond, it's averted, since Mendanbar is talented in his own right.



* ''YggdraUnion'': Played straight as anything with Yggdra and Milanor. Not only are Milanor's only talents fighting, snarking, and stealing, but he's only around to be a surrogate for the male players; Yggdra carries the plot completely. At least they're not actually a couple.

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* ''YggdraUnion'': ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'': Played straight as anything with Yggdra and Milanor. Not only are Milanor's only talents fighting, snarking, and stealing, but he's only around to be a surrogate for the male players; Yggdra carries the plot completely. At least they're not actually a couple.



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29th Nov '16 3:03:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
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* The ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
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29th Nov '16 3:03:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* The FaerieTaleTheatre rendition of Sleeping Beauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.

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* The FaerieTaleTheatre ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'' rendition of Sleeping Beauty Literature/SleepingBeauty puts a lot of emphasis on this trope. Sleeping Beauty grows up to be Bernadette Peters, while her prince is less than appealing. She uses her talents to "audition" for her soon-to-be father-in-law, who enjoys her performance and says she can marry his son. That being said, she would have been safe from the curse if she hadn't looked out her window and noticed how humiliatingly selfish and unimpressive the prince was, because she ran away and hid from him, and that's where she found the fatal spinning wheel. So in a sense, it is this trope that killed her.
29th Nov '16 12:16:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} badass smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire.]]
11th Nov '16 2:55:30 PM Berrenta
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Subtrope of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Often related to GirlsNeedRoleModels.

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Subtrope of MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial. Often related to GirlsNeedRoleModels.
MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial.
29th Sep '16 3:05:36 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' the hero, Maia, is not talented at, well, anything, because his mother died when he was eight and the cousin who then became his guardian disliked him and wasn't much interested in teaching him. By contrast, the woman he has a crush on is a very talented opera singer, and the woman he gets engaged to in an ArrangedMarriage [[spoiler: has to teach him how to dance.]]
14th Jan '16 7:29:58 PM nombretomado
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* SquareSoft likes this trope, although few characters ever stay "a regular guy" for the whole game. Let's count 'em:

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* SquareSoft Creator/SquareSoft likes this trope, although few characters ever stay "a regular guy" for the whole game. Let's count 'em:
2nd Jun '15 8:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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-> '''Tiana:''' ''[[SarcasmMode Aw, poor baby.]]''
-> '''Naveen:''' ''I admit it was a charmed life, until the day my parents cut me off, and [[{{Deconstruction}} suddenly I realized...I don't know how to do anything]].''

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-> '''Tiana:''' ''[[SarcasmMode Aw, ''Aw, poor baby.]]''
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-> '''Naveen:''' ''I admit it was a charmed life, until the day my parents cut me off, and [[{{Deconstruction}} suddenly I realized...I don't know how to do anything]].anything.''
11th Apr '15 11:29:08 AM FF32
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' with [[KidHero Finn]] and [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]]. While she ''is'' much more talented than him, their relationship never develops past a PrecociousCrush on his part. Finn later shifts his romantic intentions towards [[NaiveNewcomer Flame Princess]], who, thanks to [[SealedGoodInACan an extremely sheltered upbringing]], knows very little about the world and [[PuppyLove is Finn's age to boot]].
22nd Dec '14 11:52:04 AM Angeldeb82
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', we begin thinking Fiona is a typical DistressedDamsel until she gets kidnapped by some singing Frenchmen who want to kill Shrek, at which point she resorts to kicking their butts. It's revealed that since she lived alone in a tower for years, she put a few things into practice. Shrek, on the other hand? Ah, he's just a rather short-tempered ogre who doesn't socialise much and is a bit set in his ways, and who was dragooned into this quest very much against his will anyway. He gets better.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', we begin thinking Fiona is a typical DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress until she gets kidnapped by some singing Frenchmen who want to kill Shrek, at which point she resorts to kicking their butts. It's revealed that since she lived alone in a tower for years, she put a few things into practice. Shrek, on the other hand? Ah, he's just a rather short-tempered ogre who doesn't socialise much and is a bit set in his ways, and who was dragooned into this quest very much against his will anyway. He gets better.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of TheResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han Solo and Princess Leia. He's snarky and {{badass}} smuggler, she's Force-sensitive princess of Alderaan and member of TheResistance. LaResistance. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Empire]].Empire.]]
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