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26th Jul '17 10:23:44 PM MattDruzian
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Male cheerleaders are sufficiently rare in fiction that they are usually developed as characters themselves rather than falling under The Cheerleader trope. A good rule of thumb is that if you see a male cheerleader, then cheerleading will be depicted positively, or at least less negatively. They always are usually gay.

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Male cheerleaders are sufficiently rare in fiction that they are usually developed as characters themselves rather than falling under The Cheerleader trope. A good rule of thumb is that if you see a male cheerleader, then cheerleading will be depicted positively, or at least less negatively. They always are usually gay.
16th Jul '17 7:31:23 PM RossN
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Four different characters over the course of the show with two representing the evil cheerleader role:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Four different characters over the course of the show with two representing the evil cheerleader role:role and one the BrainlessBeauty side of the stereotype:



** Amy of Pahkitew Island is a cheerleaders as her good twin sister.

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** Amy of Pahkitew Island is a cheerleaders cheerleader as her good twin sister.sister.
** Lindsay mentions she is a cheerleader in Total Drama Action.
13th Jun '17 6:41:02 AM fearlessnikki
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If you're looking for the cheerleading performance itself, her potential {{foil}}, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, you want the PomPomGirl.

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If you're looking for the cheerleading performance itself, her potential {{foil}}, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, you want the PomPomGirl. A cheerleader who is not an AlphaBitch can sometimes be portrayed as a LovableJock.



* ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' shows that Kimberly was previously on the cheerleading squad, and she's ostracised by her friends at the start. But it's later revealed [[spoiler: she shared a nude photo of her friend around to the whole school]], meaning that Kim herself was an example of the trope.



* Buffy in the television version of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' who after trying it for one episode never mentioned it again until helping out Cordelia with cheerleading in [[VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the XBOX game]], set before the season 3 episode "Lovers Walk".
** "Witches" was the same episode which had an ex-cheerleader turned witch as the ''villain''.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Buffy in the television version of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' version, who after trying it for one episode never mentioned it again until helping out Cordelia with cheerleading in [[VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the XBOX game]], set before the season 3 episode "Lovers Walk".
** "Witches" "Witch" was the same episode which had an ex-cheerleader turned witch as the ''villain''. Notably her daughter (who she is possessing) didn't want to be a cheerleader and doesn't join the squad once she's freed.



* An episode of ''Series/SoLittleTime'' has Riley wanting to join the cheerleading squad because "Being a cheerleader would make me really ''really'' popular" ([[AllGuysWantCheerleaders check]]). They're rather disgusted at her sister Chloe hanging out with a {{Goth}}, so they make her spray paint said {{Goth}}'s backpack ([[AlphaBitch check]]). [[spoiler:She does the deed, but feeling sorry for how {{Goth}} feels about her treatment, tells the AlphaBitch: "I wanted to be a cheerleader, but not this bad" before offering to buy {{Goth}} a new backpack. In black, of course]].

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* An episode of ''Series/SoLittleTime'' ''Series/TwoOfAKind'' has Riley Ashley wanting to join the cheerleading squad because "Being a cheerleader would make me really ''really'' popular" ([[AllGuysWantCheerleaders check]]). They're rather disgusted at her sister Chloe Mary-Kate hanging out with a {{Goth}}, so they make her spray paint said {{Goth}}'s backpack ([[AlphaBitch check]]). [[spoiler:She does the deed, but feeling sorry for how {{Goth}} feels about her treatment, tells the AlphaBitch: "I wanted to be a cheerleader, but not this bad" before offering to buy {{Goth}} a new backpack. In black, of course]].



* Subverted with the Ashleys on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', as they're not shown as cheerleaders in the show, but they end up going to cheerleading camp in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''. In the same movie, T.J.'s older sister [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Becky]] is one of these, as pom-poms can be seen in her room at one point.

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* Subverted with the Ashleys on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', as they're not shown as cheerleaders in the show, but they end up going to cheerleading camp in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' - and they do end up helping the gang at this point. In the same movie, T.J.'s older sister [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Becky]] is one of these, as pom-poms can be seen in her room at one point.
8th Jun '17 4:50:41 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] was the entitled cheerleader of the evil commissioner Steve Bradley and all athletes affiliated with him in Memphis Championship Wrestling.

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* HBIC was an evil cheerleader in Ultimate Pro Wrestling and [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] was the entitled cheerleader of the evil commissioner Steve Bradley and all athletes affiliated with him in Memphis Championship Wrestling.
20th May '17 2:11:36 AM td1989
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Male cheerleaders are sufficiently rare in fiction that they are usually developed as characters themselves rather than falling under The Cheerleader trope. A good rule of thumb is that if you see a male cheerleader, then cheerleading will be depicted positively, or at least less negatively.

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Male cheerleaders are sufficiently rare in fiction that they are usually developed as characters themselves rather than falling under The Cheerleader trope. A good rule of thumb is that if you see a male cheerleader, then cheerleading will be depicted positively, or at least less negatively.
negatively. They always are usually gay.
14th May '17 7:42:48 PM Monolaf317
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23rd Apr '17 9:57:02 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Sweet Valley Twins'' (a prequel to SweetValleyHigh) #4 ''Choosing Sides'' Elizabeth doesn't like learning that her best friend Amy wants to be on the cheerleading squad.

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* In ''Sweet Valley Twins'' (a prequel to SweetValleyHigh) Literature/SweetValleyHigh) #4 ''Choosing Sides'' Elizabeth doesn't like learning that her best friend Amy wants to be on the cheerleading squad.
26th Feb '17 9:22:39 PM gewunomox
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* In the music video for {{Lordi}}'s "Hard Rock Hallelujah" the metalhead girl is bullied and ostracized by a cheerleading squad... before Lordi shows up and [[spoiler: kills them. And then raises them as zombie thralls, which the metalhead girl then leads against the rest of the high school]]. It's pretty much every high school goth kid's fantasy.
* TaylorSwift's ''You belong with me'' has the girlfriend of the boy that the narrator likes as a cheerleader and a nasty, selfish bitch... who ''of course'' is rebuffed and dumped and humiliated by the main girl and the guy.

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* In the music video for {{Lordi}}'s Music/{{Lordi}}'s "Hard Rock Hallelujah" the metalhead girl is bullied and ostracized by a cheerleading squad... before Lordi shows up and [[spoiler: kills them. And then raises them as zombie thralls, which the metalhead girl then leads against the rest of the high school]]. It's pretty much every high school goth kid's fantasy.
* TaylorSwift's Music/TaylorSwift's ''You belong with me'' has the girlfriend of the boy that the narrator likes as a cheerleader and a nasty, selfish bitch... who ''of course'' is rebuffed and dumped and humiliated by the main girl and the guy.
29th Jan '17 8:28:28 AM contrafanxxx
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* The BigGood of ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', Mii Koryuji, is one.

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* The BigGood of ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', Mii Koryuji, is one. She's [[FieryRedhead quite feisty]] though unlike many examples, she's actually TheHeroine of the story.
27th Jan '17 1:33:11 PM ANTMuddle
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If you're looking for the cheerleading performance itself, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, you want the PomPomGirl.

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If you're looking for the cheerleading performance itself, her potential {{foil}}, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, you want the PomPomGirl.
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