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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.
25th Jan '17 6:29:15 PM ANTMuddle
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This trope seems to have weakened slightly in recent years, perhaps due to the popularity of the ''Film/BringItOn'' series of films. A sympathetic depiction is still the exception rather than the rule, however. In fact, media with depictions of cheerleaders will often feel the need to go out of their way to explain to the audience (via an outsider POV character like in ''Series/{{Hellcats}}'') that cheerleaders can be good people too. Also she needs to be physically strong to lift other players so don't be surprised if her love relation results in TinyGuyHugeGirl. [[note]]Unless she's a flyer, in which case even an average-sized LoveInterest will probably be [[HugeGuyTinyGirl comparatively large]].[[/note]]

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This trope seems to have weakened slightly in recent years, perhaps due to the popularity of the ''Film/BringItOn'' series of films. A sympathetic depiction is still the exception rather than the rule, however. In fact, media with depictions of cheerleaders will often feel the need to go out of their way to explain to the audience (via an outsider POV character like in ''Series/{{Hellcats}}'') that cheerleaders can be good people too. Also she needs to be physically strong to lift other players so don't be surprised if her love relation results in TinyGuyHugeGirl. [[note]]Unless she's a flyer, in which case even an average-sized LoveInterest will probably be [[HugeGuyTinyGirl comparatively large]].[[/note]]



Of course, this isn't TruthInTelevision. Most cheerleaders are in the squad because they like singing and dancing, and are generally extroverted; bitchiness doesn't exactly mesh well with winning the crowd and teamwork is very important. Competition level cheerleading also requires fitness levels around the same as any other professional athlete and cheerleading is one of the most likely causes of female sports injuries due to the gymnastic stunts performed and lack of protective gear. Anyone performing at that level has the same drive and dedication as any other athlete. If you're looking for the cheer leading performance itself, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, you want the PomPomGirl.

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Of course, this isn't TruthInTelevision. Most cheerleaders are in the squad because they like singing and dancing, and are generally extroverted; bitchiness doesn't exactly mesh well with winning the crowd and teamwork is very important.important (though you should ''still'' BewareTheNiceOnes). Competition level cheerleading also requires fitness levels around the same as any other professional athlete and cheerleading is one of the most likely causes of female sports injuries due to the gymnastic stunts performed and lack of protective gear. Anyone performing at that level has the same drive and dedication as any other athlete. athlete.

If you're looking for the cheer leading cheerleading performance itself, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, you want the PomPomGirl.
6th Jan '17 2:06:36 PM nombretomado
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* Weirdly enough, this one was skewered in ''HighSchoolMusical 3''. The AlphaBitch, Sharpay, is not on the squad... and the only cheerleader we actually ''meet'' is Martha, the hip-hop loving nerd. Presumably, her AscendedExtra status from the second movie helped. In fact, the characters who would most fit the status are Sharpay (literal drama queen), Chad (basketballer) and Taylor (brainiac).

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* Weirdly enough, this one was skewered in ''HighSchoolMusical 3''.''Film/HighSchoolMusical3SeniorYear''. The AlphaBitch, Sharpay, is not on the squad... and the only cheerleader we actually ''meet'' is Martha, the hip-hop loving nerd. Presumably, her AscendedExtra status from the second movie helped. In fact, the characters who would most fit the status are Sharpay (literal drama queen), Chad (basketballer) and Taylor (brainiac).
15th Dec '16 2:28:23 PM Xtifr
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This trope seems to have weakened slightly in recent years, perhaps due to the popularity of the ''Film/BringItOn'' series of films. A sympathetic depiction is still the exception rather than the rule, however. In fact, media with depictions of cheerleaders will often feel the need to go out of their way to explain to the audience (via an outsider POV character like in ''{{Hellcats}}'') that cheerleaders can be good people too. Also she needs to be physically strong to lift other players so don't be surprised if her love relation results in TinyGuyHugeGirl. [[note]]Unless she's a flyer, in which case even an average-sized LoveInterest will probably be [[HugeGuyTinyGirl comparatively large]].[[/note]]

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This trope seems to have weakened slightly in recent years, perhaps due to the popularity of the ''Film/BringItOn'' series of films. A sympathetic depiction is still the exception rather than the rule, however. In fact, media with depictions of cheerleaders will often feel the need to go out of their way to explain to the audience (via an outsider POV character like in ''{{Hellcats}}'') ''Series/{{Hellcats}}'') that cheerleaders can be good people too. Also she needs to be physically strong to lift other players so don't be surprised if her love relation results in TinyGuyHugeGirl. [[note]]Unless she's a flyer, in which case even an average-sized LoveInterest will probably be [[HugeGuyTinyGirl comparatively large]].[[/note]]
25th Nov '16 3:08:26 AM Andyroid
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* Cheerleader in WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad. Though, she's not always an actual cheerleader -- when questioned about why she's not leading cheers during a football game, she claims that "I'm only a cheerleader [[PomPomGirl in the way I dress]], [[GenreSavvy and the way I treat other girls]]".
** [[RetCon Although another has her claim "I'm off duty!" after being lifted by Cheerleader Brian]].
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[MagnificentBitch Mackenzie Zales]], [[HairTriggerTemper Brittany Matthews]], and their rivals Tanya Berkowitz and Taylor [=McDevitt=] are ''damn proud'' of being bitter and bitchy cheerleaders. Trisha Cappelletti and Trisha 2 avert this by being some of the nicest characters in the show, despite both being rather ditzy {{Woman Child}}en. [[spoiler: In Season 3, Shay van Buren and Saison Margeurite have also joined the squad, but they're both comparatively nicer than their respective rivals.]]

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* Cheerleader in WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad. Though, she's not always an actual cheerleader -- when questioned about why she's not leading cheers during a football game, she claims that "I'm only a cheerleader [[PomPomGirl in the way I dress]], [[GenreSavvy [[AlphaBitch and the way I treat other girls]]".
** [[RetCon Although another episode has her claim "I'm off duty!" after being lifted by Cheerleader Brian]].
Brian at the prom]].
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': [[MagnificentBitch Mackenzie Zales]], [[HairTriggerTemper Brittany Matthews]], and their rivals Tanya Berkowitz and Taylor [=McDevitt=] are ''damn proud'' of being bitter and bitchy cheerleaders. Trisha Cappelletti and Trisha 2 avert this by being some of the nicest characters in the show, despite both being rather ditzy {{Woman Child}}en.Child}}ren. [[spoiler: In Season 3, Shay van Buren and Saison Margeurite have also joined the squad, but they're both comparatively nicer than their respective rivals.]]
2nd Nov '16 5:51:21 AM Duffan
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* Pictured above, the Panthers from ''FiredUp'', who are clearly evil. Oddly enough, despite the [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders general theme of the film]], the trope is averted completely with everyone else.



* Pictured above, the Panthers from ''FiredUp'', who are clearly evil. Oddly enough, despite the [[AllboysWantCheerleaders general theme of the film]], the trope is averted completely with everyone else.
13th Oct '16 11:27:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Penny ([[MesACrowd who alone makes up the entire cheerleading squad]]) from ''Film/SkyHigh'', though being a Creator/{{Disney}} movie the slutty part is left out.

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* Penny ([[MesACrowd who alone makes up the entire cheerleading squad]]) from ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', though being a Creator/{{Disney}} movie the slutty part is left out.
27th Sep '16 6:00:26 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Kim's [[SitcomArchNemesis archrival]], [[AlphaBitch Bonnie Rockwaller]], is truly the only mean-spirited cheerleader on the squad.
** Also, it was shown in one episode that Bonnie's [[FreudianExcuse home life isn't easy for her]] when we see that she has [[BigBrotherBully two older sisters who enjoy being mean to her]] by teasing and belittling her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim and the rest of the cheer squad generally avert the trope, with the glaring exception of Kim's mean-spirited [[SitcomArchNemesis archrival]], archrival]] [[AlphaBitch Bonnie Rockwaller]], is truly and the only mean-spirited cheerleader on the squad.
subtler case of Tara who is occasionally implied to be a BrainlessBeauty.
** Also, it It was shown in one episode that Bonnie's [[FreudianExcuse home life isn't easy for her]] when we see that she has [[BigBrotherBully two older sisters who enjoy being mean to her]] by teasing and belittling her.
15th Sep '16 6:23:56 PM ANTMuddle
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Of course, this isn't TruthInTelevision. Most cheerleaders are in the squad because they like singing and dancing, and are generally extroverted; bitchiness doesn't exactly mesh well with winning the crowd and teamwork is very important. Competition level cheerleading also requires fitness levels around the same as any other professional athlete and cheerleading is one of the most likely causes of female sports injuries due to the gymnastic stunts performed and lack of protective gear. Anyone performing at that level has the same drive and dedication as any other athlete. If you're looking for the cheer leading performance itself, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, see PomPomGirl.

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Of course, this isn't TruthInTelevision. Most cheerleaders are in the squad because they like singing and dancing, and are generally extroverted; bitchiness doesn't exactly mesh well with winning the crowd and teamwork is very important. Competition level cheerleading also requires fitness levels around the same as any other professional athlete and cheerleading is one of the most likely causes of female sports injuries due to the gymnastic stunts performed and lack of protective gear. Anyone performing at that level has the same drive and dedication as any other athlete. If you're looking for the cheer leading performance itself, or maybe just the dress worn while doing it, see you want the PomPomGirl.
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