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10th Nov '16 7:18:32 PM Pamina
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* Lloyd Alexander seems to have liked this trope, as we also see it from Joy-in-the-Dance toward Lucian in ''The Arkadians.'' The idea that her treatment of him masks romantic feelings seems absurd to him at first, but to the other characters [[EveryoneCanSeeIt it's obvious.]]
13th Sep '16 1:46:54 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:300:"You [[caption-width-right:330:"You called for a ''hero'', princess?"\\
13th Sep '16 3:24:45 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards him stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits in Shinji by often telling him that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].

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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards him stems from the fact, fact that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits in Shinji by often telling him that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].
13th Sep '16 3:24:18 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits by often telling Shinji that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].

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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards him stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits in Shinji by often telling Shinji him that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].
12th Sep '16 11:55:58 AM eroock
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%%* The Goddess Pandora, the "heroine" of the manga ''Because I'M the Goddess!'', has that kind of attitude in her dealings with Aoi.

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%%* * The Goddess Pandora, the "heroine" of the manga ''Because I'M the Goddess!'', has that kind of attitude in her dealings with Aoi.



%%* [[LovableRogue Han Solo's]] initial relationship with [[DefrostingIceQueen Princess Leia]] in the StarWars films.

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%%* * [[LovableRogue Han Solo's]] initial relationship with [[DefrostingIceQueen Princess Leia]] in the StarWars films.



%%* Christine of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (the original novel by Gaston Leroux) never lets Raoul push her around and has no problem telling him to mind his own business.

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%%* * Christine of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (the original novel by Gaston Leroux) never lets Raoul push her around and has no problem telling him to mind his own business.



%%* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had more of Cordelia in this kind of relationship with Doyle. She soon gets enough CharacterDevelopment to [[OutgrowTheTrope outgrow it.]]

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%%* * ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had more of Cordelia in this kind of relationship with Doyle. She soon gets enough CharacterDevelopment to [[OutgrowTheTrope outgrow it.]]


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* Amaltea from ''Webcomic/SwordPrincessAmaltea'' sometimes gets in troubles for being so arrogant and Ossian has to call her out.
9th Sep '16 2:47:32 PM Kafkesque
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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits by often telling Shinji that he is good enough as he is.

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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits by often telling Shinji that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].
26th Jul '16 1:42:10 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him, but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits by often telling Shinji that he is good enough as he is.

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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards stems from the fact, that she is attracted to him, him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits by often telling Shinji that he is good enough as he is.
26th Jul '16 1:37:27 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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%%* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Asuka Langley Sohryu to Shinji.

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%%* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': * True to a degree of Asuka Langley Sohryu and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness towards stems from the fact, that she is attracted to Shinji.him, but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits by often telling Shinji that he is good enough as he is.
19th Jul '16 10:27:37 AM nicktoon39
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--> [[SuburbanKnights That did sound a bit douchey.]]
2nd Jun '16 11:40:35 PM merotoker
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* Shinku in ''RozenMaiden'', partly because she believes Jun is her servant, partly because she has the attitude of an {{Ojou}} and Jun is a {{Hikikomori}}.

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* Shinku in ''RozenMaiden'', ''Manga/RozenMaiden'', partly because she believes Jun is her servant, partly because she has the attitude of an {{Ojou}} and Jun is a {{Hikikomori}}.



* Ai Amano of ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'' twists this trope in that she [[spoiler:wasn't supposed to be the girlfriend, but fell for the lovable loser she was trying to improve.]]

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* Ai Amano of ''Manga/VideoGirlAi'' twists this trope in that she [[spoiler:wasn't supposed to be the girlfriend, but fell for the lovable loser she was trying to improve.]]improve]].



* This is ComicBook/AdamStrange's attitude towards [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Starfire]] when they're stranded in space in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. ComicBook/AnimalMan [[FreudianTrio tries to act as a mediator.]]

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* This is ComicBook/AdamStrange's attitude towards [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Starfire]] ComicBook/{{Starfire}} when they're stranded in space in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. ComicBook/AnimalMan [[FreudianTrio tries to act as a mediator.]]



%%* Lone Star and Princess Vespa in the StarWars parody ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* For a while after ''Star Wars'', HarrisonFord was {{typecast}} for this kind of storyline. The number of movies with the premise "Harrison Ford is forced together with haughty woman and they [[BelligerentSexualTension hate each other]] but eventually fall in love" is considerable.
* Since it's a parody of ''Star Wars'', ''Spaceballs'' has a generous helping of this dynamic with Princess Vespa (of the planet Druidia) and Lone Starr. Mel Brooks said he named the planet Druidia so he could use this one joke:
--> Princess: "I am Princess Vespa, daughter of Roland. King of the Druids!"
--> Lone Starr: (groans) That's all we needed: a Druish princess."
--> Barf: "Funny. She doesn't look Druish."

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%%* Lone Star and Princess Vespa in the StarWars parody ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* For a while after ''Star Wars'', HarrisonFord ''Franchise/StarWars'', Creator/HarrisonFord was {{typecast}} for this kind of storyline. The number of movies with the premise "Harrison Ford is forced together with haughty woman and they [[BelligerentSexualTension hate each other]] but eventually fall in love" is considerable.
* Since it's a parody of ''Star Wars'', ''Spaceballs'' ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has a generous helping of this dynamic with Princess Vespa (of the planet Druidia) and Lone Starr. Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks said he named the planet Druidia so he could use this one joke:
--> Princess: '''Princess''': "I am Princess Vespa, daughter of Roland. King of the Druids!"
--> Lone Starr: '''Lone Starr''': (groans) That's all we needed: a Druish princess."
--> Barf: '''Barf''': "Funny. She doesn't look Druish."



* ''Film/TheWizard'': Corey and Haley follow this trope to the tee. He even compares her to Zelda (someone who always needs to be rescued and is the TropeNamer) and she takes that as sexist.

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* ''Film/TheWizard'': Corey and Haley follow this trope to the tee. He even compares her to Zelda (someone who always needs to be rescued and is the TropeNamer) {{Trope Namer|s}}) and she takes that as sexist.



* In David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'', this is Garion and Ce'Nedra's relationship condensed down to four words. Unsurprisingly, she's pissed when she finds out that he isn't just a farm boy, but the long-lost heir to the Rivan Throne and hereditary Overlord of the West... in other words, ''more'' royal than she is. Belgarion has the foresight [[spoiler:to find a way to make them equal in status to preserve his own sanity after the marriage.]]

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* In David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'', ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', this is Garion and Ce'Nedra's relationship condensed down to four words. Unsurprisingly, she's pissed when she finds out that he isn't just a farm boy, but the long-lost heir to the Rivan Throne and hereditary Overlord of the West... in other words, ''more'' royal than she is. Belgarion has the foresight [[spoiler:to find a way to make them equal in status to preserve his own sanity after the marriage.]]marriage]].



* Kitai of the ''Literature/CodexAlera''. She wanted to [[MagicalNativeAmerican bond]] with a ''horse'', and continues to remind Tavi at relatively regular intervals. She doesn't just look down at him for personal reasons, but also detests his ''species''. She snarks it up with some of the best and, yes, they do eventually fall in love. She gets a QuipToBlack to end out the series that doubles as this trope. It's also a mild genderflip: [[spoiler:Tavi's royalty, Kitai's just the daughter of the head of one tribe, and her people's diplomat (appointed by Tavi).]]

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* Kitai of the ''Literature/CodexAlera''. She wanted to [[MagicalNativeAmerican bond]] with a ''horse'', and continues to remind Tavi at relatively regular intervals. She doesn't just look down at him for personal reasons, but also detests his ''species''. She snarks it up with some of the best and, yes, they do eventually fall in love. She gets a QuipToBlack to end out the series that doubles as this trope. It's also a mild genderflip: [[spoiler:Tavi's royalty, Kitai's just the daughter of the head of one tribe, and her people's diplomat (appointed by Tavi).]]Tavi)]].



** The Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed! For non-Trekkies, that's Lwaxana Troi, [[TheEmpath Deanna's]] mom. She marched around the Enterprise and Deep Space Nine like she owned the place, and looked awesome doing it. At least once per appearance, she would say her full title when letting some unfortunate schmo know who they were dealing with, in a way that would evoke the local equivalent of "Well, excuuuuse ''me'', Princess!" if not for the diplomatic incident it would cause. She ''wanted'' to be Picard's LoveInterest, but he wasn't interested... though she claims otherwise, [[PsychicPowers and she would know]]. It's made all the more hilarious that Lwaxana was played by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, and therefore literally owned the place (the idea, anyway).\\

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** The Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed! For non-Trekkies, that's Lwaxana Troi, [[TheEmpath Deanna's]] mom. She marched around the Enterprise and Deep Space Nine like she owned the place, and looked awesome doing it. At least once per appearance, she would say her full title when letting some unfortunate schmo know who they were dealing with, in a way that would evoke the local equivalent of "Well, excuuuuse ''me'', Princess!" if not for the diplomatic incident it would cause. She ''wanted'' to be Picard's LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, but he wasn't interested... though she claims otherwise, [[PsychicPowers and she would know]]. It's made all the more hilarious that Lwaxana was played by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, and therefore literally owned the place (the idea, anyway).\\



%%* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', when Charming and Snow White get properly introduced for the first time, this is thrown around with abandon. Most of the time it's GenderFlipped, with Snow being the one who nicknames him "''Charming''".

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%%* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', when Charming and Snow White get properly introduced for the first time, this is thrown around with abandon. Most of the time it's GenderFlipped, {{gender flip}}ped, with Snow being the one who nicknames him "''Charming''".



* Roxane of ''CyranoDeBergerac'' is an intellectual who needs a guy with eloquence and creative genius, and if you can't deliver, she'll show you the door.

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* Roxane of ''CyranoDeBergerac'' ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'' is an intellectual who needs a guy with eloquence and creative genius, and if you can't deliver, she'll show you the door.



%%** If female you can do this to Anomen in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' as well.

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%%** If female you can do this to Anomen in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' as well.



* Almost every girl Jimmy from ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' takes interest in, [[spoiler:with the exception of Zoe, though she is definitely snarky.]]

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* Almost every girl Jimmy from ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' takes interest in, [[spoiler:with the exception of Zoe, though she is definitely snarky.]]snarky]].






* ThomasTheTankEngine was likely thinking this exact quote when Emily began trying to "advise" him in one episode. Then there was that time she took over Gordon's express and began throwing her weight around. Not to mention that one time when she visited an old castle and proclaimed her ''Queen Emily''.

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* ThomasTheTankEngine WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine was likely thinking this exact quote when Emily began trying to "advise" him in one episode. Then there was that time she took over Gordon's express and began throwing her weight around. Not to mention that one time when she visited an old castle and proclaimed her ''Queen Emily''.



* ''SonicSatAm'' has Sonic the Hedgehog, a SmugSuper with little patience and Princess Sally Acorn, the bossy [[TomboyPrincess tomboyish]] DeadPanSnarker.
* In the WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons series, Eric pulls this on Bobby after informing the pint-sized Barbarian that his pet unicorn, Uni, is hanging out with hot new guy Kosar.

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* ''SonicSatAm'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm'' has Sonic the Hedgehog, a SmugSuper with little patience and Princess Sally Acorn, the bossy [[TomboyPrincess tomboyish]] DeadPanSnarker.
* In the WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' series, Eric pulls this on Bobby after informing the pint-sized Barbarian that his pet unicorn, Uni, is hanging out with hot new guy Kosar.
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