History PlayingWith / AllGirlsWantBadBoys

11th Jan '16 1:43:16 PM chloso
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** See Justified #4: the 'nice guy' point of view
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** See Justified #4: #3: the 'nice guy' "nice guy's" point of view
19th Nov '15 2:18:50 AM User247
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'''Basic Trope''': A female character falls in love with or feels very attracted to a 'bad boy' (i.e. a male character with dysfunctional, aggressive or outright criminal character traits), usually choosing him over a 'nice guy'.
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'''Basic Trope''': A female character falls in love with or feels very attracted to a 'bad boy' guy' (i.e. a male character with dysfunctional, aggressive or outright criminal character traits), usually choosing him over a 'nice guy'.
31st Oct '15 6:07:35 AM Goldfritha
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** We're seeing the 'nice guy's' point of view and [[UnreliableNarrator he sees the guy as worse than he really is]].
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** [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim We're seeing the 'nice guy's' point of view view]] and [[UnreliableNarrator he sees the guy as worse than he really is]].
29th Jul '15 8:36:16 AM Leliel
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** Bob is an obvious JustifiedCriminal who gained [[SourOutsideSadInside something of a mean streak]] due to the way society treats ex-cons; he's nice to Alice because [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe nice to him]].
23rd Jul '15 7:19:11 AM ChaoticNovelist
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pruning
** SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan

** DatingCatwoman ** EvilParentsWantGoodKids

** SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan ** The Good Boy loves the Bad Girl.
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** SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan ** [[DatingCatwoman The Good Boy loves the Bad Girl.]]
11th Apr '15 10:21:28 AM BananaPancakes
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* '''Straight''': The female character falls in love with a convicted criminal. * '''Exaggerated''':
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* '''Straight''': The female character Alice falls in love with Bob, a convicted criminal. * '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':

** The female character falls in love with {{Satan}}.
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** The female character Alice falls in love with {{Satan}}.

** She rejects a NiceGuy for being too boring in favour of a JerkAss, for a while, at least.
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** She rejects Nick, a NiceGuy consummate NiceGuy, for being too boring in favour of a JerkAss, for a while, at least.

** We're seeing the "nice guy's" point of view and [[UnreliableNarrator he sees the guy as worse than he really is]]. ** DatingWhatDaddyHates / ShockValueRelationship ** Alice believes she can [[LoveRedeems "fix"]] her [[DracoInLeatherPants boyfriend]] with the PowerOfLove and [[MoralityChain mold him into The Perfect Guy over time]]; in other words, she's LovingAShadow. ** Alice is suffering a GenderInverted version of TheDulcineaEffect ** Alice and Bob are {{Childhood Friend}}s and so she knows that he's not as bad as everyone else thinks.
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** We're seeing the "nice guy's" 'nice guy's' point of view and [[UnreliableNarrator he sees the guy as worse than he really is]]. ** DatingWhatDaddyHates / ShockValueRelationship DatingWhatDaddyHates[=/=]ShockValueRelationship ** Alice believes she can [[LoveRedeems "fix"]] 'fix']] her [[DracoInLeatherPants boyfriend]] with the PowerOfLove and [[MoralityChain mold him into The Perfect Guy over time]]; in other words, she's LovingAShadow. LovingAShadow. ** Alice is suffering a GenderInverted version of TheDulcineaEffect TheDulcineaEffect. ** Alice and Bob are {{Childhood Friend}}s and so she knows that he's not as bad as everyone else thinks.

** [[DefrostingIceQueen Good Boy Loves Cold Girl]].
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** [[DefrostingIceQueen Good Boy Loves Cold Girl]].Girl.]]

** See Justified #4: the "nice guy" point of view
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** See Justified #4: the "nice guy" 'nice guy' point of view

** It turns out that the guy, telling us that the "nice" guy was an UnreliableNarrator, is the ''true'' UnreliableNarrator!
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** It turns out that the guy, telling us that the "nice" 'nice' guy was an UnreliableNarrator, is the ''true'' UnreliableNarrator!

** A man goes to ludicrously extreme lengths to present himself as a 'bad boy' in order to attract a woman's interest. This includes kicking babies in the face, setting kitties on fire, blowing up buses full of nuns, and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment playing whiny protest songs from the 60's]]. '''It works!''' * '''Zig Zagged''': ** Alice has an obvious crush on her friend Bob, the bad boy of the school (he has yet to tell anyone but Alice that he just likes the fashion), but then Bob's put into a situation that is out of the law's hands. Alice is against all of this, [[AntiHero seeing that it's changing him]], and abandons him. Later, she gets attracted to him anyway. She's also attracted to [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Charlie]] and Bob gets a new friend, [[OutlawCouple Darlene]]. Charlie has his eyes more on [[{{Biker Babe}} Darlene]] than on Alice. The Creators try to get the Yaoi demographic by introducing Eddy who's involved in a HoYay LoveTriangle with Bob and Charlie. [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Alice and Darlene]] also have their own LesYay going on. ** Alice in love with Bob the {{Jerkass}}, but then it turns out Charlie the so-called "nice" guy is an UnreliableNarrator who is in love with Alice. It turns out the person who called Charlie out was the real UnreliableNarrator all along. However (s)he wasn't lying about Charlie making up all that stuff up about Bob. Then it turns outs he wasn't making all that stuff up, Bob was just picking on Charlie because he hates his guts. * '''Averted''': There is no single 'bad boy' character; the woman's romantic options are between flawed but decent men.
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** A man goes to ludicrously extreme lengths to present himself as a 'bad boy' in order to attract a woman's interest. This includes kicking babies in the face, setting kitties on fire, blowing up buses full of nuns, and [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment playing whiny protest songs from the 60's]].'60s]]. '''It works!''' * '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''': ** Alice has an obvious crush on her friend Bob, the bad boy of the school (he has yet to tell anyone but Alice that he just likes the fashion), but then Bob's put into a situation that is out of the law's hands. Alice is against all of this, [[AntiHero seeing that it's changing him]], and abandons him. Later, she gets attracted to him anyway. She's also attracted to [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Charlie]] and Bob gets a new friend, [[OutlawCouple Darlene]]. Charlie has his eyes more on [[{{Biker Babe}} [[BikerBabe Darlene]] than on Alice. The Creators try to get the Yaoi demographic by introducing Eddy who's involved in a HoYay LoveTriangle with Bob and Charlie. [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Alice and Darlene]] also have their own LesYay going on. ** Alice in love with Bob the {{Jerkass}}, but then it turns out Charlie the so-called "nice" 'nice' guy is an UnreliableNarrator who is in love with Alice. It turns out the person who called Charlie out was the real UnreliableNarrator all along. However (s)he wasn't lying about Charlie making up all that stuff up about Bob. Then it turns outs he wasn't making all that stuff up, Bob was just picking on Charlie because he hates his guts. * '''Averted''': There is no single 'bad boy' character; the woman's romantic options are between flawed but decent men.

* '''Lampshaded''': "Of course, she loves him; bad boys are sexy, everyone knows that!"
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* '''Lampshaded''': "Of course, course she loves him; bad boys are sexy, everyone knows that!"bad boys are sexy!"

* '''Deconstructed''': A woman falls in love with a bad boy and starts a relationship with him. He then treats her badly, from standing her up on a date to raping her after a date. * '''Reconstructed''': A woman falls in love with a bad boy and starts a relationship with him, because he treats everyone ''except'' her badly.
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* '''Deconstructed''': A woman falls in love with a bad boy and starts a relationship with him. He then treats her badly, from standing her up on a date to raping her after a date. date. * '''Reconstructed''': A woman falls in love with a bad boy and starts a relationship with him, because he treats everyone ''except'' her badly.
9th Mar '15 8:58:14 PM 313Bluestreak
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* '''Enforced''': "We need to soften this criminal character up, so he has a reason to clean up his act. Maybe make one of the supporting female characters fall for him?"
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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''': ** "We need to soften this criminal character up, so he has a reason to clean up his act. Maybe make one of the supporting female characters fall for him?"

9th Mar '15 6:04:17 PM Starshock
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"Hmm, this show needs more drama... I know! Why don't we have one of the female characters fall in love with this criminal?" "Don't the fangirls always love the bad-boy/good-girl romance?" "Yeah!" "So let's do that!"
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** "Hmm, this show needs more drama... I know! Why don't we have one of the female characters fall in love with this criminal?" ** "Don't the fangirls always love the bad-boy/good-girl romance?" "Yeah!" "So let's do that!"
9th Mar '15 6:03:27 PM Starshock
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9th Mar '15 6:02:51 PM Starshock
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"Hmm, this show needs more drama... I know! Why don't we have one of the female characters fall in love with this criminal?" "Don't the fangirls always love the bad-boy/good-girl romance?" "Yeah!" "So let's do that!"
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