History PlayingWith / PositiveDiscrimination

24th Nov '15 3:10:39 PM krimzonflygon2
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* '''Plotted A Perfectly Good Waste:''' Colin may be raw skill incarnate, but he is in no way flawless. In fact, between his massive InferioritySuperiorityComplex, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant attitude]], dangerously obsessive approach to whatever the team does and refusal to act like a team player, he is probably the most [[BrokenAce unstable]] member. Having been discriminated against all his life, he dedicated himself to becoming so skilled that he could overcome it. He succeeded, but at the cost of losing friendships and [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining basic skills that he deems 'unimportant']], a crippling perfectionist streak, and a body that's starting to [[HeroicRROD deteriorate]] from how hard he's pushing himself. He lives in mortal terror of ever being upstaged, as he has staked his entire self-image on being perfect. When Colin is finally, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter inevitably]] defeated, he has a [[HeroicBSOD complete mental breakdown.]]
8th Nov '15 8:21:14 PM nombretomado
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* '''Played For Laughs''': When Alice (dressed in the girliest clothes imaginable) enters, a glowing halo of light and sparkles surround her along with a bunch of roses ala RevolutionaryGirlUtena.
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* '''Played For Laughs''': When Alice (dressed in the girliest clothes imaginable) enters, a glowing halo of light and sparkles surround her along with a bunch of roses ala RevolutionaryGirlUtena.''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
15th Sep '15 9:55:58 PM VPhantom
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*** "We'll get in trouble if ''any'' character who isn't a straight white male is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not in some way superior to the straight white male characters, so let's just have one TokenMinority who is perfect at everything and make everyone else white dudes so that we can actually give them personality and character flaws without anyone getting offended and boycotting the show."
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*** ** "We'll get in trouble if ''any'' character who isn't a straight white male is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not in some way superior to the straight white male characters, so let's just have one TokenMinority who is perfect at everything and make everyone else white dudes so that we can actually give them personality and character flaws without anyone getting offended and boycotting the show."
15th Sep '15 8:24:45 PM TheCuza
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** Alice is a black girl bound on wheelchair and is TheAce and a MarySue. The rest are all white men and are TooDumbToLive.
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** Alice is a black girl bound on wheelchair [[TwoferTokenMinority black, wheelchair-bound lesbian]] and is TheAce and a MarySue. The rest are all straight white men and are TooDumbToLive.

** "We'll get in trouble if the token character is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not, in some way, superior to the [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial generic white male]]. Let's make [[SassyBlackWoman Alice]] the most competent and the rest of them incompetent, for they are, after all, white males."
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** "We'll get in trouble if the token character is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not, not in some way, way superior to the [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial generic white male]]. Let's make [[SassyBlackWoman Alice]] the most competent and the rest of them incompetent, for they are, after all, white males." *** "We'll get in trouble if ''any'' character who isn't a straight white male is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not in some way superior to the straight white male characters, so let's just have one TokenMinority who is perfect at everything and make everyone else white dudes so that we can actually give them personality and character flaws without anyone getting offended and boycotting the show."
19th Jun '15 5:32:29 AM krimzonflygon2
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** [[CuteClumsyGirl Alice]] trips and accidentally created a chain of events that eventually brought the bad guys down. Bob turns to Davis and says [[YouGoGirl "Wow, talk about girl power!"]]
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** [[CuteClumsyGirl Alice]] trips and accidentally created a chain of events that eventually brought the bad guys down. Bob [[DeadpanSnarker Bob]] turns to Davis and says [[YouGoGirl "Wow, talk about girl power!"]]
16th Feb '15 6:10:19 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Parodied''': Alice is just as incompetent as the rest of the team, but receives most of the credit. Then she is saved by Bob just once, and she can NeverLiveItDown.
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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''': ** Alice is just as incompetent as the rest of the team, but receives most of the credit. Then she is saved by Bob just once, and she can NeverLiveItDown.NeverLiveItDown. ** [[CuteClumsyGirl Alice]] trips and accidentally created a chain of events that eventually brought the bad guys down. Bob turns to Davis and says [[YouGoGirl "Wow, talk about girl power!"]]
14th Feb '15 4:39:29 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Straight''': Alice is the only female member of the FiveManBand - and is the most competent member.
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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''': ** Alice is the only female member of the FiveManBand - and is the most competent member. ** Colin is the only Black member of the FiveManBand - and is the most competent member.

** Alice is TheAce and a MarySue, while all the men are TooDumbToLive.
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** Alice is a black girl bound on wheelchair and is TheAce and a MarySue, while MarySue. The rest are all the white men and are TooDumbToLive.

** The rest of the characters are all rock stupid and suck at fighting. Alice always kicks the snot out of all the villains, after which Bob turns to Charles and says "Wow, talk about girl power!"

** Alice is as competent as the other members, but more stress is put upon it, because the showrunner want to criticize sexism.

** TheMentor of the FiveManBand is a sexist, so she's got to work extra hard to prove herself.
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** TheMentor of the FiveManBand is a sexist, racist, so she's Colin's got to work extra hard to prove herself.himself.

* '''Subverted''': Despite appearances to the contrary, it's Bob that has to end up saving Alice. * '''Double Subverted''': ** That was a one-time thing - the rest of the time, she's doing the rescuing. ** But he screwed up and Alice had to fix things all by herself.
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* '''Subverted''': Despite appearances Colin [[MilesGloriosus only claimed to be the contrary, it's Bob that has most competent]], but when he had to end up saving Alice. face a villain, he ran the opposite side. * '''Double Subverted''': ** That was Subverted''': Only because he knows he can to stop the villain from a one-time thing - far range. He handles his gun carefully to stop the villain while the rest of the time, she's doing the rescuing. ** But he screwed up and Alice had to fix things all by herself.[[LeeroyJenkins charged at him blindly]].

* '''Lampshaded''': "Alice is both the only girl in our group and the only competent one. But I'm sure it's just a coincidence."
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* '''Lampshaded''': "Alice "Colin is both the only girl black in our group and the only competent one. But I'm sure it's just a coincidence."

* '''Played For Drama''': Alice dies, and because the men are hopelessly incompetent, TheBadGuyWins.
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* '''Played For Drama''': Alice dies, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Colin dies]], and because the men are hopelessly incompetent, TheBadGuyWins.TheBadGuyWins instantly.
15th Dec '14 7:08:37 AM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': Alice decides to leave the team because she's far more competent than the rest of them. * '''Reconstructed''': ...But she comes back because she needed them as much as they did her, even if it's just so she'd have people to entertain her since she's so much better than the rest of them.

* '''Deconstructed''': Alice decides to leave the team because she's far more competent than the rest of them. * '''Reconstructed''': ...But she comes back because she needed them as much as they did her, even if it's just so she'd have people to entertain her since she's so much better than the rest of them.
14th Dec '14 10:10:51 PM TrickyTroper
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Discussed = same work; Conversed = other work
* '''Exaggerated''': All the women are Supergenius competent while all the men are TooDumbToLive. * '''Downplayed''':
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* '''Exaggerated''': All the women are Supergenius competent '''Exaggerated''': ** Alice is TheAce and a MarySue, while all the men are TooDumbToLive. ** It's a FiveTokenBand, and Bob (a straight, right-handed white male) is the only incompetent character. ** The rest of the characters are all rock stupid and suck at fighting. Alice always kicks the snot out of all the villains, after which Bob turns to Charles and says "Wow, talk about girl power!" * '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':

** Alice is a bit more competent than other members, but her status as TheReliableOne is almost balanced by the others's CrazyAwesome or HeroicResolve antics. Thus, she sounds CloserToEarth. * '''Justified''':
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** Alice is a bit more competent than other members, but her status as TheReliableOne is almost balanced by the others's CrazyAwesome or HeroicResolve antics. Thus, she sounds CloserToEarth. CloserToEarth. * '''Justified''': '''Justified''':

* '''Double Subverted''':
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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':

* '''Parodied''': The rest of the characters are all rock stupid and suck at fighting. When Alice(dressed in the girliest clothes imaginable) enters, a glowing halo of light and sparkles surround her along with a bunch of roses ala RevolutionaryGirlUtena. She kicks the snot out of all the villains, and while that happens one character turns to another and says "Wow, talk about your girl power!" * '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is just as incompetent as the rest of the team, but receives most of the credit... Until she is saved by Bob, which she can [[NeverLiveItDown never live down]]. * '''Averted''':
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* '''Parodied''': The rest of the characters are all rock stupid and suck at fighting. When Alice(dressed in the girliest clothes imaginable) enters, a glowing halo of light and sparkles surround her along with a bunch of roses ala RevolutionaryGirlUtena. She kicks the snot out of all the villains, and while that happens one character turns to another and says "Wow, talk about your girl power!" * '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is just as incompetent as the rest of the team, but receives most of the credit... Until credit. Then she is saved by Bob, which Bob just once, and she can [[NeverLiveItDown never live down]]. NeverLiveItDown. * '''Averted''': '''Zig Zagged''': Most of the heroes are fairly competent, while Alice is either a superstar or TheDitz, DependingOnTheWriter. * '''Averted''':

* '''Enforced''':
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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':

** "We'll get in trouble if the token character is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not, in some way, superior to the [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial generic white male.]] Let's make [[SassyBlackWoman Alice]] the most competent and the rest of them incompetent, for they are, after all, white males." * '''Lampshaded''': "Alice is both the only girl in their group and the only competent one."
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** "We'll get in trouble if the token character is in any way, shape, or form a bad person, or not, in some way, superior to the [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial generic white male.]] male]]. Let's make [[SassyBlackWoman Alice]] the most competent and the rest of them incompetent, for they are, after all, white males." * '''Lampshaded''': "Alice is both the only girl in their our group and the only competent one.one. But I'm sure it's just a coincidence."

* '''Discussed''': "Okay, here comes the rescue scene. 2 to 1 odds it's Alice saving the guys again." * '''Conversed''': "Ever notice how it's always the girls and the minorities who win most of the battles, particularly against the white guys?"
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* '''Discussed''': "Why did you just assume I was better than my white teammates? As far as I can tell, we're all equally competent and equally heroic." * '''Conversed''': ** "Ever notice how it's always the girls and the minorities who win most of the battles, particularly against the white guys?" ** "Okay, here comes the rescue scene. 2 to 1 odds it's Alice saving the guys again." * '''Conversed''': "Ever notice how it's always the girls and the minorities who win most of the battles, particularly against the white guys?""

* '''Discussed''': "Okay, here comes the rescue scene. 2 to 1 odds it's '''Played For Laughs''': When Alice saving (dressed in the guys again." girliest clothes imaginable) enters, a glowing halo of light and sparkles surround her along with a bunch of roses ala RevolutionaryGirlUtena. * '''Conversed''': "Ever notice how it's always '''Played For Drama''': Alice dies, and because the girls and the minorities who win most of the battles, particularly against the white guys?"men are hopelessly incompetent, TheBadGuyWins.

---- %% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion: %% %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? %%* '''Played For Laughs''': ??? %%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
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---- %% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion: %% %%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? %%* '''Played For Laughs''': ??? %%* '''Played For Drama''': ???----
27th Apr '13 7:00:09 AM VPhantom
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* '''Double Subverted''': That was a one-time thing - the rest of the time, she's doing the rescuing.
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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''': ** That was a one-time thing - the rest of the time, she's doing the rescuing.

* '''Double Subverted''': That '''Implied''': Alice was a one-time thing - never being shown fighting, but she flaunted how her could fight better than the rest of the time, she's doing the rescuing.guys.

* '''Implied''': Alice was never being shown fighting, but she flaunted how her could fight better than the guys.
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