Created By: silversymbioteAugust 17, 2011 Last Edited By: silversymbioteSeptember 21, 2011

Socially Opposed Friends

Two close friends who are on opposite ends of the High school popularity spectrum

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This is when the typical cookie cutout popular girl is close friends with a Not-so-Popular girl. Note that the not so popular one does not have to be someone who cant talk to guys or is to shy to get a date, its the image that matters more. You could look at it as one has a better chance at being called sexy or hot, and the other has a better chance of being called cute or pretty.


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  • August 17, 2011
    randomsurfer
    The central premise of The Hottie And The Nottie.
  • August 18, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    Rarity and Fluttershy in My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Both are best friends (above and beyond the rest of the pony group). Rarity is considered the beautiful posh one who can get male ponies to do whatever she asks, while Fluttershy is adorable and shy, and even has the Fan Nickname of Moe-Pony.
  • August 18, 2011
    Synchronicity
    Odd Friendship but more specific?
  • August 18, 2011
    peccantis
    Title needs to differentiate from Betty And Veronica.
  • August 18, 2011
    jaytee
    A subtle example in Nurse Jackie. Jackie is the "nerd," at least in a sense (she dresses very practically, with her hair cut short and scrubs for clothes, etc), while her doctor friend wears her hair long and wears heels to work.
  • August 18, 2011
    silversymbiote
    @peccantis How Does It Not?
  • August 18, 2011
    Synchronicity
    If you think about it, "Betty" brings to mind an image of a "sweet" girl, while "Veronica," sounding more exotic, brings to mind, well, the Veronica archetype. Somebody might confuse it for a redirect to Betty And Veronica.
  • August 18, 2011
    IkedaFan
    Might I suggest the name Hot Girl Ugly Friend.
  • August 18, 2011
    CommanderPanda
  • August 18, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
  • August 18, 2011
    JoeG
  • August 21, 2011
    silversymbiote
    @Ikedafan that name wouldn't fit because the second friend doesn't necessarily have to be ugly, shes not exempt from it, its just not required
  • August 27, 2011
    TonyG
  • August 29, 2011
    Falco
  • August 29, 2011
    silversymbiote
    @Falco Any Suggestions?
  • August 30, 2011
    Falco
    I don't have one but Sweet and Saucy Friendship tells me nothing about the trope. Sweet/Saucy don't even refer to a popular and not-so-popular dynamic.
  • August 30, 2011
    TonyG
    How about Hot Girl Shy Girl?
  • August 30, 2011
    silversymbiote
    But the girl doesn't necessarily have to be shy
  • September 2, 2011
    silversymbiote
    bump
  • September 3, 2011
    Belfagor
    What about "Looks And Brains Friendship"?
  • September 3, 2011
    TonyG
  • September 3, 2011
    silversymbiote
    See the problem with these names: They are all right, and at the same time all wrong. A Brains/Beauty pair qualifies. A Hot/Cute pair qualifies. A Outgoing/Shy pair qualifies. Put im having trouble finding a term that pools all these together. I have a gut feeling my mind is leaning towards something to do with the Four Temperaments.
  • September 3, 2011
    silversymbiote
    But now that i think about it. The Hollywood Friendship idea that someone up top thought of might work for it
  • September 5, 2011
    NoirGrimoir
    Your other names were way better, this sounds like friendship in general, and actually most media friendships AREN'T this, so it's not common enough to claim the title.
  • September 5, 2011
    Nocturna
    Not to mention that "Hollywood" is a Loaded Trope Word, indicating "tropes which are a gross oversimplification of a complicated or multi-faceted thing, place, or field of knowledge". This isn't a general oversimplification of the portrayal of friendships; it's just a specific type of friendship (and media acknowledges many other types of friendship). Therefore, Hollywood Friendship is a very misleading title.
  • September 5, 2011
    Bisected8
    She may be a Cloudcuckoolanders Minder. Compare Nerd Nanny for when the "cool girl" is dealing with multiple (and usually male) nerds.
  • September 5, 2011
    Sackett
    Needs a descriptive name, not something that can mean any kind of friendship.

    Also, I thought we already had this somewhere.
  • September 5, 2011
    silversymbiote
    i wasnt aware of this Loaded Trope Word concept. ill change the name back for now. But i still feel like i have something tropeable here. Just needs some more insight and constructive criticism. Im Bumpin here folks
  • September 6, 2011
    MorganWick
  • September 7, 2011
    Synchronicity
  • September 7, 2011
    silversymbiote
    @Synchronicity Your onto something, but idk it seems to long
  • September 8, 2011
    silversymbiote
    Bump
  • September 8, 2011
    Kattie
    "Libby and the Geek"?
  • September 8, 2011
    silversymbiote
    Hmmmmmmmm also sounds good
  • September 10, 2011
    Damr1990
    mhmmm i think Libby is a bit of a Negatively Loaded Trope Word to express the point of the girl on this trope
  • September 10, 2011
    silversymbiote
    Socially Opposing Friends? or something along those lines? somethibng that references the difference in the two friends place in the high school social world
  • September 10, 2011
    Nocturna
    ^^The Libby has also been renamed to Alpha Bitch, so using "Libby" in the title probably isn't a good idea.
  • September 10, 2011
    Kattie
    I just realized The Libby change, because I'm slow like that. Heh. It's a shame because I think Libby And The Geek would sound better than Alpha Bitch And The Geek, but whatever. Moving on. How about something like, The Cheerleader And The Nerd Are Besties or The Cheerleader Is Friends With A Nerd? The two are typically seen as the polar opposite and cheerleaders are usually seen as "cookie cutout popular girls." I kind of like Socially Opposing Friends too.
  • September 11, 2011
    Damr1990
    I Guess Socially Opposing Friends might work, but als makes me rapidily relate it to Feuding Families... wich kind of makes sense, depending if both characters have a larger group of friends on their respective natural side, there's always the posibility they might discourage their partnership
  • September 11, 2011
    randomsurfer
    In the Back Story to Heroes season 1 Claire was a typical high school cheerleader. Then sometime after her powers manifested she started hanging out with an unpopular guy, which cost her her cheerleading friends but actually made her Homecoming Queen because all the unpopular people voted for her.
  • September 15, 2011
    silversymbiote
    BUMP
  • September 18, 2011
    Micah
  • September 18, 2011
    randomsurfer

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