Created By: NKgamer on October 9, 2011

praising imperfection

Where a persons differences are praised instead of made fun of

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Quite possibly a supertrope to several other tropes. This is where a character has a flaw (like glasses, paralysis, etc.) that instead of being teased about it is actually praised for it.
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  • October 9, 2011
    KingZeal
    Very, very close to But Your Wings Are Beautiful.
  • October 9, 2011
    NKgamer
    Not really these are NORMAL imperfections not FANTASTIC ones. Try handicapped badass, meganekko, or those types. In this sense though this is a supertrope to those types in fact I do believe this trope is meant to be a supertrope.
  • October 9, 2011
    darkclaw
    But this implies that something is inherently a flaw. Anything could be a flaw or advantage, depending on many factors. For example, glasses might mean you have impaired vision but they could also make you a Megane or Meganekko...which may be your LoveInterest's fetish. Or something. My point is, anything could be flaw or advantage.
  • October 9, 2011
    NKgamer
    hrmm you're right I suppose I didn't make the trope specific enough. Though is this good enough to be used as a supertrope, or as a way to link all of those tropes together?
  • October 9, 2011
    randomsurfer
    The Glass Menagerie: Gentleman Caller Jim tells Laura that she's "different," but in a good way.
  • October 9, 2011
    pcw2727
    In Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain willingly chooses to carry a green sash as a symbol of his one deviation from his code of honesty and integrity. When the knights of king Arthur's court see this display of guilt and admission of imperfection they all begin wearing green sashes in solidarity. Making this Older Then Print.
  • October 10, 2011
    NKgamer
    bump for me being a lazy oddball heh.
  • October 12, 2011
    gneissisnice
    Technically speaking, wearing glasses IS inherently a flaw. You have poor eyesight and need to rectify it. As far as bodily functions go, you're flawed. Now, glasses don't say anything about your personality or worth as a person or whatever, but they still reveal a flaw of bad eyesight.

    The trope could be narrowed down to situations where the character thinks it's a flaw, only for someone to praise it, though.

  • October 12, 2011
    NKgamer
    True enough that's what I meant I don't really know how to narrow down the definition or make it more specific.
  • October 12, 2011
    gneissisnice
    You could say "This is where a character THINKS he has a flaw (like glasses, paralysis, etc.) that instead of being teased about it is actually praised for it." That way, it sounds like only the character thinks that it's a flaw, rather than it actually being a flaw.

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