Created By: StrikingViking on November 28, 2013

The Elaine

A lone platonic female friend among a group of male friends

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A group of male friends regularly hang together, but somehow they have a female friend who's a part of their gang that's completely platonic, though she may have a former relationship (or future) with the main character.
  • Elaine from Seinfeld
  • Kate from The Drew Carey Show
Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • November 28, 2013
    Really needs a better name. The first thing I thought of were the many Elaines of Arthuriana fame.

    Also, full of ZC Es - and wouldn't "having a former relationship with the main character" completely ruin the point of the trope?

    She might also be the Nerd Nanny.
  • November 29, 2013
  • November 29, 2013
  • November 29, 2013
    The "may have had a former (or future) relationship" completely destroys any meaning to this.