Created By: Univurs1 on May 21, 2011 Last Edited By: Univurs1 on May 26, 2011

Suddenly Sexist

Male character shows uncharacteristically sexist behavior because the plot calls for it.

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Usually shows up in extreme instances of You Go Girl(to see what I'm talking about see You Go Girl under Live Action TV), Though it might exist other places as well. It seems like the Established male characters will suddenly become Male Chauvenist even though this didn't seem to previously be part of their character. This sudden change in character (Could probably be considered a form of Character Derailment)seems like it is used mostly to advance the plot the show or movie it occurs in.


Live Action TV

Small Wonder: Ted, Jamie and Reggie in the camping episode.

Two of a Kind: Kevin and especially Paul in the episode Ashley tries to date the boy who is obsessed with sports.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • May 21, 2011
    Glee: The Madonna episode had the male characters have a sudden bout of sexism, and the girls have a sudden bout of Straw Feminism...
  • May 21, 2011
    Unknown Troper
    This is probably a specific example of Compressed Vice.

    Maybe call it Misogyny Ball?
  • May 22, 2011
    Sexism Ball? Also please elaborate the current examples, they're equal to X Just X to people who don't know anything about the shows, characters, and episodes.
  • May 26, 2011
    Ardiente, That sounds like the kind of thing I was talking about. I've never seen this episode because I don't usually watch Glee but maybe I'll have to check the reruns and see it when it comes on. Thanks for telling me.
  • May 26, 2011
    This is Character Derailment. If you wanna be a case for a subtrope you're gonna need more examples
  • May 26, 2011
    You'll find a lot of examples in American animation, where male characters never exhibit sexist behavior until the "girl power," episode comes along.

  • May 26, 2011
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is Compressed Vice or Character Derailment But More Specific, depending on the situation.