Laconic Main PlayingWith Quotes
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Straight: Bob is attracted to Maria, the world's greatest martial artist.
Exaggerated: Bob sees Maria punch someone across a football field and falls in Love at First Sight
Downplayed: Maria is a martial artist which Bob thinks is kinda cool and provides something for them to talk about.
Subverted: Bob just likes her for... other things.
Doubly Subverted: ...that's not to say he doesn't also want her for her fighting skills.
Every time Maria so much as threatens someone, Bob starts drooling.
Bob keeps a punchbag in their bedroom for foreplay purposes.
Maria's incredible strength and power makes Roberta fall in love with her.
Zig-Zagged: One day, the boys want Maria for her fighting skills. The next, they want her for her Boobs of Steel. Then, she becomes a Lady of War, and they want her for her fighting skills. The next day, they want her for her Murderous Thighs.
Averted: Maria's martial arts skills have no effect on her attractiveness.
Lampshaded: "You do realize Maria could grind you into the floor if she wanted to, right?" " I'd enjoy every minute of it!"
Bob fells in love with an Action Girl, but it doesn't end well for whatever reason. This causes Bob to find Action Girls attractive because it reminds him of her.
Bob wants to feel safe so he decides to date women who are capable of protecting him.
Exploited: Jackie is attracted to Bob who is an Amazon Chaser so she decides to become a better fighter.
Defied: Bob refuses to go out with Action Girls because he does not want to look wimpy in comparison.
Eventually Maria has to retire. Bob abandons her now that she no longer has her one attractive quality.
Maria starts fighting more and more for Bob's attention. Eventually her luck runs out.
All that fighting takes its toll and eventually even amazon-ness isn't enough to compensate for a face that has been smashed in a thousand times.
Maria doesn't return Bob's affections, and Bob can't take a hint. Eventually, it's the last straw, and she puts him through a wall, leaving him in a hospital and her in jail.
Played For Laughs: Tony, Joey, and Jorge, Troperville High's default School Idols, go crazy over Maria, the school's best tennis player, so they start a hilariously violent "civil war" to decide who keeps her, much to Maria's chagrin because she's not interested in men, at all!