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Playing With / Genki Girl

Basic Trope: A girl or woman who's incredibly hyper.
  • Straight: Alice is almost always running around and talking quickly.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is always running and talking quickly... even in her sleep.
  • Downplayed: Alice is more active in comparison with the rest of the party, but is still relatively down-to-earth.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is holding an artifact that grants its bearer massive amounts of energy.
    • Alice is a coffee addict.
    • Alice suffers from—no, enjoys—ADHD.
    • Alice is very excited about life.
  • Inverted: Alice is an Emotionless Girl
  • Gender Inverted: Bob is a Keet.
  • Subverted: Alice's genkiness is just a facade. She's nowhere near as cheerful as she seems.
  • Double Subverted: After going through Character Development, she becomes a genuine Genki Girl.
  • Parodied: A physiologist is determined to discover the source of Alice's genkiness and the result revolutionizes the human existence.
  • Zig Zagged: Depending on who she's with, she's either really Genki, emotionless, or something near normal.
  • Averted: Alice is not Genki at all.
  • Enforced: "Alice's actress seems really hyper. Why don't we write her character around that?"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Alright, who introduced Alice to coffee?"
    • "Alice, if you don't hold still for five seconds, I'm going to glue your feet to the floor!" "Onetwothreefourfive! ZOOM!"
    • "You haven't been taking your Adderall, have you, Alice?"
    • "I'M SO FREAKING HYPER" – Alice
  • Invoked: Alice drinks coffee and other drinks with high caffeine so she will always be on the go.
  • Exploited: Someone needs Alice to run really fast someplace...so they give her caffeine.
  • Defied: Alice tries to calm down her large bursts of energy, whether taking medication or doing a sport.
  • Discussed: "You know, Alice's hyperness would be perfect for this. She'd probably be able to kill the mooks without their ever being able to lift a finger".
  • Conversed: "Alice needs to switch to decaf, seriously".
  • Deconstructed:
    • Alice's genkiness causes her to destroy several valuable artifacts. As a result, she is shunned or jailed.
    • Alice is actually addicted to crystal meth — other characters assume she's just genki.
    • Alice's genetic disposition to manic depression is showing.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Alice's genkiness drives Emperor Evulz crazy, destroying his evil plan.
    • Alice is Immune to Drugs. Crystal meth is to her what ice cream is to everyone else; i.e. it's not the root cause of her energy.
    • In a fit of extreme mania, Alice creates an artistic masterpiece.
  • Played For Drama: Alice pretends to be genki as a way of coping with depression and hides that fact from everyone else. Then she gradually becomes the genki façade she created.

The link back to Genki Girl is right he- and there she goes again...