'''Basic Trope''': Someone wants to be amazing.
* '''Straight''': [[BrattyHalfPint Alice]] want to be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice wants to be a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] MarySue IdolSinger, actress and AmazonianBeauty [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer whom even the girls want.]]
* '''Downplayed''': Alice would like a little more excitement in her life, but not all that much and she won't go to extreme lengths for it.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice is TheWoobie, and constantly gets picked on for no reason. [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy That sounds familiar...]]
** Alice saw several movies where the characters had more exciting lives than she did.
** WellDoneSonGuy
** Alice's friends have cool powers and she doesn't.
** Let's face it, EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses.
** This trope is common in {{Youngsters}}, {{Man Child}}ren, and {{Unlucky Everydude}}s.
* '''Inverted''': IJustWantToBeNormal
* '''Subverted''': Alice says that she dreams of having more power, but she then reveals just wanted to get promoted.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...promoted all the way up to supreme queen of the universe.
* '''Parodied''': Alice is a complete GodModeSue in every way, having more powers and money than Superman and Scrooge Mcduck put together. She constantly complains that she wants to be special... by which she means she wants [[CoolHat a pretty, new hat.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice comes from poor, humble origins, so her wild, impossible aspiration [[MundaneLuxury is actually fairly mundane]]. Her friends and family treat it like a pipe dream, but she meets a mentor from a higher class who tells her to go for it. But she runs into many difficulties along the way that make it seem out of reach...
* '''Averted''': Alice has a HumbleGoal, or is content with her current situation.
* '''Enforced''': "I'm writing a book for girls eight to ten, and a lot of them wish they were special, so I have the heroine Alice wanting to be a princess."
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* '''Deconstructed''':
** The real reason Alice wants to be special is because she's [[GreenEyedMonster envious]] of [[TheAce Beth]], a [[TheBeautifulElite pretty]], [[HundredPercentAdorationRating popular]], [[MarySue perfect]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess.]]
** Alice has horrible self esteem issues. Even if she were to become special in some way, she would just want to become more special, or even kill anyone she thinks might become more special than her.
** Alice is a narcissist.
** Alice does a bunch of [[DealWithTheDevil stupid and dangerous]] things to become special.
** Alice just wants to be special... and [[DramaticIrony so does everyone else]]. Despite a wide and varied cast of [[TheBeautifulElite privileged]], [[TeenGenius accomplished]] and/or badass characters, each one [[BeYourself fails to value themselves]] while [[GreenEyedMonster envying]] or [[LovingAShadow idolizing]] someone whom they consider better. [[DysfunctionJunction Pointless misery ensues]].
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Alice works on her self-esteem and realizes she's pretty cool too.
** Alice does a bunch of [[DealWithTheDevil stupid and dangerous]] things to become special, which results in her actually becoming special [[BlessedWithSuck in a not nice way]]. This is, however, [[CursedWithAwesome the way she likes it]], because according to Alice, ''anything'' is better than normal.
** Alice does some stupid and dangerous, not to mention questionable, things in her quest to become special. However, she [[HeelRealization figures out what's happening]], [[TheAtoner makes amends]], and ends up genuinely being special [[HadToBeSharp because the situation brought out her best qualities]].
* '''Played For Laughs''': In her quest to become special, Alice tries to be a blatant parody of a MarySue, because that's her idea of special. She changes her name to something really over the top, dyes her hair to some crazy color, starts wearing a tiara (made of plastic) and riding a unicorn (a kid's toy horse on wheels, with a horn attached by krazy glue). She becomes everyone's laughing stock.
* '''Played For Drama''': In her quest to become special, Alice becomes a monster. Then she is faced with the reality of [[WhatHaveIBecome what exactly had she become]].
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