'''Basic Trope''': A zany girl makes TheEveryman's life more interesting.
* '''Straight''': Bob's life is pretty typical until he meets Alice, [[CloudCuckoolander a happy-go-lucky artist with a wacky sense of humor]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is a RidiculouslyAverageGuy and Alice is an outright MagicalGirlfriend.
* '''Downplayed''': Instead of a whirlwind girlfriend who sweeps Bob off his feet, Alice is a new friend who helps him think outside the box, and gives him a bit of help with his problems -- and he can return the favor, because Alice has a life outside of Bob.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob actually has HiddenDepths that Alice manages to detect and bring out.
** Alice has a zany personality because she's a child.
** Alice ''is'' a manic pixie dream girl, who often helps Bob out, but she does get her own story line and development so no one can say her character exists solely for Bob.
* '''Inverted''':
** Bob used to be a badass whose life was filled with adventure, until he fell in love with Alice and [[RetiredBadass happily settled down into a more mundane life]].
** Alice's life is pretty typical until she meets Bob, a CrazyAwesome professional [[LeParkour Free Runner]] with a quirky sense of humor.
** Bob is a [[CloudCuckooLander wacky, happy-go-lucky artist]], but when he meets the prim and focused Alice, he realizes she embodies all the drive and structure his life has been missing.
* '''Gender inverted''':
** Alice is an EmotionlessGirl, probably an UnkemptBeauty, who has a [[TheCynic hard time trusting people]]. In comes FunPersonified-Bob, who is all kinds of [[TheCharmer charming]], and tears down her [[DefrostingIceQueen metaphorical emotional walls.]]
** ArmouredClosetGay Alice meets the loud and proud LipstickLesbian Claire, who helps her put down her defenses and helps her [[ClosetKey embrace her true self]].
* '''Subverted''':
** It turns out Bob doesn't ''want'' chaos and fun in his life; he's a content CreatureOfHabit, and wants Alice to [[UnwantedAssistance just leave him alone]].
** Alice is a con woman who's just stringing Bob along for all she can get.
** Alice seems happy and cheerful, but [[StepfordSmiler she's actually dead inside]].
** Alice points out that if Bob wants to find meaning in his life, he should find it himself instead of using her.
** Bob is actually the one chasing Alice, thinking she'll help him and give his life meaning. Alice wants him and every other guy who thinks she can fix them to just leave her alone.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Except all that was a JerkassFacade, and he eventually caves in.
** Alice is a con woman who plans to string Bob along for all she can get, but she [[BecomingTheMask falls in love with Bob instead]].
** Spending time with Bob helps Alice overcome her past pain and she embraces her persona because it helped her feel alive again.
** Bob does something spontaneous of his own accord to liven up his life, and Alice reveals that was her goal all along.
* '''Parodied''': Alice is a ChaoticStupid ''[[InterspeciesRomance literal]]'' [[TheFairFolk pixie]], and Bob is a ScheduleFanatic. [[NoAccountingForTaste They've been married for years]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice shows perky, optimistic Bob that life isn't really all it's cracked up to be, but through this Bob re-defines his values and finds true happiness and has a stronger sense of self.
* '''Averted''':
** Alice ends up dating the equally wacky Charlie, and/or Bob settles down with the demure, down-to-earth GirlNextDoor.
** Bob realizes that Charlie set them up [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy because he wanted him to let go of his crush and let him find someone]]. Bob realizes this and [[RaceForYourLove chases after him before he goes back to Minnesota]] in order to confess his love.
* '''Enforced''': The author loves these types of girls, and isn't afraid of showing it.
* '''Lampshaded''': "What did an ordinary guy like me do to deserve you?"
* '''Invoked''': Charlie, hoping to make Bob's life more interesting, [[ShipperOnDeck hooks him up with Alice]].
* '''Exploited''': Unknown to Alice, Bob is actually a thief. When he and Alice go around town, he provokes her into public stunts which distract his marks while he robs them.
* '''Defied''': Soon after meeting, Bob and Alice end up ''despising'' each other; Bob considers Alice a loud, unpredictable pest, and Alice considers Bob unbearably dull. When somebody suggests they should date, it's hard to tell who is more disgusted.
* '''Discussed''': Charlie is of two minds about a girl like this. His Uncle Bob tells him how he met Alice and she turned his life upside down in a good (or bad) way.
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Alice brings a lot of excitement into Bob's life. Unfortunately, this is because she is ''seriously'' mentally disturbed: a {{yandere}}, a StepfordSmiler, or otherwise in need of ''serious'' [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18380_the-dark-secret-behind-quirky-romantic-comedies.html?cp=1&wa%5Fvrid=18374 psychological help]]. Bob is portrayed as either the poor bastard whose life goes to hell because of her, or a bastard who is taking advantage of her.
** Alice tries to make Bob's life more interesting, but instead, he gradually wears her down until she becomes just as ordinary as he is.
** Alice and Bob start dating, but her wild personality proves too much for his StraightMan personality to handle and they break up.
** Bob becomes quite emotionally dependant on Alice, to the point he can't do anything without her. [[DespairEventHorizon And when/if she leaves]]...
** [[UnreliableNarrator Alice feels]] that she has to make Bob's life better, but Bob is just fine with his life and considers Alice an annoyance.
** Alice purposefully seeks out guys who have problems, brings them out of their slumps, and makes them totally dependent on her in a sick AllTakeAndNoGive relationship.
** Alice sees Bob as her latest "project" and dates him to "make him better" and gratify her hero complex.
** Alice tries to liven Bob's life up, but only ends up ruining it, causing him to hate her.
** Alice and Bob are [[DestructiveRomance just not compatible]], and each tires of the others' crazy/reclusive behavior.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice and Bob eventually [[CharacterDevelopment develop as people]], and reach an agreeable compromise; Bob breaks out of his shell and becomes more willing to try new things out, while Alice settles down and becomes a mature (but still fun-loving) woman.
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice acts like there's no tomorrow and does random crazy things on a whim... because she has 6 months to live and is trying to fulfill her bucket list.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???