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Playing With: Pretty Freeloaders
Basic Trope: One or more girls without any means of supporting themselves live with a man who provides them with food and shelter.
  • Straight: Adam lives with Barbara, Charlene, Diana, and Erica. They spend all day lounging around, shopping, or fighting intergalactic monsters.
  • Exaggerated: Adam owns a two-hundred room mansion, and has an unemployed girl living in each room.
  • Downplayed: While several girls do end up moving in with Adam, they either have or are actively searching for jobs.
  • Justified:
    • The girls are Adam's relatives and have fallen on hard times. Adam is supporting them until they can get back on their feet.
    • The girls are from another world and are currently defending Earth from alien invaders, so they lack local money and the time to hold down a steady job. As such, Adam is supporting them so they can focus their energies on fighting the invaders.
  • Inverted: Adam ends up freeloading at the house owned by Barbara, Charlene, Diana, and Erica.
  • Gender Inverted: Anna lives with Bob, Charlie, Daniel, and Eric. They spend all day lounging around, watching sports, or fighting intergalactic monsters.
  • Subverted:
    • Adam makes the girls pay rent.
    • The girls only hang out at his house during the day. At night they go to their own homes.
  • Double Subverted:
    • They pay their rent with money they sneak out of Adam’s stash.
    • Adam pays for their homes, too.
  • Parodied: All of the freeloaders are Bishounen. Adam is not amused.
  • Zig Zagged: Adam lets the girls live with him rent-free for a while(Straight) but soon gets tired of their antics and starts demanding they pay rent(Subverted). They comply, but he soon discovers they’re paying by stealing from his vault(Double-Subversion). Sick of the situation, he throws them all out(Defied).
  • Averted: Adam lives alone. Or the girls do their fair share of the work.
  • Enforced: "We want to make the lead characters have a place to interact on a personal level, but we don’t want to have it be any public place. Let’s have the girls all live at Adam's house. "
  • Lampshaded: "It's a good thing my lease doesn't specify number of residents, otherwise I'd probably be kicked out or be paying a fortune."
  • Invoked: Adam advertises in the newspaper that he'll allow single, pretty girls to live at his house rent-free.
  • Exploited:
    • Barbara really was in need, but after being invited in coached the other girls on exactly how to approach Adam in order to receive the same deal.
    • Adam never charges rent, but after it's clear his freeloaders are financially dependent on him, he decides they can pay their rent in...other ways.
  • Defied: Adam kicks the girls out once it becomes clear they're not going to get jobs.
  • Discussed: "Adam, I know you’re rich and they're really attractive, but shouldn't they at least be looking for a job?"
  • Conversed: "This guy has a house full of hot women who are never stressed out from working, and is rich to boot. What I would give for one day in his life…"
  • Implied: Barbara, Charlene, Diana, and Erica are not always shown with Adam, but are sometimes seen inside Adam's house and do not appear to have homes of their own.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Adam's landlord shows up and reveals he's violated the terms of the lease by having so many people staying there. He and the girls are evicted.
    • Adam's family disowns him on learning of his "sinful lifestyle." With his allowance gone, it's unlikely they can pay rent.
  • Reconstructed:
    • With help from the girls, Adam finds a new house with a more flexible lease. The shared ordeal results in a closer friendship between the housemates.
    • Adam finds a job and a renewed sense of self-worth now that he's paying his own way. When the girls offer to leave for causing him so much trouble, he tells them that nothing worth keeping is without trouble.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Adam has so many girls in his house, he's eventually thrown out so they’ll have enough beds.
    • Tourists show up at the house, thinking it's the Playboy Mansion.
  • Played For Drama: The girls were disowned, divorced, or fled abusive relationships prior to meeting Adam. They only trust Adam because he has defended him in the past, but will still panic if he pushes them too hard about anything, including finding a job.

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