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YMMV: Barbie

YMMVs for the franchise in general:

  • Canon Sue: Barbie's Canon Sue starts to be averted with the movies, while being played straight with the dolls, especially Teresa and Grace.
    • Chelsea is Barbie 2.0.
    • Finally acknowledged in Life in the Dreamhouse, from the characters description alone she qualifies as a Purity Sue and Mary Sue Classic.
  • Copy Cat Sue: On top of being unrealistically perfect, Barbie jumps into whatever latest fad there isó there was even a Trollz Barbie! (Same perfect body and face, of course, only with Troll hair.) Her movies are also often taken from existing fairy tales but with Barbie as the star.
  • Ear Worm: Fashion! Fashion! Fashionistas!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Fashionista's Artsy.
    • Skipper, too.
    • Raquelle.
  • Girls Need Role Models
  • Ho Yay Shipping/Foe Yay: Barbie and Ken with Raquelle and Ryan, respectively
  • Mary Sue: The doll has been portrayed as a doctor, a princess, and god knows how many other professions. And she's meant to be the epitome of female beauty. And everyone loves her.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: They are made for little girls, and almost none try to reach beyond that.
    • Especially the ones with interesting concepts, you'd think a Barbie designs stuff game would manage to be entertaining.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Maureen McCormick, AKA Marcia Brady, appeared in a few Barbie commercials during the 1960s.
  • Relationship Sue: Ken, in the playline, and the original movies. A Fashion Fairytale averts this. This trait seems to get Played for Laughs in Life in the Dreamhouse.
    • So In Style's Darren is this one for Grace.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: The Barbie's pooping dog... well, see for yourself (warning: potential Nausea Fuel).
  • Values Dissonance: Among other things, Barbie's and Ken's first commercials each end with Barbie getting married.

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