The trope has some Unfortunate Implications
The scene itself is Haruhi specifically combining all "High Ticket" elements of Moe
(Tiny bit of skin, Meganekko
, and tearing up.) in an attempt to get hits on her website, although its done a little bit forcefully, which vulnerability is also part of the Moe
The show hints at the fact that Mikuru's Moe
aspects are an act... that its is just a Honey Trap
to get Kyon on his side or so says Koizumi.
Then you add "Adult" Mikuru◊
who Kyon thinks is around 5 years older than the normal version is more proof. The Adult version even thinks her younger self is Moe
too, even gives Kyon permission to kiss the younger Mikuru while sleeping (which was probably just to do it once and not alter the timeline its complex.) And looks back on her time in the SOS brigade fondly.
That pic has been up there since the trope was made and is generally The Most Triumphant Example
and deliberate attempt to codify as many elements of the trope into one image as it can.
edited 20th Mar '11 8:15:59 PM by Raso