If you think Shameless Fanservice Girl
is the Exhibitionism trope than there has been a severe breakdown in the trope description there. None
of the examples over there are meant to make one think "this character gets his/her rocks off by being seen naked." Ok, except the DearS
teacher, but, yeah. Contrast that character with, say, Grace from El Goonish Shive
and the problem becomes pretty clear.
teacher is an oversexed, admittedly attractive, Ms. Fanservice Vamp
who comes on so strong that she scares everyone away. Her only reason for being included on the page is that her "seduction" attempts usually involve her stripping naked at a drop of a hat.
Grace is a shapeshifter who was Raised by Wolves
who was originally a textbook Innocent Fanservice Girl
. When someone explained to her that Nudity = Sex in most people's minds, she adjusted by merely going nude when in private.
It's admittedly a poorly named trope, created by a new troper that should have ran it through YKTTW
first. (At least, I don't think it was ran through YKTTW
I do agree that we need to examine the idea of doing a double rename, but I would suggest, say:
And then looking at if we have an Exhibitionism trope or not — what about Attention Whore
? I guess that's not a perfect fit, either.
My justification for these specific two renames:
Shameless Fanservice Girl
is more akin to a Nudist in "Hollywood"*
Terms — obviously they know about clothing and the like, they just don't care if other people are offended. Consider the various "nudist" characters in European Movies and American B-movies, who are well aware of the effects their nudity is having on others, but are arrogant or confident enough that they do not care if they're seen (usually in private). Almost always used for Fanservice (but we don't need to include this in the title, obviously), almost a sign of a Ms. Fanservice
or Mr. Fanservice
Innocent Fanservice Girl
works better as No Nudity Taboo
, since there's not a 100% overlap between the idea of a character not understanding nudity's implications and an actual belief in Naturism or Nudism. Plus this would clear up the nonsexual examples, such as Pyrénée.