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Does Not Illustrate: Amazon Chaser get usage counts

 1 johnnye, Thu, 9th Aug '12 7:04:57 PM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
Amazon Chaser (called Hot Amazon prior to a Trope Transplant) is about men being attracted to women because they're Action Girls, as opposed to Amazonian Beauty, which is about men being attracted to women because they're athletically built.

Now take a look at the image for Amazon Chaser and tell me which of those is being illustrated.

It's a great image, in fact I think it'd be better than the existing image on Amazonian Beauty (it actively shows someone fawning over her, as opposed to her just standing there being attractive). But having that image on the Amazon Chaser page just compounds what's already a confusing distinction.
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Why's he holding that money bag so awkwardly? Oh...
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
OP makes a good argument however I must disagree somewhat. Amazoian Beauty is about the girl herself so it makes sense that the pic is solely about attractive bulky women. This trope is about the one attracted to the girl so it makes sense that there is a guy in the picture. The problem is that the action girl in question is an Amazonian Beauty. I'd suggest finding a pic that is off a similar nature to the one we have now but without the bulk action girl.
 
Counter-argument to that: Amazonian Beauty is a character that is "portrayed as attractive" because of (or despite) their physique, so having a pining guy in the background would make sense. It already has this image, though:

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 5 Another Duck, Thu, 9th Aug '12 9:05:27 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I think She-Hulk makes for a better picture on Amazonian Beauty than Caitlin, if only because of the guy in the background. On the other hand, it really works for both pages, which may be a problem in itself.

edited 9th Aug '12 9:06:39 PM by AnotherDuck

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 6 johnnye, Fri, 10th Aug '12 9:51:43 AM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
[up]Very true (especially because she's actively beating a guy up, illustrating her Action Girl-ness)

But the most striking thing about both that photo and She-Hulk herself is that she's big and muscly (hell, you just have to look at her name), so a more slightly built asskicker would be an improvement.
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 7 Another Duck, Fri, 10th Aug '12 11:52:25 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
So, if we merge these two tropes, she'd make for the perfect image. grin
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She's holding what appears to be an unconscious masked man. The admirer on the left appears to be holding a large loot bag. We can infer that this woman has just beaten up a would-be bank robber. I see a picture that illustrates someone admiring an action girl.

 9 Septimus Heap, Fri, 10th Aug '12 12:37:37 PM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
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Like She-Hulk. The other suggestion lacks the "Chaser" aspect.

It is not a suggestion...
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
 11 Willbyr, Fri, 10th Aug '12 1:15:11 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] What it is is really ugly.
 12 tsstevens, Sun, 12th Aug '12 3:06:44 AM from Internet, Tasmania Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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I'm sure there'd be a scene in Mass Effect or maybe Buffy that illustrates this. Thoughts?
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 13 Septimus Heap, Sun, 12th Aug '12 3:08:37 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
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Never seen either of them, so you'll need to post several examples for me to judge.

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"So, if we merge these two tropes, she'd make for the perfect image."

I still think we should actually do something like that. IMO, we have one trope too many for the trope "neighborhood, " which results in a lot of confusing overlap.
 15 Another Duck, Sun, 12th Aug '12 10:07:23 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]So you want to TRS that?
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 16 Willbyr, Sun, 12th Aug '12 10:50:36 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Proposal: Move the current She-Hulk pic to Amazonian Beauty, and use either this (preferred, but permission's needed) or something from this.
 17 Michael, Sun, 12th Aug '12 11:24:02 AM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
[up]The message I get from the first one is that Stripperiffic is sexier.
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 18 Willbyr, Sun, 12th Aug '12 4:24:27 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Hmmm...I see your point, but I think the "warrior" comment and her size and build carry enough of the trope.
 19 johnnye, Sun, 12th Aug '12 6:58:21 PM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
How about this? It's a gender-flipped Leg Cling, an illustration for Terry Pratchett's Sourcery.
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 20 Willbyr, Sun, 12th Aug '12 7:20:08 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Not really getting that he's hot for her from that...he looks rather scared.
 21 tsstevens, Mon, 13th Aug '12 1:28:06 AM from Internet, Tasmania Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
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Like the wondy design, the comic would be too small and the Leg Cling does not illustrate, I'm sorry, but it's the truth.

edited 13th Aug '12 1:28:46 AM by tsstevens

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 22 Michael, Mon, 13th Aug '12 2:22:48 AM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
Would it be possible to remove the other version of Wonder Woman from that image? The thing that stops it working for me is that he has a choice between two versions of the same amazon and chooses the one who runs around in her underwear. If we can remove the other one it could work maybe.
Balance - the original sixth sense.
Disagree with changing either image, they're both just fine as they are.
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 24 kraas, Sat, 18th Aug '12 11:38:55 AM from inside the angry dome
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Keep both as-is.
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A character that's an Amazonian Beauty does not require an admirer to fit the trope. Just putting that out there.

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