OK, I crossed off confirmed non-examples from my list. I clean a few wicks and appealed to some disscussion pages of some works for context. Still got a lot more to go though. I could really use some people to expound on some of the ZCE, since when all the cuts are done we are going to have a pretty bare page. Also having a healthy example list of really well written examples is going to go a long way towards keeping the page from getting cluttered with garbage. So if you know anyone who knows the works on my list, please have them come by!
Also, could I get an opinion on this one:
- Animorphs: Idealistic empath Cassie is the child, fearless Blood Knight Rachel is the mother and Ax Crazy Taylor is the seductress.
I do not think being ax crazy makes you a seductress. I only read the first dozen or so Animorphs books, does anyone have an opinion on this?
Also: looking at the Freash Prince of Bel Air example, I can kind of see it working, but I do not think it counts as a trio. I already said I am willing to count "only three female main characters," but those three have different roles and IIRC different amounts of screen time, which really makes them unrelated for the purpose of this trope (despite, maybe ironincally, being actually related in the work??). Anyone want to weigh in? If they were all sisters that would work, but a mom and her two daughters..?
ETA: Incidently, I was looking at some of the other ensemble tropes and stumbled on Town Girls
. That strikes me as being a very poor name, but it looks like some of the examples being shoehorned into Three Faces of Eve
may actually be that one instead. Bbasically people taking girly, normal, tomboy and cramming it into child, wife, seductress, with the seductress role being the most clearly wrong. The cut Powerpuff Girl example fits into that one very tidily. I think maybe making the difference clear in the trope discription could help. Any opinions on that?
edited 8th Jan '13 4:25:50 PM by willthiswork