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Misused: Two Girls And A Guy get usage counts

 1 Larkmarn, Fri, 2nd May '14 12:11:07 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Honestly, I've noticed a lot of issues with íThree Amigos! (I still want to know where that name comes from) and Two Guys and a Girl as well, but this has the most blatant misuse. This tends to get used whenever there's a group of three people but one of them happens to be a guy (and the inverse is true for Two Guys and a Girl), which seems to be pretty not tropeworthy in of itself. That said, the pages do suggest that there's ill-defined "drama" brought on by the pairing, which is more tropeable. But that gets largely ignored.

Two Girls and a Guy is especially bad because it specifies that one of the girls is the lead, with another girl being her foil, and then the Token Guy. However, a lot of the examples on the page (what few actually have context) describe scenarios where the male is the lead, as well as Betty and Veronica situations.

Just take a look at the examples on the page. Firstly, almost all of them are Zero Context Examples, just listing the three people. Some of them specify that the guy is the protagonist, which is misuse. Almost none of them reference drama brought on by the dynamic, but if they do it's usually mentioning that the male is the main character, not one of the girls.

edited 2nd May '14 6:27:08 PM by Larkmarn

 2 Fighteer, Tue, 6th May '14 7:19:25 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
FYI, this is the Trope Namer for íThree Amigos!. Either that or it got custom titled the same way because of the film.

edited 6th May '14 7:20:05 AM by Fighteer

 3 Larkmarn, Tue, 6th May '14 7:37:49 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
If that's the trope namer, then there's an issue there since it's comically not an example.

 4 Fighteer, Tue, 6th May '14 7:39:15 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
... No kidding. The film page even says that. I'm tempted to facepalm.

 5 Larkmarn, Tue, 6th May '14 1:03:48 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Interestingly, the most recent edit to íThree Amigos! claims that Film.Three Amigos is the trope namer and codifier for the trope íThree Amigos! which... yeah.

But anyway, this is technically off-topic, unless we think dealing with íThree Amigos! must be done to fix Two Girls and a Guy.

 6 Clarste, Thu, 8th May '14 1:25:33 AM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
The obvious answer is that there's misuse on account of the name being incredibly broad.

 7 the Adeptrogue, Thu, 8th May '14 4:12:57 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
iRidescence
Indeed, considering how some editors don't actually read descriptions before adding examples, it's probably safe to assume that they're just taking the trope name literally and that's that.

 8 Larkmarn, Fri, 9th May '14 11:43:31 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I think part of the issue is that "drama" is very ill-defined here. "The girl is the lead" misuse aside, I'm not exactly sure what exactly that means.

 9 Larkmarn, Thu, 29th May '14 8:25:02 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Bump.

I just think as a whole all three of these are pretty vague.

 10 Willbyr, Sun, 29th Jun '14 1:23:01 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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 11 Willbyr, Thu, 3rd Jul '14 5:49:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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