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
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