Manic Pixie Dream Girl:

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1 TBeholder14th Mar 2010 08:56:53 AM from chthonic safety
Our future is a madhouse
This one?

edited 14th Mar '10 8:57:30 AM by TBeholder

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2 Ghilz14th Mar 2010 02:39:03 PM from The Moon. Or Canada. , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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And your picture is very much Just a Face and a Caption. I'd suggest an image of such a girl somehow contrasting to her brooding male counterpart (which is what the trope actually describes)

edited 14th Mar '10 2:40:34 PM by Ghilz

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I'd say that's more than Just a Face and a Caption. As far as I can tell, that's not even an existing fictional character, but her looks, pose, background and dialogue do a pretty good job at summing up the pandering emotional sparkliness this trope is about.
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4 Ghilz14th Mar 2010 03:18:43 PM from The Moon. Or Canada. , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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Except the trope isn't just about being a perky character, it's about a perky character who helps a more gloomy, morose character out of said gloom and morosity.
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The speech balloon kind of demonstrates that part.

I'm not saying it's a perfect picture. I don't know if we'll find anything much better than it, though.
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
6 TBeholder15th Mar 2010 03:45:49 AM from chthonic safety
Our future is a madhouse
> Except the trope isn't just about being a perky character, it's about a perky character who helps a more gloomy, morose character out of said gloom and morosity.

Hmm. True. On the other hand, it certainly can be interpreted this way. grin
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What exactly was wrong with the original image anyway?

edited 16th Mar '10 5:28:55 PM by Cliche

8 Ghilz16th Mar 2010 05:29:16 PM from The Moon. Or Canada. , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I personally got the "Magical Negro for the loveless" implication, as the girl is positioned like your typical angel depiction.

But I'm just curious, is all.

edited 16th Mar '10 5:31:13 PM by Cliche

This image could work. There are already a couple articles which use it to illustrate the concept.

If no one objects, I'm adding it to the article tomorrow.
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Whoa, Lullabee, that is some serious Just a Face and a Caption there.

edited 24th Sep '10 3:44:05 PM by Iaculus

What's precedent ever done for us?
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
^In all fairness, she has a very manic expression, but then, that could mean anything from "Axe Crazy" to "high on uppers" to this trope.
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13 shimaspawn24th Sep 2010 12:11:14 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
To just laughing at a funny joke. It's a horrid picture for this.
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14 JapaneseTeeth24th Sep 2010 01:14:45 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Yeah, that's not a good picture.
15 Willbyr24th Sep 2010 09:05:16 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Kafuka Fuura would be a good choice, but I'm having a hard time finding good images of her and Nozomu together. Some possibles:

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3 (alright, not really, it's just funny)

edited 24th Sep '10 9:05:44 PM by Willbyr

"No hotlinking" image as a page image for Manic Pixie Dream Girl? o.o
17 Willbyr27th Sep 2010 04:38:01 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Whoops...well, it's the first screenshot here.

Okay, it's not an exact match to the trope name... but it is pretty funny.
Funny does not equal fitting.

EDIT: And Willbyr, that link is broken too.

edited 7th Nov '10 9:02:45 AM by neoYTPism

The previous picture was the current Genki Girl picture, it was removed only because it was duplicated there.

I think we should move that back there, it is easier to find other Genki Girl pictures, but there are not many with a cheerful girl dragging along a confused Ordinary High-School Student by his necktie.

edited 7th Nov '10 9:30:26 AM by EternalSeptember

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I will go skim though MM! again and find something like what's up on Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl.
Genki Girl already has an image links section. I will use that for Genki Girl, and the current Genki Girl one for Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

EDIT: I switched it. Also, my current MPDG caption is a snowclone of the GG caption; perhaps someone could change one or the other, thanks.

edited 7th Nov '10 9:58:29 AM by neoYTPism

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