Main Anything That Moves Discussion

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03:10:56 AM Jan 1st 2015
This would require some heavy Trope Repair Shop, mostly, a rename. The current name indicates that the character would have sex with literally anything that moves, but the description makes clear it's Extreme Omnisexual. Also, we have Depraved Bisexual and Really Gets Around, with the borders being rather murky.
05:40:03 AM Jan 1st 2015
Eh, is there evidence of confusion? With 2600+ inbounds and 1556 wicks one would expect some misuse.
04:24:04 PM Dec 8th 2013
Ugh, this description spends more time describing what it ISN'T than what it IS. And in a hideously disconnected and messy way, as well.

So it isn't Extreme Omnisexual, it isn't Really Gets Around, it isn't The Casanova or Lovable Sex Maniac, it's not about perverts who go beyond the bounds of morality, and (despite how the rest of the wiki seems to use the term) it's not about bisexuals being depicted as promiscuous. So what is it about, that's distinct from all those tropes?
05:53:17 AM May 5th 2013
I came to this trope expecting to see The Baby-Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells from the second season of Black Adder and was dissapointed to see he wasn't here. There's even a quote by him: "I am a colossal pervert. No form of sexual depravity is too low for me. Animal,vegetable or mineral - I'll do anything to anything."
04:19:36 PM Dec 8th 2013
So add it, it's a wiki.
09:55:03 PM Dec 27th 2012
I suggest the following joke (that I may or may not have taken from Sickipedia) as the page quote.

Two Marines were sitting around talking one day. The first Marine asked the second Marine, "if they were to drop a bomb right now, what would be the first thing you would do?"

The second Marine said, "I would screw the first thing that moved. What would you do?"

The first Marine replied, "I would stand very still for half an hour."
09:13:22 PM Apr 13th 2012
I'm a little confused about what this trope means myself. At first I thought this trope was just for bisexual characters. But then it says in the summary that the character can be hetero, gay, or bi. But then a bunch of other links on this page say the character has to be bisexual. Then there's the Really Gets Around trope, which seems to be for characters who are more picky about what gender they sleep with. Unless this is the one for bisexuals, I fail to see the difference between Really Gets Around and Anything That Moves.
11:38:56 PM Dec 18th 2012
I agree. From the description, Bob could fall under this trope if he'll sleep with any woman on the planet; tall or short, fat or thin, young or old, pretty or ugly, it doesn't matter. He has no standards.

Looking through the examples, I can find at least a few that mentioned characters who would sleep with aliens, inanimate objects, animals... these are clearly examples of Extreme Omnivore. And some look more like cases of Really Gets Around. I THINK the difference between that trope and this one is that Anything That Moves implies a lack of standards, whereas a person who falls under Really Gets Around HAS standards, not just about gender, but things like age, attractiveness, etcetera, but it's hard to tell because of the ambiguity.

Maybe it should be brought up in the Trope Repair Shop? If it was renamed something like Has No Standards and the descriptions (both for this trope along with the other two mentioned here) were clarified, I think it might help avoid the misuse and confusion.
04:40:09 PM Mar 25th 2012
What about Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt? She at one point even aimed to bang 100 men in about a day/week.
09:55:35 PM Mar 1st 2012
edited by aaeyero
This trope is full of so many contradictions. Especially in the introduction, where it is very poorly defined. It's mostly a bunch of excuses saying "it's not this, it's not that". So then, what exactly is it?

It's kind of ironic for a trope about low sexual standards to have such high standards (but to then again have those standards so poorly defined).
08:11:15 PM Feb 28th 2012
Does it count if the character in question copulates with a variety of fantastic races?
09:35:22 AM Jan 19th 2012
So, while we have sufficient gender- and age-indiscrimination examples, why is it that the example list appears to be completely devoid of cases where the Anything That Moves character is truly indiscriminate when it comes to his/her partner's personality?
05:16:26 AM Sep 24th 2011
Should we alter the disclaimer to read "all sexes of them" instead of "both sexes of them" After all, some aliens are monogendered hermaphrodites, and some have three or more sexes?
09:36:01 AM Jan 19th 2012
I think that would be good.
05:34:56 PM Sep 20th 2011
I added a new picture (still Jack Harkness, but more than Just a Face and a Caption). If anyone objects, has a better picture, or has a caption to go along with it, feel free to add it.
03:29:04 PM Sep 30th 2011
What, no Ianto and Gwen?
02:21:15 PM Apr 27th 2011
I disagree with Valentine Michael Smith. While he was all about the Free-Love Future, it's blatantly stated that, while he did not dislike homosexual men, he didn't understand them, either and they made him uncomfortable.

02:28:20 PM Apr 27th 2011
If I'm not mistaken, that's only speculation by one character. I don't think we're ever privy to what Smith himself thinks of it.
12:19:56 PM Mar 20th 2012
edited by Fighteer
Smith and the other Heinlein characters are definitely not this trope. Smith is only capable of sex with people for whom he is in complete spiritual partnership; to him, sex and love are inseparable. Friday is also not a sex maniac; she outright refuses propositions from people whom she finds disgusting or abhorrent. In fact, I can't think of a single Heinlein protagonist that fits the trope as written. Maybe Galahad from Time Enough for Love, but if so it's by reputation more than fact.

His characters are free-spirited and uninhibited, but they are choosy.
01:31:18 PM Apr 7th 2011
Why does the page link to itself so much? There are roughly four links to itself in a three paragraph section.
08:22:19 PM Feb 16th 2011
What happened to the picture of Captain Jack?
02:03:03 PM Feb 25th 2011
Too Face And A Caption, apparently.
08:26:47 AM Mar 16th 2011
I know that but it is not true Jack flirts(and sleeps with) men woman and aliens.
12:42:14 PM Feb 8th 2011
Uh... Ziva?!
09:33:12 PM Feb 21st 2011
That's exactly what I was thinking...she's hinted that she's used sex as a tool in her Mossad days, but she hardly qualifies for this trope.
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