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hcobb
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07:42:50 AM Apr 10th 2012
Can one of the three be a guy? Consider the angel, the robot and the bum of Big O.
Kindle4Light
07:10:51 AM Oct 2nd 2012
edited by Kindle4Light
Yee as Tropes Are Flexible. In fact, why is it Always Female? The trio do not always have to be female.
Orin*Okuu
07:56:36 AM Jan 8th 2014
Agreed. After all, some trios contain both female and male characters, and yet the trope fits them like a glove, then why not? Just ignore the genders.
captainpat
08:42:29 AM Jan 8th 2014
It's specifically says on the description that's is involves a female Power Trio. If you have a problem with that make a thread on the trs
PistolsAtDawn
10:54:43 AM Apr 8th 2014
A thread was made on it a while ago (last February) and everyone in the thread seemed to agree that it should be gender neutral, but nothing ever came of it. Anyway, I agree, I can think of a clear example right now with female beauty, female brains and male brawn.
captainpat
02:05:21 PM Apr 8th 2014
Nothing came of that thread and the Mods have already stated and enforced that this trope is female only. If you wanna add any examples that are that make a trs thread, or try to make a broader trope in the ykttw.
dyld921
12:06:08 AM Jun 26th 2014
Why female only though? That doesn't seem fair at all.
captainpat
06:55:53 AM Jun 26th 2014
^ it's not about being fair it's about recognizing a specific pattern. Making it broader because you can shoehorn some cases only leads to trope decay. Read this thread specifically Madrugada's posts on why it's female specific.
dyld921
02:15:49 AM Jun 27th 2014
edited by 113.190.188.182
So basically it's female only because only female characters can be one-dimensional (having only one of each trait as their defining characteristic), while males are allowed to have combinations of those. That's nice. Not.

Really, I don't see how the characters' gender would lead to Trope Decay. That's not a very strong argument, sorry. You keep saying it's that way because the page has always been that way, but why is it always a female power trio, again? Seems rather fuzzy. After all, personality traits have nothing to do with gender, or do they?
dyld921
02:35:43 AM Jun 27th 2014
edited by 113.190.188.182
I suggest making it like the Blonde, Brunette, Redhead page: Traditionally Female, occasionally with male examples
captainpat
06:15:24 AM Jun 27th 2014
You can make a TRS thread, if you still disagree but so far two mods have asserted that it's a female only trope.
dyld921
01:37:38 PM Jun 28th 2014
Like so many other people have done? Won't have any effect if the mods won't listen to everyone else.
Blacknumber
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12:41:11 PM Jan 2nd 2012
Who in the heck are those three people in the image? Why not throw Harry, Ron and Hermione up there and call it a day?
rodneyAnonymous
11:51:54 PM Aug 13th 2012
edited by rodneyAnonymous
"Brains" and "brawn" are easy to pick out. "Beauty" is a little harder, but not impossible, and there are only three anyway.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=p3v1e6znily0aa1nv3gk6beh

Harry, Ron, and Hermione are not beauty, brains, and brawn, and more importantly, they don't look it.
213.249.135.36
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12:53:32 PM Oct 1st 2010
Also, does anyone else disagree with the first Sailor Moon example? The only way Rei could be considered Brawn is if we go by the dub version. Rei/Ami/Makoto would fit the trope much better (but then Minako messes it up).
Vilui
04:03:07 PM May 26th 2011
It's since been changed to work in all five. But it's not very satisfactory. Rei is, indeed, far less brawny in the original than the dub, and not at all in the manga. She is also, regardless of viewers' preferences, the one who is most noticed as a beauty by the other characters. I'm going to cut it.
melloncollie
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06:54:47 PM Sep 1st 2010
edited by melloncollie
Does anyone else disagree with the Neon Genesis Evangelion example (originally Rei = Brains, Misato = Beauty, Asuka = Brawn)? Rei is least qualified to be Brains; Misato is a great strategist and Asuka is supposed to be a teen prodigy. I think Rei could fit as Beauty, considering her large fandom.
sdmitch16
02:15:57 AM Dec 6th 2011
edited by sdmitch16
I think Rei could fit as Beauty, considering her large... [[I thought it meant]]...
DeuceJigglo
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11:05:43 AM Aug 23rd 2010
Thomas the Tank Engine: I think James is ugly to the core.
66.130.75.94
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12:41:00 PM Aug 9th 2010
Isn't anyone going to rename this page?
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