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Stoogebie
topic
05:49:12 PM Jul 30th 2013
edited by 69.172.221.6
So presumably, this trope is about looks (i.e.: clothing, growing out hair) than general demeanor. If the character started out practically looking like a boy, and acting like The Lad-ette, but after a Time Skip sports longer hair, a dress-like tunic, and more, uh...curves, but still keeps a lot of her original character (albeit with development, such as going from a Jerk Jock to Took a Level in Kindness), would that be considered this trope?
Match25
topic
04:58:40 PM Jun 24th 2012
I believe the Trope should be called Downgrade instead of Upgrade, Upgrade seems to suggest improvement on the character where when most Tomboys are made into Girly Girls in these shows they pretty much become nothing but an extra.
Telcontar
moderator
12:07:40 AM Jun 25th 2012
Renames go to TRS. As it is, it's better to have the name be "upgrade" since it's referring to the feminine factor being turned up. Girliness Downgrade would either result in misuse (for a character becoming a tomboy) or bashing (saying a character got worse from girliness).
Match25
12:52:52 AM Jun 25th 2012
well they often do get worse from girliness. often than not they just become Shallow Love Interest
Telcontar
moderator
06:59:25 AM Jun 25th 2012
That may be a matter of opinion. Anyway, renames go to the Trope Repair Shop.
Match25
07:48:13 PM Jun 25th 2012
link?
Telcontar
moderator
05:02:52 AM Jun 26th 2012
edited by Telcontar
It's listed twice in the blue sidebar on the left of this page. Link.

You may well want to read Everything You Wanted to Know About Changing Names first.
Match25
03:54:42 PM Jun 27th 2012
thanks
Match25
03:58:51 PM Jun 27th 2012
Wont allow me to suggest another discussion, stating that there is over 400 discussions and they need to clear up some first before anymore could be suggested
Telcontar
moderator
02:37:13 AM Jun 28th 2012
Yes, there's a thread cap in order to prevent backlog. A different thread will have to be closed first; be patient and an opening will come. Image Pickin' has a similar rule, though it's almost never at its limit.
Stoogebie
05:55:11 PM Jul 30th 2013
Why is becoming girlier a bad thing? If the character does get worse from being girlier, like, you know, a Faux Action Girl, that would be Chickification. Even when this trope does have a negative effect on the character, the trope name still indicates they Took A Level In Girly Girl, the same way they could have Took a Level in Jerkass.
Jess
05:25:22 PM Aug 2nd 2013
How about making a trope where a Girly Girl turns into a Tomboy, Took A Level In Tomboy
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