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jate88
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11:45:58 AM May 21st 2013
edited by 216.99.32.45
Couldn't a subversion other than the "Nice Guy" be the nice guy who is completely over run by his flaws of being unassertive and boring. Maybe that's what the article is talking about the beginning where the nice guy is the target of many writers for lack of hidden depth.
Stoogebie
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10:20:11 AM Apr 9th 2012
"Also, if the Nice Guy has a rougher male as his Foil, they're a Sensitive Guy and Manly Man duo."

Not to go off on a tangent here, but why does the nice guy have to be the effeminate one? Is it possible for the more manly one to be the nice one, while the sensitive is either the nasty one (in comparison, they need not be a total jerkass) or maybe just a Shrinking Violet who's less social?
GammaWALLE
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03:10:18 AM Mar 9th 2012
Is there someplace where a Nice Guy can exist without being Vaporized by Karma? Fiction? No Real Life? No

PICK ONE, DARN IT—!

Wait. *Looks At Examples*
open_sketch
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11:24:18 AM Jul 30th 2011
With the other definition of "Nice Guy" getting more and more common on the internet, I increasingly feel this needs a rename.
Soupdragon
07:36:36 AM Nov 27th 2011
I increasingly feel those people need to change.
EnigmaLobo
04:23:03 AM Jan 3rd 2012
I agree with open_sketch, the title of this trope is a little misleading when taking into account of the 'Nice Guy' stereotype. Better to change the misleading title than to force those to change their opinion about what this trope is trying to achieve.
Stoogebie
10:17:12 AM Apr 9th 2012
Well, the Internet definition means something utterly different; this is Exactly What It Says on the Tin; someone who is genuinely nice to people. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
madfoot
03:22:39 AM May 27th 2012
The problem is with the people who buy into the Nice Guy stereotype, not the page itself.
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