Main Sensitive Guy And Manly Man Discussion

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10:21:07 AM Jul 17th 2012
Might want to tweak the laconic; I'm okay with it, but if anyone else isn't, just say so.
09:39:04 PM Jul 8th 2011
Probably should change the image. Just a Face and a Caption.
10:46:04 AM Jun 2nd 2011
edited by Stoogebie
I'm just wondering; if you have a character who looks like a sensitive guy, but does everything he can to make up for that, would he count as being "both"? Especially if he had shades of "sensitive" in him?

EDIT: Not only am I more or less scrapping that character completely, but I've figured out...sensitive guy who's Compensating for Something.
09:56:56 AM Jan 21st 2011
Trimmed a bunch of non-examples; there's a lot of Square Peg Round Trope going on here. Some of the trimmed examples would better fit Red Oni, Blue Oni (and are probably already there). Others involve characters who individually fit the descriptions of "Manly Man" and "Sensitive guy" but who aren't presented in the text as a contrasting pair. And some just plain make no sense (how does one justify describing either Kira or Athrun in Gundam SEED as a "manly man"?).
09:50:26 PM May 22nd 2015
I know this is old but there's still misuse out there. I've been cleaning up some. What I've found is characters who are not at all manly but there's nothing sensitive about them. This isn't strong and weak.
10:10:02 AM Apr 27th 2010
edited by haveanicesummer
removed this from the Trope page, but kept for posterity.

"This tropper once read an essay which said that Mal and Simon had a remarkable number of intriguing similarities despite the differences and were almost the chief co-heros of the show."
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