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methodoverload
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03:18:05 PM Apr 27th 2014
edited by 68.63.24.66
Its been my observation that in works that tend to favor this trope, when its averted, the man will be a minority or (if setting permits) non human. Trading one kind of Positive Discrimination for another. Of course it works both ways. Is this worth mentioning anywhere and if so where?

Examples, Lois would never be one upped by Peter, but sometimes by Brian the Dog. Superman is right a lot but he's an alien (in fact this is why he's an alien, because they didn't feel a human man with this power would remain moral, note their previous Superman was a villain).
JimCambias
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02:57:22 PM Dec 20th 2012
I'm not sure that Juliet of Romeo and Juliet qualifies as being either smarter or wiser than Romeo. He's hot-tempered, kills a man in a fight, and stabs himself when he finds his love dead — but she gets married at 13, agrees to a complex scheme in which she fakes her own death, and also stabs herself when she sees her lover dead. I'd call them both romantic idiots.
JimCambias
11:53:35 AM Dec 21st 2012
Okay, I'm taking it out.
Stoogebie
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11:35:29 AM Sep 21st 2011
This trope seems to get a lot of flack for being supposedly Always Female, but then I see this trope apply to male characters, or coming into play not due to gender, but due to other circumstances (ie: Haruhi of Ouran High School Host Club fits this trope not because she's a girl, but because she grew up a "commoner"). Is it just me, or is this more a sub trope of Only Sane Man?
LameyClown
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05:22:10 AM Oct 16th 2010
"wise male druid Cernd, who is also a single father"

While Cernd is certifiably male (having produced offspring in the male fashion) calling him wise seems a bit of a stretch, and calling him a father is really directly contradictory to events in the game.

Basically I was tempted to make "single father" into a link to the glorified sperm donor entry, but I suppose that might be a violation of this consistent ghost-author idea I got a notice about.

I can't really claim to know the general interpretation of Cernd, but it was for me at least a head scratching bit of alternate character interpretation.
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