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Valgaav: Is there any reason this trope doesn't have a pic with it?
Silent Hunter: Because no-one's added one? Plus, we might have a problem finding a suitable one.
(Later)- Anyone going to object to a picture of the Governor of Alaska?
t: Yes, I'll objcet to that one. There's no need to get political.
Tabby: Borderline case, placed here for the arguing: Anyone else think Jo from Eureka counts, at least in early episodes? By the end of the season she had her hair down in virtually every scene, but the first couple times she appeared looking "girly" the other characters were shocked and amazed. (I was thoroughly disappointed because I think the severe look is a million times hotter than the hot chick look on her, but that's beside the point.)
Darci: I'm surprised no one mentioned Barbara Gordon from DC Comics' Batman as an example of this archetype. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ununnilium: Good one. *adds*
Fred from Angel?
Sci Vo: Hey, that's right! Fred even ended up in that demon world because of a book in a library. I think that she was actually a graduate student when that happened, she was also the Crazy Chick when she entered the cast, and eventually she became much more relaxed (as seen in her relationship with Gunn), but I'd say that she fit this for awhile.
Silent Hunter: Quick word on Rachel Weisz in The Mummy. When I was at school, I was a pupil librarian. I didn't really like her character, who I thought gave librarians a bad name.
Would Quistis Trepe in FFVIII count? Prim, Proper, Intelligent (supposedly), and the only major female character not to end up in a relationship by the closing credits...
fhan: I'm thinking Giles from Buffy, but that's probably just my odd perception.
The main character (whose name escapes me) from the movie "The Librarian." Male, but he still counts.
Silent Hunter: Yanked
- Palin is something of a real life subversion of the Hot Librarian. Though with her up-do and cute glasses she certainly looks the part, during her tenure as the mayor of Wasilla she attempted to fire the actual town librarian, who refused to ban books.
What's your opinion of Baily Quarters from WKRP In Cincinnati? She was the shy reporter/office girl working at the station. (I.E. Not the one being played by Jan Smithers, not Loni Anderson). IMO She was attractive if not "hot", yet always was kind of shy and fairly prim and proper.
Spider (2002): About this line in the description —
Silent Hunter: Hey, if it makes the joke better, I'm all for it.