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%%%* On ''Series/SchittsCreek'',

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%%%* * On ''Series/SchittsCreek'', FallenPrincess socialite Alexis Rose spends the first season annoying/attracting hunky granola guy, Mutt Schitt. Bickering and eventual kissing ensues.


%%* Lady Morgana from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' in the first series.

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%%* Lady Morgana from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' in the first series.


* ''Film/TheCuttingEdge'' has a hell of a lot of this trope going on until the very last possible moment.

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* %%%%* ''Film/TheCuttingEdge'' has a hell of a lot of this trope going on until the very last possible moment.



* [[BelligerentSexualTension The relationship between]] [[FarmBoy Taran]] and [[HeroesWantRedheads Eilonwy]] in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', although the series is peppered liberally with AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments, mitigating this somewhat. She initially found him "fascinating" for being an Assistant Pig Keeper in the original ''Chronicles of Prydain'' because she had never met an Assistant Pig Keeper before. In fact, she held a persistently casual attitude towards most everything. Though there was an element of the stated trope present, she didn't judge him less for his station. [[spoiler:Except when she is BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]

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* [[BelligerentSexualTension The relationship between]] [[FarmBoy Taran]] and [[HeroesWantRedheads [[SpiritedYoungLady Eilonwy]] in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', although the series is peppered liberally with AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments, mitigating this somewhat. She initially found him "fascinating" for being an Assistant Pig Keeper in the original ''Chronicles of Prydain'' because she had never met an Assistant Pig Keeper before. In fact, she held a persistently casual attitude towards most everything. Though there was an element of the stated trope present, she didn't judge him less for his station. [[spoiler:Except when she is BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]



* Christine of ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (the original novel by Gaston Leroux) never lets Raoul push her around and has no problem telling him to mind his own business.



* Carline in ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' acts like this towards Pug, then later in the series, towards Laurie.

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* Carline in %%%%* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' acts like this towards Pug, then later in the series, towards Laurie.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', the titular character has this sort of relationship with Ysabel, Death's adopted daughter.



* Precious Stone is this to Literature/JamesBond at the start of the ''Literature/YoungBond'' novel ''Literature/HurricaneGold''. But as the hardships that she and him have to endure accumulate, she gets better and becomes a valuable ally.

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* Precious Stone is this to Literature/JamesBond at the start of the ''Literature/YoungBond'' novel ''Literature/HurricaneGold''. But as the hardships that she and him have to endure accumulate, she gets better and becomes a valuable ally.



* In ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'', Gregor seems to love mocking Luxa's stiff conduct and all that. Has some pretty funny moments.

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* %%%%* In ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'', Gregor seems to love mocking Luxa's stiff conduct and all that. Has some pretty funny moments.that.



* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Safi is rather more elegant and aristocratic, whereas Merik is a sailor, so when they're not [[BelligerentSexualTension fighting or kissing]], this is what their interactions look like.

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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Safi is rather more elegant and aristocratic, whereas Merik is a sailor, so when they're not [[BelligerentSexualTension fighting or kissing]], this is what their interactions look like.contrast in sophistication causes squabbling.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Both of Xander Harris' girlfriends, Cordelia and Anya, had a strong tendency in this direction. By the time he's going with Anya, he's more competent at arguing back, and so the trope is lampshaded in dialogue.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had more of Cordelia in this kind of relationship with Doyle. She soon gets enough CharacterDevelopment to [[OutgrowTheTrope outgrow it.]]

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Both of Xander Harris' girlfriends, Cordelia and Anya, had a strong tendency in this direction.direction given his general loserness yet competency in helping with the supernatural nasties. By the time he's going with Anya, he's more competent at arguing back, and so the trope is lampshaded in dialogue.
* %%%% Zero Context. What does Cordelia do and how does she outgrow it?
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''Series/{{Angel}}'' had more of Cordelia in this kind of relationship with Doyle. She soon gets enough CharacterDevelopment to [[OutgrowTheTrope outgrow it.]]



* Caleb and Hanna from ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' dynamic as a couple fit this trope at the beginning of their relationship. caleb even calls her princess. She thinks it's pretty hilarious.
* In ''Literature/GossipGirl'', during their short-lived, but [[BelligerentSexualTension tumultuous]] romance arc Blair treats [[spoiler:Dan Humphrey]] this way. Bonus points for her being an actual princess part of that time.
* On ''Series/SchittsCreek'', the first season push/pull romance between Mutt and Alexis embodies this.

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* Caleb and Hanna from ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' dynamic as a couple fit this trope at the beginning of their relationship. caleb Caleb even calls her princess."princess". She thinks it's pretty hilarious.
* %%%%* In ''Literature/GossipGirl'', during their short-lived, but [[BelligerentSexualTension tumultuous]] romance arc Blair treats [[spoiler:Dan Humphrey]] this way. Bonus points for her being an actual princess part of that time.
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On ''Series/SchittsCreek'', the first season push/pull romance between Mutt and Alexis embodies this.



** L'Arachel from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', her very... "special" interactions with people like Ephraim, Innes, and Rennac.



* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Link in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow cartoon]], in his most lackadaisical and [[LoserProtagonist loser guy]] iteration. Zelda was a good mix of both this and the MagicalGirlfriend tropes.

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is Link in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow cartoon]], in his most lackadaisical and [[LoserProtagonist loser guy]] snarky iteration. Zelda was a good mix of both this and the MagicalGirlfriend tropes.tropes, preventing him from getting too full of himself for being Hyrule's champion or lazing about.



* Mai of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Creator/GreyDeLisle (Azula) commented Mai had Zuko "[[AccidentalInnuendo totally whipped]]."



** Prince Wu and Bolin's older brother Mako arguably fit in as a HoYay version: Wu is a {{Keet}} with a heart of gold but quite the lack of common sense whereas Mako is a textbook SociallyAwkwardHero.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** It's defied by Daria since most of the guys ''don't'' want to have any sort of relationship with her and they either didn't mind her snarkiness or didn't notice it. This was later justified as part of Daria's defenses against being emotionally hurt - she'd hit them, so they couldn't get close enough to get a chance to hurt her.
** Daria's parents, however, play this completely straight. Helen often gets frustrated with Jake and isn't afraid to lampshade how ridiculous he's acting; he in turn isn't afraid to snark at her or voice his frustration; they make out soon, however. It's even lampshaded by Helen's sister Amy, who congratulates Jake for putting up with someone as "high manteinance" as Helen.
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' has Bradley and Stacy involved in this, especially considering Bradley's air headed nature and Stacy's witty sensibility.

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** Prince Wu and Bolin's older brother Mako arguably fit in as a HoYay version: Wu is a {{Keet}} with a heart of gold but quite the lack of common sense whereas Mako is a textbook SociallyAwkwardHero.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
** It's defied by Daria since most of the guys ''don't'' want to have any sort of relationship with her and they either didn't mind her snarkiness or didn't notice it. This was later justified as part of
''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Daria's defenses against being emotionally hurt - she'd hit them, so they couldn't get close enough to get a chance to hurt her.
** Daria's parents, however,
parents play this completely straight. Helen often gets frustrated with Jake and isn't afraid to lampshade how ridiculous he's acting; he in turn isn't afraid to snark at her or voice his frustration; they make out soon, however. It's even lampshaded by Helen's sister Amy, who congratulates Jake for putting up with someone as "high manteinance" as Helen.
* %%%%* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' has Bradley and Stacy involved in this, especially considering Bradley's air headed nature and Stacy's witty sensibility.



* While they aren't in a love relationship (remove the ShippingGoggles and you'll see it) Gwen Tennyson often would have this attitude toward her cousin Ben in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series. This happens often in the sequel series.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' has Sonic the Hedgehog, a SmugSuper with little patience and Princess Sally Acorn, the bossy {{tomboy|Princess}}ish DeadpanSnarker.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' series, Eric pulls this on Bobby after informing the pint-sized Barbarian that his pet unicorn, Uni, is hanging out with hot new guy Kosar.

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* %%%% This is Zero Context. WHAT kind of attitude is it? What are the details?
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While they aren't in a love relationship (remove the ShippingGoggles and you'll see it) Gwen Tennyson often would have this attitude toward her cousin Ben in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series. This happens often in the sequel series.
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''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' has Sonic the Hedgehog, a SmugSuper with little patience and Princess Sally Acorn, the bossy {{tomboy|Princess}}ish DeadpanSnarker.
* %%%%* In the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' series, Eric pulls this on Bobby after informing the pint-sized Barbarian that his pet unicorn, Uni, is hanging out with hot new guy Kosar.


* Lum from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' is the TropeCodifier for this character type in anime and manga, with her repeated electrocuting of the perverted Ataru.

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* On ''Series/SchittsCreek'', the first season push/pull romance between Mutt and Alexis embodies this.


* Lukas Kristiansen from ''DarthWiki/TheMeanSpiritedPrincessofHeldig'' is often talking this way to Princess Egna, until she had a HeelFaceTurn.


See also {{Tsundere}}. Related to BelligerentSexualTension. Compare/Contrast SurroundedByIdiots.

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See also {{Tsundere}}. Related to BelligerentSexualTension. Compare/Contrast ScrewYouElves and SurroundedByIdiots.


* Jasmine of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a plucky rebellious princess who very quick to deflate pomposity and tell those who appear interested in her only for her beauty and kingdom exactly what she thinks of them, such as Prince Ali Abahbawa (Alladin's disguise). After his ruse is exposed and they are engaged, she continues encouraging him to act less like a street thief and more like a man who will become sultan.

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* Jasmine of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a plucky rebellious princess who very quick to deflate pomposity and tell those who appear interested in her only for her beauty and kingdom exactly what she thinks of them, such as Prince Ali Abahbawa (Alladin's (Aladdin's disguise). After his ruse is exposed and they are engaged, she continues encouraging him to act less like a street thief and more like a man who will become sultan.


* ''Webcomic/StickinAround'' has Bradley and Stacy involved in this, especially considering Bradley's air headed nature and Stacy's witty sensibility.

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* ''Webcomic/StickinAround'' ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround'' has Bradley and Stacy involved in this, especially considering Bradley's air headed nature and Stacy's witty sensibility.


* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness stems from the fact that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits in Shinji by often telling him that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].

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* True to a degree of Asuka and Shinji's relationship in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Asuka is often quite the {{Jerkass}} towards Shinji, but it is clear at least some of her meanness stems from the fact that she is attracted to him ([[CannotSpitItOut not that she would ever admit it]]), but views his passiveness, social ineptitude, and tendency to [[ApologisesALot apologise a lot]] as undesirable traits. It doesn't help that she views their guardian, Misato, as enabling these traits in Shinji by often telling him that he is good enough as he is. Evangelion being what it is, the unhealthy dynamic of this relationship is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]].



* In ''Manga/{{Touch}}'', Minami constantly criticizes Tatsuya's laziness and immaturity and tries to coax him to give his best.



--> '''Psylocke:''' These people may look like elitist snobs but they'll chew you up, spit you out, and feed you to their young.
--> '''Creed:''' Speaking of snobs, why isn't Monet with us on this?

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--> ---> '''Psylocke:''' These people may look like elitist snobs but they'll chew you up, spit you out, and feed you to their young.
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'''Creed:''' Speaking of snobs, why isn't Monet with us on this?


* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': [[LittleMissSnarker Rachel Alucard]] is a firm believer of ToughLove it seems, and acts out this trope towards the entire cast, but ''especially'' [[TheProtagonist Ragna the Bloodedge.]] There is almost no conversation between the two that doesn't devolve into SnarkToSnarkCombat. While Rachel does care about him, [[CannotSpitItOut she absolutely refuses to admit to such]] and implying she does is a BerserkButton for her. For his part, Ragna ''does'' have a few issues he needs to get over as well. [[/folder]]


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* ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'': [[LittleMissSnarker Rachel Alucard]] is a firm believer of ToughLove it seems, and acts out this trope towards the entire cast, but ''especially'' [[TheProtagonist Ragna the Bloodedge.]] There is almost no conversation between the two that doesn't devolve into SnarkToSnarkCombat. While Rachel does care about him, [[CannotSpitItOut she absolutely refuses to admit to such]] and implying she does is a BerserkButton for her. For his part, Ragna ''does'' have a few issues he needs to get over as well. well.
* In ''VideoGame/LostHorizon'', Kim isn't as impressed with Fenton as he is with himself, often snarking at his unusual strategies and complaining about the problems she's had as a result of leaving Hong Kong with him. He, for his part, keeps trying to offload her as if she's a [[TheLoad helpless liability]]. They get together in the end anyway.
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%%* Courtney and Duncan in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' and ''Total Drama Action''.

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%%* Courtney and Duncan in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' and ''Total Drama Action''.


* Jasmine of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a plucky rebellious princess who is takes a liking to the street boy Aladdin, but is ''not'' impressed when Prince Ali (actually, Aladdin in a disguise) comes to court her and acts ''very'' arrogantly to her. She only warms up to Ali/Aladdin when he takes her in a certain MagicCarpet ride...

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* Jasmine of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a plucky rebellious princess who is takes a liking very quick to the street boy Aladdin, but is ''not'' impressed when deflate pomposity and tell those who appear interested in her only for her beauty and kingdom exactly what she thinks of them, such as Prince Ali (actually, Aladdin in a disguise) comes to court her Abahbawa (Alladin's disguise). After his ruse is exposed and acts ''very'' arrogantly they are engaged, she continues encouraging him to her. She only warms up to Ali/Aladdin when he takes her in act less like a certain MagicCarpet ride...street thief and more like a man who will become sultan.


* Lukas Kristiansen from ''DarthWiki/TheMeanSpiritedPrincessofHeldig'' is often talking this way to Princess Egna, until she had a HeelFacedTurn.

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* Lukas Kristiansen from ''DarthWiki/TheMeanSpiritedPrincessofHeldig'' is often talking this way to Princess Egna, until she had a HeelFacedTurn.HeelFaceTurn.

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* Lukas Kristiansen from ''DarthWiki/TheMeanSpiritedPrincessofHeldig'' is often talking this way to Princess Egna, until she had a HeelFacedTurn.

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