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*** Or, she's only wealthy enough to hire the private chef for special occasions, or only for one or two meals per week. The rest of the time, she's on her own.

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*** ** Or, she's only wealthy enough to hire the private chef for special occasions, or only for one or two meals per week. The rest of the time, she's on her own.
** Melody's chef doubles as her culinary instructor, part of the extensive social training regimen Melody's parents have set up for her.


** Marcy is wealthy, and so is able (and, indeed, ''encouraged'') to hire a cook or chef to cook for her.

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** Marcy Melody is wealthy, and so is able (and, indeed, ''encouraged'') to hire a cook or chef to cook for her.

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** Marcy is wealthy, and so is able (and, indeed, ''encouraged'') to hire a cook or chef to cook for her.


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** She is still expected to know how to cook, so that she can instruct whoever she's hired. And if she ''wasn't'' so wealthy, or went from RichesToRags, she would be expected to be the one primarily responsible for cooking.
*** Or, she's only wealthy enough to hire the private chef for special occasions, or only for one or two meals per week. The rest of the time, she's on her own.

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* '''Gender Inverted''': RealMenCook


* '''Averted''': Ability to cook has nothing to do with femininity.

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* '''Averted''': Ability to cook A woman's cooking skills has nothing to do with femininity.how feminine (or ''un''feminine) she is.



* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does this but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away]], possibly [[SweetPollyOliver pretending to be a boy]].

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* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother mother, Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does this but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away]], possibly [[SweetPollyOliver pretending to be a boy]].


* '''Zig Zagged''': Melody is the best cook they know of. One day it turns out she is at heart a {{tomboy}}, but keeps up feminine stereotypes so that other people would trust her to make their food. Her friends thell her to [[BeYourself be herself]], and she abandons her GirlyGirl mask only to notice that she now feels like a stranger in her own kitchen. Her therapist suggests she has unconsciously conditioned herself to relate cooking with her femininity role. In the end she solves the problem by wearing a frilly apron to the kitchen, while not hiding her true character anymore.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Melody is the best cook they know of. One day it turns out she is at heart a {{tomboy}}, but keeps up feminine stereotypes so that other people would trust her to make their food. Her friends thell tell her to [[BeYourself be herself]], and she abandons her GirlyGirl mask only to notice that she now feels like a stranger in her own kitchen. Her therapist suggests she has unconsciously conditioned herself to relate cooking with her femininity role. In the end she solves the problem by wearing a frilly apron to the kitchen, while not hiding her true character anymore.


* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???All the best agents of the SecretPolice are [[NotSoHarmless female cooks]]. Who is better placed to spy on people without being noticed?


* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does this but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away and pretending to be a boy]].

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* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does this but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away and away]], possibly [[SweetPollyOliver pretending to be a boy]].



** A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, who encourages her to cook and keep house. Josephine teaches Melody well. Melody goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic. She makes a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.

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** Melody runs away from home and is adopted by her uncle, who supports her and helps her follow her dreams. After starting to live on her own, she returns home to [[CallingTheOldManOut call out Josephine for her mistreatment of her]]. Josephine, happy to see her daughter again and somewhat influenced by feminist thoughts, tearfully apologizes to Melody. Melody, realizing that Josephine's intentions were good, forgives her and admits that some cooking would have been useful because she can't afford to go to reataurants all the time and her uncle is as much of a LethalChef as she is. Josephine immediately agrees to teach her. The cooking, which Melody now enjoys because it's no longer forced, showns their reconciliation.
** A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, who encourages her to cook femininity. However, Josephine believes in encouragement and keep not force, causing Melody to like cooking and keeping house. Josephine teaches Melody well. Melody goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic. She makes a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.


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* '''Reconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody does not go against these and goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic. She makes a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces who encourages her to cook and keep house. Josephine teaches Melody does not go against these and well. Melody goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic. She makes a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.decorating.
** Josephine starts accepting that Melody doesn't like "feminine" hobbies and works.
** [[DaddysGirl Melody's father supports Melody]] and [[WhatTheHellHero yells at Josephine]] for not allowing her daughter to [[BeYourself be herself]] and follow her own interests.


** BoisterousBruiser and ColonelBadass [[RatedMForManly Rock]] is known far and wide both [[RealMenEatMeat as the king of the backyard barbecue]] and [[RealMenWearPink for his delicious baked goods]]. NonActionGuy [[LoserProtagonist Marcus]] can't even get the grill started.

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** BoisterousBruiser and ColonelBadass [[RatedMForManly Rock]] is known far and wide both [[RealMenEatMeat as the king of the backyard barbecue]] and [[RealMenWearPink for his delicious baked goods]]. NonActionGuy [[LoserProtagonist [[HollywoodNerd Marcus]] can't even get the grill started.



** Melody's cooking looks good, but as soon as the rest of the team tastes it, they nearly puke.
** Marcy is offended when Jim asks if she can cook... And takes to the kitchen in a whirlwind of steel and flame, leaving the place looking like a battlefield in her wake... And emerging with a mind-blowing array of appetizers. They smell delicious, and Marcy seems ''very'' pleased with herself.
** ColonelBadass is a skilled cook, and everyone suspects it's his special military training - turns out it's actually part of his [[{{Crossdresser}} girl fun]].

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** Melody's cooking looks good, but as soon as the rest of the team TheTeam tastes it, they nearly puke.
** Marcy is offended when Jim asks if she can cook... And cook and takes to the kitchen in a whirlwind of steel and flame, leaving the place looking like a battlefield in her wake... And emerging wake...She emerges with a mind-blowing array of appetizers. They smell delicious, and Marcy seems ''very'' pleased with herself.
** ColonelBadass is a skilled cook, and everyone suspects it's his special military training - turns out it's actually part of his [[{{Crossdresser}} girl fun]].
herself.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Melody is the best cook they know of. One day it turns out she is at heart an ActionGirl, but keeps up feminine stereotypes so that other people would trust her to make their food. Her friends thell her to [[BeYourself be herself]], and she abandons her girly mask only to notice that she now feels like a stranger in her own kitchen. Her therapist suggests she has unconsciously conditioned herself to relate cooking with her femininity role. In the end she solves the problem by wearing a frilly apron to the kitchen, while not hiding her true character anymore.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Melody is the best cook they know of. One day it turns out she is at heart an ActionGirl, a {{tomboy}}, but keeps up feminine stereotypes so that other people would trust her to make their food. Her friends thell her to [[BeYourself be herself]], and she abandons her girly GirlyGirl mask only to notice that she now feels like a stranger in her own kitchen. Her therapist suggests she has unconsciously conditioned herself to relate cooking with her femininity role. In the end she solves the problem by wearing a frilly apron to the kitchen, while not hiding her true character anymore.



** "We've got to show Melody's the motherly type. Let's make her the TeamChef. And while we're at it, we should have Marcy [[LethalChef burn water]] for contrast."
** All food production and cooking is controlled by an huge monopoly organisation employing only women and enforcing a strict femininity agenda for the sake of the brand.

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** "We've got to show Melody's the motherly type. Let's make her the TeamChef. And while While we're at it, we should have Marcy [[LethalChef burn water]] for contrast."
** All food production and cooking is controlled by an huge monopoly organisation employing only women and enforcing a strict femininity agenda for the sake of the their brand.



* '''Invoked''': Marcy borrows Melody's clothing, in the hopes it will make her a better chef.

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* '''Invoked''': Marcy borrows Melody's clothing, clothing in the hopes it will make her a better chef.



** Marcy learns to cook, not to be more feminine, but simply because she doesn't want to live on microwave meals.

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** Marcy learns to cook, not to be more feminine, but simply because she doesn't want to live on microwave meals.



* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does these but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her that borders on {{Yandere}}, or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a terribly huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away and pretending to be a boy]].
* '''Reconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody does not go against these and goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic, making a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.

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* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does these this but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her that borders on {{Yandere}}, or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a terribly huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away and pretending to be a boy]].
* '''Reconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody does not go against these and goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic, making artistic. She makes a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Melody doesn't put much effort into her cooking, but she knows how to make decent meals without too much fuss. Marcy cares little about cooking, and her mishaps are more due to negligence than actively doing things wrong. Neither of them consider their cooking skills to have much impact on their femininity - cooking is just something you have to do if you don't want to starve.


'''Basic Trope''': Being able to cook is a sign of femininity.

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'''Basic Trope''': Being able to cook is a sign of femininity.



* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does these but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her that borders on {{Yandere}}, or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a terribly huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away and pretending to be a boy]].
* '''Reconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody does not go against these and goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic, making a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.



* '''Invoked''': Marcy borrows Melody's clothing, in the hopes it will make her a better chef.

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* '''Invoked''': Marcy borrows Melody's clothing, in the hopes it will make her a better chef. chef.
* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody either does these but with an enormous hatred boiling inside her that borders on {{Yandere}}, or deliberately chooses to fail at cooking to tick her mom off. This causes a terribly huge gap to come between them, leading to domestic violence and Melody [[StreetUrchin running away and pretending to be a boy]].
* '''Reconstructed''': A BillyElliotPlot ensues between Melody and her mother Josephine, a woman with staunch 50's ideals of femininity, and forces her to cook and keep house. Melody does not go against these and goes on to become not only a good chef, but also very tidy and artistic, making a healthy income through the various arts she has dabbled in, including cake decorating.



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** One of the greatest chefs in the world, [[MoustacheDePlume J.F. Kindling]], is described by the press as feminine, polite, and sweeter than any food. When the main characters meet him, they learn that J.F. Kindling [[DroppedABridgetOnHim is male.]]

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** One of the greatest chefs in the world, [[MoustacheDePlume J.F. Kindling]], is described by the press as feminine, polite, and sweeter than any food. When the main characters meet him, they learn that J.F. Kindling [[DroppedABridgetOnHim [[GenderReveal is male.]]


** The tomboyish Marcy is an amazing cook, whereas ultra-feminine Melody is a complete disaster in the kitchen.
** Alternatively, ColonelBadass is a skilled cook because learning to prepare meals from whatever was available was part of his special ops training.
** BoisterousBruiser [[RatedMForManly Rock]] is known far and wide as [[RealMenEatMeat the king of the backyard barbecue]]. NonActionGuy [[LoserProtagonist Marcus]] can't even get the grill started.

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** The tomboyish Marcy is an [[SupremeChef amazing cook, cook]], whereas ultra-feminine Melody is a complete disaster in the kitchen.
** Alternatively, ColonelBadass is a skilled cook because learning to prepare meals from whatever was available was part of his special ops training.
LethalChef.
** BoisterousBruiser and ColonelBadass [[RatedMForManly Rock]] is known far and wide as both [[RealMenEatMeat as the king of the backyard barbecue]].barbecue]] and [[RealMenWearPink for his delicious baked goods]]. NonActionGuy [[LoserProtagonist Marcus]] can't even get the grill started.

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