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* '''Exaggerated''': [[MarySue Alice is the most beautiful, brilliant, amazing woman in the world.]] Bob is an utterly worthless slob. [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim For some reason, she sees potential in him]] and will stop at nothing to ensure it comes out.

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* '''Exaggerated''': [[MarySue Alice is the most beautiful, brilliant, amazing woman in the world.]] world]]. Bob is an utterly worthless slob. [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim For some reason, she sees potential in him]] and will stop at nothing to ensure it comes out.[[invoked]]



* '''Inverted''':
** [[ExtremeDoormat Alice lets Bob do whatever he wants and never criticizes him for being a loser]].

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* '''Inverted''':
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'''Inverted''': [[ExtremeDoormat Alice lets Bob do whatever he wants and never criticizes him for being a loser]].



** 1. Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend."
** 2. After Alice briefly tries this, it's clear it won't work and gives up.

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** 1. Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend."
** 2. After Alice briefly tries this, it's clear it won't work and gives up.



** 1. They hook up in the end anyway.
** 1. He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy.
** 2. Bob misses her company and does something impressive. [[ReversePsychology Having proven Alice correct]], she refuses to let him slack off.

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** 1. They hook up in the end anyway.
** 1. He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy.
** 2. Bob misses her company and does something impressive. [[ReversePsychology Having proven Alice correct]], she refuses to let him slack off.


** ExtremeDoormat
** ManicPixieDreamGirl

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** ExtremeDoormat
** ManicPixieDreamGirl
[[ExtremeDoormat Alice lets Bob do whatever he wants and never criticizes him for being a loser]].



** Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend."
** After Alice briefly tries this, it's clear it won't work.

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** 1. Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend."
** 2. After Alice briefly tries this, it's clear it won't work. work and gives up.



** They hook up in the end anyway.
** He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy.

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** 1. They hook up in the end anyway.
** 1. He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy. thingy.
**2. Bob misses her company and does something impressive. [[ReversePsychology Having proven Alice correct]], she refuses to let him slack off.



* '''Exploited''': Bob instantly recognises that Alice is the kind of girl who likes [[ICanChangeMyBeloved taking Bad Boys and "improving" them]], so he plays up to it.

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* '''Exploited''': Bob instantly recognises that Alice is the kind of girl who likes [[ICanChangeMyBeloved taking Bad Loser Boys and "improving" them]], so he plays up to it.



** Alice's decline for a short time before Bob realizes what's going on. Bob feels guilty and it ends up being the catalyst for him to improve, so in the end, Alice's plan worked.

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** Alice's decline Alice declines for a short time before Bob realizes what's going on. Bob feels guilty and it ends up being the catalyst for him to improve, so in the end, which also reverses Alice's plan worked. decline. Both of them become better.


* '''Subverted''': Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend."

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
**
Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend.""
** After Alice briefly tries this, it's clear it won't work.



** Alice can't fix Bob, and instead, he drags her down with her.



** Alice's decline for a short time before Bob realizes what's going on. Bob feels guilty and it ends up being the catalyst for him to improve, so in the end, Alice's plan worked.



* '''Implied''': Alice criticizes Bob on his first date. By the time we see the two of them next, Bob is wearing much better clothing, acts much more outgoing, and has a much better job.



%%* '''Implied''': ???

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%%* '''Implied''': ???%%


* '''Reconstructed''': Alice honestly cares for Bob despite his flaws, and helps him become a better person, while Bob gets her to confront ''her'' flaws and deal with them. Even if [[DidNotGetTheGirl romance never manages to flourish between them]], they'll eventually learn to [[PlatonicLifePartners become great friends]].

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
**
Alice honestly cares for Bob despite his flaws, and helps him become a better person, while Bob gets her to confront ''her'' flaws and deal with them. Even if [[DidNotGetTheGirl romance never manages to flourish between them]], they'll eventually learn to [[PlatonicLifePartners become great friends]].friends]].
** Alice ''thinks'' she's using ToughLove to make Bob [[GrewASpine grow a spine]] because he's too shy to stand up to ''anyone''. A third party straightens things out and Alice changes tactics, becoming more affectionate (but she's still haughty).


* '''Straight''': Maria is [[TeenGenius brilliant]], [[DeadpanSnarker witty]], and beautiful... while [[LoserProtagonist Lenny]] is...not. She works on getting him to shape up and isn't afraid to berate and belittle him to keep him motivated.
* '''Exaggerated''': [[MarySue Maria is the most beautiful, brilliant, amazing woman in the world.]] Lenny is an utterly worthless slob. [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim For some reason, she sees potential in him]] and will stop at nothing to ensure it comes out.
* '''Downplayed''': Maria and Lenny are close in status (whatever that may be) but Maria continues pushing him to do better and gives him snark when he rests on his laurels.
* '''Justified''': Lenny is BrilliantButLazy, [[SheCleansUpNicely cleans up nicely]], or has [[HiddenDepths other good qualities beneath his loserly surface]] that Maria is trying to bring out.

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* '''Straight''': Maria Alice is [[TeenGenius brilliant]], [[DeadpanSnarker witty]], and beautiful... while [[LoserProtagonist Lenny]] is...Bob]] is... not. She works on getting him to shape up and isn't afraid to berate and belittle him to keep him motivated.
* '''Exaggerated''': [[MarySue Maria Alice is the most beautiful, brilliant, amazing woman in the world.]] Lenny Bob is an utterly worthless slob. [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim For some reason, she sees potential in him]] and will stop at nothing to ensure it comes out.
* '''Downplayed''': Maria Alice and Lenny Bob are close in status (whatever that may be) ability, but Maria Alice continues pushing him to do better and gives him snark when he rests on his laurels.
* '''Justified''': Lenny Bob is BrilliantButLazy, [[SheCleansUpNicely cleans up nicely]], or has [[HiddenDepths other good qualities beneath his loserly surface]] that Maria Alice is trying to bring out.



* '''Subverted''': Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Maria to insist "He's not my boyfriend."

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* '''Subverted''': Another character comments on their crazy relationship, only for Maria Alice to insist "He's not my boyfriend."



* '''Parodied''': Maria uses every perceived slight to bring Lenny down a notch, despite the fact that the two of them are actually fairly equal, all things considered. Lenny decides it's easier to just go with it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Maria finally gets Lenny to be more motivated and he becomes more talented than her. Lenny then turns into a BrokenAce, [[StatusQuoIsGod so he goes back to being a slacker]] because he's much happier that way.
* '''Averted''': Lenny and Maria are equals.

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* '''Parodied''': Maria Alice uses every perceived slight to bring Lenny Bob down a notch, despite the fact that the two of them are actually fairly equal, all things considered. Lenny Bob decides it's easier to just go with it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Maria Alice finally gets Lenny Bob to be more motivated and he becomes more talented than her. Lenny Bob then turns into a BrokenAce, [[StatusQuoIsGod so he goes back to being a slacker]] because he's much happier that way.
* '''Averted''': Lenny Bob and Maria Alice are equals.equals who don't snark.



* '''Exploited''': Lenny instantly recognises that Maria is the kind of girl who likes [[ICanChangeMyBeloved taking Bad Boys and "improving" them]], so he plays up to it.

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* '''Exploited''': Lenny Bob instantly recognises that Maria Alice is the kind of girl who likes [[ICanChangeMyBeloved taking Bad Boys and "improving" them]], so he plays up to it.



** "You know what, Lenny? You're a dilweed, and I never want to see you again."
** "Maria, I'm dumping you. I've heard {{Emo Teen}}s that whine less than you."

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** "You know what, Lenny? Bob? You're a dilweed, and I never want to see you again."
** "Maria, "Alice, I'm dumping you. I've heard {{Emo Teen}}s that whine less than you."



* '''Conversed''': "Why does Maria put up with Lenny? Or him with her? ThePowerOfLove?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Why does Maria Alice put up with Lenny? Bob? Or him with her? ThePowerOfLove?"



** Maria sticks with Lenny to boost her own ego, knowing that she's far better than him and can hold that over his head. Lenny eventually cracks under the pressure of trying to keep her favor, and they break up (much to her shock; how ''DARE'' something like ''him'' break up with ''HER''?!)
** Maria is downright abusive to Lenny, who's too shy to stand up to her.
* '''Reconstructed''': Maria honestly cares for Lenny despite his flaws, and helps him become a better person, while Lenny gets her to confront ''her'' flaws and deal with them. Even if [[DidNotGetTheGirl romance never manages to flourish between them]], they'll eventually learn to [[PlatonicLifePartners become great friends]].
* '''Played For Drama''': Maria is the one good thing Lenny has going for him, and she's fully aware of it, so she constantly derides and insults him but in doing so, she's unintentionally wearing away the ''good'' parts of their relationship. All the while, [[JerkJock Jason]] is watching and plotting to steal her away -- not out of love, but 'cause she's hot and it would cause Lenny even more pain.

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** Maria Alice sticks with Lenny Bob to boost her own ego, knowing that she's far better than him and can hold that over his head. Lenny Bob eventually cracks under the pressure of trying to keep her favor, and they break up (much to her shock; how ''DARE'' something like ''him'' break up with ''HER''?!)
** Maria Alice is downright abusive to Lenny, Bob, who's too shy to stand up to her.
* '''Reconstructed''': Maria Alice honestly cares for Lenny Bob despite his flaws, and helps him become a better person, while Lenny Bob gets her to confront ''her'' flaws and deal with them. Even if [[DidNotGetTheGirl romance never manages to flourish between them]], they'll eventually learn to [[PlatonicLifePartners become great friends]].
* '''Played For Drama''': Maria Alice is the one good thing Lenny Bob has going for him, and she's fully aware of it, so she constantly derides and insults him but in doing so, she's unintentionally wearing away the ''good'' parts of their relationship. All the while, [[JerkJock Jason]] JerkJock Charles is watching and plotting to steal her away -- not out of love, but 'cause she's hot and it would cause Lenny Bob even more pain.


* '''Downplayed''': Maria and Lenny are close in status (whether that may be) but Maria continues pushing him to do better and gives him snark when he rests on his laurels.

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* '''Downplayed''': Maria and Lenny are close in status (whether (whatever that may be) but Maria continues pushing him to do better and gives him snark when he rests on his laurels.


Back to WellExcuseMePrincess

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Back to WellExcuseMePrincessWhy can't you find the main page already? Ugh, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife sometimes I don't know why I put up with a lifeless loser like you.]]

[[WellExcuseMePrincess Well ex-cuuuuuuse me, Princess!]]


** Maria is downright abusive to Lenny, who's too shy and neurotic to stand up to her.

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** Maria is downright abusive to Lenny, who's too shy and neurotic to stand up to her.


* '''Deconstructed''': Maria sticks with Lenny to boost her own ego, knowing that she's far better than him and can hold that over his head. Lenny eventually cracks under the pressure of trying to keep her favor, and they break up (much to her shock; how ''DARE'' something like ''him'' break up with ''HER''?!)

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
Maria sticks with Lenny to boost her own ego, knowing that she's far better than him and can hold that over his head. Lenny eventually cracks under the pressure of trying to keep her favor, and they break up (much to her shock; how ''DARE'' something like ''him'' break up with ''HER''?!)''HER''?!)
** Maria is downright abusive to Lenny, who's too shy and neurotic to stand up to her.


* '''Justified''': Lenny is BrilliantButLazy,[[SheCleansUpNicely cleans up nicely]], or has [[HiddenDepths other good qualities beneath his loserly surface]] that Maria is trying to bring out.

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* '''Justified''': Lenny is BrilliantButLazy,[[SheCleansUpNicely BrilliantButLazy, [[SheCleansUpNicely cleans up nicely]], or has [[HiddenDepths other good qualities beneath his loserly surface]] that Maria is trying to bring out.


* '''Reconstructed''':
** Maria honestly cares for Lenny despite his flaws, and helps him become a better person, while Lenny gets her to confront ''her'' flaws and deal with them. Even if [[DidNotGetTheGirl romance never manages to flourish between them]], they'll eventually learn to [[PlatonicLifePartners become great friends]].

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* '''Reconstructed''':
**
'''Reconstructed''': Maria honestly cares for Lenny despite his flaws, and helps him become a better person, while Lenny gets her to confront ''her'' flaws and deal with them. Even if [[DidNotGetTheGirl romance never manages to flourish between them]], they'll eventually learn to [[PlatonicLifePartners become great friends]].


** After being alone for few moments Lenny has to realize the hard truth: Without Maria, he's nothing. Lenny is now forced to get back together with Maria.


* He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy.

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* ** He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy.


* '''Double Subverted''': They hook up in the end anyway.

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* '''Double Subverted''': They Subverted''':
**They
hook up in the end anyway.anyway.
* He's her project/apprentice/slave thingy.

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