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At issue:

There are two tropes, Bishonen and Pretty Boy. Both titles mean the same thing, but both of them really refer to two different tropes.

  • Pretty Boy, while the description does not say so yet, carries the idea that pretty men are weak and girly.
  • Bishonen is more about how pretty men are better at things than normal guys to complement their good looks, thus contrasting the weak Pretty Boy.


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Rename Pretty Boy and Bishōnen to make the titles clearer, then rewrite the tropes as appropriate to be clearer.

Reasons to rename:

  • Both trope names mean the same thing
  • Bishōnen, due to its name, is listed as an Anime only trope, but it does appear in Western works.