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Popularity Food Chain

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Sue: All the popular kids are in the penthouse, all the nerds playing wizards and trolls in the forest - bottom floor.
Will: Where do the glee kids lie?
Sue: Sub-basement.

What the Brain Chain is to intellect, this trope is to High School popularity. Where you are on this list determines how smoothly your high school existence goes, who sits with you at lunch, and what your role in the story is. In relative descending order of popularity:


Most Popular:


Middle Ground:

Least Popular:


Outside the System:

  • Drama Club (Depending on the type of school, may either be at the top or bottom of the chain.)
  • Foreign Exchange Student (usually winds up higher on the popularity food chain)
  • New Transfer Student (can wind up anywhere in terms of popularity depending on the situation)


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