Follow TV Tropes


Rule of Cute

Go To
No other words can describe this.

The limit of the Willing Suspension of Disbelief for a given element is directly proportional to its adorableness.

For example, anatomically improbable creatures can be perfectly justified in the right setting.

Sub-Trope of Rule of Cool. Compare Rule of Glamorous, Tiny Tropes.

Contrast Gonk, Hollywood Homely (where someone isn't supposed to be cute or beautiful, but is), Informed Attractiveness (where someone is supposed to be cute or beautiful, but isn't more than anyone else), and Subverted Innocence.

Tropes running on this rule include:


Yes, You Can Pet The Fox.

How well does it match the trope?

5 (14 votes)

Example of:

Main / RuleOfCute

Media sources: