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Basic Trope: A girl or woman who's incredibly hyper.

  • Straight: Sarah is almost always running around and talking quickly.
  • Exaggerated: Sarah is always running and talking quickly... even in her sleep.
  • Downplayed: Sarah is more active in comparison with the rest of the party, but is still relatively down-to-earth.
  • Justified:
    • Sarah is holding an artifact that grants its bearer massive amounts of energy.
    • Sarah is a coffee addict.
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    • Sarah suffers from—no, enjoys—ADHD.
    • Sarah is very excited about life.
  • Inverted: Sarah is an Emotionless Girl
  • Gender Inverted: Sam is a Keet.
  • Subverted: Sarah's genkiness is just a facade. She's nowhere near as cheerful as she seems.
  • Double Subverted: After going through Character Development, she becomes a genuine Genki Girl.
  • Parodied: A physiologist is determined to discover the source of Sarah's genkiness and the result revolutionizes the human existence.
  • Zig Zagged: Depending on who she's with, she's either really Genki, emotionless, or something near normal.
  • Averted: Sarah is not Genki at all.
  • Enforced: "Sarah's actress seems really hyper. Why don't we write her character around that?"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Alright, who introduced Sarah to coffee?"
    • "Sarah, if you don't hold still for five seconds, I'm going to glue your feet to the floor!" "Onetwothreefourfive! ZOOM!"
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    • "You haven't been taking your Adderall, have you, Sarah?"
    • "I'M SO FREAKING HYPER" – Sarah
  • Invoked: Sarah drinks coffee and other drinks with high caffeine so she will always be on the go.
  • Exploited: Someone needs Sarah to run really fast they give her caffeine.
  • Defied: Sarah tries to calm down her large bursts of energy, whether taking medication or doing a sport.
  • Discussed: "You know, Sarah's hyperness would be perfect for this. She'd probably be able to kill the mooks without their ever being able to lift a finger".
    • "There's Sarah going eggshit again"
  • Conversed: "Sarah needs to switch to decaf, seriously".
  • Deconstructed:
    • Sarah's genkiness exasperates and stresses out everyone around her, straining her relationships and driving everyone away.
    • Sarah is actually addicted to crystal meth — other characters assume she's just genki.
    • Sarah's genetic disposition to manic depression is showing.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Sarah's genkiness is best in small doses; spend too much time around her and you'll get a sugar crash. So she learns the limits of her associates. Or she could just find her all her friends at the Gym, or some other place her high energy would be appreciated/unnoticed.
    • Sarah is Immune to Drugs. Crystal meth is to her what ice cream is to everyone else; i.e. it's not the root cause of her energy.
    • In a fit of extreme mania, Sarah creates an artistic masterpiece.
  • Played For Laughs: Sarah's genkiness results in hilariously humiliating situations.
  • Played For Drama: Sarah pretends to be genki as a way of coping with depression and hides that fact from everyone else. Then she gradually becomes the genki façade she created.

The link back to Genki Girl is right he- and there she goes again...

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