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Basic Trope: A female Otaku or geek played for Wish Fulfillment.

  • Straight: Alice is a fan of Tropeville Girls a Fanservicey anime based off a Dating Sim targeted towards men. Much to Seamus O'Taku's delight.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is a fellow fan of Oppai Warriors, a hardcore Hentai with gratuitous fanservice and tentacles galore.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice enjoys Tropeville Girls as well as stuff geared more towards her demographic.
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    • Alice likes "Tropeville Girls", a Schoolgirl Series with lots of Moe
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Seamus O'Taku is a fan of Tropeville Girls an American cartoon for little girls because it reminds him of the Moe anime he enjoys.
  • Gender Inverted: Bob is a fan of Tropeville Boys, a Shoujo anime with a Cast Full of Pretty Boys and a heaping helping of Ho Yay, much to Shannon O'Tome's delight.
  • Subverted: Alice seems to like Tropeville Girls at first, but in actuality, she only plays it to make fun of it.
  • Double Subverted: ...Or rather that's what she says around her friends, as she's a Closet Geek.
  • Parodied: In a sort of Take That, Audience!, Alice is an obvious Audience Surrogate who is so obsessively geeky that even Seamus wants nothing to do with her.
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice is presented as a love interest to Seamus, but she isn't geeky.
  • Enforced: Alice is a character in a Schoolgirl Series with an Improbably Female Cast, so she acts as an Audience Surrogate.
  • Lampshaded: "It's a match made in our parent's basements!"
  • Invoked: A dating site exists specifically for Troperville Girls fans.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice refuses to date other Troperville Girls fans.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice is not interested in Seamus just because they like the same show. Seamus cannot accept this, and acts creepy and entitled.
  • Reconstructed: Seamus accepts that Alice does not want to be in a relationship with him and decides the two are better as just friends. Alice then sets Seamus up on a date with Claire, her friend who also likes Troperville Girls and is much more compatible with Seamus.
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  • Implied: Seamus and Alice O'taku are a married couple. When asked the story of how they met, Seamus says, "Well, it was at an Anime convention..." but is then cut off.

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