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Basic Trope: A cheerful character who dresses as a goth.

  • Straight: Alice dresses in gothic style clothing but is the most cheerful and optimistic member of the cast.
  • Exaggerated: Alice wears black clothes decorated with bones, has black hair and the complexion of sour cream, and is a perpetually cheerful Genki Girl.
  • Downplayed: Alice dresses rather Gothic, but she's as personable as any other member of the cast and is seldom depressed.
  • Justified:
    • Alice's upbeat personality is the reason she's so willing to stand out.
    • Alice is exploiting a well known loophole in the sub cultures: The cultures are about expressing extreme emotions and happiness is an emotion too.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice wears brightly colored clothes but is rather melancholic and grim.
    • Alice wears an immaculate school uniform, even outside school, but acts like a typical rebellious/creepy goth.
  • Subverted: Alice is quite depressed; her personality is just a mask.
  • Double Subverted: Alice gets over her issues but doesn't change her wardrobe.
  • Parodied: Alice first appears next to the resident Genki Girl, but proves to be more cheerful and energetic than her.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice seems to swing between depressed and cheerful as the plot demands.
  • Averted: Alice isn't a goth.
  • Enforced: A gloomy, morbid goth wouldn't be suitable for the young target audience.
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  • Lampshaded: "Alice, aren't goths supposed to be downbeat and gloomy?" "Noooooope~!"
  • Invoked: Alice acts the way she does because she finds her more downbeat friends (also goths) depressing.
  • Exploited: Alice wears gothic clothing to accentuate the upbeat parts of her personality.
  • Defied: Alice is introduced smiling sarcastically before giving everyone a Death Glare and telling them not to expect "some prepi botch dresed like a goff".
  • Discussed: "You'd think a goth would be more downbeat."
  • Conversed: "Are you a happy goth or a sad goth?"
  • Implied: Alice appears in the background (but never has any lines) and tends to smile.
  • Deconstructed: Alice's personality differs from the "typical" goth because she's more interested in the fashion style than the subculture itself. Other goths dismiss her as a "poser" and non-goths find her creepy.
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  • Reconstructed: Alice explains her reasons for adopting the look (see the entries for Justified) and other goths come around and accept her and her outgoing nature allows her to win around people who were originally intimidated by her.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Alice is introduced like a slasher villain before overwhelming the cast with her sheer cheerfulness. Someone says they would have found the chainsaw wielding maniac easier to deal with.
    • Alice is the only cheerful one among her group of gloomy goth friends, who (barely) tolerate and accept her.
  • Played For Drama: Alice is often misjudged and treated unfairly because of the way she dresses.

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