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Basic Trope: A male character is associated with a team of females.

  • Straight: Bob is the only male character of Alice's team.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is the Non-Action Guy who hangs out with Alice and her group of other 94 action girls.
  • Downplayed: Bob and Danny are the only two guys who are a part of Alice's group.
  • Justified:
    • Bob is a survivor of Gendercide.
    • The MacGuffin can only be used by women. But Bob's the only one who knows how to find it or has some vague memory of where it is.
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    • They live in a matriarchy where men have limited career opportunities. Alice lets him on the team because either she values equality and let him prove himself like everyone else, sees him as rather exceptional for his sex, or simply does it for the publicity.
    • In a patriarchal society, Bob is required to be the female team's nominal leader.
    • Alice's team are of a One-Gender Race. While Bob is a Funny Foreigner to them, they like keeping him around because he's actually pretty useful.
    • Bob is willing or forced into his current position, for a reason that explicitly states he has no other choice.
  • Inverted: The Smurfette Principle
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: Each member takes turns being the guy.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • The guy that quit or got fired comes back.
    • Alice's team consists of four women and a Sex Shifter who is mainly male, but switches to female every now and then.
  • Averted:
    • The gender ratio is equal.
    • The team has multiple male and female members.
    • The team consists completely of one gender.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "You know Bob is the only guy in our group?"
  • Invoked:
    • Alice decides she could use a guy on the team for PR purposes.
    • Advertisement:
    • Bob attempts to get a job on Alice's team so he can be surrounded by many a Amazonian Beauty.
  • Exploited: Bob either finds his dating pool on Alice's team, or uses insights about women he gains from the team to improve his romantic life.
  • Defied: Bob promptly quits his job once he knows he'll be surrounded by women.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied:
    • Bob is mentioned to be belonged in a group of an Amazon Brigade, but is never shown of his female teammates.
    • The team consists of two women, one man, and one member with an Ambiguous Gender.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob is considered unmanly or Mistaken for Gay for hanging out with a team full of women.
    • Bob constantly feels awkward around the other team members. He's not quite one of the girls, he is attracted to at least one of them, or both.
  • Reconstructed: Bob wises up and acknowledges his exact position within the group, acting as a support that the girls will never find among themselves.
  • Intended Audience Reaction: The show throughly explores how Bob becomes one of the women, how he co-ops with them, and how gets accepted/rejected by them, as well as his own personal growth when he's around the girls.
  • Played For Laughs: The team get strained. They claim they've become so desperate for intimacy with a male that they could throw themselves at any guy who walks by. When Bob reminds them that he's male, they either respond by saying "[They're] not that desperate yet." or "Wait a minute, you're a dude?!"
  • Played For Drama: Being the only boy in such group makes Bob insecure and lonely.

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