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Basic Trope: A girl with boyish traits.

  • Straight: Hannah prefers to be in the company of boys and plays "boyish" sports like football or do "boyish" things like watch sports TV, wrestling, body building, and boxing to cooking, tapestry, sewing, caring for her hair, and fashion.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
  • Justified:
    • Hannah likes "boyish" interests more than "girly interests".
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    • Hannah was raised by masculine people and/or in a masculine environment.
    • Hannah's traditionally feminine mother was easily vulnerable and a burden to her loved ones, so she acts in the exact opposite manner of her mother to avoid becoming those flaws herself.
  • Inverted: Girly Girl.
  • Gender Inverted: In Touch with His Feminine Side.
  • Subverted: Hannah is a Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak.
  • Double Subverted: Hannah keeps the feminine side of her personality notoriously private, even from her boyfriend/girlfriend, and passes them off as the female equivalent to Real Men Wear Pink if anyone ever sees her doing them.
  • Parodied: Hannah is by far the most "manly" one of the cast - compared to her, the male characters are all complete wusses. Bonus points if she has Perma-Stubble.
  • Zig Zagged: Hannah's interests alternate between "boyish" and "girly".
  • Averted:
    • Hannah has the same interests as any other girl.
    • Alternatively, Hannah has a gender-neutral personality.
  • Enforced: The author doesn't want "stereotypical" girls.
  • Lampshaded: "Gentlemen, we now know what Wilt Chamberlain would have been like if he were born female. Apparently, absolutely nothing else would have been different".
  • Invoked: Hannah has a massive crush on Gabriel. When she hears that he's an Amazon Chaser, she starts acting like a tomboy in order to get his attention.
  • Exploited: Girly Girl Millie goes to Hannah whenever she needs someone to open the Impossible Pickle Jar.
  • Defied: Hannah refuses to have "boyish" interests.
  • Discussed: Hannah's male friends talk about what it's like having a tomboy around.
  • Conversed: Gabriel and Eddie debate the merits of the "tomboy chick" in the movie they just watched.
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  • Implied: On the show, most girls wear frilly dresses all the time, but there's one unnamed girl who is usually seen in jeans and a baseball cap. However, she doesn't appear often enough for her personality to be established.
  • Deconstructed: Hannah's boyish interests cause people to view her as unfeminine. She dies alone and unloved.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Hannah's boyish interests make other people admire her more.
    • Hannah's boyish interests cause people to view her as unfeminine... and she's okay with that.
  • Played For Laughs: It's a Running Gag that Hannah is far more masculine than all the male characters. Additionally, any attempt on her part to be more "girlish" always results in hilarious failure.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Hannah struggles to be accepted as a tomboy while living in a setting with very strict gender roles.
    • Alice finds herself ignored by her boyfriend and goes to her best friend Hannah for confort, but thanks to Hannah's masculine appearance, the very lonely Alice starts getting aroused and subconsciously becomes way too handsy with her bestie and while Hannah stops her, their friendship takes a heavy blow.

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