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Fanservice tends to be a magnet for badly written examples. Issues with lewdness aside, it attracts gushing about how hot a character is, some of them not being intended for fanservice in the first place. Shirtless Scene also has a problem with ZC Es, if it's tropeworthy at all.
I'll start by going through the Comic Books page for Mr. Fanservice:
Admit it, you're staring. note Men, you're not excluded from this. The image caption feels weirdly gushy, that could just be me overreacting though.
Edited by RainbowPumpqueen on Apr 23rd 2021 at 5:37:20 PM
Oh good, maybe I can get more help on Fanservice.The Nostalgia Critic. I even have a cleanup specifically for it and the Fan Disservice subpage.
Ugh, sorry to bump a not-quite-dead-yet thread. It's been over a month and I still haven't gotten anything. Bumping to give this thread more attention because it hasn't gotten anything done yet.
I think Best Known for the Fanservice could use a small look at, some of the examples are based on loose definitions of "fanservice" that look like they might be looking too far in to things, some go in the opposite direction and are based on fans sexualizing something that was probably not that sexual to begin with, and there's some that just go on about what the fanservice is but either does not or poorly explains how it's more known than what else is in the story.
From the Video Games page:
On the main page:
There are also a lot of examples of blatant ecchi works, as in ones that are designed to be based on fanservice first. Personally I don't think it should count if the fanservice is supposed to be the main draw of the story, but there is nothing in the description saying the story doesn't have to be fanservice-focused and it even talks about how actors gotten big from a purposeful Sex Sells angle, so that seems like more of a TRS thing.
Edited by greatpikminfan on May 26th 2021 at 9:38:59 AM
Getting into a work just because it has gay people fits better under the Watched It For The Representation TLP.
From what little I know of Wander Over Yonder, with that song being the only thing I really know about it, Lord Dominator is liked for being attractive but I don't know if her scenes are quite "fanservice" levels. She swivels her hips a lot in her song, and has some flirty Femme Fatale behavior, so I would probably call that fanservice, but her overall demeanor is more that of an excitable destructive teen girl.
Edited by mightymewtron on May 26th 2021 at 12:59:02 PM
Didn't that trope actually get a TRS thread for this kind of stuff? Or was that only ever proposed?
The Nostalgia Critic Fanservice page is fucking disgusting, at least to me personally because A. I do not find it remotely attracting, and B. I hate the Nostalgia Critic deeply. Even ignoring both of those though, the way everything is described is super lewd and weird. I wonder if it could be taken to the P5 lewdness cleanup thread?
Edited by themayorofsimpleton on May 27th 2021 at 10:38:29 AM
I worked with it on the cleanup thread but I could take it to the lewdness thread too. Note that I am a fan of the show (inconsistently) and it creeps me the fuck out too.
Edited by mightymewtron on May 27th 2021 at 10:51:03 AM
I knew it wasn't just me who found it creepy, but thanks for the info. We'll see what that thread can do.
I found this on Crash: On the Run! of all places:
Sweet Jesus, where do I start with this? First off, her chest isn't that much bigger, this is what she looks like in IAT, and this is what she looks like in OTR. Secondly, because she isn't fanservicey at all, this is obvious perving, which is extra weird because she's (most likely) a minor. Thirdly, I'm pretty sure this is misuse. Fanservice Pack is for characters becoming more attractive overtime, but in this case it isn't for Fanservice because she isn't that busty and she's conservatively dressed. I'm 99% sure they gave her breats because she's a teenager and puberty is a thing.
Please burn that with fire.
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Jun 1st 2021 at 2:52:22 PM
Any use of the term "fanservice" to refer to anything related to an underage character should be cleansed with Holy Fire on principle.
Edited by WackyPancake on Jun 1st 2021 at 8:56:29 PM
Is the example already deleted?
Yes. I removed it after I got consensus in this thread to get rid of it.
Eww, blech, send the Crash example to hell.
Give it some good ol' elements of harmony beams.
Thankfully, it's already gone.
From My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Digital Series:
The MLP wiki does not state an age for Sunset Shimmer, but considering she's still attending high school, that probably should be nuked from orbit.
I think this cleanup is long overdue. However as an anime fan, I'd like to point something out. There's a lot of valid Ms Fan Service characters in anime and games that are high school age. Yoko Litner might be the best example though. What should we do about that?
I think we should consider context when cutting the teenage fanservice tropes, at least for characters in the 16-18 range. A lot of works, unfortunately, do sexualize teenagers (or adults meant to look like teenagers), and it's not wrong to acknowledge this as long as the work doesn't skew into full-blown pedo pandering (i.e. the content is explicit and not just a few scenes of a skimpy outfit or something). Plus some of these shows are geared towards teen audiences.
That said, I'm unsure if the Sunset example counts, regardless of age. Is the scene really fanservice or was it not meant to be sexy and the fans ate it up? It is a show for young girls, but it also has a huge Periphery Demographic of older straight men (and sapphic women) and the creators are very much aware of that. Does unintentional fanservice still count for BKFTF? And is the special even best known for the swimsuit scene? (I wouldn't doubt it as I never really heard much about this series before.)
Edited by mightymewtron on Jun 2nd 2021 at 2:27:25 PM
Don't gush about it.
It's gross but I suppose it's still valid. That said, if a work particularly fetishizes or sexualizes an underage character, it should probably run through the P5 for pedopandering concerns.
Edited by WackyPancake on Jun 2nd 2021 at 8:27:59 PM
I do not reckon it counts as fanservice, since it is not meant to be arousing, and even then, is it really, ya know, most known for those episodes, with no regards to anything else? Also, the entry was too gushy.
Edited by Delibirda on Jun 2nd 2021 at 8:43:50 PM
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