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New Poll - Disliking Stereotypes

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Post #554310

4:32 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 208

I voted for 'shy, innocent and cute character', but this is not quite the stereotype I dislike the most.

I'm mainly a BL, GL, and josei reader- one of the biggest reasons for this is because other genres always have those annoying, weepy, super-girly preschooler-looking female characters (who are usually meant to be aged around 16 to early 20s). I mean, sure, a few girls in real life are like that, but the majority are not! What's with mangakas' preference for lolita types anyway? It's ridiculous! I also dislike weepy/helpless guys in BL because...come on, that's exactly what I'm trying to avoid by reading BL in the first place! XD

A close second is the typical 'handsome and popular but a jerk/cold' male lead that is common in almost all genres. What excellent representations- jerks vs crybabies! no

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4:37 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 266

I agree! Although as for the tsundere types (that you mention)- I like them half and half lol. As for me, I voted the dumb guy gets the girl, although I want to vote "the dumb GIRL gets the BOY"

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Post #554317
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5:18 am, Jun 3 2012
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I voted for the "dumb guy who always gets the girl". This also applies other way round where the useless girl gets a harem of the 4 or whatever number of the school's most popular guys. Seriously? There may be guys like that, but I'm sure there are some uninterested and simply wanting a partner befitting to himself and the other party.

The next up I hate would probably be the "shy, innocent, and cute character", but that seems to overlap with the top so yea.

And another thing, I ABSOLUTELY HATE TSUNDERES! Don't you think they need to be re-educated? Do they have any discipline? Seriously! Watch that mouth of yours, I don't particularly have a grudge with you damn it! ... and yet they get away with it.

Ah and, I don't read ecchi or hentai like PERVERTED GUYS (who wasn't able to get popular enough for a real life girl) so I didn't vote for "big chested character" but yea. Besides, what's with the "chested" o.O|||.

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5:56 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 510

I have no love for the psycho bitch ex-girlfriend, so I went with extremely evil rival, but some of the latter can be rather awesome. The ex-gf character usually just makes me wince.

Post #554329

6:12 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 60

I agree. Keep the psycho-ness down and keep the drama real, not crazy.

Post #554337
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6:40 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 37

I voted "The big chested character".. because honestly, those are the only ones that when they show up I just stop reading the manga... except on One piece, because Sanji is just funny and Nami defends herself pretty nicely, but when it's just boobs close-ups all the time... ugh!

The other stereotypes it all depends on how they are written that they get annoying.

Post #554346
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8:51 am, Jun 3 2012
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Damn, I should have voted for big-chested (because it completely ruined an awesome werewolf series I wanted to read) but since it says "character", not "girl"/"woman" I didn't know it was about boobs.
(yes I'm stupid)

Anyways I do hate the dumb guy/girl who always gets the girl/harem of boys (respectively), 'cause you don't have to read the series anymore to know how it's going to end. (And I like endings)

Furtherly, most of the time I have no problem with shy, innocent and cute boys (they can still be funny), but if it are girls... I want to hit them.
Although you shouldn't hit girls...

Post #554348 - Reply to (#554346) by eLfu
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9:12 am, Jun 3 2012
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This is definitely Big Chested, and can could... sour a story just as well.

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Post #554350
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9:31 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 409

Didn't bother voting. Although I do I hate it when a character is set up to be "unique," but I find absolutely no qualities that sets them apart.

My brain also fuzzed out when I read "big chested character" = moobs. Huh? Oh, you meant the other half of the population...

Post #554351
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9:36 am, Jun 3 2012
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I would vote for the perfect character who has an evil side. I've seen too many of those "perfect guy but really a sadist" male leads in shoujo mangas.

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penguin king

9:38 am, Jun 3 2012
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@Ibleda having a girl doesn't make great manga like Ai kora and oretama any worse, so I don't think that's a fair assessment of ecchi. Aside from that I picked the loser getting the girl cliche. I find it ok in ones like AI kora, where the dude struggles through and nearly kills himself for the girl. Only irks me when 10k chicks throw themselves at a worthless guy who does nothing but f up and get protected by the girls. Then he makes one semi-solid decision, and its like he is the bravest and best man ever for some reason... sekireis lead I.e.

Few favs
Kyou kara ore wa!!, Mx0, Angel Densetsu, Skip Beat, Ai Kora, The Devil King is Bored

Hana to Akuma, No bra, Shinigami Trilogy, kindan no koi de ikou, Usagi Drop, Threads of Time, Girl Friends

Most under rated:
Kindan no koi de ikou, kyou kara ore wa!.
m0r l83r... maybe >_>
Post #554354

11:14 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 2

WTF? Big breasts aren't a stereotype any more than flat chests, they're an attribute.

And the poll fails for not including the most annoying stereotype ever: the psychotic, uber-violent and short-tempered bitch who is always raging and beating the crap out of the main character over the slightest misunderstanding (and is always misunderstanding everything), yet the main character still falls in love with her FOR NOT GOOD REASON AT ALL (or for a weak and moronic reason, such as "she's remotely caring every time there's an eclipse"). And the worst part is that we're supposed to consider such an abusive relationship "romantic". See: Akane Tendo, Naru Narusegawa, Louise Françoise.

But out of the listed ones, I'd say "The dumb guy who always gets the girl" is the worst.

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a possessive lover

11:50 am, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 439

No option for "Stupid female chara who always cry, weak, and othe cliche stereotype in shojo manga" huh?

Post #554409
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8:38 pm, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 6

I hate the fan-girls/fan-boys, not the characters with them, just the annoying overreacting fans.

Post #554414

8:54 pm, Jun 3 2012
Posts: 1041

question to all you who seem to hate big breasted chars

how do you feel about Niku in haganai?

i cant think of a more likable girl in a ln,manga,anime the last 5years or so

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