@Ri L.: Duchess Gummybuns: she has a hero instruct a heroine practicing martial arts on a dummy by saying "pretend it said your butt looks fat in those pants."
Hahaha, oh god, really?! If I go to that panel, and they praise her, my eyes are going to roll right out of my head. Of course they started rolling when I saw "Anita Blake" and haven't stopped.
Is she also the person who has everyone end up settling down, with their ultimate goal in life being suburban domestic bliss?
I read a book recently (you'd hate it) where half-way through the half-demon and the demon-slayer adopt this dying orphan, and the crazy toddler spends the rest of the book saving the day and making them go "squee" when they see each other playing with it.
We have the messiah and this bad-ass rugged loner type, and all they want to do is play house.
I hadn't noticed that trope before, but UGH!