Unfortunately, the term ended up being misused to describe simply quirky female characters, with many who are actually well-rounded being given this label.Rabin would later disown the term, because instead of creating awareness of the "lack of independent goals in female characters", the concept instead accidentally ended up suggesting that ALL quirky and fun women automatically merited this trope, whether they actually fit in or not.And I find it fundamentally strange that you're not a dessert person; that's just weird and it freaks me out! "Let's say you're a soulful, brooding male hero, living a sheltered, emotionless existence.
Deconstructions of the idea may show that they resent being considered only useful for the benefit of the main character, idolized as something that they are not, or that once the main character reaches their "enlightened" stage, the MPDG moves on to the next person who needs their help.
Over the course of his career, Brand has been the subject of frequent media coverage and controversy for issues such as his promiscuity and drug use, his outrageous behaviour at various award ceremonies, his dismissal from MTV and resignation from the BBC, and his two-year marriage with singer Katy Perry.
He has incorporated many of his controversial public antics into his comedic material.
Sometimes the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a Hypercompetent Sidekick.
Contrast Nerd Nanny and Yamato Nadeshiko for examples of calmer and more mature ladies.