Warning: Tropes may….or may not be, exactly what they seem.

Guest post from the team at Hot Fencer Of The Day

The trope of the chameleon character is as old as the oldest oldness in Old-onia. The idea that one begins as an ugly duckling, goes through a series of character building experiences and/or makeovers (usually established with a visual montage), and is then revealed at the end as a god or goddess of hotness upon the earth.
It’s a standard trope, a much used one; perhaps because it rings true with teen experience, or desire.
Either way, the subject is irrevocably changed, and can no longer exist as its former self if it wants to take advantage of its “new hotness” as Agent J would say.

And then…..then there are those who possess the ability to not only exist as their former selves, but also as their “new hotness”, and vacillate between the two as circumstance and desire dictate. Those who possess a facultative quality, a hotness that is capable of, but not restricted to existing within a single set of circumstances; or occurs optionally in response to circumstances rather than by nature. Who can walk like super-models, yet fight like thugs.

To that End:

Gu Bon Gil, 25, World #1
Kim Jung Hwan, 31, World #2
Men’s Sabre, Korea.

Mr Gu Bon-Gil, shy and reserved.
Mr Gu Bon Gil, shy and reserved.

Mr Kim Jung-Hwan, the debonair swordsman and charismatic charmer.
Mr Kim Jung Hwan, the debonair swordsman and charismatic charmer.

Team mates...
Team mates…

and best buds.
and best buds.

Always ok to take photos with fans
Always ok to take photos with fans

Don’t mind looking a bit dorky from time to time
Don’t mind looking a bit dorky from time to time

Happy to dance with all the ladies….
Happy to dance with all the ladies….

and hang with the guys.
and hang with the guys.

They enjoy dressing well…
They enjoy dressing well…

… looking dapper.
… looking dapper.

But then the kit comes out…..
But then the kit comes out…..

and all bets are off
and all bets are off

They strike with impunity….
They strike with impunity….

Make their enemies weep.
Make their enemies weep.

Until they clash with each other in a Battle Royale
Until they clash with each other in a Battle Royale

Every point counts….
Every point counts….

Every point is a victory…
Every point is a victory…

Every victory a perfect moment…
Every victory a perfect moment…

Every moment worth it’s weight.
Every moment worth it’s weight.

When it’s all over….
When it’s all over….

They’re best buds again.
They’re best buds again.

Still, shy and reserved….
Still, shy and reserved….

…..always the debonair swordsman and charismatic charmer.
…..always the debonair swordsman and charismatic charmer.

One thought on “Warning: Tropes may….or may not be, exactly what they seem.”

  1. Why this is simply a divine post. Nothing like a pair of dancing stallions to brighten up a girls day <3 thank you HFotD, you've done it again 😉

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