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He explicitly compared it to the Magical Negro, in that a Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists to help the protagonist achieve happiness without ever seeking any independent goals herself.

The Screwball Comedy is a genre driven entirely by this character type.

Although not quite Always Female, a "Manic Pixie Dream Boy" is a much rarer concept.

Despite all that (or of all that), there are ways of utilizing this trope without falling into that pitfall.

Given enough time, Character Development can add to their personality and interests and pull them away from the MPDG foundation.