Is Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs the World a symbol or icon? Is she merely a representation of a 'kind' of girl? Or was she a real person person the story?

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    @JohnO Having read the books and watched the movie, there is no real indication that Scott Pilgrim's story is just in his head. It's a fantasy (or whatever superpowers and people turning into coins when vanquished) story which falls under the aegis of this site. Since you have not read the books, you might not be the best person to interpret them and their merits or their genre. (Also, I meant "medium" above, but was staring at your first comment when I typed that.) Mar 30, 2014 at 3:38
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    The characters have superpowers. Hell, even IMDb calls the movie an Action / Comedy / Fantasy. (Emphasis mine, obviously.) Fantasy is supported. Maybe you just don't like Scott Pigrim, which is fine, but it's definitely fantasy (or sci-fi) what with its Vegan-Police, pulling swords out of nowhere (and getting sword "power-ups), earning extra lives, having to battle a robot, traveling through subspace doors, etc. Even if it were just daydreams, the story is fantastical. Do you VTC any questions about The Wizard of Oz movie, also? Mar 30, 2014 at 4:21
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    So because many of the scenes may take place in his head, it's supposed to be off topic? So, Inception is out. There are theories that can't be fully refuted that all of Harry Potter and the Pokemon TV show are all in their heads, so those are out. Hell, there's even a theory that all of the Star Wars OT is Luke's fantasy. Guess that's out too. There's nothing to prove that all of Buffy isn't just a fantasy while she's in a psych ward. Gone.
    – phantom42
    Mar 30, 2014 at 6:11
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    @JohnO It's a bit disturbing to see you voting to close a question as off-topic merely because you read a wikipedia entry, and therefore feel you are sufficiently versed in "the genre" to make a blanket statement like this. In point of fact, the comic (and, iirc, the movie as well) make clear distinctions between what is in the dream sequences, and what is outside of the dream sequences. The dream sequences are revealed to only occur because Ramona uses dimensional portals to travel in "real" life, and one convenient portal happens to run through Scott's head.
    – Beofett
    Mar 31, 2014 at 17:39
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    So you're arguing that any soft scifi, or anything that incorporates humor, is off topic, and no different than Benny Hill? I believe that's the end of any chance of a reasonable discussion. I'm out. Don't forget to VTC every Discworld question.
    – Beofett
    Mar 31, 2014 at 19:40

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Yep, she represents the Awesome McCoolname Mysterious Past Bi The Way McNinja ActionGirl that you see in media all the time.

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