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A discussion of Moe archetypes. Original Content. Don't care if you don't believe me and claim it's copypasta.

I think of Moe as a sort of emotional pornography, a result of anime/game/manga creators paying attention to the emotional needs of their otaku audience and catering to them, even if they do so by accident, see that their creation has become popular, and others copy the trend.

The popularity of physically weak, or emotionally immature girls gives the lonely otaku a sense of superiority over the character, bypassing his fear of rejection and feelings of inadequacy toward real girls.