I'm not a big movie goer, so I've managed to avoid the Manic Pixie Dream Girl phenomenon noted and named by Onion film critic Nathan Rabin... unless Natalie Portman's character in The Professional qualifies, in some sick and twisted fashion. Personally, I'd consider the Manic Pixie Dream Girl in The Professional to be Death, because, as Stansfield observed, death is whimsical:
I'm not really up on the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl phenomenon, though Zooey Deschanel (part of the Axis of Deschanel) seems to be considered (fairly or unfairly) the archetype. Zooey's alright- that dark hair/blue eyes combination is one I typically find devastating. Of course, I'm more of a fan of Gothic Pixie Dream Girls, and the great and good Vacuumslayer seems to have cornered the market on this aesthetic.
Damn, I thought I'd coined the term, but it seems someone beat me to the punch. Oh, double bing-bang hell, I thought I was being clever.
I still maintain that someone should create a video game based on Vacuumslayer's art- Pissed-Off Pixies anyone?