History Characters / ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents

10th Jul '17 2:31:27 PM Nintendoman01
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* ForegoneConclusion: Book 2 reveals that they manage to survive their childhoods to thoroughly regret them.



* TheAlcoholic: His house is littered with empty wine bottles, he gets heavily drunk at the dinner where he strikes Klaus, and the Baudelair children outright state to Mr. Poe that he "drinks too much wine".

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* TheAlcoholic: His house is littered with empty wine bottles, he gets heavily drunk at the dinner where he strikes Klaus, and the Baudelair Baudelaire children outright state to Mr. Poe that he "drinks too much wine".



* {{Determinator}}: As he swears at the end of the first book, he ''will'' get the Baudelaire fortune if it's the last thing he does.



* EvilIsPetty: Count Olaf forces the orphans to do all his household chores when they first stay with him.

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* EvilIsPetty: Count Olaf forces the orphans to do all his household chores when they first stay with him. Also, in book 3, he briefly considers Aunt Josephine's offer to fake her death and let him have the Baudelaires, but changes his mind and throws her into the lake to be eaten by the Lachrymose Leeches when she foolishly corrects his grammar.
4th Jul '17 6:19:41 PM DreamerCynist2
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** It's not known exactly how he lost his hand, other than the possibility that arson was involved.

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** It's not known exactly how he lost his hand, hands, other than the possibility that arson was involved.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The reason for their HeelFaceTurn is their growing sympathy towards a captive Sunny (who might have reminded them of their late sister and their suspicion that Olaf was responsible for their sibling's death.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The reason for their HeelFaceTurn is their growing sympathy towards a captive Sunny (who might have reminded them of their late sister sister) and their suspicion that Olaf was responsible for their sibling's death.



* HateSink: While not explicitly mean or unpleasant, his stupidity, condescending attitude, and downright uselessness is frustrating to the audience as it is to the orphans.

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* HateSink: While not explicitly mean or unpleasant, his stupidity, condescending attitude, and downright uselessness is as frustrating to the audience as it is to the orphans.



* RichBitch: Ridiculously wealthy (as the sixth most important financial advisor of whatever series the Baudelaires came from)? Obsessed with all manner of "in" clothing no matter how silly they are? One of the villains and loves being bad? Yup, she fits.

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* RichBitch: Ridiculously wealthy (as the sixth most important financial advisor of whatever series city the Baudelaires came from)? Obsessed with all manner of "in" clothing no matter how silly they are? One of the villains and loves being bad? Yup, she fits.
31st May '17 2:37:13 AM Nintendoman01
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%%* TheBeautifulElite

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%%* TheBeautifulElite* TheBeautifulElite: The Baudelaires are from a vastly wealthy and likely upper-class family, and are described by Lemony Snicket as possessing pleasant facial features.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: An InvertedTrope, in that the members of the Baudelaire family are the ''least'' insane people they encounter.


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* HeroWithBadPublicity: From book 7 onwards, thanks to Count Olaf faking his death and framing the Baudelaires for his murder.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: An InvertedTrope, in that the members of the Baudelaire family are the ''least'' insane people they encounter.


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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Throughout the series, his plans are constantly thwarted, but he always manages to escape punishment and go on to threaten the Baudelaires again. His streak finally comes to an end in book 13, where [[spoiler:he's shot with a harpoon gun and succumbs to the wound]].


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* AesopAmnesia: He constantly forgets that the Baudelaires are actually competent, intelligent, and justified in their suspicions, after they've proven themselves time and again. He even suggests they might be letting their imaginations run away with them when they insist Captain Sham is Olaf, citing how they believed the same of Stephano—who was Count Olaf, and whose unmasking Poe was present for.
3rd May '17 7:40:15 AM SorPepita
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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: As shown when she believes the Baudelaires about [[spoiler:the elevator and the Quagmires because she has joined Olaf's side, and pushes them down the shaft to trap them with a net.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: As shown when she believes the Baudelaires about [[spoiler:the elevator and the Quagmires because she has joined Olaf's side, and pushes them down the shaft to trap them with a net.]]
23rd Apr '17 4:34:50 AM SorPepita
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23rd Apr '17 4:33:22 AM SorPepita
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* OldManMarryingAChild: He attempts this with Violet in the first book and the film adaptation. He fails and attempts to kill Violet and her siblings.

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* OldManMarryingAChild: He attempts this with Violet in the first book and the film adaptation.and TV series adaptations. He fails and attempts to kill Violet and her siblings.
23rd Apr '17 4:14:18 AM SorPepita
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Most of them are horrified as Olaf's callous disregard for the death of [[spoiler:the one who looks like neither a man nor a woman.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Most of them are horrified as at Olaf's callous disregard for the death of [[spoiler:the one who looks like neither a man nor a woman.]]



* NotMeThisTime: ...Maybe? [[spoiler:His last moments imply that no, he really ''didn't'' kill Mr. and Mrs. Baudelaire. God only knows if he was telling the truth -- or if that's even what he meant. It's just vague enough that we'll never be sure. Just like everything else in this series.]]

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* NotMeThisTime: ... Maybe? [[spoiler:His last moments imply that no, he really ''didn't'' kill Mr. and Mrs. Baudelaire. God only knows if he was telling the truth -- or if that's even what he meant. It's just vague enough that we'll never be sure. Just like everything else in this series.]]



* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Eaten by lions.]]



* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Died in the fire that destroyed Heimlich Hospital.]]



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Figured out that Olaf was up to no good...but thought he was a spy for the Herpetological Society.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Figured out that Olaf was up to no good... but thought he was a spy for the Herpetological Society.



* GreyAndGreyMorality: Initially implied to be an organization fighting ''against'' people like Olaf [[spoiler: its later suggested they aren't so different. Both sides regularly kidnap children to recruit them for their own purposes. Olaf's parents might have even been killed by them.]]

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Initially implied to be an organization fighting ''against'' people like Olaf [[spoiler: its Olaf[[spoiler:, it's later suggested they aren't so different. Both sides regularly kidnap children to recruit them for their own purposes. Olaf's parents might have even been killed by them.]]



* MilkmanConspiracy: A secret conspiracy that many characters are involved in in some way, makes liberal use of secret codes, has been going on for centuries and was subject to a schism long ago...based on the Volunteer Fire Department.
* MysteriousPast: On one level, many details about V.F.D.'s history are unknown and we don't know how the schism happened (the closet being that it happened when characters like the Snicket siblings, the Baudelaire parents and Olaf were very young). On another, almost none of the backstories of the individual members are fully revealed and what we do know raises as many questions as they answer (which is par for the course for the series).

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* MilkmanConspiracy: A secret conspiracy that many characters are involved in in some way, makes liberal use of secret codes, has been going on for centuries and was subject to a schism long ago... based on the Volunteer Fire Department.
* MysteriousPast: On one level, many details about V.F.D.'s history are unknown and we don't know how the schism happened (the closet closest being that it happened when characters like the Snicket siblings, the Baudelaire parents and Olaf were very young). On another, almost none of the backstories of the individual members are fully revealed and what we do know raises as many questions as they answer it answers (which is par for the course for the series).
8th Apr '17 10:58:47 AM infernape612
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* BadassBookworm: Though all the siblings qualify as this, Klaus's thing is that he uses books to kick ass.



* BadassBookworm: Though all the siblings qualify as this, Klaus's thing is that he uses books to kick ass.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Book the Fourth; he even appears to have MindControlEyes on the cover.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Book the Fourth; he even appears to have MindControlEyes on the cover.



* GenreSavvy: She uses the word "MacGuffin" to refer to the Sugar Bowl

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* GenreSavvy: She uses the word "MacGuffin" to refer to the Sugar BowlBowl.
8th Apr '17 10:55:36 AM infernape612
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudeliares custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty and possibly Aunt Josephine.


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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudelaires custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty and possibly Aunt Josephine. Even in Monty's case, he sees a total NiceGuy as intimidating.


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* AnArmAndALeg: He loses his leg in a lumbermill accident. It doesn't faze him much.
28th Mar '17 7:35:24 PM trulymadmoves
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* VocalDissonance: The Man is described as having a squeaky voice and the Woman a deep one.
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