History Characters / ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents

24th Feb '17 7:32:30 AM JamesSwann
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* AdultsAreUseless: Averted -- he is ''the'' most competent villain in this series and only the Baudelaires manage to thwart him.
24th Feb '17 7:27:55 AM JamesSwann
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** Except the Un-Authorised Biography reveals that [[spoiler: Beatrice is implied to have survived the Baudelaire fire to die in a fire at the Winnipeg Castle between the events of ''The Reptile Room'' and ''The Grim Grotto''.]]



* AdultsAreUseless: He is by far the [[PerfectlyCromulentWord uselessest]] adult in the series, and that's saying a hell of a lot.

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* AdultsAreUseless: He is There are ''many'' useless adults in the series (and that's an understatement!), but Mr Poe is, by far far, the [[PerfectlyCromulentWord uselessest]] adult in the series, one of all -- and that's saying a hell of a lot.we're ''including'' Olaf, Aunt Josephine and Jerome in that.



* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: A sort of one-man version, dumping the Baudelaires with one evil and/or utterly incompetent guardian after another, the sole exception being book 2.

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* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: A sort of one-man version, dumping the Baudelaires with one evil and/or utterly incompetent guardian after another, the sole exception being book 2.2 and possibly 3.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudeliares custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Mr. Poe towards literally ''every'' person he has placed into the Baudeliares custody, with the exception of Uncle Monty.Monty and possibly Aunt Josephine.
21st Feb '17 2:48:44 PM Vox
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Hints throughout the later books would suggest that Olaf was in VFD training with Kit and Lemony, making him around 39-45, but Helquist's illustrations depict a man that looks around 50-60 years of age. Also, the movie's depiction.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Hints throughout the later books would suggest that Olaf was in VFD training with Kit and Lemony, making him around 39-45, but Helquist's illustrations depict a man that looks around 50-60 years of age. Also, the movie's depiction. This may be justified due to his unhealthy lifestyle and filthy habits giving him a prematurely aged appearance.
20th Feb '17 10:18:25 AM Vox
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* AristocratsAreEvil: Assuming he's actually a Count.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Assuming he's actually a Count.real Count, as it would be entirely in character for him to lie about something like that to make himself seem more important.
20th Feb '17 6:08:38 AM saltin
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* AttentionWhore: He demands he be the center of attention at all times, even when he's in disguise.
16th Feb '17 10:01:58 PM Swarley
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* PromotionToParent: Viole to Klaus and Sunny, and later, the three of them to [[spoiler: Beatrice Snicket.]]

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* PromotionToParent: Viole Violet to Klaus and Sunny, and later, the three of them to [[spoiler: Beatrice Snicket.]]
16th Feb '17 10:01:50 PM Swarley
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* PromotionToParent: Viole to Klaus and Sunny, and later, the three of them to [[spoiler: Beatrice Snicket.]]
7th Feb '17 9:17:28 PM maylove25
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The vice principal of Prufrock Prep


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* DeanBitterman: He is the vice principal and he is very nasty and cruel.
7th Feb '17 8:26:02 PM MoonyJinx
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* SavedByCanon: Remora and Bass are, in their initial introduction, blatantly revealed to have survived past their introduction... long enough for them to be arrested for robbing a bank, that is. [[spoiler:As they didn't appear in the 12th book, this makes them just about the only two characters in the entire series who didn't die in that book.]]

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* SavedByCanon: Remora and Bass are, in their initial introduction, blatantly revealed to have survived past their introduction... long enough for them to be arrested for robbing a bank, that is. [[spoiler:As they didn't appear in the 12th book, this makes them just about the only two characters in the entire series who didn't die in that book.]]
7th Feb '17 7:22:38 PM saltin
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* SmallNameBigEgo: While a major antagonistic figure in the lives of the Baudelaires, he's ultimately revealed to be a bit player in the worlds of theatre, espionage, and villainy as the story progresses.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He's [[spoiler:one of the primary instigators of the VFD schism]], but afterwards, he spent the following decades trying to get rich through illicit and largely unsuccessful moneymaking schemes, and hiding out in his shoddy home to wait for his nearby relatives to [[spoiler:pass on so he could make a go at their fortune.]]
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