History Characters / AlanPartridge

6th Sep '17 8:28:31 AM DoctorNemesis
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* DisappearedDad: He's a minor, unwanted presence in the lives of his kids at best, partly because of his divorce but partly because, not entirely unreasonably, they don't want anything to do with him.

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* DisappearedDad: He's a minor, unwanted presence in the lives of his kids at best, partly because of his divorce but partly mainly because, not entirely unreasonably, they don't want anything to do with him.
18th Jun '17 1:41:45 PM Stu_d_Apples
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**According to Nomad: [[spoiler:Michael was not found after jumping from the pier and is presumed dead.]]
21st May '17 7:13:25 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SmugSmiler: His smile tends to be a self-satisfied toothy rictus that blurs the lines between a smirk and a sneer.
11th May '17 8:12:58 PM DoctorNemesis
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* NoSocialSkills: The great irony of Alan's life is that he's desperate to be a famous celebrity, in particular a chat-show host, yet possesses almost no social skills that would help him with this whatsoever. He's chronically lacking in charm and charisma, he's no good at small talk, he's pedantic and obsessed with inane trivial minutiae, his interpersonal skills come off as smarmy, he tends to say inappropriate things at the wrong time and has very little filter, he's thin-skinned and tends to get overly combative at the slightest provocation, he's arrogant and smug with very little justification, he doesn't care about other people beyond what they can do for him, and so on.

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* ManChild: Alan's personality, mental processes and attitudes are basically those of a rather spoiled yet simultaneously attention-starved ten-year-old who doesn't fully understand how the world works, is both fascinated with and slightly frightened of feelings and sex, and constructs elaborate fantasy worlds in his head because he's got no friends or anyone to talk to. He reacts childishly to challenges and crises and his relationship with Lynn revolves around her mothering him to a ridiculous degree.
* NoSocialSkills: The great irony of Alan's life is that he's desperate to be a famous celebrity, in particular a chat-show host, yet possesses almost no social skills that would help him with this whatsoever. He's chronically lacking in charm and charisma, he's no good at small talk, he's boring, pedantic and obsessed with inane trivial minutiae, his interpersonal skills come off as smarmy, he tends to say inappropriate things at the wrong time and has very little filter, he doesn't really seem to understand how the world works, he's thin-skinned and tends to get overly combative at the slightest provocation, he's arrogant and smug with very little justification, he's childish, he doesn't care about other people beyond what they can do for him, and so on.



* TheParanoiac: A downplayed example; he's deeply convinced that almost everyone he encounters in the media and the BBC is somehow determined to sabotage his career, apparently without considering the fact that he's perfectly capable of sabotaging his own career entirely on his own. He also displays several other traits related to Paranoid Personality Disorder (failure to take blame or responsibility, holding grudges, intense {{Jerkass}}ery, an overly-inflated view of his own importance).

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* TheParanoiac: A downplayed example; he's deeply convinced that almost everyone he encounters in the media and the BBC is somehow determined to sabotage his career, apparently without considering the fact that he's perfectly capable of sabotaging his own career entirely on his own. He also displays several other traits related to Paranoid Personality Disorder (failure to take blame or responsibility, holding grudges, intense {{Jerkass}}ery, an overly-inflated view of his own importance).importance, etc.).


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* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is basically a dictionary definition of the stereotypical small-minded "Little Englander" Tory.
6th May '17 1:07:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TheDitz: He is one of the few people who can make Alan Partridge seem like a smart, wholly sane individual.
6th May '17 12:54:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SympatheticAdulterer: Although Alan himself doesn't seem to view it this way, it's heavily implied. At the very least, one doesn't have to observe Alan for long to realise that being married to him probably wasn't a tremendously happy experience.

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* SympatheticAdulterer: Although Alan himself doesn't seem to view it this way, way (not entirely unreasonably, it must be said if we're being entirely fair), it's heavily implied. At the very least, one doesn't have to observe Alan for long to realise that being married to him probably wasn't a tremendously happy experience.
29th Apr '17 2:05:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TheDeterminator: Once he's got an idea in his head he can be quite determined to see it through to the bitter end. Often deconstructed however, since (a) the idea is often not that great to begin with, (b) he also tends to put himself through a lot of unnecessary suffering as a result, and (c) the goal that he's aiming for isn't really worth it to begin with. For example, in ''Series/ImAlanPartridge'' his determination to see out a low-rent corporate awards gig for a fireplace manufacturer ends up with him impaling his left foot on a spike while trying to climb a fence and refusing to go to the hospital until the gig's over, resulting in him repeatedly vomiting out of sheer pain in front of the audience, completely humiliating himself and tanking his latest business venture.
23rd Apr '17 7:55:43 PM DoctorNemesis
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* DisappearedDad: He's a minor, unwanted presence in the lives of his kids at best, partly because of his divorce but partly because, not entirely unreasonably, they don't want anything to do with him.


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* ParentalFavouritism: Alan practices this, as it's made abundantly clear that he prefers his son Fernando and treats his daughter Denise as little more than an after-thought. It's also made pretty clear that Fernando doesn't particularly appreciate being his father's favourite and neither kid wants anything to do with him.
* ParentalNeglect: Reading through the lines in his memoirs, this appears to have been the default mode of his parents towards him (although it probably wasn't anywhere near as abusive as he tries to make out). Alan himself also wasn't the most attentive father to his kids.
23rd Apr '17 7:13:05 PM DoctorNemesis
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* AbusiveParents: Parodied. He claims this in his autobiography, but he's clearly trying to cash in on the trend of 'misery lit' and the incidents he describes are clearly utterly normal. If anything, his parents -- while apparently not the greatest if the way their son turned out is any indication -- seem to have been boring.

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* AbusiveParents: Parodied. He claims this in his autobiography, but he's clearly trying to cash in on the trend of 'misery lit' and the incidents he describes are clearly utterly normal. If anything, his parents -- while apparently not the greatest most caring, devoted and loving parental figures if the way their son turned out is any indication -- seem to have been quite boring.
23rd Apr '17 7:12:05 PM DoctorNemesis
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* EvilIsPetty: Okay, so 'evil' might be a bit strong, but Alan is a very petty and vindictive man who tends to delight in exacting spiteful and immature acts of vengeance for quasi-imagined slights.

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* EvilIsPetty: Okay, so 'evil' might be a bit strong, but Alan is a very petty spiteful and vindictive man who tends to delight in exacting spiteful petty and immature acts of vengeance for even quasi-imagined slights.
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