History Characters / AlanPartridge

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.
23rd Apr '17 7:10:58 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.
23rd Apr '17 2:03:20 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 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 if the way their son turned out is any indication -- seem to have been boring.
19th Apr '17 10:15:02 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 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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* 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.
6th Mar '17 8:35:00 AM unclejack
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/06_partridge_bbc.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"My face was designed as a leisure accessory."'']]



-->''"Go to London, I guarantee you’ll either be mugged or not appreciated. Catch the train to London, stopping at Rejection, Disappointment, Backstabbing Central and Shattered Dreams Parkway."''



-->''"Lynn's not my wife. She's my PA. Hard worker. But there's no affection."''
->-'''Alan Partridge'''

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-->''"Lynn's ->''"Lynn's not my wife. She's my PA. Hard worker. But there's no affection."''
->-'''Alan -->--'''Alan Partridge'''



-->''"Tony Hayers. I tell you Sophie, you’ve not witnessed pure evil until you’ve looked into the eyes of a man who’s just cancelled your second series."''
->-'''Alan Partridge'''

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-->''"Tony ->''"Tony Hayers. I tell you Sophie, you’ve not witnessed pure evil until you’ve looked into the eyes of a man who’s just cancelled your second series."''
->-'''Alan -->--'''Alan Partridge'''



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He isn't found after [[spoiler:his SenselessSacrifice. Considering Michael's history, it's likely he just went home and thought nothing of it.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He [[spoiler:He isn't found after [[spoiler:his his SenselessSacrifice. Considering Michael's history, it's likely he just went home and thought nothing of it.]]




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21st Feb '17 1:09:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ConspiracyTheorist: He's deeply convinced that there's a conspiracy within the BBC to sabotage his career. He also tends to credulously buy into conspiracy theories that he's seen in movies such as ''Film/JFK'' and ''Film/CapricornOne''.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: He's deeply convinced that there's a conspiracy within the BBC to sabotage his career. He also tends to credulously buy into conspiracy theories that he's seen in movies such as ''Film/JFK'' ''Film/{{JFK}}'' and ''Film/CapricornOne''.
21st Feb '17 12:53:09 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ConspiracyTheorist: He's deeply convinced that there's a conspiracy within the BBC to sabotage his career. He also tends to credulously buy into conspiracy theories that he's seen in movies such as ''Film/JFK'' and ''Film/CapricornOne''.
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