History Characters / Alf

15th Feb '18 7:41:07 AM XFllo
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* GoodIsDumb: He might be the TropeCodifier for this.

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%% * GoodIsDumb: He might be the TropeCodifier for this. GoodIsDumb



* HiddenHeartOfGold: Beneath all the snark is a guy who deeply loves his surrogate family and laments the destruction of his planet.



* JerkassFacade: Beneath all the snark is a guy who deeply loves his surrogate family and laments the destruction of his planet.
20th Jan '18 4:52:59 PM Warwolf
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%%* JerkJock
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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%%* JerkJock
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Has shown to sometimes think along the same lines as Alf, such as the time when both of them thought someone in the neighborhood was building a nuclear weapon in their basement.
* JerkJock: He tends to have his moments, but these also tend to be the result of him telling stories of his behavior in high school.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Takes whatever opportunity he can get to say snarky things, but he's always tried to do the right thing.
20th Jan '18 4:48:20 PM Warwolf
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* NiceGuy: Treats [[SmugSnake Alf]] with respect.

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* NiceGuy: Treats [[SmugSnake Alf]] with respect.
respect and kindness. Because of this, he's probably the closest to Alf in the family, and Alf genuinely reciprocates Brian's kindness and respect, jumping to Brian's aid whenever the need arises, which just feeds into their mutual respect and friendship. The two are quick to come to one another's aid or defense if accused of something, and Brian's behavior goes a long way towards helping Alf settle in. In many ways, Brian treats Alf as a kind of elder brother, despite the fact that Alf often does strange things and occasionally gets Brian in on the act, though Alf has always been careful never to put Brian in harm's way due his unfailing kindness towards the Melmacian.
20th Jan '18 4:41:53 PM Warwolf
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanners' home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset. This was also the episode where it was revealed that Alf can do ''flawless'' imitations, when he does pitch perfect impressions of Brian, Lynn, and Willie, all in the span of about a minute. Needless to say this particular ability ''completely'' freaked the Tanners out, and they were ''already'' worried for/about Alf due to his psychological shift, which Alf himself claims would make him potentially dangerous till it wore off.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanners' home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.
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This was also the episode where it was revealed that Alf can do ''flawless'' imitations, when he does pitch perfect impressions of Brian, Lynn, and Willie, all in the span of about a minute. Needless to say this particular ability ''completely'' freaked the Tanners out, and they were ''already'' worried for/about Alf due to his psychological shift, which Alf himself claims would make him potentially dangerous till it wore off.off.
** Alf also displays ''telepathy'' as part of a BrickJoke that ran throughout the episode. It is never explained if Alf can access ''any'' of these abilities outside of the crazed state he enters every 75 years.
20th Jan '18 4:39:09 PM Warwolf
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanners' home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset. This was also the episode where it was revealed that Alf can do ''flawless' imitations, when he does pitch perfect impressions of Brian, Lynn, and Willie, all in the span of about a minute. Needless to say this particular ability ''completely'' freaked the Tanners out, and they were ''already'' worried for/about Alf due to his psychological shift, which Alf himself claims would make him potentially dangerous till it wore off.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanners' home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset. This was also the episode where it was revealed that Alf can do ''flawless' ''flawless'' imitations, when he does pitch perfect impressions of Brian, Lynn, and Willie, all in the span of about a minute. Needless to say this particular ability ''completely'' freaked the Tanners out, and they were ''already'' worried for/about Alf due to his psychological shift, which Alf himself claims would make him potentially dangerous till it wore off.
20th Jan '18 4:38:51 PM Warwolf
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanner's home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanner's Tanners' home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset. This was also the episode where it was revealed that Alf can do ''flawless' imitations, when he does pitch perfect impressions of Brian, Lynn, and Willie, all in the span of about a minute. Needless to say this particular ability ''completely'' freaked the Tanners out, and they were ''already'' worried for/about Alf due to his psychological shift, which Alf himself claims would make him potentially dangerous till it wore off.



* NotMeThisTime: Some episodes will have the family blaming ALF for something he didnt do, all while he tries to clear his name.

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* NotMeThisTime: Some episodes will have the family blaming ALF for something he didnt didn't do, all while he tries to clear his name.



* UngratefulBastard: Subverted. He comes across as this a lot of times, but he really is grateful to the Tanner's for saving his life. This comes up in several episodes, including one where, thinking Willie was either being mistaken for a criminal (or possibly that he had ''been'' a criminal leading a double life), Alf did his utmost to keep Willie from being captured by the police. A case of PoorCommunicationKills meant this didn't come off the way Alf intended it to until he finally ''explained'' himself near the episode's climax, but the Tanners were extremely touched by the lengths he went through to keep Willie out of jail once they understood what he was trying to do earlier in the episode.

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* UngratefulBastard: Subverted. He comes across as this a lot of times, but he really is grateful to the Tanner's Tanners for saving his life. This comes up in several episodes, including one where, thinking Willie was either being mistaken for a criminal (or possibly that he had ''been'' a criminal leading a double life), Alf did his utmost to keep Willie from being captured by the police. A case of PoorCommunicationKills meant this didn't come off the way Alf intended it to until he finally ''explained'' himself near the episode's climax, but the Tanners were extremely touched by the lengths he went through to keep Willie out of jail once they understood what he was trying to do earlier in the episode.



* OnlySaneMan: Compared to Alf and everyone around him, he's the only one to think rationally.
* [[WackyParentSeriousChild Serious Surrogate Father, Wacky Surrogate Son]]: Crossed between this and BigBrotherMentor to Alf, who never quite gets over the CultureClash between Earth and Melmac.

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* OnlySaneMan: Compared to Alf and everyone around him, he's the only one to think rationally.
rationally. Though this is occasionally subverted when ''he'' sometimes seems to go off into weird tangents and the rest of the family (sometimes including Alf himself) have to get him back on track again.
* [[WackyParentSeriousChild Serious Surrogate Father, Wacky Surrogate Son]]: Crossed between this and BigBrotherMentor to Alf, who never quite gets over the CultureClash between Earth and Melmac. Willie has his silly moments as well, and Alf, of all people, sometimes has to point out these moments. Given their usual relationship, this actually makes those moments much more hilarious.
14th Jan '18 4:45:58 PM Warwolf
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEeleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanner's home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''[[UpToEeleven ''[[UpToEleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanner's home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.
14th Jan '18 4:45:39 PM Warwolf
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''lawnmower''. ''And then brought it to the Tanner's home without anyone seeing him do it''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weight in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''lawnmower''. ''And ''[[UpToEeleven lawnmower]]''. '''''[[BeyondTheImpossible And then brought it to the Tanner's home and stuffed it into their garage without anyone seeing him do it''. it]]'''''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weight weigh in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.
14th Jan '18 4:43:18 PM Warwolf
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* BrilliantButLazy: He was formerly the captain for the Bouillabiasseball team back on Melmac.

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* BrilliantButLazy: He was formerly the captain for the Bouillabiasseball team back on Melmac. He was also in the Orbit Guard, Melmac's military force. Which may explain why in the pilot, he recognized military garb on humans. He's shown to be reasonably capable as a member of the guard in the animated spin-off, which goes to show what Alf is capable of, ''if'' he truly wanted to apply himself.
14th Jan '18 4:41:11 PM Warwolf
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''lawnmower''. ''And then brought it to the Tanner's home without anyone seeing him do it''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weight in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Apparently, Alf is powerful and stealthy enough in his crazed state in the episode ''Wild Thing'' that he manages to successfully ''hijack a tiger'' from a zoo. While on a ''lawnmower''. ''And then brought it to the Tanner's home without anyone seeing him do it''. Bear in mind, most tigers go about seven to ten feet long and weight in excess of four hundred pounds on average. Then compare that to Alf, who's about three feet tall, if not shorter. And probably isn't more than a hundred and ten pounds soaking wet. Makes one wonder just what Alf might be like if he applied this strength and stealth while in his normal mindset.
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