History Characters / AsToldByGinger

29th May '16 9:47:38 AM Lullabee
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* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: She and Joanne share the same features (albeit much slimmer than her daughter), same hair color, fashion sense, and both are social climbing drama queens that [[spoiler: that get married to shleppy mild-mannered guys]].

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* LikeMotherLikeDaughter: She and Joanne share the same features (albeit much slimmer than her daughter), same hair color, fashion sense, and both are social climbing drama queens that [[spoiler: that get married to shleppy schlubby mild-mannered guys]].
20th May '16 9:37:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Not so much evil as manipulative and deceitful.
3rd Apr '16 1:43:21 PM SoapheadChurch
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* BewareTheNiceOnes

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* BewareTheNiceOnesBewareTheNiceOnes: She's sweet and friendly most of the time, but when pushed too far, she can be pretty nasty.



* CharacterTitle

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* CharacterTitleCharacterTitle: [[spoiler: As the finale shows, it is also the title of her autobiography.]]



* CoolLoser

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* CoolLoserCoolLoser: She lacks the shyness and awkwardness of her friends, but she's still not particularly popular.



* GirlNextDoor

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* GirlNextDoor GirlNextDoor: To Darren.



* InformedJudaism

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* InformedJudaism InformedJudaism: Informed even from her perspective, as she finds out her mother is half-Jewish during the Christmas special. She celebrates Hannukah, but that's the last we hear of it.



* NaiveEverygirl

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* NaiveEverygirlNaiveEverygirl: It's part of the reason that the more popular girls have it out for her.



* NiceGirl

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* NiceGirlNiceGirl: In contrast to [[LittleMissSnarker brutally honest]] Macie and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder social climbing]] Dodie.



* {{Adorkable}}

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* {{Adorkable}}{{Adorkable}}: He's a hit with all of the girls because he's legitimately charming when he puts his mind to it.



* CassandraTruth: Occasionally.

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* CassandraTruth: Occasionally.Plots would often be resolved in half the time if Ginger and her friends would just listen to him for once.



* AesopAmnesia: All the time.

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* AesopAmnesia: All the time.How many times does she learn not to sell out her friends for popularity? How many times does she learn that its wrong to pry into other people's business? Too many times.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She's Ginger's worst enemy just as often as her best friend. In several episodes she's even the secondary antagonist.



* GenkiGirl

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* GenkiGirlGenkiGirl: She's got way too much energy. It's to the point where even the pep squad is off-put by it.



* GossipyHens

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* GossipyHensGossipyHens: To the extent that when she was asked to do morning announcements, all she did was broadcast gossip over the intercom.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGoldJerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a terrible friend, but she's not all that bad a person deep down. Her obsession with social status is mostly to blame for her more negative traits.



* LooseLips

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* LooseLipsLooseLips: She absolutely cannot keep a secret. All she needs to give up the good is a shot at popularity, or just to be asked by the right person.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Many, many times.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Many, many times. High school only makes things worse.



* BrainyBrunette

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* BrainyBrunetteBrainyBrunette: Played with: she fits the stereotype, but Ginger is actually the better student between the two of them.



* NerdGlasses

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* NerdGlassesNerdGlasses: She's the only semi-important character that wears them, and she's definitely the nerdiest of all of them.



* NiceGirl

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* NiceGirlNiceGirl: Most of the time, but when she gets mean, she gets ''mean''.



* SicklyNeuroticGeek

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* SicklyNeuroticGeekSicklyNeuroticGeek: Talks like she constantly has a sinus problem? Check. Constantly worried about unlikely ailments? Check. Allergic to just about everything? You better believe it.



* PopularIsDumb

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* PopularIsDumb PopularIsDumb: She's more naive than straight up stupid, but she's still kind of an airhead.



* BetaBitch: To Courtney.

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* BetaBitch: To Courtney. Though she occasionally gets promoted to Alpha when Courtney isn't around or is preoccupied.



* EvilLaugh

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* EvilLaughEvilLaugh: It's so disturbing that it makes children cry and their parents hurriedly rush them away.



* GeniusDitz

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* GeniusDitz GeniusDitz: She's even more devious than Miranda, but that's about where her intelligence ends.



* ManipulativeBitch

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* ManipulativeBitch ManipulativeBitch: She even has Miranda beat in this department, as the whole plot of ''Far From Home'' was her scheme to get rid of Ginger.



* RichInDollarsPoorInSense

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* RichInDollarsPoorInSense RichInDollarsPoorInSense: It really says something when Courtney comes off looking more saavy and worldly by comparison.



* SpoiledBrat

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* SpoiledBrat SpoiledBrat: Her family is very wealthy and well-connected, and put both to good work giving her anything she wants.



* BookDumb

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* BookDumbBookDumb: He's not stupid or anything, but he doesn't give even a minimum effort to his schoolwork.



* BigBeautifulWoman

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* BigBeautifulWomanBigBeautifulWoman: In-Universe, she's considered very attractive. Her size doesn't seem to be much of a problem, and in fact is part of the reason why.



* NiceGirl

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* NiceGirlNiceGirl: Among all of the parents we see, she's definitely the most kind-hearted.



* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He figured his kids would be better off without a father than with two parents that didn't get along. He also doesn't seem to think that he would have been a very good father to Ginger and Carl to begin with.



* GeniusDitz: He's smart enough to have skipped several grades, but he's pretty short on common sense.
* LonelyRichKid: His rivalry with Carl is the closest thing he has to a genuine friendship. Despite their animosity, he always leaps at any chance to spend time with Carl and Hoodsey.



* MommasBoy

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* MommasBoyMommasBoy: Not quite to the extent of Courtney. It's mostly attributable to his youth.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Just like Courtney.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Just like Courtney. His speech patterns are even more posh and sophisticated, reflecting his higher intelligence.
31st Mar '16 8:39:49 PM SoapheadChurch
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* AntagonistInMourning: When Ms. Gordon retires, Carl does everything he can to get her back. [[spoiler: When she dies, he's absolutely devastated.]]



* BrilliantButLazy: He's very well spoken and a very gifted amateur scientist, but he's a poor student because he'd rather goof around with Hoodsey.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One Friday the 13th has him actively seeking out bad luck

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: One Friday the 13th has him actively seeking out bad luckluck.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGoldJerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's selfish and insensitive, but when the chips are down, he's your best friend.



* ThePigPen: Sometimes.

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* ThePigPen: Sometimes.According to Lois, he doesn't bathe every day, and other characters often comment about his poor hygiene.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousnessSesquipedalianLoquaciousness: His vocabulary is way above his grade level, and he prefers to use words with more than two syllables.



* AmicablyDivorced: To Jonas

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* AmicablyDivorced: To JonasJonas, though she doesn't have a very high opinion of him.



* DeadpanSnarker
* FieryRedhead

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* DeadpanSnarker
DeadpanSnarker: Especially when commenting on Carl's behavior.
* FieryRedheadFieryRedhead: In notable contrast to her more mellow daughter and phlegmatic son.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigureReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few truly reasonable figures among the the parents in the series.



* WeightWoe: Onetime noted she was wider than when she was a young single woman, is seen trying to lose weight, and remembers her high school years being the last time she wore a size 12. Also for Ginger's graduation, she jokes she can't eat so much as a carrot stick or else she'll pop out of her dress.

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* WeightWoe: Onetime One time noted she was wider than when she was a young single woman, is seen trying to lose weight, and remembers her high school years being the last time she wore a size 12. Also for Ginger's graduation, she jokes she can't eat so much as a carrot stick or else she'll pop out of her dress.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Dodie sometimes.
** Could be an InvertedTrope with the two.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Dodie sometimes.
** Could be
sometimes, though often an InvertedTrope with the two.



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: Much more sensitive and kind-hearted than Carl.



* OnlySaneMan

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* OnlySaneManOnlySaneMan: He's Carl's voice of reason, but he's rarely listened to.



* PetTheDog: Once promised Hoodsey that she would have a word with his gym teacher about forcing him to shower for gym when he clearly felt uncomfortable about it.
** It should also be noted that she immediately brought Carl to the hospital when Ginger needed serious surgery.

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* PetTheDog: Once promised Hoodsey that she would have a word with his gym teacher about forcing him to shower for gym when he clearly felt uncomfortable about it.
** It should
it. She also be noted that she immediately brought Carl to the hospital when Ginger needed serious surgery.
29th Mar '16 7:12:31 PM annette12
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* HateSink: Dodie is a hypocritical, backstabbing, ridiculously self-centered social climber who can't keep her mouth shut and has the nerve to get outraged when people call her out. She has done some deplorable things over the course of the show and only shows regret after she is caught, never on her own. Trying to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren in ''Wicked Game'' is the most notable example. There are also several other notable instances, including her time as the morning announcer where she spread embarrassing secrets and even revealed who had lice, which was supposed to be confidential.



* MoralEventHorizon: The episode ''Wicked Game'' is considered by many fans to be this for Dodie. Conspiring with Miranda and Mipsy to sabotage her own best friend's relationship is arguably the worst thing she has ever done in the show.
29th Mar '16 3:52:53 PM dpisel01
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* HateSink: Dodie is a hypocritical, backstabbing, ridiculously self-centered social climber who can't keep her mouth shut and has the nerve to get outraged when people call her out. She has done some deplorable things over the course of the show and only shows regret after she is caught, never on her own. Trying to sabotage Ginger's relationship with Darren in ''Wicked Game'' is the most notable example. There are also several other notable instances, including her time as the morning announcer where she spread embarrassing secrets and even revealed who had lice, which was supposed to be confidential.



* MoralEventHorizon: The episode ''Wicked Game'' is considered by many fans to be this for Dodie. Conspiring with Miranda and Mipsy to sabotage her own best friend's relationship is arguably the worst thing she has ever done in the show.



* HartmanHips: Has a tween size version with a more realistic waistline

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* HartmanHips: Has a tween size version with a more realistic waistlinewaistline.



* LikesOlderMen: Well muscular teenagers like Will Patterson

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* LikesOlderMen: Well muscular teenagers like Will PattersonPatterson.



* PetTheDog: Many times. For example, she told Ginger about Dodie and Macie's plan to split her and Darren up in "Wicked game", and in "the A ticket" she stopped Ginger from accidentally saying she liked Ian Richton, by butting in and asking to borrow science equipment from Ginger and Ian, making Ian not hear Ginger's confession of love to him.

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* PetTheDog: Many times. For example, she told Ginger about Dodie and Macie's plan to split her and Darren up in "Wicked game", and in "the "The A ticket" Ticket" she stopped Ginger from accidentally saying she liked Ian Richton, by butting in and asking to borrow science equipment from Ginger and Ian, making Ian not hear Ginger's confession of love to him. him.



* SpoiledSweet: Courtney came off as a spoiled sweet girl from the pilot episode. Courtney is a very friendly, nice person, and can be pretty quick to include the "unpopular" girls in whatever she's doing at the time. Though she's a self-proclaimed "snob", she's actually very nice. A lot of the time she's a better friend to Ginger than her so-called "BFF" Dodie, and it was usually Courtney's friend Miranda who egged her on toward more Alpha-Bitch-like deeds.

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* SpoiledSweet: Courtney came off as a spoiled sweet girl from the pilot episode. Courtney is a very friendly, nice person, and can be pretty quick to include the "unpopular" girls in whatever she's doing at the time. Though she's a self-proclaimed "snob", she's actually very nice. A lot of the time she's a better friend to Ginger than her so-called "BFF" Dodie, and it was usually Courtney's friend Miranda who egged her on toward more Alpha-Bitch-like deeds. She also doesn't usually take delight in other's misfortunes, instead feeling sympathetic.
14th Feb '16 9:05:40 PM TheGingerArtist
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* BreakTheCutie: It happens occasionally, notably after ''Wicked Game'' and ''A Lesson in Tightropes''.



[[folder: Dodie Bishop]]

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[[folder: Dodie Deidre "Dodie" Hortense Bishop]]


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* AmbitionIsEvil: Usually because she hurts people trying to get what she wants.


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* FatalFlaw: {{Envy}}. She's envious of the popular clique and would do anything to impress them, even if it meant hurting others as seen in ''Of Lice and Friends''. And when Ginger and Darren were dating, she was so jealous of the time they spent together she conspired to break them up with [[AlphaBitch Miranda]] and [[BetaBitch Mipsy]] in ''Wicked Game'' that she ends up hurting Ginger and only has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she gets caught.


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* KarmaHoudini: She never faces any serious repercussions for some her schemes. Most jarringly obvious in the episodes after ''Wicked Game'', where she tried to sabotage her best friend's relationship. This has not endeared fans to her.


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* AmbiguouslyBi[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Towards Ginger. WordOfGod states that they wanted her to confess to Ginger and come to terms with her sexuality, but the higher ups vetoed it.


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* NiceGirl: Which is a stark contrast to her popular friends.
15th Jan '16 12:54:46 PM ThorfinnRowle
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* AscendedExtra: At first she was just another one of Courtney's friends.



* EvilGenius: She seems to be the one who comes up with all the plans with Miranda.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Generally when Miranda needs an ally Mipsy is there to fill in that role.



* JerkJock: Not a bad natured character but did lead Ginger for his academics and fooled her into thinking he liked her.

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* JerkJock: Not a bad natured character but did lead Ginger for his academics and fooled her into thinking he liked her. Generally he seems like a nice guy, even being on friendly terms with Darren while the latter was still unpopular.
11th Jan '16 3:20:01 PM annette12
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* GlassesGottaGo: When she shows up to the dance to meet her Mystery Man Dodie promptly takes Macie's glasses off in order to make her look nicer, unfortunately she's BlindWithoutThem.

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* GlassesGottaGo: TheGlassesGottaGo: When she shows up to the dance to meet her Mystery Man Dodie promptly takes Macie's glasses off in order to make her look nicer, unfortunately she's BlindWithoutThem.
11th Jan '16 3:10:40 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** She even ditched Courtney for Hope when the latter temporarily usurped Courtney's position.
** She has been shown to be pretty mean to Mipsy when the two aren't scheming together. One example is when Courtney puked on Miranda's shoes she angrily asked why Courtney didn't throw up on Mipsy instead. Also she's makes it pretty clear that she sees Mipsy as being lower on the food chain than her.



* TheDragon: Often serves this role to Miranda.



* PetTheDog: Once promised Hoodsey that she would have a word with his gym teacher about forcing him to shower for gym when he clearly felt uncomfortable about it.
** It should also be noted that she immediately brought Carl to the hospital when Ginger needed serious surgery.



* SitcomArchNemesis: With Carl, to contrast Courtney's budding friendship with Ginger.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: With Carl, to contrast Courtney's budding friendship with Ginger. He does however wish to become friends with him and legitimately enjoys the times in which they team up.
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