History Characters / BeverlyHills90210

8th Sep '17 8:48:09 AM annette12
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* {{Irony}}: In the first season she tries to hit on both Dylan and Brandon (in two different episodes) but was rejected by both. In later seasons, both guys are in love with her and fighting over her, leading the indecisive Kelly to TakeAThirdOption and reject both of their proposals.



* CommutingOnABus: Nat popped in and out for the show's final season, even though he had very little to do as a main character.




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* TeenGenius: Clare entered California University as a college sophomore, despite having graduated from high school only a couple of months earlier
6th Sep '17 10:23:46 PM annette12
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* FreudianExcuse: Con artist dad, New Age hippie mom.


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* DemotedToExtra: Their role on the show diminished as their children went off to college, and they were basically there to react to whatever they did. Eventually, both were Put on a Bus (or plane) to Hong Kong at the end of season.


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* MinnesotaNice: The Walsh family in Season 1, shown to be much more polite and down-to-earth than the Beverly Hills natives.


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5th Sep '17 9:40:35 PM annette12
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* KickTheDog: At the receiving end by her own aunt, who told her ''to her face'' that [[spoiler: Dr. Martin's]] death was somehow her fault.


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* KickTheDog: At the receiving end by her own aunt, who told her ''to her face'' that [[spoiler: Dr. Martin's]] death was somehow her fault.
5th Sep '17 9:34:12 PM annette12
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* AlphaBitch: Had shades of this, but was never a complete one. See LovableAlphaBitch below.



* ReallyGetsAround: Really rivals Kelly in this department. Considering he's been with Kelly, Clare, Valerie, and several other girls, and kissed Andrea. He also later married Janet.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Really rivals Kelly Less so compared to other character (and averted in this department.early seasons) but he can still qualify. Considering he's been with Kelly, Clare, Valerie, and several other girls, and kissed Andrea. He also later married Janet.



* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: [[spoiler: she was sexually assaulted by her father multiple times, which led to Valerie killing him, which is the reason Val moved to L.A. in the first place]].

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* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: she was sexually assaulted by her father multiple times, which led to Valerie killing him, which is the reason Val moved to L.A. in the first place]].



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her parents wanted her to marry someone who was of Japanese descent, and were vehemently against her relationship with Steve, even cutting her off because of it. They later come around at [[spoiler: the birth of Janet and Steve's daughter Madeline]].



* [[NiceJewishBoy Nice Japanese Boy]]: Her parents wanted her to marry someone who was of Japanese descent, and were vehemently against her relationship with Steve, even cutting her off because of it. They later come around at [[spoiler: the birth of Janet and Steve's daughter Madeline]].



* GenericGuy: When compared to the other guys, Matt seems [[VanillaProtagonist bland]]. It seems the one time he did have a personality was when he got high at a campfire retreat and [[spoiler: slept with Amy]].

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* GenericGuy: TheGenericGuy: When compared to the other guys, Matt seems [[VanillaProtagonist bland]]. It seems the one time he did have a personality was when he got high at a campfire retreat and [[spoiler: slept with Amy]].



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy. However, she did date [[NiceGuy David]] for some time.
* AlphaBitch: She has a bit of a bad attitude, and gets on everyone's nerves pretty quickly.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy.bad boy. However, she did date [[NiceGuy David]] for some time. \n* AlphaBitch: She has a bit of a bad attitude, and gets on everyone's nerves pretty quickly.



* LovableAlphaBitch: Gina wasn't ''completely'' terrible as a person.

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* LovableAlphaBitch: {{Jerkass}}: She has a bit of a bad attitude, and gets on everyone's nerves pretty quickly.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
Gina wasn't ''completely'' terrible as a person.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gina and Valerie are very similar. Like Valerie, Gina appears to be a wholesome girl who turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing, and quickly becomes an AlphaBitch who ReallyGetsAround, who is the ([[RememberTheNewGuy previously unmentioned]]) relative of a main character, and has a bitter rivalry with Kelly. The icing on the cake? Gina arrives the ''very next episode'' after Val left L.A.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gina and Valerie are very similar. Like Valerie, Gina appears to be a wholesome girl who turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing, and quickly becomes an AlphaBitch a ManipulativeBitch who ReallyGetsAround, who is the ([[RememberTheNewGuy previously unmentioned]]) relative of a main character, and has a bitter rivalry with Kelly. The icing on the cake? Gina arrives the ''very next episode'' after Val left L.A.
5th Sep '17 3:16:41 PM IllustriousAsinine
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* FalseRapeAccusation: Laura claims Steve raped her. It's not clear if she genuinely felt violated because he both blew her off afterwards and turned out to have been cheating on his girlfriend with her or if she was just trying to get back at him for both of these transgressions, but either way, Kelly gets her to admit that she never told him "no".


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* FalseRapeAccusation: Zigzagged. Valerie accuses Noah of having drugged and raped her. Everyone, knowing the Manipulative Bastard she is, thinks she is lying about this, especially when she files a civil suit for a large sum of money against him. Turns out she was drugged with roofies, and she truly thought Noah had raped her, but that in fact she had been Roofied not by Noah but by someone else. She wins the civil suit, but upon finding out Noah is innocent, she gives him back the money.


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* TheReveal: Several retcons are employed for this, but it turns out [[spoiler: Valerie shot and killed her dad]].
5th Sep '17 3:10:22 PM IllustriousAsinine
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* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: [[spoiler: she was sexually assaulted by her father multiple times, which led to Valerie killing him, and moving to L.A. in the first time]].

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* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: [[spoiler: she was sexually assaulted by her father multiple times, which led to Valerie killing him, and moving which is the reason Val moved to L.A. in the first time]].place]].
5th Sep '17 3:08:50 PM IllustriousAsinine
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy. However, she did date [[NiceBoy David]] for some time.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy. However, she did date [[NiceBoy [[NiceGuy David]] for some time.
5th Sep '17 3:07:54 PM IllustriousAsinine
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* AsianAndNerdy: Janet is one of the most intelligent and down-to-earth characters on the show, and is of Japanese ancestry (the actress, Lindsay Price, is half-Korean in RealLife).
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Steve, whom [[spoiler: she later married]].
* ControlFreak: When things don't go her way, Janet tends to freak out and can prove to be controlling.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Steve]].
* ImperiledInPregnancy: [[spoiler: Janet and her daughter Madeline initially suffered complications after the birth, though pulled through]].
* [[NiceJewishBoy Nice Japanese Boy]]: Her parents wanted her to marry someone who was of Japanese descent, and were vehemently against her relationship with Steve, even cutting her off because of it. They later come around at [[spoiler: the birth of Janet and Steve's daughter Madeline]].
* OppositesAttract: Janet's often conservative lifestyle compared to Steve's lackadaisical personality, a match akin to a cat and a dog.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Starting in season 9.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: At the beginning of the ninth season, continuing into the tenth.



* CrusadingLawyer: He was always there when the gang needed him for legal reasons, such as Noah's drunk driving charges, Valerie's self-defense plea, and David's bogus statutory rape charge.
* GenericGuy: When compared to the other guys, Matt seems [[VanillaProtagonist bland]]. It seems the one time he did have a personality was when he got high at a campfire retreat and [[spoiler: slept with Amy]].
* OopsIForgotIWasMarried: He was married to a woman named Lauren, who was institutionalized for schizophrenia.
* TheRival: To Dylan, as both were in love with Kelly.
* YourCheatingHeart: Matt slept with a girl while at a retreat, which contributed to Kelly's breakup with him.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy. However, she did date [[NiceBoy David]] for some time.



* DisappearedDad: Gina's father didn't seem to be in the picture. However, [[spoiler: shortly before his death, Dr. Martin was revealed to be Gina's biological father, a product of an affair he had with his wife's sisters in the '70s]].
* KickTheDog: The receiving end by her own aunt, who told her ''to her face'' that [[spoiler: Dr. Martin's]] death was somehow her fault.

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* DisappearedDad: Gina's father didn't seem to be in the picture. However, [[spoiler: shortly before his death, Dr. Martin was revealed to be Gina's biological father, a product of an affair he had with his wife's sisters sister in the '70s]].
* KickTheDog: The At the receiving end by her own aunt, who told her ''to her face'' that [[spoiler: Dr. Martin's]] death was somehow her fault.
5th Sep '17 2:53:24 PM IllustriousAsinine
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* [[Spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: [[spoiler: she was sexually assaulted by her father multiple times, which led to Valerie killing him, and moving to L.A. in the first time]].

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* [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: [[spoiler: she was sexually assaulted by her father multiple times, which led to Valerie killing him, and moving to L.A. in the first time]].



* FakeGuestStar: In the fifth season, he appears in most of the episodes from his first appearance in episode 5.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Survived a car wreck that killed his girlfriend, and a former alcoholic.

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* CoolBoat: Where he lives.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Survived A former alcoholic, he drove drunk one time and ended in a car wreck that killed his girlfriend, and a former alcoholic.girlfriend. He only escaped jail time due to his wealthy father's connections, but feels horrible about it.


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* CountryMouse: Carly's originally from Montana.
* GlamorousSingleMother: Comparatively. Carly's not bad-looking and she hangs out with the likes of Steve and his friends.
* PutOnABus: After only sixteen episodes, no less. Carly goes back to Montana with her son to take care of her ailing father.


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* AbusiveParents: Her mother was very resentful of her sister's lifestyle and wasn't particularly caring towards Gina. Whereas her father turned out to be [[spoiler: Dr. Martin]], so he wasn't in the picture when she was growing up.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her most notable relationship was with Dylan, our Byronic local BadBoy.
* AlphaBitch: She has a bit of a bad attitude, and gets on everyone's nerves pretty quickly.
* DisappearedDad: Gina's father didn't seem to be in the picture. However, [[spoiler: shortly before his death, Dr. Martin was revealed to be Gina's biological father, a product of an affair he had with his wife's sisters in the '70s]].
* KickTheDog: The receiving end by her own aunt, who told her ''to her face'' that [[spoiler: Dr. Martin's]] death was somehow her fault.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Gina wasn't ''completely'' terrible as a person.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Dr. Martin is her biological father, thus making Donna both her cousin ''and'' half-sister]].
* ManipulativeBitch: She once helped her mother scam her aunt for money, out of spite. She seems to be very manipulative when she wants to be.
* PutOnABus: Towards the end of the series, Gina leaves L.A. after [[spoiler: her father's funeral]], and intends to continue her career elsewhere.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Introduced as Donna's cousin, though was never mentioned in the ''eight'' seasons before her introduction.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gina and Valerie are very similar. Like Valerie, Gina appears to be a wholesome girl who turns out to be a BitchInSheepsClothing, and quickly becomes an AlphaBitch who ReallyGetsAround, who is the ([[RememberTheNewGuy previously unmentioned]]) relative of a main character, and has a bitter rivalry with Kelly. The icing on the cake? Gina arrives the ''very next episode'' after Val left L.A.
5th Sep '17 2:34:13 PM IllustriousAsinine
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* OppositeAttracts: He married [[AsianAndNerdy Janet, who was intelligent, resourceful, and organized]]. Their marriage can be akin to an overexcited dog marrying a stoic cat.

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* OppositeAttracts: OppositesAttract: He married [[AsianAndNerdy Janet, who was intelligent, resourceful, and organized]]. Their marriage can be akin to an overexcited dog marrying a stoic cat.




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* TheBusCameBack: Twice. Ray returned late in Season 6 when the video company Donna and David were working for assigned them to do his video; Donna was terrified of him, but soon met his new fiancé and learned he was in therapy to deal with his anger issues, [[AmicableExes and they parted on friendly terms]]. Ray also made another appearance in Season 7, called in by the gang when David had a breakdown in Las Vegas, and was critical of them for not stepping in and helping him during his downward spiral.
* DomesticAbuser: He pushed Donna against a wall, and down the stairs. Ray later attempted to assault Donna at the beach house, only to get his ass kicked by Donna's then-boyfriend Joe.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother was an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], whilst his father was an abuser who later ran out on the family.
* ManipulativeBastard: Ray's charm often led Donna back to him, despite his abusive behavior.
* PromotedToOpeningCredits: In season 6, for half the season.
* PutOnABus: Left town after his trial against Joe Bradley was dismissed.
* StreetPerformer: Downplayed. Ray is a musician who usually plays for small audiences.


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* TheAlcoholic: After his assets was confiscated by the IRS, Noah descended into a drunken depression that led to reckless driving charges and other acts which almost cost him Donna's love, before he cleaned himself up and focused on running the PPAD.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Survived a car wreck that killed his girlfriend, and a former alcoholic.
* {{Expy}}: Of Dylan. A strange example, considering both were on the show at the same time.
* RichBoredom: He is wealthy, though he lives modestly (on a boat) and isn't particularly enamored with material possessions.
* TroubledButCute: Having a dark past, he tends to attract many girls, including Donna and Valerie.
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