History Characters / CalvinAndHobbes

17th Jul '17 8:23:49 AM ShinyManaphy
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* SerialEscalation: Watterson commented that every Rosalyn arc had to be more extreme than the last one, at one point causing him to resort to involving Stupendous Man.
2nd Jul '17 10:38:04 PM Snowsky
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* TooDumbToLive: He has his moments, like throwing a rock at a bee's nest or sticking an insulting note to Moe's back. After getting roughed up by Hobbes for jump-scaring him when he was about to pounce, he commented, "I've got to start listening to these quiet, nagging doubts."



* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' interrupt his naps. He's beaten up Calvin several times for doing so.
-->'''Calvin:''' ''(after Hobbes shreds him for waking him up by popping a gum bubble)'' A little high-strung, are we?
-->'''Hobbes:''' We tigers have lightning-quick reflexes.



* LazyBum: He loves to take naps and lounge around in the sun. When Calvin asked him about the latter, he said, "Tigers' tummies are solar cells."



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tuna fish (he switched to salmon in later strips, then went back to tuna.)

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tuna fish (he fish. He switched to salmon in later strips, then went back to tuna.)
2nd Jul '17 10:10:32 PM Snowsky
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* BullyingADragon: One single-panel strip showed him taping a note to [[TheBully Moe's]] back that said, "Heave a Rock at Me".
2nd Jun '17 7:22:41 PM Snowsky
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* SmallNameBigEgo: He likes to go on about what a talented genius he is. On one occasion when he got an A on a paper, the rest of the strip was devoted to his fantasy of a huge parade being thrown in his honor, with a massive "Boy Genius" statue of him being built and jubilant crowds cheering him on as he rode through in a limousine carrying the key to the city.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: He likes to go on about what a talented genius he is. On one occasion when he got an A on a paper, the rest of the strip was devoted to his fantasy of a huge parade "Calvin Day" celebration being thrown held in his honor, with a massive "Boy Genius" statue of him being built and jubilant crowds cheering him on as he rode through in a limousine carrying the key to the city.



* BoyishShortHair: She sports a neat bob cut and can easily match Calvin in a fight blow for blow.



* HairDecorations: She once wore a bow in her hair for class picture day.



* TheNicknamer: He calls Calvin "Twinky".



* VocalDissonance: From how his dialogue is done via grade-school-style handwriting instead of the neat letters of everyone else, presumably he sounds like a big, mean bully in Bill Watterson's imagination. [[note]]His voice most likely sounds like Francis from TheFairlyOddparents.[[/note]]

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* VocalDissonance: From how his dialogue is done via grade-school-style handwriting instead of the neat letters of everyone else, else. presumably he sounds like a big, mean bully in Bill Watterson's imagination. [[note]]His voice most likely sounds like Francis from TheFairlyOddparents.[[/note]]



-->'''Calvin:''' Never argue with a six-year-old who shaves.



* BatmanGambit: In her final appearance in the strip, Rosalyn uses this to get Calvin to behave. She makes him ''want'' to do his homework and clean his room by offering to play Calvinball with him, and then actually wins the game when they play it, having learned about the (lack of) rules in the course of it.

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* BatmanGambit: In her final appearance in the strip, Rosalyn uses this to get Calvin to behave. She makes him ''want'' to do his homework and clean his room by offering to play Calvinball with him, and then actually wins has fun with the game and wins when they play it, having learned about the (lack of) rules in the course of it.



-->'''Calvin:''' She'll probably stick my head on a stake as a warning to ''other'' kids she babysits!!



* CrazyPrepared: One one occasion Calvin tried to sneak out of the house again. As he's sprinting across the backyard, she's jumps out the window behind him and, well...

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* CrazyPrepared: One one occasion Calvin tried to sneak out of the house again. As he's sprinting across the backyard, she's she jumps out the window behind him him, and, well...



* InvisibleParents: Charlie, actually an Invisible Boyfriend.

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* InvisibleParents: Charlie, actually an Invisible Boyfriend. Although her parents are never mentioned either.
2nd Jun '17 7:13:49 PM Snowsky
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* SmallNameBigEgo: He likes to go on about what a talented genius he is.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: He likes to go on about what a talented genius he is. On one occasion when he got an A on a paper, the rest of the strip was devoted to his fantasy of a huge parade being thrown in his honor, with a massive "Boy Genius" statue of him being built and jubilant crowds cheering him on as he rode through in a limousine carrying the key to the city.


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* ArtEvolution: In his initial design, he had pads on his paws and was only about a head taller than Calvin in his "animate" form. As the strip went on, he became taller and the pads were removed.
2nd Jun '17 4:45:09 PM Segal991
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* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much for Calvin to annoy her. Once she sent him to bed early [[DisproportionateRetribution because he threw two Nerf darts at her.]]



* [[InvisibleParents Invisible Boyfriend]]: Charlie.

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* [[InvisibleParents InvisibleParents: Charlie, actually an Invisible Boyfriend]]: Charlie.Boyfriend.


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* NiceGuy: It comes with being the entire personification of Calvin's kindness.
2nd Jun '17 4:40:05 PM Segal991
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* {{Angrish}}: [[GoshDarnItToHeck "Slippin-rippin-dang-fang-rotten-zarg-barg-a-ding-dong!"]]

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* {{Angrish}}: [[GoshDarnItToHeck [[GoshDangItToHeck "Slippin-rippin-dang-fang-rotten-zarg-barg-a-ding-dong!"]]
1st Jun '17 5:53:07 PM Snowsky
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Calvin may enjoy tormenting Susie, but he always feels guilt whenever it becomes clear his antics really hurt her.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards:
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Calvin may enjoy tormenting Susie, but he always feels guilt whenever it becomes clear his antics really hurt her.her. He actually apologized on one occasion when he thought he had knocked out her eyeball with a snowball.
** Despite his love for violent comic books, he was visibly shocked when he read a page where a woman shot a supervillain in the chest with a blaster powerful enough to shatter his spine.
1st Jun '17 5:48:09 PM Snowsky
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* WarriorPoet: With snowball fights. This backfired on him once when, after giving a speech about the importance of craftsmanship while meticulously assembling a signle snowball from just the right kinds of snow (and signing it), he was creamed by Suzie, who had used the same time had to amass a massive snowball arsenal. Another time, he stated that he only throws ''consecrated'' snowballs. To wit:

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* WarriorPoet: With snowball fights. This backfired on him once when, after giving a speech about the importance of craftsmanship while meticulously assembling a signle snowball from just the right kinds of snow (and signing it), he was creamed by Suzie, Susie, who had used the same time had to amass a massive snowball arsenal. Another time, he stated that he only throws ''consecrated'' snowballs. To wit:


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* YankTheDogsChain: In one Sunday strip, he received a letter from Santa Claus encouraging him to be as naughty as he wanted, because the naughty/nice laws were being reversed and presents were now being given to bad children instead of good children. [[AllJustADream And then he woke up.]]
-->I hate being good\\
(or trying to fake it).\\
Six days 'til Christmas!\\
I don't think I'll make it.\\
22nd May '17 9:03:22 AM Roo
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* FoodAsBribe: The only surefire way of getting him to agree on coming along on whatever wacky adventure you've got planned, is to tell him you've brought snacks. Calvin exploits this on occasion.
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