History Characters / CalvinAndHobbes

30th Dec '17 8:11:31 AM SirEggy
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Type B with Calvin, meaning that despite fighting over the silliest of reasons they are the best of friends.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Type B with With Calvin, meaning that despite fighting over the silliest of reasons they are the best of friends.
7th Dec '17 10:46:11 AM RayAP9
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* HeyYou: When talking to Calvin, she will sometimes derisively refer to him as something along the lines of [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/02/11 "you little creep"]], or [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/09/27 simply "you."]]
19th Nov '17 9:39:53 AM KingLyger
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18th Nov '17 12:23:39 PM KingLyger
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* BerserkButton: Anytime Hobbes implies that he has a crush on Susie. He also gets angry when Hobbes explains or mentions the NoodleIncident and, in one strip, asks him why he's wearing short pants.
** At one point, he also throws a fussy fit when Hobbes beats him at checkers.
*** Heck, said "fussy fit" is the page quote for SoreLoser!

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Anytime Hobbes implies that he has a crush on Susie. He also gets angry when Hobbes explains or mentions the NoodleIncident and, in one strip, asks him why he's wearing short pants.
** At one point, he also throws a fussy fit when Hobbes beats him at checkers.
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checkers. Heck, said "fussy fit" is the page quote for SoreLoser!



* BookDumb: He's not stupid by any means--he especially seems to have a gift for philosophy and social commentary--but he's terrible wherever school and math are concerned.
* BrattyHalfPint: Hoo boy. Calvin knows he's often a jerk, especially to his parents, but he does it anyway.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's unusually cultured in vocabulary and philosophy, is very knowledgeable about dinosaurs, and has an advanced sense of irony, but since school often teaches everything he doesn't like to learn, he just doesn't bother. He could easily succeed in school if he applied himself -- in one strip, he gets a good grade, but feels that it just isn't worth the effort. On the other hand, he is just impossibly bad at basic math.
** More than one strip suggested that his grades at math are bad simply because he found the subject incomprehensibly boring.
** It's also indicated that he doesn't like learning things that don't interest him. In one strip, when his dad asks him why he isn't doing better, since he likes to read, he says "We don't read about dinosaurs." In another Sunday strip, he, fascinated by a snake, decides to learn more about it, and briefly hesitates upon realizing that he's learning something until Hobbes says no one is making them do it.

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* BookDumb: He's not stupid by any means--he means -- he especially seems to have a gift for philosophy and social commentary--but commentary -- but he's terrible wherever school and math are concerned.
is concerned, especially math.
* BrattyHalfPint: Hoo boy. Calvin knows he's often a jerk, especially to his parents, but he does it anyway.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's unusually cultured in vocabulary and philosophy, is very knowledgeable about dinosaurs, and has an advanced sense of irony, but irony. But since school often teaches everything things he doesn't like to learn, he just doesn't bother. He Calvin could easily succeed in school if he applied himself -- in one strip, he gets a good grade, but feels that it just isn't worth the effort. On the other hand, he is just impossibly bad at basic math.
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math. More than one strip suggested that his grades at math are bad simply because he found finds the subject incomprehensibly boring.
** It's also indicated that he doesn't like learning things that don't interest him. In one strip, when his dad asks him why he isn't doing better, since he likes to read, he says "We don't read about dinosaurs." In another Sunday strip, he, he becomes fascinated by a snake, snake and decides to learn more about it, and but briefly hesitates upon realizing that he's learning something until Hobbes says no one is making them him do it.



* ByronicHero: Despite being a 6-year-old kid in a newspaper strip, he qualifies for this sub-type.

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* ByronicHero: Despite being a 6-year-old kid in a newspaper strip, he qualifies for this sub-type. Calvin is passionate about what he believes in, quite intelligent for his age, and unusually witty. But he's also bratty, spiteful, and willfully ignorant of anything that doesn't concern him or his interests.



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Always.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: To a very minor degree; quite a few strips depict Calvin as incapable of suppressing his natural exuberance and being willing to ditch "boring" tasks for the chance to play outside, but there are just as many strips that make a punchline out of him being a complete vegetable who hates doing anything but loafing in front of the TV.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: To a very minor degree; quite Quite a few strips depict Calvin as incapable of suppressing his natural exuberance and being willing to ditch "boring" tasks for the chance to play outside, but there are just as many strips that make a punchline out of him being a complete vegetable who hates doing anything but loafing in front of the TV.



* EnfantTerrible: Sometimes.

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** Calvin may enjoy tormenting Susie, but he always feels guilt whenever it becomes clear his antics really hurt her. He actually apologized on one occasion when he thought he had knocked out her eyeball with a snowball.

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** Calvin may enjoy tormenting Susie, but he always feels guilt whenever it becomes clear his antics really hurt her. He actually apologized on one occasion when he thought he had knocked out her eyeball eye with a snowball.



* HypocriticalHumor: Frequent.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Frequent. Quite a few gags involve Calvin complaining about the state of the world in which he lives, only to have Hobbes point out that Calvin doesn't apply the same standards to himself.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Claims that the purpose of history was to produce him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Claims that the purpose of history was to produce him. Also, as much as he complains about the state of things, he seems to think he's above it all, or that the universe should just bend to his whims.



* TheMillstone:
** In any sort of group activity, Calvin drags down everyone else. He significantly slowed down his troop of Boy Scouts during his imagination running away with him. Also, in an arc where Calvin tried to learn how to play baseball, he not only didn't realize that his team had switched from defense to offense, but he caught a flyball, getting his own teammate out.
** In a report he wrote with Suzie about Mercury -- both the planet and the Roman god -- Calvin barely did any research, and ended up significantly lowering their grade.



* MrViceGuy: Sloth and Pride.

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* MrViceGuy: Sloth and Pride. The former because he's BrilliantButLazy and unwilling to do anything to better himself, and the latter because he thinks he's the most important person in the world.



** His snowman gallery. It is downright horrifying [[CreepyChild that this six-year-old relishes such horror]]. To list a few - the [[AxeCrazy gleeful snowchicken beheading/executing a snowman]] - the snowman who suffered a death by hanging - the [[{{Kaiju}} tentacled monster who devoured many innocent snowmen]] - [[CosmicHorrorStory the snowmen who predicted impending and inevitable doom for their race and were]] [[CosmicHorrorStory ''right'']].

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** His snowman gallery. It is downright horrifying [[CreepyChild that this six-year-old relishes such horror]]. To list a few - the [[AxeCrazy gleeful snowchicken beheading/executing a snowman]] - the snowman who suffered a death by hanging - the [[{{Kaiju}} tentacled monster who devoured many innocent snowmen]] - [[CosmicHorrorStory the snowmen who predicted impending and inevitable doom for their race and were]] [[CosmicHorrorStory ''right'']].''[[CosmicHorrorStory right]]''.



* PingPongNaivete: Especially in the first year of the strip. He watches a trashy soap opera about two adulterous - and murderous - lovers and buys a violent and sexually explicit HeavyMetal album just to anger his parents...but also thinks that [[NoOntologicalInertia when you put bread in a toaster, the bread disappears and toast replaces it]].

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* PingPongNaivete: Especially in the first year of the strip. He watches a trashy soap opera about two adulterous - and murderous - lovers and buys a violent and sexually explicit HeavyMetal album just to anger his parents... but also thinks that [[NoOntologicalInertia when you put bread in a toaster, the bread disappears and toast replaces it]].



* SoreLoser: He doesn't handle losing very well. When Hobbes once defeated him in a game of checkers, Calvin through a huge tantrum, and accused him of cheating, before an annoyed Hobbes finally said, "Look, it's just a game." Later when Calvin entered in a safety poster contest and lost to Susie, he claimed the whole contest was rigged and wanted his dad to call the school and declare fraud.

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* SoreLoser: He doesn't handle losing very well. When Hobbes once defeated him in a game of checkers, Calvin through a huge tantrum, and accused him of cheating, before an annoyed Hobbes finally said, "Look, it's just a game." Later Later, when Calvin entered in a safety poster contest and lost to Susie, he claimed the whole contest was rigged and wanted his dad to call the school and declare fraud.fraud.
-->'''Hobbes:''' Well, the important thing is that we tried our best.\\
'''Calvin:''' The ''important'' thing is that we ''lost!''



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%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Zigzagged. He's amazingly articulate for a six-year-old kid, and has a pretty firm grasp of philosophizing what he wants. However, most of what he wants or thinks about are the things normally desired by six-year-old kids, like wanting the whole universe to acknowledge that he's amazing.
11th Nov '17 1:11:38 AM StarTropes
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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: One short shows him exiting his ship to fix it, with no ExplosiveDecompression or air being sucked out of him.
1st Nov '17 8:24:09 AM Chilliwack
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* TheDreaded: Not a lot of people can strike fear into Calvin's heart quite like Rosalyn.

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* TheDreaded: Not a lot of people can strike fear into Calvin's heart quite like Rosalyn. Even Hobbes is terrified of her.
30th Oct '17 7:47:21 AM AdamC
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* NoSympathy: Quite often to Calvin. In his defense, Calvin causes a lot of his own problems and Hobbes will often advise him against terrible ideas. When that fails, Hobbes' will switch toward instigating things and making Calvin suffer, though he ''does'' offer affection when Calvin's clearly upset (and again, if it's not something that's his own fault).

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* NoSympathy: Quite often to Calvin. In his defense, he's more aware than anyone that Calvin causes a lot of his own problems and Hobbes will often advise him against terrible ideas. doing things that will obviously blow up in his face. When that fails, he's inevitably ignored, Hobbes' will switch toward instigating things and making Calvin suffer, though he ''does'' offer affection when Calvin's clearly upset (and again, if it's not something that's his own fault).
30th Oct '17 7:45:04 AM AdamC
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* NoSympathy: Quite often to Calvin. In his defense, Calvin causes a lot of his own problems and Hobbes will often advise him against terrible ideas. When that fails, Hobbes' will switch toward instigating things and making Calvin suffer, though he ''does'' offer affection when Calvin's clearly upset (and again, if it's not something that's his own fault).
29th Oct '17 4:49:29 PM Hvedekorn
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* WiseBeyondTheirYears

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