History Characters / EastEnders

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* MenDon'tCry: It's very rare to see Phil actually cry as it would break his 'hard man' exterior he's built over the years but he has shed tears before.

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* MenDon'tCry: MenDontCry: It's very rare to see Phil actually cry as it would break his 'hard man' exterior he's built over the years but he has shed tears before.
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* NotBloodSibling: Is step-brother to Phil's kids, Ben & Louise.

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* NotBloodSibling: NotBloodSiblings: Is step-brother to Phil's kids, Ben & Louise.
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* BreakTheCutie: First got pregnant as a teenager and gave her daughter up for adoption. Her boyfriend, Jamie Mitchell was then killed in a car accident.



* ObnoxiousIn-Laws: Didn't get on with Martin's mother, Pauline when she was alive.



* ButtMonkey: Especially after helping Stacey through her breakdown after the birth of Arthur. After searching for weeks and weeks for a mother and baby unit for her to be able to live with Arthur during treatment, [[spoiler: Martin found out that he was not actually Arthur's dad. Martin's best friend, Kush had gotten Stacey pregnant just before they got together properly.]]

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* BerserkButton: Anybody threatens his family and he loses his temper quickly.
* ButtMonkey: Especially after helping Stacey through her breakdown after the birth of Arthur. After searching for weeks and weeks for a mother and baby unit for her to be able to live with Arthur during treatment, [[spoiler: Martin found out that he was not actually Arthur's dad. Martin's best friend, Kush had gotten Stacey pregnant just before they got together properly.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kush. [[spoiler: Until he found out Kush was the father of Stacey's baby, Arthur. They've kind of made up but you can see that they're not quite as close as before though.]]
* PapaWolf: Took his and Sonia's daughter, Rebecca to live with him when they had split up. Martin also loves the bones of his son, Arthur with Stacey. [[spoiler: Even though Arthur is not actually his son.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To Lily. Lily's real dad, Ryan is in prison.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kush. [[spoiler: Until he found out Kush was the father of Stacey's baby, Arthur. They've kind of made up but you can see that they're not quite as close as before though.]]
though.
* PapaWolf: Took his and Sonia's daughter, Rebecca to live with him when they had split up. Martin also loves the bones of his son, Arthur with Stacey. [[spoiler: Even though Arthur is not actually his son.]]
son.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Lily. Lily's real dad, Ryan is was in prison.
prison and doesn't have much to do with his daughter.



%%* EmoTeen
* {{Goth}}: As part of her image as soon as she returned in 2014.

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%%* EmoTeen
* {{Goth}}: EmoTeen: Until her make-over.
* Goth:
As part of her image as soon as she returned in 2014.2014. Subverted, Bex got a more glamourous make-over.
* HappilyAdopted: Bex was happily adopted by a family until they were killed in a car crash in 2005.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Best friends with Louise Mitchell
* KidsAreCruel: Was subjected to vicious bullying by jealous schoolgirls, Alexandra and Madison. The events culminated when the bullies were locked Bex in a locker, slamming her fingers in the doors all whilst having their actions blasted out on speakers in front of the school talent show audience.
* SlutShaming: Though not a 'slut' by any regards, Bex had slept with her long-term boyfriend, Shakil who naively shown his 'friend', Keegan (a known bully) a picture of Bex in a comprising position. The picture made its way around the school and Bex had more than grief. She then slept with Preston, Michelle Fowler's 17 year old toyboy, which also got around the school.



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Is actually Kyle's half-sister. He is one of the children her father had with his other wife when he was still alive.]]

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* DisappearedDad: Her father died when she was young, leaving her and her older brother, Sean to deal with a severely mentally ill mother.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Is actually Kyle's half-sister. He is one of the children her father had with his other wife when he was still alive.]]



** Stacey, Kush and Shabnam. [[spoiler: Kush slept with Stacey before his relationship with Shabnam started but the two continued having romantic liaisons behind Shabnam's back]].

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** Stacey, Ryan and Janine
** Stacey, Kush and Shabnam. [[spoiler: Kush slept with Stacey before his relationship with Shabnam started but the two continued having romantic liaisons behind Shabnam's back]].back



* MoodSwinger: [[spoiler:Turns out Stacey has bipolar disorder, just like her mother Jean.]]
%%* MsFanservice: More so in her early days.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: When she killed Archie Mitchell for raping her]].
* RapeAsDrama: Was raped by Archie Mitchell. [[spoiler:Eventually killed him in the biggest Whodunnit storylines ever.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: When she first arrived on the square.

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* MoodSwinger: [[spoiler:Turns Turns out Stacey has bipolar disorder, just like her mother Jean.]]
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Jean.
*
MsFanservice: More so in her early days.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: When OppositesAttract: Stacey was a brash and loud girl who married quiet, geeky Bradley Branning.
* PayEvilUntoEvil:When
she killed Archie Mitchell for raping her]].
her
* RapeAsDrama: Was raped by Archie Mitchell. [[spoiler:Eventually Eventually killed him in the biggest Whodunnit storylines ever.]]
ever.
* ReallyGetsAround: When she first arrived on the square.Square.
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* ParentalIssues: Both of her parents were either useless or evil.



* TeenPregnancy: Discovered she was pregnant when she was 14.




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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Louise was badly burned in a deliberate attack by bullies, Alexandra and Madison. Her chest received third degree burns that may leave her scarred but it was lucky to have missed her face.
* DaddysGirl: Was told that her mother, Lisa had abandoned her for a new boyfriend in Portugal. Louise chose to live with Phil back in Albert Square.
* DeadGuyJunior: Named after Mark Fowler's deceased gran, Lou Beale.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Her best friend is Bex Fowler. The girls have been through a lot with Bex being bullied so badly and Louise getting attacked and severely burned.
* ReformedBully: Louise wasn't exactly bullying her best friend, Bex Fowler but she wasn't stopping the real bullies from making her life hell, making her just as bad. Louise eventually stopped when she realised the girls weren't really her friends and exposed them in front of the whole school.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Broke the family's strict "no grassing" rule and got her abusive husband sent down to protect her kids.]]

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* DriventoSuicide: She took an overdose of pills after telling Phil she was dying of cancer.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Broke the family's strict "no grassing" rule and got her abusive husband sent down to protect her kids.]]



* TheVoiceless: Through most of her Jan 15, 2016 appearance. [[spoiler: Only speaking when she tells Phil she's dying from cancer.]]

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* TheVoiceless: Through most of her Jan 15, 2016 appearance. [[spoiler: Only speaking when she tells Phil she's dying from cancer.]]
cancer



%%* AbusiveParents: Had one and was one.
%%* AssholeVictim

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%%* * AbusiveParents: Had one and was one.
%%* * AssholeVictim




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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Raped his own daughter, Ronnie when she was just 13. He also raped Stacey Branning, leading to her killing him in revenge.



* BetaCouple: He and girlfiend Abi Branning are probably the most stable couple on the whole show. [[spoiler: They broke up and she got into a relationship with Jay's best friend, Ben Mitchell]]



* BlackBestFriend: Best mate Dexter. Ben Mitchell has pretty much taken Dexter's place since he left the square.



%%* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments.

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments.



* IncompatibleOrientation: It was heavily implied several times that step brother Ben had a crush on him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Used to be this until around two years ago, now he's dropped the jerk and is just a general NiceGuy

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* IncompatibleOrientation: It was heavily implied several times that step brother his best friend Ben had a crush on him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Used to be this until around two years ago, he hit 18, now he's dropped the jerk and is just a general NiceGuy



* BiTheWay: Sonia's sexuality has been explored multiple times which would lead to people 'labelling' her as bisexual. She's had long term relationships with men but also had lesbian encounters including her friend, Naomi and Tina Carter.

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* BiTheWay: Sonia's sexuality has been explored multiple times which would lead to people 'labelling' her as bisexual. She's had long term relationships with men but also had lesbian encounters relationships including her friend, Naomi and Tina Carter.



%%* DysfunctionalFamily
* HappilyAdopted: Her daughter, Chloe was adopted by a happy family until they were killed in a car crash. Chloe's name was changed to Rebecca and she now lives with her biological father, Martin Fowler.

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%%* * DysfunctionalFamily
* HappilyAdopted: Her daughter, Chloe was adopted by a happy family until they were killed in a car crash. Chloe's name was changed to Rebecca (Bex) and she now lives with her biological father, Martin Fowler.Fowler.
* MamaBear: When Sonia leaves Walford for a dream job, she is gutted to leave her daughter Bex behind. However, when she's eventually told of how badly Bex is being bullied, she drops everything and comes straight back to Walford.
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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Having lived the high life in Ibiza, Roxy was no stranger to partying. She then developed a cocaine habit which may or may not have contributed to her untimely death.



* DefrostingIceQueen: After having eventually finding happiness with Jack Branning (for the second time), Ronnie was a lot nicer and generally friendlier.



%%* IceQueen

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%%* * IceQueen



* MamaBear: To Amy, as she responds so frighteningly following her kidnapping by Carl's brother she manages to disturb PHIL. One could argue Carl himself got it too if Ronnie's reasoning for killing him is to be believed, though it was also self-defence. As time wore on, she was actually taking up the matriarchal mantle of Peggy Mitchell herself.
%%* ParentalAbandonment: Glenda.
%%* PayEvilUntoEvil: To gangster, Carl.

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* MamaBear: To Amy, as she responds so frighteningly following her kidnapping by Carl's brother she manages to disturb PHIL. One could argue Carl himself got it too if Ronnie's reasoning for killing him is to be believed, though it was also self-defence. As time wore on, she was actually taking up the matriarchal mantle of Peggy Mitchell herself.
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herself. Also to her son, Matthew.
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ParentalAbandonment: Glenda.
%%* * PayEvilUntoEvil: To gangster, Carl.



* SurprisePregnancy: [[spoiler: Comes back to Walford five months pregnant with Charlie's baby.]]
%%* TangledFamilyTree
* TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler: Is driven to this when Carl tries to rape her and, bringing back memories of Archie, she murders him before putting his body in a car and putting the car in a crusher.]]
%%* {{Whodunnit}}
%%* TheWoobie

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* SurprisePregnancy: [[spoiler: Comes back to Walford five months pregnant with Charlie's baby.]]
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baby.
*
TangledFamilyTree
* TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler: Is driven to this when Carl tries to rape her and, bringing back memories of Archie, she murders him before putting his body in a car and putting the car in a crusher.]]
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crusher. Ronnie eventually gets married to her true love, Jack Branning and tragically dies in the swimming pool of the hotel they married in when Roxy goes for a drunken swim and starts to drown. Ronnie jumps in to save her but is strangled by her wedding veil and also drowns.
*
{{Whodunnit}}
%%* * TheWoobie



* BiTheWay: Had many attractions to males but had a baby with Lola and currently is in a relationship with Abi. [[spoiler: Has finally come out as gay and is now in a relationship with Paul.]]
* CureYourGays: He claims to no longer be gay. No one except his girlfriend Abi buys it. [[spoiler: He eventually dumped Abi after finding out she'd lied about being pregnant. Ben's no angel either after he'd been sleeping with hairdresser, Paul. Ben and Paul are now together and Ben's more accepting of his own sexuality.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: When played by Charlie Jones, Ben was a likeable character, who loved dancing and was just trying to make Phil proud. Then he was recast to Joshua Pascoe. He's now played by Harry Reid.

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* BiTheWay: Had many attractions to males but had a baby with Lola and currently is in a relationship with Abi. [[spoiler: Has finally come out as gay and is now was in a relationship with Paul.]]
Paul until his death. He's slept with Johnny Carter but nothing ever came of it.
* CureYourGays: He claims to no longer be gay. No one except his girlfriend Abi buys it. [[spoiler: He eventually dumped Abi after finding out she'd lied about being pregnant. Ben's no angel either after he'd been sleeping with hairdresser, Paul. Ben and Paul are now got together and Ben's more accepting of his own sexuality.]]
sexuality.
* DarkerAndEdgier: When played by Charlie Jones, Ben was a likeable character, who loved dancing and was just trying to make Phil proud. Then he was recast to Joshua Pascoe.Pascoe, killed lovable Heather Trott and went to prison. He's now played by Harry Reid.



%%* NiceGuy: At first.
%%* PutOnABus: To prison.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Is wrongly presumed to be dead by a doctor. In a shock twist, [[spoiler:it's revealed that Ben has been wrongly identified as Paul. Paul, Ben's boyfriend, is tragically killed off-screen in a homophobic attack.]]

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%%* NiceGuy: At first.
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* PutOnABus: To prison.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Is wrongly presumed to be dead by a doctor. In a shock twist, [[spoiler:it's it's revealed that Ben has been wrongly identified as Paul. Paul, Ben's boyfriend, is tragically killed off-screen in a homophobic attack.]]
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* BrattyHalfPint: Most of the time he can be a little nuisance.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Most of the time he can be a little nuisance. He's started getting into more trouble whilst dragging his friend, Will into it too.



* DisappearedDad: His father, Dennis was murdered six months before he was born.



* OutOfFocus: Sharon is regularly seen, and yet he's nowhere to be found most of the time. This was so bad that fans started to joke about him being a missing child.

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* OutOfFocus: Sharon is regularly seen, and yet he's nowhere NotBloodSibling: Is step-brother to be found most of the time. This was so bad that fans started to joke about Phil's kids, Ben & Louise.
* ParentalSubstitute: Phil Mitchell treats
him being a missing child.
like one of his own.



%%* LongLostRelative: His son Dan and granddaughter Lola.

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%%* * LongLostRelative: His son Dan and granddaughter Lola.Lola.
* PapaWolf: Very protective of his daughter, Janet who has Down's Syndrome and his son, William.




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* Undertaker: Took over the local funeral business from the Cokers when they retired.



%%* TheDitz

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%%* * HoneyTrap: Originally arrived on the Square to help Yolande Trueman see if her husband, Patrick would cheat. Honey mistaken Billy Mitchell for Patrick. {{Hilarity Ensues}}
* MamaBear: to her special needs daughter, Janet and her son, William.
*
TheDitz



%%* BrainlessBeauty

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%%* * BrainlessBeauty



%%* FagHag: With Christian.

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%%* * FagHag: With Christian.



%%* LongLostRelative: Danielle, her niece.

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%%* * HollywoodDrowning: Subverted. Drowned in the hotel swimming pool on the night of her sister, Ronnie's wedding after taking cocaine and getting into trouble. Ronnie jumped in wearing her wedding dress and both drowned together. The whole event was very quiet and the only splashing around was the initial jumping into the pool. The girls' bodies floated eerily with Ronnie's dress trailing through the water.
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LongLostRelative: Danielle, her niece.



%%* MamaBear: Would do anything for her daughter, Amy.
%%* MsFanservice
%%* ParentalAbandonment: Glenda.

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%%* * MamaBear: Would do anything for her daughter, Amy.
%%* * MsFanservice
%%* * ParentalAbandonment: Glenda.



%%* ReallyGetsAround

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%%* * ReallyGetsAround
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* BerserkButton: Never go for her little Denny.



* DaddysGirl: Was definitely this to Den Watts.



* DisappearedDad: Her adopted father, 'Dirty' Den was thought to have died only to return to the Square. He was later killed for real by his ex-wife Chrissie. Sharon's biological father, Gavin Sullivan, turned up in the Square looking for his wife, Kathy Beale.



%%* MamaBear: To her son, Denny.

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%%* * MamaBear: To her son, Denny.



* MissingMom: Her mum, Angie died when she was still young.



* ParentalSubstitute: Treats Ben and Louise like her own kids. Since Kathy made her reappearance, she's not stood in the way of a reconciliation. When [[spoiler: Lisa]] randomly shows up after [[spoiler: Louise was burned]], she again doesn't stop her and is even understanding [[spoiler: when Lisa is revealed to have stopped taking medication for a mental health issue and kidnaps a badly injured Louise from hospital]]



%%* TraumaCongaLine

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%%* * TraumaCongaLine
* WomanScorned: When she found out about Phil's affair with Shirley Carter, Sharon decided to retaliate by fleecing him and running off with his money.
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* BerserkButton: Never go for any of his family.


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* DeadpanSnarker


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* FamilyBusiness: The Queen Vic was once a Mitchell establishment but now Phil owns the car garage, The Arches along side his son, Ben.
* HairTriggerTemper: You do not want to get on the wrong side of Phil.


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* LoveTriangle: Has been one third of a few love triangles during his time on the Square.
* MenDon'tCry: It's very rare to see Phil actually cry as it would break his 'hard man' exterior he's built over the years but he has shed tears before.


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* PutonaBus: Went to Italy for a few months in 2017 to recover after his life-saving liver transplant.
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* Jerkass



* ParentalSubstitute: Lucy did see Jane as her mother, even though she knew she wasn't. Cindy, her biological mother, died during childbirth.
* SecretRelationship: Was secretly meeting and sleeping with best friend, Lauren's dad, Max who became a prime suspect when Lucy was murdered soon after the relationship was made public.



* TheOtherDarrin: Her younger teen self was played by Melissa Suffield until 2012 when Hetti Bywater replaced her.





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\n* Whodunnit: Was the centre of a massive storyline in 2012, 'Who Killed Lucy Beale?'
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\n* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Has been cheating on Lauren with her sister, Abi. All came about when Steven was convinced Lauren was cheating with her new boss, Josh (she wasn't..) so he slept with Abi in revenge. He later began stalking Lauren to keep tabs on her, discovered she rebuffed Josh and now must continue to lie to both sisters about his feelings!]]


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!!Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater 2012-2015; previously Melissa Suffield 2004-2010)
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Lucy had her fair share of bad boyfriends and hook-ups including 18 year old Craig (when Lucy was just 13), Leon Small who got her pregnant and dumped her, Joey Branning (Lauren's cousin and ex-boyfriend...) and a secret fling with Lauren's dad, Max!
* HeterosexualLife-Partners: Her best friend was Lauren Branning.
* May-DecemberRomance: With her best mate's dad, Max Branning.
* TeenPregnancy: Became pregnant by her ex-boyfriend Leon in 2010. She asks Jane to adopt the baby, knowing Jane is infertile thanks to Steven shooting her. Ian, however, is unhappy but realises it's the closest thing Jane will ever have to having her own child. Lucy changed her mind and with Ian's help, had an abortion behind Jane's back and lied that she had miscarried.
* TomboyandGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Lauren's Tomboy

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