History Characters / FamilyMatters

25th Nov '17 6:53:49 AM annette12
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* SmallNameBigEgo: He things highly of himself despite his total incompetence.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: He things thinks highly of himself despite his total incompetence.
25th Nov '17 6:46:00 AM annette12
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* AbhorrentAdmirrer: To Rachel, who is repulsed by him just as much as Laura is repulsed by Steve.

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* AbhorrentAdmirrer: AbhorrentAdmirer: To Rachel, who is repulsed by him just as much as Laura is repulsed by Steve.
25th Nov '17 6:44:46 AM annette12
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The show's BreakoutCharacter, he's the smart, clumsy, and nerdy neighbor of the Winslows.
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Among the Winslows, only Estelle and Richie like Steve, while the others try to tolerate him. He's also this trope whenever he hangs out with Laura's friends or Eddie's friends.
* FriendToAllChildren: While he's disliked by most people, kids like Richie and 3J seem to love him.
* FriendToBugs: A typical nerd who adores insects. It provides the plot of episode "Citizens' Court".


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The patriarch of the Winslow family and an officer for the Chicago Police Department.
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Carl's strong-willed wife and the mother of Eddie, Laura, and Judy.
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The oldest child, he's an athletic and rebellious teenager.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: He occasionally has this relationship with Laura. When one of her boyfriends started a rumor that they slept together, Eddie angrily grabbed him and pinned him to the wall.


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The oldest daughter, she's smart, popular, and the dream girl of Steve Urkel.
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The youngest and forgotten daughter who disappears after season 4.
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Carl's mother who is a wise CoolOldLady.
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Harriette's attractive and widowed younger sister.
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The youngest member of the family and Rachel's only son.
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Eddie's best friend, known for his dimwittidness.
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A pretty and bubbly girl who is madly in love with Steve Urkel.
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Laura's best friend.
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A young orphan adopted by Carl and Harriette in the last few seasons.
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Steve's charismatic SexierAlterEgo.
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Steve's cousin who is madly in love with Eddie.
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[[folder:Lt. Murtaugh]]
-> '''Portrayed by:''' Barry Jenner

Carl's obnoxious boss in early seasons.
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* AbhorrentAdmirrer: To Rachel, who is repulsed by him just as much as Laura is repulsed by Steve.
* DemotedToExtra: A recurring character in season 2 and 3, but only appears in one episode of season 4. After that, he's almost never mentioned again.
* NotSoDifferent: He bonds with Steve over AllLoveIsUnrequited.
* PointyHairedBoss: To Carl. Carl serves as the StraightMan to his moronic boss.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He things highly of himself despite his total incompetence.
* TokenWhite: One of the few white recurring characters.
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[[folder:Alex "Weasel" Park]]
-> '''Portrayed by:''' Shavar Ross

Another of Eddie's friends from high school.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: He flirts with Laura in more than one episode. She doesn't take it well.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Like Waldo, he was originally a crony of an antagonistic character (in this case, he was one of Ted's friends) in his debut episode before being retooled into being one of Eddie's friends.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After being a recurring character in season 4 and 5, he disappears and we don't know what happened to him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Except in his debut episode (when he's referred to as his first name Alex), he's only known as "Weasel".
* {{Schemer}}: In several episodes he involves Eddie in his schemes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He's paired with Waldo (Eddie's other friend) in most of his appearances.
14th Nov '17 1:27:05 AM annette12
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Almost all of her potential suitors who serve as {{romantic false lead}}s are unlikable jerks.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Played with. Almost all of her potential suitors who serve as {{romantic false lead}}s are unlikable jerks.jerks but this mostly happens because she's a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter. When she realizes that they are jerks, she loses interest in them. She also turns down the advances of bad boys and bullies several times (like Willie or Weasel).



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She wasn't supposed to be the "popular girl" in the first season, in fact there's one episode where she is sad because no one asked her to a school dance. Then Steve becomes the show's BreakoutCharacter with Laura as the object of his affections and the rest is history. To give Steve competition to win her heart, Laura suddenly becomes the most popular girl in her school, with boys fighting over her and hitting on her in every episode and considered a paragon of beauty by everyone.



* DudeMagnet: She wasn't supposed to be this in the first season, in fact there's one episode where she is sad because no one asked her to a school dance. Then Steve becomes the show's BreakoutCharacter with Laura as the object of his affections and the rest is history. To give Steve competition to win her heart, Laura suddenly becomes the most popular girl in her school, with boys fighting over her and hitting on her in every episode and considered a paragon of beauty by everyone.

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* DudeMagnet: She wasn't supposed to be this in {{Exaggerated|Trope}}. She's the first season, in fact there's one episode where she is sad because no one asked her to a school dance. Then dream girl of Steve becomes and...all the show's BreakoutCharacter with Laura as the object of his affections and the rest is history. To give Steve competition to win her heart, Laura suddenly becomes the teenage boys in town, apparently. Although most popular girl in of her school, with boys fighting over her and hitting on her suitors are {{One Shot Character}}s who are introduced in every episode and considered a paragon of beauty by everyone.different episodes.



* HormoneAddledTeenager: She has ''a lot'' of boyfriends. and then there's the way she fawns over Stefan (Steve's SexierAlterEgo).

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: She has ''a lot'' of boyfriends. boyfriends, and then there's the way she fawns over Stefan (Steve's SexierAlterEgo).



* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Until the last season, she has a thing for handsome and popular boys who, most of the time, turn out to be bad for her or bad people in general (and many of them are also bullies to Steve).



* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Pretty much applies to all the guys she likes throughout the show, many, ''many'' times. However she's the most popular girl herself, so all of them will like her back instantly.



* TheCheerleader: Played with. Like Laura, she was one in high school, and while Max is generally a good girl, she's definitely not as smart as Laura.

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* TheCheerleader: Played with. Like Laura, she was one in high school, and while Max is generally a good girl, she's definitely not as smart as Laura.



* HypocriticalHumor: In the last season she makes fun of Laura when the latter starts liking Steve as a potential love interest. This is coming from the girl who has dated ''Waldo'' for many years.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Like Laura, she's a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter when it comes to choosing boys to date. They usually turn out to be opportunistic or unfaithful. It's the reason why she ends up accepting [[KindheartedSimpleton Waldo]] so easily, despite his stupidity.



* SatelliteCharacter: To Laura and Waldo.

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* SatelliteCharacter: To Laura Most of her character revolves around the fact that she's Laura's friend and Waldo.rarely has significant interaction with anyone else, Waldo included.
12th Nov '17 1:29:40 AM annette12
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* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent

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CheerfulChild: Most of the time, he's a friendly and happy kid.
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* TeenGenius

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* TeenGenius TeenGenius: The reason why she starts liking Steve is because she's an intellectual herself and is implied to be almost as smart as him. She also proves to be an EvilGenius in the last season, going so far as to install a special device in Steve's eyeglasses that allows her to track his every move.



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* TagalongKid

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* TheAce

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* TheAceTheAce: He's talented and good at everything. Unlike Steve, he also has social skills and is loved by everyone.



* TheCharmer: His personality.

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* TheCharmer: His personality.personality is apparently irresistible.
12th Nov '17 1:13:54 AM annette12
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* EasilyForgiven: In a season 2 episode he was involved in a cruel prank that almost killed Steve and was even arrested for it. Starting in season 3, Steve and the rest of the cast seem to have forgotten about it and they all think of Waldo as a nice (if stupid) person. His transition from enemy to friend was made without explanation.
29th Oct '17 12:32:15 PM Kingler
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* AbusiveParents: [[TheGhost His parents]] were implied to be this.

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* AbusiveParents: [[TheGhost His parents]] were are often implied to be this. For example, his curfew doesn't dictate when he ''must'' come home, but when he's ''allowed'' to.
27th Oct '17 8:29:07 PM JM1982
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* ButtMonkey: In relation to Steve, of course. She's suffered everything from embarrassment to being CoveredInGunge due to the nerd's infatuation with her.
26th Oct '17 6:18:05 AM annette12
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* AdvertisedExtra: As a member of the main family, she's credited as a main character in the first four seasons, but she's usually used as a backgroud character who is lucky if she gets a line in nearly every episode. In her final season (before her unexplained disappearance), she doesn't even ''appear'' in most episodes, despite still being in the opening credits.
29th Sep '17 7:15:40 PM Kingler
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* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Laura.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Laura. Steve [[InvokedTrope invokes]] it at times (to questionable effect) when point out Laura uncharacteristically treating him like a human being.
--> '''Steve''': I'm wearin' you ''down'', baby! I'm wearin' you ''down''!



* ExtravertedNerd: Former [[TropeNamer trope namer]].

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* ExtravertedNerd: Former [[TropeNamer trope namer]]. Despite the thick glasses, nasal voice, quirky hobbies [[note]]e.g., he loves polka music[[/note]] and ''interesting'' wardrobe, Urkel would say he's a smooth, hip [[TheCasanova ladies man]]. He ''is'' incredibly upbeat, though, and wouldn't know embarrassment if it bit him...[[TheKlutz for better or worse]].


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* UnwantedAssistance: One of the triggers for the PhraseCatcher above is Steve trying (and failing) to help the Winslows with a project despite their protests.
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