History Characters / FamilyMatters

13th Mar '17 12:50:01 PM NekoHybrid
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** Played straight when he used his invention to grant him the fighting skills of Bruce Lee, becoming Urkel Lee. When this happens, he'll open a can of whoop-ass on offending parties. On separate times, Carl and Richie also join in on the action.
25th Jan '17 9:46:33 AM PF
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* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: He usually does this when he's around Steve.



* MamaBear

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* MamaBearMamaBear: For her children, Richie, 3J, and Steve.



* SassyBlackWoman

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* SassyBlackWomanSassyBlackWoman: Whenever she is upset or is telling someone off.



* TheSlacker

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* TheSlackerTheSlacker: Shown to be considering his education.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Judy never really gets a day in the limelight, only a few subplots.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Judy never really gets a day in the limelight, only a few subplots.subplots:



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Probably one of the most infamous examples of this along with the trope namer. She disappears after Season 4, without explanation. Afterwards, the other characters act as if she never existed and Harriette and Carl only had two kids (Eddie and Laura).

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Probably one One of the most infamous examples of this along with the trope namer. She disappears after Season 4, without explanation. Afterwards, the other characters act as if she never existed and Harriette and Carl only had two kids (Eddie and Laura).



* SassyBlackGirl: Mainly in Season 1 her character would give sass mainly to her older siblings.

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* SassyBlackGirl: Mainly in Season 1 1, as her character would give sass mainly to her older siblings.



* SassyBlackWoman

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* SassyBlackWomanSassyBlackWoman: Estelle isn't afraid to tell it like it is.



* CoolAunt

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* CoolAuntCoolAunt: For the Winslow kids.



* BumblingSidekick: Initially he was this to Willie, the school bully and a minor villain. Starting in season 3 he becomes this to Eddie.
* BunnyEarsLawyer

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* BumblingSidekick: Initially he was this to Willie, the school bully and a minor villain. Starting in season 3 Season 3, he becomes this to Eddie.
* BunnyEarsLawyerBunnyEarsLawyer: Waldo is an excellent cook.



* TheDitz: Sometimes you have to wonder just how Waldo made to high school...
* DumbIsGood

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* TheDitz: Sometimes you have to wonder just how Waldo made to high school...
school.
* DumbIsGoodDumbIsGood: He's a kindhearted simpleton.



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: Once he became Eddie and Steve's friend.



* CousinOliver

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* CousinOliverCousinOliver: He was introduced late in the series.



* HappilyAdopted

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* HappilyAdoptedHappilyAdopted: The Winslows adopt him.



* NeverLearnedToRead: He's much younger than most other examples of this trope, but old enough for it to be a problem.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

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* NeverLearnedToRead: He's much younger than most other examples of this trope, this, but is old enough for it to be a problem.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNicknameOnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Is almost always referred to as 3J.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears

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* WiseBeyondTheirYearsWiseBeyondTheirYears: Due to his street smarts.



* TheCharmer
* ChickMagnet

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* TheCharmer
TheCharmer: His personality.
* ChickMagnetChickMagnet: He's very popular with the ladies.



* SexierAlterEgo

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* SexierAlterEgoSexierAlterEgo: He's this for Steve.
26th Dec '16 11:04:52 AM JM1982
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** Averted with the "cool elixir" that turns Steve into Stefan. When Stefan turns out to be a {{Jerkass}} after the first time Steve turns into him, Steve reworks the formula to make Stefan a nicer person the next time he transforms.


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* ArchEnemy: To Eddie's eventual girlfriend Greta.
3rd Dec '16 8:23:25 AM tyrekecorrea
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* {{Foil} 3J finds some of Richie's pastimes to be boring, and is more morally ambiguous than he, but the two ultimately become best friends.

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* {{Foil} {{Foil}}: 3J finds some of Richie's pastimes to be boring, and is more morally ambiguous than he, but the two ultimately become best friends.



* MaliciousMisnaming: 3J calls Steve "Urkie" until he teaches him to read.
* NeverLearnedToRead: He's much younger than most examples of this trope, but old enough for it to be a problem.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: 3J calls Steve "Urkie" until he teaches him to read.
realizes that Steve actually cares about him.
* NeverLearnedToRead: He's much younger than most other examples of this trope, but old enough for it to be a problem.
3rd Dec '16 8:15:05 AM tyrekecorrea
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* DeadpanSnarker: Richie grew into this, though his role was smaller by that point.



* BluntMetaphorsTrauma



* {{Foil} To Richie.

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* {{Foil} To Richie.3J finds some of Richie's pastimes to be boring, and is more morally ambiguous than he, but the two ultimately become best friends.



* NeverLearnedToRead: Although Steve catches on to this early.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Although Steve catches on to He's much younger than most examples of this early.trope, but old enough for it to be a problem.



* StickyFingers: His first episode depicts him picking several people's pockets, although in the last instance, he does it to get some bullies off of Steve's back..

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* StickyFingers: His first episode depicts him picking several people's pockets, although in the last instance, he does it to get some bullies off of Steve's back..Gir.
3rd Dec '16 7:53:34 AM tyrekecorrea
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* {{Foil}}: 3J is rougher around the edges than Richie.

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* {{Foil}}: 3J is rougher around the edges than {{Foil} To Richie.


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* StickyFingers: His first episode depicts him picking several people's pockets, although in the last instance, he does it to get some bullies off of Steve's back..
3rd Dec '16 7:41:36 AM tyrekecorrea
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* DisappearedDad: He lives with his mother Rachel and her family. His father is a PosthumousCharacter.

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* DisappearedDad: He lives with his mother Rachel mother, Rachel, and her family. His father is a PosthumousCharacter.


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* {{Foil}}: 3J is rougher around the edges than Richie.
13th Nov '16 5:02:25 PM annette12
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* TheBGrade: In "Food, Lies, and Videotape," Steve learns to cope with getting a C in home economics.



* TheBGrade: In "Food, Lies, and Videotape," Steve learns to cope with getting a C in home economics.
13th Nov '16 4:05:27 PM tyrekecorrea
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* TheBGrade: In "Food, Lies, and Videotape," Steve learns to cope with getting a C in home economics.



* BookDumb: In contrast to his hard-working studious sister, he's not a particularly bright student. On the other hand, compared to his friend [[TheDitz Waldo]], he's pretty much a genius.

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* BookDumb: In contrast to his hard-working studious sister, he's not a particularly bright student. On the other hand, compared to his friend [[TheDitz Waldo]], he's pretty much a genius.
31st Aug '16 7:20:09 PM JM1982
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* BlackSheep: Most of Steve's relatives can't stand him any more than anyone else. In fact, Steve mentions that they pay him a lot of money to keep him from visiting.
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