History Characters / FoxTrot

19th Jun '17 12:59:26 PM lalalei2001
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She writes columns for the local newspaper and is the only family member exempt from SmallNameBigEgo syndrome. Originally, that was all the personality she had; later she became a Jerkass health-foods nut, leading to LethalChef tendencies, and grew prone to addictive behavior (such as getting hooked to Jason's FirstPersonShooter, Toys/BeanieBabies, and the movie ''[[Film/Titanic1997 Titanic]]'').

Andy also has a love-hate relationship with her mother, because everyone likes her more than they do Andy, including Roger. (Her introduction was a major watershed for the character because it was the first time Andy ''had'' a character.)

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She writes columns for the local newspaper and is the only family member exempt from SmallNameBigEgo syndrome. Originally, that was all the personality she had; later she became a Jerkass health-foods health-food nut, leading to LethalChef tendencies, and grew prone to addictive behavior (such as getting hooked to Jason's FirstPersonShooter, Toys/BeanieBabies, and the movie ''[[Film/Titanic1997 Titanic]]'').

Andy also has a love-hate relationship with her mother, because everyone likes her more than they do Andy, including Roger. (Her Her introduction was a major watershed for the character because it was the first time Andy ''had'' a character.)
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* CordonBleughChef: Andy can cook competently, she just prefers to make "health food" instead of using normal ingredients (With the exception of Thanksgiving, where they do eat the traditional meal without any "health food" involved).
** It sometimes borders LethalChef territory, such as the arc where she burns Thanksgiving dinner in an attempt to try and outdo her mother, whom everyone thinks is perfect. They ended up having pizza.
** Her obsession with "health food" is hurt by her "IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou" belief, which causes the meals to be inedible.

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* CordonBleughChef: Andy can cook competently, she just prefers to make "health food" instead of using normal ingredients (With the exception of Thanksgiving, where they do eat the traditional meal without any "health food" involved).ingredients.
** It sometimes borders on LethalChef territory, such as the arc where she burns Thanksgiving dinner in an attempt to try and outdo her mother, whom everyone thinks is perfect. They ended up having pizza.
** Her obsession with "health food" is hurt by her "IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou" belief, which causes the meals to be inedible.
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* {{Flanderization}}: Andy went from a simple caring and concerned mother to the MoralGuardian of the strip who serves her family earth-friendly fare like braised zucchini every meal, keeps the thermostat so low that it flash-freezes the steam from a cup of coffee, throws a fit if she catches the boys playing a violent video game, and is often ''very'' hypocritical. Unfortunately, since the series became Sunday-only, there's little chance of her changing. That said, she's still more likely than the other characters to be altruistic and sensitive.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Andy went from a simple caring and concerned mother to the MoralGuardian of the strip who serves her family earth-friendly fare like braised zucchini every meal, keeps the thermostat so low that it flash-freezes the steam from a cup of coffee, and throws a fit if she catches the boys playing a violent video game, and is often ''very'' hypocritical. Unfortunately, since the series became Sunday-only, there's little chance of her changing. That said, she's still more likely than the other characters to be altruistic and sensitive.game.



* GenderBlenderName: It's rare, but some people named Andrea do go by Andy for short. (What's more, her full name has only been revealed a couple times.)

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* GenderBlenderName: It's rare, but some people named Andrea do go by Andy for short. (What's more, her full name has only been revealed a couple times.)



* HypocriticalHumor: As mentioned above, she can be very hypocritical. A perfect example is one arc where she bought a DVR called a [[BrandX MomVo]], which drastically monitored what the family watched, programmed to replace the usual mindless shows they watch with "quality programming" (it wouldn't let Paige watch ''[[Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica Newlyweds]]'' and suggested ''Series/MasterpieceTheatre'', for instance) whether they liked it or not. The story ends with Andy returning the [=MomVo=] because it wouldn't let her watch her soaps.
** Despite feeding her family a steady diet of disgusting health food, she has a SweetTooth to rival her daughter's.

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* HypocriticalHumor: As mentioned above, she can be very hypocritical. A perfect example is HoistByHerOwnPetard: In one arc where arc, she bought a DVR called a [[BrandX MomVo]], which drastically monitored what the family watched, programmed to replace the usual mindless shows they watch with "quality programming" (it wouldn't let Paige watch ''[[Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica Newlyweds]]'' and suggested ''Series/MasterpieceTheatre'', for instance) whether they liked it or not. The story ends with Andy returning the [=MomVo=] because it wouldn't let her watch her soaps.
** Despite feeding her family a steady diet of disgusting health food, she has a SweetTooth to rival her daughter's.
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* JerkAss: She restricts the family from several things, she's a health nut who forces this habit onto the rest of the family, she's a cheapskate, she is sometimes a hypocrite in regards to what she tries to preach in terms of morality, and she always has cruel and unusual punishments (including physical abuse, even towards Roger, her own husband). She's also fairly poor at apologizing or accepting others' apologies.
* ManipulativeBastard: At times she comes across as being even more manipulative than even Jason. A notable example is when Roger is returning home to watch the score counts for the week before the Super Bowl, and Jason is apparently playing videogames in front of the TV set, giving Roger a hard time trying to even access the TV. It's later revealed that she orchestrated all of this from the start, all because she wanted to prevent Roger from seeing the scores.
* MoralGuardian: Andy is a rather preachy example of this in-universe, towards her own children (especially on the topic of video games to Peter and Jason, although she hardly actually bans either of them from playing gory games, and sometimes plays these same games herself, or even procrastinates herself despite telling her kids not to do so.). She also took offence to Franchise/DonkeyKong not wearing any pants.
** A side note on this is the fact that she wants them listening to things like Mozart and playing outside. It's made clear several times that she'd rather they ''never'' play video games at all.

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* JerkAss: She restricts the family from several things, she's a health nut who forces this habit onto the rest of the family, she's a cheapskate, she is sometimes a hypocrite in regards to what she tries to preach in terms of morality, and she always has cruel and unusual punishments (including physical abuse, even towards Roger, her own husband). She's also fairly poor at apologizing or accepting others' apologies.
* ManipulativeBastard: At times she comes across as being even more manipulative than even Jason. A notable example is when Roger is returning home to watch the score counts for the week before the Super Bowl, and Jason is apparently playing videogames video games in front of the TV set, giving Roger a hard time trying to even access the TV. It's later revealed that she orchestrated all of this from the start, all because she wanted start to prevent Roger from seeing the scores.
* MoralGuardian: Andy is a rather preachy example of this in-universe, towards her own children (especially on the topic of video games to Peter and Jason, although she hardly actually bans either of them from playing gory games, and sometimes plays these same games herself, or even procrastinates herself despite telling her kids not to do so.). in-universe. She also took offence offense to Franchise/DonkeyKong not wearing any pants.
** A side note on this is the fact that she wants them listening to things like Mozart and playing outside. It's made clear several times that she'd rather they ''never'' play video games at all.
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* BigBrotherBully: Sometimes to Paige and Jason. His bad attitude towards Paige comes mostly from his conviction that as a hugh school junior, he's supposed to pick on freshmen students like his sister.

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* BigBrotherBully: Sometimes to Paige and Jason. His bad attitude towards Paige comes mostly from his conviction that as a hugh high school junior, he's supposed to pick on freshmen students like his sister.



** As for which one is the reigning champion, it should be noted that on a particularly gluttonous visit to a fast food restaurant, Peter is moaning in pain with the rest of the family...while Roger notes with sudden interest that the restaurant serves both apple and cherry pies.

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** As for which one is the reigning champion, it should be noted that on a particularly gluttonous visit to a fast food restaurant, Peter is moaning in pain with the rest of the family... while Roger notes with sudden interest that the restaurant serves both apple and cherry pies.



* ButtMonkey: The rest of the family often get these moments, but - with the exception of Jason - Peter seems to have the most Butt Monkey moments.

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* ButtMonkey: The rest of the family often get gets these moments, but - with the exception of Jason Roger - Peter seems to have the most Butt Monkey moments.



* GirlsHaveCooties: As a 10-year-old, he still believes this... to such an extreme that he's repulsed by ''video games'' with female protagonists (see above).
** Thanks to Eileen, he's slowly turning around....''slowly.''

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* GirlsHaveCooties: As a 10-year-old, he still believes this... to such an extreme that he's repulsed by ''video games'' with female protagonists (see above).
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protagonists. Thanks to Eileen, he's slowly turning around....''slowly.''around.



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe, Jason's response to the "mainstreaming" of [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien geekdom]] due to its highly successful film series. Although for him, it's not so much "It's Popular, Now It Sucks" as much as "It's Popular, Now Nerds Won't Be Special." The series gave the title to one of the book collections, "Orlando Bloom Has Ruined Everything", the cover depicting Jason and Marcus sitting in a theater surrounded by googly-eyed girls. In other words, he was a hipster before it was cool.

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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe, Jason's response to the "mainstreaming" of [[LordOfTheRings [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Tolkien geekdom]] due to its highly successful film series. Although for him, it's not so much "It's Popular, Now It Sucks" as much as "It's Popular, Now Nerds Won't Be Special." The series gave the title to one of the book collections, "Orlando Bloom Has Ruined Everything", the cover depicting Jason and Marcus sitting in a theater surrounded by googly-eyed girls. In other words, he was a hipster before it was cool.



* JustOneMoreLevel: This trope is often present in-universe as a plea when Jason is playing video games and Andy wants him to do a chore or go to bed. Also subverted once when Jason says he'll go to bed right after he finishes level 47 on a game...conveniently leaving out the fact that he's currently on level 13.

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* JustOneMoreLevel: This trope is often present in-universe as a plea when Jason is playing video games and Andy wants him to do a chore or go to bed. Also subverted once when Jason says he'll go to bed right after he finishes level 47 on a game... conveniently leaving out the fact that he's currently on level 13.



* {{Troll}}: In the arc that introduced Miss O'Malley (his new teacher), we learn that Jason loved to torment his old teacher Mrs. Grinchley by going above and beyond in regards to schoolwork [[note]]She asks the kids to draw the solar system, he draws it ''to scale'' on butcher paper[[/note]]. Miss O'Malley responds to these acts by [[CoolTeacher giving him extra credit]], which annoys Jason to no end.

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* {{Troll}}: In the arc that introduced Miss O'Malley (his new teacher), O'Malley, we learn that Jason loved to torment his old teacher Mrs. Grinchley by going above and beyond in regards to schoolwork [[note]]She asks the kids to draw the solar system, he draws it ''to scale'' on butcher paper[[/note]]. Miss O'Malley responds to these acts by [[CoolTeacher giving him extra credit]], which annoys Jason to no end.



* TheChewToy: He's been thrown across rooms, electrocuted, and has apparently swallowed a dart. Subverted in one arc where he very nearly chokes to death on Paige's shoelace.

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* TheChewToy: He's been thrown across rooms, electrocuted, and has apparently swallowed a dart. dart, which are all played for laughs. Subverted in one arc where he very nearly almost chokes to death on Paige's shoelace.



* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: An early arc had him beat ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' before Jason did.



* TheRival: To Juan Carlos

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* TheRival: To Juan CarlosCarlos.



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!Cartoonist!The Cartoonist
5th Jun '17 5:41:52 PM HighCrate
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* WrongGenreSavvy: He constantly attempts to work the rules of his TV shows and fantasy movies/books onto situations, not understanding how that won't work.
* YoungestChildWins: See ParentalFavoritism:
** Also inverted a few times: One time, Peter, Paige, and Jason ask their mom (one after the other) if they can go over to a friend's house to study. Andy allows Peter and Paige to go, but refuses due to knowing that Jason doesn't even need to study. Jason comments while walking by Paige and Peter that they "have it easy" as Paige is enthusiastically saying to Nicole on the phone "Of course she bought it. I'm on my way over."

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* WrongGenreSavvy: He constantly attempts to work the rules of his TV shows and fantasy movies/books onto situations, not understanding how that won't work.
* YoungestChildWins: See ParentalFavoritism:
** Also inverted a few times: One time, Peter, Paige, and Jason ask their mom (one after the other) if they can go over to a friend's house to study. Andy allows Peter and Paige to go, but refuses due to knowing that Jason doesn't even need to study. Jason comments while walking by Paige and Peter that they "have it easy" as Paige is enthusiastically saying to Nicole on the phone "Of course she bought it. I'm on my way over."
26th May '17 2:31:27 AM C2
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** [[spoiler: ShipTease indicates that she still has a crush on him, though, even as recently as [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2014/09/07/sorry-jason]]...which Jason clearly repatriates although he'd rather die than admit it.]]

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** [[spoiler: ShipTease indicates that she still has a crush on him, though, even as recently as [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2014/09/07/sorry-jason]]...com/2014/09/07/sorry-jason 2014]]...which Jason clearly repatriates although he'd rather die than admit it.]]
24th May '17 5:26:17 AM C2
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** [[spoiler: ShipTease indicates that she still has a crush on him, though, even as recently as [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2014/09/07/ 2014]]...which Jason clearly repatriates although he'd rather die than admit it.]]

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** [[spoiler: ShipTease indicates that she still has a crush on him, though, even as recently as [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2014/09/07/ 2014]]...com/2014/09/07/sorry-jason]]...which Jason clearly repatriates although he'd rather die than admit it.]]
24th May '17 5:24:33 AM C2
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* NoNameGiven: Typically, just called "cartoonist", although one headline from the first year referred to him by name.

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* NoNameGiven: Typically, just called "cartoonist", although one headline from the first year a few headlines referred to him by name.
24th May '17 5:23:30 AM C2
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* KarmaHoudini: Despite being the strip's biggest ButtMonkey, Jason still gets away with a lot of things. [[note]]Among the stuff he's done: Destroyed (either himself or through Quincy) Roger's antique gold watch, and ''Beatles White Album'' Andy's tickets to an Inaugural Ball, at least one chandelier, Paige's homework many times (hard copies ''and'' on the computer) and quite a lot of Paige's clothing. He traded Paige's bicycle to Marcus for a collectors card, sold her belongings on eBay, once ordered ''ten'' computers and a truckload of novelty goods on his parent's credit, has given Paige wrong answers while tutoring (blackmailing her in one case) and has made countless attempts to extort or con money.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Despite being the strip's biggest ButtMonkey, Jason still gets away with a lot of things. [[note]]Among the stuff he's done: Destroyed (either himself or through Quincy) Roger's antique gold watch, and ''Beatles White Album'' Andy's tickets to an Inaugural Ball, at least one chandelier, Paige's homework many times (hard copies ''and'' on the computer) and quite a lot of Paige's clothing. He traded Paige's bicycle to Marcus for a collectors card, sold her belongings on eBay, once ordered ''ten'' computers and a truckload of novelty goods on his parent's credit, has given Paige wrong answers while tutoring (blackmailing her in one case) and has made countless attempts to extort or con money.]][[/note]]



* {{Troll}}: In the arc that introduced Miss O'Malley (his new teacher), we learn that Jason loved to torment his old teacher Mrs. Grinchley by going above and beyond in regards to schoolwork[[note]]She asks the kids to draw the solar system, he draws it ''to scale'' on butcher paper[[/note]]. Miss O'Malley responds to these acts by [[CoolTeacher giving him extra credit]], which annoys Jason to no end.

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* {{Troll}}: In the arc that introduced Miss O'Malley (his new teacher), we learn that Jason loved to torment his old teacher Mrs. Grinchley by going above and beyond in regards to schoolwork[[note]]She schoolwork [[note]]She asks the kids to draw the solar system, he draws it ''to scale'' on butcher paper[[/note]]. Miss O'Malley responds to these acts by [[CoolTeacher giving him extra credit]], which annoys Jason to no end.
24th May '17 5:17:47 AM C2
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She writes columns for the local newspaper and is the only family member exempt from SmallNameBigEgo syndrome. Originally, that was all the personality she had; later she became a Jerkass health-foods nut, leading to LethalChef tendencies, and grew prone to addictive behavior (such as getting hooked to Jason's FirstPersonShooter, Toys/BeanieBabies, and the movie ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'').

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She writes columns for the local newspaper and is the only family member exempt from SmallNameBigEgo syndrome. Originally, that was all the personality she had; later she became a Jerkass health-foods nut, leading to LethalChef tendencies, and grew prone to addictive behavior (such as getting hooked to Jason's FirstPersonShooter, Toys/BeanieBabies, and the movie ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'').
''[[Film/Titanic1997 Titanic]]'').
11th May '17 4:20:21 PM SpideyTerry
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* IncrediblyConspicuousDrag: One Sunday strip had what appeared to be Paige doing her make-up and getting dressed, but it was really him. He dressed up as Paige to try to sneak out of the house while grounded and was immediately caught. He wore his hat under the wig.


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* HypocriticalHumor: During one story arc, she chastises Peter for giving a guy a bloody nose. When she finds out the guy was making fun of her, she chastises Peter for only hitting him once.
23rd Jan '17 9:25:58 AM riverdine
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** He'll even do this to his own son. Several times he (somehow) convinces Peter to caddy for him in a round of golf, only to tip him incredibly insultingly at the end. to wit:
---> '''Roger''': Peter, you really came through for me today. You carrried my clubs... gave me advice... found all but three of my balls... a man couldn't ask for a better caddy; let's not ruin it now.
---> '''Peter''' ''*holding a golf club threateningly, raging*'': FIVE CENTS ''A HOLE''?! ARE YOU '''NUTS'''?!
29th Dec '16 7:59:47 AM VoxAquila
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* YesMan: Can't see than his intern Skip is one, only buttering him up until he can latch on to an executive.



** Shown best in the series about his intern Skip, whom he doesn't realize is only buttering him up until he can latch on to an executive. He's genuinely hurt because he thought the hyperbolic flattery ("Mr. Fox, you are perfect") was sincere.

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** Shown best in the series about his intern Skip, whom he doesn't realize is only buttering him up until he can latch on to an executive. He's genuinely hurt because he thought the hyperbolic flattery ("Mr. Fox, you are perfect") was sincere.
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