History Characters / Girls

27th Aug '17 10:29:14 PM toongrrl1990
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* TheFriendThatNobodyLikes: First played straight, though in a downplayed way. Hannah, Marnie, and Jessa all regularly trash talk and exclude her. [[spoiler: Inverted in Season 6, when it turns out she's the only one in the group that everybody likes, and she hates Hannah, Marnie, and Jessa.]]

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* TheFriendThatNobodyLikes: TheFriendNobodyLikes: First played straight, though in a downplayed way. Hannah, Marnie, and Jessa all regularly trash talk and exclude her. [[spoiler: Inverted in Season 6, when it turns out she's the only one in the group that everybody likes, and she hates Hannah, Marnie, and Jessa.]]
20th Aug '17 5:58:46 PM caseymarie23
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* BettyAndVeronica: A platonic version, with her close friendships with Marnie and Jessa. Marnie plays the dependable, conventional Betty, and Jessa the adventurous Veronica. The two even have a degree of competitiveness with each other over Hannah's affection, until their FriendshipMoment late in Season 1.



* SelectiveObliviousness: While being put off by his new girlfriend moving into their former apartment is reasonable, Hannah seems to be in complete denial of hers and Adam's breakup in Season 4 due to their growing tension, her moving to Iowa, and them not speaking for an extended period of time.



* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Fran with a yoga instructor at a retreat.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Arguably is a significant element of his attraction to Booth. [[spoiler: And motorcycle-riding, in a relationship Desi.]]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Arguably is a significant element of his attraction to Booth. [[spoiler: And motorcycle-riding, in has a relationship girlfriend, Desi.]]



* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: Her mother is an AttentionWhore with no sense of boundaries.

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* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her mother is an AttentionWhore with no who is outwardly rude and has a poor sense of boundaries.



* BrosBeforeHoes: Averted, Marnie has slept with two of her friends' exes, which causes A LOT of drama.
* {{Character Development}}: Is gradually becoming more self-aware and growing out of her entitlement.
* ControlFreak: Everything in Marnie's life has to be just so, or she freaks out.

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* BrosBeforeHoes: Averted, Marnie has slept with two of her friends' exes, which causes A LOT of drama.
drama. She even made out with Elijah while he was dating Hannah in college.
* {{Character Development}}: Is gradually ''gradually'' becoming more self-aware and growing out of her entitlement.
* ControlFreak: Everything in Marnie's life has to be just so, or she freaks out. She's also considered to be the uptight friend in contrast to Jessa.



* TookALevelInJerkass: She wasn't an angel to begin with, but in Season 1 she displays some compassion for the people around her, and even pays Hannah's rent for several months. Later in the series she's singularly driven by her narcissism and myopia.



* YourCheatingHeart: Despite desiring monogamous relationships, Marnie cheats on 2/3 of her boyfriends during the series.



* FreudianExcuse: Has a tumultuous relationship with her mother, her sister has slept with every boyfriend she's ever had, and her father is a self-centered narcissist who feels it is Jessa's job to take care of him.



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She seems to give off this vibe to men. Her boss, Jeff, wants her to be this for him. [[spoiler:She declines]]. Thomas-John [[spoiler: pursues and marries her because he views her as this. It doesn't end well]].

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She seems to give off this vibe to men. Her boss, Jeff, wants her to be this for him. [[spoiler:She declines]]. Thomas-John [[spoiler: pursues and marries her because he views her as this. It doesn't end well]]. Adam [[spoiler: sees her as a beautiful mindfuck.]]



* CareerVersusMan: Has this dilemma at the end of Season 4, after getting a job offer in Japan, and her boyfriend asking her to move in with him. [[spoiler: She chooses the job, after Hermie encourages her to "lean in".]]



* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: BrutalHonesty aside, she's the most concerned with the people around her and is very exuberant. She does the most selfless acts out of the girls.



* PitbullDatesPuppy: Her relationship with the rather peevish and sarcastic Ray could definitely be seen as this.

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* PitbullDatesPuppy: Her relationship with the rather peevish and sarcastic Ray could definitely be seen as this. Though its deconstructed in that it strains their relationship when they can't see eye to eye.



* AscendedExtra: Went from a one-off character to getting more screen time than Jessa and Shoshona in Season 6.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Seems to have one with Hannah's mom, Loreen.



* TheLoad: His laziness and mooching off boyfriends puts him into this category, but he can put in effort if absolutely required.



* OppositesAttract: Seems to be attracted to optimists.

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* OppositesAttract: Seems to be attracted to optimists.optimists, such as Shoshona, Marnie, and ultimately [[spoiler: Abigail.]]


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* ReplacementGoldfish: It's implied that Fran wants a girlfriend more than he wants Hannah specifically.
10th Aug '17 8:38:20 PM caseymarie23
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Though they have their problems over the course of the series, she and Marnie ultimately are this, to the point that [[spoiler: Marnie moves in with her to help her raise her son, Grover.]]



* OnlyChildSyndrome: Hannah is a stereotypical only child who is self-centered and whose parents are very involved in her life.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Arguably is a significant element of his attraction to Booth.
* AlliterativeName: Marnie ''Marie'' Michaels.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Arguably is a significant element of his attraction to Booth.
Booth. [[spoiler: And motorcycle-riding, in a relationship Desi.]]
* AlliterativeName: Exaggerated. Marnie ''Marie'' Michaels.
* AloofDarkHairedGirlAmazinglyEmbarassingParents: Her mother is an AttentionWhore with no sense of boundaries.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's a sarky brunette who is difficult to please.



* BrosBeforeHoes: Averted, Marnie has slept with two of her friends' exes, which causes A LOT of drama.



* ControlFreak

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* ControlFreakControlFreak: Everything in Marnie's life has to be just so, or she freaks out.



* IceQueen

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* IceQueenItsAllAboutMe: Complains that Desi's addiction stresses her out to the point that she needs daily massages, and then has the audacity to complain about the bruises from said massages.



* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Girl]]: Considers Ray to be the "ugly guy" to her "hot girl", and is completely dumbfounded when he dumps her. [[spoiler: Twice.]]



* TheDrifter: Formerly.

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* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler: Averted. Aside from settling in a monogamous relationship, Jessa is the most static character out of the main girls.]]
* CommonalityConnection: She and Adam initially bond over their addiction issues, and attend AA meetings together. [[spoiler: Eventually they have a RelationshipUpgrade.]]
* TheDrifter: Formerly. Eventually settles in NYC after a lecture from Hannah and enrolling in college.



* {{Irony}}: Jessa is a {{Jerkass}} with addiction issues and little consideration for anyone. What's her dream? To become a therapist!



* JerkassHasAPoint: Jessa has some good insights and can give decent advice despite her brash approach.



** [[spoiler: After Jessa and Adam end things, Hannah forgives her, but states they are better off not being friends]]

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** [[spoiler: After Jessa and Adam end things, Hannah forgives her, but states they are better off not being friends]]



* NotSoAboveItAll: [[spoiler: For all of her bad girl antics and pretending not to care about anyone or anything, she's heartbroken when Adam (briefly) returns to Hannah, and can't bring herself to hook up with another guy.]]



* ToxicFriendInfluence: To all of the girls, but especially her cousin Shoshanna. Shosh even gives her a TheReasonWhyYouSuckSpeech over it in Season 6.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Snarks at Hannah nonstop, but still thinks of her as her dearest friend.



* AmbiguouslyJewish

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* AmbiguouslyJewishAmbiguouslyJewish: There's her name for starters, the fact that she lists her date being Jewish as a plus, and her stereotypical overbearing parents Melanie and Melvin.
* BrutalHonesty: Shosh doesn't have much of a filter.



* TheFriendThatNobodyLikes: First played straight, though in a downplayed way. Hannah, Marnie, and Jessa all regularly trash talk and exclude her. [[spoiler: Inverted in Season 6, when it turns out she's the only one in the group that everybody likes, and she hates Hannah, Marnie, and Jessa.]]
* GoGetterGirl: Passionate about marketing, and devotes herself to a variety of business ventures.



* TheIngenue

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* TheIngenueTheIngenue: In Season 1, when she is a virgin and more naive than the rest of her social circle.



* OnlySaneMan: [[spoiler: How she sees herself at the end of the series, frustrated with her friends' inability to hold down jobs and relationships.]]



* SexAsRiteOfPassage

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* SexAsRiteOfPassagePutOnABus: Moves to Japan in Season 5, though she still makes fairly regular appearances on the show.
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: Losing her virginity is her goal in Season 1, as she believes in this trope.



* AmbiguousDisorder: He has a poor sense of social norms, is very temperamental, and has a unique worldview. Dunham has alluded to the character being on the autism spectrum in interviews.



* HotBlooded: When Adam falls for someone, he falls hard. And he often resorts to physical violence when angry.



* NoSocialSkills: More or less.

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* NoSocialSkills: More or less. He's often aggressive and inappropriate without even meaning to be.



* {{Tall, Dark, and Snarky}}

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* {{Tall, Dark, TheSociopath: He's frequently referred to as one, mostly due to his sexual fetishes, but he clearly isn't given his empathy and Snarky}}strong moral code.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: He's 3/3 on this trope.



* GadgeteerGenius: Charlie made a lot of money and started a successful company after developing an app ("Forbid") that prevents you from calling someone (such as an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend) whom you are tempted to call but know that you shouldn't call.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Charlie made AddledAddict: [[spoiler: In Season 5, he's revealed to have a lot of money heroin addiction and started can't make it more than a successful company after developing an app ("Forbid") couple of hours without a fix.]]
* DisappearedDad: He offhandedly mentions having one, which contributes to his insecurity in relationships. [[spoiler: In Season 5 he mentions his father committed suicide, though WordOfGod states
that prevents you from calling someone (such as an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend) whom you are tempted he lied about this to call but know that you shouldn't call.get Marnie to feel sorry for him.]]



* FutureLoser: Despite being a handsome, talented young man he ultimately [[spoiler: becomes a junkie.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Charlie made a lot of money and started a successful company after developing an app ("Forbid") that prevents you from calling someone (such as an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend) whom you are tempted to call but know that you shouldn't call.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ray, prior to being PutOnABus.



* [[spoiler:PutOnABus]]

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* [[spoiler:PutOnABus]]PutOnABus: After breaking up with Marnie offscreen.



* ReplacementGoldfish: His girlfriend Audrey is implied to be this for Marnie.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Tries to do this for Dill. He gets rejected.



* CampGay

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* CampGayBreakoutCharacter: Gets his first arc in Season 5, and has a episode focusing on his Broadway ambitions in Season 6.
* CampGay: Loves musicals and is flamboyant in personality.
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost everything he says is snarky, and he and Hannah have very compatible senses of humor.



* FairWeatherFriend: Elijah's plenty of fun, but you can't trust him to watch your glass of water.



* LikesOlderMen: Most of his boyfriends have a decade or two on him.



* TransparentCloset: {{Lampshade}}d by Elijah himself:

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* TransparentCloset: {{Lampshade}}d He doesn't come off too heterosexual in flashback sequences. {{Lampshaded}} by Elijah himself:



* AmbiguouslyJewish: Initially, though it's cleared up when a Staten Island {{Jerkass}} uses an antisemitic slur and he states he's Greek Orthodox.



* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from a dude who just complains about everything, to a man who actually gets involved and is proactive in changing things that are unjust.



* HolierThanThou: Ray is very moralistic and is prone to giving lectures, despite being no saint himself.



* {{Tall Dark and Snarky}}

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* OlderAndWiser: Considers himself to be this, though he gets called out on his flaws a bunch.
* OppositesAttract: Seems to be attracted to optimists.
* ReallyGetsAround: Not that he's super promiscuous, but he does hook up with three of the four main female cast members.
* SeriousBusiness: Considers most things to be serious business, which is why he's so uptight.
* {{Tall Dark and Snarky}}Snarky}}: Yep.



* {{Jerkass}}

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* {{Jerkass}}{{Jerkass}}: He doesn't care too much about the people around him.


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* OnlySaneMan: He's by far the most well-adjusted of any of Hannah's boyfriends.


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* HolierThanThou: Sees himself as a righteous, champion of women because he doesn't watch porn due to disagreeing with the industry. [[spoiler: But masturbates to photos of ex-girlfriends, which is creepy and inappropriate on a number of levels.]]


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* HenpeckedHusband: Caroline openly insults him, but he loves her dearly.
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* {{Character Development}}: Grows out of her laziness and finds success as a writer, and becomes kinder and more accepting of the people around her.



* {{Character Development}}: Is gradually becoming more self-aware and growing out of her entitlement.



* {{Failed a Spot Check}}: Has dated a couple of addicts and has friends who use drugs, but is oblivious to the signs that someone is high.



*{{Functional Addict}}/{{Addled Addict}}: Fluctuates between the two.



** [[spoiler: She is intentionally an asshole to Hannah in Season 5 to push her away and alleviate her guilt about falling for Hannah's ex, Adam.]]



**[[spoiler: After Jessa and Adam end things, Hannah forgives her, but states they are better off not being friends]]



* {{Stepford Snarker}}: Is fairly snarky and dismissive towards her friends and love interests, though this is largely a mask for what Hannah describes as "a deep well of loneliness".



* {{Character Development}}: Ends up being the most focused and conventionally successful out of the four.



* {{Dumbass Has a Point}}: While in later seasons her stupidity is more of an {{Informed Flaw}}, she is very perceptive, and recognizes the flaws of the other characters and her need to move on from them.



* {{I Want My Beloved to be Happy}}: Helps Ray out with Marnie, despite having lingering feelings for him.



* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Ray with a doorman in season 2.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Ray with a doorman in season 2. Then cheats on her long distance boyfriend while living in Japan in Season 5.


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* {{Tall, Dark, and Snarky}}


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**{{The Bus Came Back}}: In Season 5.


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* {{Heterosexual Life Partners}}: Has become this with Hannah as of Season 6, even [[spoiler: offering to help raise her baby.]] Ironic considering that he is gay and the two used to date.
* {{Hidden Depths}}: Is actually a talented actor and singer, despite his general attitude of coasting through life.


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**{{Jerkass Has a Point}}: His predictions that Marnie's relationship with Desi [[spoiler: would end poorly]] were 100% correct, as well as his comment about Hannah's father [[spoiler: being gay]].


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* {{Tall Dark and Snarky}}


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* {{Flanderization}}: Was initially introduced as an actor/musician, who was narcissistic, but also much hipper and more collected. He developed into a {{Man Child}} who throws petty tantrums if he's not getting constant attention.
* {{Functional Addict}}: [[spoiler: Revealed to be this in Season 6.]]
13th Apr '17 8:31:28 AM EraserheadBayB
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Has the nerve to sheepishly say that Ray forced her into having sex with him when Hannah catches the two of them getting it on.
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* {{Jerkass}}: Especially in season 4. [[spoiler: First she sets up Adam, who is still kindasorta involved with her ''friend'' Hannah, up with Mimi-Rose, an artist acquintance of hers, so she could get closer with Mimi-Rose's ex, whom she has taken an interest in. She also takes pride in allegedly four men trying to commit suicide because of her as if this made her some supreme seductress and not just a terrible person to be with.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Often has more in common with a pile of broken glass than with a human being. Especially apparent in season 4. [[spoiler: First she sets up Adam, who is still kindasorta involved with her ''friend'' Hannah, up with Mimi-Rose, an artist acquintance of hers, so she could get closer with Mimi-Rose's ex, whom she has taken an interest in. She also takes pride in allegedly four men trying to commit suicide because of her as if this made her some supreme seductress and not just a terrible person to be with.]]
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* SurprisePregnancy: [[spoiler: she finds herself pregnant in the last season after she gets herself checked for a UTI]].
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** YMMV on that one. Many fans find Adam Sackler and the man who plays him, AdamDriver, incredibly hot.
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* TookALevelInKindness: Slowly, is mellowing out and open to befriending a girl she was jealous of.
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* NiceGuy: Stands out as one of the few stable boyfriends of Hannah.

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* NiceGuy: Stands out as one of the few stable boyfriends of Hannah.Hannah, [[spoiler: until he proves himself as one of those people who act "nice to hide their inner assholes" as Hannah's one-off partner put it]].
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