History Characters / GossipGirl

18th Jun '16 9:53:29 PM annette12
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* HairOfGold



* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The Light to Blair's Dark.
** And [[UpToEleven more so]] in contrast to Georgina during season one.

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* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The Light to Blair's Dark.
**
Dark. And [[UpToEleven more so]] in contrast to Georgina during season one.
18th Jun '16 9:41:01 PM DanielCase
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* HairOfGold


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** And [[UpToEleven more so]] in contrast to Georgina during season one.
3rd Jun '16 7:10:35 AM annette12
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* {{Flanderization}}: He used to be a cool rocker-type dad. Now he's just some boring guy who sits at home all day and/or follows Lily around. With her coat in season 4.
** Directly referenced by him in season 5.

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* {{Flanderization}}: He used to be a cool rocker-type dad. Now he's just some boring guy who sits at home all day and/or follows Lily around. With her coat in season 4.
**
4. Directly referenced by him in season 5.
3rd Jun '16 7:09:04 AM annette12
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* ReformedButRejected: In late season 2.
** Especially prevalant in the season 4 penultimate episode, where she is yearning to get in on the dirt but is being snubbed.

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* ReformedButRejected: In late season 2.
**
2. Especially prevalant in the season 4 penultimate episode, where she is yearning to get in on the dirt but is being snubbed.
3rd Jun '16 7:06:50 AM annette12
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* DistressedDamsel: The fact that being in a car crash thanks to wolves roaming New York, being conned by her boyfriend, and her mother having her arrested for stealing a bracelet are ''not'' the best examples of why she fits this trope should tell you something.

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* DistressedDamsel: DamselInDistress: The fact that being in a car crash thanks to wolves roaming New York, being conned by her boyfriend, and her mother having her arrested for stealing a bracelet are ''not'' the best examples of why she fits this trope should tell you something.something.
* DisappearedDad: Serena and Eric's father left when they were little.



* BackForTheFinale: Though only in a cameo
%%* BrainyBrunette

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* BackForTheFinale: Though only in a cameo
%%* BrainyBrunette
cameo.
* BrainyBrunette: Academically speaking, she's quite smart.



%%* GranolaGirl

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%%* GranolaGirl* GranolaGirl: To an extent, and her mother has strong hippie tendencies.



%%* JustFriends: With Dan.

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%%* * JustFriends: With Dan.Dan. Some weird version of this where both characters had some unrequited love/feelings for the other when they were younger, and then after they slept together (in a threesome), Dan's feelings have come back.



%%* BackForTheFinale

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%%* BackForTheFinale* BackForTheFinale: He returns briefly for the series finale.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Unlike Serena, he doesn't feel inclined to betray his decent stepfather, drop everything and run to biological daddy, who's abandoned them years ago.



* DisappearedDad: Serena and Eric's father left when they were little.



* ParentalAbandonment[=/=]ParentalNeglect: His father is the former, his mother the latter.
** CallingTheOldManOut: Unlike Serena, he doesn't feel inclined to betray his decent stepfather, drop everything and run to biological daddy, who's abandoned them years ago.

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* ParentalAbandonment[=/=]ParentalNeglect: His father is PutOnABus: In season 5. There was a throw away line about him starting college in one of the former, his mother episode at the latter.
** CallingTheOldManOut: Unlike Serena, he doesn't feel inclined to betray his decent stepfather, drop everything and run to biological daddy, who's abandoned them years ago.
beginning of the season.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse : As far as season 5 goes, he completly disappeared from the radar without any explanation.
** There was a throw away line about him starting college in one of the episode at the beginning of the season.



%%* AlliterativeName

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%%* AlliterativeName* AlliterativeName: '''G'''ossip '''G'''irl



%%* CharacterBlog

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%%* CharacterBlog* CharacterBlog: The show features in-verse vlog written by a mysterious Gossip Girl.



%%* GossipyHens
%%* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen
%%* InteractiveNarrator

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%%* GossipyHens
%%* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen
%%* InteractiveNarrator
* GossipyHens: Including a blog with everyone's secrets.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: We only hear her voice...[[spoiler: eventually subverted.]]
* InteractiveNarrator: The characters on the show frequently use her to spread rumors and/or spin a situation in their favor.



%%* TheNicknamer
%%* TheOmniscient

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%%* TheNicknamer
%%* TheOmniscient
* TheNicknamer: Lonely Boy (Dan), Little J (Jenny), Queen B or B (Blair), and S (Serena).
* TheOmniscient: An omniscient blogger who knows everything about everyone.



%%* TheUnreveal



* BigBad: For Season 1. She attempts to ruin Serena and Dan's relationship, while also blackmailing Serena about their tragic secret.



%%* BriefAccentImitation

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%%* BriefAccentImitation* BriefAccentImitation: Pretending to be a foreigner.



%%* EvilFormerFriend

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%%* EvilFormerFriend* EvilFormerFriend: To Serena.



%%* ManipulativeBitch
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Georgina is a RichBitch MagnificentBitch bar none. Michelle Trachtenberg is a completely {{Adorkable}} NiceGirl.

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%%* ManipulativeBitch
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: ManipulativeBitch: Georgina is shown to be as malevolent a RichBitch MagnificentBitch bar none. Michelle Trachtenberg is a completely {{Adorkable}} NiceGirl.manipulator as Blair.



%%* {{Yandere}}: For Dan.

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%%* * {{Yandere}}: For Dan. She attempts to ruin Serena and Dan's relationship, while also blackmailing Serena about their tragic secret.
2nd Jun '16 5:56:32 AM annette12
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* BigBrotherAttraction: Not to Dan, thankfully, but her relationship with Nate has shades of this.
2nd Jun '16 5:54:32 AM annette12
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%%* AdaptationalAttractiveness

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%%* AdaptationalAttractiveness* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, Jenny Humphrey is a sweet, artistic girl whose main appearance anxiety is that she is short, brunette, and busty, unlike her tall, slender blonde idol Serena Van Der Woodsen. Who do they cast to play her in the TV series? Tall, slender blonde Taylor Momsen.



%%* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch
%%* BackForTheFinale

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%%* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch
%%* BackForTheFinale
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: Jenny does this to Blair in "A Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate" in order to become Queen herself, which leads to an EscalatingWar between the two.
* BackForTheFinale: She appears at Serena's and Dan's wedding.



%%* BecomingTheMask

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%%* BecomingTheMask* BecomingTheMask: In season 3 when she becomes the Queen Bee with her own group of minions.



* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Since Dan]] was Gossip Girl, [[spoiler: she had the final say on anything that went on the site about her]]

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Since Dan]] was Gossip Girl, [[spoiler: she had the final say on anything that went on the site about her]]her.]]



%%* FagHag: To Eric.

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%%* * FagHag: To Eric.Eric, Serena's brother. They are close friends.



%%* TheFashionista

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%%* TheFashionista* TheFashionista: And a young fashion designer.



%%* MissingMom

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%%* MissingMom* MissingMom: Dan and Jenny's mother, though she comes back for a few episodes. She doesn't even show up for her son's wedding.



%%* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Nate.
%%* TookALevelInJerkass

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%%* * SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Nate.
%%* TookALevelInJerkass
Towards Nate, the BigManOnCampus, especially in season 3.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She goes from being the sweetheart-everyone-adores (in season 1) to being hated by pretty much all of the NJBC.



%%* {{Yandere}}: For Nate.

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%%* * {{Yandere}}: For Nate.Nate, in season 3, doing anything and everything to try to get Nate away from Serena.



%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Especially in her youth days.
%%* BetaCouple: With Rufus.
%%* BreakoutCharacter

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%%* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Especially * AscendedExtra: Lily and Rufus were secondary characters in her youth days.
%%* BetaCouple: With Rufus.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
the books, but in the series they get a lot of attention.



%%* MamaBear
%%* ManipulativeBitch

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%%* MamaBear
%%* ManipulativeBitch
* MamaBear: Lily won't hesitate to destroy people's lives for the sake of her family's convenience.
* ManipulativeBitch: Lily has beaten both Basses at their own game.



%%* SerialSpouse
%%* {{Socialite}}

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%%* SerialSpouse
%%* {{Socialite}}
* SerialSpouse: With at least four different husbands.
* {{Socialite}}: Most of the characters on the show are considered socialites and attend parties and social events.



* BetaCouple: With Lily.
%%* BreakoutCharacter

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* BetaCouple: With Lily.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
AscendedExtra: Lily and Rufus were secondary characters in the books, but in the series they get a lot of attention.
2nd Jun '16 1:59:55 AM annette12
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* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: Can be considered this to the main Group since, as the mastermind behind the Gossip Girl blog, he was also lying to all his friends.]]

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* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: Can be considered this to the main Group group since, as the mastermind behind the Gossip Girl blog, he was also lying to all his friends.]]
2nd Jun '16 1:58:18 AM annette12
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* JustFriends: With Vanessa.
** In Season Four himself and Blair have started to develop a snarky, SheIsNotMyGirlfriend, BelligerentSexualTension styled version of this.

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* JustFriends: With Vanessa.
**
Vanessa. In Season Four himself he and Blair have started to develop a snarky, SheIsNotMyGirlfriend, BelligerentSexualTension styled version of this.
2nd Jun '16 1:57:26 AM annette12
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* OlderSidekick: Dorota, her Polish maid.



%%* AuthorAvatar

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%%* AuthorAvatar* AuthorAvatar: The writers of Gossip Girl have admitted that Dan is their author avatar.



* BrooklynRage: Averted. He may be from Brooklyn but he's one of the calmer, more sensible characters.
** Except when you [[BerserkButton mess with his sister]].

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* BrooklynRage: Averted. He may be from Brooklyn but he's one of the calmer, more sensible characters.
**
characters. Except when you [[BerserkButton [[BigBrotherInstinct mess with his sister]].



%%* CoolLoser
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DoggedNiceGuy
** Although your mileage may vary on how nice he actually is.
%%* EasilyForgiven

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%%* CoolLoser
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DoggedNiceGuy
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CoolLoser: He looks good, and is smart, sensitive, and likable but he's seen as the Lonely Boy loser in the first season.
* DeadpanSnarker: Like Blair, he has a witty sense of humor and is often sarcastic.
* DoggedNiceGuy:
Although your mileage may vary on how nice he actually is.
%%* EasilyForgiven* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: He's immediately forgiven by everyone for being Gossip Girl.]]



%%* FishOutOfWater
%%* FriendlyEnemy

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%%* FishOutOfWater
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* FishOutOfWater: In the first season when he's trying to fit in the Upper East Side.
* FriendlyEnemy: [[spoiler: Can be considered this to the main Group since, as the mastermind behind the Gossip Girl blog, he was also lying to all his friends.]]



* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Cant Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]: Dan dreamed of Serena from afar for years before she finally noticed him in the pilot episode.

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* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Cant Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]: ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Gender-Inverted. Dan dreamed of Serena from afar for years before she finally noticed him in the pilot episode.



%%* InWithTheInCrowd

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%%* InWithTheInCrowd* InWithTheInCrowd: Originally a loner, but eventually becomes friends with Serena, Nate, and the others.



%%* MasterActor
%%* MissingMom

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%%* MasterActor
%%* MissingMom
* MasterActor: [[spoiler:With the revelation of the series finale, he must be a pretty good actor to maintain his secret for years.]]
* MissingMom: Dan and Jenny's mother, though she comes back for a few episodes. She doesn't even show up for her son's wedding.



%%* MostWritersAreMale
%%* MostWritersAreWriters

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%%* MostWritersAreMale
%%* MostWritersAreWriters
* MostWritersAreMale: Dan is an aspiring writer.



%%* OddFriendship: With Blair

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%%* * OddFriendship: With BlairBlair, in season 4 (they even have a RelationshipUpgrade at some point).



%%* OnlySaneMan

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%%* OnlySaneMan* OnlySaneMan: The sanest of the main characters, especially in early seasons.



%%* StalkerWithACrush
%%* StalkingIsLove

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%%* StalkerWithACrush
%%* StalkingIsLove
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: To Serena now that we know he spent years tracking and chronicling her activities through his position as Gossip Girl.]]
* StalkingIsLove: [[spoiler: Serena doesn't find it creepy or disturbing at all that Dan created a website that tracks and chronicles the movements of her and others just so he can get her.]]
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