History Characters / MeanGirls

10th Jul '16 8:56:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHeroine: She's the redheaded protagonist.
21st May '16 5:40:31 PM annette12
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* PopularIsDumb: Played straight with Gretchen and ''especially'' Karen. Zig-zagged with Regina who despite being able to manipulate most of the female half of the school into becoming her pawns, frequently shows herself to be rather BookDumb.
** Discussed and justified over the course of the movie - Cady, during her [[BecomingTheMask evolution into the]] AlphaBitch, begins [[ObfuscatingStupidity dumbing herself down]] so a boy will like her. They also state joining academic clubs like the Math Club (or "Mathletes") is "social suicide".

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* PopularIsDumb: Played straight with Gretchen and ''especially'' Karen. Zig-zagged with Regina who despite being able to manipulate most of the female half of the school into becoming her pawns, frequently shows herself to be rather BookDumb.
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BookDumb. Discussed and justified over the course of the movie - Cady, during her [[BecomingTheMask evolution into the]] AlphaBitch, begins [[ObfuscatingStupidity dumbing herself down]] so a boy will like her. They also state joining academic clubs like the Math Club (or "Mathletes") is "social suicide".



* BlondesAreEvil: Blonde, gorgeous, and evil to the core.



* BlondesAreEvil: Subverted; she's pretty nice mostly and is easily the least malicious of the Plastics (Cady included.)
11th Mar '16 10:35:40 AM annette12
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* CoolLoser: She self-describes herself and Damian as "the coolest people you will ever meet."

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* CoolLoser: She self-describes herself Justified. She's good looking, smart, and Damian funny but her reputation was destroyed by a rumor and she now willingly embraces outsiderdom. The producers were actually reluctant to cast Lizzy Kaplan as "the coolest people you will ever meet."Janis because they thought she was too pretty for the role but settled by giving her a goth/alternative look that would justify the popular girls avoiding her.
27th Dec '15 4:48:15 AM AlinhoAlisson
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* TheBadGuyWins: Whether she can be considered bad or not is debatable, she does get back at Regina in the end and does it ''spectacularly''.
30th Nov '15 9:28:54 PM dpisel01
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* ExtremeDoormat: She lives to do Regina's bidding. Even after the breakup of the Plastics, she doesn't seem to be able to function without someone to tell her what to do, and finds another queen bee to serve.

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* ExtremeDoormat: She is extremely submissive and lives to do Regina's bidding. Even after the breakup of the Plastics, she doesn't seem to be able to function without someone to tell her what to do, and finds another queen bee to serve.



* HiddenDepths: She [[spoiler: confesses to Cady that she's secretly miserable as Regina's friend and has to pretend to like and not like certain things in order to gain Regina's approval]].

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* HiddenDepths: She [[spoiler: confesses to Cady that she's secretly miserable as Regina's friend and has to pretend to like and not like certain things in order to gain Regina's approval]].approval.
6th Nov '15 8:06:06 AM AdelePotter
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* CoolTeacher: The students may not think so, but he's a very nice guy, and he breaks up the infamous hallway brawl single-handed, armed only with a baseball bat, which would've sent many other teachers running for the hills.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's the principal of a school that contains the likes of [[AlphaBitch Regina]], [[BetaBitch Gretchen]], [[TheDitz Karen]], [[ByronicHero Cady]], and [[PayEvilUntoEvil Janis]]. Sarcasm is his only hope for survival.


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* NiceGuy: He's a reasonable, friendly guy that genuinely wants the best for his students. He still has his limits, though.
2nd Oct '15 2:42:31 AM TitoMosquito
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* BerserkButton: Bringing up that she's a lesbian.
30th Aug '15 4:52:36 AM MsCC93
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* LaserGuidedKarma: She later gets hit by a bus for her bad behavior throughout the movie.
27th Aug '15 3:04:59 PM KizunaTallis
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* ManipulativeBitch: Janis convinces Cady to join the Plastics just so she can information from them.

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* ManipulativeBitch: Janis convinces Cady to join the Plastics just so she can get information from them.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Her vendetta against Regina.

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Her vendetta against Regina.plan to take down Regina consists of this.



* ToughLove: Her speech to Cady about the latter BecomingTheMask is arguably this. While it was pretty harsh for Janis to call Cady a bitch, Janis telling Cady about herself is what helped Cady see the errors of her way and revert back to her old self.

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* ToughLove: Her speech to Cady about the latter BecomingTheMask is arguably this. While it was pretty harsh for Janis to call Cady a bitch, Janis telling Cady about herself is what helped Cady see the errors error of her way ways and revert back to her old self.



* BookDumb: In contrast to Cady, Aaron is actually terrible at math, but he doesn't act like a BrainlessBeauty or DumbJock and actually seems a fairly level-headed person.

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* BookDumb: In contrast to Cady, Aaron is actually terrible at math, but he doesn't act like a BrainlessBeauty or DumbJock and actually seems to be a fairly level-headed person.



-->'''Cady''': ''(stating why she can't go to the dance)'' I'm grounded.
-->'''Norbury''': You're already out.

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-->'''Cady''': ''(stating why she can't go to the dance)'' I'm grounded.
"I'm grounded."
-->'''Norbury''': You're "You're already out."



-->"Aw ''hell'' no, I did not leave the Southside for ''this!''

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-->"Aw ''hell'' no, I did not leave the Southside for ''this!''''this''!"
26th Aug '15 2:52:58 AM annette12
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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: There's a lot of slapstick comedy: Gretchen getting hit in the head by a ball, Cady tripping and falling into the garbage can, Regina getting hit by a bus, Karen alone trying to catch Gretchen when she was throwing herself into the crowd etc.
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