History Characters / OnlyFoolsAndHorses

20th Jan '18 7:46:10 AM moloch
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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Del is occasionally quite homophobic, though this aspect of his character is always. always PlayedForLaughs.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Del is occasionally quite homophobic, though this aspect of his character is always. always PlayedForLaughs.PlayedForLaughs, and usually contrasted with Rodney mocking him for it.
26th Dec '17 8:40:22 AM thatmadork
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* MsFanservice: She had a nice bod...

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* MsFanservice: She had a nice bod...Cassandra often wears outfits which call attention to Gwyneth Strong's long, slender legs.
26th Dec '17 8:31:06 AM thatmadork
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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Del is occasionally quite homophobic, though this aspect of his character is always. always PlayedForLaughs.
15th Dec '17 10:18:07 AM ClintEastwood
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* AuthorAvatar: To John Sullivan.

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* AuthorAvatar: To John Sullivan.Sullivan, who was also a dreamer and idealist in his youth, as well as had an older sibling
5th Nov '17 11:48:56 AM Joker23
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* FauxAffablyEvil: In each of his appearances, particularly towards Del.
25th Aug '17 5:52:00 AM TellAll111
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* KubrickStare: Sports a genuinely unnerving one whenever he interrogates the Trotters.
29th Dec '16 1:44:34 PM OlfinBedwere
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* KarmaHoudini: Zig-zagged throughout the series. Sometimes his schemes pay off, sometimes they fail but Del manages to avoid any ill-effects, and sometimes they blow up spectacularly in his face. On a larger scale, he spends nearly the entire run of the series avoiding paying any income tax or VAT. RealityEnsues when his empire collapses between the 1996 and 2001--2003 trilogies, resulting in the taxman coming down on him like a ton of bricks, and Del ending up with a suspended prison sentence. He ultimately ends up being saved from this fate thanks to an inheritance from Uncle Albert, though has to use the lion's share of it to keep himself out of prison.
12th Dec '16 7:45:39 AM OlfinBedwere
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the first scene he appears in you might be forgiven for thinking he's a normal, if slightly sneaky cop. The first real hint of what a slimeball he is comes when he's talking to Del, and reveals that he's no longer on speaking terms with his father due to an incident where Slater arrested him for having a broken light on his bicycle. A bicycle which ''Slater lent him'', by the way.
13th Nov '16 4:26:57 PM MrThorfan64
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* ReallyGetsAround: In "Strangers on the Shore" its mentioned that while hiding in a village during the war he had numerous affairs, leading to the French Resistance betraying the sailors to the Germans. Del and Rodney then notice a lot of men in the village bear a resemblance to Albert.
10th Nov '16 4:04:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BizarreTasteInFood: His favourite cocktails include Baileys and cherryade, Tia Maria and Lucozade and blackcurrant & Pernod.



* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Would-be yuppie Del Boy is in the habit of throwing French words into his sentences even though he doesn't know what they mean. A full list can be found [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/onlyfools/lingo/euro.shtml here]].

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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Well, bad is pushing it, but as dodgy as he is, he adores his mum.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench / GratuitousFrench:
Would-be yuppie Del Boy is in the habit of throwing French words into his sentences even though he doesn't know what they mean. A full list can be found [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/onlyfools/lingo/euro.shtml here]].



* CloserToEarth



* DumbassHasAPoint: He is painfully naive next to Del, but is often the first to point out the cracks in Del's hair-brained schemes from either an ethical standpoint, a practical standpoint or both and he's usually right at the end. Subverted, in that he often willingly goes along with Del's schemes and suffers the consequences accordingly.



* SoapboxSadie: He's often going on about social issues to the interest of absolutely no-one.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In the 1988 Christmas special "Dates", Raquel Turner was introduced as one of these. She wanted to be an actress, but could only get not-real-acting jobs like stripogram or (in her second appearance) magician's assistant. After meeting Del, she gave up this profession after a StripperCopConfusion at Albert's birthday party.

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* CloserToEarth
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In the 1988 Christmas special "Dates", Raquel Turner she was introduced as one of these. She wanted to be an actress, but could only get not-real-acting jobs like stripogram or (in her second appearance) magician's assistant. After meeting Del, she gave up this profession after a StripperCopConfusion at Albert's birthday party.party.
* OnlySaneMan: She filled this role starting with "Rodney Come Home".


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* CloserToEarth


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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: His middle name is Derek, making his initials DDT, the same as a well-known insecticide. Subverted, since Uncle Albert points out straight away the effect this would have on Damien's initials, but Del and Raquel don't care about it.
-->Del Boy: Well, there'll be no flies on him, then, will there?


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* CloserToEarth


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* AccidentalMisnaming: Always called Rodney Dave.


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* TheseusShipParadox: Trigger is given a medal for owning the same broom for 20 years, although it has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles. When asked how can it be the same broom, Trigger produces a picture of himself and his broom and asks, "What more proof do you need?"


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* BlackBestFriend
* ButtMonkey: He's a perpetual victim of Del's schemes. As with every other Running Gag on the show, this is lampshaded no end, with Rodney frequently sympathising with his plight and Denzil himself trying hard to stop it happening.
* CloserToEarth


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* FriendlyEnemy: To Del.
* HonestJohnsUsedCarDealership: It's implied that his business is like this.


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* SignatureLaugh
* SitcomArchnemesis: To Del, sometimes.


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* ButtMonkey: Amongst other things, Del sold him a hairdryer that was actually a paint stripper (with predictable results), a deep fat fryer (which exploded) and a fax machine that didn't work.


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* CloserToEarth


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* FalseFriend


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* KickTheDog: In every other scene in which he appears, from petty crimes like sending his assistant on his break just as the police station canteen closes, to serious offences like blackmail and extortion. Perhaps the biggest moment comes in his first appearance, after Del tells him that he'd rather go to prison than reveal who gave him a stolen microwave. Slater tells him that if he does that, he'll also make sure that Rodney gets convicted on made-up charges of drug possession and ends up with a sentence at least as long as Del's, and to ''really'' put the boot in he also says that he'll use his contacts on the street to make sure the local criminals know that Grandad would be alone and vulnerable.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: He ends up being sent to prison for diamond smuggling after stealing the diamonds from Del and Boycie.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Averted. He's presented in the context of this trope, but is genuinely villainous. He's a DirtyCop, a borderline-abusive husband, and a sociopath.


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* TheAce: A debonair, gentleman thief who was a charming, generous and very clever man, who had a fondness and talent for art, was a hit with the ladies, and whose last job was the successful theft of half a million pounds worth of gold bullion, which he hid by burying it at sea under one of his pseudonyms (which he planned to retrieve using his skills as a diver). The image is slightly ruined by the fact that he died by sitting on a detonator during a later job.
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