History Characters / OnlyFoolsAndHorses

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.
4th Nov '16 9:34:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BigBrotherInstinct: He may tease Rodney to no end, but he looks out for him.



* AuthorAvatar: To John Sullivan.



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Rodney ''Charlton'' Trotter. At his wedding, the audience can't stop laughing at it so it ends up being omitted from Cassandra's vows. Made all the more embarrassing by the fact that, despite Rodney's insistence that his middle name was inspired by Charlton Heston, it actually came about because his mother Joannie was a fan of football club Charlton Athletic.

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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Rodney ''Charlton'' Trotter. At his wedding, the audience can't stop laughing at it so it ends up being omitted from Cassandra's vows. Made all the more embarrassing by the fact that, despite Rodney's insistence that his middle name was inspired by Charlton Heston, Creator/CharltonHeston, it actually came about because his mother Joannie was a fan of football club Charlton Athletic.



* OnlySaneMan



* RetiredBadass: "badass" is probably pushing it but he was a gunrunner and mercenary during the Spanish civil war.

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* RetiredBadass: "badass" "Badass" is probably pushing it but he was a gunrunner and mercenary during the Spanish civil war.



* OopNorth: He's from Liverpool.



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Boycie's middle name is revealed to be Aubrey, and he says that his father always used to call him by it. For some reason, in ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass'', it's treated as though it were his first name (although this is [[ContinuitySnarl rather inconsistant)]].

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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Boycie's middle name is revealed to be Aubrey, and he says that his father always used to call him by it. For some reason, in ''Series/TheGreenGreenGrass'', it's treated as though it were his first name (although this is [[ContinuitySnarl rather inconsistant)]].inconsistent)]].
24th Oct '16 11:54:19 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* TheOtherDarrin



[[WMG: Joan Mavis "Joannie" Trotter, Sr.]]

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[[WMG: Joan Mavis "Joannie" Trotter, Sr.]] (née Hollins)]]
20th May '16 11:33:40 AM scorchx
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* The Dog Bites Back: Is antagonistic towards the others due to being bullied by them as a child.

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* The Dog Bites Back: TheDogBitesBack: Is antagonistic towards the others due to being bullied by them as a child.
20th May '16 11:31:50 AM scorchx
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* The Dog Bites Back: Is antagonistic towards the others due to being bullied by them as a child.
7th Mar '16 4:03:26 PM MrThorfan64
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Played for laughs, in that he'll often criticise Del's schemes but go along with them anyway.



* NotSoAboveItAll: Doesn't like Del's plans, but often shows himself willing to take part in them. Well-demonstrated in "Friday the 14th" where he tells Del how immoral Salmon-poaching is, then when Del says he and Grandad will split the money between them, Rodney replies "Now I didn't say I wouldn't come."



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26th Nov '15 2:53:56 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jevon before the latter's disappearance.
26th Sep '15 4:33:10 PM robodirect
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* SelfMadeMan: He went to school with Del and managed to make himself a millionaire years before Del did.
30th Jul '15 9:23:40 AM TellAll111
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* KnightOfCerebus: While he has his humerous moments, his solo appearance causes serious tension within the Trotter household.


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* KnightOfCerebus: While he is still a humorous character, the lengths he'll go to get one over on Del is portrayed with absolute seriousness.
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