History Characters / ParksAndRecreation

7th Feb '17 3:14:48 PM KizunaTallis
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: April's a pretty big jerk, she enjoys mocking Jerry, openly dislikes Ann, has little respect for the rules and claims to hate everyone. However she does have a softer side, particularly towards Ron, Andy and later Leslie. As the show goes on, the "jerk" aspect fades -- though she's always pretty creepy and abrasive.[[note]]Really, she just stops being so uncaring about things, becomes more ready to appreciate tthings like Andy, animals and her own desire to achieve something in life, and while her abrasive facade stays in place, she uses it to destroy anything she genuinely despises, instead of just everybody around her.[[/note]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: April's a pretty big jerk, she enjoys mocking Jerry, openly dislikes Ann, has little respect for the rules and claims to hate everyone.everyone and everything. However she does have a softer side, particularly towards Ron, Andy and later Leslie. As the show goes on, the "jerk" aspect fades -- though she's always pretty creepy and abrasive.[[note]]Really, abrasive, and even then she just stops being so uncaring about things, becomes more ready to appreciate tthings like Andy, animals and her own desire to achieve something in life, and while her abrasive facade stays in place, she only ever uses it to destroy anything she genuinely despises, instead of just everybody around her.[[/note]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He becomes this, pointing out to Ron after the debacle of the family barbecue that the point of the barbecue was to tthank the employees for their hard work (the implication being that Ron's determination to show off his meat-cooking skills, and his hissy fit when everyone kept complaining that it was taking too long, were inappropriate.)

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He becomes this, pointing out to Ron after the debacle of the family barbecue that the point of the barbecue was to tthank thank the employees for their hard work (the implication being that Ron's determination to show off his meat-cooking skills, and his hissy fit when everyone kept complaining that it was taking too long, were inappropriate.)inappropriate).
7th Feb '17 9:44:24 AM 06tele
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** At one point, she even mutters "God, why does everything we do have to be cloaked in, like, 15 layers of irony."



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: April's a pretty big jerk, she enjoys mocking Jerry, openly dislikes Ann, has little respect for the rules and claims to hate everyone. However she does have a softer side, particularly towards Ron, Andy and later Leslie. As the show goes on, the "jerk" aspect fades -- though she's always pretty creepy and abrasive.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: April's a pretty big jerk, she enjoys mocking Jerry, openly dislikes Ann, has little respect for the rules and claims to hate everyone. However she does have a softer side, particularly towards Ron, Andy and later Leslie. As the show goes on, the "jerk" aspect fades -- though she's always pretty creepy and abrasive.[[note]]Really, she just stops being so uncaring about things, becomes more ready to appreciate tthings like Andy, animals and her own desire to achieve something in life, and while her abrasive facade stays in place, she uses it to destroy anything she genuinely despises, instead of just everybody around her.[[/note]]
6th Feb '17 5:16:25 PM ImpudentInfidel
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A miniature horse (more specifically, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shetland_pony Shetland pony]]) that did... [[NoodleIncident something]] that has endeared him to the residents of Pawnee.

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A miniature horse (more specifically, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shetland_pony Shetland pony]]) that did... [[NoodleIncident something]] that has endeared him to the residents of Pawnee.
3rd Feb '17 5:07:21 AM 06tele
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He becomes this, pointing out to Ron after the debacle of the family barbecue that the point of the barbecue was to tthank the employees for their hard work (the implication being that Ron's determination to show off his meat-cooking skills, and his hissy fit when everyone kept complaining that it was taking too long, were inappropriate.)
3rd Feb '17 5:00:41 AM 06tele
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** Despite his obsession with being as stereotypically masculine as humanly possible, he's also a staunch feminist.

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** Despite his obsession with being as stereotypically masculine as humanly possible, he's also a staunch feminist.[[note]]Although perhaps uncommon, this is in keeping with Ron's principled libertarianism: he believes that people should not have the right to infringe the freedom of others, so it's only consistent of him to extend this to women as well as men.



** Of course there are times when he's almost an unabashed {{Jerkass}}. Case in point, in "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" Ron is supposed plan and host a family barbecue, but first he plans to slaughter a live pig, then being told he can't do that, he goes to a store. Where he only buys beer and meat, then proceeds to throw away Chris' veggie patties and takes off when people complain that he didn't even bring plates.

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** Of course there are times when he's almost an unabashed {{Jerkass}}. Case in point, in "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" Ron is supposed to plan and host a family barbecue, but first barbecue. First he plans to slaughter a live pig, then being told he can't do that, he goes to a store. Where he store where the only food he buys is beer and meat, then proceeds to throw meat. The delay caused by his live pig silliness means that he starts cooking in late morning rather than at dawn, so that by the time it's lunchtime and everyone's starving, the food is nowhere near ready; he throws away Chris' veggie vegetarian patties because he personally doesn't like them; and takes off when people complain that he didn't even bring plates.plates, he throws a massive huff and leaves.
28th Jan '17 2:45:51 AM SPBurke
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* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: An interesting version of this. Ron is gruff, loves working with his hands, eats a lot of meat, drinks a lot of whiskey, and is a strong fighter. But this doesn't translate into racism, sexism, or homophobia like over examples might. Combined with his distrust of the government and big business, Ron could be considered the true libertarian ideal.
** And since he has an attraction to strong women, there's some FridgeBrilliance in that the actress who plays his wife also played XenaWarriorPrincess.
25th Jan '17 5:46:02 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* LowestCommonDenominator: He gets a lot of mileage in the campaign by spouting vaguely positive gibberish. It doesn't offend anybody because it doesn't mean anything.
22nd Jan '17 4:00:36 PM randomguy399
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* ManChild: Starts out as a college student, but continues acting like a moody high schooler well into her twenties.



* PitbullDatesPuppy: With Andy, and it works, partially because April's really a big softie underneath her snarky exterior.

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* PitbullDatesPuppy: With Andy, and it works, partially because April's really a big softie underneath her snarky exterior.Andy.



* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Andy's Red.



--> '''Donna:''' Knope, you're a softie, but on the inside, you're a straight-up boss. April, you're the exact opposite.



* WhenSheSmiles: Especially in the early seasons, her few smiles are really pretty. After she [[TookALevelInKindness loosens up a bit]] (mostly thanks to Andy's influence) they start to become far more frequent and directed at people other than her husband.

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* WhenSheSmiles: Especially in the early seasons, seasons; her few smiles are really pretty. After she [[TookALevelInKindness loosens up a bit]] (mostly thanks to Andy's influence) they start to become far more frequent and directed at people other than her husband.



* WomanChild: Among other examples, she buys toys instead of household items at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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* WomanChild: Among other examples, she buys toys instead of household items at Bed, Bath and Beyond.Starts out as a college student, but continues acting like a moody high schooler well into her twenties.



* TheCynic: Though he's gotten better, thanks to Leslie and Pawnee in general.

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* TheCynic: Though he's gotten he gets better, thanks to Leslie and Pawnee in general.



* TheStoic: He is usually the calm and sensible guy, compared to the other employees. He rarely laughs, cry or lose his temper.

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* TheStoic: He is usually the calm and sensible guy, compared to the other employees. He rarely laughs, cry cries or lose loses his temper.
20th Jan '17 12:07:00 AM BB8ForPresident
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* JerkassFacade: Puts one up when acting as state auditor and he has to be ruthless in order to make budget cuts and play bad cop to Chris' good cop. Years of being hated everywhere he goes also seems to have made him more brusque and closed off. The show quickly reveals he's a lot sweeter than he appears and is actually one of the nicest characters on the show. He also softens up a lot socially thanks to Leslie and making friends with the rest of the Parks department.

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* JerkassFacade: Puts one up when acting as state auditor and he has to be ruthless in order to make budget cuts and play bad cop to Chris' good cop. Years of being hated everywhere he goes also seems to have made him more brusque and closed off. The show However it's quickly reveals revealed that he's a lot sweeter than he appears and is actually develops into one of the nicest characters on the show. He also softens up a lot socially thanks to Leslie and making friends with the rest of the Parks department.
19th Jan '17 10:47:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* CharacterDevelopment: In the second season, he began a steady relationship with Ann and remained faithful to her. At Valentine's Day, he (admittedly) gives her every clichéd Valentine's Day gift he can think of because it's the first time he's been able to give someone such a gift.

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* CharacterDevelopment: In the second season, he began a steady relationship with Ann and remained faithful to her. At Valentine's Day, he (admittedly) gives her every clichéd Valentine's Day gift he can think of because it's the first time he's been able to give someone such a gift. In the first episode of season 2 Ann notes that his personality seems to have shifted overnight after he suffered a head injury at the end of season 1.
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