History Characters / Popeye

18th Aug '17 5:32:20 AM Cieloazul
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* AdaptationalBadass: Though he always looks physically imposing, Bluto's actual strength varies between continuities. In some of them, he is a weakling for all his size and is forced to resort to trickery; in others, he is stronger or at least equal to Popeye in their natural state; and in the rare ones, he is a menace for Popeye even after the latter eats his spinach. Most adaptations typically run with the second interpretation, though he has never stopped showing a ludicrous glass chin at some points.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Though he always looks physically imposing, Bluto's actual strength varies between continuities. In some of them, he is a weakling for all his size and is forced to resort to trickery; trickery to catch up; in others, he is stronger or at least equal to Popeye in their natural state; state, but no match for him when he eats his spinach; and in the rare ones, he is a behemot that poses a menace for Popeye even after the latter eats his spinach. for a spinached-up Popeye. Most adaptations typically run with the second interpretation, version, though he has never stopped showing a ludicrous glass chin at some points.chin.



* BabiesEverAfter: In the cartoon continuity, he has a son, Bluto Junior ("BJ") or Bluto the Second. This combines with GenerationXerox as his son really takes after him in appearance and personality as well as having the same dynamic with Popeye's son, renamed from Swee'pea to Popeye Junior, or "PJ."

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* BabiesEverAfter: In the cartoon continuity, he has a son, Bluto Junior ("BJ") or Bluto the Second.Tank. This combines with GenerationXerox as his son really takes after him in appearance and personality as well as having the same dynamic with Popeye's son, renamed from Swee'pea to Popeye Junior, or "PJ."



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He is stated to be former best friends and Navy buddies with Popeye before Olive got between them, and perhaps for that reason, there are episodes and adaptations in which they have a WorthyOpponent or FriendlyEnemy relationship, if not outright friendship, at least until something gets between them again. The best example is ''Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy'', where he's a nice guy, Popeye's first mate, and when Olive starts hitting on him (not knowing she's being mind-controlled by the Sea Hag) he turns her down.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He is stated to be former best friends and Navy buddies with Popeye before Olive got between them, and perhaps for that reason, that's the reason there are episodes and adaptations in which they have a WorthyOpponent or FriendlyEnemy relationship, if relationship (if not outright friendship, at least friendship until something gets between them again. again). The best example is ''Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy'', where he's a nice guy, guy and Popeye's first mate, and when Olive starts hitting on him (not knowing she's being mind-controlled by the Sea Hag) Hag), he turns her down.



* InformedFlaw: He is usually described as an unintelligent brute, even by himself, but he resorts very often to pretty cunning and convoluted plans.

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* InformedFlaw: He is usually described as an unintelligent brute, even by himself, himself as in the quote above, but he resorts very often to shows pretty cunning and convoluted plans.
17th Aug '17 12:03:03 AM Rippingtons60
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** Mess with Olive or Swee Pea and you'll soon regret it.

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** Mess with Olive or Swee Pea Swee'pea and you'll soon regret it.
16th Aug '17 9:57:57 PM annette12
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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: She often suffers comic abuse when caught in the struggle between Popeye and Bluto.
13th Aug '17 11:04:33 AM Rippingtons60
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** Mess with Olive or Swee Pea and you'll soon regret it.
13th Aug '17 10:17:36 AM ACW
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* TruthInTelevision: There are numerous, well-documented horror stories where some "white-knighting" petty bureaucrat decided to rip children from their fathers for reasons that are far flimsier than what Popeye was given, and got away with it due to a rather horrific maternal bias in the system, worldwide. The Child Welfare System seemingly can not grasp that, statistically speaking, maternal child abuse is equal to paternal child abuse in both frequency and severity. Thus a single-mother has to basically be a CompleteMonster to have her children taken away, but a single-father basically just needs to fail a single utility bill, and good luck proving he's not at fault in court.

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* TruthInTelevision: There are numerous, well-documented horror stories where some "white-knighting" petty bureaucrat decided to rip children from their fathers for reasons that are far flimsier than what Popeye was given, and got away with it due to a rather horrific maternal bias in the system, worldwide. The Child Welfare System seemingly can not grasp that, statistically speaking, maternal child abuse is equal to paternal child abuse in both frequency and severity. Thus a single-mother has to basically be a CompleteMonster monster to have her children taken away, but a single-father basically just needs to fail a single utility bill, and good luck proving he's not at fault in court.
7th Aug '17 8:17:36 AM Harem-author
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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In the cartoon continuity, he once tries to force Olive to marry him, or she loses all rights to her ancestral estate.




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7th Aug '17 6:06:41 AM Harem-author
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[[Mrs. Brutus]]

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[[Bluto Brutus the Second, aka, Bluto Jr. "BJ"]]

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7th Aug '17 6:01:50 AM Harem-author
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Popeye never fights without a damn good reason, and chooses his battles very, very carefully. In the cartoon continuity, doubly so. When his son, Popeye Junior, sought his aid to recover the Mermaid statue, that was rightfully his under maritime salvage law, from the Brutus family (ie Bluto's), Popeye let the Brutus family keep said statue, as he immediately recognized it belonged to ''The Sea Hag'' and knew she'd be along to claim it soon enough. Popeye when asked angrily about this, went on to explain just how dangerous The Sea Hag is and it's better if the Brutus family feels her wrath.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Popeye never fights without a damn good reason, and chooses his battles very, very carefully. In the cartoon continuity, doubly so. When his son, Popeye Junior, sought his aid to recover the Mermaid statue, that was rightfully his under maritime salvage law, from the Brutus family (ie Bluto's), Popeye let the Brutus family keep said statue, as he immediately recognized it belonged to ''The Sea Hag'' and knew she'd be along to claim it soon enough. Popeye Popeye, when asked angrily about this, went on to explain just how dangerous The Sea Hag is is, and that it's better if the Brutus family feels her wrath.


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* MortonsFork: In the cartoon continuity, Popeye reveals through a flashback, explaining Olive's highly unique wedding ring, that Bluto came to her demanding her hand in marriage (so he could control her estate) or she'd lose her estate through a very antiquated inheritance law. [[TakeAThirdOption Fortunately, she was able to marry Popeye,]][[AdultFear who had far more benevolent reasons]] [[MarriageOfConvenience to ask for her hand in marriage.]]


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* KarmaHoudini: Averted for the most part as antagonizing Popeye almost always winds up getting him utterly humiliated one way or another. There is one notable exception that meets this trope and takes it UpToEleven. Bluto never suffers any consequences in the cartoon continuity for stealing Popeye's wedding ring meant for Olive Oyl, threatening the custody of Swee'pea and Olive's estate. No, he actually gets rewarded instead, by marriage to a far wealthier and more suitable woman, who not only makes him happy, but bore him a son.


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[[Mrs. Brutus]]
A cartoon only character created for the new Popeye saga that centers around Popeye's son, "Popeye Junior." She married Bluto and gave Bluto a son, called Bluto Junior, or Bluto Brutus the Second.

* CorruptPolitician: She twisted inheritance law, eminent domain, and the Child Welfare Act into pretzels to try and seize the Oyl estate for herself, and her interests, and to strip Popeye of custody over Swee'pea respectively. While the way she did it was entirely legal (at least in-universe), the morality behind it is dubious, at best.
* EntertaininglyWrong: When it came to Bluto's "proposal," she took 2+2 and got 22. She figured that he had her blockade all the places where one could get married, and under his name, because he wanted her to marry him, and the moment he crashed into her estate, totaling his car in the process, Popeye's stolen wedding ring in hand, and landed before her in the classic pose (or something very close to it), she immediately agreed to marry him, aloud, before he could say anything. [[PragmaticVillainy He never bothered to correct her.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul: She wears glasses and has little in the way of scruples.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Her machinations to seize the Oyl estate and strip custody of Swee'pea from Popeye get Olive and Popeye married to each other, giving Swee'pea, aka Popeye Junior, a stable, loving, two parent family where he grows up to be a happy, well adjusted teen-age boy that is also a moral pillar for the community.
* TruthInTelevision: There are numerous, well-documented horror stories where some "white-knighting" petty bureaucrat decided to rip children from their fathers for reasons that are far flimsier than what Popeye was given, and got away with it due to a rather horrific maternal bias in the system, worldwide. The Child Welfare System seemingly can not grasp that, statistically speaking, maternal child abuse is equal to paternal child abuse in both frequency and severity. Thus a single-mother has to basically be a CompleteMonster to have her children taken away, but a single-father basically just needs to fail a single utility bill, and good luck proving he's not at fault in court.
* VillainHasAPoint: Child Protective Services should have been very, very interested in Popeye. A bachelor with a shady past, prone to get into fights, and no stable source of income is clearly ''not'' a good place to raise a child.
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[[Bluto Brutus the Second, aka, Bluto Jr. "BJ"]]
A cartoon only character created for the new Popeye saga. Bluto's son and only child. Really takes after his father.

* TheBully: He loves to throw his weight around, or if that's not enough, his parents'. He never goes too far because that would threaten his athletic scholarship. What he hates most about Popeye Junior is that PJ will never bend the knee to him.
* JerkJock: He's the number one athlete in school with Popeye Junior a very close second, and he's every bit as unpleasant as Bluto, his father.
* NeverMyFault: Not only do his parents bail him out when he gets in trouble, they go out of their way to try and find some way they can blame PJ for it, while ignoring his own behavior.
* SpoiledBrat: Not only do his parents pretty much give him whatever he wants, whenever he wants, they openly enable, support, and actively encourage his nastier traits.
7th Aug '17 5:13:35 AM Harem-author
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Popeye never fights without a damn good reason, and chooses his battles very, very carefully. In the cartoon continuity, doubly so. When his son, Popeye Junior, sought his aid to recover the Mermaid statue, that was rightfully his under maritime salvage law, from the Brutus family (ie Bluto's), Popeye let the Brutus family keep said statue, as he immediately recognized it belonged to ''The Sea Hag'' and knew she'd be along to claim it soon enough. Popeye when asked angrily about this, went on to explain just how dangerous The Sea Hag is and it's better if the Brutus family feels her wrath.


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* HappilyMarried: Amazingly. At least in the cartoon continuity. [[AccidentalProposal Even though it was purely accidental,]] he finds and marries a woman other than Olive Oyl, who not only suits him better but is far wealthier than Olive will ever be.


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* HenpeckedHusband: In the cartoon continuity, his wife utterly dominates him by force of personality. Everyone in town is quite happy with this as it does wonders to keep Bluto from directly antagonizing anyone, especially Popeye.


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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Combined with AlliterativeName. The cartoon continuity reveals his last name is Brutus.
6th Aug '17 5:37:14 AM Harem-author
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* MarriageOfConveniene: She married Popeye so she could hold on to her estate, and Popeye married her to retain custody of Swee'pea.

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* MarriageOfConveniene: MarriageOfConvenience: She married Popeye so she could hold on to her estate, and Popeye married her to retain custody of Swee'pea.Swee'pea. They've been HappilyMarried ever since, though the two of them don't have any children other than Swee'pea, renamed Popeye Junior, or "PJ."
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