History Characters / Popeye

3rd Nov '17 7:17:10 PM annette12
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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: In all incarnations, he is grouchy and even downight hostile at times, but when it comes down to it he's not such a bad guy; he ultimately has a change of heart when he starts bonding with Swee'Pea in the movie.

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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In all incarnations, he is grouchy and even downight hostile at times, but when it comes down to it he's not such a bad guy; he ultimately has a change of heart when he starts bonding with Swee'Pea in the movie.
3rd Nov '17 7:04:55 PM snichols1973
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* ManipulativeBastard: In the 1980 live-action film, when he plans to exploit Swee'Pea's fortune predicting abilities to find Poopdeck Pappy's treasure.



* BadassGrandpa: Senile he may be, but super strength and fearlessness is something that runs in Popeye's family. He aided Popeye in taking down an entire legion of Goons in "Goonland"! ** In Film/{{Popeye}}, he manages to rescue Swee'Pea from an octopus and Bluto.

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* BadassGrandpa: Senile he may be, but super strength and fearlessness is something that runs in Popeye's family. He aided Popeye in taking down an entire legion of Goons in "Goonland"! "Goonland"!
** In Film/{{Popeye}}, the 1980 Film/{{Popeye}} , he manages to rescue Swee'Pea from an octopus and Bluto.



* PapaWolf: Despite being rude and grumpy towards Popeye, he is shown to be very protective, even taking on an army of Goons in "Goonland", and rescuing Swee'Pea from Bluto and an octopus in ''Film/Popeye''.

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* PapaWolf: Despite being rude and grumpy towards Popeye, he is shown to be very protective, even taking on an army of Goons in "Goonland", and rescuing Swee'Pea from Bluto and an octopus in ''Film/Popeye''.''Film/{{Popeye}}'' (1980 film).
3rd Nov '17 4:22:20 PM BurgerLord
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Occasionally, Popeye and Bluto were depicted this way. The best example is "Fightin' Pals", which starts off with the two of them exchanging "playful" punches just as Bluto is heading off to explore Africa. When months pass and Bluto doesn't return, Popeye heads to "Darkesk Afrikey" to find his old pal. Driving himself to exhaustion, he finds Bluto... surrounded by lovely native girls, living in a tropical paradise. When Bluto sees Popeye on the brink of death, he hauls out a can of spinach and revives him. The two exchange polite greetings... and proceed to start beating the living crap out of each other, laughing all the way. The weirdest SugarWiki/MomentOfHeartwarming you'll ever see.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Occasionally, Popeye and Bluto were depicted this way. The best example is "Fightin' Pals", which starts off with the two of them exchanging "playful" punches just as Bluto is heading off to explore Africa. When months pass and Bluto doesn't return, Popeye heads to "Darkesk Afrikey" to find his old pal. Driving himself to exhaustion, he finds Bluto... surrounded by lovely native girls, living in a tropical paradise. When Bluto sees Popeye on the brink of death, he hauls out a can of spinach and revives him. The two exchange polite greetings... and proceed to start beating the living crap out of each other, laughing all the way. The weirdest SugarWiki/MomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments you'll ever see.
3rd Nov '17 4:21:47 PM BurgerLord
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* MurderingTheHypotenuse:
His countless, unsuccessful attempts to get Popeye out of the picture so he can woo Olive Oyl.

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* MurderingTheHypotenuse:
MurderTheHypotenuse: His countless, unsuccessful attempts to get Popeye out of the picture so he can woo Olive Oyl.


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* VitriolicBestBuds: Occasionally, Popeye and Bluto were depicted this way. The best example is "Fightin' Pals", which starts off with the two of them exchanging "playful" punches just as Bluto is heading off to explore Africa. When months pass and Bluto doesn't return, Popeye heads to "Darkesk Afrikey" to find his old pal. Driving himself to exhaustion, he finds Bluto... surrounded by lovely native girls, living in a tropical paradise. When Bluto sees Popeye on the brink of death, he hauls out a can of spinach and revives him. The two exchange polite greetings... and proceed to start beating the living crap out of each other, laughing all the way. The weirdest SugarWiki/MomentOfHeartwarming you'll ever see.
3rd Nov '17 9:56:14 AM snichols1973
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->'''Castor Oyl''': "Hey you, are you a sailor?"

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->'''Castor Oyl''': [[CaptainObvious "Hey you, are you a sailor?"sailor?"]]



* DumbMuscle: During the Fleischer Studios era cartoons of the 1930' and early 1940's.



* MurderingTheHypotenuse:
His countless, unsuccessful attempts to get Popeye out of the picture so he can woo Olive Oyl.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When Popeye and Bluto are fighting over him as a customer, whether at a carnival booth or in a diner war, Wimpy will find a way to take advantage of the situation by promoting the "fight of the century" between Popeye and Bluto, or getting a meal for nothing in the midst of a diner war. He even manages to find a pearl in an oyster at Roughhouse's Diner, and Geezil tells Roughhouse that he sold Wimpy a phony pearl for a dime, which just happened to be the price of a single oyster.



* WildCard: He can be Popeye's friend, or a PunchClockVillain assistant to Bluto, which varies according to the episode.



* BadassGrandpa: Senile he may be, but super strength and fearlessness is something that runs in Popeye's family. He aided Popeye in taking down an entire legion of Goons in "Goonland"!

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* BadassGrandpa: Senile he may be, but super strength and fearlessness is something that runs in Popeye's family. He aided Popeye in taking down an entire legion of Goons in "Goonland"! ** In Film/{{Popeye}}, he manages to rescue Swee'Pea from an octopus and Bluto.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In all incarnations, he is grouchy and even downight hostile at times, but when it comes down to it he's not such a bad guy.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: In all incarnations, he is grouchy and even downight hostile at times, but when it comes down to it he's not such a bad guy.guy; he ultimately has a change of heart when he starts bonding with Swee'Pea in the movie.



* PapaWolf: Despite being rude and grumpy towards Popeye, he is shown to be very protective.

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* PapaWolf: Despite being rude and grumpy towards Popeye, he is shown to be very protective.protective, even taking on an army of Goons in "Goonland", and rescuing Swee'Pea from Bluto and an octopus in ''Film/Popeye''.
1st Nov '17 3:45:51 PM jccw227
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[[folder:George W. Geezil]]
!!!!!!Voiced by: Jack Mercer (1941) [[note]]voiced in Olive's Boithday Presink[[/note]], Richard Libertini (live action film)

A presumably Russian(?) cobbler with a profound hatred for Wimpy.
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: He looks very much like an Orthodox Jew, with his long beard and black attire.
* FunetikAksent: His odd speech pattern seems to give off the impression that he's from Eastern Europe. Possibly Russia. The movie seems to confirm this.
* HairTriggerTemper: He's frequently flustered or angry, especially if Wimpy is nearby.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He hates Wimpy with a passion, who for the most part, just ignores him. He even once went so far as to kill him and would have succeeded had he not offered to buy everyone a hamburger after the doctor pronounced Wimpy dead.
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29th Oct '17 4:18:10 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->''"I yam wot I yam, and dat's ALL what I yam."''\\

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-->''"I yam wot I yam, and dat's that's ALL what wot I yam."''\\
29th Oct '17 4:10:12 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->''I yam wot I yam, and dat's ALL what I yam.''\\\
''Well, blow me down.''\\\
''[[PreAssKickingOneLiner That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands no more!]]''

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29th Oct '17 4:09:19 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->''I yam wot I yam, an that's all wot I yam.''
-->''Well, blow me down.''
-->''[[PreAssKickingOneLiner That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands no more!]]''

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-->''I yam wot I yam, an that's all wot and dat's ALL what I yam.''
-->''Well,
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''Well,
blow me down.''
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''[[PreAssKickingOneLiner
That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands no more!]]''
28th Oct '17 4:17:39 PM JohnnyNevada
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* HappilyMarried: In the cartoon continuity, he does eventually marry Olive Oyl. It may have been a MarriageOfConvenience, but the day is remembered fondly by both of them, and they've been married over a decade by the time the sequel comes around.
* 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 that it's better if the Brutus family feels her wrath.

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* HappilyMarried: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', he does eventually marry Olive Oyl. It may have been a MarriageOfConvenience, but the day is remembered fondly by both of them, and they've been married over a decade by the time the sequel comes around.
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Popeye never fights without a damn good reason, and chooses his battles very, very carefully. In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', 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), Bluto family, Popeye let the Brutus Bluto 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 that it's better if the Brutus Bluto family feels her wrath.



* LoopholeAbuse: In the cartoon continuity, when Bluto blockaded every possible chapel, church, or house of worship and even went so far as to steal the wedding ring Popeye intended to use for his wedding to Olive Oyl, Popeye remembered that ship captains can legally marry people, and married Olive Oyl on a garbage scow the two were rescued by when Bluto pushed them off the road into a river while making his getaway, after stealing Popeye's wedding ring. Popeye even took a random discarded bolt nut to use as a make-shift ring. Since that day, it's been gold-plated (or replaced with a gold facsimile) and fitted with a diamond which Olive is all too proud to show off.

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* LoopholeAbuse: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', when Bluto blockaded every possible chapel, church, or house of worship and even went so far as to steal the wedding ring Popeye intended to use for his wedding to Olive Oyl, Popeye remembered that ship captains can legally marry people, and married Olive Oyl on a garbage scow the two were rescued by when Bluto pushed them off the road into a river while making his getaway, after stealing Popeye's wedding ring. Popeye even took a random discarded bolt nut to use as a make-shift ring. Since that day, it's been gold-plated (or replaced with a gold facsimile) and fitted with a diamond which Olive is all too proud to show off.



* TheMaidenNameDebate: In the cartoon continuity, either he has no family name of his own, or the Oyl estate has to be in the hands of an Oyl for Olive to keep it. (This is never really made clear.) As such, when he marries Olive, he legally becomes Popeye Oyl.
* MarriageOfConvenience: In the cartoon continuity, Bluto hits upon what he thinks is the perfect scheme to utterly break Popeye, once and for all. Bluto colludes with a female high-ranking government bureaucrat to send Child Protective Services to strip custody of Swee'pea away from Popeye in return for said official gaining the Oyl estate, unless both Olive Oyl and Popeye can prove they're legally married by sunset. (With Bluto expecting Olive Oyl to be married to himself.) Bluto even went so far as to steal the wedding ring Popeye intended to use during the wedding ceremony. [[LoopholeAbuse Fortunately, Popeye found another way.]]

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* TheMaidenNameDebate: In Depending on the cartoon continuity, incarnation, either he Popeye has no family name of his own, or the Oyl estate has to be in the hands of an Oyl for Olive to keep it. (This is never really made clear.) As such, when he marries Olive, he legally becomes Popeye Oyl.
* MarriageOfConvenience: In the cartoon continuity, one incarnation, Bluto hits upon what he thinks is the perfect scheme to utterly break Popeye, once and for all. Bluto colludes with a female high-ranking government bureaucrat to send Child Protective Services to strip custody of Swee'pea away from Popeye in return for said official gaining the Oyl estate, unless both Olive Oyl and Popeye can prove they're legally married by sunset. (With Bluto expecting Olive Oyl to be married to himself.) Bluto even went so far as to steal the wedding ring Popeye intended to use during the wedding ceremony. [[LoopholeAbuse Fortunately, Popeye found another way.]]



* HappilyMarried: In the cartoon continuity, she does eventually marry Popeye.

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* HappilyMarried: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', she does eventually marry Popeye.



* MarriageOfConvenience: She married Popeye so she could hold on to her estate, and Popeye married her to retain custody of 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."
* 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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* MarriageOfConvenience: She In one incarnation, she married Popeye so she could hold on to her estate, and Popeye married her to retain custody of 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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* MortonsFork: In the cartoon continuity, one incarnation, 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.]]



* AccidentalProposal: In the cartoon continuity, he escapes Popeye's pursuit, after stealing Popeye's ring, intended for Olive Oyl, only to crash and fall in a fashion very close to the classical marriage proposal form, right before his accomplice who helped him threaten Popeye's custody of Swee'pea and Olive's estate. He chose to go through with the marriage rather than face the wrath of a scorned woman that's also a powerful and highly influential government bureaucrat with very few legal or ethical scruples.

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* AccidentalProposal: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', he escapes Popeye's pursuit, after stealing Popeye's ring, intended for Olive Oyl, only to crash and fall (next to a woman who admired him) in a fashion very close to the classical marriage proposal form, right before his accomplice who helped him threaten Popeye's custody of Swee'pea and Olive's estate. form. He chose choose to go through with the marriage rather than face the wrath of a scorned woman that's also a powerful and highly influential government bureaucrat with very few legal or ethical scruples.wedding anyway.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In the cartoon continuity, he once tries to force Olive to marry him, or she loses all rights to her ancestral estate.
* BabiesEverAfter: In the cartoon continuity, he has a son, Bluto Junior ("BJ") or 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."

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In the cartoon continuity, one incarnation, he once tries to force Olive to marry him, or she loses all rights to her ancestral estate.
* BabiesEverAfter: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', he has a son, Bluto Junior ("BJ") or 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."Junior.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Some shorts feature Bluto and Popeye as business rivals. For example, one had the two of them competing for a military contract to build warships. In the Al Brodax short "Spinach Shortage", Bluto {{Expy}} Brutus monopolized Spinach and was withholding it to raise prices. While it's anyone's guess if he did anything illegal to obtain his spinach monopoly, it's still illegal to abuse monopoly even if it was obtained fair and square.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Some shorts feature Bluto and Popeye as business rivals. For example, one the Famous short "A Hull of a Mess" had the two of them competing for a military contract to build warships. In the Al Brodax short "Spinach Shortage", Bluto {{Expy}} Brutus monopolized Spinach and was withholding it to raise prices. While it's anyone's guess if he did anything illegal to obtain his spinach monopoly, it's still illegal to abuse monopoly even if it was obtained fair and square.



* 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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* HappilyMarried: Amazingly. At least in the cartoon continuity.''Popeye and Son''. [[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.



* 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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* HenpeckedHusband: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', 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.



* 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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* 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 ''Popeye and Son'' for stealing Popeye's wedding ring meant for Olive Oyl, threatening the custody of Swee'pea and Olive's estate.Oyl. 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.



* NamedByTheAdaptation: Combined with AlliterativeName. The cartoon continuity reveals his last name is Brutus.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Combined with AlliterativeName. The cartoon continuity reveals his last name is Brutus.



* SuicidalOverconfidence: In the cartoon continuity, over a decade after both he and Popeye have gotten married, and now have teen-aged sons, he thinks he can take on, in open combat, ''The Sea Hag'' who is hurling around hurricane strength winds and has '''Popeye''' scared when she came to reclaim a mermaid statue that his son Bluto Junior stole from Popeye Junior. Had not "PJ" taken the statue back and ''thrown it at The Sea Hag'', the town they were in would have gotten pulverized.

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* SuicidalOverconfidence: In the cartoon continuity, ''Popeye and Son'', over a decade after both he and Popeye have gotten married, and now have teen-aged sons, he thinks he can take on, in open combat, ''The Sea Hag'' who is hurling around hurricane strength winds and has '''Popeye''' scared when she came to reclaim a mermaid statue that his son Bluto Junior Tank stole from Popeye Junior. Had not "PJ" Junior taken the statue back and ''thrown it at The Sea Hag'', the town they were in would have gotten pulverized.



[[folder: 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 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.
* 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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[[folder: 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.
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* AdaptationNameChange: In the cartoon continuity, by the time he reaches his teen years, he starts going by "Popeye Junior" or "PJ" for short.



* DoesNotLikeSpam: In the cartoon continuity, he hates the taste of canned spinach, but when push comes to shove, he will eat it as PowerupFood if need be.


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[[folder: Popeye Junior]]
Popeye and Olive Oyl's son in ''Popeye and Son.''
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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Junior hates the taste of canned spinach, but when push comes to shove, he will eat it as PowerupFood if need be.
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[[folder: Tank, aka Bluto Junior]]
Bluto's son from ''Popeye and Son.'' Like his father, a bullying figure and rival to Popeye Jr.
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* 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 Junior 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 Junior 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.
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[[folder: Mrs. Bluto]]
Bluto's wife and Tank's mother in ''Popeye and Son''.
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* 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 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.
* 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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