History Characters / RedDwarf

23rd Sep '16 3:32:17 PM Scorntex
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** On the other hand, the second Kochanski is from an ''alternate'' reality. Presumably alt!Kochanski's family moved to England when she was young and she experienced a slightly different upbringing, though she still ended up on Red Dwarf and dated Lister.

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** On the other hand, the second Kochanski is from an ''alternate'' reality. Presumably alt!Kochanski's family moved to England when she was young and she alt!Kochanski experienced a slightly different upbringing, though she still ended up on Red Dwarf and dated Lister.


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* FormerTeenRebel: So she claims, after leaving virtual-reality school.


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* OnlySaneMan: Of the crew in series 7. Unlike the rest of the boys, she's much saner and more sensible. Usually, at least.


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* TraumaCongaLine: The second Kochanski gets separated from her much more intelligent, sophisticated Lister, stuck on the dilapidated garbage heap that is ''Starbug'', with a much more uncouth crew, along with the quarters with the pipes capable of driving anyone to dementia, followed by Kryten accidentally destroying her only clothes.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The second Kochanski got separated from her crew when some angry [=GELF=]s blew up the interdimensional corridor between both universes. When the crew found a way back, it collapsed, and thanks to Lister distracting her she wound up stuck with them permanently.
10th Sep '16 9:49:12 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** The ''only'' person in-universe to hate [[MemeticBadass Ace Rimmer]], considering him to be a SmugSuper.

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** The ''only'' person in-universe to hate [[MemeticBadass Ace Rimmer]], considering him to be a SmugSuper. Actually not as unreasonable as it sounds, considering that he's the galaxy's biggest loser and Ace is the walking embodiment of [[ForWantOfANail what he could have been]]; just being in the same room with Ace is like having all of his failings shoved in his face (and that's a ''lot'' of failings). Plus everyone else practically worships Ace while being completely open in their dislike of him.
10th Sep '16 9:36:22 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ForWantOfANail: The dramatic irony of Rimmer's life as outlined in "Dimension Jump" (and the novel "Backwards") is that the only thing that separated him, the galaxy's most useless screw-up, from [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] is that one of them was held back for a year in primary school, while the other one got to move on thanks to his mother's intervention. The ''real'' irony was that it was ''Ace'' who was the one held back- for one time in his life, Rimmer got the "lucky break" he was always convinced he'd been denied, but proceeded to go through his life making excuses for everything, while Ace realised that he couldn't rely on his mother to always bail him out of trouble and used the humiliation of being the oldest and biggest boy in his class as motivation to excel and become, well, TheAce.

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* ForWantOfANail: The dramatic irony of Rimmer's life as outlined in "Dimension Jump" (and the novel "Backwards") is that the only thing that separated him, the galaxy's most useless screw-up, from [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] is that one of them was held back for a year in primary school, while the other one got to move on thanks to his mother's intervention. The ''real'' irony was that it was ''Ace'' who was the one held back- for one time in his life, Rimmer got the "lucky break" he was always convinced he'd been denied, but proceeded to go through his life making excuses for everything, while Ace realised that he couldn't rely on his mother to always bail him out of trouble and used the humiliation of being the oldest and biggest boy in his class as motivation to knuckle down, fight back, excel and eventually become, well, TheAce.



-->'''Lister''': See! In the end you can't turn around and say, "I'm sorry I buggered up my life." It's all Lister's fault!

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-->'''Lister''': See! In the end you can't turn around and say, "I'm sorry I buggered up my life." It's all Lister's fault!fault!"
10th Sep '16 9:22:48 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ForWantOfANail: The dramatic irony of Rimmer's life as outlined in "Dimension Jump" (and the novel "Backwards") is that the only thing that separated him, the galaxy's most useless screw-up, from [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] is that one of them was held back for a year in primary school, while the other one got to move on thanks to his mother's intervention. The ''real'' irony was that it was ''Ace'' who was the one held back- for one time in his life, Rimmer got the "lucky break" he was always convinced he'd been denied, but proceeded to go through his life making excuses for everything, while Ace realised that he couldn't rely on his mother to always bail him out of trouble and used the humiliation of being the oldest and biggest boy in his class as motivation to excel and become, well, TheAce.
3rd Sep '16 7:41:00 PM zarpaulus
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** Though in his second appearance [[spoiler: it seems that every Ace is able to visit one particular dimension at least once. The "graveyard" system where they intern their predecessors.]]
2nd Sep '16 4:39:42 PM zarpaulus
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** Aside from "Legion" when Kryten tries and fails, repeatedly, to knock him out, "Emohawk" when he's temporarily turned into Ace and jumps on a grenade, or "Rimmerworld" where his clones failed to kill him and resorted to imprisoning him for nearly 600 years.
29th Aug '16 9:00:34 PM zarpaulus
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* DeadpanSnarker: In series one.
->Lister: ''[The Cats]'re just using religion as an excuse to be extremely crappy towards each other.''
->Talkie Toaster: ''So what else is new.''
12th Aug '16 2:05:04 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ObsessedAreTheListmakers: A throw-away gag in the flashback of "Balance of Power" is that Rimmer wasted ''seven months'' that he could have spent studying for his exam on instead writing up a timetable for studying, with the implication that he does this ''every single time'' he tries to take the exam. In the novelization ("Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers"), it's explicitly stated that this is ''exactly'' what he does.

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* ObsessedAreTheListmakers: A throw-away gag in the flashback of "Balance of Power" is that Rimmer wasted ''seven months'' that he could have spent studying for his exam on instead writing up a timetable for studying, with the implication that he does this ''every single time'' he tries to take the exam. In the novelization ("Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers"), it's explicitly stated that this is ''exactly'' what he does. This gets a CallBack in "The Beginning" when his first step in planning a strategy against the Simulants is to make a timetable.



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* ProjectedManProjectedMan: After his death, his recorded personality is recreated in hologrammatic form. It's a process that requires so much power and computer runtime that only one hologram per ship is possible (though, Lister works out a way to temporarily run a second).
12th Aug '16 2:01:01 PM CynicalBastardo
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* AnArmAndALeg: An attempt to purge the Epideme virus from his system involves forcing the disease into one of his arms and cutting it off. Unfortunately, Kochanski miscalculates the locations of where to inject the anti-virals and forces the virus into his right arm instead of his left. This still isn't enough to defeat the virus, so more drastic measures are taken. While he survives, "Nanarchy" deals with his angst regarding the loss of the arm. He manages to get a replacement thanks to Krytens nanobots.
12th Aug '16 1:57:51 PM CynicalBastardo
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* TheScrooge: He's extremely tightfisted with money. In "Marooned", it's revealed that he has twenty four grand in cash saved up, yet borrowed $£15 from Lister to buy him a book token for his birthday that was only worth a fiver.
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