History Characters / RedDwarf

16th Feb '18 7:36:48 PM Peteman
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* NighInvulnerable: Gained with hard light. Doesn't stop him cowering in terror under the nearest convenient table when the members of the crew are in trouble in future episodes, resulting in it being something of an InformedAbility (though Rimmer is explicitly stated to be able to feel normally, which implicitly includes ''pain'', something Rimmer has an incredibly low tolerance for).
** 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.

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* NighInvulnerable: Gained with hard light. Doesn't stop him cowering in terror under the nearest convenient table when the members of the crew are in trouble in future episodes, resulting in it being something of an InformedAbility (though Rimmer is explicitly stated to be able to feel normally, which implicitly includes ''pain'', something Rimmer has an incredibly low tolerance for).
** Aside from
episodes. Episodes such as "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.years showcase what sort of punishment he's able to take. However, Rimmer rarely takes advantage of this due to his HardLight technology making him able to feel things normally, including ''pain'', something he has a notoriously low tolerance for.
16th Feb '18 7:31:22 PM Peteman
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* ItsAllMyFault: It's revealed in "Justice" that Rimmer blamed himself for the death of the entire Red Dwarf crew and gets charged for 1167 counts of manslaughter. He is acquitted as Kryten points out that the accident would likely have occurred anyway and that Rimmer was clearly unqualified to repair the drive plate, being so incompetent he should have ''never'' been put in that position in the first place. Though in "Back in the Red", it's stated that repairing the Drive Plate was such an easy task that only someone with the brain the size of a leprechaun's testicle could possibly screw it up. Which proves that Kryten was right; Rimmer was obviously incapable of fixing the drive plate, and it was management's fault for assigning him the task.

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* ItsAllMyFault: It's revealed in "Justice" that Rimmer blamed himself for the death of the entire Red Dwarf crew and gets charged for 1167 counts of manslaughter. He is acquitted as Kryten points out that the accident would likely have occurred anyway and that Rimmer was clearly unqualified to repair the drive plate, being so incompetent he should have ''never'' been put in that position in the first place. Though in "Back in the Red", it's stated that repairing the Drive Plate was such an easy task that only someone with the brain the size of a leprechaun's testicle could possibly screw it up. Which proves that Kryten was right; Rimmer was obviously incapable of fixing the drive plate, and it was management's fault for assigning him the task.
16th Feb '18 7:27:17 PM Peteman
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* BatmanGrabsAGun: He prefers not to kill, but in "Justice", he forces a Simulant to kills himself, in "The Inquisitor", he [[RetGone deletes the Inquisitor from the timeline]] and in "Able", shoots a GELF with a bazookoid.
** He did shoot Hudson in the side at point-blank range in ''The Last Day''. All it did was piss Hudson off.
12th Feb '18 6:03:22 PM RossN
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->'''Played by''': Chris Barrie, Clare Grogan (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIBalanceOfPower), Creator/CraigCharles (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap), Simon Gaffney (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIPolymorph, Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides, Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIVDimensionJump) and Philip Labey (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonXTheBeginning)

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->'''Played by''': Chris Barrie, Clare Grogan (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIBalanceOfPower), Creator/CraigCharles Creator/CraigCharles, Danny John Jules (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap), Simon Gaffney (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIPolymorph, Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides, Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIVDimensionJump) and Philip Labey (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonXTheBeginning)



->'''Played by''': Danny John Jules

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->'''Played by''': Danny John Jules
Jules, Chris Barrie (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap)
12th Feb '18 2:15:46 PM RossN
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->'''Played by''': Creator/CraigCharles, Chris Barrie (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap)and Emile Charles (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides)

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->'''Played by''': Creator/CraigCharles, Chris Barrie (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap)and (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap) and Emile Charles (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides)
12th Feb '18 2:14:57 PM RossN
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->'''Played by''': Creator/CraigCharles, Emile Charles (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides)

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->'''Played by''': Creator/CraigCharles, Chris Barrie (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap)and Emile Charles (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides)



->'''Played by''': Chris Barrie

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->'''Played by''': Chris Barrie
Barrie, Clare Grogan (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIBalanceOfPower), Creator/CraigCharles (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBodyswap), Simon Gaffney (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIPolymorph, Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIITimeslides, Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIVDimensionJump) and Philip Labey (Recap/RedDwarfSeasonXTheBeginning)
11th Feb '18 6:27:55 AM Bluecatcinema
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* BadassGrandpa: In the later series, he's in his 50's and still exploring dangerous territories and tangling with GELFs, simulants, monsters, insane AIs, etc...

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* BadassGrandpa: In the later series, he's in his 50's and still exploring dangerous territories and tangling with GELFs, [=GELF=]s, simulants, monsters, insane AIs, etc...



** He did also come up with the Triple Fried Egg Sarnie with chilli sauce and chutney. A sandwich described as being like a cross between food and bowel surgery. Whilst it's definitely not for the faint hearted [[SoBadItsGood it actually works on some level]]

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** He did also come up with the Triple Fried Egg Sarnie with chilli sauce and chutney. A sandwich described as being like a cross between food and bowel surgery. Whilst it's definitely not for the faint hearted [[SoBadItsGood it actually works on some level]]level]].



* FutureMeScaresMe: In "Out of Time", he is horrified to learn that his future self is [[spoiler:a BrainInAJar]], and a decadent, amoral person who associates with some of the worst people in history.



* HiddenDepths: Most of the time, Lister acts like a lazy, uncultured slob. But as the series progresses, he is shown to possess many skills, such as a knack for engineering. In "Kryten", it is revealed that hours of listening to Rimmer's unsuccessful attempts to learn Esperanto have made him fairly fluent in the language himself. And when a crisis hits, he is usually the one to take charge, making command decisions like a pro.



* IHatePastMe: In "Timeslnides", he quickly becomes annoyed by his pretentious 17-year-old self.

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* IHatePastMe: In "Timeslnides", "Timeslides", he quickly becomes annoyed by his pretentious 17-year-old self.



** He is not pleased with Craig Charles when he meets him on the set of Series/CoronationStreet, and the feeling is somewhat mutual.

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** He is not pleased with Craig Charles when he meets him on the set of Series/CoronationStreet, ''Series/CoronationStreet'', and the feeling is somewhat mutual.



* PoopsGold: The third novel had the dwarfers visit a [=GELF=] planet that used sperm as currency. The locals couldn't work out why Lister was so rich.



* TechnoWizard: Lister, when he applies himself, is capable of amazing feats of engineering that would have got him the rank of First Technician or better... Of course, It would if he wasn't also...

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* TechnoWizard: Lister, when he applies himself, is capable of amazing feats of engineering SolidGoldPoop: The third novel had the Dwarfers visit a [=GELF=] planet that would have got him the rank of First Technician or better... Of course, It would if he wasn't also...used sperm as currency. The locals couldn't work out why Lister was so rich.



* TechnoWizard: Lister, when he applies himself, is capable of amazing feats of engineering that would have got him the rank of First Technician or better... Of course, It would if he wasn't also...



** In "Skipper", Rimmer finds a reality where he has everything he has ever wanted; he's respected, a successful starship officer, happily married and has four loving sons. But he gives it up and goes back to his original reality because, in this reality, Lister is a wealthy, successful and respect starship ''captain'', even if it is of the glorified rustbucket that is the Red Dwarf. It doesn't matter to Rimmer that he has what he wants; the fact that Lister is more successful than he is makes this universe unbearable to him. In fact, he's so horrified by this reality that he actually destroys the Quantum Skipper he had been using to reality-surf.

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** In "Skipper", Rimmer finds a reality where he has everything he has ever wanted; he's respected, a successful starship officer, happily married and has four loving sons. But he gives it up and goes back to his original reality because, in this reality, Lister [[spoiler:Lister is a wealthy, successful and respect starship ''captain'', even if it is of the glorified rustbucket that is the Red Dwarf. It doesn't matter to Rimmer that he has what he wants; the fact that Lister is more successful than he is makes this universe unbearable to him.him]]. In fact, he's so horrified by this reality that he actually destroys the Quantum Skipper he had been using to reality-surf.
2nd Feb '18 6:26:02 PM Malady
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* ConsultingMisterPuppet: He's the [[FormerTropeNamers Former Trope Namer]].

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* ConsultingMisterPuppet: He's the [[FormerTropeNamers Former Trope Namer]].Administrivia/FormerTropeNamer.
13th Jan '18 11:51:20 AM munchkinkit
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13th Jan '18 11:50:26 AM munchkinkit
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* IHatePastMe: In "Timeslides", he quickly becomes annoyed by his pretentious 17-year-old self.

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* HollywoodPudgy: One would think he was borderline corpulent based on the way Rimmer harps on about his weight, yet he's only really 'pudgy' in comparison to the Cat and Rimmer, played respectfully by the very slim Danny John-Jules and the tall and lanky Chris Barrie.
* IHatePastMe: In "Timeslides", "Timeslnides", he quickly becomes annoyed by his pretentious 17-year-old self.
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