History Characters / Roseanne

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. In a way she's the Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl) to Darlene's Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Darlene. Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things. Darlene was the snarky Tomboy, who grew up to be an artistic Goth as a teenager. Becky was believed to also be the smart sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. In a way she's the Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl) to Darlene's Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Darlene. Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things. Darlene was the snarky Tomboy, who grew up to be an artistic Goth as a teenager. Becky was believed to also be the smart sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, high school, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.college.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. In a way she's the Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever) to Becky's Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. In a way she's the Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever) to Becky's Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Becky. Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things. Darlene was the snarky Tomboy, who grew up to be an artistic Goth as a teenager. Becky was believed to also be the smart sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Becky. Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things. Darlene was the snarky Tomboy, who grew up to be an artistic Goth as a teenager. Becky was believed to also be the smart sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, high school, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.college.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Becky's Girly Girl.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Becky's Girly Girl.



* TheAlcoholic: Played for drama in one episode. Specifically though, after she is sent to Alcoholics Anonymous, she uses this as a chance to make everyone else feel bad about not being more sensitive to her "illness" and judge them for supposedly being alcoholics themselves.



* TheAlcoholic: PlayedForDrama in one episode. Specifically though, after she is sent to Alcoholics Anonymous, she uses this as a chance to make everyone else feel bad about not being more sensitive to her "illness" and judge them for supposedly being alcoholics themselves.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He first had a punker-like hairstyle but cut sometime after his marriage with Becky.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He first had a punker-like hairstyle but cut it sometime after his marriage with Becky.
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. In a way she's the Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever) to Becky's Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl) to Darlene's Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. In a way she's the Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever) to Becky's Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl) to Darlene's Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever).GoGetterGirl). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.
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%%* AuthorAvatar

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%%* AuthorAvatar* AuthorAvatar: Being originally based on Barr's work as a stand-up comedian, this show screams it, almost from day one. By the time she has bought into her own media hype, it all but beats you over the head with its self-indulgence. [[spoiler: The final episode proves it's also an ''in-universe'' example, as Roseanne reveals that the entire series was the book she's been writing in her office in the basement, and the self-indulgence the show descended into is her way of escaping from and fixing the things she felt were out of place in her life, but out of her control]].



%%* DeadpanSnarker

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%%* DeadpanSnarker* DeadpanSnarker: Pretty much everyone in the family cracks wise.



%%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Jackie.

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%%* * TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Jackie.Jackie. Even as adults, Jackie is attractive but flaky while Roseanne is homely but down to earth.



%%* {{Housewife}}

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%%* {{Housewife}}* {{Housewife}}: Though Roseanne often described herself as a housewife, and did do the majority of the actual housework, she was never a stay-at-home mom. In fact, she worked more consistently than her nominal "breadwinner" husband.



%%* TheChick



%%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Darlene.

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%%* * FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. In a way she's the Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl) to Darlene's Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.
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TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Darlene.Darlene. Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things. Darlene was the snarky Tomboy, who grew up to be an artistic Goth as a teenager. Becky was believed to also be the smart sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.



%%* HormoneAddledTeenager

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%%* HormoneAddledTeenager* HormoneAddledTeenager: She enjoyed dating boys.



* BookDumb: In her early years. She became progressively more invested in her studies as the years went on.

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* BookDumb: In her early years. She became progressively more invested in her studies as the years went on. Later in high school, her poor grades were more a result of disrespect and skipping classes than lack of work quality; however, she was nonetheless accepted early into a Fine Arts college in Chicago.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with. In a way she's the Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever) to Becky's Responsible (smart and popular GoGetterGirl) to Darlene's Foolish (tomboyish and antisocial underachiever). However Becky went through a really bratty period and Darlene becomes less irresponsible in later years.



%%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Becky.

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%%* * TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Becky.Becky. Becky was the popular GirlyGirl, who was keen on overreacting about small things. Darlene was the snarky Tomboy, who grew up to be an artistic Goth as a teenager. Becky was believed to also be the smart sister, as she would get better grades in school than Darlene. But in the end, Becky decided to get married before finishing High School, so Darlene was the first one in the family to go to College.



%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She can be just as bossy as her mother (especially with David), but she would never do anything genuinely malicious to any of her family, though she would often stand her ground when pushed and her air of indifference could sometimes be mistaken for callousness.



%%* SoapboxSadie: In later years.

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%%* * SoapboxSadie: In later years.years, she becomes artistic, an animal rights activist, and a vegetarian.



%%* TheChewToy

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%%* TheChewToy* TheChewToy: Poor Jackie had some of the worst luck of anyone on the show, and in one season later on, turned the luck around on her baby's father Fred, the next chew toy.



%%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Roseanne.

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%%* * TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Roseanne.Roseanne. Even as adults, Jackie is attractive but flaky while Roseanne is homely but down to earth.



%%* LargeHam: In later seasons.

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%%* * LargeHam: In later seasons.seasons. A high proportion of episodes from Season 9 consist solely of Jackie and Roseanne hamming it up - going to a day spa, hanging out with the girls from ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'', and so on.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The thoughtless, insensitive, ditzy, and generally jerkier older brother (Foolish) to David's thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual, and generally nicer younger brother (Responsible).



* MrFanservice: Mark is extremely handsome, which is part of the reason Becky fell for him. In one episode, even Darlene admits that he's "gorgeous" (although she then declares that she must "gut herself like a fish" for saying so).



* PrettyBoy: Mark is extremely handsome, which is part of the reason Becky fell for him. In one episode, even Darlene admits that he's "gorgeous" (although she then declares that she must "gut herself like a fish" for saying so).



* SiblingYinYang: The thoughtless, insensitive, ditzy, and generally jerkier older brother to David's thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual, and generally nicer younger brother.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual, and generally nicer younger brother (Responsible) to Mark's thoughtless, insensitive, ditzy, and generally jerkier older brother (Foolish).



* SiblingYinYang: The thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual, and generally nicer younger brother to Mark's thoughtless, insensitive, ditzy, and generally jerkier older brother.
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-> Portrayed by Roseanne Barr

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-> Portrayed ->Portrayed by Roseanne Barr


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* BerserkButton: Any mention of Dan's prior one-time fling with Roseanne's high school nemesis, Phyllis Zimmer.
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* LoveRevelationEpiphany: After David made a move on (the classic arm around the shoulder move), Darlene is initially unsure on if she wants a romance with him. After getting advice from both Dan and Becky, Darlene has an honest conversation with David about their relationship, ending with their first kiss.
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%%* BigBrotherBully: To David.

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%%* * BigBrotherBully: To David.Acts quite cruel and bastardly to David.
* CharacterDevelopment: Slowly, but surely, Mark transforms from a smart-mouth punk to a well-meaning, if occasionally bumbling, hardworker.


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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He first had a punker-like hairstyle but cut sometime after his marriage with Becky.
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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Jackie.

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* %%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Jackie.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Darlene.

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* %%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Darlene.



* DeadpanSnarker: After puberty, Darlene goes from a tomboy to this.

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* DeadpanSnarker: After puberty, Darlene goes from exhibits a tomboy sardonic humor similar to this.her mother's.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Becky.

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* %%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Becky.



* HeelRealization: Darlene went through this over the course of a few episodes after her break-up with David. She realized she felt closer to David than anyone and how much she hurt him by dumping him, as well as how badly she treated him. It didn't help that her new boyfriend dumped her for treating him the way she treated David.
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is less of a jerkass when compared to her mother.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The masculine girl to David's feminine boy.

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%%* {{Jerkass}}
* HeelRealization: JerkassRealization: Darlene went through this over the course of a few episodes after her break-up with David. She realized she felt closer to David than anyone and how much she hurt him by dumping him, as well as how badly she treated him. It didn't help that her new boyfriend dumped her for treating him the way she treated David.
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is less of a jerkass when compared to her mother.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The masculine girl Masculine Girl (harsh and rude) to David's feminine boy.Feminine Boy (softspoken and sweet).



* SoapboxSadie: In later years.

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* %%* SoapboxSadie: In later years.



%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling

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%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: DJ always annoys his sisters and enjoys doing so, especially to Darlene.



* DeadpanSnarker: In later seasons.

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* DeadpanSnarker: In later seasons.seasons, DJ grows a dry sense of humor.



* {{Jerkass}} / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Depending on the episode or situation. Mostly the latter in the later seasons, especially during Darlene and David's wedding episode where he not only shows compassion towards the brother he bullied his entire life, but also his own pain over their crappy home life.

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* {{Jerkass}} / {{Jerkass}}: Depending on the episode or situation he can be this or a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. If Mark acts like this, he's rude and cruel, especially to David.
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Depending on the episode or situation. Mostly the latter situation he can be this or a {{jerkass}}. Mark became more of this in the later seasons, especially during Darlene and David's wedding episode where he not only shows compassion towards the brother he bullied his entire life, but also his own pain over their crappy home life.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to David's sensitive guy.
* SiblingYinYang: Him (the macho jerk) and David (the sensitive sweetheart).
* TookALevelInDumbass: In the later seasons, a stark contrast to his early appearances.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man Manly Man (mechanic expert, tough, and crude) to David's sensitive guy.
Sensitive Guy (artist, sensitive, and thoughtful).
* SiblingYinYang: Him (the macho jerk) The thoughtless, insensitive, ditzy, and David (the sensitive sweetheart).
generally jerkier older brother to David's thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual, and generally nicer younger brother.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In the later seasons, a stark contrast to his early appearances. While he was not the brightest, he was serious and was quite sharp, but gradually became more dimmer as the show went on.



* AbusiveParents: His mother, ''good lord''.

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* AbusiveParents: His mother, ''good lord''.BewareTheNiceOnes: While David is usually friendly (to the point of being an ExtremeDoormat), but has shown to be quite vicious when genuinely pissed off.



* HenpeckedHusband: He came across as a little spineless around women in later years.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The feminine boy to Darlene's masculine girl.

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* HenpeckedHusband: He came across as a little spineless around women toward Darlene in later years.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The feminine boy Feminine Boy (softspoken and sweet) to Darlene's masculine girl.Masculine Girl (harsh and rude).



* SiblingYinYang: Him (the sensitive NicGuy) and Mark (the macho jerk).
* TookALevelInJerkass: {{Justified|Trope}}. Due to a number of BreakTheCutie moments, David wasn't quite as sensitive and sweet in later seasons.

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* SiblingYinYang: Him (the sensitive NicGuy) The thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual, and Mark (the macho jerk).
generally nicer younger brother to Mark's thoughtless, insensitive, ditzy, and generally jerkier older brother.
* TookALevelInJerkass: {{Justified|Trope}}. Due to a number of BreakTheCutie moments, moments (mother's abuse, Mark being a BigBrotherBully, and emotional abuse from Darlene), David wasn't quite as sensitive and sweet in later seasons.



* FamilyThemeNaming: played with: when asked by Rosanne what her baby's name will be, she says she's Crystal, her mother was Ruby [[AvertedTrope and she's like to give her baby girl a different name]].
* GlamorousSingleMother: Averted. She's in the same economic state as the Conner's until marrying Ed and often has trouble getting Lonnie to listen to her.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rosanne and Jackie.

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* FamilyThemeNaming: played with: when {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. When asked by Rosanne what her baby's name will be, she says she's Crystal, her mother was Ruby [[AvertedTrope and she's like to give her baby girl a different name]].
* GlamorousSingleMother: Averted.{{Averted|Trope}}. She's in the same economic state as the Conner's until marrying Ed and often has trouble getting Lonnie to listen to her.
* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rosanne and Jackie.



* NiceGirl: Crystal is a nice and good-hearted person

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* NiceGirl: Crystal is a nice and good-hearted personperson.



* SecondLove: To Ed, as he and his first wife are divorced.



* YourCheatingHeart: Her first husband Sonny cheated on her repeatedly.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Her first husband Sonny cheated on her repeatedly. And, out of spite for this, she had an affair of her own.



* SecondLove: To Crystal, as her first husband died.



* BadBoss: Averted. Roseanne certainly ''treated'' him like one, but anyone else would've fired her after the first day.

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* BadBoss: Averted.{{Averted|Trope}}. Roseanne certainly ''treated'' him like one, but anyone else would've fired her after the first day.



* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.

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* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst.worst, Leon can be a petty jerk who makes condescending statements.
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: The basis for her relationship with Mark.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: In the early seasons.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: The basis for her relationship with Mark.
Mark is his rebellious nature.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: In the early seasons.seasons, she was the classic bratty teenage daughter that wanted everything her way.



-> Portrayed by Sarah Gilbert

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-> Portrayed ->Portrayed by Sarah Gilbert



-> Portrayed by Sal Barone in the Pilot, then Michael Fishman for the rest of the series

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-> Portrayed ->Portrayed by Sal Barone in the Pilot, then Michael Fishman for the rest of the series



-> Portrayed by Laurie Metcalf

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-> Portrayed ->Portrayed by Laurie Metcalf



* DudeMagnet: Many men have hit on her and she has been noted to really [[ReallyGetsAround get]] around.



* MamaBear: Becomes neurotically protective of her son, Andy.



%%* ReallyGetsAround

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%%* ReallyGetsAround* OldShame: InUniverse. Jackie is ''deeply'' ashamed that she had a fling with ''[[TheFriendNobodyLikes Arnie]]''.
* ReallyGetsAround: At one point, she estimates that she has slept with roughly ''60'' men.



* CloudcuckooLander

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* %%* CloudcuckooLander



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: A brother example. With David.



* SiblingYinYang: Him (the macho jerk) and David (the sensitive sweetheart).



* BreakTheCutie: Almost as bad as Jackie.

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* %%* BreakTheCutie: Almost as bad as Jackie.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: A brother example. With Mark. Also DJ, to a point.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Wasn't quite as sensitive and sweet in later seasons.

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* SiblingYinYang: Him (the sensitive NicGuy) and Mark (the macho jerk).
* TookALevelInJerkass: Wasn't {{Justified|Trope}}. Due to a number of BreakTheCutie moments, David wasn't quite as sensitive and sweet in later seasons.
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* AbusiveParents: Roseanne's father was physically abusive to his daughters.
** The case is made several times through the show that Roseanne herself is emotionally and verbally abusive. [[spoiler: Given that the entire show is a book Roseanne is writing, this may not fully be the case.]]

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* AbusiveParents: Roseanne's father was physically abusive to his daughters.
**
The case is made several times through the show that Roseanne herself is emotionally and verbally abusive. [[spoiler: Given that the entire show is a book Roseanne is writing, this may not fully be the case.]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Roseanne's father was physically abusive to his daughters.



* FormerTeenRebel: Roseanne was quite the rebel as a teen. And this is the reason why she can outsmart her children when any of them pull the same stunts she did.



* HighSchoolSweethearts: She and Dan have been together since they were a high school couple.



* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Your mileage will definitely vary. She is abrasive and bossy but she is a loving mother overall who really puts them first above all else.

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* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Your mileage will definitely vary. JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is abrasive and bossy but she is a loving mother overall who really puts them first above all else.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: It varies.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Eventually becomes this with Leon.

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* TeenPregnancy: She was pregnant with Becky when she was 18.
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UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: It varies.
* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: Eventually becomes this with Leon.



* DerailingLoveInterests: Becomes involved with another woman while out in California looking after his mother. [[spoiler: Then it turns out that this DIDN'T happen, it was just how Roseanne felt after he died from his heart attack.]]

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* DerailingLoveInterests: Becomes involved with another woman while out FormerTeenRebel: Like Roseanne, Dan was quite the troublemaker in California looking after his mother. [[spoiler: Then it turns out that this DIDN'T happen, it was just how Roseanne felt after he died from his heart attack.]]youth, but now is a devoted family man.



* HighSchoolSweethearts: He and Roseanne have been together since they were a high school couple.



* YourCheatingHeart: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Dan tells Roseanne that he became romantically involved with his mother's nurse while he was visiting his mom, this reveal understandably upsets Roseanne to the point she kicks him out of their house. Afterwards, he doesn't go back to the nurse, choosing his wife over her. [[spoiler:Then, it turns Dan actually did die from his heart attack and the affair was Roseanne's symbolization in her book as she compared him being dead to having an affair.]]



* AbusiveParents: Jackie's father was physically abusive to his daughters.



* DaddysGirl: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Between her and Roseanne, Jackie was closer to their father, even though he was physically abusive to both of them. her attachment towards her father causes her to downplay a lot of bad things he did to them and their mother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Jackie's father was physically abusive to his daughters.
* FormerTeenRebel: Pulled the same irresponsible stuff as a teen Roseanne did when they were teens.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Roseanne.

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* %%* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Roseanne.



* LargeHam: In later seasons.

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* %%* LargeHam: In later seasons.



* AbusiveParents: An emotionally controlling mother who would passive aggressively insult her daughters.
* AwfulWeddedLife: Hints and statements in the series imply that her marriage to Al wasn't a good one.



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Is a pathological believer in this.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Is a pathological believer in this.that abortion is wrong.



%%* ManipulativeBitch: At her worst.
%%* MyBelovedSmother: At her best.

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%%* * ManipulativeBitch: At her worst.
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worst, she an emotionally manipulating {{jerkass}} who wants everyone to do what she wants.
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MyBelovedSmother: At her best.best, she nags only because she is truly worried for her family.
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