History Characters / Roseanne

22nd Aug '16 3:52:58 PM mogo
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[[folder: Crystal Anderson Conner]]
->Portrayed By Natalie West

A neurotic yet sweet childhod friend of Rosanne and Jackie's. Once divorced, once widowed, Crystal struggled to raise her son Lonnie by herself, eventually marrying Dan's father Ed.
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* AloneTogether: How she ended up with Ed.
* ButtMonkey: A fairly regular target of the others snark.
* 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.
* MayDecemberRomance: Knew Ed when she was a little girl.
* OutOfFocus: Goes from a regular in the first four seasons to one or two appearances in the later seasons.
* SeriousBusiness: Bowling, which her friends mock her for.
* YourCheatingHeart: Her first husband Sonny cheated on her repeatedly.
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[[folder: Ed Conner]]
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Dan's traveling salesman father. He has a tense relationship with Dan, stemming from Ed being away most of the time when Dan was a kid and constantly trying to get Dan to follow in his footsteps, but is loved by the rest of the family.
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* TheAtoner: Tries to be a better father the second time around and showers Dan and the Kids with Gifts to make up for Dan's lousy childhood.
* BigFun: An utterly nice guy and as large as his son.
* BreakHsHeartToSaveHim: Ed made himself out to be the bad guy and hid Dan's mother's mentally instablity from him so Dan wouldn't think badly of her.
* LonelyTogether: How he and Crystal ended up together. As he put it "it's a hell of a lot to have in common. "
* MayDecemberRomance: With Crystal
* WhatTheHellHero: Tells Dan to back off when Dan tells Ed to stay away from Crystal.
* WhenAreYouComingHomeDad: The main reason Dan resents him so much.
31st Jul '16 9:59:23 PM NickFalcon
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Compared to Roseanne, Dan is typically much more laid-back and easy to get along with, and generally lets Roseanne run things. But when he gets angry, ''everyone'' listens, Roseanne included (though she can talk him down sometimes).
2nd Mar '16 7:39:38 PM DarkMask
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* WhatTheHellHero: To push her vegetarian views on her family, she launches a smear campaign on the Lunch Box by painting a chalk outline of cows outside of the restaurant complete with blood smears. Her mother, of course, calls her out on the fact she's effectively trying to sabotage the family business.
7th Dec '15 12:04:52 PM creader
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Bev is the mother of Roseanne and Jackie and the wife of Al, as well as the daughter of Nana Mary. She is overbearing and shrill and is avoided by all members of her family. She nags them with her shockingly whiny voice, often with good intentions but coming off the wrong way.
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Nana Mary is Beverly's mother, and grandmother of Roseanne and Jackie who first appears in season three at a family barbecue. She is a brash, outspoken, and lovable retiree who gambles with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Unlike Bev, she is popular with the family.
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Leon, originally as Roseanne's boss at Rodbell's Luncheonette and later as her business partner in The Lanford Lunchbox, is portrayed as a foil to Roseanne; although they have a contentious relationship at times, it is apparent that Leon is still a good friend of Roseanne's, eventually becoming an extended family member of sorts.
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Fred is a mechanic who works at the garage with Dan and is introduced to Jackie, leading to a one-night stand, accidental impregnation, and marriage.
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7th Dec '15 12:02:31 PM creader
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A bossy, loud, caustic, overweight, and dominant woman. She frequently meddles and tries to control the lives of her husband, daughters, sons, sister, and friends. Despite her dominating nature, Roseanne is a loving mother who works hard and makes as much time for her kids as possible.
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Dan Conner is the husband of Roseanne and father of Becky, Darlene, DJ, and Jerry. In the beginning of the series, Dan is an easygoing, drywall contractor.
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Born March 15, 1975, Becky, the oldest of Roseanne and Dan's kids, is quite bright and an overachiever, but is also somewhat quick-tempered and sometimes angry with her parents and younger sister Darlene.
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Born in 1977, Darlene in the early seasons is a tomboy who loves sports and has trouble in school, but during high school she becomes moody, artistic, an animal rights activist, and a vegetarian.
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Born in 1981, DJ is the youngest Conner child, for the majority of the series, until Roseanne gives birth to Jerry in season 7. He is frequently taunted by his sisters and peers.
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Jackie is Roseanne's younger sister by three years.
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Becky's boyfriend-later-husband, who her parents greatly disliked at first.
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David is Mark's younger brother. Whereas Mark was a rebellious delinquent at first, David is friendlier to the Conners, soft-spoken, artistic, and intelligent. He later enters a relationship with Darlene and collaborates with her by illustrating graphic novels that she writes, though he tends to be the more submissive one in the relationship.
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7th Dec '15 11:55:40 AM creader
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!!'''Roseanne Connor'''

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!!'''Dan Connor'''

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!!'''Becky Connor'''

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* [[TheDutifulSon The Dutiful Daughter:]] When Darlene seemed to slip into a depression during her tomboy-to-emo transition, it fell on Becky to pick up the slack. For a while, she ended up doing the majority of the chores without getting any recognition for it, and it only got worse when she saw Roseanne give Darlene money for clothes to try and snap her out of it.

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* [[TheDutifulSon The Dutiful Daughter:]] TheDutifulDaughter: When Darlene seemed to slip into a depression during her tomboy-to-emo transition, it fell on Becky to pick up the slack. For a while, she ended up doing the majority of the chores without getting any recognition for it, and it only got worse when she saw Roseanne give Darlene money for clothes to try and snap her out of it.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Her bratty tendencies put her in this territory.
** To emphasize, her response to her family hitting financial times yet again isn't to be sympathetic or supportive, but to get angry that there wasn't enough money for her to go to college or for her boyfriend to keep his job.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Darlene accusing her of milking her depression. She was harsher than she needed to be, but it did convince Darlene to get off the couch and do something.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Her bratty tendencies put her in this territory.
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territory. To emphasize, her response to her family hitting financial times yet again isn't to be sympathetic or supportive, but to get angry that there wasn't enough money for her to go to college or for her boyfriend to keep his job.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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Gives one to Darlene accusing her of milking her depression. She was harsher than she needed to be, but it did convince Darlene to get off the couch and do something.




!!'''Darlene Connor'''

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!!'''David Jacob "DJ" Connor'''

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!!'''Jackie Harris'''

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!!'''Beverly "Bev" Harris'''

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* 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.

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* TheAlcoholic: Played for drama in one episode.
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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.



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: At her worst.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBitch: At her worst.




!!'''Nana Mary'''

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!!'''Mark Healy''':

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He had shades of this. David once pointed out that the only people who liked having him around were himself and Becky, which doesn't count for much since David is his brother and Becky is his wife.
* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War of Brotherly Rivalry]]: With David

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He had shades of this. David once pointed out that the only people who liked having him around were himself and Becky, which doesn't count for much since David is his brother and Becky is his wife.
* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War of Brotherly Rivalry]]: TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: A brother example. With DavidDavid.




!!'''David Healy'''

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* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War of Brotherly Rivalry]]: With Mark. Also DJ, to a point.

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* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War of Brotherly Rivalry]]: TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: A brother example. With Mark. Also DJ, to a point.




!!'''Leon Carp'''

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!!'''Fred Oakland'''

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* TakingTheKids: A rare example where the couple's not even married; Fred sues Jackie for partial custody of their son Andy before the kid's even born yet. This is mostly because Jackie refused to let Fred have anything at all to do with Andy's life and Fred wanting involvement.

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* TakingTheKids: A rare example where the couple's not even married; Fred sues Jackie for partial custody of their son Andy before the kid's even born yet. This is mostly because Jackie refused to let Fred have anything at all to do with Andy's life and Fred wanting involvement.involvement.
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1st Nov '15 3:24:19 PM AsForMyHandle
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22nd Oct '15 9:07:09 AM eviltwin531
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* BreakTheCutie

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* BreakTheCutieBreakTheCutie: Grew up in an abusive household, constantly hounded and browbeat by her overbearing [[MyBelovedSmother (s)mother]] well into her thirties, has trouble finding a successful career despite her ambitions, loses several good boyfriends for various reasons (one left when she refused to quit the police force,) gets badly beaten by one of them, has another sue for custody while still pregnant (though that was resolved when she promised to stop shutting him out of the child's life.) Maybe her Flanderization-induced wackiness in later seasons isn't so farfetched.
4th Oct '15 12:55:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: She rotated through factory worker, police officer, truck driver, theater actor, diner owner, before finally settling into stay-at-home mom. (Though she did still help out at the diner a lot)

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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: She rotated through factory worker, police officer, truck driver, theater actor, diner owner, before finally settling into stay-at-home mom. (Though she did still help out at the diner a lot)
4th Sep '15 8:15:13 PM eviltwin531
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* NeverMyFault: She had a tendency to try and deflect blame any time something backfired on her.

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* NeverMyFault: She had a tendency to try and deflect blame any time something backfired on her.her, often using InsaneTrollLogic to get there.


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* NobleBigot: Is generally a good guy, but whenever there was a slight hint that DJ might be gay (such as wanting to be a witch for Halloween,) Dan didn't take it well. In an early episode, Becky and Darlene find boxes of dolls under DJ's bed. Dan starts worrying that DJ is playing with dolls, but ends up relieved when he realizes he's ''dismembering'' them.
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