History Characters / ScottPilgrim

15th Jun '18 11:32:32 AM ShadowDaHedgie
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* TheJailBaitWait: Accidentally subverted. Early in the series, Scott gets a lot of grief from his friends for dating Knives, a high schooler (though Stephen dates her later on and Kim actually ''drunkenly kisses'' a bit after making it HypocriticalHumor). Ater Ramona vanishes, he tries to hook back up with Knives again after she finally turns 18, which leads to infamous "Sketchy-ass 24-year old" gag.

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* TheJailBaitWait: Accidentally subverted. Early in the series, Scott gets a lot of grief from his friends for dating Knives, a high schooler (though Stephen Neil dates her later on and Kim actually ''drunkenly kisses'' a bit after making it HypocriticalHumor). Ater Ramona vanishes, he tries to hook back up with Knives again after she finally turns 18, which leads to infamous "Sketchy-ass 24-year old" gag.
9th Jun '18 9:53:10 PM DVB
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* AudienceSurrogate: Scott's ignorance of what he is supposed to know provides an opportunity for his friends to give {{Exposition}} that the reader may not know. He also tends to react to some of the events as the reader would (such as how having Ramona appear in his dreams has him trying to find her.) This along with how the plot treats him implies this was done on purpose to make him relatable to the reader.



* TheJailBaitWait: Early in the series, Scott gets a lot of grief from his friends for dating Knives, a high schooler (though Stephen dates her later on and Kim actually ''drunkenly kisses'' a bit after making it HypocriticalHumor). Ater Ramona vanishes, he tries to hook back up with Knives again after she finally turns 18, which leads to infamous "Sketchy-ass 24-year old" gag. Technically subverted due to Canada's age of constent being 16.

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* TheJailBaitWait: Accidentally subverted. Early in the series, Scott gets a lot of grief from his friends for dating Knives, a high schooler (though Stephen dates her later on and Kim actually ''drunkenly kisses'' a bit after making it HypocriticalHumor). Ater Ramona vanishes, he tries to hook back up with Knives again after she finally turns 18, which leads to infamous "Sketchy-ass 24-year old" gag. Technically subverted due to Canada's
** Why is it subverted? Canada (as in where the series takes place) has their
age of constent being 16.consent as ''16'' (it was previously 14.) Whether this was intentional or the result of CriticalResearchFailure is not known.



* NiceGuy: {{Downplayed|Trope}} While he's genuinely a friendly guy, it becomes clear over time that his tendency to think first of himself, run from his problems and make irrational or just plain stupid decisions on a whim make him much less of a good person than he'd like to think. Granted, none of those decisions are done out of malicious. Furthermore, he is working on overcoming these faults and becoming a better person.

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* NiceGuy: {{Downplayed|Trope}} While he's genuinely a friendly nice andfriendly guy, it becomes clear over time that his tendency to think first of himself, run from his problems and make irrational or just plain stupid decisions on a whim make him much less not as good of a good person than he'd like to think. as he thinks he is Granted, none of those decisions are done out of malicious. Furthermore, malice and he is working on ultimately works to overcoming these those faults and becoming a better person.person, further playign the trope straight.



* ObliviouslyEvil: Connected to AmbiguousDisorder; Scott seems to not fully understand when he is acting insensitive or not thinking things through. He doesn't meant to hurt anybody, but his bad decisions still hurt him and others.

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* ObliviouslyEvil: [[ObliviouslyEvil ObliviouslyHurtful]]: Connected to AmbiguousDisorder; Scott seems to not fully understand when he is acting insensitive or not thinking things through. He doesn't meant to hurt anybody, but his bad decisions still hurt him hurts himself and others.



* PsychopathicManchild: [[DownplayedTrope Pretty mild example.]] While Scott really doesn't have a mean bone in his body (he's an idiot, but he ain't mean) it becomes increasingly evident that Scott may have some psychological issues that's revealed via his dreams and feelings and serves as evidence for a potential AmbiguousDisorder. Book 6 has him actually go on a gradual mental breakdown and it's actually legitimately concerning (despite his friends' rather lackluster response) See SanitySlippage.

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* PsychopathicManchild: [[DownplayedTrope Pretty mild example.]] While Scott really doesn't have a mean bone in his body (he's an idiot, but he ain't mean) mean), it becomes increasingly evident that Scott may have some psychological issues that's revealed via his dreams and feelings and serves as evidence for a potential AmbiguousDisorder. Book 6 has him actually go on a gradual mental breakdown and it's actually legitimately concerning (despite his friends' rather lackluster response) See SanitySlippage.



* TheFinalTemptation: Has his in the middle of Volume Six, during his wilderness sabbatical. [[spoiler: Staying with Kim Pine, he impulsively kisses her while confessing that she has been one of the few constants in his life. The temptation comes in the potential return to some form of stability given their past relationship and how both know how each other work. Kim convinces him not to and to fight for Ramona and in turn, fight to change. Notable because it's just as big a temptation if not more so for Kim.]]

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* TheFinalTemptation: Has his in the middle of Volume Six, during his wilderness sabbatical. [[spoiler: Staying with Kim Pine, he impulsively kisses her while confessing that she has been one of the few constants in his life. The temptation comes in the potential return to some form of stability given their past relationship and how both know of them being familiar with how each the other work.works. Kim convinces him not to and to fight for Ramona and in turn, fight to change. Notable because it's just as big a temptation if not more so for Kim.]]



** He does ends up drunk at a New Years party back in college where [[spoiler: he was with Envy and had the fight that led to their break-up (the details of which were never given.) Scott doesn't remember what happened that night or that he even drank, since he himself mentioned then he didn't drink. It's possible he doesn't remember what hapepned because of the alcohol and may have inadvertably consumed it.]]

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** He does ends up drunk at a New Years party back in college where [[spoiler: he was with Envy and had the fight that led to their break-up (the details of which were never given.) Scott doesn't remember what happened that night or that he even drank, since he himself mentioned then he didn't drink. It's possible he doesn't remember what hapepned because of the alcohol and may have inadvertably consumed it.]]happened, because, well he [[CaptainObvious was drunk.]] As for how Scott got drunk is a different matter (maybe he was unaware he was consuming alcohol?)]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Garlic bread.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Garlic He very much likes bread, especially garlic bread.



* DropTheHammer: Her choice of weapons includes a hammer.

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* DropTheHammer: Her choice of weapons includes a hammer.hammer and is her choice weapon in the game.



* GirlOfMyDreams: Parodied, but also deconstructed. Scott did not know her at all and seeing her constantly within his dreams (while she points out that he is dreaming and thus, giving herself away as not being part of the dream) ends up unsettling Scott, especially when he finally sees her face to face in the real world for the first time. While meant to be humorous, Scott's behavior is pretty relatable and understandable. Ramona reveals she's been appearing there mainly for her job and regarded Scott with indifference and annoyance. She does become embarassed when Scott confronts her before explaining how Subspace works.

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* GirlOfMyDreams: Parodied, but also deconstructed. Scott did not know her at all and seeing her constantly within his dreams (while she points out that he is dreaming and thus, giving herself away as not being part of the dream) ends up unsettling ''unsettling'' Scott, especially when he finally sees her face to face in the real world for the first time. While meant to be humorous, Scott's behavior reactions is actually pretty relatable and understandable. Ramona reveals she's been appearing there mainly for her job and regarded Scott with indifference and annoyance. She does become embarassed when Scott confronts her before explaining how Subspace works.



* VagueAge: At first. It's [[spoiler: 24]].

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* VagueAge: At first. It's [[spoiler: 24]].24, so she's a bit older than Scott]].



* AdaptationalBadass: A non-combatant in the books, but just as tough as Scott and Ramona in the game and the only one with a projective attack out of the core cast of playable characters.

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* AdaptationalBadass: A non-combatant in the books, but just as tough as Scott and Ramona in the game and the only one with a projective attack out of the four core cast of playable characters.



* InformedFlaw: She's apparently less attractive than Ramona and Envy, though GenericCuteness hides this. She does dress quite a bit more plainly than most of the female cast, which lessens this to a small degree.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She's '''strongly''' implied to still be in love with Scott, especially since [[spoiler: he never told her he was moving while they were still dating]]. [[spoiler: In volume 6, when Scott kisses her, she ''actually goes along with it'' before she breaks it off and tells him to fight for Ramona, since that's who he loves]].

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* InformedFlaw: She's apparently less attractive than Ramona and Envy, though GenericCuteness hides this. She does dress quite a bit more plainly than most of the female cast, which lessens this to a small degree.
degree. However, the phrasing implies that Kim just thinks of herself as less attractive.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She's '''strongly''' implied to still be in love with Scott, especially since [[spoiler: he never told her he was moving while they were still dating]]. [[spoiler: In volume 6, when Scott kisses her, she ''actually goes along with it'' at first before she breaks it off and tells him to fight for Ramona, since that's who he loves]].



* TheFinalTemptation: Kim gets a more subtle one yet more impactful one in Book 6 [[spoiler: Scott ends up staying with her during his wilderness sabbatical (since her folks have a cabin in the woods), he impulsively kisses her while confessing that she has been one of the few constants in his life. Kim actually indulges in the kiss before she pulled away and told him to fight for Ramona. Her indulgence showed that she was quite tempted to go back together with him since she still held strong feelings for him. Yet she knew it'd be better if he fought for Ramona. It does lead her to having a more relaxed friendship with Scott since the leftover tension seems to have been mostly resolved.]]

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* TheFinalTemptation: Kim gets a more subtle one yet more impactful one in Book 6 [[spoiler: Scott ends up staying with her during his wilderness sabbatical (since her folks have a cabin in the woods), he impulsively kisses her while confessing that she has been one of the few constants in his life. Kim actually indulges in the kiss before she pulled away and told him to fight for Ramona. Her indulgence returning the kiss showed that she was quite tempted to go get back together with him Scott since she still held strong feelings for him. Yet she knew it'd be better if he fought for Ramona. It does lead her to having a more relaxed friendship with Scott since the leftover tension seems to have been mostly resolved.]]



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Her and Scott.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Her and Scott. [[spoiler: They ultimately don't, despite coming ''very'' close in Book Six.]]
6th Jun '18 8:51:39 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* StrawHypocrite: Claims that being a vegan makes him better than anyone else, although he ate gelato and Chicken Parmesan.

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* StrawHypocrite: Claims that being a vegan makes him better than anyone else, although he ate gelato and Chicken Parmesan.Parmesan (In the movie, he apparently didn't know they weren't vegan foods).
31st May '18 10:52:38 AM Malady
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* {{Yandere}}: After Scott breaks up with her, she... doesn't tke it well.

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* {{Yandere}}: After Scott breaks up with her, she... doesn't tke take it well.
31st May '18 10:42:08 AM Malady
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* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Scott had his memories tampered with by Gideon ForTheEvulz. This becomes even more poblematic since Scott tends to suppress his less-than-pleasant memories, meaning he is operating on incomplete data that's been corrupted and or false for most of the story.]]
* GeniusDitz: For the most part, he's a ditzy dork who needs his friends' help or advice on most matters (though half the time at least, it also serves as PlotExposition and also serves to notify or explain things to the audience.) However, he is still the best fighter in the province and a talented cook. Ramona is surprised by the latter.

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* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Scott had his memories tampered with by Gideon ForTheEvulz. This becomes even more poblematic problematic since Scott tends to suppress his less-than-pleasant memories, meaning he is operating on incomplete data that's been corrupted and or false for most of the story.]]
* GeniusDitz: For the most part, he's a ditzy dork who needs his friends' help or advice on most matters (though half the time at least, it also serves as PlotExposition {{Exposition}} and also serves to notify or explain things to the audience.) However, he is still the best fighter in the province and a talented cook. Ramona is surprised by the latter.
22nd May '18 11:52:33 AM GreatKeith
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* ActionGirl: Just as capable in a fight as Scott is.


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* DudeMagnet: She has ''SEVEN'' evil exes and that's just the [[ReallyGetsAround tip of the iceberg for Ramona]], and they're not [[BiTheWay all dudes, either]].
3rd May '18 2:29:24 PM Oecchi
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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: In the first two volumes she doesn't wear glasses, but from Volume 3 onward they're a prominent part of her design.
22nd Mar '18 10:35:39 PM Mr.French
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* SharpDressedMan: He's a very crisp dresser, and there's a minor running gag of pointing out how much nicer his things are than Scott's.

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* SharpDressedMan: He's a very crisp dresser, and there's a minor running gag of pointing out how much nicer his things are than Scott's.Scott's are.



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: He and Scott first met during a college lecture, where he randomly started asking Scott a series of questions and then followed him home. While Scott was more or less completely confused and uncomfortable with him the entire time, Wallace's charm won Scott's parents over, allowing him to regularly come over to his house to hang out whether Scott wanted him to or not. This became the close friendship we see the two today.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: He and Scott first met during a college lecture, where he randomly started asking Scott a series of questions and then followed him home. While Scott was more or less completely confused and uncomfortable with him the entire time, Wallace's charm won Scott's parents over, allowing him to regularly come over to his house to hang out whether Scott wanted him to or not. This became the close friendship we see the two today.



* UndyingLoyalty: A bit hidden under his cattiness, but Wallace is the one of the only characters who consistently shows unwavering trust and belief in Scott (the others being Knives and possibly Kim). This becomes most apparent when [[spoiler: Scott dies in book 6, where Wallace, out of all of Scott's friends and acquaintances, looks the most horrified.]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: A bit hidden under his cattiness, but Wallace is the one of the only characters who consistently shows unwavering trust and belief in Scott (the others being Knives and possibly Kim).Scott. This becomes most apparent when [[spoiler: Scott dies in book 6, where Wallace, out of all of Scott's friends and acquaintances, looks the most horrified.]]
15th Mar '18 5:11:58 PM HamburgerTime
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* {{Expy}}: [[WordOfSaintPaul According to Jason Schwartzman, who plays him in the film version]], Gideon is partly inspired by Mr. Swan from the '70s horror-musical ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise'', a devil-worshipping media mogul who ruins the title character's life and seduces his LoveInterest with the intent of ultimately killing her.
17th Nov '17 2:17:19 AM greatpikminfan
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* WouldntHitAGirl: "What? Is that like a moral high ground or something?"

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* WouldntHitAGirl: "What? Is that like a moral high ground or something?"something?" He has no such standard in the game, starting with directly attacking Matthew's Demon Hipster Chicks (all enemies before that point are men) and regularly fighting female mooks from there. [[spoiler:Towards the end of Volume 4 of the comic, he eventually comes to accept fighting Roxie, and manages to slice her with his newly-aquired Power of Love.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: Lampshaded a few times. She regularly gets angry at Scott for minor transgressions while she has either done or ''is doing'' '''worse.''' For example, she's a bit miffed at Scott for spending a platonic evening with Lisa, even though that same evening Ramona was hanging out (and making out a little) with one of her exes. She's angry when Scott goes inside her head, even though she regularly has fun teasing him when she goes inside his head. And she freaks out about Scott dating her before breaking things off with Knives, even though she cheated on all or nearly all of her exes. .

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Lampshaded a few times. She regularly gets angry at Scott for minor transgressions while she has either done or ''is doing'' '''worse.''' For example, she's a bit miffed at Scott for spending a platonic evening with Lisa, even though that same evening Ramona was hanging out (and making out a little) with one of her exes. She's angry when Scott goes inside her head, even though she regularly has fun teasing him when she goes inside his head. And she freaks out about Scott dating her before breaking things off with Knives, even though she cheated on all or nearly all of her exes. .



[[folder:Roxanne Richter]]

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[[folder:Roxanne "Roxie" Richter]]



* DudeWheresMyReward: Unlike the other Evil Exes, Roxie turns into a bunch of cute woodland animals ''SonicTheHedgehog''-style as opposed to coins. Scott does gain The Power of Love though, so it's not like he walks away empty-handed. Averted in the game, where the woodland creatures are worth money.

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* DreamWalker: As someone who can use Subspace, she has the ability to enter dreams. She shows up in Scott's dream and cuts off his arm, nearly killing him before he wakes up.
* DudeWheresMyReward: Unlike the other Evil Exes, Roxie turns into a bunch of cute woodland animals ''SonicTheHedgehog''-style ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''-style as opposed to coins. Scott does gain The Power of Love though, so it's not like he walks away empty-handed. Averted in the game, where the woodland creatures are worth money.money.
* EvilCounterpart: Has shades of this to Ramona, as they're both rollerskaters that use Subspace, and both are described as ninjas. (Half-ninja in Roxie's case.) Part of this is justified in that she's the one who taught Ramona about Subspace to begin with.



* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair appears purple in the video game, while it's black in the comics and film.



* FinalBoss: In the book, the movie and the game/

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* FinalBoss: In the book, the movie and the game/game.



* VillainHasAPoint: While Scott and Ramona ultimately both rebuff his claim, his statement on how they'll be their own worst enemy is still not entirely wrong. After all, both have similar vices (though Ramona worse than Scott) and could fall-bacl to their own mistakes.

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* VillainHasAPoint: While Scott and Ramona ultimately both rebuff his claim, his statement on how they'll be their own worst enemy is still not entirely wrong. After all, both have similar vices (though Ramona worse than Scott) and could fall-bacl fall back to their own mistakes.


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* VillainsWantMercy: In the video game, [[spoiler:he begs to the player character(s) after his third and final battle turned out to be against a robot in a holographic room. The player character(s) repond to that by taking him out in one hit.]]
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