History Characters / Seinfeld

20th Jul '17 5:52:49 PM Chubzhac
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* CelebrityParadox: Subverted. Jerry in the show is still a famous comedian, just nowhere near as famous as he is in real life.


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* TheLeader: As pointed out by Kramer, Jerry is the "nucleus" of the Group. George, Kramer and Elaine all know each other through their relationships with Jerry, it's his apartment that they always hang out at, and he's the one they're first to go to for help with their problems and schemes.


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* BigEater: Even more so than Kramer. A surprisingly large number of her plot lines involve her appetite getting her into trouble.
27th Jun '17 1:19:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnwittingInstigatorofDoom: Kramer is indirectly responsible for the main characters going to prison at the end of the series. He jumped on the plane to get water out of his ear from swimming earlier, stumbling into the cockpit and causing the plane to make an emergency landing in the town of Latham, where the group witnesses the event that lands them in prison for violating the Good Samaritan law.

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* UnwittingInstigatorofDoom: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Kramer is indirectly responsible for the main characters going to prison at the end of the series. He jumped on the plane to get water out of his ear from swimming earlier, stumbling into the cockpit and causing the plane to make an emergency landing in the town of Latham, where the group witnesses the event that lands them in prison for violating the Good Samaritan law.
19th Jun '17 4:34:34 PM jormis29
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* LoonyFan: Is nicer to celebrities than he is to his own friends. His slavish devotion to Bette [=Midler=] in "The Understudy" stands out particularly.

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* LoonyFan: Is nicer to celebrities than he is to his own friends. His slavish devotion to Bette [=Midler=] Creator/BetteMidler in "The Understudy" stands out particularly.
11th Jun '17 9:07:30 AM ading
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-->'''George:''' She's the loser of the group. Every group has someone that they all make fun of... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Like us with Elaine.]]

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-->'''George:''' She's the loser of the group. Every group has someone that they all make fun of... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Like us with Elaine.]]



* LackOfEmpathy: Almost never shows remorse for his actions [[spoiler: not even his dead fiancé who was poisoned by the cheap envelopes he insisted on.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: Almost never shows remorse for his actions [[spoiler: not actions, [[spoiler:not even his dead fiancé who was poisoned by the cheap envelopes he insisted on.]]
4th Jun '17 6:49:59 PM DrOO7
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* BenevolentBoss: Subverted. While he ''seems'' an ideal and friendly boss for Elaine, there are many moments where he treats her like crap--butting into her personal life, which he has no right to do, assigning menial tasks to her that aren't her responsibility--fixing his flat tire--firing her over pretty things such as her not liking ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'', etc. He doesn't seem outwardly malicious though, just genuinely oblivious to the impropriety of such things.

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* BenevolentBoss: Subverted. While he ''seems'' an ideal and friendly boss for Elaine, there are many moments where he treats her like crap--butting into her personal life, which he has no right to do, assigning menial tasks to her that aren't her responsibility--fixing his flat tire--firing her over pretty petty things such as her not liking ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'', etc. He doesn't seem outwardly malicious though, just genuinely oblivious to the impropriety of such things.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Fires Elaine when she tests positive for opiates. When her fake boyfriend relapses into heroin addiction, demands that Elaine help him detox, threatening again to fire her if she doesn't. Aside from the grossly inappropriate intrusion into her personal life, ''he's'' the one indirectly responsible for getting the guy hooked on drugs again--"I gave him the name of some places where he could score."
* {{Irony}}: The one time he could have and should have fired Elaine--after she ate a piece of cake worth thousands-- he doesn't, preferring to gloat over her impending sickness.



* PassiveAggressiveCombat: With Elaine. Elaine buys her a bra as she often goes without, and the next time they meet Sue Ellen is wearing it as a top.

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* PassiveAggressiveCombat: With Elaine. Elaine buys her a bra as she often goes without, and the next time they meet Sue Ellen is wearing it as a top. She also tends to make some snide comments regarding the disparity in their income.
23rd May '17 7:17:11 AM annette12
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* KavorkaMan: The [[TropeNamer Trope Namer.]]
%%* KavorkaMan: The {{Trope Namer|S}}

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* KavorkaMan: The [[TropeNamer Trope Namer.]]
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KavorkaMan: The {{Trope Namer|S}}Namer|S}}. A Latvian Orthodox priest calls his power over women "kavorka" (meaning "the lure of the animal"). Over the course of the show, he's seduced Uma Thurman, a nun, and a lesbian, offering no explanation other than, "I'm Kramer." This was actually Played for Drama on the episode that named it, since he couldn't control the effect and almost destroyed a nun's life against his own will.



%%* NiceGuy:
23rd May '17 7:04:24 AM DrOO7
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** In another episode, he grows more and more confused as to why everyone dislikes his perfect girlfriend--George and Kramer seem repulsed at the sight of her, her friends act like he's doing her a huge favor by going out with her, etc. He tries to ignore it, but the last straw is that his parents adore her.
13th Mar '17 4:12:38 PM kleinelevin
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* KavorkaMan: The [[TropeNamer Trope Namer.]]
1st Mar '17 3:25:22 PM ading
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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Inverted! "Every woman on the face of the Earth has complete control over my life... and yet, I want them all. Is that irony?"



* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Inverted! "Every woman on the face of the Earth has complete control over my life... and yet, I want them all. Is that irony?"

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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Inverted! "Every woman on the face of the Earth has complete control over my life... and yet, I want them all. Is that irony?"
20th Feb '17 7:53:29 PM ATP2555
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* UnwittingInstigatorofDoom: Kramer is indirectly responsible for the main characters going to prison at the end of the series. He jumped on the plane to get water out of his ear from swimming earlier, stumbling into the cockpit and causing the plane to make an emergency landing in the town of Latham, where the group witnesses the event that lands them in prison for violating the Good Samaritan law.
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