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13th Dec '17 1:05:26 PM eroock
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* IdiotBall: His "love affair" with Dart in season 2 really was out of line with his otherwise prudent character.
13th Dec '17 11:31:29 AM Zeta
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* FalseTeethTomfoolery: He looses his brand-new dentures in an action sequence towards the end of season 2, but has a new pair by the time of the dance.
12th Dec '17 12:49:44 PM creepingdeath
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* {{Hypocrite}}: He acts the same way to Max as Lucas did to Eleven.
12th Dec '17 12:30:43 PM creepingdeath
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* TeamDad: Of sorts, with Dustin, Lucas, and Max - less so to Mike. While he takes on the role somewhat begrudgingly, he does genuinely care about them and does his best to protect them from harm.

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* TeamDad: Of sorts, with Dustin, Lucas, and Max - less so to Mike. While he takes on the role somewhat begrudgingly, he does genuinely care about them and does his best to protect them from harm. When the Demodogs attack the kids, he's the first to either get between them and the dogs or in the finale of season 2, [[spoiler: to push them up the rope to get them out of the tunnels with the demodogs chasing them and shields Dustin when he can't get him up in time]].



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Immediately after his first (terrifying) encounter with the creature, Jonathan and Nancy tell Steve to leave for his own safety, Nancy [[spoiler:going so far as to ''point a loaded gun at his head'']]. with this in mind it's no surprise he leaves the house. He gets as far as his car, then sees the flickering lights that indicate the monster has returned... and goes back into the house to help. [[spoiler:Cue CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Immediately after his first (terrifying) encounter with the creature, Jonathan and Nancy tell Steve to leave for his own safety, Nancy [[spoiler:going so far as to ''point a loaded gun at his head'']]. with With this in mind it's no surprise he leaves the house. He gets as far as his car, then sees the flickering lights that indicate the monster has returned... and goes back into the house to help. [[spoiler:Cue CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]
7th Dec '17 6:21:34 PM AJ_Lenoire
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** To say ''nothing'' of how he can't even get the ''kids'' to listen to him, (though to be fair it's not so much a matter of no respect as they're simply TheDeterminator) and ends up dragged along as they venture into the tunnels to burn them as a distraction for El.

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** To say ''nothing'' of how he can't even get the ''kids'' to listen to him, (though him - though to be fair it's not so much a matter of no respect as they're simply TheDeterminator) and TheDeterminator. He ends up becoming their babysitter (insofar as he lampshades it to Nancy himself) and is dragged along as they venture into the tunnels to burn them as a distraction for El. In his defence, he was unconscious for most of the way there, and he's probably lucky they didn't just leave him at the Byres' house.
-->'''Mike''': Maybe if we set [the Hub] on fire-
-->'''Steve''': So, yeah, that's a no.
*** Possibly worth noting that he has a lot more success bossing them around before Mike joins the group. When it's just Dustin, Lucas and Max, he's fairly successful in getting them to listen to him. Considering he dated Nancy, however, Mike has never had much respect for Steve.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Most main characters got one, and Steve is no exception. The semi-stereotypical Jerk Jock persona was well and truly shed when he went to apologise to Jonathan and Nancy for his mistakes and general dick-ish-ness. This already satisfying scene is made truly awesome by his [[spoiler:hilarious freaking out over the Demogorgon. He then saves Jonathan and Nancy by beating it with a baseball bat, and help them deal the only really significant damage the creatures sustains.]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Most main characters got one, and Steve is no exception. The semi-stereotypical Jerk Jock persona was well and truly shed when he went to apologise to Jonathan and Nancy for his mistakes and general dick-ish-ness. This already satisfying scene is made truly awesome by his [[spoiler:hilarious freaking out over the Demogorgon. He then saves Jonathan and Nancy by beating it with a baseball bat, and help them deal the only really significant damage the creatures creature sustains.]]



'''Literally everyone else present''': Morse code.

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'''Literally -->'''Literally everyone else present''': Morse code.
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* TookALevelInKindness: At the end of season 2, towards Mike's friends. She goes from slamming the door in Dustin's face, to telling him that he was her favorite among Mike's friends.

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* TookALevelInKindness: At the end of season 2, towards Towards Mike's friends. She goes from slamming the door in Dustin's face, face (first episode), to telling him that he was her favorite among Mike's friends.friends (season 2 finale).



* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jonathan, given [[spoiler:she gets back together with Steve despite her charged history with Jonathan. It gets resolved in 2x06, but with generous - and hilarious - lampshading on Murray's part.]]
-->'''Murray''': So, Jonathan... how was the pull-out?

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jonathan, given [[spoiler:she gets back together with Steve despite her charged history with Jonathan. Jonathan]]. It [[spoiler: gets resolved in 2x06, but with generous - and hilarious - lampshading on Murray's part.]]
part]].
-->'''Murray''': So, Jonathan... So... [[spoiler:Jonathan... how was the pull-out?pull-out?]]



Nancy's boyfriend with a tendency of focusing on the wrong priorities.

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Nancy's boyfriend A popular jock at Hawkins High with a tendency of focusing crush on the wrong Nancy and some skewed priorities.



-->'''Steve''': Faberge Organics. Use the shampoo and the conditioner and when your hair is damp, not wet, but damp, you do four puffs of the Farrah Fawcett spray.
* ActionSurvivor: Probably the most pronounced example of this in the series since [[BoisterousWeakling Steve absolutely sucks in a fistfight.]] Though he is effective at fighting with [[BatterUp his nail-spiked baseball bat]].

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-->'''Steve''': [to Dustin] Faberge Organics. Use the shampoo and the conditioner and when your hair is damp, damp - not wet, but damp, ''damp'' - you do four puffs of the Farrah Fawcett spray.
* ActionSurvivor: Probably the most pronounced example of this in the series since [[BoisterousWeakling Steve absolutely sucks ''sucks'' in a fistfight.]] Though he is effective at fighting with [[BatterUp his nail-spiked baseball bat]].



* BigBrotherMentor: In Season 2, to Dustin of all people. He advises the kid on hairstyling, how to attract girls, [[spoiler: and even gives the kid a ride to the Snow Ball.]]

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* BigBrotherMentor: In Season 2, to Dustin of all people. He advises the kid on hairstyling, how to attract girls, [[spoiler: and even gives the kid him a ride to the Snow Ball.]]



* BoisterousWeakling: Steve is a jock and the BigManOnCampus, so he's pretty confident in his brawling skills, but he's not a terrific fist fighter. He gets soundly beaten by Jonathon (in an UnstoppableRage) and the AxCrazy Billy. He also backs down from fighting Tommy, who reminds him that if he couldn't beat Jonathan on his own, he doesn't stand a chance against him.
** However, he does prove quite handy with a [[BatterUp baseball bat]] to the point he is the only character who does well against Demogorgons in melee combat.
* ButtMonkey: By and large things just really don't go his way. He gets his ass kicked by Jonathan in season 1, and later [[spoiler: loses Nancy to him in season 2.]] Tommy is able to mock him for the former, and Steve is simply not able to do anything about it because, as Tommy points out, if he can't take Jonathan Byers, he has no chance against ''him''. Then Billy shows up in season 2, fully intending to "dethrone" King Steve. He beats him at basketball, all the girls swoon over him, and then he kicks Steve's ass during their fight in "The Gate." To say nothing of how he can't even get the ''kids'' to listen to him, (though to be fair it's not so much a matter of no respect as they're simply TheDeterminator) and ends up dragged along as they venture into the tunnels to burn them as a distraction for El.

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* BoisterousWeakling: Steve is a jock and the BigManOnCampus, so he's pretty confident in his brawling skills, but skills. In practice, however, he's not a terrific pretty terrible fist fighter. He gets soundly beaten by Jonathon [[spoiler:Jonathan (in an UnstoppableRage) and the in season 1]], not providing much of a fight back. In season 2 he's marginally more successful against [[spoiler:the AxCrazy Billy. He also backs down from fighting Tommy, who reminds him that if he couldn't beat Jonathan on his own, he doesn't stand a chance against him.Billy]] but still loses very definitively.
** However, Whilst he gets in a few decent punches this time, [[spoiler:Billy]] literally laughs them off, and when he really fights back, Steve goes down ''hard'' - lampshaded by Dustin.
** In season 1 he also backs down from fighting Tommy, who reminds him that if he couldn't beat Jonathan on his own, Steve doesn't stand a chance against him.
** ''However'',
he does prove quite handy with a [[BatterUp baseball bat]] to the point he is the only character who does well against Demogorgons in melee combat.
combat. Whether it's the use of a weapon or the non-human target, there's no denying he's ''much'' more of a threat to the Demogorgons than his classmates.
* ButtMonkey: By and large things just really don't go his way. way.
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He gets his ass kicked by Jonathan in season 1, and later [[spoiler: loses Nancy to him in season 2.]] 1. Tommy is able to mock mocks him for the former, this, and Steve is simply not able to do anything about it because, as Tommy points out, if he can't take Jonathan Byers, he has no chance against ''him''. ''him''.
** Later [[spoiler: loses Nancy to Jonathan in season 2]], though to his credit he's very mature about it and remains friends with both of them.
**
Then Billy shows up in season 2, fully intending to "dethrone" King Steve. "King Steve". He beats him at basketball, all the girls swoon over him, and then he kicks Steve's ass during their fight in "The Gate." Gate", with a notable amount of glee no less. He only stops battering Steve's face in when [[spoiler: Max drugs him]].
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To say nothing ''nothing'' of how he can't even get the ''kids'' to listen to him, (though to be fair it's not so much a matter of no respect as they're simply TheDeterminator) and ends up dragged along as they venture into the tunnels to burn them as a distraction for El.El.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Most main characters got one, and Steve is no exception. The semi-stereotypical Jerk Jock persona was well and truly shed when he turned up at Jonathan's house to apologise to Jonathan and Nancy for his mistakes and dick-ish-ness, an already good moment. Made truly awesome by his [[spoiler:hilarious freaking out over the Demogorgon. He then saves Jonathan and Nancy by beating it with a baseball bad, and help them deal the only really significant damage the creatures sustains.]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Most main characters got one, and Steve is no exception. The semi-stereotypical Jerk Jock persona was well and truly shed when he turned up at Jonathan's house went to apologise to Jonathan and Nancy for his mistakes and dick-ish-ness, an general dick-ish-ness. This already good moment. Made satisfying scene is made truly awesome by his [[spoiler:hilarious freaking out over the Demogorgon. He then saves Jonathan and Nancy by beating it with a baseball bad, bat, and help them deal the only really significant damage the creatures sustains.]]



* FirstGuyWins: While Nancy and Jonathan grow closer throughout the season, [[spoiler:the finale shows she's chosen to stay with Steve after his HeelFaceTurn]]. The pair are a cute couple supposedly very in love [[spoiler:...up until Nancy gets drunk, the pair fight, and Nancy hooks up with Jonathan in Season 2.]]
* FreakOut: Has a minor one when he finally sees the Demogorgon. Cue screaming, cursing and an impressively high leap over an [[spoiler: open bear trap in Jonathan's hallway]].

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* FirstGuyWins: [[spoiler:Played with.]] While Nancy and Jonathan grow closer throughout the season, [[spoiler:the finale shows she's chosen to stay with Steve after his HeelFaceTurn]]. The pair are a cute couple supposedly very in love [[spoiler:...up until Nancy gets drunk, the pair fight, and Nancy hooks up with Jonathan in Season 2.]]
* FreakOut: Has a minor one when he finally sees the Demogorgon. Cue screaming, cursing and an impressively high leap over an [[spoiler: open bear trap in Jonathan's hallway]]. He takes it quite well, all things considered.



* HeelRealization: His better qualities are clear from the start, but he was nevertheless something of a smug bully. He becomes nicer when Jonathan delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to him after being taunted by him about his [[{{TooSoon}} dead brother.]] He regrets his actions toward Nancy and realizes that his so-called friends are anything but.

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** Not to mention his attempts to input on the group's plan-making, which usually end with him making himself look a little dumb. He means well, but he's not especially book-smart.
-->'''Steve''': What's that?
'''Literally everyone else present''': Morse code.
* HeelRealization: His better qualities are clear from the start, such as when he [[spoiler:genuinely helps Nancy study for a test]], but he was nevertheless something of a smug bully. He becomes nicer and reorders his priorities when Jonathan delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to him after being taunted by him about his [[{{TooSoon}} dead brother.]] brother]]. He regrets his actions toward Nancy and realizes that his so-called friends friends, Carol and Tommy, are anything but.[[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]].
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jonathan, given [[spoiler:she gets back together with Steve despite her charged history with Jonathan. It gets resolved in 2x06, but with generous lampshading on Murray's part.]]

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jonathan, given [[spoiler:she gets back together with Steve despite her charged history with Jonathan. It gets resolved in 2x06, but with generous - and hilarious - lampshading on Murray's part.]]]]
-->'''Murray''': So, Jonathan... how was the pull-out?



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Most main characters got one, and Steve is no exception. The semi-stereotypical Jerk Jock persona was well and truly shed when he turned up at Jonathan's house to apologise to Jonathan and Nancy for his mistakes and dick-ish-ness, an already good moment. Made truly awesome by his [[spoiler:hilarious freaking out over the Demogorgon. He then saves Jonathan and Nancy by beating it with a baseball bad, and help them deal the only really significant damage the creatures sustains.]]



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:In Season 2, when he realizes that Nancy loves Jonathan, he's completely supportive of her.]]

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:In Season 2, when he realizes that Nancy loves Jonathan, he's completely supportive of her.]]]] The pair of them are friendly with no hint of lingering bitterness, though [[spoiler:it's clear at the end of season 2 that he still has feelings for her]].



* KickTheDog: He taunted Jonathan about Will, his own brother who was declared dead to the public. Needless to say, this didn't end well for Steve.

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* KickTheDog: He taunted Jonathan about Will, his own brother who was declared dead to the public. Needless to say, this didn't end well for Steve. [[spoiler:In true Hollywood fashion, however, he sustained no scars or permanent injuries - don't want to go messing up those looks, now, do we?]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He reaches a new low after he taunts Jonathan with the death of Will. After he calms down and his conscience breaks through the red anger, he both regrets it completely ''and'' mans-up to head to the Byers' home to do the harder thing: genuinely apologize.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He reaches a new low after he taunts Jonathan with the death of Will. After he calms down and his conscience breaks through the red anger, he both regrets it completely ''and'' mans-up to head to the Byers' home to do the harder thing: genuinely apologize. Considering [[spoiler:his face is still covered in blood from the beating ''Jonathan gave him'' it's especially admirable]].



* OddFriendship: In Season 2, he becomes a BigBrotherMentor to Dustin, of all people.

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* OddFriendship: In Season 2, he becomes a BigBrotherMentor to Dustin, of all people. The two have a hilarious yet heart-warming dynamic.



* TeamDad: Of sorts, with Dustin, Lucas, and Max. While he takes on the role somewhat begrudgingly, he does genuinely care about them and does his best to protect them from harm.

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** He never really gets to grips with the Barb thing, but by season 2 [[spoiler:it looks more like he's deflecting the fear and guilt of her death as a coping mechanism, particularly when he attends a dinner with Nancy at Barb's parents' house]].
* TeamDad: Of sorts, with Dustin, Lucas, and Max.Max - less so to Mike. While he takes on the role somewhat begrudgingly, he does genuinely care about them and does his best to protect them from harm.



* TookALevelInKindness: While he does some pretty awful, self-absorbed things, Steve eventually proves to be a decent guy. He clearly has Nancy's best interests in mind, and makes up for smashing Jonathan's camera by [[spoiler:buying him a new one for Christmas]]. By season two, he's grown BigBrotherInstinct for the kids. It's implied that Tommy and Carol were a bad influence on an otherwise good kid going through a confusing adolescence.

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* TookALevelInKindness: Several. While he does some pretty awful, self-absorbed things, Steve eventually proves to be a decent guy. He clearly has Nancy's best interests in mind, and makes up for smashing Jonathan's camera by [[spoiler:buying him a new one for Christmas]]. By season two, he's grown BigBrotherInstinct for the kids. It's implied that Tommy and Carol were a bad influence on an otherwise good kid going through a confusing adolescence.adolescence, since [[spoiler: Carol is rarely seen, never anywhere near Steve, and Tommy isn't present at all. Coincidentally, Steve's an all-round nice guy.]]



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Immediately after his first (terrifying) encounter with the creature, Jonathan and Nancy tell Steve to leave for his own safety. He gets as far as his car, then sees the flickering lights that indicate the monster has returned... and goes back into the house to help.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Immediately after his first (terrifying) encounter with the creature, Jonathan and Nancy tell Steve to leave for his own safety.safety, Nancy [[spoiler:going so far as to ''point a loaded gun at his head'']]. with this in mind it's no surprise he leaves the house. He gets as far as his car, then sees the flickering lights that indicate the monster has returned... and goes back into the house to help. [[spoiler:Cue CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: The only time Billy shows concern for Max is because because [[spoiler: his father bullied him into searching for her.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: The only time Billy shows concern for Max is because because [[spoiler: his father bullied him into searching for her.]]]] Amazingly, this scene with [[spoiler:his father]] is brutal enough to elicit at least ''some'' sympathy towards the otherwise-sociopathic douchebag.



* MrFanservice: He and Steve get a shirtless shower scene together, revealing that both have very toned chests. He is also playing basketball [[ShirtlessScene with his shirt off]].

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* MrFanservice: He and Steve get a shirtless shower scene together, revealing that both have very toned chests. He is also seen playing basketball [[ShirtlessScene with his shirt off]].off]] more than once.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Troy, who is [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse absent from the second season]]. Both are [[TheBully bullies]], and [[BullyBrutality borderline homicidal]]... although Billy is even ''more'' AxCrazy than Troy.
* WouldHurtAChild: He nearly murdered Mike, Lucas, and Dustin (''three children, no less!'') by trying to run them over with his car, just because Max talked back to him.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Troy, Tommy, who is [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse absent from the second season]]. Both are [[TheBully bullies]], and [[BullyBrutality borderline homicidal]]... although Billy is even ''more'' AxCrazy than Troy.
Tommy, whose biggest offence is threatening Steve with a beat-down. [[spoiler:Billy actually gives him one.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: He nearly murdered Mike, Lucas, and Dustin (''three children, no less!'') by trying to run them over with his car, just because Max talked back to him. It's also implied he [[spoiler:abuses Max herself; certainly emotionally, possibly physically.]]
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* NiceGuy: He's very kind and loving to his family (aside from his [[AbusiveDad POS father]]) and to Nancy.

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* NiceGuy: He's very kind and loving to his family (aside from his [[AbusiveDad POS father]]) and to Nancy. He's rarely outwardly rude or antagonistic, unless you threaten or make fun of Will. [[spoiler:Steve learned that the hard way towards the end of season 1.]]



* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Downplayed. She does occasionally complain and lie about her whereabouts, but when things get serious, [[spoiler:like when Barb disappeared]], she does go to her mother for help. She's not as self-absorbed as the trope might suggest, however, and is in fact willing to get down and dirty in order to fight the Demogorgon.
* CatchPhrase: Frequently calling things she doesn't like or disagrees with "bullshit" seems to be her thing.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Downplayed. She does occasionally complain and lie about her whereabouts, but when things get serious, [[spoiler:like when Barb disappeared]], she does go to her mother for help. She's not as self-absorbed as the trope might suggest, however, and is in fact willing to get down and dirty in order to fight the Demogorgon.
Demogorgon. The only time she ''really'' goes all-out on the brattiness is towards her mother shortly after [[spoiler:Barb's disappearance]] which is... fairly justified.
* CatchPhrase: Frequently calling things she doesn't like or disagrees with "bullshit" seems to be her thing. Especially when drunk.



* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:With Jonathan mid-way through Season 2.]]

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* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:With Jonathan mid-way through Season 2.]]]] It is hilariously lamp-shaded by Murray.



* TomboyishPonytail: Dons one when she and Jonathan begin to cooperate together [[spoiler:to find and kill the Demogorgon.]]

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* TomboyishPonytail: Dons one when she and Jonathan begin to cooperate together [[spoiler:to find and kill the Demogorgon.]]]] Dons it again at the end of season 2 [[spoiler:following her RelationshipUpgrade with Jonathan]] and keeps it until all the fighting and monster-killing is over.



* EightiesHair: The best example of EightiesHair in the show -- it's very tall, with a single curl looping over his forehead from under his quiff. In Season 2 he admits he actually uses women's shampoo to get the look, specifically designed to emulate Farrah Fawcett's feathery locks.

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* EightiesHair: The best example of EightiesHair in the show -- it's very tall, with a single curl looping over his forehead from under his quiff. In Season 2 it gets longer and more mullet-y, and he admits he actually uses women's shampoo and hairspray to get the look, specifically designed to emulate Farrah Fawcett's feathery locks.



* BatterUp: He proves very effective with a baseball bat when [[spoiler:fighting alongside Nancy and Jonathan against the Demogorgon]]. Season 2 reveals [[WeaponOfChoice he kept it.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: In Season 2 he grows very protective of the kids under his care. He even lampshades that he's a shockingly good babysitter.
* BigBrotherMentor: In Season 2 to Dustin of all people. He advises the kid how to attract girls, [[spoiler: and he's even his ride to the Snow Ball.]]

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* BatterUp: He Despite basketball supposedly being his specialty, he proves very effective with a baseball bat when [[spoiler:fighting alongside Nancy and Jonathan against the Demogorgon]]. Season 2 reveals [[WeaponOfChoice he kept it.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: In Season 2 he grows very protective of the kids under his care. care [[spoiler:particularly Dustin]]. He even lampshades that he's a shockingly good babysitter.
babysitter, and on the fan side of things, there's no shortage of [[spoiler: Mom!Steve memes]].
* BigBrotherMentor: In Season 2 2, to Dustin of all people. He advises the kid on hairstyling, how to attract girls, [[spoiler: and he's even his gives the kid a ride to the Snow Ball.]]



* BigManOnCampus: Steve is a star jock and a Casanova with the ladies, making him the most popular guy in school. In season 2, however, Billy rather easily unseats him.

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* BigManOnCampus: Steve is a star jock and a Casanova with the ladies, making him the most popular guy in school. In season 2, however, Billy rather easily unseats him. Possibly due to Steve's character development, however.



* TheCharmer: He's the local heartthrob of Hawkins.

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* TheCharmer: He's the local heartthrob of Hawkins.Hawkins and supposedly has an impressive track record prior to falling for Nancy.



* CrazyPrepared: He holds onto the spiked bat after fighting the Demogorgon, keeping it in his car trunk.

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* CrazyPrepared: He holds onto the spiked bat after fighting the Demogorgon, keeping it in his car trunk. [[spoiler:Though when Dustin asks if he still has it in season 2, there's no denying the dawning realisation and fear in his eyes as he realises what Dustin is implying.]]



* FirstGuyWins: While Nancy and Jonathan grow closer throughout the season, [[spoiler:the finale shows she's chosen to stay with Steve after his HeelFaceTurn]] [[spoiler:...up until Nancy and Jonathan pretty much hook up in Season 2.]]
* FreakOut: Has a minor one when he finally sees the Demogorgon.

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* FirstGuyWins: While Nancy and Jonathan grow closer throughout the season, [[spoiler:the finale shows she's chosen to stay with Steve after his HeelFaceTurn]] HeelFaceTurn]]. The pair are a cute couple supposedly very in love [[spoiler:...up until Nancy gets drunk, the pair fight, and Nancy hooks up with Jonathan pretty much hook up in Season 2.]]
* FreakOut: Has a minor one when he finally sees the Demogorgon. Cue screaming, cursing and an impressively high leap over an [[spoiler: open bear trap in Jonathan's hallway]].



** In season 2, following a fight in which he arguably wasn't in the wrong, he shows up at Nancy's house [[spoiler:with flowers, practicing an "I'm sorry and I love you" speech]]. He's interrupted by Dustin, who has bigger and grimmer concerns, however.



* {{Jerkass}}: For most of Season 1, he was a total prick to Jon (and Nancy at times).

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* {{Jerkass}}: For most of Season 1, he was a total prick to Jon Jonathan (and Nancy at times).



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though he really does prove to be a decent person beneath.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though he really does prove to be a decent person beneath.beneath; he genuinely cares for Nancy, later Dustin and the other kids.



** Also lampshaded by Steve himself in season 2, when [[spoiler:giving girl advice for Dustin, he warns the younger boy not to fall in love, as "she'll only break your heart, and you're too young for that", giving insight into his own feelings about Nancy and perhaps a slight bitterness about how it didn't go so well]]. To his credit, he doesn't obsess over it and behaves very maturely.



* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: Subverted. While guns don't tend to have much effect on demogorgons, the impact of Steve's baseball bat does knock them around and make them retreat.

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* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: Subverted. While guns don't tend to have much effect on demogorgons, the impact of Steve's baseball bat does knock them around and make them retreat. With the exception of Eleven, he's the only person who deals any real damage to the Demogorgon and [[spoiler:later the Demodogs]].
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* BreakTheCutie: Happens a lot, especially when he's stressed enough by some situation.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: More so in season 2. He's rougher around the edges, but when he's around Will, and by the end of the season [[spoiler:Eleven]], he becomes more sweet and caring towards them.

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* %%* BreakTheCutie: Happens a lot, especially when he's stressed enough by some situation.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: More so in season 2. He's rougher around the edges, but when he's around Will, and by the end of the season [[spoiler:Eleven]], he becomes more sweet and caring towards them.
situation.
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* AffirmativeActionGirl: The second girl member of the Party, introduced in the second season. She also serves to fill the role of token girl while Eleven is off on her own story arc.
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