History Characters / TheBabySittersClub

12th Jul '16 11:46:22 PM annette12
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* TheSnarkKnight: For the one later Flanderized as the sweet, sensitive one, Mary Anne sure releases the snark sometimes. Her "apology" note to Kristy after the girls fight in Book #2 (to her credit, she immediately recognizes it's rather passive-aggressive and decides not to send it):

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* TheSnarkKnight: For the one later Flanderized as the sweet, sensitive one, Mary Anne sure releases the snark sometimes. Her "apology" note to Kristy after the girls fight in Book #2 #4 (to her credit, she immediately recognizes it's rather passive-aggressive and decides not to send it):
12th Jul '16 11:45:11 PM annette12
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* TheSnarkKnight: For the one later Flanderized as the sweet, sensitive one, Mary Anne sure releases the snark sometimes:
--> Her "apology" note to Kristy after the girls fight in Book #2 (to her credit, she immediately recognizes it's rather passive-aggressive and decides not to send it): “Dear Kristy, I’m sorry you’re the biggest, bossiest know-it-all in the world, but what can I do about it? Have you considered seeking professional help?”

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* TheSnarkKnight: For the one later Flanderized as the sweet, sensitive one, Mary Anne sure releases the snark sometimes:
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sometimes. Her "apology" note to Kristy after the girls fight in Book #2 (to her credit, she immediately recognizes it's rather passive-aggressive and decides not to send it): it):
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“Dear Kristy, I’m sorry you’re the biggest, bossiest know-it-all in the world, but what can I do about it? Have you considered seeking professional help?”
12th Jul '16 11:36:50 PM annette12
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** Even though she gets bad grades, Claudia is repeatedly referred to as BrilliantButLazy (she just doesn't apply herself, etc.) but the "brilliant" part is just an InformedAttribute for the most part.
1st Jun '16 1:44:44 PM annette12
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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Claudia. She the "smart one".

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Claudia. She She's the "smart one".one" and the rivalry is particularly emphasized in ''Claudia and Mean Janine''. They start getting along better in later books.
1st Jun '16 1:27:05 PM annette12
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%%* AsianAndNerdy
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: NEVER ACCUSE AND/OR FRAME CLAUDIA FOR CHEATING ON A TEST AND EXPECT TO GET AWAY WITH IT.

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%%* AsianAndNerdy
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: AsianAndNerdy: In contrast to her sister's AsianAirhead, Janine is bookish, studious, and often on her computer.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
NEVER ACCUSE AND/OR FRAME CLAUDIA FOR CHEATING ON A TEST AND EXPECT TO GET AWAY WITH IT.



%%* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation

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%%* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: She's secretly jealous of Claudia because she has a lot of friends. According to the first book of the series, her only friends are a 15 year old math nerd and her computer.



%%* AlphaBitch
%%* BookDumb

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%%* AlphaBitch
%%* BookDumb
* AlphaBitch: The mean girl that frequently antagonizes the club.
* BookDumb: The book ''Mary Anne Misses Logan'' makes it pretty clear that she's a bad student.



%%* BetaBitch

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%%* BetaBitch* BetaBitch: Cokie's best friend and sidekick who also hates the BSC.



%%* RichBitch

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%%* RichBitch
* RichBitch: She's apparently rich, at least according to the book ''Kristy for President''.
9th May '16 11:52:06 AM LadyNorbert
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* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Logan's Story'' and ''Logan Bruno: Boy Baby-Sitter,'' two books where Logan narrates the story himself.


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* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Logan's Story'' and ''Logan Bruno: Boy Baby-Sitter,'' two books where Logan narrates the story himself.
9th May '16 11:50:04 AM LadyNorbert
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* AscendedFanboy: She has always admired the girls and was excited when they asked her to join the club.

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* AscendedFanboy: [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: She has always admired the girls and was excited when they asked her to join the club.



* SixthRanger: She joins the club along with Jessi in the book "Hello, Mallory".

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* SixthRanger: She joins the club along with Jessi in the book "Hello, Mallory".''Hello, Mallory''.



!!Jessica Davis "Jessi" Ramsey

Jessi moved to Stoneybrook from Oakley, New Jersey at the beginning of the sixth grade, coincidentally into Stacey's old house. She has an eight-year-old sister called Rebecca or "Becca," and a baby brother named John Phillip Ramsey Jr., better known as "Squirt." Jessi is incredibly talented at ballet, and when she grows up she wants to become a professional ballet dancer. She has been doing ballet since she was four, and was admitted into a special ballet school in Stamford. She has had the lead role in several productions at that school. In book #115, ''Jessi's Big Break'', she had an opportunity to join the Dance New York programme and study ballet under David Brailsford for 3 1/2 weeks. Toward the end of the story, she was also given a chance to join the Dance New York programme full time, but she decided to accept it when she was a little older.

* TheAce: All the BSC girls are this to some exent, but Jessi really stands out. She's a CunningLinguist, a ridiculously talented ballet dancer who always gets the lead roles in productions at her ballet school (despite being the youngest in the class). After taking only a few synchronized swimming lessons, she obviously wins a gold medal at the end, despite her lack of experience.

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!!Jessica Davis "Jessi" Ramsey

Jessi moved to Stoneybrook from Oakley, New Jersey at the beginning of the sixth grade, coincidentally into Stacey's old house. She has an eight-year-old sister called Rebecca or "Becca," and a baby brother named John Phillip Ramsey Jr., better known as "Squirt." Jessi is incredibly talented at ballet, and when she grows up she wants to become a professional ballet dancer. She has been doing ballet since she was four, and was admitted into a special ballet school in Stamford. She has had the lead role in several productions at that school. In book #115, ''Jessi's Big Break'', she had an opportunity to join the Dance New York programme program and study ballet under David Brailsford for 3 1/2 weeks. Toward the end of the story, she was also given a chance to join the Dance New York programme program full time, but she decided to accept it when she was a little older.

* TheAce: All the BSC girls are this to some exent, extent, but Jessi really stands out. She's a CunningLinguist, a ridiculously talented ballet dancer who always gets the lead roles in productions at her ballet school (despite being the youngest in the class). After taking only a few synchronized swimming lessons, she obviously wins a gold medal at the end, despite her lack of experience.



* BlackBestFriend: To Mallory and the other girls.

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* BlackBestFriend: To Mallory in particular, and the other girls.girls to a slightly lesser extent.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Jessi's first appearance, ("Hello, Mallory") we learn that Jessi loves to tell jokes, and apparently "knows more jokes than anyone in the world”. This trait is pretty much forgotten in later books.
* CoolBigSis: She's very close to her little sister and always takes care of her 14-month-old brother.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Jessi's first appearance, ("Hello, Mallory") appearance (''Hello, Mallory''), we learn that Jessi she loves to tell jokes, and apparently "knows more jokes than anyone in the world”. This trait is pretty much forgotten in later books.
* CoolBigSis: She's very close to her little sister and always frequently takes care of her 14-month-old brother.



* NewTransferStudent: Jessi was born in Oakley, New Jersey. Jessi and her family moved to Stoneybrook when she was 11.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: No one calls her Jessica, expect her Aunt Cecelia and her ballet teacher, Mme Noelle.

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* NewTransferStudent: Jessi was born in Oakley, New Jersey. Jessi Jersey; she and her family moved to Stoneybrook when she was 11.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: No one calls her Jessica, expect except her Aunt Cecelia and her ballet teacher, Mme Noelle.



!!Abigail "Abby" Stevenson

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!!Abigail "Abby" Stevenson



%%* InformedJudaism

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%%* InformedJudaism* InformedJudaism: She and Anna have their bat mitzvah in one book, but it otherwise is never mentioned that they're Jewish.



* TheUnfavorite: Gets this treatment from his father in ''Kristy's Big News'', where he's the only one of the four Thomas kids not invited to the wedding - or even to participate in the phone conversation.

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* TheUnfavorite: Gets this treatment from his father in ''Kristy's Big News'', where he's the only one of the four Thomas kids not invited to the wedding - or even to participate in the phone conversation. In fact, when Charlie calls their father on this later in the book, he seems so dumbfounded as to almost imply that he forgot he ''has'' a fourth child.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Charlotte initially has trouble getting along with her classmates because she was much smarter than them.

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: As noted above, Charlotte initially has trouble getting along with her classmates because she was much smarter than them.



* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Sometimes, he tries to act mature, but still has a childlike and playful personality that makes him very cute.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Sometimes, Sometimes; he tries to act mature, but still has a childlike and playful personality that makes him very cute.



* CheerfulChild: A very friendly 5 year-old kid, and rarely in a bad mood.

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* CheerfulChild: A very friendly 5 year-old five-year-old kid, and rarely in a bad mood.



* AdorablyPrecociousChild: As smart and precocious as she is, Gabbie is still a cute and huggable 2 and-a-half-year-old little girl.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: As smart and precocious as she is, Gabbie is still a cute and huggable 2 and-a-half-year-old two-and-a-half-year-old little girl.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: They are noisy, mischievous, and sometimes Mallory is annoyed by their antics.
* BigBrotherBully: All three to Nicky. Especially in "The Ghost at Dawn's House".
* BigEater: All of them, but Byron especially

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: They are noisy, noisy and mischievous, and sometimes Mallory is annoyed by their antics.
* BigBrotherBully: All three to Nicky. Especially Nicky, especially in "The ''The Ghost at Dawn's House".
House''. Occasionally they do this to their younger sisters too, such as informing Claire that all the dinosaurs are dead.
* BigEater: All of them, but Byron especiallyespecially.



* RhymesOnADime: She wants to be a poet.

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* RhymesOnADime: She wants to be a poet.
poet, and feels that this requires her to speak only in rhyme (at least during ''Boy-Crazy Stacey'').



%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling

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%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Subverted. Nicky is usually shown to be sweeter and better behaved than the triplets.



* MiddleChildSyndrome: He has a particularly isolating case. The eight Pike kids are four girls (Mallory, Vanessa, Margo, and Clair) and four boys (Nicky and the triplets). So Nicky is the odd man out, especially since in the early books he shares a room with the triplets. His three brothers don't want anything to do with him, Claire and Margo are inseparable and consider themselves best friends, and Mallory and Vanessa are older and spend more time with their friends.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: He has a particularly isolating case. The eight Pike kids are four girls (Mallory, Vanessa, Margo, and Clair) and four boys (Nicky and the triplets). So Nicky is the odd man out, especially since in the early books he shares a room with the triplets. His three brothers don't want anything to do with him, him; Claire and Margo are inseparable and consider themselves best friends, friends; and Mallory and Vanessa are older and spend more time with their friends.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In her worst days, she can be one of the most annoying of Mallory's siblings.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In On her worst days, she can be one of the most annoying of Mallory's siblings.



* TheNicknamer: In some of the books where she does this, dubbing her parents "Moozie and Daggles" and tacking "silly-billy-goo-goo" onto other people's names.

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* TheNicknamer: In some of the books where she does this, dubbing her parents "Moozie and Daggles" and tacking "silly-billy-goo-goo" onto other people's names.



Dawn's 9/10-year-old brother. Best friends with the Pike triplets, Jeff is usually a comedian with a deep love of stupid jokes, but he does have a serious side. Having originally moved out to Stoneybrook with his mom and sister, his increasing homesickness for California and his father (and resultant acting out) led to his parents agreeing to split custody so that he could move back in with him.

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Dawn's 9/10-year-old brother. Best friends with the Pike triplets, Jeff is usually a comedian with a deep love of stupid jokes, but he does have a serious side. Having originally moved out to Stoneybrook with his mom and sister, his increasing homesickness for California and his father (and resultant acting out) led to his parents agreeing to split custody so that he could move back in with him.home.



* HiddenDepths: He is an incurable joker and he gets 10x more immature when with the Pike triplets, but when the situation gets serious, he's actually really good at wrangling younger children and can be incredibly resourceful and responsible. He stops the [=DeWitt=] boys from making a mess in the men's bathroom when Kristy sends him in to check on them, and in ''Baby-Sitters' Island Adventure'', he spends a lot of time distracting the younger kids like Jamie and even manages to catch fish for them to eat.

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* HiddenDepths: He is an incurable joker and he gets 10x more immature when with the Pike triplets, triplets; but when the situation gets serious, he's actually really good at wrangling younger children and can be incredibly resourceful and responsible. He stops the [=DeWitt=] boys from making a mess in the men's bathroom when Kristy sends him in to check on them, and in ''Baby-Sitters' Island Adventure'', he spends a lot of time distracting the younger kids like Jamie and even manages to catch fish for them to eat.



* CelebrityResemblance: Mary Anne initially liked him because he looks like her favorite actor.

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* CelebrityResemblance: Mary Anne initially liked likes him because he looks like her favorite actor.



* LovableJock: He's on the Stoneybrook Middle School football, baseball, volleyball, and track teams, and also a very nice guy.
* NiceGuy: How he's usually portrayed, except in "Mary Anne Vs. Logan" where he acts like a controlling jerk.
* OffToBoardingSchool: He was almost sent away to his dad's old boarding school but he and Mary Anne managed to talk his father out of it.

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* LovableJock: He's on the Stoneybrook Middle School football, baseball, volleyball, and ''and'' track teams, and also a very nice guy.
* NiceGuy: How he's usually portrayed, except in "Mary ''Mary Anne Vs. Logan" Logan'' where he acts like a controlling jerk.
* OffToBoardingSchool: He was He's almost sent away to his dad's old boarding school but he and Mary Anne managed manage to talk his father out of it.



* SixthRanger: Somewhat. He never becomes a fulltime member of the club, just an associate.

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* SixthRanger: Somewhat. He never becomes a fulltime full-time member of the club, just an associate.
associate. It's implied that this is because having a boy in the room stifles the girls' ability to confide in each other.



The second associate club officer, Shannon was invited to join the club on a more permanent basis but declined as she was too busy with her other extra-curricular activities to commit to the club meetings. Shannon was introduced when Kristy moved across town to live with her new rich step-father, and was originally portrayed as a "snobby" foil to Kristy. Shannon became a full member of the club briefly in books 67 - 81, when she replaced Dawn as the alternate officer.

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The second associate club officer, Shannon was invited to join the club on a more permanent basis basis, but declined as she was too busy with her other extra-curricular activities to commit to the club meetings. Shannon was is introduced when Kristy moved moves across town to live with her new rich step-father, stepfather, and was originally portrayed as a "snobby" foil to Kristy. Shannon became becomes a full member of the club briefly temporarily in books 67 - 81, when she replaced Dawn as the alternate officer.



* LovableAlphaBitch: Being a RichBitch was her original characterization in "Kristy and the Snobs" but gets better after CharacterDevelopment, and she and Kristy eventually become friends.

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* LovableAlphaBitch: Being a RichBitch was her original characterization in "Kristy ''Kristy and the Snobs" Snobs'', but she gets better after CharacterDevelopment, and she and Kristy eventually become friends.



* RichBitch: She started out as this, although it was less because she genuinely looked down on Kristy and more because she didn't want Kristy and her friends to take away her baby-sitting jobs.
* SilkHidingSteel: When Kristy and the [=BSC=] first babysit for the Delaneys, the children boss them around and treat them like servants. Kristy ends up going along with it, getting them drinks and so on. When they try this on ''Shannon'', who has been babysitting them for years, she just lifts an eyebrow and they meekly get their own drinks.

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* RichBitch: She started out as this, although it was less because she genuinely looked down on Kristy and more because she didn't want Kristy and her friends to take away her baby-sitting babysitting jobs.
* SilkHidingSteel: When Kristy and the [=BSC=] BSC first babysit for the Delaneys, the children boss them around and treat them like servants. Kristy ends up going along with it, getting them drinks and so on. When they try this on ''Shannon'', who has been babysitting them for years, she just lifts an eyebrow and they meekly get their own drinks.



* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Shannon gives a puppy as a gift to the Brewer/Thomas family, that was also named Shannon after her.

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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Shannon gives a puppy as a gift to the Brewer/Thomas family, that was also named family following the death of Louie, and they name the pup Shannon after her.
in her honor.



%%* CoolBigBro

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%%* CoolBigBro* CoolBigBro: See TeamDad, below.



%%* NiceGuy

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%%* NiceGuy* NiceGuy: He's always shown as being responsible and caring toward his family. He even invites his new stepmother's grandmother to dance at the California wedding reception.



%%* ThePrankster

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%%* ThePrankster* ThePrankster: In several books, especially in the early part of the series, he disrupts club meetings by making prank calls asking for fake sitters.
-->Hello, this is Marmee March. I need a sitter for Amy this afternoon, someone who has experience with {{little women}}.



* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: YOU NEVER ACCUSE AND/OR FRAME CLAUDIA FOR CHEATING ON A TEST AND EXPECT TO GET AWAY WITH IT.

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* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: YOU NEVER ACCUSE AND/OR FRAME CLAUDIA FOR CHEATING ON A TEST AND EXPECT TO GET AWAY WITH IT.



* CoolBigSis: She has her moments and reveals to [[NotSoDifferent Claudia that she has a hidden candy stash in her room]].

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* CoolBigSis: She has her moments moments, and reveals to [[NotSoDifferent Claudia that she too has a hidden candy stash in her room]].



%%* InsufferableGenius

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%%* InsufferableGenius* InsufferableGenius: She's a certified genius, and occasionally the club members regard her as being somewhat intolerable.



%%* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness

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%%* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She has a fondness for long or esoteric words, to the point where Claudia sometimes completely misunderstands her.



%%* TeenGenius

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* TeenGenius: She's only a high school student, but has an enormously high IQ and, as noted above, takes extra courses at the local college.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Well, she wouldn't go ''that'' far, but she seems quite certain that she could have Logan for herself if she could just get Mary Anne out of the way. Dialed up in TheMovie.



%%* ClassClown
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In elementary school, he teases Mary Anne about bringing her father to the Mothers' Day event. After Kristy tells him off and explains that Mary Anne's mother died, he promptly apologizes, saying he'd never have made fun of her if he knew.

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%%* ClassClown
* ClassClown: Kristy describes him this way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In elementary school, he teases Mary Anne about bringing her father to the Mothers' Mother's Day event. After Kristy tells him off and explains that Mary Anne's mother died, he promptly apologizes, saying he'd never have made fun of her if he knew.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Kristy may find him annoying, yet she acknowledges he's fun and even invites him to Mary Anne's surprise party.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Kristy may find him annoying, yet she acknowledges he's fun and even invites him to Mary Anne's surprise party. She describes him in one book as "fifty percent pesty and fifty percent fun."
9th May '16 11:25:34 AM LadyNorbert
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* RapunzelHair: She has long waist-length blonde hair
* SixthRanger: More like fifth ranger. She joins the club at the end of the book "Mary Anne Saves The Day", becoming the official fifth member.

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* RapunzelHair: She has long waist-length blonde hair
* SixthRanger: More like fifth ranger. She joins the club at the end of the book "Mary ''Mary Anne Saves The Day", Day'', becoming the official fifth member.
4th Feb '16 4:59:14 PM bwburke94
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* HiddenDepths: He is an incurable joker and he gets 10x more immature when with the Pike triplets, but when the situation gets serious, he's actually really good at wrangling younger children and can be incredibly resourceful and responsible. He stops the DeWitt boys from making a mess in the men's bathroom when Kristy sends him in to check on them, and in ''Baby-Sitters' Island Adventure'', he spends a lot of time distracting the younger kids like Jamie and even manages to catch fish for them to eat.

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* HiddenDepths: He is an incurable joker and he gets 10x more immature when with the Pike triplets, but when the situation gets serious, he's actually really good at wrangling younger children and can be incredibly resourceful and responsible. He stops the DeWitt [=DeWitt=] boys from making a mess in the men's bathroom when Kristy sends him in to check on them, and in ''Baby-Sitters' Island Adventure'', he spends a lot of time distracting the younger kids like Jamie and even manages to catch fish for them to eat.
8th Jan '16 6:18:32 PM MarchVee
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* CoolBigBro
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* InsufferableGenius
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