History Characters / TheBreakfastClub

6th Jul '17 1:37:54 PM AnonymousBosch
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* StrawCharacter



* CovertPervert: Eyes up Allison as he pulls out of the parking lot at the end with Andy.

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* CovertPervert: Eyes up Allison as he pulls out of the parking lot at the end with Andy. Mind you, he's married.
20th Jun '17 3:29:09 AM AmuckCricetine
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* AllStereotypeCast: Deconstructed. Each of the students in detention fulfills a high school stereotype of TheEighties: specifically, jocks, brainiacs, princesses, criminals, and basket cases -- and yet is about showing how they're much more than those stereotypes.



* MeaningfulName: His last name is Bender and he bends/breaks rules.



* VillainousBSOD:
** After Andy hits his BerserkButton, Bender flips out, ape-flings himself up a statue and some railings, and cowers alone in an emotional heap.
** Later, after Principal Vernon explicitly promises to one day [[spoiler: find Bender and beat the shit out of him]], Bender is left frozen with fear.



%%* CondescendingCompassion

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%%* CondescendingCompassion* CondescendingCompassion: Her drama partially stems from the fact that [[spoiler:her friends pressure her to be unkind to the unpopular kids]].


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* MeaningfulName: As her last name indicates, she's initially standoffish.


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* MeaningfulName: Andrew is [[BilingualBonus Greek]] for "manly and strong."


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* TheBGrade: He gets a low mark in shop class, meaning he can't get the perfect A's he was striving for.


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* MinorWithAFakeID: He has one so he can vote.


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* MessyHair: She starts out with this, and even shakes dandruff out of it to use as snow on a landscape drawing.


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* NeverMyFault: After Bender steals the screw that is holding the library door open, Vernon orders Andrew to help him move a magazine rack in front of the door to hold it open, only for Bender to point out that it's a potential fire hazard. Then Vernon turns around and gets mad at ''Andrew'' for engaging in such an embarrassing, risky idea, in spite of the fact that it was actually his own idea and which the boy only did since he commanded him to do it in the first place.


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* VanityLicensePlate: The front license plate on her car has Einstein's theory of relativity. Make of that what you will.
16th Jun '17 7:22:42 PM KrisMahai
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* BadassBoast: He makes one when Bender makes a crack at his job. It's so awesome, this troper never wants to make fun of Janitors again.

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* BadassBoast: He makes one when Bender makes a crack at his job. It's so awesome, this troper never wants to make fun of Janitors again.
1st Jun '17 9:10:10 AM AnonymousBosch
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* AngryWhiteMan: He definitely has shades of this.


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* ApatheticTeacher: Of the principal variety.


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* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence
30th May '17 11:11:21 AM AnonymousBosch
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* HobbesWasRight: His philosophy towards his treatment of the kids.



* StoppedCaring

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* StoppedCaringStoppedCaring: See JadedWashout.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnectionsScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Naturally.



* SugaryMalice



* FatBastard: For a guy who's big on athletics, he's not in the best shape.

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* FatBastard: For a guy who's big on athletics, he's not in the best physical shape.


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* ParentalNeglect: On top of being a dick to Andy, he's pretty lazy and irresponsible.
30th May '17 11:01:05 AM AnonymousBosch
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* KickTheDog: On the receiving end of this throughout much of the film.
** TheDogBitesBack
19th May '17 12:45:59 PM AnonymousBosch
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* {{Eagleland}}: Type II.



* {{Jerkass}}: Seemingly possess no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
* KarmaHoudini: Somewhat inevitable, considering the movie centers on their kids in detention. Still, they don't receive any comeuppance for their actions.
* KickTheDog: Creator/JohnHughes does whatever he can to show them as the worthless human beings they are.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike [[AntiVillain Vernon]], their treatment of the kids is [[PlayedForDrama milked for all the drama]] it can provide.
* {{Resentful Guardian}}s: One gets these vibes from them.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Seemingly possess no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
ParentalNeglect
* KarmaHoudini: Somewhat inevitable, considering the movie centers on their kids in detention. Still, they ParentsAsPeople: We don't receive any comeuppance for their actions.
* KickTheDog: Creator/JohnHughes does whatever he can
know a whole lot about them, and proper parenting doesn't seem to show them as the worthless human beings they are.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike [[AntiVillain Vernon]], their treatment of the kids is [[PlayedForDrama milked for all the drama]] it can provide.
* {{Resentful Guardian}}s: One gets these vibes from
be a high priority to them.



Claire's father.

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Claire's father.father, a slippery rich guy butting heads with his wife.



* {{Eagleland}}: Appears to be a Type I, but really a Type II.



Brian's mother.

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Brian's mother.mother, an EducationMama who's impossible to please.



* TheSocialDarwinist



* TheStarscream: It's implied that if Brian was successful in killing himself, she would've had his little sister take over where he left off.



Andy's father.

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Andy's father.father, a former JerkJock trying to relive his GloryDays through his son.



* {{Fratbro}}
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls Andrew a "discipline case" despite pressuring him into being a JerkJock in the first place.

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* {{Fratbro}}
{{Fratbro}}: Of the grown-up, JadedWashout variety.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls Andrew a "discipline case" despite pressuring encouraging him into being a JerkJock in the first place.



* {{Jerkass}}: He's a flagrant and unapologetic scumbag.
* JerkJock: He was most likely this in his past.

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* {{Jerkass}}: He's a flagrant and unapologetic scumbag.
He wears his JerkJock status on his sleeve.
* JerkJock: He was most likely this in his past.past, and probably still thinks he is.



* NeverMyFault



* StupidEvil



* UngratefulBastard
13th May '17 11:50:21 PM appealus
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* {{Gonk}}: Well, compared to Claire of Allison, she's pretty freakish looking.

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* {{Gonk}}: Well, compared to Claire of or Allison, she's pretty freakish looking.
5th May '17 8:27:17 PM annette12
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* TokenEvilTeammate: He is easily the meanest person in detention, though he cools down later in the film.
5th May '17 4:46:18 PM AnonymousBosch
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* HateSink: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and possibly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. A majority of their children's issues can be attributed to them, so it makes sense to show how self-centered, irresponsible, and abusive they are in their limited time on screen. However, it can be argued that they're not simply [[ForTheEvulz mean for the sake of it]], but rather driven by their own failings or vices.

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* HateSink: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and possibly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. A majority of their children's issues can be attributed to them, so it makes sense to show how self-centered, irresponsible, and abusive they are in their limited time on screen. However, it can be argued that they're not simply [[ForTheEvulz mean for the sake of it]], but rather driven by their own failings or vices.



* ParentsAsPeople / ParentalNeglect



* RichBastard: Naturally.

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* RichBastard: Naturally.Well, of course.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections



* {{Slimeball}}: He has a pretty reptilian, two-faced demeanor.
* SmugSnake

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* {{Slimeball}}: He has His attempts at charm are transparent, to put it mildly.
* SmugSnake: Has
a pretty reptilian, two-faced demeanor.
* SmugSnake
demeanor.



* DeathGlare: Scares Brian off with one. It's pretty unsettling.

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* DeathGlare: Scares Brian off with one.Again, look at the pic. It's pretty unsettling.



* {{Gonk}}: Pretty freakish looking.

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* {{Gonk}}: Pretty Well, compared to Claire of Allison, she's pretty freakish looking.



* JadedWashout: Probably.
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Holy shit''.

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* JadedWashout: Probably.
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Holy shit''.shit'', where do we begin?



* EvilCounterpart: In many ways, he fills this role to Andy.

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* EvilCounterpart: In many ways, he fills this role to his own son, Andy.



* {{Fratbro}}



* {{Jerkass}}: A flagrant and unapologetic scumbag.

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* {{Jerkass}}: A He's a flagrant and unapologetic scumbag.



* LowerClassLout: He's a coarse, blue-collar thug.

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* LowerClassLout: He's a A coarse, blue-collar thug.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Implied to be a misogynist or pervert. A line cut from the film indicates he may be a racist as well.
* PragmaticVillainy: He objects to Andy's offense not on [[EvenEvilHasStandards moral grounds]], but because he wasn't discreet about it.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Implied to be a misogynist or pervert. A line cut from the film indicates he may be he's a racist as well.
* PragmaticVillainy: He objects to Andy's offense not on [[EvenEvilHasStandards moral grounds]], but because he wasn't discreet about it.
racist.



* SmugSnake: Comes off as rather arrogant and conniving.

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* SmugSnake: Comes off as rather Rather arrogant and conniving.



* TestosteronePoisoning: His views of masculinity are comically immature.

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* TestosteronePoisoning: His views ideas of what constitutes masculinity are comically immature.
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