History Characters / TheBreakfastClub

11th Jul '16 4:15:12 PM AnonymousBosch
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* DysfunctionJunction: Like parents, like kids.



* {{Hate Sink}}s

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* {{Hate Sink}}sSink}}s: [[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.



* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights Of Cerebus]]

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* KickTheDog: Creator/JohnHughes does whatever he can to show them as the worthless human beings they are.
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights Of Cerebus]]Cerebus]]: Unlike [[AntiVillain Vernon]], their treatment of the kids is [[PlayedForDrama milked for all the drama]] it can provide.


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* SmallRoleBigImpact


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* ParentsAsPeople: He's given a teeny bit of characterization such as "failed JerkJock" and "stuck in the past" to give him some depth. It still doesn't excuse him, though.
11th Jul '16 4:03:34 PM AnonymousBosch
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* ParentsAsPeople: Maybe...



* ParentsAsPeople: Maybe...
11th Jul '16 4:02:33 PM AnonymousBosch
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!The Adults

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!The Adults
!Shermer High Faculty and Staff


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!The Parents

[[folder:As a whole]]
* AbusiveParents
* AdultsAreUseless
* {{Greater Scope Villain}}s: Though Vernon is the main antagonist of the film, they cast a pall over the story by being the authors of many of their kids problems.
* {{Hate Sink}}s
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}es
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights Of Cerebus]]
* LackOfEmpathy
* ParentalNeglect
* ParentsAsPeople: Maybe...
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2nd Jul '16 3:10:10 PM AnonymousBosch
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* BrokenPedestal: In a sense.

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* BrokenPedestal: In a sense. Given the rest of the entries in this folder, one can't help but wonder what Andy saw in him to begin with.



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

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* Foil: {{Foil}}: In many ways, he fills this role to Andy.



* TestosteronePoisoning: His views of masculinity are at once immature and [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]].

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* TestosteronePoisoning: His views of masculinity are at once immature and [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]].comically immature.
2nd Jul '16 3:02:24 PM AnonymousBosch
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* TheSocialDarwinist: Despises any form of weakness and espouses a "winner takes all" philosophy.


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* TestosteronePoisoning: His views of masculinity are at once immature and [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]].
2nd Jul '16 2:59:56 PM AnonymousBosch
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* EducationMama: A particularly nasty variant. It's strongly implied that, like Andy's dad, she's living vicariously through Brian.
* EntitledBitch: Treats Brian like a dog, yet still expects him to do her bidding.

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* BecauseISaidSo: When Brian rightly points out that they're not allowed to study in detention, she barks at him "find a way".
* EducationMama: A particularly nasty variant. It's strongly implied that, like Andy's dad, she's just living vicariously through Brian.
* EightiesHair: Just look at the pic.
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EntitledBitch: Treats She treats Brian like a dog, yet still expects him to do her bidding.



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: This trope appears to be her whole philosophy towards parenting and education. To her, happiness is abject hardship.



* UngratefulBitch

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* UngratefulBitchStrawCharacter: Possesses an "up-by-the-bootstraps" attitude towards success, implying a conservative or libertarian mindset.
* UngratefulBitch: It she had any gratitude for Brian's efforts, she definitely doesn't show it.
21st Jun '16 4:04:38 PM AnonymousBosch
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* UngratefulBitch



* BrokenPedestal: In a sense.



* HateSink: He's not a particularly likeable guy.

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* HateSink: He's not a particularly likeable guy.Foil: In many ways, he fills this role to Andy.



* JadedWashout: It's strongly implied that he's a former JerkJock that didn't get anywhere in life. It's easy to see why.

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* JadedWashout: It's strongly implied that he's a former JerkJock that didn't get anywhere in life. It's easy to see why.



* TheSociopath: Implied to be one.

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* TheSociopath: Implied Meets several criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder. He's [[StupidEvil impulsive]], amoral, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[NeverMyFault shirks responsibility for his actions]], [[LackOfEmpathy disregards the safety and well-being of others]], possesses a [[HairTriggerTemper low aggression threshold]], has [[SmallNameBigEgo a grandiose sense of self-worth]] and last but not least, fails to be one.follow through any realistic long-term plans for his future. It's easy to see why he didn't get ahead.
6th Jun '16 12:08:45 AM FlapjackMax
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%%* CondescendingCompassion
5th Jun '16 11:50:03 PM FlapjackMax
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* SilentSnarker: Allison alone is responsible for more than one FunnyBackgroundEvent. A straightforward example is when she's eating her [[CrazyConsumption powdered sugar and cereal sandwich]], and everyone turns to look at her. She pauses, begins chewing louder, and gives them a quick wink.

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* SilentSnarker: Allison alone is responsible for more than one FunnyBackgroundEvent. A straightforward example is when she's eating her [[CrazyConsumption powdered sugar and cereal sandwich]], and everyone turns to look at her. She pauses, begins chewing louder, and gives them a quick wink.
5th Jun '16 11:48:53 PM FlapjackMax
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yes, she can be aloof and catty, but it's implied that [[IJustWantToHaveFriends she's just really lonely]]. Allison is usually harmless and actually somewhat noble when interacting with the others. She waits for Bender when the kids are running through the halls, stands up for Claire when Bender dismisses her talent, kindly thanks Brian after he silently compliments her [[spoiler: makeover]], and finally, there's her [[OfficialCouple relationship]] with [[spoiler: Andy]].
* LonersAreFreaks: She's often ignored by everyone, including her own parents, causing her to do bizarre things.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: LonersAreFreaks: She's often ignored by everyone, including her own parents, causing her to do bizarre thing.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold:
Yes, she can be come off as aloof and catty, but it's implied shown that [[IJustWantToHaveFriends she's just really lonely]].lonely]] and [[NoSocialSkills socially inept]]. Allison is usually harmless and actually somewhat noble when interacting with the others. She waits for Bender when the kids are running through the halls, stands up for Claire when Bender dismisses her talent, kindly thanks Brian after he silently compliments her [[spoiler: makeover]], and finally, there's her [[OfficialCouple relationship]] with [[spoiler: Andy]]. \n* LonersAreFreaks: She's often ignored by everyone, including her own parents, causing her to do bizarre things.



* NoSocialSkills: She doesn't seem to be particularly good at making conversation, like when she tries to chime in on Brian and Andy's chat session - by revealing that she stole Brian's wallet earlier.



* SilentSnarker: Is responsible for more than one FunnyBackgroundEvent. A straightforward example is when she's eating her [[CrazyConsumption powdered sugar and cereal sandwich]], and everyone turns to look at her. She pauses, begins chewing louder, and gives them a quick wink.

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* SilentSnarker: Is Allison alone is responsible for more than one FunnyBackgroundEvent. A straightforward example is when she's eating her [[CrazyConsumption powdered sugar and cereal sandwich]], and everyone turns to look at her. She pauses, begins chewing louder, and gives them a quick wink.
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