History Characters / TheFosters

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* BerserkButton: Her lesbianism and Lena. When [[HotBlooded Brandon]] calls her out on (among other things), that he had no choice in the matter of having two moms (he was five when his parents divorced), Stef quickly loses her cool. Only the fact that Brandon storms out of the house and Lena jumps in prevents her from saying something she might regret]].

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* BerserkButton: Her lesbianism and Lena. When [[HotBlooded Brandon]] calls her out on (among other things), that he had no choice in the matter of having two moms (he was five when his parents divorced), Stef quickly loses her cool. Only the fact that Brandon storms out of the house and Lena jumps in prevents her from saying something she might regret]].regret.



* GoodCopBadCop: In the parenting sense, Stef tends to play bad cop and overall is a lot stricter than Lena. Kinda plays into their parental names--Stef is "Mom" which is more formal while Lena is "Momma" which is more casual.
** Ironically, later events in the first season play with the label. [[spoiler: We find out that she lies to Internal Affairs about her shooting. Her shooter shot her by accident and dropped his gun in shock which causes it to fire a second time; Mike comes in and, assuming he was still armed as it was a dark room, shot in return. This is an issue because, legally speaking, Mike just shot an unarmed man.]]

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* GoodCopBadCop: In the parenting sense, Stef tends to play bad cop and overall is a lot more straightforward and stricter than Lena. Kinda plays into their parental names--Stef is "Mom" which is more formal while Lena is "Momma" which is more casual.
** Ironically, later events in the first season play with the label. [[spoiler: We find out that she lies to Internal Affairs about her shooting. Her shooter shot her by accident and dropped his gun in shock which causes it to fire a second time; Mike comes in and, assuming he was still armed as it was a dark room, shot in return. This is an issue because, legally speaking, Mike just shot an unarmed man.]]



* LesbianCop

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* LesbianCopLesbianCop: A plot point in the whole series.



* OpenMindedParent: Is willing to buy her son Brandon condoms [[spoiler: and give Lexi the morning after pill Jesus bought]].

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* OpenMindedParent: Is willing to buy her son Brandon condoms [[spoiler: and give Lexi the morning after pill Jesus bought]].bought. Over the series Stef is aware that most of her kids are sexually active, and takes it all in stride.
* TheUnfettered: Fights to keep Callie in the family during the custody battle with Robert Quinn, even resorting to {{Blackmail}}.
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* TheRunaway: Callie takes off in mid-season one because she and Brandon had kissed, starting their illicit affair, she wants Jude to be adopted by the Foster's, so she runs off so as not to jeopardise his adoption.

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* TheRunaway: Callie takes off in mid-season one finale because she and Brandon had kissed, starting their illicit affair, but she wants Jude to be adopted by the Foster's, Fosters, so she runs off so as not to jeopardise his adoption.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jude gives her one after she kisses Brandon, risking being adopted by the Fosters (leading to TheRunaway below).
** Brandon gives her another one when he decides not to pursue another clandestine romance with her when she kisses him after Robert said he wouldn't sign the papers again, that all Callie does is react every time something happens, that she doesn't know what she wants, and she only puts their love first when things go wrong or are hard for her.
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* SheCleansUpNicely

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* SheCleansUpNicelyTheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
* TheRunaway: Callie takes off in mid-season one because she and Brandon had kissed, starting their illicit affair, she wants Jude to be adopted by the Foster's, so she runs off so as not to jeopardise his adoption.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Now and then.
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* StraightManWiseGuy:

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* StraightManWiseGuy:AManIsNotAVirgin: Loses his virginity to Lexi in the fifth episode of the series.
* WiseGuy: Aloof, easy-going and laid back, he is this to Brandon's StraightMan.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes up wrestling to cope with his heightened aggression and naturally takes to it.



* ItsAllMyFault: Twice. The first when Lexi's parents discover she had have sex and when [[spoiler:Jesus goes to their biological mother's house and Stef gets shot when she went searching for him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: Didn't suffer any consequences over selling her brothers medications. Subverted when[[spoiler: Jesus sneaks off to help their birth mother get into a shelter for battered women. His disappearance causes her to confess to her moms what she's been doing. This results in Stef getting shot when she and Mike go to Ana's house to look for Jesus.]]

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* ItsAllMyFault: Twice. The first when Lexi's parents discover she had have sex and when [[spoiler:Jesus Jesus goes to their biological mother's house and Stef gets shot when she went searching for him.]]
him.
* KarmaHoudini: Didn't suffer any consequences over selling her brothers medications. Subverted when[[spoiler: when Jesus sneaks off to help their birth mother get into a shelter for battered women. His disappearance causes her to confess to her moms what she's been doing. This results in Stef getting shot when she and Mike go to Ana's house to look for Jesus.]]
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Mariana's twin brother, Jesus is the free spirit of the kids. That said, he's just as studious as his siblings and in many ways, a lot more wise and responsible. Often however his desire to protect his sister get in the way of him doing things for himself.

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Mariana's twin brother, Jesus is the aloof free spirit of the kids. That said, he's just as studious as his siblings and in many ways, a lot more wise and responsible. Often however his desire to protect his sister get in the way of him doing things for himself.



* DaddyIssues: In season 3B, he meets his birth father, Gabe, for the very first time and is naturally curious, wanting a relationship with him, but starts to disregard the fact Gabe is on the sex offenders list, and Gabe's rejection leads to him drinking alcohol, and causing trouble for his father.



* HasAType: He tends to fall and hook up with Mariana's friends including Lexi in Season 1 and Hayley Heinz in Season 2. It drives Mariana crazy.
* HonorBeforeReason: Partially as a side effect of his ADHD (it makes him more impulsive in the moment), but he tends to be pretty overtly protective of those around him in the most direct way possible even if it's maybe not the smartest approach. He offers advice to Brandon, stands up to a jock twice his size who's hassling Lexi, and [[spoiler: spontaneously takes the blame for selling his medication instead of Mariana.]]

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* HasAType: He tends to fall and hook up with Mariana's friends including Lexi in Season 1 and Hayley Heinz in Season 2. It drives Mariana crazy.
* HonorBeforeReason: Partially as a side effect of his ADHD (it makes him more impulsive in the moment), but he tends to be pretty overtly protective of those around him in the most direct way possible even if it's maybe not the smartest approach. He offers advice to Brandon, stands up to a jock twice his size who's hassling Lexi, and [[spoiler: spontaneously takes the blame for selling his medication instead of Mariana.]]Mariana.
* StraightManWiseGuy:
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* NobleBigot: She is mildly homo/transphobic, as she worries that Jude acting different will get him beat up. That said, since Jude ''has'' been beat up before but there's a certain level of FreudianExcuse going on since she has zero issues with Stef and Lena and seems to be the most supportive of [[Transsexual Cole]] out of everyone at Girls United; it may very well be that she's not bigoted but just excessively worried about her brother getting injured or worse.

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* NobleBigot: She is mildly homo/transphobic, as she worries that Jude acting different will get him beat up. That said, since Jude ''has'' been beat up before but there's a certain level of FreudianExcuse going on since she has zero issues with Stef and Lena and seems to be the most supportive of [[Transsexual [[{{Transsexual}} Cole]] out of everyone at Girls United; it may very well be that she's not bigoted but just excessively worried about her brother getting injured or worse.
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* HotTeacher: Well, vice principal.
* MamaBear: When she confronts Ana after Stef's surgery she warns her to never come near Jesus or Mariana again.

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* HotTeacher: Well, vice principal.
principal actually.
* MamaBear: When she confronts Ana after Stef's surgery she warns her to never come near Jesus or Mariana again.again and when she angrily confronts Jesus's wrestling coach over Jesus' black eye from a violent initiation into the team.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When Jude [[spoiler: misses the required 65 on the exam to stay in Anchor Beach by one question, she changes one of his answers so that he passes. That said, she's definitely conflicted over it.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When Jude [[spoiler: misses the required 65 grade on the exam to stay in Anchor Beach by one question, knowing he'd be lost without Callie, she changes one of his answers so that he passes. That said, she's definitely conflicted over it.]]passes.
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