History Characters / TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir

22nd Jul '17 3:12:33 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: [[SubvertedTrope Not the way Carlton does it.]]



* BowtiesAreCool: His uniform actually has a cravat tie, but when dressed "casually" he likes bowties.
5th Jul '17 9:45:33 AM Erin582
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* AsideGlance: Frequently. Heck, his featured picture even shows him engaged in one!



* {{Manchild}}: Especially in the later seasons and particularly when it came to his way with the ladies. Carlton even called him out on this in an episode and called the behavior acceptable in high school, but an embarrassment now that they're in college.



* MrViceGuy: Even through all of his faults and idiosyncrasies, Will is a genuinely decent guy.



* OneHeadTaller: Not including the women, he's this from Carlton, Geoffrey ''and'' Jazz. The only recurring character that's taller than him is the 6'5" Uncle Phil.



* SelfDeprecation: Believe it or not, yes. As highly as he thinks of himself, whenever Will has an ImagineSpot of himself in the future, he envisions himself as [[FutureLoser a sleazy, unkempt and usually overweight (namely with an oversized butt) old man.]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like any loyal son of Philly, Will loves his cheesesteaks. He has also shown a huge fondness of sweet potato pie

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like any loyal son of Philly, Will loves his cheesesteaks. He has also shown a huge fondness of sweet potato piepie.
5th Jul '17 9:28:35 AM DrOO7
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* {{Flanderization}}: When the series began, her ditziness was based more on being clueless about the real world. As the series progressed, she became dumber.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While it doesn't show very much, she does genuinely care for her family. Especially when Will gets shot. Also when Ashley is contemplating sleeping with her boyfriend, without outright telling what she should or shouldn't do, she's very supportive.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While it doesn't show it very much, she does genuinely care for her family. Especially when Will gets shot. Also when Ashley is contemplating sleeping with her boyfriend, without outright telling what she should or shouldn't do, she's very supportive.
23rd May '17 3:34:11 AM annette12
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* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: In high school. Captain of the debate team, straight A student, leader of the glee club, editor of the yearbook..\\\

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* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: In high school. Captain of the debate team, straight A student, leader of the glee club, editor of the yearbook..\\\
23rd May '17 3:30:18 AM Scabbard
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* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: In high school. Captain of the debate team, straight A student, leader of the glee club, editor of the yearbook..

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* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: In high school. Captain of the debate team, straight A student, leader of the glee club, editor of the yearbook..\\\
12th May '17 3:07:25 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* TheScapegoat: In later seasons, this doesn't go unlampshaded.
-->'''Will:''' What is that the theme of this family? 'When in doubt blame Will.'
30th Apr '17 8:48:10 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* YoureNotMyFather: The last thing Will says to his father before he abandons him for the second and final time, referring to him as ''Lou'' instead of "Dad".




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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Successfully dupes everybody into voting for him after an outrageous smear campaign against Uncle Phil. It is not until his funeral that we see how truly despised he was by those who knew him best.
21st Apr '17 1:42:28 AM annette12
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* AcademicAthlete: At least in season 1. He is his prep school's star basketball player (and a bit of a general goof off), but is also stated to be an avid student. He once mentioned how, while growing up in west Philadelphia, a friend had to stop bullies from attacking him for carrying around his textbooks. Played with from season 2 onwards, where he's portrayed as a slacker who is not interested in his academic studies but is still BrilliantButLazy and manages to score higher than Carlton on a standardized test.



* CoolOldGuy: {{Subverted}}.



* ThatManIsDead: Will has nothing but contempt for him any time he is brought back up in later seasons. The rest of the family held this attitude before and after his second abandonment of Will.
** It's also ''not'' a wise idea to [[BerserkButton compare Will to him]], as Carlton learns when he makes this accusation during a rather bitter argument.

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* ParentalAbandonment: He left when he was younger without a word of goodbye to Will. He shows up later during Will's college years and even offers to let him travel with him...only to run off without a word once again much to Will's dismay.
* ThatManIsDead: Will has nothing but contempt for him any time he is brought back up in later seasons. The rest of the family held this attitude before and after his second abandonment of Will. It's also ''not'' a wise idea to [[BerserkButton compare Will to him]], as Carlton learns when he makes this accusation during a rather bitter argument.
** It's also ''not'' a wise idea to [[BerserkButton compare Will to him]], as Carlton learns when he makes this accusation during a rather bitter argument.
19th Apr '17 8:28:49 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ThatManIsDead: Will has nothing but contempt for him any time he is brought back up in later seasons. The rest of the family held this attitude before and after his second abandonment of Will.
** It's also ''not'' a wise idea to [[BerserkButton compare Will to him]], as Carlton learns when he makes this accusation during a rather bitter argument.
19th Apr '17 7:52:02 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Spends his time at the celebration of his reelection mocking and insulting Uncle Phil, during which Will finally has had enough and chews him out for the louse he is right in front of everybody, causing him to drop dead just seconds later from a heart attack. With nobody else to take his seat, Uncle Phil is promoted to the bench.
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