History Characters / ThomasTheTankEngine

19th Sep '17 5:01:56 AM Pastylover2
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* GratuitousFrench: Has started displaying this ever since Season 21.

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* GratuitousFrench: Has started displaying this ever since Season 21. "The Way She Does It". The other engines don't really understand her.
19th Sep '17 12:31:20 AM safind
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* LazyBum: She was this until The Fat Controller calls her out on it. Then as of "Ryan and Daisy", she reverts back to this.

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* GratuitousFrench: Has started displaying this ever since Season 21.
* LazyBum: She was this until The Fat Controller calls her out on it. Then as of "Ryan and Daisy", she reverts back to this. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''Springtime for Diesel'' however, where she carries on with her work after suffering genuine damage to her springs.



* OddFriendship: Develops one with Harvey in Season 21.



* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17.

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* DemotedToExtra: Got this not long after his debut, though has gotten more spotlight since his reintroduction in season 17. He suffered it again in Seasons 19 and 20, being relegated to cameos at best. Season 21 gives him some more major roles.



* OddFriendship: Develops this with Daisy in Season 21.



* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Has a Scottish accent, accent as of the CGI Series, as his prototype was built in Glasgow, Scotland.
16th Sep '17 8:58:21 PM safind
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Her appearances in the model era didn't show [[FlatCharacter much in terms of personality]]. It wasn't until the show went CGI that her BigFun and CoolOldLady traits would become prominent.



* AdaptationalNameChange: The Thin Controllers of the Railway Series all shared the last name of 'Sam', not unlike the last name of 'Hatt' for the Fat Controllers. The TV series Thin Controller is named Percival instead.



* LegacyCharacter: In the original books.

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* LegacyCharacter: In the original books.books, much like the Fat Controller, the title of Thin Controller was occupied by members of the Sam family. The TV series uses an original character and name for the title.



The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate.

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The Earl of Sodor and the owner of Millie and Stephen. Ulfstead Castle and the Dinosaur Park are on his estate.
estate. He is also Duke's current grace.

* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways'' contains a good chunk of his book counterpart's history.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His book counterpart only appeared twice (''Little Old Engines'' and ''Duke the Lost Engine''), and was portrayed as easygoing, but had no real quirks. Sir Robert Norramby is easily one of the most energetic humans in the franchise.




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* FailedASpotCheck: His book counterpart had no idea about Duke. It is unknown if it applies to him in the TV Series continuity, since Duke hasn't yet [[TheBusCameBack returned to the show]].
* LegacyCharacter: Similar to Mr. Percival, he was based off of a RWS character who had a title that was passed down from their predecessor. Unlike Mr. Percival, his name is mostly identical to his book counterpart.



* FalseFriend: To Thomas. He at first portrays himself as an amiable fellow, not unlike Sir Robert Norramby. But it doesn't take long until his obsession with the treasure shows itself and he breaks ties with Thomas after their second digging.




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* PermaStubble: As befitting his nature as a pirate.
* [[spoiler:PutOnABusToHell: Is sent to prison at the end of the film, and due to his voice actor [[ActorExistenceFailure passing away]], is probably not going to be putting in any other appearances.]]

! The Thin Clergyman (Wilbert Awdry)
-->Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw

* CreatorCameo: The author of the Railway Series himself.
* FreezeFrameBonus: His appearances in the most recent specials starting from ''WesternAnimation/SodorsLegendOfTheLostTreasure''. Also has a few in episodes where he appears, but does not speak.
* NiceGuy: Is very kind to the engines whenever he talks to them. He was also very apologetic to Bert after seeing the little engine get into trouble because of the Thin Clergyman not watching the puddles on the road.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While amiable in both the series and in real-life, he had a great deal of disgust for episodes that lacked the realism that he prided on having in his books...yet when James starts singing and bouncing near the start of ''Journey Beyond Sodor'', he's seen swinging to the tune.
* RailEnthusiast: Both in real-life, the books, and in the show. It's most apparent in ''Tit for Tat'', where he and the Fat Clergyman take pictures of pretty much every engine on Sodor. Plus, there's the fact that he attends events like The Great Railway Show.
* TheVicar: Not directly stated in the show, but was one in real-life and it is apparent in his book title.
* SuddenlyVoiced: His first appearance didn't have him speak. His appearances in the adaptations of ''Small Railway Engines'' have him be much more talkative, due to taking an active role in the episodes.



--> "That makes two of us!"

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--> "That makes two of us!""I'll get my revenge, on you AND that engine!"



* EvilOldFolks

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* EvilOldFolksTheBully: To Burnett in the film's original backstory, and continues to the present day.
* TheCorrupter: In the original cut. His very presence in Shining Time disturbs and divides the community, turning the once thriving town into a distant and empty place.
* EvilOldFolks: He's as old as Burnett Stone, and he's a disruptive menace.



* TheBully
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was.

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* TheBully
MadBomber: Planned on using dynamite to blow up Muffle Mountain.
* TheSkeptic: When he first sees Thomas, he assumes he is just a gigantic toy. He also doesn't believe in the magic of Shining Time Station.
Station, preferring to place his faith in money.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow[=/=]KnightOfCerebus: The reason why he was cut was because the test audiences complained about how "scary" he was.
was. It's even a plot point in the original script, a person like Boomer has ''zero'' business being in a peaceful town like Shining Time nor the quiet country of Sodor.
10th Sep '17 1:29:53 AM JakeDSnake
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* Adorkable: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: He is young, handsome, has blonde hair, and speaks in a Scottish accent.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the first draft of the script, Mr. Conductor Jr was originally going to be British. After Junior's actor, Michael E. Rodgers, was hired to play him, Junior's nationality was changed to Scottish to match his actor's nationality.
** Also according to the first draft of the script, Mr. Conductor Jr's bandanna was originally magical.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the first draft of the script, Mr. Conductor Jr was originally going to be British. After Junior's actor, Michael E. Rodgers, was hired to play him, Junior's nationality was changed to Scottish to match his actor's nationality.
** Also according to the first draft of the script, Mr. Conductor Jr's bandanna was originally magical.
9th Sep '17 2:22:01 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Like Smudger, George Carlin gives George a New York accent.
25th Aug '17 12:38:22 AM WolfNanaki
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* CallingYourAttacks: "Invisibility...on!"


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Thomas takes too long to rescue James, Merlin panics and tries to sneak into the Steelworks to help. He's spotted by Frankie and Hurricane, who realize something's going on and go after him.
21st Aug '17 5:54:15 PM Psi001
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* MaliciousMisnaming: [[spoiler: Persists in calling Thomas "Little Tank Engine". After Thomas points out he has a name, she repeats the referral with punctuation.]]
10th Aug '17 8:56:18 AM Psi001
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* AffablyEvil: Like Frankie, he works hard at the Steelworks, and he sincerely cares about the other engines that work there. Oh, but he ''will'' make sure they stay there, willingly or not.



* TheBrute: The bigger, more aggressive engine between him and Frankie.

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* TheBrute: The bigger, more aggressive engine between him and Frankie. Ironically between the two, he is the most sincerely affable.



* {{Kindnapper}}: While Frankie slowly begins to bully Thomas and treat him more like a commodity, Hurricane is often shown to genuinely care about Thomas despite forcibly keeping him at the Steelworks, even [[spoiler: pulling a HeroicSacrifice when he risks getting trapped in molten steel]].

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* {{Kindnapper}}: TheKindnapper: While Frankie slowly begins to bully Thomas and treat him more like a commodity, Hurricane is often shown to genuinely care about Thomas despite also forcibly keeping him at the Steelworks, even [[spoiler: pulling a HeroicSacrifice when he risks getting trapped in molten steel]].
10th Aug '17 8:51:13 AM Psi001
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* {{Kindnapper}}: While Frankie slowly begins to bully Thomas and treat him more like a commodity, Hurricane is often shown to genuinely care about Thomas despite forcibly keeping him at the Steelworks, even [[spoiler: pulling a HeroicSacrifice when he risks getting trapped in molten steel]].




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* YouGetMeCoffee: When they go to rescue James, he assigns Merlin to keep watch.




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* LovableCoward: His lack of self esteem makes him this when pulled into a rescue mission.
9th Aug '17 9:03:18 AM WolfNanaki
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* PullingThemselvesTogether: His mechanism keeps falling apart, but he's easily reassembled.

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* PullingThemselvesTogether: His mechanism keeps falling apart, but he's easily reassembled.

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