History Characters / ThunderBirds

24th Jan '17 9:35:59 AM Jorp
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* LovableJock: He's the most sporty of the Tracy siblings, and he's a nice guy.
23rd Jan '17 1:05:39 PM Jorp
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* [[NiceGuy Nice People]]: Some of the nicest.



* NiceGuy: he's intelligent, kind and has a good sense of humour



* MrExposition: He is the first at the Danger Zone, and has to assess the danger and figure out which equipment is needed. S

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* MrExposition: He is the first at the Danger Zone, and has to assess the danger and figure out which equipment is needed. S\n
* NiceGuy: Scott is quite a friendly guy.


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* NiceGuy: He's somewhat friendly.


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* NiceGuy: Virgil shares a compassionate side of responsibility like his brothers, never placing technology above human needs, even if it means placing his own life in danger.


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* NiceGuy: Gordon is good-natured, high spirited, and possesses a strength and resilience that makes him a well respected member of the IR organisation.


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* NiceGuy: Alan is caring and deeply romantic and though the youngest of his brothers, displays a great maturity in his responsibly to the organisation.


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* NiceGirl: She's a kindly Grandmother.


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* NiceGuy: Very well mannered and friendly.


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* NiceGuy: Though it gets to the point where he's a doormat.


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* NiceGirl: She's very nice.


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* BadassInDistress: She's often a genuinely competent woman who gets captured by the bad guys.


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* NiceGirl: One of the nicest secret agents you could ask for.


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* NiceGuy: Putting aside his past, he's generally good natured.


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! The Erdman Gang
* MadBomber: They were going to bomb a nuclear facility in order to destroy England.
* KarmaHoudini: While the members who were about to bomb a nuclear facility are killed at the climax, it is left up in the air as to what happened to the man who made Tom Prescott bomb his own building.
* RedScare: The leader seems to have a Russian accent.
* WesternTerrorists: Three of the members seem to come from America.
23rd Jan '17 3:14:43 AM HazyB
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The owner of a road construction company and an old flame of Tin Tin's. Appears in "End of the Road".

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The owner co-owner of a road construction company and an old flame of Tin Tin's. Appears in "End of the Road".
Road".

* MarriedToTheJob: He constantly talks about his road. To Tin Tin. Who lives on a tropical island. He puts his life on the line to save his road.
* HonorBeforeReason: He goes ahead and clears the mountain himself despite the heavy weather, in order not to let his company down.
* TheRival: He's a rival to Alan for Tin Tin's affections. Naturally, Alan isn't too thrilled about having to recue him.
23rd Jan '17 3:06:07 AM HazyB
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* The Voice: His face remains unseen. He's behind a vail when talking to The Hood.

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* BiggerBad: He lets The Voice: Hood do his bidding.
* TheVoice:
His face remains unseen. He's behind a vail veil when talking to The Hood.
23rd Jan '17 3:05:10 AM HazyB
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* CorrupCorporateExecutive: He organizes theft and embezzlement to fund his corporation and has zero regard for human life.

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* CorrupCorporateExecutive: CorruptCorporateExecutive: He organizes theft and embezzlement to fund his corporation and has zero regard for human life.



* CathPhrase: "Rick... *riccochet noise* O'Shea!

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* CathPhrase: CatchPhrase: "Rick... *riccochet noise* O'Shea!
23rd Jan '17 3:04:30 AM HazyB
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!Captain Hansen
Voiced by: Ray Barrett

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!Captain Hansen
Hanson
Voiced by: Ray Barrett
David Graham

The pilot of the Fireflash during her maiden voyage. He's among the many people rescued by International Rescue that day, and later returns the favor buy helping them investigate the Fireflash sabotage. Appears in "Trapped in the Sky" and "Operation Crash-Dive", and has a few cameos.

* IOweYouMyLife: The reason he helps Scott pilot Fireflash in "Operation Crash-Dive".


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A journalist who appears in "City of Fire", "The Mighty Atom" and "The Impostors".


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A British scientist and International Recue agent who has helped set up the organization in the past. Appears in "The Perils of Penelope".


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Parker's old cell mate and fellow bankrobber. Appears in "Vault of Death".


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The cook who works for Lady Penelope. Appears in "Vault of Death".


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An unseen EvilOverlord who hires The Hood in "Martian Invasion".

* The Voice: His face remains unseen. He's behind a vail when talking to The Hood.


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The corrupt CEO of a railway company, who appears as both the villain and the rescue victim in "Brink of Disaster".

* CorrupCorporateExecutive: He organizes theft and embezzlement to fund his corporation and has zero regard for human life.
* ThePollyanna: When Jeff points out all the flaws in his scheme, he brushes it off with a "You worry too much". Even after everything he's been working for has blown up in his face, he's still confident he can stay out of jail. When he's ''in'' jail, he still believes his railway will be a succes.
* TemptingFate: He seems to make an effort to prove nothing can go wrong by making his railway system as unsafe as possible.


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The owner of a road construction company and an old flame of Tin Tin's. Appears in "End of the Road".


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A stubborn journalist and TV show host who would do anything for a good story. Appears in "Terror in New York City" and again in "The Abominable Snowman".

* GoingForTheBigScoop: He's very single-minded in his pursuit of good stories. He risks his life and even tries do defy International Rescue for it.
* IOweYouMyLife: Dedicates his first TV appearance after his rescue to International Rescue.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a jerk towards Scott at first, when he refuses to hand over his tape of Thunderbird One. After his rescue, he is firmly on IR's side.


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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his exccentricity, he's a fashion genius who discovered a revolutionary new fabric.
* {{Guyliner}}: He wears glittery green makeup around the eyes.
* MauriceChevalierAccent: Part of is French FunnyForeigner schtick.


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A mercurial pirate radio broadcaster who becomes the object of Tin Tin's affection in "Riccochet".

* CathPhrase: "Rick... *riccochet noise* O'Shea!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is obviously quite vain and acts pretty jerky towards his sound guy, but does care for him. He's also a pretty good sport about Alan punching his lights out.
* LovableCoward: He's paralyzed with fear when Alan has to evacuate him out of his satellite. Alan has to snap him out of it... with his fist.
* TheRival: Alan sees him as a rival for Tin Tin's affection. So when the time comes to rescue O'Shea, Alan has no qualms about punching him in the face.
23rd Jan '17 2:24:28 AM HazyB
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* CrossDressingVoiceActor: Both Sylvia Anderson and Christine Finn couldn't find a good voice for the character. Ray Barrett asked if he could have a go. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensued]].

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* CrossDressingVoiceActor: CrossDressingVoices: Both Sylvia Anderson and Christine Finn couldn't find a good voice for the character. Ray Barrett asked if he could have a go. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensued]].



* StationaryCharacter: After she's been rescued and her financial troubles are over, she goes right back to gambling.

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* StationaryCharacter: StaticCharacter: After she's been rescued and her financial troubles are over, she goes right back to gambling.
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Voiced by: Pter Dyneley

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Voiced by: Pter Peter Dyneley


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An American International Rescue agent and good friend of Jeff Tracy.


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A friend of Penelope's who has fallen on hard financial times due to her gambling problem. Appears in "The Duchess Assignment".

* BeehiveHairdo: And purple, to boot.
* CrossDressingVoiceActor: Both Sylvia Anderson and Christine Finn couldn't find a good voice for the character. Ray Barrett asked if he could have a go. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensued]].
* TheGamblingAddict: The cause of her misfortune.
* LargeHam: Both Barrett and the puppet makers went to town with this one.
* StationaryCharacter: After she's been rescued and her financial troubles are over, she goes right back to gambling.


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An extremely camp French fashion designer who appears in "Alias Mr. Hackenbacker".
23rd Jan '17 2:05:15 AM HazyB
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* BigEater: Loves to help himself to some of Grandma's apple pie. He eats an entire pie by himself in "The Uninvited".



%%* IAmVeryBritish

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%%* IAmVeryBritish* IAmVeryBritish: The most British character in a British show mostly starring [[FakeAmerican Fake Americans]], Penny combines quite a lot of British stereotypes. She's a posh aristocrat with a cockney butler, lives in a stately home, keeps a StiffUpperLip at all times and loves her tea.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: BigFancyHouse and jewellery collection notwithstanding, it is occasionally implied she's not particularly rich. She gives guests tour of her home ("Trapped in the Sky") and calls on Jeff when someone needs financial help ("Brink of Disaster", "The Duchess Assignment").



%%* MasterOfDisguise
* NonIdleRich: Like Jeff, she poses as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob, but goes on plenty of adventures. Somewhat subverted: BigFancyHouse notwithstanding, it is occasionally implied she's not particularly rich.

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%%* MasterOfDisguise
* MasterOfDisguise: When she is disguised as Wanda Lamour, even Parker doesn't recognize her.
* NonIdleRich: Like Jeff, she poses as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob, but goes on plenty of adventures. Somewhat subverted: BigFancyHouse notwithstanding, it is occasionally implied she's not particularly rich.



* CatchPhrase: Yes, m'lady.



%%* GagNose

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%%* GagNose* GagNose: He's among the most craricatured puppets in the show. Presumably, his schnozz earned him his nickname.



%%* LovableRogue

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%%* LovableRogue* LovableRogue: Penelope is certainly charmed by his criminal past.



%%* YesMan: To Lady Penelope.

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%%* * YesMan: To Lady Penelope.Penelope. ''Yes, m'lady'' is his CatchPhrase, after all.



%%* BaldOfEvil:

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%%* * BaldOfEvil: He's the only bald character ever to appear in the series.



%%* BigOlEyebrows:
%%* CardCarryingVillain
%%* {{The Chessmaster}}

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%%* BigOlEyebrows:
%%* CardCarryingVillain
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* BigOlEyebrows: His frowner head in particular has huge, bushy eyebrows.
* CardCarryingVillain: From his apperance to his accent, from his villainous lair to his clothing. He seems to make an effort to look s evil as possible.
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{{The Chessmaster}}Chessmaster}}: He manipulates people using disguises, hypnosis and sabotage, mostly for the purpouse of bringing out International Rescue.



* GiantHandsOfDoom: His puppet was given much bigger hands than any other, in order to make him look more powerful.



%%* LaughablyEvil

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%%* LaughablyEvil* LaughablyEvil: His moments of pure evil are offset with moments of comic relief. Although he is known to terrify children, his scenery chewing and ButtMonkey antics make him less scary.



* NoNameGiven: He's never adressed by any name in the series, not even "The Hood" (that's AllThereInTheManual).



* PsychoForHire: He's occasionally hired by some wealty EvilOverlord.



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[[folder: Commander Norman]]
Recurring an one-off characters]]

!Commander Norman
Voiced by: Pter Dyneley



Voiced by: Peter Dyneley

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!Captain Hansen
Voiced by: Ray Barrett

!Eddie Kerr
Voiced by: Matt Zimmerman

!Sir Jeremy Hodge
Voiced by: Peter Dyneley
Dyneley

!Light-Fingered Fred
Voiced by: David Graham

!Lil
Voiced by: Sylvia Anderson

!General X
Voiced by: Matt Zimmerman

!Warren Grafton
Voiced by: David Graham

!Eddie Houseman
Voiced by: Ray Barrett

!Ned Cook
Voiced by: Matt Zimmerman

!Jeremiah Tuttle
Voiced by: Peter Dyneley

!The Duchess of Royston
Voiced by: Ray Barrett

!Francois Lemaire
Voiced by: Ray Barrett

!Rick O'Shea
Voiced by: Ray Barrett
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* ScienceHero: They are all equipped with gadgets provided by Brains.

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* ScienceHero: They are all equipped with gadgets provided by Brains.
use science, awesome vehicles and gadgetry to save the day.



%%* AFatherToHisMen

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%%* AFatherToHisMen* AFatherToHisMen: Literally and figuratively. He is compassionate and fatherly not only to his actual sons, but to most people he meets.



%%* CigarChomper

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%%* CigarChomper* CigarChomper: Often seen with a cigar.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Gets plenty of screentime, but "The Uninvited" is completely his episode.



%%* AloofBigBrother
%%* BashBrothers: With Virgil. A literal example.



%%* {{Determinator}}



%%* ManlyManAndSensitiveGuy: Manly Man to Virgil's Sensitive Guy.



%%* BashBrothers: With Scott
* TheBigGuy: Not so much his character, as his plane, Thunderbird 2, was the powerhouse of International Rescue.

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%%* * BashBrothers: With Scott
Scott. More often than not, the two of them handle the rescue of the week together. They work well as a team and clearly have a strong bond.
* TheBigGuy: Not so much his character, as his plane, Thunderbird 2, was the powerhouse of International Rescue. [[WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo The remake]] took this trope and ran with it.



%%* ManlyManAndSensitiveGuy: Sensitive Guy to Scott's Manly Man.
%%* NiceGuy

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%%* * ManlyManAndSensitiveGuy: Sensitive Guy to Scott's Manly Man.
%%* NiceGuy
Man. Scott is the straight talker with military training, while Virgil is soft-spoken and likes to play the piano.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Single-handedly saves not one but two Fireflashes in "Operation Crash-Dive".



* NoIndoorVoice: Especially during "Day of Disaster", when Brains needs him to be quiet.



%%* {{Bishounen}}

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%%* {{Bishounen}}* ADayInTheLimelight: "Move - and you're dead" is his main one, but he got plenty of screentime as the series went on.
* {{Bishounen}}: He's exeptionally pretty, although he still has the [[LanternJawOfJustice Tracy jawline]].



%%* KidAppealCharacter

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%%* KidAppealCharacter* KidAppealCharacter: The youngest of the brothers, and given a fair bit of spotlight despite his main thunderbird not seeing much use.



%%* GrannyClassic.

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%%* GrannyClassic.* ADayInTheLimelight: "Move - and you're dead", which was meant to be her introduction, but see below...
* ContinuitySnarl: She was originally not going to appear until "Move - and you're dead", episode 9 in production order. However, when the episodes were lengthened to an hour, she was added in the extra scenes shot for many of the previous episodes.
* GrannyClassic



* ADayInTheLimelight: He plays the protagonist in "Desperate Intruder", which also develops his character. He also gets to save the day in "Sun Probe" and "Lord Parker's 'Oliday".
* TheAtoner: In "Desperate Intruder", he wants to atone for endangering the mission by going afer the treasure himself. Of course, this ends up causing more trouble.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He's the brains.



%%* GadgeteerGenius

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%%* * GadgeteerGenius



%%* NerdActionHero
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname / EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep : His real name is never mentioned in the series. Everybody just calls him Brains.
%%* ScienceHero
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

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%%* NerdActionHero
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Although enigineering is his main forte, he is shown to be into chemistry in "Danger at Ocean Deep" and archaeoligy in "Desperate Intruder".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname / EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep : His real name is never mentioned in the series. Everybody just calls him Brains.
%%* ScienceHero
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
Brains. He occasionally goes by the alias of "Hiram K. Hackenbacker", which the 2004 film used as his real name. In the 2015 series, his name is Hiram.
* ScienceHero / NerdActionHero: In addition to his merits as a scientist, he is a competent rescuer in his own right.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: The only bespectacled member of the main cast, and by far the cleverest.



%%* {{Technobabble}}

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%%* {{Technobabble}}* {{Technobabble}}: Most of his "explanations" don't make much sense.



%%* ExtremeDoormat
%%* IOweYouMyLife

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%%* ExtremeDoormat
%%* IOweYouMyLife
* ExtremeDoormat: He's incredibly servile and humble towards everyone else, although in "The Mighty Atom" he is seen to stand up for himself against Parker.
* IOweYouMyLife: He and his daughter were saved by Jeff before the series starts, though we don't know exactly how.



%%* OldRetainer
%%* WeakWilled
%%* YesMan: To Jeff Tracy

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%%* OldRetainer
%%* WeakWilled
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* WeakWilled: The Hood has him in his power. Kyrano is utterly powerless to stop him, and not brave enough to tell Jeff or anyone else about this.
*
YesMan: To Jeff TracyTracy. The man can do no wrong in his eyes.



Kyrano's beautiful daughter, who has been taken under the wing of International Rescue and lives on Tracy Island.

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* TheChick
%%* DistressedDamsel: From day one.

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Kyrano's beautiful daughter, who has been taken under the wing of International Rescue and lives on Tracy Island.

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* TheChick
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Island. She's ostensibly Brain's assistant technician, although she performs many roles.

* AcePilot: In "Thunderbird 6", she's doing some impressive stunt flying to mess with Parker.
* BrainyBrunette: She's dark haired and the assistent of Brains.
* TheChick: Very much plays the role of the caring one. She is always trying to calm and reassure everyone.
*
DistressedDamsel: From day one.one. She's been one of the rescuees in no less than six episodes, plus "Thunderbird 6".



%%* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: To Alan.
%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan

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%%* * MasterOfTheMixedMessage: To Alan. They are often seen in loving embrace one moment, the next she sees another guy and forgets all about Alan.
%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan* TheMedic: Plays this role in "The Uninvited" nursing Scott back to health.
* NeutralFemale: Although she is often involved with IR missions in some capacity, she mostly just hangs around and looks pretty.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her relationship with Alan is rather ambiguous, and she often falls for other men.



%%* ChristmasCake

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%%* ChristmasCake* ChristmasCake: Supplementary material usually give her age as late twenties or early thirties.



%%* DrivesLikeCrazy: At first. She gets better.

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%%* * DrivesLikeCrazy: At first. first, as seen in "Vault of Death". She gets better.better, as seen in "Brink of Disaster".



%%* NonIdleRich

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%%* NonIdleRich* NonIdleRich: Like Jeff, she poses as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob, but goes on plenty of adventures. Somewhat subverted: BigFancyHouse notwithstanding, it is occasionally implied she's not particularly rich.
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