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11th Feb '17 10:47:38 PM reppuzan
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* LawOfInverseFertility: It's heavily implied that the gynecologist told her she was infertile, thus denying Carl and Ellie the child they so desired.



* LoveAtFirstSight: A platonic example, but he instantly takes a liking to Carl and Russell after meeting them.
-->'''Dug:''' My name is Dug. I have just met you, but I love you.



* AffablyEvil: Muntz is normally friendly and polite. He loves his dogs. But when Muntz thinks [[spoiler:someone else is trying to catch Kevin, he turns homocidal]].

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* AffablyEvil: Muntz is normally friendly and polite. He loves his dogs. But when Muntz thinks [[spoiler:someone else is trying to catch Kevin, he turns homocidal]].homicidal]].
28th Jan '17 2:40:57 PM gjjones
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* AnyLastWords: Towards the end of the film, [[spoiler:Muntz asks Carl this after cornering him in the sword fight (which were the former's last words in the film). Carl's response is to spit out his false teeth at him and run off.]]
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: It may not be clear at first, but when he strongly implies that he's actually murdered others in the past just because he was paranoid that they were after his bird, AKA Kevin, it's quite obvious he's gone completely insane after all those years of searching to no avail. And he only gets worse. By the end of the movie, he attempts to kill Kevin, Dug, and Russell ([[WouldHurtAChild a 'kid' mind you]]), in cold blood with a shotgun.]]

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* AnyLastWords: Towards the end of the film, [[spoiler:Muntz Muntz asks Carl this after cornering him in the sword fight (which were the former's last words in the film). Carl's response is to spit out his false teeth at him and run off.]]
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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: It may not be clear at first, but when he strongly implies that he's actually [[spoiler:actually murdered others in the past just because he was paranoid that they were after his bird, AKA Kevin, Kevin]], it's quite obvious he's gone completely insane after all those years of searching to no avail. And he only gets worse. By the end of the movie, he [[spoiler:he attempts to kill Kevin, Dug, and Russell ([[WouldHurtAChild a 'kid' mind you]]), in cold blood with a shotgun.]]



* BigBad: [[spoiler:He is trying to capture Kevin, and he will kill anyone who gets in his way.]]

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* BigBad: The main antagonist of the film. [[spoiler:He is trying to capture Kevin, and he will kill anyone who gets in his way.]]



* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Carl. Both of them were fixated on the past, and on living their adventure. One was able to move on, the other wasn't.]]

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* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:To To Carl. Both of them were fixated on the past, and on living their adventure. One [[spoiler:One was able to move on, the other wasn't.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After being called a fraud, he returned to Paradise Falls to capture the bird, and after many, ''many'' years of failures, he obviously lost sight that keeping the bird with her family was more important than proving himself right.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Once a beloved adventurer who turned into an AxCrazy jerk who would kill innocent people]].

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After After being called a fraud, he returned to Paradise Falls to capture the bird, and after many, ''many'' years of failures, he [[spoiler:he obviously lost sight that keeping the bird with her family was more important than proving himself right.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Once Once a beloved adventurer who turned [[spoiler:turned into an AxCrazy jerk who would kill innocent people]].



* OffscreenVillainy: [[spoiler: Its possible Muntz killed the other explorers he met. Though as ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' said, he could've just chased them off while waving his cane.]]

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* OffscreenVillainy: [[spoiler: Its It's possible Muntz killed the other explorers he met. met]]. Though as ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' said, he [[spoiler:he could've just chased them off while waving his cane.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He has no qualms killing Russell if it means getting to Kevin]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He He has no qualms killing [[spoiler:killing Russell if it means getting to Kevin]].



* BadassBaritone: But only when his collar is working properly.



* OhCrap: Gamma says "Uh-oh" when [[spoiler:Carl throws a tennis ball from his cane in order to rescue Kevin, only for the dogs to realize that they have been tricked]].

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* OhCrap: Gamma says "Uh-oh" when [[spoiler:Carl Carl throws a tennis ball from his cane in order to rescue [[spoiler:rescue Kevin, only for the dogs to realize that they have been tricked]].
28th Jan '17 1:00:01 PM KingClark
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* CrazyOldCatLady: Muntz is a man keeps a huge pack of dogs within his airship at all times. He even has them eat at the dinner table.
9th Jan '17 3:46:30 AM HighfalutinQuelea
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* AnyLastWords: Towards the end of the film, [[spoiler:Muntz asks Carl this after cornering him in the sword fight. Carl's response is to spit out his false teeth at him and run off.]]

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* AnyLastWords: Towards the end of the film, [[spoiler:Muntz asks Carl this after cornering him in the sword fight.fight (which were the former's last words in the film). Carl's response is to spit out his false teeth at him and run off.]]
6th Jan '17 10:36:04 PM gjjones
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* TookALevelInJerkass: A completely justifiable example. In the opening he's almost always shown smiling and laughing and seems to be quite good with the children he sells balloons to, while in the present day he's bitter and sarcastic towards Russell. All of the flashback scenes occurred while [[TheLostLenore Ellie]] was still alive.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: A completely justifiable example. In the opening opening, he's almost always shown smiling and laughing and seems to be quite good with the children he sells balloons to, while in the present day he's bitter and sarcastic towards Russell. All of the flashback scenes occurred while [[TheLostLenore Ellie]] was still alive.



* TragicKeepsake: The bottlecap "badge", Ellie's Adventure Book, her photo, the house itself... and the airport passes Carl was going to surprise her with just before her final hours. Really, a huge part of the plot is based around this trope and Carl's need to let go of them.

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* TragicKeepsake: The bottlecap "badge", Ellie's Adventure Book, her photo, the house itself... and the airport passes Carl was going to surprise her with just before her final hours. Really, a huge part of the plot is based around on this trope and Carl's need to let go of them.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: And how! Carl was much more energetic and accepting of people as a young boy. To be fair, the opening makes it clear that Carl was a pretty sweet guy throughout his life up until Ellie died.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: And how! Carl was much more energetic and accepting of people as a young boy. To be fair, the opening makes it clear that Carl was a pretty sweet guy throughout his life up until Ellie died.



* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Russell tries to act like grown-up.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Russell tries to act like a grown-up.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: He, and Carl become close friends. Russell is around ten, while Carl is a senior citizen.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: He, He and Carl become close friends. Russell is around ten, while Carl is a senior citizen.



* NiceHat: A yewllow cap that's part of his scout uniform.

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* NiceHat: A yewllow yellow cap that's part of his scout uniform.



* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Downplayed. Dug is definitely a dim bulb, but a few of his actions (particularly the way he outwits Alpha) show a supra-canine problem solving ability.

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* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Downplayed. Dug is definitely a dim bulb, but a few of his actions (particularly the way he outwits Alpha) show a supra-canine problem solving problem-solving ability.



* OscarBait: An unusual example: WordOfGod says that Doug was added to the film with the aim of winning the "Palme D'og" award for "best canine performance" at the Cannes Film Festival. Which may be the only time in history that fiction writers have made an artistic decision to boost their chances of winning a joke award.

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* OscarBait: An unusual example: WordOfGod says that Doug Dug was added to the film with the aim of winning the "Palme D'og" award for "best canine performance" at the Cannes Film Festival. Which may be the only time in history that fiction writers have made an artistic decision to boost their chances of winning a joke award.



Charles F. Muntz is a famous explorer admired by Carl Fredricksen and his wife Ellie as children, and the main antagonist. In the movie he found the bones of a tropical bird in South America but the scientific community claimed they were fake. Insulted, Muntz searches the South American wilderness for a live member of the same bird species, traveling in a zepplin with his many pet dogs, whom he equips with special collars he invented that enable them to speak.

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Charles F. Muntz is a famous explorer admired by Carl Fredricksen and his wife Ellie as children, and the main antagonist. In the movie movie, he found the bones of a tropical bird in South America but the scientific community claimed they were fake. Insulted, Muntz searches the South American wilderness for a live member of the same bird species, traveling in a zepplin zeppelin with his many pet dogs, whom he equips with special collars he invented that enable them to speak.



* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Muntz is normally friendly, and polite. He loves his dogs. But when Muntz thinks someone else is trying to catch Kevin, he turns homocidal]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: It may not be clear at first, but when he strongly implies that he's actually murdered others in the past just because he was paranoid that they were after his bird, AKA Kevin, it's quite obvious he's gone completely insane after all those years of searching to no avail. And he only gets worse. By the end of the movie, he attempts to kill Kevin, Dug and Russell ([[WouldHurtAChild a 'kid' mind you]]), in cold blood with a shotgun.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Muntz Muntz is normally friendly, friendly and polite. He loves his dogs. But when Muntz thinks someone [[spoiler:someone else is trying to catch Kevin, he turns homocidal]].
* AnyLastWords: Towards the end of the film, [[spoiler:Muntz asks Carl this after cornering him in the sword fight. Carl's response is to spit out his false teeth at him and run off.]]
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: It may not be clear at first, but when he strongly implies that he's actually murdered others in the past just because he was paranoid that they were after his bird, AKA Kevin, it's quite obvious he's gone completely insane after all those years of searching to no avail. And he only gets worse. By the end of the movie, he attempts to kill Kevin, Dug Dug, and Russell ([[WouldHurtAChild a 'kid' mind you]]), in cold blood with a shotgun.]]



* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He was modelled after Creator/KirkDouglas.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He was modelled modeled after Creator/KirkDouglas.



* EgomaniacHunter: [[spoiler: Charles Muntz has become one of these, ad nauseum. While he doesn't seek to kill Kevin, he wants to capture, and remove the bird from its natural enviornment to regain his honor.]]

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* EgomaniacHunter: [[spoiler: Charles Muntz has become one of these, ad nauseum. While he doesn't seek to kill Kevin, he wants to capture, and remove the bird from its natural enviornment environment to regain his honor.]]



* {{Expy}}: Charles Muntz was modeled after Charles Lindbergh, right down to the nose. His character arc also seems to be inspired by the story of Jimmy Angel, an aviator who's desire for gold got him and his family trapped in the South American jungle for days. This would be a bit of stretch, if Paradise Falls weren't modeled after Angel Falls. Jimmy discovered the falls while thinking it was a landmark were his previous client had found gold, and stranded his plane atop them.

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* {{Expy}}: Charles Muntz was modeled after Charles Lindbergh, right down to the nose. His character arc also seems to be inspired by the story of Jimmy Angel, an aviator who's desire for gold got him and his family trapped in the South American jungle for days. This would be a bit of stretch, stretch if Paradise Falls weren't modeled after Angel Falls. Jimmy discovered the falls while thinking it was a landmark were his previous client had found gold, and stranded his plane atop them.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Muntz spent sixty trying to catch Kevin with only his dogs for company. When Carl meets him, its clear Muntz's sanity has deteriorated.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Muntz spent sixty trying to catch Kevin with only his dogs for company. When Carl meets him, its it's clear Muntz's sanity has deteriorated.



* OhCrap: Has one when [[spoiler:his foot gets snagged on some balloons, leading to his DisneyVillainDeath]].

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* OhCrap: Has one OhCrap:
** He gets shocked when [[spoiler:he sees Russell on his dirigible's windshield.]]
** His final reaction
when [[spoiler:his foot gets snagged on some balloons, leading to his DisneyVillainDeath]].DisneyVillainDeath.]]



* SanitySlippage: Being isolated for the rest of the world and eluded by a bird for sixty years has became him a heartless man, consumed by bitterness, paranoid to the extreme, and convinced that anyone who comes across him is after the bird.

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* SanitySlippage: Being isolated for from the rest of the world and eluded by a bird for sixty years has became made him a heartless man, consumed by bitterness, paranoid to the extreme, and convinced that anyone who comes across him is after the bird.



* JerkassHasAPoint: During a routine search for Kevin, Alpha chuckles to himself on getting Dug out of their hair. Beta however states that Muntz won't be pleased for losing one of his dogs. Which Alpha begrudgingly realizes he's right.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: During a routine search for Kevin, Alpha chuckles to himself on getting Dug out of their hair. Beta however Beta, however, states that Muntz won't be pleased for losing one of his dogs. Which Alpha begrudgingly realizes he's right.
6th Jan '17 3:07:24 PM Quanyails
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* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to both Ellie and Russel's reds.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to both Ellie and Russel's Russell's reds.



* TookALevelInJerkass: A completely justifiable example. In the opening he's almost always shown smiling and laughing and seems to be quite good with the children he sells balloons to, while in the present day he's bitter and sarcastic towards Russel. All of the flashback scenes occurred while [[TheLostLenore Ellie]] was still alive.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: A completely justifiable example. In the opening he's almost always shown smiling and laughing and seems to be quite good with the children he sells balloons to, while in the present day he's bitter and sarcastic towards Russel.Russell. All of the flashback scenes occurred while [[TheLostLenore Ellie]] was still alive.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: He, and Carl become close friends. Russel is around ten, while Carl is a senior citizen.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: He, and Carl become close friends. Russel Russell is around ten, while Carl is a senior citizen.



* LittleStowaway: Unintentionally, Russel ends up staying in the house when it takes air, thus forcing Carl to take him along.

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* LittleStowaway: Unintentionally, Russel Russell ends up staying in the house when it takes air, thus forcing Carl to take him along.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Becomes rather clingy and protective of Russel upon first meeting him and repeatedly shrieks at Carl for trying to get in the way of that. [[spoiler:Later turns out to be a case of MamaBear]].

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Becomes rather clingy and protective of Russel Russell upon first meeting him and repeatedly shrieks at Carl for trying to get in the way of that. [[spoiler:Later turns out to be a case of MamaBear]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The fact that she's not only female but a mother is hinted at by the affectionate why she acts toward Russel when she first meets him, at least once cradling him like a baby]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The fact that she's not only female but a mother is hinted at by the affectionate why she acts toward Russel Russell when she first meets him, at least once cradling him like a baby]].



-->'''Russel:''' Kevin's a girl?

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-->'''Russel:''' -->'''Russell:''' Kevin's a girl?



* BirthdayEpisode: He reveals in his short that the day that he found Carl and Russel was his birthday. Alpha, Beta, and Gamma sarcastically wish him a happy birthday.

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* BirthdayEpisode: He reveals in his short that the day that he found Carl and Russel Russell was his birthday. Alpha, Beta, and Gamma sarcastically wish him a happy birthday.
24th Dec '16 1:47:17 AM Monsund
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Carl.He, and Carl become close friends. Russel is around ten, while Carl is a senior citizen.



%%* LittleStowaway: Unintentionally.

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%%* * LittleStowaway: Unintentionally.Unintentionally, Russel ends up staying in the house when it takes air, thus forcing Carl to take him along.



* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Muntz is normally friendly, and polite. He loves his dogs. But when Muntz thinks someone else is trying to catch Kevin, he turns homocidal]].



* CrazyOldCatLady: Muntz is a man keeps a huge pack of dogs within his airship at all times. He even has them eat at the dinner table.



* EgomaniacHunter: [[spoiler: Charles Muntz has become one of these, ad nauseum.]]

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* EgomaniacHunter: [[spoiler: Charles Muntz has become one of these, ad nauseum. While he doesn't seek to kill Kevin, he wants to capture, and remove the bird from its natural enviornment to regain his honor.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:His politeness is actually his nastiness]].



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Muntz spent sixty trying to catch Kevin with only his dogs for company. When Carl meets him, its clear Muntz's sanity has deteriorated.



* OffscreenVillainy: [[spoiler: Its possible Muntz killed the other explorers he met. Though as ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' said, he could've just chased them off while waving his cane.]]



%%* AngryGuardDog

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%%* AngryGuardDog* AngryGuardDog: Alpha is very firm in following the master's orders, and is willing to attack others if he's commanded to.



%%* TalkingAnimal

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%%* TalkingAnimal* TalkingAnimal: Thanks to the collar Muntz built, Alpha can speak with humans.
29th Nov '16 6:13:05 PM LBHills
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%%* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude

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%%* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Alpha isn't necessarily the smartest in Muntz' dog-pack, but he seems to be the best at anticipating future events and planning.



* ConeOfShame: [[spoiler:Dug sticks it on him for the win, and becomes the new Alpha.]]
* TheDragon: To Muntz, being his main dog and leading the others.

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* ConeOfShame: Alpha is the TropeNamer. [[spoiler:Dug sticks it on him for the win, and becomes the new Alpha.alpha.]]
* TheDragon: To Muntz, being his main dog and leading the others.rest of the pack.



%%* RightHandAttackDog

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%%* RightHandAttackDog* RetiredMonster: A snapshot in the closing credits shows Alpha among the dogs that Russell brings to the retirement home to visit the occupants. He's politely offering his paw to an old lady (although, amusingly, he's still in the Cone of Shame.)
* RightHandAttackDog: Muntz' foremost dog, a rangy and nasty-looking Doberman.
29th Nov '16 6:07:00 PM LBHills
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Kevin is the tritagonist and a giant bird. She is the main target of Charles Muntz's hunt in South America. Due to Russell's mistake of determining her gender, he named her "Kevin" after they met.

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Kevin is the tritagonist and a giant bird.giant, flightless bird of a species unknown to science. She is the main target of Charles Muntz's hunt in South America. Due to Russell's mistake of determining her gender, he Russell named her "Kevin" after they met. before he learned her actual gender.



* CuteButCacophonic: She sounds like something awful's happening to a parrot.



Dug is the tritagonist. He also appears in Dug's Special Mission as the protagonist and in George & A.J. as a minor character.

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Dug is a Labrador retriever (or a crossbreed that strongly resembles one) who is the tritagonist.low dog in Charles Muntz' dog pack. He also appears in Dug's Special Mission as the protagonist and in George & A.J. as a minor character.



%%* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude

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%%* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Downplayed. Dug is definitely a dim bulb, but a few of his actions (particularly the way he outwits Alpha) show a supra-canine problem solving ability.



* BreakTheCutie: Carl calling him a bad dog. Of course, dogs being loyal, he stays at Carl's doorstep.

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* BreakTheCutie: Carl calling him a bad dog. Of course, dogs being loyal, he stays at Carl's doorstep.It's the worst thing Dug could ever imagine hearing.



%%* CannotTellAJoke

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%%* CannotTellAJoke * CannotTellAJoke: His one attempt is a dismal flop.



%%* DogsAreDumb

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%%* DogsAreDumb* DogsAreDumb: Dug's principal characteristics are courage and devotion... not brains.
29th Nov '16 5:55:45 PM LBHills
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* TheMourningAfter: When the film starts, he's a heartbreaking example. He's deep in grief, and (since Ellie was the social one of their lifelong pair) doesn't even understand that he needs to reach out for help in overcoming it.
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