History Characters / Xkcd

25th May '18 4:04:30 AM corruptmalemenace
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* PersonWithTheClothing: Despite having NoNameGiven, everyone seems to have settled on calling him some variant on "Beret Guy" or "Beret Existentialist".

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* PersonWithTheClothing: Despite having NoNameGiven, everyone seems to have settled on calling him some variant on "Beret Guy" or "Beret Existentialist". Cueball just calls him "that weird guy with the beret".
25th May '18 3:57:46 AM corruptmalemenace
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%%* AuthorAvatar

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%%* AuthorAvatar* AuthorAvatar: He is by far the character most likely to get Randall Munroe's own opinions put in his mouth.



%%* TheEveryman

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%%* TheEveryman* TheEveryman: As a result of being used as the default character for strips that don't require someone remarkable.



%%* LovableNerd

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%%* LovableNerd* LovableNerd: He's a physics major and very enthusiastic about science and random trivia, in addition to being something of a NiceGuy and easy enough to get along with that even Black Hat Guy likes him.



%%* [[TheEveryman The Everygirl]]

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%%* * [[TheEveryman The Everygirl]]Everygirl]]: Essentially a female version of Cueball, so she ends up coming across as this.



* LaughablyEvil: He'll recklessly endanger lives and manipulate people's emotions, but it's always in the service of comedy.



%%* TokenEvilTeammate

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%%* TokenEvilTeammate* TokenEvilTeammate: Especially before his girlfriend turned up. His role in the comic is that, if ever a joke requires someone to be comically villainous, he is the one they go with.



%%* TheAntiNihilist:

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%%* TheAntiNihilist:* TheAntiNihilist: [[https://xkcd.com/167/ His philosophy]], apparently.



%%* BlitheSpirit

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%%* BlitheSpirit* BlitheSpirit: His CloudCuckooLander worldview seems to be somewhat infectious. Possibly due to his RealityWarper tendencies.



* HumanoidAbomination: Just reread the other tropes listed here. He's an immortal reality-warper with infinitely long concealed wings and a thoroughly alien mindset, who happens to look like a normal dude with a beret.



%%* {{Keet}}

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%%* {{Keet}}* {{Keet}}: He's very energetic and literally enthusiastic about everything, whether he can understand it or not.



%%* NiceHat:
%%* NoNameGiven
%%* PersonWithTheClothing

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%%* NiceHat:
%%* NoNameGiven
%%* PersonWithTheClothing
* NiceHat: He wears a white beret, as a signifier of his unusual quirkiness.
* NoNameGiven: He's never named in the strip.
* PersonWithTheClothing: Despite having NoNameGiven, everyone seems to have settled on calling him some variant on "Beret Guy" or "Beret Existentialist".



%%* ThePhilosopher

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%%* ThePhilosopher* ThePhilosopher: If a strip requires someone to wax philosophical, it will generally use the Beret Guy for that role.




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* WingedHumanoid: They're ''infinite'' wings, too. But he usually keeps them hidden for whatever reason.



%%* DarkMistress
%%* DistaffCounterpart
%%* ForTheEvulz

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%%* DarkMistress
%%* DistaffCounterpart
%%* ForTheEvulz
* DarkMistress: To Black Hat Guy. Their courtship mostly involved exchanging clever cruelties, and now that they're together they focus their cruelties on everyone else.
* DistaffCounterpart: Functionally a female version of Black Hat Guy.
* ForTheEvulz: Like her paramour, she never really seems to gain anything from her actions other than a sense of satisfaction at having beaten people.



%%* NiceHat

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%%* NiceHat* NiceHat: Just like Black Hat Guy's except it's white.



%%* PersonWithTheClothing
%%* {{Socialite}}

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%%* PersonWithTheClothing
%%* {{Socialite}}
* PersonWithTheClothing: Again, he's known primarily by his hat because he doesn't have a canon name.
* {{Socialite}}: He has strong views on wine, art and culture, he has expensive tastes, and he spends all his time wandering around having high-minded conversation with no indication that he's ever had an actual job.



%%* ContemplateOurNavels

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%%* ContemplateOurNavels* ContemplateOurNavels: She spends all her time in a chair, musing about how dark and depressing the world is.



%%* TheEeyore

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%%* TheEeyore* TheEeyore: Just as we've never seen the Beret Existentialist sad, we've never seen this woman happy.



%%* StrawNihilist

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%%* StrawNihilist
* StrawNihilist: Her sole function in the strip is to be a comedic exaggeration of the more depressive brand of nihilism.



%%* BadassCape

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%%* BadassCape* BadassCape: The main way he's distinguished from everyone else in the strip's art style is his cape. It's even in colour!



%%* TheCameo

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%%* TheCameo* TheCameo: An actual real celebrity who briefly turns up in one or two stories.
13th Mar '18 8:37:25 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* AffablyEvil: He's quite nice to those he considers friends...

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* AffablyEvil: He's quite nice to those he considers friends... and merciless to everyone else.


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* TheVietnamVet: [[https://xkcd.com/206/ Apparently]], he took part in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_Massacre the My Lai Massacre]].
2nd Feb '18 7:43:10 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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* AmbiguouslyBi: She's in a relationship with Cueball, but she's also apparently made out with her future self.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: She's in a relationship with Cueball, but she's also apparently made out with her future self.[[ScrewYourself a parallel version of herself]].
2nd Feb '18 7:40:06 AM TheIllusiveMonster
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Added DiffLines:

* AmbiguouslyBi: She's in a relationship with Cueball, but she's also apparently made out with her future self.
1st Feb '18 3:29:33 PM Hvedekorn
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* TokenEvilTeammate

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* %%* TokenEvilTeammate
1st Feb '18 1:19:18 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pastries.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pastries.
Scones.
1st Feb '18 1:16:51 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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* WingedHumanoid[=/=]HumanoidAbomination: [[http://xkcd.com/1099/ Uh...]]

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* WingedHumanoid[=/=]HumanoidAbomination: [[http://xkcd.com/1099/ Uh...]]
1st Feb '18 1:14:34 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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** [[AltText He then proceeded to do the same thing to]] [[Literature/Carrie Carrie Underwood]] [[AltText and mail Ponytail a scone.]]

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** [[AltText He then proceeded to do the same thing to]] [[Literature/Carrie [[Literature/{{Carrie}} Carrie Underwood]] [[AltText and mail Ponytail a scone.]]
1st Feb '18 1:13:53 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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* CardCarryingVillain: Self-identifies as a “Classhole” – an asshole with class.

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* CardCarryingVillain: Self-identifies as a “Classhole” “classhole” – an asshole with class.



* HumanoidAbomination: See the RealityWarper section. Also, one What If? entry has him encouraging people to drop a mountain from so high it causes utter devastation. [[spoiler:I'M BACK. I DIDN'T DIE WHEN THE MOUNTAIN FELL. I WILL NEVER DIE.]]
%%* JerkAss: ...probably.
* NiceHat: [[http://xkcd.com/405/ He will find it.]]

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* HumanoidAbomination: See the RealityWarper section. Also, one What If? entry has him encouraging people to drop a mountain from so high it causes utter devastation. [[spoiler:I'M BACK. I DIDN'T DIE WHEN THE MOUNTAIN FELL. I WILL NEVER DIE.]]
%%* JerkAss: ...probably.
The AltText indicates that not only did he survive, he's immortal.
* JerkAss: He's a self-described "[[EvenEvilHasStandards classhole]]".
* NiceHat: [[http://xkcd.com/405/ He will find it.And if you steal it from him, heaven help you.]]



%%* PersonWithTheClothing

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%%* PersonWithTheClothing* PersonWithTheClothing: [[CaptainObvious Duh.]]



* RefugeInAudacity: Among others, he once turned a Senate chamber into a ball pool. While the senators were in it.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Among others, he once turned a Senate chamber into a ball pool.pit. While the senators were in it. [[ItMakesSenseInContext And proceeded to steal Tron Paul's light cycle and escape on Cory Doctorow's hot air balloon.]]



%%* TokenEvilTeammate

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%%* * TokenEvilTeammate



%%* TheAntiNihilist

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%%* TheAntiNihilistTheAntiNihilist:



* ContemplateOurNavels: He likes philosophy, although he's actually unusually energetic about it.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[http://www.xkcd.com/1115/ It's contagious.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Insult him once, he'll take your criticism on board and change his habits. Insult him a second time, he'll ''hit you in the face with a digger''.
* TheFool: He is apparently quite successful as a businessman being out of touch with reality.

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* ContemplateOurNavels: He likes philosophy, although he's actually unusually energetic about it.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[http://www.xkcd.com/1115/ It's contagious.contagious, too.]]
** He also does things occasionally incomprehensible to other people. For example, when Ponytail broke up with him, he spent the ''entire night'' painting a key on the side of her car, and woke her up to ask her what she thought, beaming with pride.
-->'''Cueball:''' I... is he playing revenge mind games?
-->'''Ponytail:''' I genuinely can't tell if he remembers that we broke up.
** [[AltText He then proceeded to do the same thing to]] [[Literature/Carrie Carrie Underwood]] [[AltText and mail Ponytail a scone.
]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Insult him once, he'll take your criticism on board and change his habits. Insult him a second time, he'll ''hit ''smack you in the face with a digger''.
an excavator''.
* EldritchLocation: [[https://www.xkcd.com/1293/ His]] [[https://www.xkcd.com/1812/ business]].
* TheFool: He is apparently quite successful as a businessman despite being completely out of touch with reality.



* LiteralMinded: Often how his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies manifest (ie. "Keying" Ponytail's car [[http://xkcd.com/1030/ by painting a very detailed key on the side of it]]).

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* LiteralMinded: Often how his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies manifest (ie. "Keying" "keying" Ponytail's car [[http://xkcd.com/1030/ by painting a very detailed key on the side of it]]).



** He can do [[http://xkcd.com/1099/ this]].
** He can inflate your laptop [[http://xkcd.com/1395/ by blowing into the power cord]].
** And how else do you think he would make money, [[http://xkcd.com/1032/ given this behavior]]?
** And he can [[http://xkcd.com/1293/ draw soup from a wall socket]]. ''WE HAVE FOUND A NEW [[Literature/TheBible MOSES]].''

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** He can do Apparently, he has [[http://xkcd.com/1099/ this]].
infinite wings]].
** He can inflate your a laptop [[http://xkcd.com/1395/ by blowing into the power cord]].
** And how else do you think he would make money, He's somehow a businessman, despite the fact that [[http://xkcd.com/1032/ given this behavior]]?
** And he can [[http://xkcd.com/1293/ draw soup from a wall socket]]. ''WE HAVE FOUND A NEW [[Literature/TheBible MOSES]].''
his cards just say "This is my business card"]], [[https://www.xkcd.com/1493/ his customers don't seem to exist]], and [[https://www.xkcd.com/1772/ his company literally doesn't do anything]].
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