History ComicBook / TheBeano

1st Oct '17 5:55:23 PM Digifiend
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** As of the 2016 revamp, other characters started having their real names revealed too, on the new look website. For example, Roger the Dodger is Roger Dawson. The comic revealed this by referring to his Dad as Mr Dawson. Minnie the Minx's name was revealed to be Hermione Makepeace, but only the surname has actually been used in the comic.
17th Sep '17 4:28:59 AM N8han11
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Occasionally a strip will have characters doing something nice for their victims; Minnie tricking her Dad's boss into giving them tickets to the fairground to cheer him up, the Bash Street Kids cooperating with Teacher to overcome a third-party antagonist, etc. Even Calamity James got thrown a bone in a Beano Comic Library special when First Ada - a wannabe nurse whose schtick was [[ComicallyIneptHealing|causing harm to the people she wanted to help]] - seemingly cancelled out his chronic bad luck, giving him a day of good fortune.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Occasionally a strip will have characters doing something nice for their victims; Minnie tricking her Dad's boss into giving them tickets to the fairground to cheer him up, the Bash Street Kids cooperating with Teacher to overcome a third-party antagonist, etc. Even Calamity James got thrown a bone in a Beano Comic Library special when First Ada - a wannabe nurse whose schtick was [[ComicallyIneptHealing|causing [[ComicallyIneptHealing causing harm to the people she wanted to help]] - seemingly cancelled out his chronic bad luck, giving him a day of good fortune.
8th Aug '17 2:56:25 PM Exxolon
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** When it comes to pies, Dennis' friend Pie-face wins, he beat all the other big eater characters in a pie eating contest then went home for more pie for tea.
29th Jul '17 9:33:55 AM valar55
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* BigEater: Fatty from ''The Bash Street Kids'', as well as Minnie the Minx's friendly enemy Fatty Fudge. Former characters The Three Bears and Chiefy from ''Little Plum'' could pack away the comestibles too.

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* BigEater: Fatty from ''The Bash Street Kids'', as well as Minnie the Minx's friendly enemy FriendlyEnemy Fatty Fudge. Former characters The Three Bears and Chiefy from ''Little Plum'' could pack away the comestibles too.
20th Jul '17 3:34:26 AM ClintEastwood
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* ChewToy: Calamity James.

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* ChewToy: TheChewToy: Calamity James.James. The entire point of the comic strip is that the universe has it in for him, and the humour comes from the never ending stream of horrible luck he goes through.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Smiffy from The Bash Street Kids, Dimmy from Ball Boy. Sometimes paired up for scenarios demanding two particuarly stupid characters for some reason.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Smiffy from The Bash Street Kids, Dimmy from Ball Boy. Sometimes paired up for scenarios demanding two particuarly particularly stupid characters for some reason.
20th May '17 3:14:51 PM MaxWest2
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* WidgetSeries: Beano's very British humor really stands out and prevents it from being exported to other countries like the United States.
22nd Jan '17 5:42:16 AM fruitstripegum
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* AnthologyComic



* AnthologyComic



* ChewToy: Calamity James.



* ChewToy: Calamity James.



* HypocriticalHumor: One ''Les Pretend'' strip in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' had Les's dad discussing the daft things Les pretended to be with his friends, and them all laughing about it. It was at the end of this strip that we first learnt Les's dad and his friends are all {{Elvis Impersonator}}s.

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* HypocriticalHumor: One ''Les Pretend'' strip in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' had Les's dad discussing the daft things Les pretended to be with his friends, and them all laughing about it. It was at the end of this strip that we first learnt Les's dad and his friends are all {{Elvis Impersonator}}s.



* TheJinx: People who spend significant time with Calamity James often befall some sort of mishap themselves, and he is [[FriendlessBackground|avoided by the locals]] as a result.

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* TheJinx: People who spend significant time with Calamity James often befall some sort of mishap themselves, and he is [[FriendlessBackground|avoided [[FriendlessBackground avoided by the locals]] as a result.



* TheProfessor: Lord Snooty had Professor Screwtop. Also the guy that built Tin Can Tommy.



* TakeThat: ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' have a friendly rivalry which often involves taking potshots at each other (e.g. characters being threatened with the possibility of getting sent to the other comic). Stopped after the Dandy's demise in 2012.



* TakeThat: ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' have a friendly rivalry which often involves taking potshots at each other (e.g. characters being threatened with the possibility of getting sent to the other comic). Stopped after the Dandy's demise in 2012.



* TotallyRadical: In the 2013 annual, Dennis' (younger and hipper) Dad uses the term "chillaxing".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pie-face (from Dennis the Menace) and, well, [[CaptainObvious pies]].
* TheProfessor: Lord Snooty had Professor Screwtop. Also the guy that built Tin Can Tommy.


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* TotallyRadical: In the 2013 annual, Dennis' (younger and hipper) Dad uses the term "chillaxing".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pie-face (from Dennis the Menace) and, well, [[CaptainObvious pies]].
17th Jan '17 9:57:28 AM Rungles
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** Being relieved of his bad like by hypnosis treatment, only for someone to snap their fingers within earshot and thus breaking the trance

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** Being relieved of his bad like luck by hypnosis treatment, only for someone to snap their fingers within earshot and thus breaking the trance
17th Jan '17 9:55:53 AM Rungles
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* YankTheDogsChain: Several times Calamity James has been temporarily "cured" of his bad luck, only for some overriding force to reverse whatever it is effecting his good fortune. Examples include:

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* YankTheDogsChain: Several times Calamity James has come close to averting or even been temporarily "cured" of his bad luck, only for some overriding force to reverse whatever it is effecting snatch away his good fortune. Examples include:
17th Jan '17 9:53:28 AM Rungles
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Occasionally a strip will have characters doing something nice for their victims; Minnie tricking her Dad's boss into giving them tickets to the fairground to cheer him up, the Bash Street Kids cooperating with Teacher to overcome a third-party antagonist, etc. Even Calamity James got thrown a bone in a Beano Comic Library special when First Ada - a wannabe nurse whose schtick was causing harm to the people she wanted to help - seemingly cancelled out his chronic bad luck, giving him a day of good fortune.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Occasionally a strip will have characters doing something nice for their victims; Minnie tricking her Dad's boss into giving them tickets to the fairground to cheer him up, the Bash Street Kids cooperating with Teacher to overcome a third-party antagonist, etc. Even Calamity James got thrown a bone in a Beano Comic Library special when First Ada - a wannabe nurse whose schtick was causing [[ComicallyIneptHealing|causing harm to the people she wanted to help help]] - seemingly cancelled out his chronic bad luck, giving him a day of good fortune.



* YankTheDogsChain: Several times Calamity James has been temporarily "cured" of his bad luck, only for some overriding force to reverse whatever it is effecting his good fortune. Examples include: Being relieved of his bad like by hypnosis treatment, only for someone to snap their fingers within earshot and thus breaking the trance; being sent to a planet where all the inhabitants experience good fortune, only to crash-land on its rubber surface and end up pinballing around a planetary system for hours; inadvertently rescuing a leprechaun from a pile of peat, who readily agrees to grant James's wish to be lucky as a reward, only for James to wind up in a vat of pig slurry because the leprechaun had peat clogging his ears and misheard the request as "I wish to be mucky".

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* YankTheDogsChain: Several times Calamity James has been temporarily "cured" of his bad luck, only for some overriding force to reverse whatever it is effecting his good fortune. Examples include: include:
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Being relieved of his bad like by hypnosis treatment, only for someone to snap their fingers within earshot and thus breaking the trance; being trance
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sent to a planet world where all the inhabitants experience good fortune, only to crash-land on its rubber surface and end up pinballing around a planetary system for hours; inadvertently hours
** Inadvertently
rescuing a leprechaun from a pile of peat, who readily agrees to grant James's wish to be lucky as a reward, only for James to wind up in a vat of pig slurry because the leprechaun had peat clogging his ears and misheard the request as "I wish to be mucky".
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