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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
** Being
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".
17th Jan '17 9:44:48 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.

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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: 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".
17th Jan '17 9:27:35 AM Rungles
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* FriendlessBackground: Calamity James is fervently avoided by other people due to his danger magnetism. His only companion is his anthropomorphic pet lemming, who despite treating James's many injuries from time-to-time is openly gleeful at his master's predicaments.

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* FriendlessBackground: Calamity James is fervently avoided by other people due to his danger magnetism. His only companion is his anthropomorphic pet lemming, who who, despite treating James's many injuries from time-to-time time-to-time, is openly gleeful at usually amused by his master's predicaments.


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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 by the locals]] as a result.
17th Jan '17 9:19:57 AM Rungles
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* FriendlessBackground: Calamity James is fervently avoided by other people due to his danger magnetism. His only companion is his anthropomorphic pet lemming, who despite treating James's many injuries from time-to-time is openly gleeful at his master's predicaments.
7th Jan '17 11:00:40 AM DaibhidC
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* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: The Mctickles (a strip from the 1970s) features a load of Scots in an over the top exaggerated parody of Scotland complete with anthropomorphised haggises called Mchaggis which the Mctickles hunt. Slightly weird considering the Beano is published in Dundee. There's also Ben Nevis, named after the mountains. Not only that but there's references to cheese rolling, which take place in Dundee where the "Beano" Offices are and even the word "Softie" is a Scots expression.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: The Mctickles (a strip from the 1970s) features a load of Scots in an over the top exaggerated parody of Scotland complete with anthropomorphised haggises called Mchaggis which the Mctickles hunt. Slightly weird considering the Beano is published in Dundee. There's also Ben Nevis, named after the mountains. Not only that but there's references to cheese rolling, which take place in Dundee where the "Beano" Offices are and even Even the word "Softie" is a Scots expression.
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