History ComicStrip / BigNate

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* RedOniBlueOni: Nate and Francis, respectively. Nate is bold and headstrong while very self-absorbed, while Francis is smarter, quiet, and wiser than Nate.


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** Nate plays sports, like baseball and soccer, more than Francis does, though Francis usually plays because Nate does. Nate is also much bolder than Francis is (with almost ''anything''), and is very competitive. Nate also thinks of himself as very manly, even more than he really is, which makes him very self-absorbed.
** Francis is more interested in his grades than sports, and is more of a realist than Nate. He'll usually consider the consequences more than Nate does, and is more mature and mellow. Francis was also described by his girlfriend, Sheila, as "sensitive and sweet...he's more like a girl than a boy."
21st Mar '17 2:04:19 PM kklove689
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* HiddenDepths: Chad owns a Peruvian snake venom extruder, which he left in Nate's locker in one strip.
-->'''Nate''': There's more to Chad than meets the eye.



-->'''Honey (mother)''': Look out! INCOMING!

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-->'''Honey (mother)''': -->'''Mother''': Look out! INCOMING!



* TastesLikeDiabetes: In-universe example: Nate's "wholesome" comic strip series "The Snuggles Family" is this on purpose. The family is so happy all the time that symbols such as smiley faces, hearts, and lollipops float around them. They always do kid-friendly things in the strips, such as going on a road trip (where they [[ComicallyMissingThePoint actually didn't go anywhere; they just drove around for a week]]) and "rent a G-rated movie". Then there are the names: the mother is ''literally named'' "honey", the youngest daughter is named "Punkin", and the family's surname is actually "Snuggles".

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: In-universe example: Nate's "wholesome" comic strip series "The Snuggles Family" is this on purpose. The family is so happy all the time that symbols such as smiley faces, hearts, and lollipops float around them. They always do kid-friendly things in the strips, such as going on a road trip (where they [[ComicallyMissingThePoint actually didn't go anywhere; they just drove around for a week]]) and "rent a G-rated movie". Then there are the names: the mother is ''literally named'' called'' "honey", as her real name is never said in the strip, the youngest daughter is named "Punkin", and the family's surname is actually "Snuggles".
19th Mar '17 2:44:23 PM kklove689
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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Francis and Nate, respectively.



* UnfortunateNames: A new kid introduced in ''Big Nate Lives it Up'' is called Breckenridge Puffington III.

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* UnfortunateNames: A new kid introduced in ''Big Nate Lives it Up'' is called Breckenridge Puffington III. He clearly doesn't like his name, and for good reason, as he's always getting mean nicknames based on it.


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* UnreliableNarrator: Nate, in his comics that tell about his life. He always tries to make people whom he likes seem better (i. e. himself) and people whom he ''doesn't'' like painted in the worst possible light. This leads to plenty of untrue scenarios, as one might guess. For example, in real life, Ellen and Kenny starting to go steady was Kenny's idea, and they liked each other fairly equally. In Nate's comics, their relationship is completely one-sided on Ellen's part, and Kenny doesn't seem to be interested in Ellen at ''all'', looking like he'd rather be with ''anyone'' else.
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** Dad even more so. He is the butt of 3/4 of the jokes, and everything he does is an EpicFail.

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** Dad even more so. He is the butt of 3/4 of the many jokes, and everything he does is an EpicFail.



** Nate himself also became this when he got to be a hall monitor in an early strip ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a position that he ironically thinks is boring later on), abusing his hall monitor privileges. Nate subsequently got his hall monitor status taken away for this.

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** Nate himself also became this when he got to be a hall monitor in an early strip ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a position that he ironically thinks is boring later on), on]]), abusing his hall monitor privileges. Nate subsequently got his hall monitor status taken away for this.



** In one of Nate's "Snuggles Family" comic strips, the family goes on a road trip and the kids in the family wave to truck drivers. The girl wonders why [[FlippingTheBird one driver is waving with only one finger.]]

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** In one of Nate's "Snuggles "The Snuggles Family" comic strips, the family goes on a road trip and the kids in the family wave to truck drivers. The girl wonders why [[FlippingTheBird one driver is waving with only one finger.]]



* MediumAwareness: In-universe. In one of Nate's "The Snuggles Family" comic strips, a character gets hit in the eye with a flying heart that usually floats around the characters.
-->'''Honey (mother)''': Look out! INCOMING!



* SickeninglySweethearts: Jenny and Artur, much to Nate's disgust.

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* SickeninglySweethearts: Jenny and Artur, much to Nate's disgust. Also Ellen with Gordie or Kenny.



* SpikyHair: See AnimeHair above.

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* SpikyHair: Nate. See AnimeHair above.


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* TakeThat: Some strips, against certain aspects of school. For example, there have been bashes against bullying (and teachers' obliviousness to it), the amount of homework students get assigned, and others.
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** Dad even more so. He is the butt of 3/4 of the jokes, and [[WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory everything he does is an epic fail.]]

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** Dad even more so. He is the butt of 3/4 of the jokes, and [[WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory everything he does is an epic fail.]]EpicFail.



* DrunkWithPower: Nate ''thinks'' Mrs. Godfrey is this due to to how many times she has given him detention (despite it really not being that much more than any other teacher). He even mentions the name of the trope in one strip.
** Nate himself also became this when he got to be a hall monitor in an early strip ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a position that he ironically thinks is boring later on), abusing his hall monitor privileges. Nate subsequently got his hall monitor status taken away for this.



* FauxHorrific: In one instance where Francis brings a trivia book to school, Teddy and Nate scream in terror as he starts reading factoids from it.

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* FauxHorrific: In one instance where Francis brings a trivia book to school, Teddy and Nate scream in terror [[BigNo "NO!"]] as he starts reading factoids from it.it. Nate also screams in terror sometimes when Mrs. Godfrey shows up.



** During summer vacation, Nate mentions how weird it is for Francis to be reading a book while it's a beautiful day outside. Nate is watching TV inside as he says it.



-->'''Coach John''': AWRIGHT, SOLDIERS! LET'S GET CENTERED!

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-->'''Coach John''': AWRIGHT, SOLDIERS! LET'S GET CENTERED!LADIES!! TIME TO SWEAT OFF THAT WINTER FLAB!!
18th Mar '17 12:24:13 PM kklove689
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** In one of Nate's "Snuggles Family" comic strips, the family goes on a road trip and the kids in the family wave to truck drivers. The girl wonders why [[FlippingTheBird one driver is waving with only one finger.]]


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* TastesLikeDiabetes: In-universe example: Nate's "wholesome" comic strip series "The Snuggles Family" is this on purpose. The family is so happy all the time that symbols such as smiley faces, hearts, and lollipops float around them. They always do kid-friendly things in the strips, such as going on a road trip (where they [[ComicallyMissingThePoint actually didn't go anywhere; they just drove around for a week]]) and "rent a G-rated movie". Then there are the names: the mother is ''literally named'' "honey", the youngest daughter is named "Punkin", and the family's surname is actually "Snuggles".
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* CloudCuckoolander: Chad comes off as this due to his childlike innocence, which includes playing with a mushroom and acorn, and wanting to wear a bunny costume to make a superhero movie.



* CosmicPlaything: While Nate does deserve his misfortune every now and then, most of the time, the fates are mean to him. ''Especially'' when he's interacting with Jenny or Ms. Godfrey.

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* CosmicPlaything: While CloudCuckoolander: Chad comes off as this due to his childlike innocence, which includes playing with a mushroom and acorn, and wanting to wear a bunny costume to make a superhero movie.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When
Nate does deserve has to get a math tutor, he thinks that it's all about "getting to meet girls" (he wants a female tutor) and thinks that the ''real'' point, improving his misfortune every now and then, most of the time, the fates are mean to him. ''Especially'' when he's interacting with Jenny or Ms. Godfrey.grade, is just a "fringe benefit".


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* CosmicPlaything: While Nate does deserve his misfortune every now and then, most of the time, the fates are mean to him. ''Especially'' when he's interacting with Jenny or Ms. Godfrey.


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* ShowWithinAShow: Nate's comic strips. The series include Dr. Cesspool (an incompetent operating room surgeon), Action Cat (a cat who only gets hit by vehicles, only appeared in the beginning of the strip), The Snuggles Family (an "All-American" family that strives to be normal), Dan Cupid (a cupid who helps out people in love), and Celebrity Interview (two reporters, Biff Biffwell and Chip Chipson, who interview fictional characters), among others. Occasionally, one of Nate's comic strips will take the place of a regular strip, sometimes for a entire week-long arc.
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* AffairHair: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]]
** When Nate was dating Kelly, his dad thought he had found one of these on Nate's shoulder after one of their dates. Turns out it was Spitsy's hair.
** Nate once found a long hair on his shoulder and thought it was from a girl who liked him. It was actually Mrs. Godfrey's hair.



* LiterallyLaughableQuestion: In one series of strips, Nate's grandparents pay him money for painting their house. When his dad takes him back home, Nate asks if that was enough money for college. Nate's dad completely cracks up, and Nate thinks to himself, "Probably not the best question to ask in a moving car."

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* LiterallyLaughableQuestion: LiterallyLaughableQuestion:
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In one series of strips, Nate's grandparents pay him money for painting their house. When his dad takes him back home, Nate asks if that was enough money for college. Nate's dad completely cracks up, and Nate thinks to himself, "Probably not the best question to ask in a moving car.""
** When Nate and Teddy get sent to detention in one strip, Mrs. Czerwicki asks what they've done this time. Nate and Teddy try to explain, but then burst out laughing.


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-->'''Coach John''': AWRIGHT, SOLDIERS! LET'S GET CENTERED!
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* TheBully: Chester, mainly. Also Randy, who enjoys insulting Nate and his friends, and many kids from Jefferson school, especially Nolan.

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* TheBully: Chester, mainly. Also Randy, who enjoys insulting Nate and his friends, friends ([[spoiler:at least, until he and Nate become friends in the book ''Big Nate Blasts Off]]), and many kids from Jefferson school, especially Nolan.Nolan.
** In ''Big Nate Lives it up'', [[spoiler:it was revealed that Breckenridge was one when him and Nate were in preschool. Nate didn't know he was Breckenridge, though, because then he was called Bobby. Breckenridge also doesn't remember bullying Nate as a child.]]



* NoIndoorVoice: Coach John.



** He once beat Artur in chess... but he was ''intentionally'' playing bad in order to make Nate feel better.

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** He Nate once beat Artur in chess... but chess, finally... [[spoiler:but he was ''intentionally'' playing bad in order to make Nate feel better.]]



* UnfortunateNames: A new kid introduced in ''Big Nate Lives it Up'' is called Breckenridge Puffington III.



* WhamLine: Almost literally. During the story line where Nate and Angie meet at summer school, Nate accidentally says that he's both a tutor and a detention monitor. Angie gets mad at him when she finds out it's not true, and Nate says that he was just trying to impress her, to get her to ''like'' him. Angie responds by punching him. Then she thinks, "I ''do'' like you, you jerk!"

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* WhamLine: Almost literally. During the story line where Nate and Angie meet at summer school, Nate accidentally says that he's both a tutor and a detention monitor. Angie gets mad at him when she finds out it's not true, and Nate says that he was just trying to impress her, to get her to ''like'' him. Angie responds by punching him. Then she thinks, "I "[[spoiler:I ''do'' like you, you jerk!"jerk!]]"
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''Big Nate'' is a comic created by Lincoln Peirce. The main character is Nate Wright, a 4'6" sixth-grade underacheiver who lives with his clueless dad and older sister. The strip gained fame through the Big Nate Island on Poptropica and produced a series of (very popular) chapter books and collections. The strip debuted in 1991 and is still running.

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''Big Nate'' is a comic created by Lincoln Peirce. The main character is Nate Wright, a 4'6" sixth-grade underacheiver underachiever who lives with his clueless dad and older sister.sister. His friends and teachers at school have the biggest focus, with Nate's very smart best friend Francis, his other best friend Teddy, and others. Other kids at his school include DramaQueen Dee Dee, all-around NiceGuy Artur, Nate's crush Jenny (who, in turn, hates him), and annoying genius student Gina. The strip gained fame through the Big Nate Island on Poptropica and produced a series of (very popular) chapter books and collections. The strip debuted in 1991 and is still running.



* HypocriticalHumor: Nate occasionally wanders into this. Dad's a whole lot more frequent with this.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Nate occasionally wanders into this. Dad's a whole lot more frequent For example:
** When Nate was going out
with this.Angie, he was annoyed that many other boys liked her and were trying to pick her up, despite Nate himself doing that with Jenny when she ''already had'' a boyfriend.


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* WhamLine: Almost literally. During the story line where Nate and Angie meet at summer school, Nate accidentally says that he's both a tutor and a detention monitor. Angie gets mad at him when she finds out it's not true, and Nate says that he was just trying to impress her, to get her to ''like'' him. Angie responds by punching him. Then she thinks, "I ''do'' like you, you jerk!"
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