History ComicStrip / BigNate

1st Nov '16 2:25:19 PM 8BrickMario
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strip started off being more about Nate's home life and his relationship with his family, but it soon shifted more to school and Nate's friends.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strip started off being more about Nate's home life and his relationship with his family, but it soon shifted more to school and Nate's friends. He also started off as more of a victim with Mrs. Godfrey as a SadistTeacher rather than a jerk with a fair but stern teacher who deserved every punishment he got. Francis was also more like Nate, and had a shared dislike for Mrs. Godfrey.
1st Nov '16 11:17:50 AM 8BrickMario
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* DemotedToExtra: Ellen started as one of the main characters, but Nate's friends and teachers eventually became more important.


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The strip started off being more about Nate's home life and his relationship with his family, but it soon shifted more to school and Nate's friends.
31st Oct '16 12:11:07 PM 8BrickMario
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%%* ArtEvolution: Goes from [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1991/01/07#.UxDd5-NdV4Y this]] to [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1997/01/01 this]] to [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2009/09/13 this.]]

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%%* * ArtEvolution: Goes from [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1991/01/07#.UxDd5-NdV4Y this]] Besides the rougher lines of the early strips, the characters started off taller and skinnier, than became shorter and squatter, with some adjustments to [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/1997/01/01 this]] the head proportions taking the art to [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2009/09/13 this.]]its current style.
30th Oct '16 9:22:27 AM 8BrickMario
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-->'''Francis''': Hey, I just noticed...why is your shaped like that?

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-->'''Francis''': Hey, I just noticed...why is your hair shaped like that?



-->'''Nate''': Creating a truly memorable cartoon takes '''time'''! ... Remember for every Tony the Tiger or Capt'n Crunch, there's a Perky the Platypus!

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-->'''Nate''': Creating a truly memorable cartoon takes '''time'''! ... Remember for every Tony the Tiger or Capt'n Capw'n Crunch, there's a Perky the Platypus!



* ArcWords: The word "Cripes" shows up a lot.



* AsideGlance: Most everyone does this at some point in reaction to Nate.



** So many for [[TheBully Chester]].
* BookDumb: Nate, very much so. He's a chess prodigy and a pretty good soccer goalie and comic-artist, but he only does average work in subjects such as science and literature, an constantly fails in history (maybe because it's taught by Ms. Godfrey?)

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** So many Practically everything for [[TheBully Chester]].
** Mr. Czerwicki is this to Mrs. Czerwicki, where the slightest mention of her marital life will lead to an angry rant about how things aren't working out.
** Chad is awfully weight-sensitive. Pressuring him to lose weight is pretty much the only way to make him flip out.
* BookDumb: Nate, very much so. He's a chess prodigy and a pretty good soccer goalie and comic-artist, but he only does average work in subjects such as science and literature, an constantly fails in history (maybe because it's taught by Ms.Mrs. Godfrey?)



%%* BumblingDad: ''Duh.''
%%* CloudCuckoolander: Artur. Chad can also be this at times.
%%** Nate can be this rarely.

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%%* * BumblingDad: ''Duh.''
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Martin Wright is generally incompetent, being unable to stick to a fitness regimen, having horrible golf skills, and making a mockery of himself every Halloween with his incredibly disappointing treats.
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CloudCuckoolander: Artur. Chad can also be comes off as this at times.
%%** Nate can be this rarely.
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.



* CatchPhrase: "Cripes" for several, and "Oh, how I hate her" and "Spitsy, you idiot for Nate.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: When Nate scored an outstanding 94 in his final Social studies exam, thus sparing him from summer school, Mrs. Godfrey congratulated ''Gina'' for tutoring him so well, much to Nate's dismay. Principal Nichols also mistook Nate's claim of him scoring so high in the test as his latest prank day shenanigans.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: When Nate scored an outstanding 94 in his final Social studies exam, thus sparing him from summer school, Mrs. Godfrey congratulated ''Gina'' for tutoring him so well, much to Nate's dismay. Principal Nichols also mistook Nate's claim of him scoring so high in the test as his latest prank day Prank Day shenanigans.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite Nate's envy of Artur, he does admit to liking him as a friend and does do nice things for him when it counts, such as comforting Artur when he lost a chess match.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite Nate's envy of Artur, he does admit to liking him as a friend and does do nice things for him when it counts, such as comforting Artur when he lost a chess match. When Nate's ego and severely misplaced priorities aren't interfering, he's really a nice guy.



* PhraseCatcher: Chad's inherent adorableness leading to great accomplishment frequently gets "Behold, the power of Chad!"



* SadistTeacher: Nate thinks of Mrs. Godfrey as this. Most other people only think of her as a SternTeacher

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** Artur mentioning goats.
* SadistTeacher: Nate thinks of Mrs. Godfrey as this. Most It's a self-fulfilling opinion, as most other people only think of her as a SternTeacherSternTeacher who is only so harsh to Nate because he frustrates her so constantly.



* SarcasmMode: The main source of humor in Big Nate.

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* SarcasmMode: The main source of humor in Big Nate.humor.



* SilentSnarker: About half of the strip's sarcastic humor is portrayed in the characters' thoughts.

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* SilentSnarker: About half of the strip's sarcastic humor is portrayed in the characters' thoughts. This most heavily applies to Sherman the gerbil, whose thoughts can be read by the reader Garfield-style, but the characters can only detect facial expressions applying to his thoughts.



* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Francis and Gina.

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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Francis Francis, Gina, and Gina.Peter.



** He has had girlfriends... twice (Angie and Kelly) but he broke up with Kelly and Angie broke up with him.

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** He has had girlfriends... twice (Angie and Kelly) girlfriends (three), but he broke up with Kelly and Trudy and Angie broke up with him.
27th Oct '16 11:11:59 AM 8BrickMario
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* CanonImmigrant: Dee Dee was developed in the book series, and then made her way into the comic's supporting cast.
21st May '16 2:29:48 PM smileykits
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** He had two girlfriends. His first broke up with him while the second he broke up with her. He was a pretty good boyfriend (though we rarely saw the second, her being in a different school.) He now has a different girlfriend, named Trudy.

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** He had two three girlfriends. His first broke up with him while the second and third he broke up with her.them. He was a pretty good boyfriend (though we rarely saw the second, her being in a different school.) He now has a different girlfriend, named Trudy.)
2nd Feb '16 8:26:40 AM youwantit
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* LiterallyLaughableQuestion: In one series of strips, Nate's grandparents paid him money for painting their house. When his dad took him back home, Nate asked if that was enough money for college. Nate's dad completely cracked up, and Nate thought to himself, "Probably not the best question to ask in a moving car."

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* LiterallyLaughableQuestion: In one series of strips, Nate's grandparents paid pay him money for painting their house. When his dad took takes him back home, Nate asked asks if that was enough money for college. Nate's dad completely cracked cracks up, and Nate thought thinks to himself, "Probably not the best question to ask in a moving car."
2nd Feb '16 8:24:34 AM youwantit
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* 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: In one series of strips, Nate's grandparents pay paid him money for painting their house. When his dad takes took him back home, Nate asks asked if that was enough money for college. Nate's dad completely cracks cracked up, and Nate thinks thought to himself, "Probably not the best question to ask in a moving car."
1st Feb '16 11:16:05 AM youwantit
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* 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."
11th Nov '15 2:44:15 AM UltraNeko3000
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Big Nate Goes for Broke'', Randy steals Nate's clothes during the school dance, he was never mentioned nor seen in the book after this.
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