History YMMV / AlfredJKwak

23rd Feb '17 7:24:08 AM AmayirotAkago
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** During one of the last episodes, Alfred and Dolf engage in a car chase and wreak havoc all over town before Dolf gives Alfred the slip. Alfred, meanwhile, chases after another identical car thinking it's Dolf, runs it off the road, and proceeds to drag the dazed, innocent driver out of his vehicle before he realizes he's got the wrong guy. Naturally, Alfred gets off scot-free from this bit of recklessness.
23rd Feb '17 7:18:42 AM AmayirotAkago
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* DesignatedHero: For all of his good qualities, Alfred does have a few moments of this:
** When K. Rokodil's advanced new fishing boat threatens to wipe out the herring population, Alfred and Henk are willing to sink it to save them regardless of the innocent sailors aboard possibly getting killed in the process. They only decide to back out at the last second when they find their friend Captain Stoppel would be on the boat, only for the sawfish they called in to sink the boat for them to go ahead with the plan anyway and blow the thing out of the water. Fortunately, the ship was still moored at the harbor and the single sailor aboard got out alive, but it's still a sketchy thing for Alfred and Henk to be involved in.
** During the Land of Two arc, Alfred obtains a magical violin which has the power to make things disappear and reappear, and intends to use it to rid the titular country of the Mozons virus. However, he first demands that the king ''immediately'' share the wealth of the north with the impoverished south, which is an unrealistic demand even if the greedy king were willing to cooperate. Then, in order to further persuade the king, Alfred uses the violin to make '''all the children in the entire country disappear'''. Every last innocent boy and girl, regardless whether their parents are part of the rich or the poor, vanishes overnight, creating widespread panic, all so the king will cave in to Alfred's demands, in one of the biggest cases of DisproportionateRetribution imaginable. Granted, Alfred does bring the children back no worse for wear when the king honors his half of the bargain, but ''damn''.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president (which is ironically something Dolf predicted would happen long before his coup d'état).



* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president (which is ironically something Dolf predicted would happen long before his coup d'état).

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president (which is ironically something Dolf predicted would happen long before his coup d'état).
15th Feb '17 3:43:08 AM BoukenDutch
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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished it previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished it previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].Alfred.
23rd Oct '16 8:28:27 AM Kayeka
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: A lot of viewers were unsure whether Ollie was male or female due to his feminine voice (and who was indeed [[CrossdressingVoices voiced by a woman]]). Since he eventually gets a wife and a family, we can probably assume the former.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: A lot of viewers were unsure whether Ollie was male or female due to his feminine voice (and who was indeed [[CrossdressingVoices voiced by a woman]]). Since he eventually gets a wife and a family, we can probably could assume the former.former. However, over twenty years after the shows first run, WordOfGod confirmed Ollie as transgender, stating that "these things happen in the real world too".
8th Mar '16 7:36:35 AM OlmoJV
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president.president (which is ironically something Dolf predicted would happen long before his coup d'état).
8th Mar '16 7:34:57 AM OlmoJV
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Dolf's campaign to take over the leadership of the Great Waterland is done out of his own ambitions rather than real concern for the country, leading Alfred and Henk to refuse trusting him, he makes several correct statements: King Ferdinand is not taking his political responsibility seriously enough and unemployment is just growing. Similar to how UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler gained power, Dolf wins the people's initial trust by offering employment. After Dolf has driven King Ferdinand away, the king acknowledges that Dolf has a better understanding of finances than he did. Dolf also states that the monarchy is out of date, and during the second season, King Ferdinand decides to change the Great Waterland from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with a democratically elected president.
12th Sep '15 2:00:50 PM HazyB
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* BreakoutCharacter: Dolf. The four-episode StoryArc involving his rise to power as a fascist dictator is probably the best-remembered part of the show. The fact that he's given more backstory and complexity beyond simple CompleteMonster territory cements his status.

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* BreakoutCharacter: BreakoutVillain: Dolf. The four-episode StoryArc involving his rise to power as a fascist dictator is probably the best-remembered part of the show. The fact that he's given more backstory and complexity beyond simple CompleteMonster territory cements his status.
12th Sep '15 1:59:58 PM HazyB
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* BreakoutCharacter: Dolf. The four-episode StoryArc involving his rise to power as a fascist dictator is probably the best-remembered part of the show. The fact that he's given more backstory and complexity beyond simple CompleteMonster territory cements his status.
30th May '15 5:31:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished him previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished him it previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].
30th May '15 5:29:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from "The Strange Bottle" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Mighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred [[despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Mighty Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished him previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred [[despite despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].
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