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This is the character sheet for ''Series/{{Alf}}''.

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!!'''Gordon "ALF" Shumway'''
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The lovable main character of the show.

* {{Adorkable}}: When he tries to help the family or understand Earth culture.
* AdviceBackfire: What usually causes his problems in most episodes.
* AliensAreBastards: Whenever he acts aggressive.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: His entire species has a good grasp of English.
* AmusingAlien: Why the audience loves him so much.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Haaaa!
* AssInAmbassador:[[spoiler: In ''Project Alf'' he becomes the representative of Melmac.]]
* AntiHero: He has aggressive and rude moments.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Threaten his family and he'll threaten you.
* BigEater: He does have eight stomachs to fill.
* BizarreAlienBiology: His species have 10 vital organs. Eight of which are stomachs.
* BrilliantButLazy: He was formerly the captain for the Bouillabiasseball team back on Melmac.
* ButtMonkey: At times. Usually it's from his own mistakes.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Haaaa! I kill me.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: By Earth standards he comes across as his.
** TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight: However, he does have his moments where he is smart.
* CovertPervert: Knows a lot about human anatomy than he lets on.
* DeadpanSnarker: The majority of his jokes come from this trait.
* TheDogIsAnAlien: One time he pretended to be a dog in order to fool humans.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: In ''Project Alf'' he avoids being killed by the BigBad, becomes the representative of Melmac, and gains acceptance from humanity.]]
* GoodIsDumb: He might be the TropeCodifier for this.
* HiddenDepths: He's a very talented musician.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims that he is fully capable of cleaning up his own messes then relies on the family to help bail him out of trouble.
* IdiotHero: He does more bad than good throughout the entire series.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: One of the main reasons he's forgiven by his actions.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Feels this way about Lynn.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: He often insults people accidentally.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Sometimes he only worries about himself too much.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be a real jerk, but he does love his family.
* KarmaHoudini: Sometimes he doesn't get punished for his mischief.
* KickTheDog: More like "kick the cat". He casually reminisces about his cat kills.
* KindheartedCatLover: [[spoiler: Overcomes his hate against cats after adopting a CuteKitten.]]
* LastOfHisKind: Subverted. He is the last of his species until it's revealed that other Melmacians escaped the explosion.
* LazyBum: Does nothing to help out the family. Justified since he is an alien, but that's no excuse since ''he creates messes'' at their home.
* TheLostLenore: Rhonda.
* LovableCoward: He has a tough time handling his problems and hides behind his family.
* MadeOfIron: Survived a space crash, a car crash, and a kitchen explosion.
* {{Manchild}}: He's over 400 years old and still behaves like a 5 year old.
* MoralityPet: Brian.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Most of the time he causes the problems of the show. He even screws up when he tries helping his family out of easy problems.
* PetTheDog: He occasionally looks out for his family and ''does'' come through when they need him.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Apparently, he was known as [[BlatantLies Mr. Science]] back on his planet.
* SmugSnake: Can be selfish at times.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Has a moment with everyone.
* TooDumbToLive: It's amazing he's even alive after all the crap he's pulled.
* TookALevelInBadass: He fought off a giant cockroach in ''La Cucaracha''.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Started out hating humans and condescending towards Earth concepts, but grew to accept and appreciate it over time.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the last season.
* UngratefulBastard: Subverted. He comes across as this a lot of times, but he really is grateful to the Tanner's for saving his life.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: He is usually sympathetic, but sometimes he doesn't apologize.

!!'''William "Willie" Francis Tanner'''
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: When pissed off he can get very intimidating.
%%* BumblingDad
* ButtMonkey: Usually the one who suffers from Alf's mischief.
* TheChewToy: Is constantly annoyed by Alf.
* DeadpanSnarker: What makes his character funny.
* GoodParents: With Kate.
* HappilyMarried: With Kate.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's only this towards Alf.
* LargeHam: ALF! What you did was WRONG! WRRROONNNNG!...wrong.
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to Alf and everyone around him, he's the only one to think rationally.
* TranquilFury: He tries his best to hold back against Alf. And that's ''saying something''.
* UglyGuyHotWife: The ugly guy to Kate's hot wife.

!!'''Kate Daphne Tanner'''
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* DeadpanSnarker: Always delivers at least one sarcastic quip per episode.
* FieryRedhead: When she gets in an angry mood.
* GoodParents: With Willie.
* HappilyMarried: Again, with Willie.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's sometimes this way towards Alf.
* UglyGuyHotWife: The hot wife to Willie's ugly guy.

!!'''Lynn Tanner'''
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* {{Adorkable}}: She tries to keep the family together, but ends up making herself embarrassed.
* ButtMonkey: She has her moments.
* DeadpanSnarker: As expected of a teenage daughter character.
* EightiesHair: Her style is outdated by today's standards.
* PluckyGirl: Always the optimist of the family.
* ShrinkingViolet: She lacks confidence in herself too often.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: The hot daughter to Willie's ugly guy.

!!'''Brian Tanner'''

%%* {{Adorkable}}
* CheerfulChild: His defining characteristic.
%%* CoolBigBro
* FlatCharacter: Receives the least character development out of every character.
* MoralityPet: For Alf.
* NiceGuy: Treats [[SmugSnake Alf]] with respect.

!!'''Lucky'''

%%* ButtMonkey
* CharacterDeath: In the episode, "Live and Let Die".
* TheChewToy: Alf's literally trying to chew him up, but always fails.
* NiceKitty: Never acts up, even against Alf.
* ThatPoorCat: Always chased by Alf.

!!'''Mrs. Raquel Ochmonek'''
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%%* ButtMonkey
* EvilOldFolks: Averted. She isn't really evil, just really annoying.
* NosyNeighbor: Her defining characteristic.

!!'''Mr. Trevor Ochmonek'''

* DropInCharacter: His main role.
%%* JerkJock
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

!!'''Dorothy Halligan [[spoiler:Deaver]]'''

* TheBully: To ALF.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is very rude to ALF, but she loves her daughter and her family.
* MyBelovedSmother: In her debut episode she takes over Kate's life. She grows out of this thanks to Alf.
%%* SmugSnake
* WidowWoman: Lost her first husband before the start of the series.
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