These are the main characters in the comic strip FoxTrot.

!Roger Fox
The patriarch, whose activities include watching most sports, playing golf (or trying to and failing miserably), losing at chess to anyone who will play him, setting himself on fire while barbequeing, regularly reformatting the hard drive on the iFruit by accident, and obliviousness to his own incompetence, a trait he has passed onto his children. He works a white-collar job as a pencil-pushing dilbert for a MeanBoss.

* AintTooProudToBeg: When asking for his job back.
** It was more that Pembrook ''made'' him, but Roger was still willing to do it.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In a few strips, Roger ends up ranting about the costs and finances regarding something (including starting a website and selling seasonal greeting cards), with him often insinuating that if he were there, he'd be making a fortune. Unfortunately, he often does this within earshot of Jason, who often uses Roger's rants as a means of starting a money-making scheme.
* BigEater: Lampshaded in one strip when Roger has Peter grab the end of one belt and pull it until he was apparently outside on the house on the road. Roger reveals to Andy that he bought an elasticized belt for Thanksgiving with excitement and Andy sarcastically saying "Oh, joy."
* BumblingDad: An extreme example. Roger is almost literally TooDumbToLive, and would have died several times if the comic were of a more realistic bent.
** At least not in the early years, where he's actually more of a clueless dad and actually admits to not knowing some stuff and being terrible at it. (Such as, for example, not knowing how to use computers at all. Silly example nowadays, but back in even the late 80s, it's more realistic than you might think.)
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Not many people remember that Roger's first act in the comic was to beat Andy at chess. (He had actually done so several times before he was made to be possibly the worst player ever, with the not-too-subtle implication that the only people he even stands an actual chance at winning in internet chess are three year olds and preschoolers.)
** He still comes close sometimes, but his wife is a sore loser who will often threaten him with sleeping on the couch if he wins.
** In one strip, Jason hacked into his father's computer to give him 15 queens and one king, and the computer 15 pawns and one king. Roger still lost (somehow).
* ComicallySmallBribe: Roger has no concept of an appropriate tip, instead tipping the paperboy with a nickel and then wondering why the paper always ends up on the roof or in the rosebushes.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Says this to Jason when he calls him "poor unemployed Dad", only for Jason to clarify that he means "poor" in finances.
* DoomItYourself: The inevitable result of his attempts at home improvement projects.
* EpicFail: Flooding the house with a dishwasher.
** Also his [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2012/07/07012012/ managing to have fire erupt]] underneath a grill during his usual attempts at grilling due to putting the charcoal on upside down. Jason even lampshaded this.
--->''(Roger attempts to light the grill, only for it to barely smoke when he lights it)'' \\
'''Roger:''' Dang it... ''(picks up charcoal, which is burning on the bottom)'' I put the stupid charcoal in upside down.\\
'''Jason:''' ''(observing the flames burning through the bottom of the grill)'' For anyone else, I'd declare this impossible.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Just about ''anything'' he attempts usually results in an EpicFail due to his tight grip on the IdiotBall.
* GrillingPyrotechnics: A RunningGag with him.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: TropeNamer, inspired by Roger's novel-writing StoryArc "His Code Name Was the Fox," which portrayed him as a Marty Stu in a bad TuxedoAndMartini spy novel that he wrote.
* IdiotBall: Although Roger has done his stupid parts, the biggest stupid decision he ever made was when he tried to fix the furnace. Due to not quite remembering what the heating guy said, he turned the safety cut-off to the off position, which caused the gas to leak in a hissing manner, and after putting on furnace gloves, putting a lit match on a stick, and covered his face with his free hand while placing said lit match into the furnace. Things literally blew up in Roger's face, creating an explosion powerful enough to leave an outline of Roger Fox on the wall (although he survived), and shaking the foundation of the house.
** You know, when most people hear a loud hissing in the basement next to the furnace, they don't immediately assume there's a snake hiding somewhere (like Roger did). IdiotBall, indeed.
* ManMadeHouseFlood: See EpicFail.
* MustHaveCaffeine: To the point that he has [[NotAMorningPerson shuffled around the kitchen]] moaning like a zombie, and has at different times tried to drink the jar of coffee beans and ''the answering machine''.
** It was even the subject of an arc in the story, where Andy tries to have him go without coffee without a day thinking he is addicted to it. Predictably, it really just shows that Roger truly can't function without coffee — such as zoning out while Andy is trying to talk, not actually knowing that Jason is pouring elbow macaroni and vinegar instead of cereal and milk, tripping down the basement steps because he mistook the basement door for the front door, and going through a productive and successful work day...only to find around noon that he was in the wrong building.
* NotMeThisTime: In one arc, Andy blames Roger for messing up their computer with soda and a hair dryer. Despite Roger's protests that it wasn't even him who did it, he is punished for it. Turns out, it was Paige and Jason Fox who did it (albeit completely by accident).
* OneHourWorkWeek: Although many strips show him going to or leaving work, very few have shown him actually ''at'' work. Probably because all we know about his job is that it's really boring.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Roger frequently waits until the last minute in regards to chores or taxes. He once even bragged to Peter about having completed his senior thesis in the night before it was due.
* TalkingInBed: He and Andy do this frequently.
* TookALevelInDumbass: He started the strip as slightly clueless and harried, but neither stupid nor incompetent. Come the strip's second decade, he's pretty much a total moron.
* WalkingTechbane: Roger has proven completely incapable of operating a computer since the strip's first year. This is a man who once got completely wrapped up in dot-matrix printer paper; who crushed 3½ inch diskettes trying to put them in; who thought "backing up the computer" meant pushing it off the desk. He has deleted the entire hard drive of a computer in two clicks, while trying to open a word processor. He has destroyed various other forms of electronic equipment as well, and even managed to flood the house using the dishwasher.

!Andrea "Andy" Fox
She writes columns for the local newspaper and is the only family member exempt from SmallNameBigEgo syndrome. Originally, that was all the personality she had; later she became a Jerkass health-foods nut, leading to LethalChef tendencies, and grew prone to addictive behavior (such as getting hooked to Jason's FirstPersonShooter, Toys/BeanieBabies, and the movie ''Film/{{Titanic}}'').

Andy also has a love-hate relationship with her mother, because everyone likes her more than they do Andy, including Roger. (Her introduction was a major watershed for the character because it was the first time Andy ''had'' a character.)

* AesopAmnesia: The first story arc to feature Andy's mother apparently had her getting over her feelings of inferiority and burying the hatchet. Several years later, Grandma's ''second'' story arc has pretty much the exact same plot, except focused on Thanksgiving rather than Christmas; Roger even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying that he thought Andy made peace with her mother last time.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Her mother.
* CharacterDevelopment: Mentioned above.
* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: Unlike her husband this is on ''purpose'' as part of her role as a MoralGuardian. On at least on occasion she's gotten her kids thesauruses for their Christmas presents.
* CordonBleughChef: Andy can cook competently, she just prefers to make "health food" instead of using normal ingredients (With the exception of Thanksgiving, where they do eat the traditional meal without any "health food" involved).
** It sometimes borders LethalChef territory, such as the arc where she burns Thanksgiving dinner in an attempt to try and outdo her mother, whom everyone thinks is perfect. They ended up having pizza.
** Her obsession with "health food" is hurt by her "IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou" belief, which causes the meals to be inedible.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisproportionateRetribution: She punishes Peter for two weeks just because he saw two R-rated movies. However, she later lets him off after one week was because keeping him in the house was proving a punishment to the ''rest'' of them. He was ''that'' annoying.
* {{Flanderization}}: Andy went from a simple caring and concerned mother to the MoralGuardian of the strip who serves her family earth-friendly fare like braised zucchini every meal, keeps the thermostat so low that it flash-freezes the steam from a cup of coffee, throws a fit if she catches the boys playing a violent video game, and is often ''very'' hypocritical. Unfortunately, since the series became Sunday-only, there's little chance of her changing. That said, she's still more likely than the other characters to be altruistic and sensitive.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: Andy is prone to this, with examples including Beanie Babies and ''VideoGame/{{Nintendogs}}''.
* GenderBlenderName: It's rare, but some people named Andrea do go by Andy for short. (What's more, her full name has only been revealed a couple times.)
* GrammarNazi: As an English major, she's prone to [[YouMakeMeSic correcting others' grammar]], sometimes going off on rants about it.
** In one shining example, she rants about someone on TV saying "realtor" wrong, after which Jason says "Wow, you're really going nucular." just to get a rise out of her.
* GranolaGirl: Exaggerated; see CordonBleughChef above.
* HypocriticalHumor: As mentioned above, she can be very hypocritical. A perfect example is one arc where she bought a DVR called a [[BrandX MomVo]], which drastically monitored what the family watched, programmed to replace the usual mindless shows they watch with "quality programming" (it wouldn't let Paige watch ''[[Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica Newlyweds]]'' and suggested ''Series/MasterpieceTheatre'', for instance) whether they liked it or not. The story ends with Andy returning the [=MomVo=] because it wouldn't let her watch her soaps.
* JerkAss: She restricts the family from several things, she's a health nut who forces this habit onto the rest of the family, she's a cheapskate, she is sometimes a hypocrite in regards to what she tries to preach in terms of morality, and she always has cruel and unusual punishments (including physical abuse, even towards Roger, her own husband). She's also fairly poor at apologizing or accepting others' apologies.
* ManipulativeBastard: At times she comes across as being even more manipulative than even Jason. A notable example is when Roger is returning home to watch the score counts for the week before the Super Bowl, and Jason is apparently playing videogames in front of the TV set, giving Roger a hard time trying to even access the TV. It's later revealed that she orchestrated all of this from the start, all because she wanted to prevent Roger from seeing the scores.
* MoralGuardian: Andy is a rather preachy example of this in-universe, towards her own children (especially on the topic of video games to Peter and Jason, although she hardly actually bans either of them from playing gory games, and sometimes plays these same games herself, or even procrastinates herself despite telling her kids not to do so.). She also took offence to Franchise/DonkeyKong not wearing any pants.
** A side note on this is the fact that she wants them listening to things like Mozart and playing outside. It's made clear several times that she'd rather they ''never'' play video games at all.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Who says she can't have fun like her kids do?
* OneHourWorkWeek: During the time that the strip established her as a columnist, she was almost never shown to be actually writing columns. Her writing job has since been, well, written out of the strip since the late 1990s.
* SweetTooth: Leads to many of her "Not So Above It All" moments
* WomenAreWiser: Typically, not counting the occasional moments where Roger is the more rational and mature one.

!Peter Fox
A high-school junior with an inability to be attractive to girls and a complete love of food; he is often characterized by his [[BigEater bottomless stomach]] and [[ButtMonkey being Bill Amend's punching bag]]. He often fantasizes about the sports or rock star he'd like to be, though when he tries out for school teams the results are dismal (in one gag, his name is pre-printed on the athletics department's dismissal sheets, leading him to have been cut from the girls' gymnastics team); essentially, he's an athletic NonActionGuy. Other than that, he's a pretty traditional big brother, teasing Paige and playing sports (unsuccessfully) with Jason. And yet, he still manages to have more athletic ability than his father...

* BerserkButton: Never, ever make fun of Denise's blindness. However, Denise was appalled at the way Peter deals with it.
* BigBrotherBully: Sometimes to Paige and Jason
* BigBrotherMentor: In his more mature moments.
* BigEater: He and Roger frequently tag-team on Thanksgiving to see who can eat more:
-->'''Peter''': Plate 599 and feeling fine.
** As for which one is the reigning champion, it should be noted that on a particularly gluttonous visit to a fast food restaurant, Peter is moaning in pain with the rest of the family...while Roger notes with sudden interest that the restaurant serves both apple and cherry pies.
** Speaking of Thanksgiving, he also managed to eat two thanksgiving dinners (one with his Family, another with Denise's family), with Roger congratulating on deciding to do both, while Andy, shocked that he would actually have two thanksgiving dinners, [[YoureInsane half asked and half exclaimed if he was insane]].
** His status as this also cost his family any food they would have, with them being lucky to get even a small amount of food if he allowed it. One strip in particular had them going to a buffet line and they let Peter be first of his family. Predictably, he ended up cleaning up the entire buffet booth before his family could even get the chance to pick their meal, resulting in Roger irritably vowing that the next buffet they attend, Peter's going ''last.''
** It also got himself into trouble as well. As noted in the BurgerFool trope below, Peter, whenever he works at the local theater, would sometimes eat food while working at the Snack Bar:
--->'''Roger:''' Why the long face?
--->'''Peter:''' I got my first week's paycheck today. I'd forgotten how much that stupid movie theater deducts. This thing is hardly worth cashing.
--->'''Roger:''' Welcome to the wonderful world of taxes.
--->'''Peter:''' Taxes? The taxes are nothing.
--->'''Roger:''' (''looks at check'') How many tubs of nachos did you '''eat?!'''
--->'''Peter:''' It was a slow day! I was working the Snack Bar!
** Peter has been like this since he was a ''baby''. One baby picture chronicled the first time he was given solid food aka "The Night of a Thousand Jars". Andy says that was preferable to the 23 hours a day he would spend nursing.
* ButtMonkey: The rest of the family often get these moments, but - with the exception of Jason - Peter seems to have the most Butt Monkey moments.
* BookDumb: He predictably does not do well at school, only very rarely achieving an A, and even then, sometimes he misinterprets how he got the letter grade by something other than studying (such as a t-shirt). He also seems to have a very hard time reading getting through some books almost to the point of exaggeration, with one comic even going so far as to have Peter take until nighttime, while sitting at his desk reading, to even finish reading one page.
** BrilliantButLazy: Suggested several times that he's ''much'' smarter than he acts and is often one of the only characters (other than Marcus) who can follow Jason's line of thought.
* BurgerFool: Although not a fast-food job, Peter's job at the local theater counts. He's constantly made to wash the bathrooms, once had to wear a {{Garfield}} costume to promote the movie, and all in all receives very little pay (including deductions for all the food he eats while working).
* CharacterDevelopment: Peter started in the strip as being a bit of a JerkAss at times, but was eventually reverse-flanderized into being the StraightMan.
* CutASliceTakeTheRest: At least twice, Peter has cut himself pieces of pizza that made up at least half the pizza. Another time, he showed Roger a chart for how to cut the turkey: one slice each for the rest of the family, and the entire rest of the turkey for him.
* DagwoodSandwich: One of his favorite foods. "Paige, pass the salt and a ladder."
* DreadfulMusician: It's repeatedly shown that he's horrible at singing and playing guitar, particularly when the guitar is turned UpToEleven.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: This led to a CrazyAwesome moment when Jason needed to reach light speed in order to Time Travel because of Eileen (long story), giving us the following conversation:
-->'''Peter''': So where do I come in?
-->'''Jason''': I've seen how you drive on the freeway.
-->'''Peter''': You're talking nine digit numbers. I've only flirted with four.
** And another:
--->'''Andy''': Peter, Mrs. Humbarger says she saw driving down the street like a runaway missile.
--->'''Peter''': No way! Impossible! She couldn't have!
--->'''Jason''': We were going much too fast too be seen.
** There was also the time Paige was watching Jason play ''Carmageddon'' and she comments that this looks oddly familiar. Cue Peter coming in, asking if anybody wants to go to the mall.
** A Sunday strip had Jason make a Hot Wheels track based on a recent car trip with Peter.
* DrunkWithPower: He once locked his brother and sister in the basement of their own home for not bowing down to his will when Andy and Roger left him in charge.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Thanks to Jason rewiring his phone contacts, Peter unknowingly called Andy and admitted to her that when they are out of town, he'll attend/host a party (He was trying to call Denise), an action that was said to have gotten him grounded for one decade, a punishment that might be potentially increased if he harmed Jason in revenge.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: A rare non-video game example. Zig-zagged in one arc where he gorges himself on all-you-can-eat pizza night; he is rotund for a day, but returns to skinny a day later. One strip mentions he actually has body image problems because of this; despite everything listed in BigEater he has no obvious fat or muscle tone and considers himself ludicrously skinny.
* JerkJock: Well, he ''tries'' hard to be one. Of course, he tries hard to be good at sports, too. He's not.
** One strip averts this and also doubles as a BrickJoke from one years before where he decides to take up golf (with his "putting" sending the ball flying through the house) and at present is playing golf with Roger and putting for an Eagle whereas Roger begs him not to play golf with him anymore because he's gotten too good.
* KafkaKomedy: As he's the ButtMonkey, he sometimes gets put through this. A notable example is an arc where he punches someone in the nose for making a joke about Denise. He is given detention and probation for it, and when he gets home [[ICanExplain accidentally spills the beans to Andy when she wanted to let him know the school found his lost wallet]].
* KlatchianCoffee: Any of Peter's "stay awake" drinks, one of which was "coffee-tea" (tea brewed with coffee rather than water). Paige ended up wigging out after drinking a dozen cups of it.
** Even he admits that as "the king of caffeine," he would never drink a dozen cups of it (and Paige did drink that much before even asking him how much she'd need). This is coming from a guy who orders quintuple espressos and 32ple blends of regular coffee.
* LimitedWardrobe: He's always shown wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, pants and a baseball cap. This has been parodied at least twice, including one arc that showed baby photographs (with baby Peter wearing a baseball cap) and another time when Jason received Peter's hand-me-downs.
** Interestingly, an early strip shows Paige "borrowing" Peter's clothes, reveling that he has a fairly diverse wardrobe (although Paige finds it lacking in pastels). He also has been shown at church in a suit.
* MoralityPet: Peter cares greatly for Denise, who is blind. He's also protective of her, and punched a classmate for making a joke about her.
** Paige and Jason too. He's not above picking on them himself, but [[HypocriticalHeartwarming if someone else does it]]...
* MustHaveCaffeine: Most certainly inherited from Roger.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Says this in one strip.
* NiceHat: His blue and white baseball cap with an "A" on it (supposedly a reference to Amend's alma mater, Amherst College). Peter says it's his trademark.
* OhCrap: Actually says "[[PrecisionFStrike crap]]" when Jason vows revenge on him. When he's called before the principal for punching a student who insulted Denise, he calmly accepts his severe punishments, but freaks out when the principal mentions calling his parents.
* OnlySaneMan: Has his moments. A notable example is an arc when Andy becomes doped up on allergy medicine, he seems to be the only one of the kids who cares.
** He's usually the first one to point out his Mother's hypocrisy and tell her when she starts going too far.
* ParanoiaGambit: Being the target of a "Jason Vow of Vengeance" causes Peter to completely freak out and spend the day subjecting himself to ever-nastier hiding places (winding up grounded in the process). That ''is'' Jason's vengeance.
* PrecisionFStrike: Peter, when Jason vows vengeance on him for breaking a model. Peter's response? "[[OhCrap Crap]]." Counts, as it's one of the few times that sort of response is used.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Peter often procrastinates for assignments, often being well behind schedule the first ''week'' of school. He also seems to get tips on how to pull an all-nighter from Roger.
* StraightMan: Was [[InvertedTrope un-Flanderized]] into this.
* SleepLearning: Peter has tried this with varying degrees of success. One time, he had so many books under his pillow that he woke up with his neck horribly twisted. Another time, he listened to ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' on CD while sleeping, and ended up with a dream sequence that was a pastiche of it.

!Paige Fox
A freshman in high school. Like her brother, she seems invisible to the opposite sex--with the sole exception of supernerd Morton Goldthwait. She does many typical female teenage things, spending her time chatting with friends about cute boys and makeup and other inconsequentialities. She is also an even more LethalChef than her mother. Finally, she has a sibling rivalry with her younger brother Jason.

* BigEater: She has her moments of this too.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: During Peter's TyrantTakesTheHelm stint, he forces her to bake cookies for him. Later on… see below.
* LethalChef: Even moreso than Andy. One instance had her burning her cookies so badly that Roger actually used them as a substitute for charcoal briquettes after Andy "directed him towards a stash" when they ran out. Previous strips indicated that she was pretty good at cooking, or at least baking, as Peter Fox forced her to bake cookies for him when he let his position as man in the house get to his head.
* HeavySleeper: She actually sleeps up until dinnertime some days.
* Jerkass: There are times where Paige returns the favor to Jason.
* NoIndoorVoice: As Peter puts it, she just likes to yell.
* OvenLogic: One story arc has Paige trying to cook Thankgiving dinner. She is told to clean the turkey, and does so by putting it in the oven and hitting the "clean" button.
* ParanoiaGambit: Similar to Jason's Vow of Vengeance Arc, Paige ends up threatening to invoke vengeance on Jason for something Quincy did, so Jason ends up hiding in the garbage, not realizing that that's exactly what Paige planned.
* SchoolPlay: In one story arc, Paige stars in the school production of ''Antony and Cleopatra''. Unfortunately for her, Morton Goldthwait is Anthony.
* SorryImGay: She briefly considered giving this as an excuse not to date Morton.
* SweetTooth: Like her mother, only moreso. Her idea of "one scoop" of ice cream is to dig out the entire gallon with the scoop. She also once unrolled Ho-Hos, filled them with chocolate syrup and sugar, then rolled them back up.
* TookALevelInBadass: A notable instance of this was when she managed to tell off two party crashers at Peter Fox's Halloween party who attempted to kill or otherwise harm him [[DisproportionateRetribution because he simply didn't have beer at the party]].

!Jason Fox
A 5th-grader, super-duper nerd who, among other things, programmed a virus that destroyed the Internet. He entertains a variety of get-rich-quick schemes which never get anywhere, is Paige's AnnoyingYoungerSibling (which inevitably ends with Jason getting beat up), and spends a lot of time on video games or the Internet, eventually became hooked to "[[BrandX World of Warquest]]." He also has a thing for fellow nerd (but not social outcast) Eileen Jacobson, though he would never admit it.

* AuthorAvatar: Since Amend is a major nerd, he often projects his nerdiness onto Jason, as confirmed in a compilation.
* TheBGrade: Jason reacts this way to A++ grades, since he usually does far better.
* BigEater: Shown in a few strips. A notable one was during a Halloween party where, while wearing a Jabba the Hutt costume, the food and punch mysteriously disappear and everyone starts looking at him.
* {{Blackmail}}: Jason often blackmails Peter through his reckless driving. In one strip, he has Peter buy him a meal at a fast-food place for not stopping well enough at a stop sign.
* BreakoutCharacter: In early stories, all three Fox siblings got pretty much equal time. The strip eventually shifted to focus more on Jason than on Paige or Peter.
* BrilliantButLazy
* ButtMonkey: Has probably been physically injured more times than any other character in the strip, mainly due to Paige - who's both bigger and stronger than he is - being his favorite target.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In a story arc from the second or third year of the strip's run, Jason is upset that Quincy ruined one of Paige's sweaters, makes a sincere apology to Paige, and even goes out of his way to try and replace the sweater.
** In another example, he puts off doing homework to work on his comic. In most other cases, he's obsessed with doing schoolwork and complains whenever he doesn't get enough.
** When they got their first iFruit, Jason absolutely detested the thing and had a sort of love-hate relationship with it(with the machine even sometimes threatening him if he doesn't hug it). He's taken a liking to iFruits since then, which is especially pronounced in the Steve Jobs tribute comic.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: He tries several ludicrous schemes to make money (such as thousand-dollar snow dinosaurs) despite the fact that he has effortlessly built machines and coded programs that could have made him millions had he simply sold them. His problem seems to be that he has the knowledge of an adult, but the wisdom and idealism of a ten-year old boy.
** He once tried to form a one-man corporation, but all he had to show investors was "a dinky little program I wrote for fun." Unfortunately for him and them, the Darth Jason virus did not "kill off interest," it "killed off the Internet."
* EpicFail: In one strip, he accidentally launches rockets into the ground by putting the engines in upside-down, then has to deal with the second phase. While he and Marcus run away, Jason even says, "Why can't my successes ever be as spectacular as my failures?"
* EvilSoundsDeep: Jason says that the reason he often has Marcus always root for the Rebellion while he roots for the Empire is because he sounds like Creator/JamesEarlJones, the voice actor of Darth Vader.
* FreudianExcuse: As a baby, he was apparently terrified of Paige's stuffed bear. Paige gleefully tormented him by waving it in front of his face every chance she got. When she's through waxing nostalgic over it, Andy points out that this is probably why she's become Jason's favorite target. It's also seen that the start of his making Paige his revenge target was when he finally decided to get over his fear of Paige's stuffed bear (by using bear-traps for teddy bears).
* {{Gasshole}}:
-->'''Jason''': "Never send to know for whom the belch tolls; it tolls for thee."
-->'''Paige''': "Bell," you moron. It's "for whom the ''bell'' tolls!"
-->'''Jason''': '''''BRAAAP!''''' I believe you stand corrected.
-->'''Paige''': You know, my friends at school think I make these stories up.
* GenderBender: In a parody of Franz Kafka's ''The Metamorphosis'', Jason transforms into a mini-Paige. It was AllJustADream.
** He had another one where he turned into a mini [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]].
* GirlsHaveCooties: As a 10-year-old, he still believes this... to such an extreme that he's repulsed by ''video games'' with female protagonists (see above).
* HeelRealization: He initially doesn't believe he should have to contribute money to help hurricane victims, but his reflection in a mirror mockingly agrees, telling him that [[SarcasmMode his need to laugh for 30 minutes outweighs those of people who lost their homes]]. He then realizes that he can't defend not helping in some way, and decides to make a donation.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Too many times to count.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Jason loves making these. Once, when asked to bring Roger coffee, he coughs into the mug and explains that "I am the coffer, so this mug is the coffee."
** Another time, after Jason saw ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', he dreams that he becomes a Na'vi with the ability to connect his mind with that of a computer - which wanted him to "write some object-oriented code". He describes it to Peter as his "Javatar" dream.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe, Jason's response to the "mainstreaming" of [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien geekdom]] due to its highly successful film series. Although for him, it's not so much "It's Popular, Now It Sucks" as much as "It's Popular, Now Nerds Won't Be Special." The series gave the title to one of the book collections, "Orlando Bloom Has Ruined Everything", the cover depicting Jason and Marcus sitting in a theater surrounded by googly-eyed girls.
** In other words, he was a hipster before it was cool.
* JerkAss: Mainly to Peter and Paige.
* JustOneMoreLevel: This trope is often present in-universe as a plea when Jason is playing video games and Andy wants him to do a chore or go to bed. Also subverted once when Jason says he'll go to bed right after he finishes level 47 on a game...conveniently leaving out the fact that he's currently on level 13.
* KarmaHoudini: Despite being the strip's biggest ButtMonkey, Jason still gets away with a lot of things.
* LimitedWardrobe: As of 2010, he strictly wears a blue t-shirt, cargo pants and white sneakers.
* LiteralMinded: Jason sometimes invokes this intentionally such as modifying all the comic strips in the paper to what their names are (such as drawing shells on the kids heads in {{Peanuts}}) and playing shot put with all of Andy's records that have flight-related names (such as Led Zeppelin).
* LittleProfessorDialog: Usually. Although he once looked through a thesaurus so he could insult Paige without her knowing it.
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork: Played straight most of the time. Played with in one arc where Jason tears his hair out trying to figure out an extra-credit math problem and finally admits defeat — only to discover later on that [[UnWinnableByMistake it had a typo]].
* {{Nerdgasm}}: In-universe, his response to seeing a beautiful foldout of a computer.
* NerdsAreSexy: Played with. After Jason reads a study that states just that, he tries to be as un-nerdy as possible, only to revert when Peter starts acting nerdy in an attempt to get girls.
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork: Will do his sibling's work for fun. And can even do homework on autopilot.
** The most extreme was when his math teacher assigned the chapter review as homework without saying which chapter, so he did all of them. In several textbooks, up to advanced calculus.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses
* ParentalFavoritism: Jason is the 'younger child' example of this, mainly because he does so well at school (to the point where Roger took Paige telling him she got an A on a test to the fact it was Jason). Another example is in a strip where Jason gets Peter into trouble by reprogramming his cell phone so he called Andy when thinking it was Denise:
-->'''Andy''': Leave him alone, Peter, or you'll be grounded for ''two'' decades.
** Jason does occasionally get beaten up by Peter or Paige. The more magnificent pranks he pulls against them leave him safer.
* PlayingSick: Inverted in one strip: He faked a note from his mom stating that he was well despite clearly being ill so he could stay in school or at the very least stay for the Math test. The teacher doesn't buy the note and demands that he stay home.
* {{Revenge}}: Shown to be the main motivation for making Paige his favorite target. See FreudianExcuse.
* RidiculousExchangeRates: Jason gets paid $10, adds it to the money he had under his mattress, and announces that he's a millionaire in Turkish lira.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Inverted. He usually manages to get all of his assignments and final exams done by the start of school, often leaving him depressed.
* {{Snowlems}}: Jason regularly builds snow dinosaurs.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: The Wise Guy to Peter's Straight Man.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Jason finds it impossible to beat one guardian monster in a video game, as it instantly squashes his character every time he tries. Paige, who almost never plays video games, takes the controller and gets by the guardian by simply walking around him.
* TeenGenius: He's 10, but close enough. He's so smart, that he can even do college-level calculus!
* TokenEvilTeammate: The most selfish and least ethical of the entire Fox family. Plus, unlike the others, he's actually committed felonies (albeit in a strip that runs on NegativeContinuity).
* {{Troll}}: In the arc that introduced Miss O'Malley (his new teacher), we learn that Jason loved to torment his old teacher Mrs. Grinchley by going above and beyond in regards to schoolwork[[note]]She asks the kids to draw the solar system, he draws it ''to scale'' on butcher paper[[/note]]. Miss O'Malley responds to these acts by [[CoolTeacher giving him extra credit]], which annoys Jason to no end.
* TVGenius: He is academically and technically skilled but rather lacking in scruples and common sense. A rather sterling example comes in one Sunday strip where we see a diagram Jason's worked out for a catapult-like device to launch himself and Marcus into Paige's room so they can ambush her with squirt guns. As they panic ("Wait, she closed the window!" "Aagh! The rope's slipping!"), Peter muses on how somebody can be so smart and yet so stupid.
* TooDumbToLive: Sometimes. See TVGenius above.
* TheUnfavorite: Even Jason has his moments in this trope: One instance was when Paige announced that someone just got an "A", and Andy, thinking Paige got the "A," baked a plate of cookies to celebrate. Paige then tells Jason (who is currently shouting that Paige was referring to him) that its not her fault if Andy guessed wrong as she's enjoying the cookies.
** He's also quite annoyed when, despite scoring much better than his siblings, his mother has a disinterested reaction to his grades staying the same compared to Peter and Paige's rising, until she offhandedly remarks that they went up slightly.
* YoungestChildWins: See ParentalFavoritism:
** Also inverted a few times: One time, Peter, Paige, and Jason ask their mom (one after the other) if they can go over to a friend's house to study. Andy allows Peter and Paige to go, but refuses due to knowing that Jason doesn't even need to study. Jason comments while walking by Paige and Peter that they "have it easy" as Paige is enthusiastically saying to Nicole on the phone "Of course she bought it. I'm on my way over."

!Quincy
Jason's pet iguana. He's very cute for a lizard, and takes everything with reptilian aplomb. (Unless Jason is throwing him at Paige, at which point his expression becomes appropriately panicked). Unlike most comic strip animals, Quincy is usually played straight, without any FunnyAnimal behavior or thought balloons. He sometimes gains these characteristics in order to poke fun at the trope.

* TheChewToy: He's been thrown across rooms, electrocuted, and has apparently swallowed a dart. Subverted in one arc where he very nearly chokes to death on Paige's shoelace.
* HeadPet: Occasionally.
* HiddenDepths: Wants to be a man-eating dinosaur, as revealed soon after the strip switched to Sundays only.
* PerpetualExpression
* TheVoiceless: If any of the dream sequence arcs use this type of character, chances are that said character will be portrayed by Quincy.
** TalkingAnimal: That being said, there were only two instances where Quincy talked (not counting when Jason tries to disguise himself and Quincy as someone or something): Once Quincy tells Jason to listen to his mom regarding cartoons not being real, and the second was at the very end of an Odyssey-style Dream Sequence (caused by Peter's attempts at SleepLearning the Odyssey), where he is playing Penelope and says "Hug me... Kiss me... Love me..." which resulted in Peter waking up earlier than usual out of disgust.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Scared of cats.

!The iFruit

A later addition to the Fox household, specifically, a computer Andy bought in the middle of the daily strip's run. It had a mind of its own and was able to speak and interact with the other characters.

* BlandNameProduct
* CatchPhrase: "Welcome to iFruit. Hug me." It dropped this fairly quickly, however.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* FauxAffablyEvil: When it demands something from another character, it tends to make a passive-agressive threat (such as hinting that Jason's saved games might ''accidentally'' be deleted if he doesn't do what it wants).
* ServileSnarker: Mainly to Roger.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Jason.
* TheSixthRanger

!Denise Russo
Peter's blind girlfriend. She was introduced in a 1990 StoryArc.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She hasn't appeared at all since the early 2000s, although there was never a story arc wherein she and Peter broke up.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* DeadpanSnarker / DisabledSnarker
* DisabledLoveInterest: Is a longer-term girlfriend than most examples of this trope, although see ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.
* JustJokingJustification
* MoralityPet: To Peter
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Once lists all of Peter's negative qualities and says she never has to worry about another girl taking him.
* SatelliteCharacter: Averted. Although Peter is the one she interacts with the most, she ''has'' also interacted with other members of the Fox family, and even had a week-long arc that focused around her and Paige and ''another'' week-long arc that focused on her and Jason.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Denise is muttering and cursing until it starts to rain, to which she squeals with delight. Peter comments on their newfound closeness; "Wow, good thing you brought this umbrella."
* WhatTheHellHero: During their temporary breakup, and after Peter punched a classmate for insulting her blindness. Though in the latter case, it turns out she was outraged that he ''just'' punched him.

!Nicole
Paige's best friend with similar interests. Steve (see below) and Nicole are generally the ones to encourage Paige or Peter to do something risky or questionable, but that's a function of the way the strip is set up; it wouldn't be AnAesop if Paige were the one to suggest shoplifting and ''Nicole'' stayed on the straight-and-narrow.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* GlobalIgnorance: In one arc, Nicole was once asked to locate Iraq on a world map without country names. However, it comes to light that Nicole not only can't locate Iraq on the map, she can't even locate the United States. Eventually, Paige locates Iraq on her first try— by pointing at the only place Nicole didn't try.
* SatelliteCharacter: She pretty much existed only to interact with Paige, and rarely interacted with any other characters. A notable exception is one StoryArc where she and Paige get invited to Morton's Halloween party.

!Steve Riley
Peter's best friend. Probably had more mentions from Peter than actual dialogue.

* BigEater
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* FlatCharacter
* SatelliteCharacter: Never interacted with anyone except Peter.

!Morton Goldthwait
A freshman who has an eternal crush on Paige. Jason hero-worships him for the same reasons Paige detests him.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Paige. However, Paige treats rejecting him after he asks her out as a tradition.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Paige.
* DrillSergeantNasty: At Science Camp, which he regrets when he finds out Jason is Paige's brother, though oddly enough Jason was actually planning on setting them up as payback before he knew.
* DrunkWithPower: See the above, though given the treatment he gets at school, it's understandable.
* HollywoodNerd
* {{Jerkass}}: He is extremely arrogant and was mean to Jason at Science Camp.
* NerdGlasses: Also of the OpaqueLenses variety.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: He's about the same height as Jason.

!Marcus Jones
Jason's best friend. They share similar interests, but Marcus never really got that much in the way of character development. A lot of the tropes that apply to Jason also apply to Marcus.

* BlackBestFriend: Being a best friend of Jason's, he doubles as BlackAndNerdy.
* FlatCharacter
* OnlySaneMan: Mostly ''because'' he's a flat character, he's more likely to play StraightMan to Jason than the other way around. Granted, he's only ''rarely'' questioned Jason's ideas and antics.
* TVGenius: Tends to go along enthusiastically with any of Jason's bad ideas and often actively encourages them.

!Eileen Jacobson
Like CalvinAndHobbes' Susie Derkins, she is more likely to get the drop on Jason than the other way around.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: As good as Jason's grades are, Eileen's tend to be slightly better at times, [[ThePerfectionist and it drives him crazy]].
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first few appearances, she was portrayed as an excitable, guileless, somewhat-naive girl who drove Jason crazy ''completely by accident'', a far cry from the mischievious, snarky Eileen that more people are familiar with.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She got a non-speaking cameo in 2008 and didn't appear again until 2011. But at least she eventually returned, unlike most of this strip's secondary characters.
* DeadpanSnarker: In reaction to Jason. Some prime examples come from the arc in which Jason is upset that he ''didn't'' get a mushy Valentine's Day card from her, then spends weeks [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend trying to cover up]] anything that sounds like him liking her. In one strip, he says that he came to a realization that he was wrong after seeing the movie ''{{Titanic}}'':
-->'''Eileen''': [You realized] that you should just ignore what other people think and follow your own heart?
-->'''Jason''': No, no — we should just secretly communicate by semaphore.
-->'''Eileen''': More and more I see the wisdom in keeping our relationship hidden.
* FriendlyRivalry: With Jason, in the purely academical sense.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Subverted. She and Jason ''try'', but it becomes clear within weeks that Jason just isn't mature enough for a relationship yet. They manage to still remain friends, however.]]
** [[spoiler: ShipTease indicates that she still has a crush on him, though, even as recently as [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2011/07/07102011/ 2011]].]]
* YouthfulFreckles

!Phoebe Wu
Eileen's best friend, she meet Eileen, Jason and Marcus at Science Camp.

* AsianAndNerdy
* FlatCharacter: Granted she only had two arcs so it's understandable.
* GenreSavvy: During the second arc she figures out it's Eugene just from watching [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo TV mysteries]]: The culprit is always the secondary character who's introduced early on and then forgotten.
* SiblingYinYang: Nice and humble to Eugene's raging egotism.

!Eugene Wu
Phoebe's twin brother and an egotistical genius who makes Jason look humble by comparison. Introduced in the same arc as Pheobe.

* AsianAndNerdy
* CainAndAbel: With his sister Phoebe
* ChekhovsGunman: His role in his and his sister's second arc, and the reason why she realized he was the culprit.
* SiblingYinYang: See Phoebe's entry
* SpeakOfTheDevil: During the second arc with him and Phoebe his only appearance before TheReveal is showing up when Jason and Marcus come to the conclusion that if Phoebe's here, so is Eugene.
* SmallNameBigEgo: As mentioned above he somehow manages to top Jason in this department.
* SmugSnake
* VillainousBreakdown: After Marcus and Jason vote for Eileen and Phoebe's project over his, costing him the victory.

!Pierre

A young, suave Frenchman who regularly shows up in Paige's dreams. By all appearances, he seems to be an amalgamation of what Paige would consider to be the traits of an ideal boyfriend.

* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench
* FunetikAksent
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous French]]
* ImaginaryFriend
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: When both he and Juan Carlos try to court Paige, the dream being the result of her having trouble deciding whether to take Spanish or French when school starts.
* LoverTugOfWar
* PhraseCatcher: "Ooh, Pierre."
** This once resulted in a case of AccidentallyAccurate, when Paige was AsleepInClass and her teacher asked her to name the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre,_South_Dakota capital of South Dakota]].
* RelationshipSue: {{Invoked}} and justified, because he's a dream.
* TheRival: To Juan Carlos
* RomanceNovel: Both he and the dreams themselves seem to be parodies of this, or at least of the covers.
* RuleOfFunny: Some of the more lavish stuff he does (his massive Paige art gallery, for instance) can only be put down to this...
* RuleOfRomantic: ... Although, from Paige's perspective, it's this.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Variation: In one strip with Paige dreaming of him (in a manner similar to Rapunzel), she is monologuing with Pierre as he comes up, and was about to kiss him... only for him to uncharacteristically say "Let's go with U.S. Presidents for $400, please, Alex." Cut to Jason watching ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' while Paige was napping.
* WishFulfillment: He's basically Paige's subconscious attempting to fulfill her desire for a steady relationship as well as her less-realistic desire for the perfect suitor.

!Cartoonist
Whenever one of the characters is reading a newspaper and there is a close-up of said newspaper, it usually features a headline mentioning this guy and the latest incredible feat he has accomplished or is currently undertaking.

* TheAce
* AuthorAvatar
* ChickMagnet
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* NoNameGiven: Typically, just called "cartoonist", although one headline from the first year referred to him by name.
* ParodySue
* PerpetualSmiler
* RidiculousProcrastinator: One strip had Jason commenting that the cartoonist has to pay a fine to his bosses the next time he is late with his strips. The punchline is that he is two to three decades late (Paige: "Hey guys! Did you hear about Watergate?")

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