[[WMG: Derek Edward "Del Boy" Trotter]]
* AntiHero: Type I, with some elements of Type III
* BigBrotherMentor: To Rodney.
* [[BrainsAndBrawn Brawn]]: To Rodney's Brains.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "He who dares, wins!" and "This time next year, we'll be millionaires."
* CrookedContractor: He has been known to dabble in this when the market trading isn't going so well. In the episode "Who's A Pretty Boy Then?", after stealing the job of painting Denzil's flat from Brendan O'Shaughnessy, he then offers his services when Mike says the brewery want the pub painted. Mike says Brendan has already put in a bid of a thousand pounds. Del immediately offers a counterbid of ''two'' thousand pounds.
-->'''Mike''': Hang about, hang about. Why should I turn down an offer of 1000 and accept one of 2000?\\
'''Del Boy''': 'Cos of all the advantages it has to offer, like my unique profit-sharing scheme. The two thousand pounds would be disbursed thus: Five hundred pounds for vous, and five hundred pounds for ve.\\
'''Mike''': What, you mean I get five hundred quid?\\
'''Del Boy''': Oh, yes.\\
'''Mike''': And what about the thousand that's left over?\\
'''Del Boy''': We give that to the Irishman and let him do the job!
** Also done in the famous episode "A Touch of Glass". Del and company offer to clean some chandeliers at a wealthy lord's mansion, and most obviously don't know a thing about how to do so. Cue [[FallingChandelierOfDoom Falling Chandelier]] and hasty retreat.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Would-be yuppie Del Boy is in the habit of throwing French words into his sentences even though he doesn't know what they mean. A full list can be found [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/onlyfools/lingo/euro.shtml here]].
* GuileHero: Del occasionally demonstrated enough savvy to come out on top after a whole episode of apparent failures.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Del Boy is self-centred, boorish, uneducated, a social climber (and a totally incompetent one at that) and a petty criminal, but he does genuinely care for the people he loves and has been shown to be quite sensitive at times.
* LoveableRogue
* NeverMyFault: Del always blames poor Rodney for his mistakes.
* NiceHat: His market cap.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Creator/DavidJason from 1981 to 2003, and by James Buckley in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.
* PanickyExpectantFather: In "Three Men, a Woman, and a Baby".
* PapaWolf: Del is not afraid to protect his family from any incoming jerkasses, as shown in "No Greater Love", "May the Force Be With You", and "Little Problems".
* PromotionToParent: Del was forced to become the father-figure to Rodney, after their mother died and their father callously abandoned them.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Even after her death, it's very clear that ''everything'' Del does is because he wants to make his Mum proud.

[[WMG: Rodney Charlton Trotter]]
* AntiHero: Type I
* BigLittleBrother: To Del.
* [[BrainsAndBrawn Brains]]: To Del Boy's Brawn.
* ButtMonkey: Since Del both uses and teases him quite a lot.
* ChewToy
* DeadpanSnarker
* DoggedNiceGuy
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Rodney ''Charlton'' Trotter. At his wedding, the audience can't stop laughing at it so it ends up being omitted from Cassandra's vows. Made all the more embarrassing by the fact that, despite Rodney's insistence that his middle name was inspired by Charlton Heston, it actually came about because his mother Joannie was a fan of Charlton Athletic F.C.
* TheHeart
* HeroicBSOD: Went through a fortnight-long one after Cassandra miscarried in the second episode of the 1996 Christmas trilogy, "Modern Men", until Del helped him get over it in the third chapter, "Time On Our Hands".
* [[spoiler: IdenticalGrandson: In the 2003 OFAH Christmas special and final episode "Sleepless in Peckham", Rodney discovers through an old photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing that his biological father is not Reg Trotter, but rather gentleman thief Freddie "The Frog" Robdal.]]
* PhraseCatcher: Gets called a 'plonker' by Del when he screws up.
* StraightMan
* TokenGoodTeammate

[[WMG: Edward Kitchener "Ted / Grandad" Trotter]]
* ButtMonkey
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: When Lennard Pearce died, they decided to kill off, Granddad (off-screen, of course). Thus the first episode made after Pearce's death begins with Granddad's funeral.
* CordonBleughChef: His habit of utterly carbonizing anything he cooks leads to Del and Rodney eating out as often as possible. After Grandad dies, it turns out that Del is actually a fairly competent (if rather limited) cook, but let Grandad handle the Trotters' cooking just so that he wouldn't feel useless.
* TheDitz
* NiceHat
* NoNameGiven: Grandad's first name "Ted" was only revealed in the OFAH book series ''The Bible of Peckham'' and the pilot episode of ''RockAndChips''.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Lennard Pearce from 1981 to 1984, and by Phil Daniels in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Uncle Albert Gladstone Trotter]]
* ButtMonkey
* {{Catchphrase}}: "During the war..."
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Like Grandad, Albert was killed off after his actor Buster Merryfield died. Although Albert died during the episode, with the first scene explaining that he hadn't joined them in the Caribbean because it had turned out the great sailor didn't have a passport.
* DreadfulMusician: He certainly isn't the best pianist around, but Mike tolerates his piano playing on the grounds that it prevents people from noticing that the Nag's Head's jukebox has been broken for years.
* {{Flopsy}}: In the episode "Hole in One" he used a variant; using his parachute training to fall safely down open pub cellars.
* InflationaryDialogue: In the episode "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Uncle", he arrives at the flat with a black eye and no money. He says he's been mugged by a gang of youths, but the number increases every time he tells the story. It turns out he lost the money playing dominoes, and then got in a punch-up with his opponent Knock-Knock over Marlene's mother.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Albert's sunk every ship he ever sailed on.
* NiceHat
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Grandad. More blatant in his first few appearances, in which he was just filling the role that Grandad would have filled if not for Lennard Pearce dying, but he soon started to be portrayed as being more physically capable and less of a CloudCuckoolander than Grandad, along with his navy background playing a more important part in episodes.

[[WMG: Rachel "Raquel" Turner]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In the 1988 Christmas special "Dates", Raquel Turner was introduced as one of these. She wanted to be an actress, but could only get not-real-acting jobs like stripogram or (in her second appearance) magician's assistant. After meeting Del, she gave up this profession after a StripperCopConfusion at Albert's birthday party.
* StrawFeminist: While generally not ''too'' obnoxious about it, she does have a habit of ranting about how all men have it easy in life, and how only women ever truly suffer (though after watching her give birth, Del does kind of see where she's coming from on the second point).
* TeamMom
* WomenAreWiser: To the extent where she's the only consistently sane character from around "Rodney Come Home" onwards.

[[WMG: Cassandra Louise Parry Trotter]]
* SpoiledSweet
* UptownGirl
* WomenAreWiser: To much less of an extent than Raquel, though. She's definitely the more sensible one out of her and Rodney, but Rodney is himself generally more sensible compared to Del Boy, and Cassandra is both insanely career driven and prone to acting like a spoiled brat at times.

[[WMG: Damien Derek Trotter]]
* EnfantTerrible: Parodied Rodney is convinced that his nephew Damien (the name is not coincidental) is one of these, and acts as if he's with the Anti-Christ anytime he's in the same room as him. The boy's just a normal child, but try telling Rodney that.
** One particular scene highlights this; Damien wants to show off a conjuring trick he's learnt, and chooses Rodney to show it to. From Damien's point of view, he's just happily playing with his uncle. Rodney, however, looks as if he's being forced to participate in some kind of satanic ritual.
* MouthyKid
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* TheOtherDarrin
* TagalongKid

[[WMG: Joan Mavis "Joannie" Trotter, Sr.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Changed her hairstyle four times: the first time was in the pilot episode of ''RockAndChips'', modelled after MarilynMonroe; the second time was in the second episode "Five Gold Rings", modelled after Creator/ElizabethTaylor; and the third and fourth times were in the third episode "The Frog and the Pussycat", modelled after Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/JaneFonda.
* InformedAttractiveness: While Joannie is decent looking, the sheer amount of gushing she gets over her looks, from pretty much everybody, is somewhat disproportionate.
* RunningGag: Whenever Del wants Rodney to do something for him, he always brings up what Joannie said to Del on her death bed. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the fourth season OFAH episode "It's Only Rock and Roll" when Rodney tells Del about a row they had on whose turn it was to go and get the fish and chips, and Del claimed that Joannie said on her death bed, "Send Rodney for the fish."
* SympatheticAdulterer: Reg is neglectful, crude, abusive, and all too happy to sit at home, watch Joan bring home the bacon and then waste her meagre wages down the pub. Is it any wonder she jumps into bed with Freddie Robdal - debonair and attentive, if somewhat unreliable and immoral - the first chance she gets?
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Del considers his mother Joan as having been an example of this. [[spoiler:Subverted big-time in ''Rock and Chips'' where it's revealed that Joan was nearly as devious as her son--if a bit more kind-hearted--and not only did she have an affair which resulted in her becoming pregnant and giving birth to Rodney, she used Rodney's birth to secure the family a better home in Nelson Mandela House]].
** Even before ''Rock and Chips'', it was obvious just how oblivious Del was to what type of lady she was. Such as how Joannie was the first woman in Peckham to smoke menthol cigarettes, how she was often to be found ''in the corner of a pub with two geezers'' and of how she used to buy her school aged son alcohol in pubs.

[[WMG: Reginald "Reg" Trotter]]
* DomesticAbuse
* {{Jerkass}}
* MilesGloriosus: Del describes him as "a bit of a hard nut" with women and children, but not much bottle when it comes to other men.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Peter Woodthorpe in the 1983 OFAH Christmas special "Thicker than Water", and by Shaun Dingwall in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Colin "Trigger" Ball]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Trigger initially started as a small time criminal/trader along the same lines as the Trotters before evolving into the CloudCuckooLander he's famous for being.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDitz: Almost to the point of {{Flanderization}}.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Roger Lloyd Pack from 1981 to 2003, and by Lewis Osborne in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Denzil Tulser]]
* TheEveryman
* JiveTurkey: In his first appearance only, as it was immediately realised what a bad idea this was.
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Paul Barber from 1983 to 2005, and by Ashley Gerlach in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.

[[WMG: Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce]]
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Boycie's middle name is revealed to be Aubrey, and he says that his father always used to call him by it. For some reason, in [[Series/TheGreenGreenGrass the spin off]], it's treated as though it were his first name (although this is [[ContinuitySnarl rather inconsistant)]].
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by John Challis since 1981 to 2009, and by Stephen Lloyd in the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.
* SmugSnake
* SpinOff: ''TheGreenGreenGrass''.

[[WMG: Marlene Lane Boyce]]
* TheGhost: Marlene Boyce for the first three seasons. She was frequently mentioned by the characters, usually to wind up her husband Boycie by implying she'd [[ReallyGetsAround really got around]], but made her first appearance in Season 4, episode 5. Luckily they hadn't quite built her up to the point where no-one could play her.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied
--> "We all remember Marlene!"

[[WMG: Mike Fisher]]
* StraightMan

[[WMG: Mickey Pearce]]
* JerkAss: Not to Reg's extreme though.
* NiceHat
* SmugSnake
* SmallNameBigEgo
* WithFriendsLikeThese

[[WMG: Sid]]
* CordonBleughChef: Sid himself admits that his food is borderline inedible, and that most of his trade comes from a combination of low prices and a good location next to the Peckham market.
* IWasQuiteALooker: As claimed to have been in the 2003 OFAH Christmas special "Sleepless in Peckham" when looking at himself in the photograph of the 1960 Jolly Boys' Outing.
* OnlyOneName

[[WMG: DCI Roy "The Slag" Slater]]
* ButtMonkey: In the first and second episodes of ''Series/RockAndChips''.
* DirtyCop
* InspectorJavert: He will nick for anything you've done! In fact he will nick you for anything you '''haven't''' done and he won't let a little thing like "Innocence" get in his way!
* {{Jerkass}}
* TheOtherDarrin: Played by Jim Broadbent in "May The Force Be With You", the 1985 OFAH Christmas special "To Hull and Back", and "The Class of '62", and by [=Calum MacNab=] in the first two episodes of the ''Series/RockAndChips'' trilogy.
* SmugSnake

[[WMG: Freddie "The Frog" Robdal]]
* TheCharmer
* ExplosiveStupidity: Happened offscreen to him, when he sat on his own detonator during a post office heist.
* LondonGangster
* MeaningfulName
* SmugSnake
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