Characters: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
The characters from Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
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- Adaptational Heroism: Georgia's cynicism and Bratty Teenage Daughter tendencies are very much toned down in the movie, and she's a much more tolerant and normal girl than her book counterpart (not nearly as funny though). It's very evident in her relationship with her parents: in the film she's close to them, while in the books she's repulsed by both, especially her father.
- Anti-Role Model: Even readers in the book's age demographic have found her a complete brat (a lovable brat, but still a brat).
- Attention Whore: To a ridiculous extent and Played for Laughs. She acts like this at school and at home.
- Book Dumb: Not an excellent student, but she's quite good with foreign languages in and PE (tennis, hockey)
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: And a rather unsympathetic one, though it's all Played for Laughs.
- Break the Haughty: A few times. She has more love problems than any of the other characters.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Georgia hates school and homework (really, she only cares about appearance, makeup, dating, boys etc.) but she is actually quite bright when she's willing to put in the work.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She's hilariously silly, like pretty much everyone else in the books.
- Cool Big Sis: For all her faults, Georgia genuinely loves her little sister and the feeling is mutual.
- Deadpan Snarker: In spades. The books should be renamed "Georgia Nicolson's snarky confessions". She's the epitome of the First-Person Smartass narrator, and it's the main source of humor of the books. Sadly this trait is almost completely absent in the movie.
- Drama Queen: The typical selfish Wangsty overdramatic Bratty Teenage Daughter.
- Dude Magnet: Robbie, Masimo, Dave the Laugh, Peter Dyer, Mark "Big Gob", her cousin James, her younger neighbor Oscar, the French guy who offers her a rose during a field trip...In short, she basically attracts every guy except the ones who are already paired with her friends.
- First-Person Smartass: Georgia as the narrator.
- Friend with Benefits: With Dave, but kiss only. While she's still interested in/dating Robbie and/or Masimo.
- Fun with Foreign Languages: Georgia speaks almost-fluent French, and she takes German.
- Gratuitous French: And, less frequently, Gratuitous German. She just loves to have Fun with Foreign Languages.
- High School Hustler: She is a rare female example, with her schemes at school and rebellious attitude towards teachers and authority figures.
- Hollywood Dateless: Played straight in the first two books, then it kinda becomes the parody of this trope, with Georgia still complaining about her love life, despite having plenty of boys and love interests.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Just like all her friends, she spends much time lusting after cute boys.
- Hypocritical Humor: Again, all the time. When Georgia is annoyed by someone else's flaws, she is often guilty of the same things too. She seems aware of it though, and even makes jokes about it.
- It's All About Me: Georgia seems to care about three things: herself, her looks and cute boys.
- Jerkass: She's very rude and mean in general, and her treatment of her parents and Jas (her best friend) can be downright cruel at tims.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be nice when she wants to be. As Jerkass-ish as she can get, Georgia's Pet the Dog moments make you realize that she really is an okay girl.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Despite her attitude and shallowness, she's really not than bad. Even if she usually looks down on her unpopular schoolmate Pamela Green, Georgia defends her from the bullies Bummer Twins, and when they are finally expelled, it is because she (along with her friends) told the school authorities that they were the shoplifters instead of P. Green who they had initially framed.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Often she acts this way when around a boy. See her interactions with Robbie.
- Malaproper: Georgia has... her own unique approach with the English language.
- Never My Fault: "Why does the finger of shame always point towards me?"
- The Nicknamer: She gives nicknames to almost everyone.
- No Sympathy: For most people around her. Occasionaly she gets Pet the Dog moments.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She may act like a shallow, silly Cloudcuckoolander and sometimes she makes a fool of herself, but she's obviously not stupid.
- Oblivious to Love: Georgia is oblivious to Dave's feelings for her, dismissing them as just him being a nice friend.
- The Prankster: She's the queen of childish pranks. Just ask her teachers.
- Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: Robbie and Masimo. She is not content with a normal boy. No, she must have the lead singer of the hottest local band.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Depending on the situations and Rule of Funny. At times she acts ridiculously overconfident, other times she goes into a state of self-deprecating humor.
- The Snark Knight: She has an insult or a sarcastic remark for almost everyone (sometimes even herself) and everything in any situation.
- Tsundere: Type A, surprisingly not to her boyfriends, but to her friend Jas (in a strange kind of Vitriolic Best Buds and Les Yay way).
- Unreliable Narrator: The book is entirely from Georgia's point of view, so a lot of things she says are rather... questionable.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Very much so. She's loved by fans for being humorous, sarcastic, lovable and entertaining. She also happens to be vain, selfish, shallow, idiotic, whiny, petty, and rude.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jas. They insult each other a lot and fight in almost every book...they are still best friends.
- Adorkable: Yes, she's annoying (especially if you ask Georgia), but has her endearing moments. She and Tom are an incredibly dorky couple.
- Beta Couple: Jas and Tom are a stable couple for most of the series, in contrast to Georgia's endless love triangles.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She likes to thinks of herself as a reasonable "good girl", but she's actually very bitchy, judgmental and hypocritical.
- Bumbling Sidekick: To Georgia, very much so (well, from Georgia's perspective. Sometimes they are portrayed as equally bumbling).
- Brutal Honesty: Sometimes she annoys Georgia with this.
- Butt Monkey: Despite being her best friend, she gets much abuse from Georgia, although some of it is quite justified as she can be very annoying.
- Cannot Keep a Secret: She's "Radio Jas", after all.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Depending on the situation, she can be just as quirky as Georgia.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Occasionally, she tries to be the mature voice of reason for Georgia (much to the latter's dismay), even though Jas has plenty of Cloudcuckoolander moments of her own.
- Deuteragonist: She's the one who gets more focus and development, after the title character.
- The Ditz: She definitely has her moments of ditziness, and she's often prone to Comically Missing the Point when she's talking with Georgia.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Pollyanna.
- Innocently Insensitive: Due to her bluntness and ditziness, she tends to be unintentionally insensitive to Georgia's feelings and problems.
- It's All About Me: Whether she realises it or not.
- The Lancer: As Georgia's foil and sidekick.
- Literal-Minded: Very often when she doesn't understand Georgia's speeches.
- Nature Lover: Along with her boyfriend Tom, they often go into the woods together, which Georgia finds ridiculous.
- Only One Name: Her last name is never revealed.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Tom. They even give secret nicknames to each other.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Tom is the only guy she has ever been interested in.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Georgia. They insult each other a lot and fight in almost every book...they are still best friends.
- Beta Couple: With Sven. They are a stable couple for most of the series, in contrast to Georgia's endless love triangles.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Easily one of the nuttiest characters in the books (which is really saying something), along with her boyfriend Sven.
- Deadpan Snarker: Though Rosie is not as snarky as Georgia, they have a similar sense of humor.
- Fun Personified: This girl is Crazy Awesome, full stop. She shares this with both Georgia and her boyfriend Sven.
- Genki Girl: Possibly. She's well known for being bubbly, funny and a bit crazy.
- The Ditherer: She's also known as the "Dither Queen".
- The Ditz: She was flanderized into this, after being paired with Dave (obviously as a Romantic False Lead).
- Love Makes You Dumb: She seemed quite normal until she took an interest in Dave the Laugh.
- Nervous Wreck: Especially when she's talking to or about Dave.
- Pair the Spares: At the end of Book 2 when Georgia and Robbie (the Official Couple at the moment) get back together, she hooks up with Dave (Georgia's ex), for no reason other than this trope. Eventually subverted since Dave was such an Ensemble Darkhorse that he ends up being Georgia's true love.
- Token Minority: In the movie she's played by an Indian girl.
- Beta Couple: With Rollo, from book 3 onwards (though they aren't that stable).
- Flat Character: Basically, though she's still in every book as one of Georgia's best friends. Notably though, she's the only one of Georgia's friends who doesn't appear in the film.
- The Generic Girl: Out of Georgia's friends, she's the one who gets the least focus and defining characteristics (along with that other girl Mabs). Her character is not even referred to in the movie.
- Those Two Girls: With Mabs.
- The Bus Came Back: He goes to New Zealand for a year, but comes back to England in later books.
- Chick Magnet: The lead singer of a local band, with plenty of fangirls.
- Hot Guys Are Bastards: Subverted. Georgia thought this at first, but was proved wrong.
- In-Series Nickname: Sex God, the Guitar Plucker.
- Mr. Fanservice: In the movie.
- Nice Guy: Both books and movie. One of the few friendly, levelheaded characters in the series.
- Only Sane Man: At least, one of the closest characters to this.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Georgia's Energetic Girl.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Not as tall as Sven, obviously, but Georgia describes him as such and falls for him at first sight. Also played straight in the movie where he's portrayed by Aaron Johnson.
Dave the Laugh
- Class Clown: At some point, he even literally wears a red clown nose.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Not to the extreme, compared to other characters, but his random humor is one of the things Georgia likes about him.
- Demoted to Extra: In the movie, where he is just a Romantic False Lead.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Even after she dumps him, Dave remains a loyal friend (with benefits...) to Georgia, but it's obvious he still has feelings for her and they actually get together at the end.
- Friends with Benefits: With Georgia, and all their "accidental snogs".
- Fun Personified: Hence his nickname.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: He admits to Georgia that he is this, when he becomes her "Horn advisor".
- In-Series Nickname: The "Laugh".
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: To Georgia. While he's still in love with her but believes she doesn't feel the same, Dave is always sweet and loyal to her and even helps Georgia with her love life and Masimo.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a prankster and is full of himself (especially with his skills with girls), but he genuinely cares about Georgia.
- Likes Older Women: He apparently fancies Georgia's mum.
- Only One Name: His last name is never revealed.
- Romantic Runner-Up: But in the end he gets the girl.
- Second Love: Sort of. Not considering Georgia's first two "boyfriends" Peter Dyer and Mark "Big Gob" (she was never serious about them), Georgia's real first love is Robbie, and Dave can be considered the second (though Dave was initially just a Red Herring and Romantic False Lead, but he ends up being one of the most important men in her life).
- Spear Counterpart: He's basically a male Georgia.
- Third-Option Love Interest: Throughout most of the novel when Georgia is chasing after either Robbie or Masimo, but snogging him on the side.
- Your Cheating Heart: His "accidental snogging" with Georgia when he's dating other girls.
- Will They or Won't They?: When Dave starts to be featured more prominently in the series, we start to realise that he and Georgia may or may not be the Official Couple.
- Chick Magnet: Like Robbie, he seems to have a lot of girls gawking at him.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: A bit. Who gets the hump over their girlfriend doing the twist with a matey-mate?
- In-Series Nickname: "Luuurve God" and "Italian Stallion"
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Robbie. He replaces him as the singer of Stiff Dylans, as well as Georgia's Love Interest.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Again, like Robbie.
- Beta Couple: With Jas, for most of the series.
- Nature Lover: Along with his girfriend. They both love nature.
- Nice Guy: He appears to be one, despite being nothing more than a Satellite Love Interest.
- Only Sane Man: Again, when he's actually involved (and not just mentioned by Jas) he seems more normal than most characters... However, he's kind of a nature freak, and his Sickeningly Sweethearts relationship with Jas downplays this trope. And his girlfriend is a major Cloudcuckoolander.
- Satellite Love Interest: Has no purpose in the story other than being Jas's boyfriend.
- Beta Couple: With Rosie, for most of the series.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Is he ever. He obviously gets along with Rosie, who is incredibly kooky herself.
- Funny Foreigner: He's probably from Sweden, and very insane and eccentric.
- Fun Personified: One of the funniest characters, due to all the crazy things he says or does.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Rosie is not that short, but Sven is a giant.
- Non-Specifically Foreign: Not even Rosie is quite sure where he is from.
- Satellite Love Interest: To Rosie.
Mark "Big Gob"
- Jerkass: He's a delinquent, and probably the worst of Georgia's boyfriends. He treated her quite poorly.
Peter Dyer "Whelk Boy"
- Pair the Spares: Movie only, with Rosie.
- Beta Couple: With Jools, book 3 onwards.
Mr. Bob Nicolson a.k.a. Vati
- Adults Are Useless: To be fair, pretty much everyone in this series is useless.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Georgia hates him, and is disgusted and embarrassed by everything related to her father.
- Bumbling Dad: He's terrible at home maintenance, doesn't know how to act around his Bratty Teenage Daughter and his behaviour is often ridiculous. According to Georgia, he's useless and incompetent at pretty much everything.
- Butt Monkey: Sometimes, as a result of Georgia's antics.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He gets angry at Georgia more often than his wife. But at the same time, can you really blame him?
- In-Series Nickname: Since the first book Georgia decides to call him "Vati", which is short for "Vater" ("father" in German).
- No Sense of Humor: According to Georgia, at least. Then again, she expects him to laugh at her insults to him, so this is arguable.
- Parental Obliviousness: He and his wife don't know much about Georgia's life. Adults Are Useless, after all.
Mrs. Connie Nicolson a.k.a. Mutti
- Adults Are Useless: Much like her husband and... pretty much everyone else (and not just the adults).
- Age-Inappropriate Dress: Georgia's mutti dresses like a teenage prostitute.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Not as much as Vati, but she's still prone to embarrass Georgia a lot. Played straight also in the movie.
- Extreme Doormat: She's the most permissive parent compared to her husband, and it's the reason why Georgia tolerates her (at times) more than she tolerates her father.
- Good Parents: Georgia doesn't think much of her mother (but then again, this is Georgia's attitude towards pretty much everyone), but there are a few bonding moments between the two, and "Mutti" clearly loves her daughter.
- In-Series Nickname: Since the first book Georgia decides to call her "Mutti" which is short for "Mutter" ("mother" in German).
- Parental Obliviousness: She usually doesn't know much about Georgia's life. Except for the rare times they talk (when Georgia is not snarking her, insulting her or being bratty).
- Pushover Parents: She usually let Georgia get away with everything.
- Stacy's Mom: There's a lot of Gag Boobs when Georgia's mom is mentioned, and Dave the Laugh finds her attractive.
Liberty "Libby" Nicolson
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Zig-Zagged. In spite of what a pain she can be at times, Georgia is quite fond of her.
- Baby Talk: She speaks only in toddler-gibberish.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Though more innocent than most examples, since she's only 3 and a Cloudcuckoolander.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Her behaviour is downright weird even for a 3-year-old child. She should be about 5 by the end of the series, but she didn't change much.
- Creepy Child: Sort of. Her character was all about Toilet Humour and Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She loves to sleep in Georgia's bed, always along with all her stuffed animals and Barbies.
- Morality Pet: For Georgia. Even at her most selfish, Georgia always treats her little sister with kindness and love.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: She's prone to violence, and tortures little boys at her nursery school.
- Cats Are Mean: A big, wild, insane and violent cat. He intimidates dogs, among other things.
- Cool Cat: According to Georgia. Her parents and especially the neighbors definitely disagree.
- Morality Pet: A literal example to Georgia, because she likes Angus and cares about her cat.
- Team Pet: To Georgia's family, also (from book 4 onwards) along with his son Gordy.
- Bald of Awesome: "bald as a coot" according to Georgia, who clearly doesn't think he's awesome.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: Well known for his terrible jokes and sense of humor.
- Cloudcuckoolander: The craziest member in Georgia's family, which is really saying something.
- Cool Uncle: Subverted. He likes to think of himself as one, but Georgia can't stand him.
- Kissing Cousins: Tries this to Georgia, much to her dismay. He unsubtly hits on her, and even attempts to grope her while staying the night at her house.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Invoked at least once (with other teacher Herr Kamyer).
- Hot Teacher: All his students, and apparently some teachers, find him gorgeous.
Ms. "Hawkeye" Heaton
- Death Glare: Usually towards Georgia and her friends.
- Hero Antagonist: To Georgia and all her shenanigans.
- Stern Teacher: She comes off as this, though Georgia sees her as a Sadist Teacher.
- Butt Monkey: One of Georgia's favorite targets, among the teachers. He seems oblivious to it though.
- Funny Foreigner: As Georgia says "He has the double comedic value of being both German and the only male teacher in an all girls school."
- Butch Lesbian: Initially the lesbian part was just an Informed Attribute, then it becomes sort of a Running Gag.
- Sadist Teacher: One of her nicknames is "Adolfa". Georgia even mentions she has a moustache.
- Butt Monkey: Obviously thanks to Georgia and her friends's antics.
Ms. "Slim" Simpson
- Dean Bitterman: The stern headmistress of Georgia's school.
- Fat Bastard: She is fat! She is more stern than bastard, however.
- Ironic Nickname: "Slim" obviously, because she's extremely overweight.
- Large and in Charge: "our large and glorious leader", as once Georgia said.
- Sour Prudes: When she summon Georgia because she kissed Masimo (the seconde time inside the girls'school , but the first time, it was outside the school).
Mr. "Elvis" Attwood
- Butt Monkey: Georgia loves to mess with him.
- Grumpy Old Man: He's cranky and unpleasant, though he has a good reason to dislike Georgia and her friends.
- Academic Alpha Bitch: In the books. She's made prefect and later Head Girl at school, and she uses her power to torment Georgia.
- Academic Athlete: Other than being smart, the Head Girl and kind of a Teacher's Pet, she also plays tennis and hockey, and she's apparently good at them (second only to Georgia, obviously).
- Alpha Bitch: Played straight in the movie. In the books it's either her or Georgia herself, depending on your view (though both of them have shades of this, Georgia has her redeeming qualities, while Lindsay is just an antagonist).
- Blondes Are Evil: She's a total bitch and has blonde hair.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Especially when it comes to Robbie, to Green-Eyed Monster levels.
- Deadpan Snarker: She mainly makes snide remarks towards Georgia.
- Fake Boobs: As Georgia discovers in the first book.
- The Rival: Georgia's rival for the affections of Robbie and Masimo.
- Romantic False Lead: This. Lindsay was pretty much there to be Georgia's romantic rival. Georgia likes Robbie, but he's dating Lindsay. Georgia likes Masimo, but he's dating Lindsay. Obviously both guys end up dumping Lindsay and becoming Georgia's serious love interests, But it's eventually subverted since Georgia chooses Dave at the end, her Third-Option Love Interest.
- Yandere: A borderline example. After Robbie breaks up with her, Lindsay intentionally hurts Georgia during a hockey game, and injures Georgia's ankle.
"Nauseating" Pamela (P.) Green
- Butt Monkey: An unpopular, nerdy girl who is often picked on.
- Stalker Without a Crush: To Georgia, after the latter saves her from the Bummer twins.
The Bummer Twins (Jackie Mathews and Alison Peters)
- Gang of Bullies: Well, not exactly gang, they are only a duo.
- Laser-Guided Karma: When they frame other two students for shoplifting, Georgia decides to tell Slim the truth and the Bummers are immediately suspended. After that book, they are not even mentioned again.
- Single-Minded Twins: In the movie version. In the book, they're not twins at all (or sisters, for that matter), it's just Georgia's nickname for them.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Those two bad girls, actually.