The main star who reviews girly awfulness from our childhoods. Very snarky, owns pigtails that defy gravity and has quite a few issues.
Abusive Parents As People: Her uncle was sexually abusive, her mother was the judging kind and lines have suggested she has a bit of an Electra Complex with her distant father, but she had a nice aunt and other uncle, the Bratty Teenage Daughter flashbacks involve a lot of her being the one to yell, and things aren't so bad that she can't ask them for money when she needs anything.
Adorkable: Occasionally, like when she's dancing badly or is actually able to let the fangirl in her appear.
Alter Ego Acting: The Chick's name is Lindsay but she's a fictional character separate from Lindsay Ellis herself.
When Dr. Tease and Dr. Block corner her in the "Sexual Awakening" sketch about her hate of being called nerdy, she has to ask whether she's in-character or not.
All Women Love Shoes: Yes, even ladettes like her. In the Moulin Rouge! commentary, Lindsay talks about how wearing high heeled boots for the long shooting of the first year brawl turned out to be a bad idea.
Ambiguous Disorder: Having no clue how to cope with emotions, difficulty with detecting sarcasm and freaky knowledge of the worst in history, it would surprise nobody if she had some form of autism.
Ambiguous Innocence: After Chick in the present expresses concern that "Baby Tumble Surprise" would teach older siblings that their new baby brother or sister could do the same, we cut to her as a thirteen year old playing with the doll on the stairs, giving the impression she would have done it with a real baby.
And I Must Scream: Played for nightmarish laughs when she goes crazy in the "Top Ten Disturbing And Inescapable Christmas Songs", with her face contorting into a skull and screaming silently in agony.
At Least I Admit It: When What Women Want shows off a Sassy Black Woman who isn't meant to be racist but is, she says that while she's a bigot who likes stereotyping people, even she knows that scene was bad.
The Baroness: If a slightly more three-dimensional, pathetic, little-girl-like version of the trope.
Beautiful All Along: Parodied and subverted. She starts out with a prim, buttoned white shirt, the usual pigtails and her glasses. Then Madonna starts playing, she loses the shirt, takes off the glasses and shakes out her hair. But then she puts on a weird top, does her hair in a side-ponytail and puts the glasses back on, making her look ridiculously 80s-ish.
Bi the Way: She flirts right back with Dr. Tease in the "Sexual Awakening" video and asks if she wants to amend her addiction to sexy men. The "want to amend that?" in regards to her love of men like Will Smith is implied to comes from, other places from her end.
Butt Monkey: "Thanks For The Feedback!" does this to her, pushing her much more pathetic qualities to the forefront. She's still not as bad as the Critic - but then, who is?
In Spooning With Spoony, she's basically forgotten about and asked if she's still there.
The Todd-stalking storyline mostly involves her making a complete idiot out of herself. Sometimes, he can't even remember her name. Elisa confirms this on formspring, that there's no real "reason" for it except to highlight the Chick's pathetic characterization.
Calling the Old Man Out: Done in a passive aggressive way. Rather than the distant alcoholic her father was, she makes gushily clear that she wanted Mufasa to be her daddy instead.
She also used to be more like Lindsay's feminism, calling out Double Standards towards both genders and such. Now though, while she still makes good points when needed, most of the time she's an intentional Straw Feminist; hypocritical, believing in Real Women Never Wear Dresses and acting like an abusive misandrist.
Character Tics: When she's trying to find the right words to say, she talks with her hands a lot more. Especially when she's angry.
Clark Kenting: When she appears in crossovers, the other reviewers are completely unable to recognise her if she's not playing the Nostalgia Chick role - particularly odd because unlike, say, The Nostalgia Critic or Linkara, she doesn't have a consistent outfit. In a Cameo in Linkara's Daredevil #306 review, she revealed that her "Secret Identity" was really the Chick by...changing her hairstyle. Linkara was so shocked by the revelation that he was reduced to Angrish.
Angry Joe spent a while describing her as "the main event" of his mission to chat up all the women of TGWTG, but when she answered the door looking like she'd just rolled out of bed, he didn't realise it was her. She goes back inside for a moment to smarten herself up, and he's back to going ga-ga over her.
Close To Home: She wanted to change Todd's mind about their "relationship", admits she herself needs fixing and couldn't take being Not So Different to the Critic for a long time, so she gets antsy when movie girls try to fix their beloved.
Closet Fangirl: Deep down, she's a nerdy fangirl who loves geeky things, but she likes to believe she's grown out of childish pursuits like comics, cartoons, fanfiction and excitement to be a serious, intellectual academic. However, she's really just suppressing the squeeing fangirl within, and it keeps escaping.
Comically Missing the Point: When Normal Nella tells her to run away because she can't hold Dark Nella back, she's more worried about being told she was nerdy. When Linkara tells her Minnesota is burning, she's more concerned about the big ball of twine getting destroyed.
Concussions Get You High: After being knocked out by Kyle's guitar in the Brawl, she's making the "call me" signal to the Critic before going back to her usual nonchalant self.
While ranting about the sequel, a shot of shirtless Shang from Mulan makes her completely forget what the first film was about.
Does Not Like Men: Another case of the character being a hypocrite. She calls out movies and pop music for treating guys badly, but she's a Bastard Girlfriend to the usual guys in her life and it's been established that she hates the gender because Todd keeps rejecting her. There areotherreasons, but that's the most extreme. (And again, the real Lindsay is nothing like this.)
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: The next episode after the major breakdown in SWS was "Top 11 Embarrassing Nostalgic Dance Crazes" where manic grins and Nella abuse abounded. A long time later, in the Moulin Rouge! review, she flinches when they spend a second at Spoony's place.
In X-Men, the episode after Nella dies, she suddenly loses her near-to-tears tone of voice when Dr. Tease arrives.
The Dreaded: To Todd, for obvious reasons. "Watch out boy, she'll chew you up..."
Dude, She's Like in a Coma: Giggling while stroking the Critic's neck after she chloroformed him didn't exactly disinvite ideas. It's even implied that she's done this quite a few times, or at least enough for him to know right away it was her when he sees the rag.
In "Rejected Spooning With Spoony Ideas", she puts her hand down a sleeping Todd's pants and humps him before everyone breaks character to laugh.
When Todd's on top of her when they're under the Christmas tree, he looks suspiciously unconscious.
Dude, Where's My Respect?: She's slogged through the entirety of Disney sequels and makes damn sure to let us know of the suffering she went through.
Emotionless Girl: To look over Daria, she turns her repression Up to Eleven, dials the insanity down, dresses like the character and keeps her voice monotoned even though it's probably the highest quality thing she's reviewed.
Emotionally Repressed Girl: Whenever she does get rarely get upset (about her issues, not movies being dumb - that rage stays for a while), it doesn't last. Her sociopathy also justifies this.
Chick: It's like all the awesomeness of the messiah with none of that martyr crap!
Evil Counterpart: To the Nostalgia Critic. They're both extremely disturbed individuals with similar tastes, professions, huge egos, who have suffered abusive pasts and have and tendency to mistreat their friends. However, the Critic can empathise and show genuine compassion to other people, shown by his attempts to cheer up the Ghost of Christmas Future and obsessive drive to save Ma-Ti. In contrast the Chick gleefully abuses her friends, never apoligises for her behaviour and only does anything for the greater good when it's in her own self interest. And when someone's bad enough to make the Critic look good by comparison, they've got problems.
Evil Laugh: She has one in the Les MisÚrables review and again in the "Top Ten Disney Sequels", when Tinkerbell looks dead.
Eureka Moment: She thinks she has one at the end of Top Ten Songs About Sex, rushing over to Todd's house to tell him the whole reason why he's driving her crazy is just because he plays music. Not the case, she's going through an early mid-life crisis.
Played straighter in The Little Mermaid, when the intervention makes her realize what Ariel is:
Chick: This is the worst intervention ever. It's dominated by fangirls! -gasp- Just like Ariel! She is the most egregious type of fangirl!
Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Pay attention in the Dark Nella Saga and you'll notice there are a lot of shots where she goes extra heavy on the eyeliner. A subtle note that she's been solidified as a Villain Protagonist by this point.
Femininity Failure: As Lindsay lampshades in a behind the scenes video, she used to overload on the make-up before the Chick became a defined character, but now does it very minimally to show how only-very-slightly-girly the Chick is.
Fetish: Robots, aliens (especially blue ones) and anything she can make do whatever she wants.
Parodied after being away for a few months: Chick has a big belly (really a stuffed shirt), has spent all her time drinking beer/eating cheetos and looks like she's just crawled out of hibernation.
Freudian Excuse: Inverted. While emotional and sexual abuse, bullying in high school and feeling lonely at home are good explanations for why she is the way she is, she shows flashbacks of her being a smackable, bratty Emo Teen in equal amounts to the Dark and Troubled Past stuff.
Her growing up in the south is hinted to be the cause of her racism and ability to find horrible things like abuse hilarious.
Frickin' Laser Beams: She shoots lasers out of her eyes and gleefully hurts Nella's shoulder at the end of the video on Dance Crazes. This useful ability has never come up again.
Functional Addict: A beer bottle is probably her most loved accessory, but she's so immune to alcohol by now that she never gets drunk. Except when it's funny.
Funny Character, Boring Actor: Inverted. It's not so much that the Chick isn't really funny, but Lindsay is a lot happier and gigglier out of character.
When Andrew Dickman (the title card artist) left to pursue other projects and another guy was brought in, he drew her as smaller and more realistic, giving us some Reality SubtextCharacter Development as it makes her ego look slightly less inflated.
Hidden Depths: She owns happy pills to get her at least up to perky levels.
From the Hocus Pocus review, a cat she had got run over and she's still not over it.
She's a history and mythology geek who mostly loves the darker stuff. She'd (the character that is, not Lindsay) probably would have been better suited to a major in that rather than the "useless degree in film".
The NChick shorts show she has a great love for surreal, early era animation.
Hikikomori: The only reason Nella encourages her to go out on the date is to get her out of the house for an hour or so. (That, and because "people are starting to talk" about Nella and her.)
Also done intentionally in Grease. She complains about the Be a Whore to Get Your Man ending, while forcing Nella to get a makeover to "make her desirable".
She has dislike of movies where the character(s) learn nothing. Even after the Dark Nella saga, she's too oblivious to even know there was a lesson in treating your friends nicer.
She's left-wing with a strong dislike of conservative politicians and values, but the joke is that she's actually a racist misanthrope who has problems with both genders.
I Can Change My Beloved: Given a dark deconstruction. She's desperate for a project, but it's less making a better person and more making a guy she can control. She's willing to do whatever it takes to Todd so he'd finally decide to be interested in her and has drunkenly admitted to needing fixing herself.
I Can't Dance: Lindsay can, but the Chick dancing is adorably goofy.
Iconic Item: Used to be her bowtie, but now her Girlish Pigtails. When Lindsay's doing her vlogs or just wants to be out of character (either truly or just the Chick outside of doing reviews... Alter Ego Acting is complicated), she'll have her hair down or tied up in a different way.
At the end of the Transformers review. Just a little bit "bad touch" there, Chick.
She looks even more delighted when she has Todd taped to a chair in her apartment.
Inferiority Superiority Complex: She's a neurotic mess who treats Nella and everyone else badly to boost her own damaged self-esteem and to make herself feel better.
I Need a Freaking Drink: She's fully admitted to being an alcoholic and goes straight for the sweet relief after managing to watch the entirety of "The Christmas Shoes".
Ineffectual Loner: From both a meta and in-universe perspective. She might hate people and dread going outside, but she's desperately lonely and always gets more new character traits when interacting with someone.
Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: While manipulative, able to slip out of trouble easier and a much more credible threat than the Critic, she's just as pitiful, childish and likable.
Even when Nella is fighting off possession for her, all she can think about is the insult of being called nerdy.
In The Craft, the movie has "Protect you from harm against others and harm against yourself" to bind the crazycakes witch. Her version of it is "Protect you from harm against others and harm against myself."
I Reject Your Reality: The ending message of the My Little Pony review is it's more fun to live in your own fantasies and ignore the real world. But while that was just treated as harmless fun, it gets a bit darker when she's determined to make Todd love her.
There's also a difference between the Chick and Lindsay on the topic of film school. Lindsay did wonderfully, needed donation money for her project and quit when she did her documentary because she learned all she needed to. Chick, on the other hand, knows about screenwriting but went to Extortion University for a "useless degree in film" and needed donation money to help her spy on Nella.
Karma Houdini: On one hand, she's miserable, lonely and pathetic. On the other, she has a wonderful knack for worming her way out of trouble.
Kawaiiko: She tried to invoke this for the longest time. What's interesting though is that the character just couldn't pull it off. The girly smile was too wide, her Girlish Pigtails were too messy, hair decs seemed to induce insanity and the The Lad-ette just couldn't stop shining through.
According to her Grease review, she made the Sarah Palin wig by stealing hair from a hobo. We can only hope it wasn't Chester.
She slaps her Sex Bot around unnecessarily in the "Playing God" video.
She manages a few seconds of shock when learning Chicago got destroyed (i.e Critic's dead) before going back to normal and claiming she never liked the city anyway.
Happily making Nella do her dishes when Nella had just speechified how she was going to treat her friends with more respect.
Her trying not to laugh when Todd is crying and having a The One That Got Away breakdown. Out-of-verse, it's Lindsay giggling at her boy's acting, in-verse it makes the Chick look even more like a sociopath.
In the early days, she was a condescending Insufferable Genius. Later on, she became more like this; an obsessive, still condescending know-it-all, but totally oblivious and it's been hinted that she's not as smart as she thinks she is.
In a stealth Take That, she gets her definition of MacGuffin from George Lucas, the bastion of credibility and dignity. She also has the same degree as him.
Showcased in the X-Men review. First the Chick as we know her tells Dr. Tease that she knows everything, but on Truth Serum she admits to the show confusing her "stupid kid mind" a lot.
Lovable Coward: Chick, honey, just ignore the red-eyed pony demon if she freaks you out that much.
Lovable Sex Maniac: You could look at one of those brain pictures and most of hers would be dedicated to sex. Even the darker side - rape, stalking, attempted murder and so on - is played for laughs.
Love Is a Weakness: In The Last Unicorn, she calls it one of the major downfalls of being human. (Odd how this characterization sprang up a couple of episodes after she let her guard down with the Critic...)
Love Makes You Crazy: While she usually just takes what she wants with fighting and chloroform (just ask the Critic), with Todd she's mostly a fawning fangirl who can't take a hint.
Love Makes You Evil: She wasn't particularly a good person to begin with, but Todd ignoring her has made her morals slip hard along with her sanity.
Loving a Shadow: It's been established twice that what she feels for Todd either isn't real or at least isn't love, yet she's willing to tape him to a chair to get him to stay. After the It's Not You, It's Me "break-up" in To Boldly Flee, she hasn't even thought about him, missing Critic instead.
Made of Iron: Getting her head exploded doesn't kill her, it just induces unconsciousness and a need for happy pills.
The Mad Hatter: She might want to deny fangirling or basic human emotions, but she's gleefully open about wanting to cause pain to people.
Madonna-Whore Complex: Gender-flipped. Todd in the Shadows is the man she worships to insane degrees, ignoring all his flaws and thinking he'll fix her. The Nostalgia Critic is the guy who jacks off a stick of butter, sings about the virtues of sluttiness and who she has a comfortable history with but shares her damage.
Make an Example of Them: She says if she'd been the Evil Queen in Snow White, she would have nailed the huntsman to the wall as punishment and as a lesson to the other minions.
Mama Bear: She still has no respect for children, but she'll be on their side if the adults in their lives are bad enough. She's fully in the trope for animals, however.
Manipulative Bitch: She shows some most excellent qualities of this, especially in Kickassia. It didn't quite work out, but she never got punished and even got her favorite game as a present from Santa Christ.
Ms. Fanservice/Reluctant Fanservice Girl: It all depends on if she likes her body on that particular occurrence or not. If she's in a good place, then she's more than happy to dress up in a corset or show off her vamp side. If not, then she'll only do it because she feels like it's expected of her.
Mummies at the Dinner Table: No matter how bad Todd can get towards Lupa, at least he wouldn't be okay with making love to her dead body if there was no other option.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She brushes Dark Nella off with "she has to put her money where her mouth is" when it comes to evil deeds. Various cities, along with Spoony, Linkara and Critic, pay the price.
Noble Bigot: Not in the usual meaning of the word "noble", but best showcased the review of Wild Wild West. Lindsay needs to make feminist and anti-racism points while the Chick needs to remain her terribly racist and sexist self, so the two viewpoints will be meshed to create the trope.
With the Critic (who is just as bad), especially in the Moulin Rouge! review where she gets excited about how he's enjoying a scene against his will. A sweeter version happens in To Boldly Flee, when she realizes that he's seriously depressed and stays close to him when they're waiting for everyone to arrive.
In a less consenty fashion, a lot of From Justin To Kelly is her hanging onto Todd while he looks like he wants to die.
Not Good with People: She really sucks when it comes to humans, but she does genuinely seem to love her puppy (even though she's pathetic enough to call her a name that means "minion") and needed therapy when a cat she had got run over.
She likes to believe she's a serious intellectual and superior to squeeing fans, but deep down she's a nerdy fangirl, and it often slips out.
It doesn't take long for the gayness of He-Man to break her condescending "progressiveness" down.
In Mulan: "Oh no, this musical number... it's just so hard not to sing along with... LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS."
In Grease: We could go into how counter-intuitive this ending is and how it adds nothing to the story... but this song is... just so... catchy! I GOT CHILLS!" Followed by a sing-a-long and then an Oh Crap.
Despite all her cynicism and bitchery during the review of The Last Unicorn, she still wants to find the animal.
When "baby Christian Bale" shows his face in Newsies, she acts like the fangirls who she holds so much disdain for.
Chick: [looking guilty] I'm sure that's maybe part of it.
In The Fifth Element, she does spreading-arms move Leeloo and the singer do before looking around embarrassed.
A much nicer one occurred at the start of the Enchanted Christmas review. After spending an episode kvetching over Disney Princesses, she admits gushily that she loves the hell out of Beauty and the Beast and that it's one of her favorite movies ever.
The crowning example happened at the end of The Little Mermaid, where after spending an episode hating on it, she can't resist singing along to "Part Of Your World".
In the X-Men review, with the help of Dr. Tease, she fangirls the show hard even though she "grew out of that years ago".
Yes Chick, you're totally mature and not interested in Disneyworld. Oh wait...◊
While they clearly deal with things in separate ways, she shares a lot of similarities with the Critic. While hating this fact when he was alive, she seems to have made peace with it in Matilda.
Due to their similar Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick humor and some of the more... icky aspects she's revealed of her personal life, there's a few similarities to Ask That Guy too.
Elisa said on formspring that Dr. Tease wants to take the Chick down on the road of evil science because she sees herself in her.
With Dark Nella. The trailer openly said it was a battle between evil and slightly less evil, Lindsay promised the saga would be a reversal with Nella beating on Chick instead (even though Chick carried on being awful afterwards), and the Sex Bot refused to help her because he "had a new dark mistress now".
"Spooning With Spoony". It was the first time where her issues came up and she's never been that emotionally open ever again.
The first time Dark Nella put her in the fridge was the only moment in the saga where she was actually scared. But by the next review (which likely took place only an hour or so later), she's just confused.
After Critic gives her his heartfelt Secret Test of Character speech in the Bratz review, her voice is quivering when she tries to save face and ask if she can punch him.
When she calls the Critic in the Roland Emmerich two-parter but finds he's dead and the city's been destroyed, there's a brief but visible look of horror on her face before she Kicks The Dog.
Opinion Flipflop: She tries to get out of doing a crossover with The Rap Critic on Will Smith's music career by changing her mind and telling him she was going to look at Will's romantic comedies. Turns out Rap Critic has knowledge of those too.
Moment Killer: When Mulan picks up the doll when the village is decimated, she does her rapey thrusty thing with 70s porn music.
Narcissist: Self-obsessed, wants to control everyone, manipulative, chronically low self-esteem so she desperately needs to be admired, Lack of Empathy, a slacker, doesn't like to admit when she's wrong, not as smart as she thinks she is, easily depressed and had a dismal childhood.
Never My Fault: The only time she's apologized to Nella is when she's about to manipulate her.
Paper-Thin Disguise: When she dresses up like Sad Panda to try and get with Todd, he only realizes it's her because Panda would never compliment him. The fact that she looks nothing like a skinny French guy with a mustache doesn't enter into it.
Pay Evil unto Evil: Rapes Spoony and is just a little bit too into his humiliation because he raped her a few years ago. On a nicer note, it seems to have helped. She's the first one hugging him when he returns in To Boldly Flee.
Although not nearly enough to treat her right when she comes back, she really does miss Nella when she dies.
She takes pretty good care of the Critic in the Moulin Rouge! crossover, being the one to tell him that it's okay to like parts of the movie (even though she herself has problems with that) and looking visibly unhappy after he hits Empty Shell mode after killing Floss.
After the news breaks of Kyle's breakdown in Melancholia, she's the first one to call him and worriedly ask what's going on.
Promoted Fangirl: As well as being a fan of TGWTG beforehand and getting on it, she also loves MST3K and got to interview Mike Nelson with Linkara.
Psychopathic Womanchild: She's clearly having a lot of fun watching Nella getting tort- madeover in the Grease review. And she has a running gag of screaming "YAY!" with a creepy, overly girly smile on her face, sometimes clapping too.
She has a few moments of being horrified at "Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas", but she's mostly dancing along happily when Nella and Brian The Sexual Predator act it out.
Robosexual: She has a Dish-Doing-Coffee-Making-Sentient-Robot-Sex-Slave.
Sad Clown: She's a pretty miserable, lonely woman when you take away the sociopathy and biting sarcasm.
Sanity Slippage: Not exactly a paragon of sanity in the first place, her obsession with Todd trashed it completely, making her go from constantly pestering him but still trashing his taste in music to seeing nothing wrong with trying to make him the Belle to her Beast.
The Scrooge: In an early forum post, Lindsay said Chick is way too much of a miser to give any money to Chester.
She gets punished for her cynicism towards Christmas by having to be the Jacob Marley for Paw's Scrooge in Music Movies: A Muppet's Christmas Carol.
Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Although she doesn't know a good romance novel to exist, there's a small, locked away idealistic part of her that compares all modern men to the Duke Of Albany in Kate and Leopold and deems them failures.
Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: How she managed to get cameras in Nella's house, convince an ex-convict to give her a ride to Todd's home, and acquire human organs to pay for her computer.
The Sociopath: She has no empathy, is self-centered, doesn't know or care about social norms, uses manipulation and threats to get her way, only rarely shows remorse for her actions and has very little regard for personal boundaries. She also crosses over with narcissist due to criminal lack of self-esteem.
Sophisticated as Hell: She has a talent for using flowery explanations some of the time and at others, swearing or using rape analogies to describe how awful it is.
Sweater Girl: She has a few nice low cut v-necks in her wardrobe.
Sympathetic P.O.V.: While we've seen a lot of flaws, we've also seen her damage, her fangirling, the Heroic BSODs, how she regrets the past and showing that she actually does care about certain things.
Teens Are Short: Lindsay being so tiny is probably a good reason why the teenage flashbacks don't look completely ridiculous.
Telepathy: She gains the ability to read guy thoughts for a while because she threw a PlayStation 3 controller into a man-bath.
The Thing That Would Not Leave: After Nella kicks her out "for some reason", she drives Jew Wario crazy and refuses to leave. She even brains him with a game console so he could stop annoying her.
A nicer one happens in Newsies. When the Chick is heartbroken and alone on the beach after thinking Nella is completely dead, the original (and very wet) Nella comes out of the sea to give her a glomp. And as an extra bonus? Dark Nella was a clone, so she doesn't have to change.
Tsundere: Tsun towards Critic (who deserves it) and deredere towards Angry Joe when she was flirting with him. Nella can trigger either mood. Todd used to be bitched at for his music taste, but she's traded that in for constant fawning over him.
Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She had ponies until she sold them for girly stuff, had a lonely home-life but quite a few friends at school, loved the dragon in Dragonheart because he was honorable and wanted a fairytale wedding when she was six. A fair cry from the abusive, bitter cynic we know today.
The Vamp: While not like this usually, she acts like it to have some fun with Joe's and Linkara's minds.
White Woman's Burden: "I think we can all relate to the white guy who fucks everything up and wants to make amends."
Who's Laughing Now?: Tried and failed, judging by how she says the revenge fantasy of showing up to your Class Reunion in a limo, wearing furs and weighing forty pounds lighter doesn't actually show people up in reality.
Woman Scorned: Because of reboot!Critic's rape jokes aimed at her, and not appreciating her missing him after his death, she's hurt him back by completely ignoring his existence outside of letting him know about the funeral they gave him.
She has a love/hate thing going on with Disney. Also with Michael Bay, even it includes a lot more hate than love.
In-site, Oancitizen. They actually get on quite well (maybe because they both see themselves as above everyone else), but even though she likes using him as a punching bag, he'll call her out on being lazy and condescending.
Wouldn't Hurt a Child: She likes to give off the impression that she would, but her disgusted reactions to actual child abuse (think The Christmas Shoes) prove she wouldn't.
White Knighting: She gets this from both sides. On one side, you get people forgetting that she runs on Black Comedy and trying to protect her from stuff that she's written. On the other, you get people thinking her abuse of Nella is real and trying to protect Nella from her. Lindsay has had some trolling fun with this, making a new account to insult herself on livestreams and watching the white-knights swarm like flies.
Wrench Wench: In real life, Lindsay made the Sex Bot herself, and in-character, Chick seems to know a bit about cars.
In the "Top Ten Songs About Fucking", Todd gives in to spending time with her (mostly out of boredom), she puts on "Reproduction" from Grease 2 as seduction music and he runs away to iron his dog. Cue pissed off Entitled to Have You mode.
In "Sleepless In Seattle vs. When Harry Met Sally", she steals Todd's phone and manages to manipulate him into going on a date with her to the Empire State Building. But then he finds it and walks off (still tied up), leaving her to sulk.
You Are What You Hate: She's a nerdy fangirl who used to be a fat hipster. Guess what four kinds of people she hates most.
Youthful Freckles: Much to her annoyance, because they make her look even more like a child.
Lindsay's abused, codependent hired Big Fat friend.
Adorkable. Yes, that needs to be in bold. Her glee when breaking out her My Little Pony figures is practically infectious, and that's just one of many instances.
Beware the Nice Ones: Chick is legitimately scared of her when Nella wants to kill for a sandwich and it's been hinted that by now Nella will leave immediately if Chick defaults on her payments.
Big Eater: Done intentionally to make the Chick look good.
Break the Cutie: When she and Chick first meet, she's confident, professional and backhandedly insulting ("I see I have my work cut for me.") while the Chick is shy as hell. Fast forward to the second half of "Dreamworks Vs. Disney" and she's near to tears when the Chick is mean to her.
Butt Monkey: She gets a large bit of it. A "Thanks For The Feedback!" video even jokes that Nella plays this role to make a living.
The Caretaker: She's the one who gets the Chick out of her beer and cheetos binge and back to work.
Jekylland Hyde: While she said at the end of the Saga that Dark Nella was just a clone, episodes before and after have implied it's more like the aforementioned entity is still inside her and can come out at any moment. "Nchick Labs" has her slyly foreshadowing everything that's going to happen, and in Jem, the other girls have to force her glasses back on before she turns evil again.
The Lad-ette: Even though she likes pretending she's a princess sometimes, her most-worn t-shirt is of Star Trek.
Large Ham: Easily the most enthusiastic and overacting girl on the website.
The Dog Bites Back: Her saga was this all over. The Makeover Fairy gets tortured, Lord MacGuffin and Dr. Tease both get zapped and the Chick gets Stuffed into the Fridge while still alive. Though, in the end, she didn't wail on the Chick that much, with a whole world to conquer.
Hannibal Has a Point: The Chick treated her like shit and really is a pitiful waste of space. But because Dark Nella's a clone and "not the real Nella", everyone's favorite sociopath doesn't have to change. Yay!
Insistent Terminology: Everyone calls her a "quasi-demonic intergalactic force of evil". Every single time.
Kick The Bitch: Done intentionally. Normally shoving a woman in a fridge is a very bad thing, but you can't really say that the Chick doesn't deserve it.
Straight Woman: She hams it up a storm in her first appearance, but since then she's played this role to Dr. Tease, since she isn't the one injecting people with Truth Serum, cloning unicorns, planning to experiment on nerds and so on.
Theme Naming: She's Dr. C. Block, and her counterpart is Dr. C. Tease. Both C's stand for Cock, sort of
Unfortunate Names: "Cochram" is usually a family name, not a given name, and it's especially weird for a woman.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Dr. Tease. She clearly can't stand her but they've been roommates for years.
One of the Chick's friends, pressed into a supporting role in the videos when the video needs someone who isn't Nella, another TGWTG contributor, evil, or particularly cracked. At first, anyhow - over time it became clear that she's just as much a deep well of crazy as the others.Has her own series, Vampire Reviews
Butt Monkey: She has, to date, been chased by the Christmas Shoes, had to portray Kyle MacLachlan while P-Cash gave her an unenthusiastic lapdance while he was reading a book, and (as the Makeover Fairy) had a nervous breakdown trying to give Nella and Todd makeovers.
Girl with Psycho Weapon: She strangles Paw with a scarf and stabs him in the crotch twice with a dart for "killing" her stuffed Phantom doll.
Informed Attractiveness: How attractive the other characters think she is depends on the joke - the Chick ignored her for every female role in the Showgirls review, but she was one of Lindsay's hotter friends in "Thanks For The Feedback".
Large Ham: Nella even has to make a deal with her that if she has to limit her Star Trek references, Elisa has to tone down the morbid theatrics.
She also clearly has a lot of fun with the overly dramatic Maven.
To the point she had to sell most of her stuff to finance a moving (enough for twovideos! While watching, take a sip for every product that's pink...).
Women Prefer Strong Men: Unlike Nella who loves the invokedmoe boys and Chick who wants someone to control, she prefers the badass stoic type like Goliath and Batman.
The Makeover Fairy
Summoned by Lindsay to give Nella a makeover in her review of Grease, but failed. Ever since then, she appears to Team NChick whenever they mention her name or talk about fashion. She's also a part of N. Chick Labs, teaching members of the team the importance of pink.
Alpha Bitch: The people who she feels most sorry for in She's All That are the popular crowd, and disappears to drum up support for them.
Stepford Smiler: She's very upbeat and cheerful, but when thing don't go to plan it starts seeming forced, with desperation and panic seeping through. When she can't get Nella or Todd looking "right", she has a Villainous Breakdown.
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was dating Elisa while he was on the show. When they broke up his contract with Team NChick was terminated.
Lindsay gave more details at UBCon; she'd never liked the character, but the actor who played him always wanted more screen time and had the personality to overrule everything. It was only when he and Elisa split up that she could tell him where to go.
Evil Redhead: He was the one that indirectly killed Nella. Even foreshadowed in "NChick Labs" when Nella herself warned them against guys with red hair.
Remember The New Girl: Her first appearance was hanging upside down in the Hercules review. Her real introduction was the "Wii Fit" sketch months later. (Presumably, she's been around the whole time and has just never joined in the fun before then.)
Lovable Sex Maniac: Is revealed to be this when the Chick gains the ability to hear his thoughts. "Boobs boobs boobs."
Dan, thinking:Man, I hate that chick. Except for her boobs.
Pretty Boy: Even if they can't remember him, Chick was his girlfriend in high school and Maven liked him enough to want to suck his blood. However they're more than willing to smash his face in for drinking their beer.
Papa Wolf: In real life, he's very sweet and fiercely protective of his ladyfriends.