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* BilingualBonus: Used as a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar - Quite literally! "Scheisse" is German for "shit".

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* BilingualBonus: Used as a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar - Quite literally! "Scheisse" is German for "shit".


* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: During season 1. Dolf starts out as a child who bullies Alfred but has an understandable FreudianExcuse. As a teenager, he becomes a small-time criminal but remains somewhat FriendlyEnemies. Once he returns as an adult in the Crows' Party arc, however, he has become an evidently genocidal [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist]], and stages a coup.

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* DerangedAnimation: In the last episode his expressions are drawn all weird.
* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: During season 1. Dolf starts out as a child who bullies Alfred but has an understandable FreudianExcuse. As a teenager, he becomes a small-time criminal but remains they remain somewhat FriendlyEnemies. Once he returns as an adult in the Crows' Party arc, however, he has become an evidently genocidal [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist]], and stages a coup.



%%* TheBully: Dolf is this during his childhood.%%How?

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%%* * TheBully: Dolf is this during his childhood.%%How?childhood. He torments Alfred for having a mole as a father and blackmails Pikkie into stealing things for him.

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* BackForTheFinale: In the final episode, Snel alongside Alfred's friends and allies show up to throw a suprise party to not only celebrate Alfred's birthday. But succeding on finally catching Dolf and have him arrested for good.


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[[folder: Snel]]
Alfred's classmate.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to him after episode 10?
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** Most notably the one where Alfred dreams he is a gunslinger in the Wild West.
** "The White Queen" two-parter is unique in that another character (Dolf) is the one that figures out that they're actually in one of Alfred's dreams. For some reason, Dolf and several others are sharing the dream with Alfred. Then the Queen shows up again after Alfred wakes up...

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** Most notably the one where Alfred dreams he is [[CowboyEpisode a gunslinger in the Wild West.
West]].
** "The White Queen" two-parter is unique in that another character (Dolf) is the one that figures out that they're actually in one of Alfred's dreams. For some reason, Dolf and several others are sharing the dream with Alfred. [[OrWasItADream Then the Queen shows up again after Alfred wakes up...]]



* DubNameChange: In almost every dub his name remains excatly the same, except the English one where his middle name is changed to Jonathan and in the Hebrew dub where he's named Shealtiel.

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* DubNameChange: In almost every dub his name remains excatly exactly the same, except the English one where his middle name is changed to Jonathan and in the Hebrew dub where he's named Shealtiel.



* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Occassionally wears a coat (in the North pole and Himalayas), and pants and suspenders when he goes to school.
* HappilyAdopted: By [[spoiler:Henk, who was close friends with Alfred's mother and father]].
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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Occassionally wears a coat (in the North pole and Himalayas), and wears pants and suspenders when he goes to school.
* [[spoiler: HappilyAdopted: By [[spoiler:Henk, Henk, who was close friends with Alfred's mother and father]].
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[[spoiler: * HeartwarmingOrphan]]



** He was also a "spokeperson" for Unicef at one point.



** He's also seen wearing a brimmed hat in one season 2 episode.



* VagueAge: Whether Alfred is still a school kid or a young (?) adult who has a girlfriend and travels around the world: He always looks exactly the same. Most likely young adult, seeing that Dolf and Ollie are about his age and they visibly grow up during the series. Also Alfred clearly doesn't go to school anymore.

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* VagueAge: Whether Alfred is still a school kid or a young (?) adult who has a girlfriend and travels around the world: He always looks exactly the same. Most same, only changing size. However, he's most likely a young adult, seeing that Dolf and Ollie are about his age and they visibly grow up during the series. Also Alfred clearly doesn't go to school anymore.series, having distinct child, teen, and adult designs.



** Dolf offeres this to him, first when he [[spoiler:tries to loan money from Alfred for his campaign, and the second time when he has already gotten the funds from elsewhere and had set his plans into motion]].
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Although Alfred starts harvesting duckweed at one point, he always reiterates that the proceeds for it go to charity, and so it's unclear if he does actually have a paying job. The way Alfred is constantly ready to go on long trips at the drop of a hat suggests that he doesn't. Kind of glaring considering that most of his friends are shown to have jobs once they grow up. He mentions making a small company out of the duckweed harvesters he designs. He never says ''all'' the profits go to charity.

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** Dolf offeres offers this to him, first when he [[spoiler:tries to loan money from Alfred for his campaign, and the second time when he has already gotten the funds from elsewhere and had set his plans into motion]].
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Although Alfred starts harvesting duckweed at one point, he always reiterates that the proceeds for it go to charity, and so it's unclear if he does actually have a paying job. The way Alfred is constantly ready to go on long trips at the drop of a hat suggests that he doesn't. Kind of glaring considering that most of his friends are shown to have jobs once they grow up. up.
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He mentions does mention making a small company out of the duckweed harvesters he designs. He also never says ''all'' the profits go to charity.



Alfred's adoptive father and close friends with his parents.

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Alfred's adoptive father and A mole who's close friends with his parents.Alfred's parents, [[spoiler: and adopts him when the rest of the Kwak family dies]].



* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the original stage show, he was Alfred's closest friend and doesn't return until the finale. In the comics and TV series, he becomes Alfred's adoptive father [[spoiler: after the death of his parents.]]

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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the original stage show, he was Alfred's closest friend and doesn't return until the finale. In the comics and TV series, he [[spoiler: becomes Alfred's adoptive father [[spoiler: after the death of his parents.]]



* BrownNote: In the Finnish dub he complains Alfred's piano playing is so bad it gives him a diarrhea.

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* BrownNote: In the Finnish dub he complains that [[DreadfulMusician Alfred's piano playing playing]] is so bad it gives him a diarrhea.



* GoodParents: With Alfred after the death of his parents.

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* [[spoiler: GoodParents: With Alfred after the death of his parents.]]



* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Henk is never explicitly stated to have a job either, but it's reasonable to assume that he makes a living mining coal in the mine next to his house. In the oil rig episode, he goes there as a mining expert, and is also able to estimate how much digging canals in the desert will cost.

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* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: Henk is never explicitly stated to have a job either, but it's reasonable to assume that he makes a living mining coal in the mine next to his house. house.
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In the oil rig episode, he goes there as a mining expert, and is also able to estimate how much digging canals in the desert will cost.



* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: During season 1. Dolf starts out as a child who bullies Alfred but has an understandable FreudianExcuse. As a teenager, he becomes a small-time criminal but remains somewhat FriendlyEnemies. Once he returns as an adult in the Crows' Party arc, however, he has become an evidently genocidal [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist]], and stages a coup.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:At the beginning of episode 2.]]

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* [[spoiler KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:At the beginning of episode 2.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:At the beginning of episode 2.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:At At the beginning of episode 2.]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Their deaths in the beginning of episode 2 come out of the blue.]]

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* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Their Their deaths in the beginning of episode 2 come out of the blue.]]



* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:They die in their second episode along with Anna and Johan.]]

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* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:They They die in their second episode along with Anna and Johan.]]



* CrossdressingVoices: Like Alfred, he's voiced by a woman. This makes sense in-universe, as the series' world is set somewhere between the middle ages and the nineties and Ollie thus presumably doesn't have access to testosterone shots.

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* CrossdressingVoices: Like Alfred, he's voiced by a woman. woman.
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This makes sense in-universe, as the series' world is set somewhere between the middle ages and the nineties and Ollie thus presumably doesn't might not have access to testosterone shots.



* CrossdressingVoices: Has a female voice actor in the finnish dub's season 1. In season 2, she's replaced by Pekka Autiovuori ([[AManOfThousandVoices who's already voicing several other characters, like Kwa Wana, Dolf, and Krabnagel]]).



* KarmaHoudini: During the Crows' Party arc, he conspires with Dolf, but apparently nobody finds out because the archbishop is still in Franz Ferdinand's council in season 2.



!! Villains & Antagonists

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!! Villains & Other Antagonists


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's a racist asshole, but balks at the idea of actually killing people. [[spoiler]] After the flood he helped Dolf engineer in the election episode, he's clearly terrified from the beginning, tries to [[DrinkingAwayMySorrows drink it away]] after the deed, and finally goes to Alfred and the police to witness against his former friend]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Does not appear again after the election episodes. [[spoiler]] Given what he got involved with in those episodes, he may have gone to prison.]]


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's very blatantly based on Hitler and Napoleon.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: He's very blatantly based on Hitler UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Napoleon.UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.

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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the original stage show, he was Alfred's closest friend and doesn't return until the finale. In the comics and TV series, he becomes Alfred's adoptive father [[spoiler: after the death of his parents.]]


* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Because of his priviledged upbringing, Dolf has little understanding of the things commoners go through.

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* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Because of his priviledged upbringing, Dolf Franz has little understanding of the things commoners go through.


* {{Transgender}}: He's confirmed [[https://www.vice.com/be/article/avx8gz/ik-stelde-herman-van-veen-alle-vragen-over-alfred-jodocus-kwak-die-ik-ooit-nog-wilde-stellen]] by Hermann van Veen to be a trans man.

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* {{Transgender}}: He's confirmed [[https://www.vice.com/be/article/avx8gz/ik-stelde-herman-van-veen-alle-vragen-over-alfred-jodocus-kwak-die-ik-ooit-nog-wilde-stellen]] com/be/article/avx8gz/ik-stelde-herman-van-veen-alle-vragen-over-alfred-jodocus-kwak-die-ik-ooit-nog-wilde-stellen by Hermann van Herman Van Veen to be a trans man.man]].


* OddNameOut: In the finnish dub he's the only character to not have had a DubNameChange. While "Alfred" ''can'' be a name in Finland, it's more unusual than the other character's finnish names.



A crow who goes to school with Alfred and is shown becoming one of the series' biggest villains.
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* PunnyName: His name in the finnish dub is [[DubNameChange K. Rokodiili]]. The actual finnish word for crocodile is kroko''tiili'', while ''diili'' means "deal" as in a business deal.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is shocked when [[spoiler: Rokodil decides to kill the people protesting his fishing ship who are blocking their way, but he doesn't do anything about it.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is shocked when [[spoiler: Rokodil decides to kill the people protesting his fishing ship who are blocking their way, but though he doesn't do anything about it.]]



* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: His anatomy is completely like that of an actual sparrow except that his wings function as hands.

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* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: His anatomy is completely like that of an actual sparrow (including his ''size''!) except that his wings function as hands.



* ShesGotLegs: She's notable for having very long legs, even while standing outside the freezing Himalayas.

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* ShesGotLegs: She's notable for having very long legs, exposed even while standing outside the freezing Himalayas.


The King of Waterland and the son of king Radboud. Franz seems to be a little divorced from reality and used to living in luxyry, but is a mostly good person. He never wanted to be a king [[spoiler: and eventually steps down to make Great Waterlands a republic]].

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The King of Waterland and the son of king Radboud. Franz seems to be a little divorced from reality and used to living in luxyry, luxury, but is a mostly good person. He never wanted to be a king [[spoiler: and eventually steps down to make Great Waterlands a republic]].


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* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Because of his priviledged upbringing, Dolf has little understanding of the things commoners go through.


* BabiesEverAfter: 21 years after the show's conclusion, he and Winnie eventually have a duckling of their own. A 2010 CD by Herman Van Veen called "Papa Kwak" explores Alfred and Winnie's parenthood.

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* BabiesEverAfter: 21 years after the show's conclusion, he and Winnie eventually have a duckling of their own. A 2010 CD by Herman Van Veen Creator/HermanVanVeen called "Papa Kwak" explores Alfred and Winnie's parenthood.


* AnthropormorphicShift: Henk's original design by Annet Kossen was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flag_fkNaQI more realistic and looked like an actual mole]]. Once Harald Sipermann took over in 1985, Henk was given a more humanoid apperance before getting a third redesign in 1987 gave him sunglassses which became his finalized design.

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* AnthropormorphicShift: AnthropomorphicShift: Henk's original design by Annet Kossen was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flag_fkNaQI more realistic and looked like an actual mole]]. Once Harald Sipermann took over in 1985, Henk was given a more humanoid apperance before getting a third redesign in 1987 gave him sunglassses which became his finalized design.


* {{Mascot}}: Between the late 80s and early 90s, Alfred was the mascot for the defunct TV station VARA which aired the series in The Netherlands.



* MusicForCourage: In the original theater show, Alfred is ocasionally heard singing "Kwek Kwek Kwek, Ik ben wel goed, Maar ik ben niet Gek" to cheer himself up. He's heard [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zm4Ebqspxs singing the song]] brifely in the 21st episode.

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* MusicForCourage: In the original theater show, Alfred is ocasionally occasionally heard singing "Kwek Kwek Kwek, Ik ben wel goed, Maar ik ben niet Gek" to cheer himself up. He's heard [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zm4Ebqspxs singing the song]] brifely in the 21st episode.

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* AnthropormorphicShift: Henk's original design by Annet Kossen was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flag_fkNaQI more realistic and looked like an actual mole]]. Once Harald Sipermann took over in 1985, Henk was given a more humanoid apperance before getting a third redesign in 1987 gave him sunglassses which became his finalized design.

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