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%%* AscendedExtra: In the TV adaptation.

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%%* * AscendedExtra: In He only has a few appearances in the comic strip, but has been a recurring character in the TV adaptation.


* OnlySaneMan: Is this to the PHB.

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: Is this to the PHB.



* AscendedExtra: In the TV adaptation.

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* %%* AscendedExtra: In the TV adaptation.


%%* MegatonPunch

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%%* MegatonPunch* MeetMyGoodFriendsLeftyAndRighty: She likes to refer to her fist as her "Fist of Death".
* MegatonPunch: Her Fist of Death can punch holes through people.


* BollywoodNerd: Possibly the TropeCodifier, at least for American audiences.
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Claims [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2003-10-04/ 240]]

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* %%* BollywoodNerd: Possibly the TropeCodifier, at least for American audiences.
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Claims [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2003-10-04/ 240]]240]].



* NaiveNewcomer: Was introduced as one.

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* %%* NaiveNewcomer: Was introduced as one.


* TokenMinority: Adams has said Asok was an attempt at an aversion - he worried that adding any ethnic minority character would provoke backlash because all his characters have amusing flaws and people might regard those flaws as being a stereotype - so Asok's flaw was 'inexperience', which was obviously temporary. Naturally, due to FanDumb, he was still blasted as a negative stereotype to start with.

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* TokenMinority: Adams has said Asok was an attempt at an aversion - he worried that adding any ethnic minority character would provoke backlash because all his characters have amusing flaws and people might regard those flaws as being a stereotype - so Asok's flaw was 'inexperience', which was obviously temporary. Naturally, due to FanDumb, he was still blasted as a negative stereotype to start with.


* OnlyOneName: His last name (if he has one is never revealed). WordOfGod says that [[http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/07/hypnosis.html the lack of a last name is part of a psychological trick to help readers feel as if Dilbert works at your company]].

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* OnlyOneName: His last name (if he has one is never revealed). WordOfGod Scott Adams says that [[http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/07/hypnosis.html the lack of a last name is part of a psychological trick to help readers feel as if Dilbert works at your company]].



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: WordOfGod: "Ultimately, Dogbert will always rescue Dilbert."

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: WordOfGod: Scott Adams: "Ultimately, Dogbert will always rescue Dilbert."



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He regularly acts apathetic towards Dilbert, and often trolls and insults him out of boredom, though WordOfGod punctuates Dogbert will always bail Dilbert out when things are at their very worst. In the cartoon especially, many of Dilbert's problems are started and then resolved by Dogbert.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He regularly acts apathetic towards Dilbert, and often trolls and insults him out of boredom, though WordOfGod Scott Adams punctuates Dogbert will always bail Dilbert out when things are at their very worst. In the cartoon especially, many of Dilbert's problems are started and then resolved by Dogbert.



* NoNameGiven: In the cartoon, he tends to [[IHaveManyNames go under many names]], most probably fake ones, whenever it serves his purposes. WordOfGod reveals he has no name intentionally so readers can picture him as their boss.

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* NoNameGiven: In the cartoon, he tends to [[IHaveManyNames go under many names]], most probably fake ones, whenever it serves his purposes. WordOfGod Scott Adams reveals he has no name intentionally so readers can picture him as their boss.


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* ReversePsychology: Since it's literally his job to give employees the opposite of what they want, Alice [[https://dilbert.com/strip/1997-09-17 once managed]] to manipulate him into giving her everything by pretending that she didn't want anything.

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* EvilVersusEvil: He once attacked Mordac for messing with his stuff.


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* SchmuckBait: Delights in it. Like a real cat, be very careful if he lets you scratch his tummy...
-->'''Catbert:''' HAHAHA! It's a health benefit! Now I'll cut everyone's salary!


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[[folder:Mordac]]
!!Mordac, the Preventer of Information Services
The tech guy of the company... in theory. As his name suggests, he goes around making everyone's work just that little bit more difficult.

* ForTheEvulz: He shows up and breaks stuff for no real reason.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: One of his schemes to prevent people using information services backfired, when he said employees would get a replacement laptop if he destroyed theirs. Cue the rain of laptops.
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* AuthorAvatar: [[https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-10-12 In one series of comics]], Dilbert realizes that he is actually living in a simulation and that there is a comic strip about him called "Dilbert". Dogbert then admits to being one of these, an avatar that allows the simulation's creator to interact with it. Dilbert refuses to believe it.

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* ItIsDehumanizing: Inverted. It actually ''prefers'' "it" over "him" because, being able to produce more robots without a partner, it feels that gendered pronouns only apply to lesser beings.

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* {{Reconstruction}}: One doesn't become boss without understanding office ''politics''. He may be dumb in managing his subordinates, but he's surprisingly insightful when dealing with other departments and upper management.


%%* TheDitz


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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He didn't have pointy hair in his original appearances, and [[https://dilbert.com/strip/1995-04-28 this strip]] depicts his haircut change as time passes on.


%%* SarcasmBlind

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%%* SarcasmBlind* SarcasmBlind: He frequently doesn't notice his employees insulting him with sarcasm, and has occasionally made them implement their own sarcastic suggestions too.
* TooDumbToFool: Dogbert [[https://dilbert.com/strip/1996-09-17 tries to con him]] into thinking he will help fix the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem year 2000 problem]], a bug in which some programs will mistake the year 2000 for the year 0, except Dogbert's guarantee will end before the year 2000 arrives. The boss doesn't care because the year 0 is before he was born, and Dogbert notes how amazing it is that he would actually have to be ''smarter'' to do something stupid.


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!!Finance Trolls

The trolls in charge of accounting.

* ObstructiveBureaucrat: One of their more common roles, often making it difficult to get things out of them.
* WasOnceAMan: The trolls were once human up until they worked in accounting. Dilbert once turned into one after breathing the air where they work, and some people are already changing into trolls without knowing it.
* YourHeadASplode: Their heads have been known to blow up when exposed to something they could not handle, like a backwards hat or some really terrible financial situation.

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* JobStealingRobot: It first appears as a potential replacement for Wally and frequently tells its colleagues that the day they get replaced by robots is near.

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* JobStealingRobot: It first appears as a potential replacement for Wally and frequently tells gloats to its colleagues that the day they get will soon be replaced by robots is near.robots.

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