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* TheLostLenore: He was married to Pandora. While the problem of a MayFlyDecemberRomance troubled her, she felt it wouldn't be a real problem since she would be at about the right age to reset when he succumbed to old age, at which point she could continue to be part of her son's family. But Blaike ultimately died young, trying and failing to save a group of travelers from a monster. As a result, Pandora did not reset, and now suffers from WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.

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* TheLostLenore: He was married to Pandora. While the problem of a MayFlyDecemberRomance MayflyDecemberRomance troubled her, she felt it wouldn't be a real problem since she would be at about the right age to reset when he succumbed to old age, at which point she could continue to be part of her son's family. But Blaike ultimately died young, trying and failing to save a group of travelers from a monster. As a result, Pandora did not reset, and now suffers from WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.


* WantedAGenderConformingChild: While Tedd's experiments in general don't faze him much anymore, he finds it unsettling that Tedd actually spends quite a bit of time in female forms.

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* WantedAGenderConformingChild: While Tedd's experiments experiments, in general general, don't faze him much anymore, he finds it unsettling that Tedd actually spends quite a bit of time in female forms.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his initial portrayal as a callous individual, he has his moments. [[spoiler: Upon learning new information regarding Seers and how the mechanics of a system change for magic works, he quickly realised there's ''no'' hope of keeping magic a secret. He promptly changed his position during the consultation with the Will of Magic from a severe system change to minimal changes. He also offered Tedd funding and proper research facilities upon learning Tedd wants to find a way to increase everyone's magic resistance]].

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his initial portrayal as a callous individual, he has his moments. [[spoiler: Upon learning new information regarding Seers and how the mechanics of a system change for magic works, he quickly realised realized there's ''no'' hope of keeping magic a secret. He promptly changed his position during the consultation with the Will of Magic from a severe system change to minimal changes. He also offered Tedd funding and proper research facilities upon learning Tedd wants to find a way to increase everyone's magic resistance]].



* LargeAndInCharge: A massive muscled man who regularly hits the gym and the superior to the head of the office of Paranormal Affairs.

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* LargeAndInCharge: A massive massively muscled man who regularly hits the gym and the superior to the head of the office of Paranormal Affairs.



* SecretSecretKeeper: Apparently knows not only that Nanase has Magic, but knows enough about Magic that she was consulted first when Nanase burned out, demanding that the Agents keep Nanase in the dark about the fact that she knows. Agent Cranium complies, though feels guilty for forcing Nanase to keep "Lying" and states as much to her Mother. Given the power levels of her Sister and Ex-Brother-In-Law (Whom she apparently maintains polite contact with) and own untapped potential, this makes sense.

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* SecretSecretKeeper: Apparently knows not only that Nanase has Magic, but knows enough about Magic that she was consulted first when Nanase burned out, demanding that the Agents keep Nanase in the dark about the fact that she knows. Agent Cranium complies, though feels guilty for forcing Nanase to keep "Lying" and states as much to her Mother. Given the power levels of her Sister and Ex-Brother-In-Law (Whom she apparently maintains polite contact with) and her own untapped potential, this makes sense.



* HenpeckedHusband: Always in the background, rarely speaks, his wife is more important as a character and he never stands against his wife to defend his elder daughter. His only important trait is being father of one of the most powerful characters in-universe.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Always in the background, rarely speaks, his wife is more important as a character and he never stands against his wife to defend his elder daughter. His only important trait is being the father of one of the most powerful characters in-universe.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Though, as Ellen and Nanase are reminded, this does not mean that they're ''stupid.'' Akiko actually has a pretty sharp mind and is good at telling when someone's not being honest with her... but she doesn't quite have the capacity to grasp the complexities of sexuality, bigotry and prejudices.
* {{Fangirl}}: She is [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-02-13 like this]]. Rapunzel, her own sister and whatnot.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Though, as Ellen and Nanase are reminded, this does not mean that they're ''stupid.'' Akiko actually has a pretty sharp mind and is good at telling when someone's not being honest with her... but she doesn't quite have the capacity to grasp the complexities of sexuality, bigotry bigotry, and prejudices.
* {{Fangirl}}: She is [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-02-13 like this]]. Rapunzel, her own sister sister, and whatnot.



* CrazyPrepared: A pre-mission briefing -- complete with poster sized charts -- for a ''trip to the store.''

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* CrazyPrepared: A pre-mission briefing -- complete with poster sized poster-sized charts -- for a ''trip to the store.''



* MundaneUtility: Mrs. Dunkel cheerfully (and off-handedly) suggests that Elliot use his GenderBender powers as a form of birth control.

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* MundaneUtility: Mrs. Dunkel cheerfully (and off-handedly) suggests that Elliot could use his GenderBender powers as a form of birth control.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A more minor example. She meant well, but genuinely thought that telling her young daughter that Daddy cheated on Mommy because he's a man and men can't help that sort of thing was ''helpful'', since it kept Susan from thinking that Daddy did it because he didn't love her or Mommy.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A more minor example. She meant well, well but genuinely thought that telling her young daughter that Daddy cheated on Mommy because he's a man and men can't help that sort of thing was ''helpful'', ''helpful'' since it kept Susan from thinking that Daddy did it because he didn't love her or Mommy.



* IncompatibleOrientation: With Susan. Susan gets a lot of this, apparently.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: With Susan. Susan gets a lot of this, apparently. [[spoiler: Even with Susan realizing that she's not as heterosexual as she thought, she probably wouldn't have been comfortable with the making out that Catalina would likely have wanted to do, and views her more as a friend]].


* BuxomIsBetter: Went from being bullied for being tall to being an object of desire for boys in junior high once she started developing. Unfortunately for her, this wasn't a positive development.


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* DCupDistress: Went from being bullied for being tall to being [[BuxomIsBetter an object of desire]] for boys in junior high once she started developing. Unfortunately for her, this wasn't a positive development.


* CatGirl: As Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-11-16 put it]], she "seems just a tail short from being a cat-girl." [[spoiler:Has been seen, in [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=516 universe and in canon]], as an actual catgirl. Granted change blindness prevent most people from seeing her that way.]]

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* CatGirl: As Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-11-16 put it]], she "seems just a tail short from being a cat-girl." [[spoiler:Has been seen, in [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=516 universe in-universe and in canon]], as an actual catgirl. Granted Granted, change blindness prevent prevents most people from seeing her that way.]]



The Goth-esque member of the Feminist club. Originally seriously addicted to cigarettes ([[CharacterDevelopment though not anymore]]). Friends with Ashley.

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The Goth-esque member of the Feminist club. Originally seriously addicted to cigarettes cigarettes, ([[CharacterDevelopment though not anymore]]). Friends with Ashley.



* AscendedExtra: She was just a background character at the beginning of the comic, but she started to appear more and more after Ashley was introduced

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* AscendedExtra: She was just a background character at the beginning of the comic, but she started to appear more and more after Ashley was introducedintroduced.



* FlatCharacter: Her indifference is her entire characterization.

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* FlatCharacter: Her indifference is her entire characterization. characterization, until she gets more focus in recent comics.



** [[spoiler: She's also a SecretSecretKeeper for Rhoda about her relationship with Catalina, and [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2415 this]] strip implies, with it later being confirmed, that her earlier behavior might have been because she had an IncompatibleOrientation crush on her sister's gay friend Rick, and not really getting over it, and she realizes that how she treated Justin was wrong and apologizes]].

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** [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's also a SecretSecretKeeper for Rhoda about her relationship with Catalina, and [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2415 this]] strip implies, with it later being confirmed, that her earlier behavior might have been because she had an IncompatibleOrientation crush on her sister's gay friend Rick, and not really getting over it, and she realizes that how she treated Justin was wrong and apologizes]].


* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Is Susan's distant ancestor and Diane's father]].

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* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Is [[spoiler:Is Susan's distant ancestor and Diane's father]].



** She also seems to find [[spoiler:genderbent Elliot]] attractive.



* GirlPosse: Lucy, Rhoda. Lucy fades into the background as time goes on, and she treats Rhoda more like a daughter, so she doesn't quite count in later comics.

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* GirlPosse: Lucy, Rhoda. Lucy fades into the background as time goes on, fpor a while, and she treats Rhoda more like a daughter, so she doesn't quite count in later comics.



* HappilyAdopted: if her relationship with her sister Rhea is any guide. A later flashback strip shows that she's also close to her adoptive father, or at least was, and planned to invoke this by adopting at least two kids when she got older, in addition to having at least two the normal way.

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* HappilyAdopted: if If her relationship with her sister Rhea is any guide. A later flashback strip shows that she's also close to her adoptive father, or at least was, and planned to invoke this by adopting at least two kids when she got older, in addition to having at least two the normal way. Though meeting her biological father causes her some angst as to why he didn't know about her and why her biological mother gave her away.



* IfItsYouItsOkay: [[spoiler: One strip hints that she feels this way towards [[AmazonianBeauty Nanase]]]].

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* IfItsYouItsOkay: [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One strip hints that she feels this way towards [[AmazonianBeauty Nanase]]]].


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* AffectionateNickname: Diane calls her pup.

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* InterspeciesRomance: As of more recently, [[spoiler:with his Uryuom assistant Lavender]].

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* CovertPervert: She blushes ''very heavily'' when people start transforming each other with a wand at Elliot's party. Additionally, when it's proposed that anyone who misuses the wand has their spell turned back on them as punishment, she votes in favor while admitting internally that she'd otherwise be tempted to misuse it herself.


* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For some reason, when Diane takes a ''serious'' interest in someone (outside her GoldDigger tendencies), it's usually someone who's not available to her -- her sister's friend [[IncompatibleOrientation Rick]], Nanase (who's with Ellen and initially has a great dislike of Diane), and Elliot (who's dating Sarah, then Ashley, and is also weirded out by Diane looking like Susan). Eventually subverted when [[spoiler:she hits it off with Lucy]].



* TheDitz: ''Averted''. She can certainly act the part, and she's incredibly shallow, but she's certainly quite sharp and observant.

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* TheDitz: ''Averted''. She can certainly act the part, and she's incredibly shallow, but she's certainly quite sharp and observant.



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's the Queen Bee of her group (and probably her whole school), the only blonde of her GirlPosse and has a reputation of having several boyfriends for GoldDigger reasons. [[spoiler: Another inversion of Susan, who was a natural blonde but refused to fuel the stereotype.]]

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: She's the Queen Bee of her group (and probably her whole school), the only blonde of her GirlPosse and has a reputation of having had several boyfriends for GoldDigger reasons. [[spoiler: Another inversion of Susan, who was a natural blonde but refused to fuel the stereotype.]]



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2415 This]] strip hints (and [[http://egscomics.com/comic/tlod-017 this]] strip pretty much confirms) that some of her behavior was the result of getting a crush on her sister's gay friend when she was younger and not taking the rejection well]].

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2415 This]] strip hints (and [[http://egscomics.com/comic/tlod-017 this]] strip pretty much confirms) that some of her behavior was the result of getting a crush on her sister's gay friend when she was younger and not taking the rejection well]]. Diane later [[HeelRealization calls herself out]] on the fact that this wasn't really a good excuse for her behaviour at all.


The sensitive member of Diane's GirlPosse who serves as Diane's MoralityPet and Lucy's AcceptableTarget.

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The sensitive member of Diane's GirlPosse who serves as Diane's MoralityPet and target of Lucy's AcceptableTarget.criticism.



* PrecisionFStrike: She did not take it lightly when she found out that [[spoiler: Diane and Lucy already knew/suspected that she had a girlfriend when she came out to them, despite having kept it a secret like she did in the first place due to fearing their reactions]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: She did not take it lightly when she found out that [[spoiler: Diane [[spoiler:Diane and Lucy already knew/suspected that she had a girlfriend when she came out to them, despite having kept it a secret like she did in the first place due to fearing their reactions]].


* DrivenToSuicide: If Elliot hadn't stepped in and saved Justin from the gay-bashing bullies, Noah pretty much spelled out that Melissa would've done this.



* DrivenToSuicide: If Elliot hadn't stepped in and saved Justin from the gay-bashing bullies, Noah pretty much spelled out that Melissa would've done this.

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** When Cheerleadra gets hurt, Melissa is also quick to make sure she doesn't show any signs of a concussion, implying she has at least some basic medical knowledge.

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* SecretKeeper: Both for Elliot being Cheerleadra and for some of Tedd's magical shenanigans.

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* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Was named after comic book writer Creator/RobLiefeld who's known for drawing people with his exact build.


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* {{Adorkable}}: Hides it slightly better than Susan but it's definitely there, while most people in Moperville are FantasticallyIndifferent she turns into a giddy fangirl over griffins, magic and anything Nanase related, she was also quite shy about meeting Susan.


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* BreakTheHaughty: She was quite traumatized after "Sister II" and to make it worse the next day she overheard what everyone at school says about her behind her back.


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* ClosetGeek: Got so exited about meeting the griffins that she dragged her friends to see Film/{{Warcraft}}, she's also at least familiar with popular fantasy like Literature/HarryPotter and Film/LordOfTheRings


* StopOrIShootMyself: When she realizes that Jerry will be in serious trouble if she gets hurt, she uses this to extort information out of him.

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* StopOrIShootMyself: In the [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2017-12-20 2017-12-20 strip]], When she realizes that Jerry will be in serious trouble if she gets hurt, she uses this to extort information out of him.


* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Like the other girls in her posse, Diane is named after a famous sitcom character. Her namesake is Diane Chambers from ''{{Series/Cheers}}''.



* TeenGenius: In addition to the points mentioned above under ObfuscatingStupidity, Lucy makes [[https://egscomics.com/comic/tlod-007 a comment]] that hints that Diane has been tested abd shown to have a genius-level IQ.

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* TeenGenius: In addition to the points mentioned above under ObfuscatingStupidity, Lucy makes [[https://egscomics.com/comic/tlod-007 a comment]] that hints that Diane has been tested abd and shown to have a genius-level IQ.


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* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Like the other girls in her posse, Lucy is named after a famous sitcom character. Her namesake is Lucille Ball from ''Series/ILoveLucy''.


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* ShoutOutThemeNaming: Like the other girls in her posse, Rhoda is named after a famous sitcom character. Her namesake is Rhoda Morgenstern from ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and ''{{Series/Rhoda}}''.

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