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* UndiscriminatingAddict: Rue's addictive personality is so profound that she'll take just about anything that comes in a pill bottle, to the point that after she nearly overdoses on fentanyl in the second episode, her dealer flat-out refuses to sell her any more drugs.

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* TroubledAbuser: Nate has a heap of issues himself, particularly with his father. He has massive esteem and self-image issues, might be struggling with his own sexuality, and is a mess of psychological problems. He's also an abusive boyfriend to Maddy.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied. He mentions that he was a firefighter who later became addicted to cocaine. It's also suggested that he lost his family as a result of his addiction, as his daughters live in Texas and he tries to contact them when he can.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He has shades of this towards Chris in the first episode.


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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He has shades of this towards Chris in the first episode.


* PottyFailure: In "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed", Rue suffers urinary difficulties as a result of severe depression, culminating in her peeing herself while trying to get to the bathroom.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: Jules gets utterly trashed on Halloween in order to cope with [[spoiler:Nate blackmailing her into giving false testimony to help him beat an abuse rap.]]



* YourMakeupIsRunning: Jules after she returns from drunkenly jumping into a pool during "The Next Episode."



* TheImmodestOrgasm: Cassie had one on a ''carousel in front of dozens of people while high''.

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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Cassie had one on a ''carousel in front of dozens of people while high''.high'' in "Shook One: Part II".


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* UnfocusedDuringIntimacy: [[spoiler:As Nate becomes obsessed with Jules after seeing a video of his father having sex with her, he forces his girlfriend Maddy to let him take her from behind so that he can imagine that she's Jules.]]


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* PromotionToParent: Fezco raises his younger brother Ashtray due to their mother's illness.


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* JizzedInMyPants: Ethan does this while giving Kat oral sex, to his embarrassment.


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* OfficialCouple: With Cassie, although he manipulates this status through physically abusing to her.

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* OfficialCouple: With Cassie, Maddy, although he manipulates this status through physically abusing to her.


* ParentalFavoritism: He favors Nate, though sees his other son Aaron as a fuck-up.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: He threatens to kill Nate when he goes near Rue, and later beats a doctor into unconsciousness when robbing the man's home (though, to be fair, he didn't expect the man or his son to be home at that time).]]

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** Plus there is a scene late in season 1, where Lexi states that she isn't interested in the guys who are enamored with her. While Cassie tells her that she will eventually find a guy, Lexi looks increasingly unsure.


* DeadParentsAreTheBest: She seems to feel this way, but it's mostly because her mother is trying to get her off drugs (and she hates her mother's new boyfriend).

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* DeadParentsAreTheBest: DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: She seems to feel this way, but it's mostly because her mother is trying to get her off drugs (and she hates her mother's new boyfriend).


* FantasyForbiddingMother: Maddy's mom pulled her out of pageants when she was a child after a judge was outed as a child molester. Maddy also thinks she's trying to ruin her life by cutting her away from Nate. However since Nate is a {{Jerkass}} DomesticAbuser, her mom may have a point.

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* FantasyForbiddingMother: Maddy's mom pulled her out of pageants when she was a child after a judge was outed as a child molester. Maddy also thinks she's trying to ruin her life by cutting her away from Nate. However since Nate is a {{Jerkass}} DomesticAbuser, domestic abuser, her mom may have a point.


* BrokenBird: Following her father's death and her drug addiction, and that's all right at the beginning of the series.



* DeadpanSnarker: Her narration has shades of this.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Her narration has shades of this.this, befitting her very jaded view of the world.
* DeadParentsAreTheBest: She seems to feel this way, but it's mostly because her mother is trying to get her off drugs (and she hates her mother's new boyfriend).



* TheEeyore: A fully justified trope. Rue is struggling so intensely with depression and grief that it often turns her into this.



* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Like just about everybody else in ''Euphoria'', but Rue is notable for on top of drinking and partying too much and [[spoiler:is still hooked on drugs]].
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Not personally, but Rue's desire to be loved and taken care of leads to her turning Jules into this far too quickly and actually alienating her.



* QuirkyCurls: Although her quirkiness extends to her severe mental illness, these are often emphasised at times when she's particularly distressed.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The "tomboy" to Jules' "girly girl", although she is more of a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak going by how she dresses at parties.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Although through despair, her monologues demonstrate that she is this.

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Although through despair, her monologues demonstrate that she is this.this, as she is very perceptive even about characters who hide their true feelings, like Cassie or Nate.



The new girl in school who quickly befriends Jules.

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The new girl in school who quickly befriends Jules.Rue.



* BrokenBird: In addition to all her other problems, [[spoiler:especially once Nate has hold of her nude pictures.]]



* TheFashionista: Apparently, if her criticism of Rue's dress sense is any indication; depending on your perspective, this may be an InformedAttribute.



* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Rue tries to turn her into this, depending far too quickly on their relationship, which causes Jules to freak out.



* ReallyGetsAround: After transitioning, Jules began to have sex with a lot of men.

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* ReallyGetsAround: After transitioning, Jules began to have sex with a lot of men. [[spoiler:And Anna]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Leaves for LA at the end of Season 1.]]



* StepfordSmiler: Jules tries to keep a friendly and happy face in public, despite her many problems, and it becomes much more obvious once [[spoiler:Nate blackmails her]].



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Jules is the girly girl to Rue's tomboy.



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* CamWhore: She does this for a living, which gets her in trouble when [[spoiler:Roy and Troy circulate the video of her doing it]].



* UnproblematicProstitution: Camming is portrayed as extremely empowering and good for Kat's self-esteem and body image issues, and it actually helps Kat to recover from Roy and Troy leaking the video of her having sex with them.



* WithFriendsLikeThese: She doesn't help out Maddy when she could, especially considering the many issues that Maddy faces, but this is downplayed as Maddy also isn't a good friend to Kat.






* AloofDarkHairedGirl: At times.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: At times.times although it's implied mostly to come from the StepfordSmiler necessity of staying with Nate, a domestic abuser.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Justified. Nate is extremely manipulative and bullies and abuses Maddy, to the extent where she feels that her whole worth depends on him.



* FreudianExcuse: Her desire to be nearer to expensive, high quality things due to her family's poverty leads her to stay with abusive Nate.
* GoldDigger: Although a much more sympathetically portrayed and nuanced character than this trope suggests, Maddy hates being poor and just longs for a rich man to take care of her.






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* FreudianExcuse: She only started to sleep around after her father left.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with. She [[spoiler:has an abortion]], which is presented non-judgementally, but she is also shown to have serious issues.






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* CloserToEarth: She appears to be one of very few characters without major drama.






* BigManOnCampus: Extremely popular and a good sportsman.



* JacobAndEsau: His father, Cal, adores him and dislikes his brother. (Ironically, Cal also moulded Nate into being the truly horrible person he is.)



* OfficialCouple: With Cassie, although he manipulates this status through physically abusing to her.









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* JacobAndEsau[=/=]ParentalFavoritism: He favors Nate, though sees his other son Aaron as a fuck-up.

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* JacobAndEsau[=/=]ParentalFavoritism: DepravedBisexual: Married to a woman, but has sex sessions with both male and female hookups, and seems to like them young. (Like Jules.)
* DirtyOldMan: He seems to have a serious preference towards ''very'' young looking people, with whom he cheats on his wife.
* ParentalFavoritism:
He favors Nate, though sees his other son Aaron as a fuck-up.



* ParentalFavouritism: He much prefers Nate to Aaron.






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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Leaving outside her sex sessions with much older men, [[spoiler:Nate]] becomes immediately obsessed with her the minute he sees her.

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