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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Unlike Mr. Morgan and some of the other members of his team, Clifford ''never'' displayed any racist tendencies towards anyone. Hell, he even ''viciously berated'' Mr. Morgan, a ''former NFL superstar'', for his jingoistic and racist attitude towards the other world players. While [[SmugSnake Clifford]] does openly deride other players as talentless losers, he does so because of their skills as individuals, and never because of their race.



* EvilerThanThou: Played with. On one hand, he was ''never'' as overtly monstrous as [[TheSociopath Agon]], who did things like throwing a football ''directly at a disabled kid's legs.'' On the other hand, he was even more [[SmugSnake smug]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]], [[JerkJock condescending]], and [[InsufferableGenius haughty]] than Agon ever was. Even Agon would show some respect towards his fellow aces, but Clifford showed nothing but open disdain and contempt towards anyone who wasn't [[MoralityPet Panther]] or [[VillainousFriendship Mr. Don]].



* InsufferableGenius: Oh, [[UpToEleven ''yes'']]. When you spend your time lecturing [[TheStrategist ''Hiruma'']] and looking down on [[TheGift ''Agon'']], you are ''absolutely'' this. Worst thing of all is, he's pretty much [[TheGift completely]] [[TheEvilGenius justified]] in [[SmugSuper acting like this]].

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* InsufferableGenius: Oh, [[UpToEleven ''yes'']]. yes]]. When you spend your time lecturing [[TheStrategist ''Hiruma'']] Hiruma]] and looking down on [[TheGift ''Agon'']], Agon]], you are ''absolutely'' this. Worst thing of all is, he's pretty much [[TheGift completely]] [[TheEvilGenius justified]] in [[SmugSuper acting like this]].



* OneManArmy: He's an ace quarterback ''and'' running back. With his overwhelming speed, spectacular passes, vast intelligence, and incredible dodging skills, he can simultaneously curb stomp the likes of ''Agon'', ''Sena'', and ''Ikyuu'', and he pretty much blazes past anyone else who tries to take him down one-on-one. A large number of the touchdowns were scored by him simply due to the fact that ''absolutely nobody could stop him.''

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* OneManArmy: He's an ace quarterback ''and'' running back. With his overwhelming speed, spectacular passes, vast intelligence, and incredible dodging skills, he can simultaneously curb stomp the likes of ''Agon'', ''Sena'', and ''Ikyuu'', and he pretty much blazes past anyone else who tries to take him down one-on-one. A large number of the touchdowns were scored by him simply due to the fact that ''absolutely nobody could stop him.''


** Clifford and the rest of the Pentagram didn't even arrive to the drawing ceremony so that they could show just to show how highly they thought of themselves and how much they're looking down on the rest of the world.

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** Clifford and the rest of the Pentagram didn't even arrive to the drawing ceremony so that they could show just to show how highly they thought of themselves and how much they're looking down on the rest of the world.


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* TheMentor: Clifford actually served as one to [[LovableJock Panther]]. He helped ease Panther into the larger world of American football, guided him through interactions with important people in their career, and tried -- [[TheEvilGenius in his own way]] -- to make sure that Panther didn't downplay himself and presented himself in a way that would get him the respect he deserved as an elite player. Considering [[SmugSnake Clifford's]] [[JerkJock personality]], it's actually pretty sweet to see him genuinely wanting to help and mentor Panther.


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** Occasionally subverted, however. Occasionally, [[OnlySaneMan Panther]] has to play the StraightMan to [[TheEvilGenius Clifford]], where he reacts with the shock a normal person would have whenever the latter performs some of his more audacious feats of arrogance and smugness, such as when Clifford ''directly insulted an NFL superstar to his face.''

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Oh, ''absolutely.'' He nearly makes ''Agon'' look humble in comparison. The worst thing is, he's [[TheEvilGenius completely]] [[OneManArmy justified]] [[TheGift in acting]] [[SmugSuper like this]].

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* EvilDuo: [[TheEvilGenius Clifford]] and [[GeniusBruiser Mr. Don]] made a pretty effective one.


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* EvilIsPetty: After what essentially amounts to ''one play'' against New Zealand's team, Clifford and the rest of the Pentagram ''just left'' the field and let the bench players replace them, all for the sake of showing just how little they thought of New Zealand's team.
** Clifford and the rest of the Pentagram didn't even arrive to the drawing ceremony so that they could show just to show how highly they thought of themselves and how much they're looking down on the rest of the world.


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* HopeCrusher: Clifford loves to watch his opponents crumble before his overwhelming talent.


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* InsufferableGenius: Oh, [[UpToEleven ''yes'']]. When you spend your time lecturing [[TheStrategist ''Hiruma'']] and looking down on [[TheGift ''Agon'']], you are ''absolutely'' this. Worst thing of all is, he's pretty much [[TheGift completely]] [[TheEvilGenius justified]] in [[SmugSuper acting like this]].


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* OneManArmy: He's an ace quarterback ''and'' running back. With his overwhelming speed, spectacular passes, vast intelligence, and incredible dodging skills, he can simultaneously curb stomp the likes of ''Agon'', ''Sena'', and ''Ikyuu'', and he pretty much blazes past anyone else who tries to take him down one-on-one. A large number of the touchdowns were scored by him simply due to the fact that ''absolutely nobody could stop him.''
* OpposingSportsTeam: Like pretty much every other member of the Pentagram, but taken UpToEleven since he's both an ace quarterback ''and'' an ace running back. It's no wonder that he was widely considered the number one American football player in all of America.


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* TrashTalk: Clifford seems practically addicted to insulting not only his opponents, but even ''famous NFL superstars'' and ''his own teammates.''


** If the cover of chapter 319 is to be taken seriously, then it looks like Clifford is actually a ''whole head shorter'' than Panther, who is the second shortest member of the Pentagram. To put this into perspective, since a head is roughly nine inches tall and Panther himself is 6'1", this would make Clifford roughly ''5'4"'', easily making him the shortest quarterback in the entire series.

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** If the cover of chapter 319 is to be taken seriously, then it looks like Clifford is actually a ''whole head shorter'' than Panther, who is the second shortest member of the Pentagram. To put this into perspective, since a head is roughly nine inches tall and Panther himself is 6'1", this would make Clifford roughly ''5'4"'', easily making him the shortest quarterback in the entire series.series aside from Karin.



* Troll: He pretended to go along with Bud's grand entrance idea, only to play him for a fool at the very last second for kicks.

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* Troll: {{Troll}}: He pretended to go along with Bud's grand entrance idea, only to play him for a fool at the very last second for kicks.


* Bishonen: He's slender and toned, and he has a ''very'' pretty face, even with his pointy nose. His fangirls absolutely ''love'' him for it.

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* Bishonen: {{Bishonen}}: He's slender and toned, and he has a ''very'' pretty face, even with his pointy nose. His fangirls absolutely ''love'' him for it.

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* BadassInCharge: Along with Mr. Don, he's basically the leader of the American team.


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* Bishonen: He's slender and toned, and he has a ''very'' pretty face, even with his pointy nose. His fangirls absolutely ''love'' him for it.


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* TheGift: Oh, ''yes.'' Since he was gifted with both incredible mental faculties and spectacular physical skills, he definitely counts as having this.


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* HiddenDepths: Clifford is a ''major'' SmugSnake and JerkJock, but he's also pretty friendly towards Panther, seemingly having taken him under his wing, helping him ease into the Pentagram and the world of elite football, and entertaining his various requests.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shockingly, yes, to some degree. He offered [[spoiler: Sena the chance to play football at Notre Dame]], and he's generally pretty friendly towards the rest of the Pentagram.


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* LeanAndMean: Very slender, and ''definitely'' [[SmugSnake mean]].


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** If the cover of chapter 319 is to be taken seriously, then it looks like Clifford is actually a ''whole head shorter'' than Panther, who is the second shortest member of the Pentagram. To put this into perspective, since a head is roughly nine inches tall and Panther himself is 6'1", this would make Clifford roughly ''5'4"'', easily making him the shortest quarterback in the entire series.


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* TheTrickster: He uses this in a lot of his strategies.
* Troll: He pretended to go along with Bud's grand entrance idea, only to play him for a fool at the very last second for kicks.


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* WeakButSkilled: Not quite ''weak'', per se, but he's quite a bit physically weaker than the vast majority of the other football players in America, as well as a large number of players in Japan. That being said, he's ''insanely'' skilled when it comes to ''literally everything else.''


* FiveBadBand: These five formed a neat one.

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* FiveBadBand: FiveManBand: These five formed a neat one.



* BigBad: He's TheCaptain of Team USA, and a tremendous problem for Team Japan in the final game. He also led the Pentagram, making him this trope in the FiveBadBand sense.

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* BigBad: He's TheCaptain of Team USA, and a tremendous problem for Team Japan in the final game. He also led the Pentagram, making him this trope in the FiveBadBand FiveManBand sense.


* AffablyEvil: Bud's a well-mannered guy... and won't hesitate to tell his opponents that he's going to wipe the floor with them.

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* AffablyEvil: Bud's a well-mannered guy... and won't hesitate to tell his opponents that he's going to wipe the floor with them.them (and he'll probably proceed to do so as well).


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* TestosteronePoisoning: '''The biggest offender in this series'''.

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* TattooedCrook
TattooedCrook: He sports tribal tatoo on his face.
* TestosteronePoisoning: '''The biggest offender in this series'''. Ridiculously strong, sharply dressed, have women falling for him with zero effort, invited his team to a strip club while drinking fancy booze and a beastly beard.



* WorldsStrongestMan: Explicitly referred to as the strongest lineman in their age group.

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* WorldsStrongestMan: Explicitly referred to as the strongest lineman in their age group. Mght as well be person given his feats.


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* [[spoiler: BreakTheHaughty: The Japan vs USA match did this to them]].
* [[ChickMagnet Chick Magnets]]: Clifford and Bud both had their {{Groupie Brigade}}s. Mr. Don was also frequently shown to be hanging out with ALadyOnEachArm. Justified, since these guys were [[TheAce The Aces]] in just about everything. Panther and Tatanka didn't have as much luck with ladies, though.

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* [[spoiler: BreakTheHaughty: The [[spoiler:The Japan vs USA match did this to them]].
* [[ChickMagnet Chick Magnets]]: ChickMagnet: Clifford and Bud both had their {{Groupie Brigade}}s. Mr. Don was also frequently shown to be hanging out with ALadyOnEachArm. Justified, since these guys were [[TheAce The Aces]] in just about everything. Panther and Tatanka didn't have as much luck with ladies, though.



* [[spoiler: DefeatMeansFriendship: Well, the Japan vs USA game ended in a '''tie'''. But these five did lose personal battles, and seemed to warm up to Team Japan to varying degree afterwards]].

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* [[spoiler: DefeatMeansFriendship: Well, [[spoiler:Well, the Japan vs USA game ended in a '''tie'''. But these five did lose personal battles, and seemed to warm up to Team Japan to varying degree afterwards]].



* [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]]: Each of these five was this to someone from Team Japan. They were also quite clearly meant to be unpleasant.

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* [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]]: EvilCounterpart: Each of these five was this to someone from Team Japan. They were also quite clearly meant to be unpleasant.



* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With Hearts of Gold]]: General jerkishness and smug aside, they did have redeeming traits. [[spoiler: Mr. Don was a [[HonorBeforeReason man of honor and refused to cheat]]. Clifford later seemed impressed by Sena and offered him a chance to play football at Notre Dame, during which Tatanka and him helped train Sena together. Lastly, Bud appeared to go on friendly terms with Team Japan and ''offered Taki a chance to become an actor in Hollywood'']].

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* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With Hearts of Gold]]: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: General jerkishness and smug aside, they did have redeeming traits. [[spoiler: Mr. Don was a [[HonorBeforeReason man of honor and refused to cheat]]. Clifford later seemed impressed by Sena and offered him a chance to play football at Notre Dame, during which Tatanka and him helped train Sena together. Lastly, Bud appeared to go on friendly terms with Team Japan and ''offered Taki a chance to become an actor in Hollywood'']].



* [[SmugSnake Smug Snakes]]: Mr. Don, Clifford, and Tatanka. The three just couldn't stop looking down on the other national teams, or talking as though the World Cup was no more than a show in which Team USA decimated the other teams, etc.

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* [[SmugSnake Smug Snakes]]: SmugSnake: Mr. Don, Clifford, and Tatanka. The three just couldn't stop looking down on the other national teams, or talking as though the World Cup was no more than a show in which Team USA decimated the other teams, etc.



* [[spoiler: VillainRespect: Team Japan's [[{{Determinator}} determination]] earned them the respect of these five]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: They were highschoolers? ''[[SarcasmMode Riiiiiiiiight]]''...

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* [[spoiler: VillainRespect: Team [[spoiler:Team Japan's [[{{Determinator}} determination]] earned them the respect of these five]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: They were highschoolers? high schoolers? ''[[SarcasmMode Riiiiiiiiight]]''...









* [[spoiler: CombatPragmatist: The only Pentagram member to advocate cheating]].

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* [[spoiler: CombatPragmatist: The [[spoiler:The only Pentagram member to advocate cheating]].






* [[spoiler: VillainRespect: Team Japan's [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]] eventually won them the respect of Mr. Don, who came to discard his better-than-thou attitude]].

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* [[spoiler: VillainRespect: Team [[spoiler:Team Japan's [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]] eventually won them the respect of Mr. Don, who came to discard his better-than-thou attitude]].


* HeroKiller: He's only mentioned in whispers and his face was kept shadowed even after the rest of his team had been revealed. In his first appearance, he destroyed '''Gaou''' and terrified '''Agon'''. During the actual match, he steamrollered over [[MightyGlacier Kurita]], [[TheJuggernaut Gaou]], [[StoneWall Banba]], [[TheGift Agon]], [[ImplacableMan Yamato]], and [[LightningBruiser Shin]] in rapid succession, scared Sena half to death, and worried even '''Hiruma'''.



* HeroKiller: He's only mentioned in whispers and his face was kept shadowed even after the rest of his team had been revealed. In his first appearance, he destroyed '''Gaou''' and terrified '''Agon'''. During the actual match, he steamrollered over [[MightyGlacier Kurita]], [[TheJuggernaut Gaou]], [[StoneWall Banba]], [[TheGift Agon]], [[ImplacableMan Yamato]], and [[LightningBruiser Shin]] in rapid succession, scared Sena half to death, and worried even '''Hiruma'''.


* EvilCounterpart: A linebacker who has long limbs, is ridiculously tall and idolizes another football player? Kakei, is that you disguised as a native american?

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* EvilCounterpart: A linebacker who has long limbs, is ridiculously tall tall, and idolizes another football player? Kakei, is that you disguised as a native american?


* EvilCounterpart: A linebacker who has long limbs, ridiculous height and absolute respect for a certain football player? Kakei, is that you disguised as a native american?

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* EvilCounterpart: A linebacker who has long limbs, ridiculous height is ridiculously tall and absolute respect for a certain idolizes another football player? Kakei, is that you disguised as a native american?


--> '''Tatanka''' (Sweating heavily; Mr. Don and Clifford were already down): There's no way we will break down! The five men of America's Pentagram... are the strongest players in the world!

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--> '''Tatanka''' (Sweating heavily; Mr. Don and Clifford were already down): There's no way we will break down! The five men of America's Pentagram... are the strongest players in the world!

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