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* EveryoneHasStandards: He's an unrepentant stoner who introduces Natalie [[spoiler:to drugs, but the hardcore pills she starts taking in Act II severely scares him. Natalie actually tries to call out his hypocrisy for being worried about her taking drugs, only for him to point out that he's never done what she's doing]].


* BrattyTeenageDaughter: But mainly as a JerkassFacade for dealing with her family problems.

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* %%* BrattyTeenageDaughter: But mainly as a JerkassFacade [[HiddenHeartOfGold facade]] for dealing with her family problems.


* RockStarSong: Parodied by Diana's hallucinations about Doctor Madden in "My Psychopharmacologist and I", and in Madden's cut song "Feeling Electric."

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* RockStarSong: Parodied by Diana's hallucinations about Doctor Madden Fine in "My Psychopharmacologist and I", and in Madden's cut song "Feeling Electric."


* IronicBirthday: His birthday, when the delusional Diana bakes Gabe a cake, is when the audience [[spoiler: explicitly finds out, from Dan, that "he's been dead sixteen years."]]

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* IronicBirthday: [[spoiler: His birthday, when the delusional Diana bakes Gabe a cake, is when the audience [[spoiler: explicitly finds out, from Dan, that "he's been dead sixteen years."]]



* WalkingSpoiler: Very little can be said about Gabe without spoiling the show.

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* WalkingSpoiler: Very little can be said about Gabe without spoiling the show.


* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's revealed halfway into the first act that Diana is just Hallucinating him, out of grief from his death 17 years prior]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Many think of Gabe as a vicious and aggressive spirit/memory trying to spite his family into remembering him, but he [[spoiler:stops following his mother for once when she leaves his father to help him.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:DeadAllAlong: It's revealed halfway into the first act that Diana is just Hallucinating him, out of grief from his death 17 years prior]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasStandards: Many think of Gabe as a vicious and aggressive spirit/memory trying to spite his family into remembering him, but he [[spoiler:stops stops following his mother for once when she leaves his father to help him.]]


* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's revealed halfway into the first act that Diana is just Hallucinating him, out of grief from his death 16 years prior]].

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:It's revealed halfway into the first act that Diana is just Hallucinating him, out of grief from his death 16 17 years prior]].

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* MotorMouth: Most notably in "It's Gonna Be Good".


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!Diana Goodman

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!!The Goodman Family

[[folder: The Goodman Family]]
!Diana Goodman
Diana Goodman]]



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!Dan Goodman

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!Dan Goodman
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!Gabriel "Gabe" Goodman

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!Gabriel
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[[folder: Gabriel
"Gabe" GoodmanGoodman]]



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!Natalie Goodman

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!Natalie Goodman
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[[folder: Natalie Goodman]]



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!Henry

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!!Others

[[folder: Others]]
!Henry
Henry]]



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!Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden

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!Dr.
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* Deuteragonist: The plot revolves around Diana's worsening mental condition, but the show is just as much about Dan struggling to keep the family running and avoiding his own grief about [[spoiler:his dead son]].

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* Deuteragonist: {{Deuteragonist}}: The plot revolves around Diana's worsening mental condition, but the show is just as much about Dan struggling to keep the family running and avoiding his own grief about [[spoiler:his dead son]].


* TheDeuteragonist: The plot revolves around Diana's worsening mental condition, but the show is just as much about Dan struggling to keep the family running and avoiding his own grief about [[spoiler:his dead son]].

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* TheDeuteragonist: Deuteragonist: The plot revolves around Diana's worsening mental condition, but the show is just as much about Dan struggling to keep the family running and avoiding his own grief about [[spoiler:his dead son]].


* Protagonist: Diana's mental state is the driving force of the plot.

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* Protagonist: TheProtagonist: Diana's mental state struggle with her bipolar disorder and [[spoiler:ongoing grief over her son's death]] is the driving force of the plot.



* Deuteragonist: The plot revolves around Diana's worsening mental condition, but the show focuses just as much on Dan trying to keep the family together and his head above water.

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* Deuteragonist: TheDeuteragonist: The plot revolves around Diana's worsening mental condition, but the show focuses is just as much on about Dan trying struggling to keep the family together running and avoiding his head above water.own grief about [[spoiler:his dead son]].


* SayMyName: Most prominent in "I Am The One Reprise":
--> '''Gabe''': I know you know who I am.
--> '''Dan''': Gabe.....Gabriel.
--> '''Gabe''': Hi Dad.



* AgeAppropriateAngst

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* AgeAppropriateAngstAgeAppropriateAngst: She explains this in her cut solo "Growing Up Unstable".


* HesBack: When [[spoiler: Gabe returns]] at the end of "Why Stay?/A Promise" behind Dan when Diana and Dan are about to embrace. Diana issues an "oh no" and [[spoiler: turns Dan to face the (presumably) empty space where Gabe is, to which Dan yells a long "GODDAMMITTTT!"]]

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* HesBack: When Inverted; when [[spoiler: Gabe returns]] at the end of "Why Stay?/A Promise" behind Dan when Diana and Dan are about to embrace. Diana issues an "oh no" and [[spoiler: turns Dan to face the (presumably) empty space where Gabe is, to which Dan yells a long "GODDAMMITTTT!"]]


--> '''Dan''': ''[To the audience]'' ''I have no clue what she's talking about'' and then later on again he says

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--> '''Dan''': ''[To the audience]'' ''I have no clue what she's talking about'' and about''
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then later on again he says

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