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* AccidentalProposal: In ''Popeye and Son'', he escapes Popeye's pursuit, after stealing Popeye's ring, intended for Olive Oyl, only to crash and fall (next to a woman who admired him) in a fashion very close to the classical marriage proposal form. He choose to go through with the wedding anyway.

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* AccidentalProposal: In ''Popeye and Son'', he escapes Popeye's pursuit, after stealing Popeye's ring, intended for Olive Oyl, only to crash and fall (next to a woman who admired him) in a fashion very close to the classical marriage proposal form. He choose chooses to go through with the wedding anyway.


* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Popeye never fights without a damn good reason, and chooses his battles very, very carefully. In ''Popeye and Son'', doubly so. When his son, Popeye Junior, sought his aid to recover the Mermaid statue, that was rightfully his under maritime salvage law, from the Bluto family, Popeye let the Bluto family keep said statue, as he immediately recognized it belonged to ''The Sea Hag'' and knew she'd be along to claim it soon enough. Popeye, when asked angrily about this, went on to explain just how dangerous The Sea Hag is, and that it's better if the Bluto family feels her wrath.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Popeye never fights without a damn good reason, and chooses his battles very, very carefully. In ''Popeye and Son'', doubly so. When his son, Popeye Junior, sought his aid to recover the Mermaid statue, statue that was rightfully his under maritime salvage law, from the Bluto family, Popeye let the Bluto family keep said statue, as he immediately recognized it belonged to ''The Sea Hag'' and knew she'd be along to claim it soon enough. Popeye, when asked angrily about this, went on to explain just how dangerous The Sea Hag is, and that it's better if the Bluto family feels her wrath.

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* TheGhost: In "Spinach vs Hamburgers".


* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out of beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent and sophisticated than his comic counterpart.

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* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor is far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out of beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent and sophisticated than his comic counterpart.


* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out iof beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent and sophisticated than his comic counterpart.

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* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out iof of beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent and sophisticated than his comic counterpart.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Castor; most apparent early in the comic. They spend an awful lot of time arguing and insulting one another, with Olive usually getting in the most digs. In the live-action movie their relationship is pretty much the same, except now Olive is older and ''Castor'' is the one seen as the AnnoyingYoungerSibling.


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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: The live action movie making him younger than Olive also means it turns him into this.


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* LittleBigBrother: He's older than Olive, but he's only about half her height.

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* PunnyName: Like his sister, his name is a play on a type of oil.


* ShorterMeansSmarter: Far shorter in stature than Olive or Popeye, but a good deal more clever than either of them.

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* ShorterMeansSmarter: Far shorter in stature than Olive or Popeye, but a good deal more clever than either of them.them... though not ''quite'' as clever as he himself thinks.


* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out iof beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent than his comics.

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* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out iof beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent and sophisticated than his comics.comic counterpart.


!!!'''Debut:''' January 14, 1920

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!!!'''Debut:''' !!!Debut: January 14, 1920


It is important to note that Olive Oyl's creation precedes that of Popeye by a decade, since she and Ham Gravy were the main leads of E.C. Segar's early Thimble Theater newspaper comics.

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It is important to note that Olive Oyl's creation precedes that of Popeye by a decade, since she and Ham Gravy (and after a year, her brother Castor) were the main leads of E.C. Segar's early Thimble Theater newspaper comics.




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!!!'''Debut:''' January 14, 1920



The main character of ''Thimble Theater'' before Popeye came along. He's Olive's older (but shorter) brother; originally an opportunistic and money-obsessed adventurer who eventually settled down to become a detective.

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The main character of ''Thimble Theater'' alongside Olive, before Popeye came along. He's Olive's older (but shorter) brother; originally an opportunistic and money-obsessed adventurer who eventually settled down to become a detective.



* DemotedToExtra: And ''how.'' Castor was arguably the main character of the comic for nine years, only to have his role drastically reduced after Popeye appeared and rose to stardom. He remained an important character in the comic for quite a while after that, keeping his role as the one who started plots off by dragging Popeye and Olive along on his {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, but after a while he began appearing less and less, and was eventually PutOnABus when he bought a ranch and moved out west. However...
** TheBusCameBack: ...he did return to prominence when Bobby London briefly took over the strip, and in the 2012 IDW comics he was also a major recurring character.

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* DemotedToExtra: And ''how.'' Debuting only one year after the start of ''Thimble Theatre'', Castor was arguably the main character of the comic for nine years, years -- only to have his role drastically reduced after Popeye appeared and rose to stardom. He remained an important character in the comic for quite a while after that, keeping his role as the one who started plots off by dragging Popeye and Olive along on his {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, but after a while he began appearing less and less, and was eventually PutOnABus when he bought a ranch and moved out west. However...
** TheBusCameBack: ...he did return to prominence when Bobby London briefly took over the strip, and in the 2012 IDW comics he was also a major recurring character.


''''''Portrayed by:''' Donovan Scott (live action film)

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''''''Portrayed !!!'''Portrayed by:''' Donovan Scott (live action film)


[[folder:George W. Geezil]]
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Jack Mercer (1941) [[note]]voiced in Olive's Boithday Presink[[/note]], Jackson Beck (1961)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Richard Libertini (live action film)

A presumably Russian(?) cobbler with a profound hatred for Wimpy.

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[[folder:George W. Geezil]]
!!!'''Voiced
[[folder: Castor Oyl]]
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''''''Portrayed
by:''' Jack Mercer (1941) [[note]]voiced in Olive's Boithday Presink[[/note]], Jackson Beck (1961)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Richard Libertini
Donovan Scott (live action film)

A presumably Russian(?) cobbler with The main character of ''Thimble Theater'' before Popeye came along. He's Olive's older (but shorter) brother; originally an opportunistic and money-obsessed adventurer who eventually settled down to become a profound hatred for Wimpy.detective.



* AdaptedOut: For the most part. His only appearance in the theatrical cartoons were two cameos. He also appeared in a couple of the sixties cartoons, and was given a supporting role in the movie.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: He looks very much like an Orthodox Jew, with his long beard and black attire.
* FunetikAksent: His odd speech pattern seems to give off the impression that he's from Eastern Europe, possibly Russia. The movie seems to confirm this.
* DarkHorseVictory: He gets an amusing cameo at the end of the short, "Clean Shaven Man", where Popeye and Bluto get into a fight at a barbershop after hearing that Olive prefers her men to be well groomed, only to find she's now going out with Geezil!
* HairTriggerTemper: He's frequently flustered or angry, especially if Wimpy is nearby.
* {{Ruritania}}: He's from some unspecified country in eastern Europe, and may be AmbiguouslyJewish.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He hates Wimpy with a passion, who for the most part, just ignores him. He even once went so far as to kill him and would have succeeded had he not offered to buy everyone a hamburger after the doctor pronounced Wimpy dead.

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* AdaptedOut: For He's almost entirely absent from the most part. His only appearance in the theatrical cartoons were two cameos. He also appeared in a couple of the sixties Fleischer cartoons, and was given a supporting role really only appearing in the movie.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: He looks very much like an Orthodox Jew, with his long beard and black attire.
* FunetikAksent: His odd speech pattern seems to give off the impression that
one of them, ''The Spinach Overture'' from 1935. Likewise, he's nowhere to be seen in most other adaptations... apart from Eastern Europe, possibly Russia. The the live-action movie, where he's a fairly major character.
* AdaptationalDumbass: In the live-action movie, Castor far from an idiot (he does manage to trick Bluto out iof beating him up), but he ''is'' notably less intelligent than his comics.
* AgeLift: A minor one, but in the live-action
movie seems to confirm this.
he's Olive's ''younger'' brother.
* DarkHorseVictory: He gets an amusing cameo at DemotedToExtra: And ''how.'' Castor was arguably the end main character of the short, "Clean Shaven Man", where comic for nine years, only to have his role drastically reduced after Popeye appeared and rose to stardom. He remained an important character in the comic for quite a while after that, keeping his role as the one who started plots off by dragging Popeye and Bluto get into a fight at a barbershop Olive along on his {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, but after hearing that a while he began appearing less and less, and was eventually PutOnABus when he bought a ranch and moved out west. However...
** TheBusCameBack: ...he did return to prominence when Bobby London briefly took over the strip, and in the 2012 IDW comics he was also a major recurring character.
* GetRichQuickScheme: Especially in the comic's early years, many of the plots were driven by Castor's penchant for these.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Far shorter in stature than
Olive prefers her men to be well groomed, only to find she's now going out with Geezil!
* HairTriggerTemper: He's frequently flustered
or angry, especially if Wimpy is nearby.
* {{Ruritania}}: He's from some unspecified country in eastern Europe, and may be AmbiguouslyJewish.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He hates Wimpy with
Popeye, but a passion, who for the most part, just ignores him. He even once went so far as to kill him and would have succeeded had he not offered to buy everyone a hamburger after the doctor pronounced Wimpy dead.good deal more clever than either of them.



[[folder:Poopdeck Pappy]]
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!!!Debut: September 27, 1936

!!!'''Voiced By:''' Jack Mercer (1938-1960's), Billy West (2004)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Ray Walston (live action film)

Popeye's long lost, 99 year old, senile father. Almost identical to Popeye in appearance (although he frequently denies it) except with a beard and a higher pitched voice.

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[[folder:Poopdeck Pappy]]
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!!!Debut: September 27, 1936

[[folder:George W. Geezil]]
!!!'''Voiced By:''' by:''' Jack Mercer (1938-1960's), Billy West (2004)
(1941) [[note]]voiced in Olive's Boithday Presink[[/note]], Jackson Beck (1961)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Ray Walston Richard Libertini (live action film)

Popeye's long lost, 99 year old, senile father. Almost identical to Popeye in appearance (although he frequently denies it) except A presumably Russian(?) cobbler with a beard and a higher pitched voice.profound hatred for Wimpy.


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* AdaptedOut: For the most part. His only appearance in the theatrical cartoons were two cameos. He also appeared in a couple of the sixties cartoons, and was given a supporting role in the movie.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: He looks very much like an Orthodox Jew, with his long beard and black attire.
* FunetikAksent: His odd speech pattern seems to give off the impression that he's from Eastern Europe, possibly Russia. The movie seems to confirm this.
* DarkHorseVictory: He gets an amusing cameo at the end of the short, "Clean Shaven Man", where Popeye and Bluto get into a fight at a barbershop after hearing that Olive prefers her men to be well groomed, only to find she's now going out with Geezil!
* HairTriggerTemper: He's frequently flustered or angry, especially if Wimpy is nearby.
* {{Ruritania}}: He's from some unspecified country in eastern Europe, and may be AmbiguouslyJewish.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He hates Wimpy with a passion, who for the most part, just ignores him. He even once went so far as to kill him and would have succeeded had he not offered to buy everyone a hamburger after the doctor pronounced Wimpy dead.
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[[folder:Poopdeck Pappy]]
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!!!Debut: September 27, 1936

!!!'''Voiced By:''' Jack Mercer (1938-1960's), Billy West (2004)
!!!'''Portrayed by:''' Ray Walston (live action film)

Popeye's long lost, 99 year old, senile father. Almost identical to Popeye in appearance (although he frequently denies it) except with a beard and a higher pitched voice.
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