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* BadBoss: He refers to his lackeys as "Stooges" and threateningly confronts Mr. Pickles after he brings up his cheese allergy.


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* FatBastard: He has a disgusting pot belly and a personality to match.

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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Having been kidnapped and dangled upside-down with chains for 10 years straight "scrambled his noodles good." He gets a little better in the end.]]


* FauxAffablyEvil: He always act nice and polite in public and he's also a bit goofy at times. Too bad he's also a manipulative and unscrupolous psychopath once his true nature is exposed.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: He always act nice and polite in public and he's also a bit goofy at times. Too bad he's also a manipulative and unscrupolous unscrupulous psychopath once his true nature is exposed.


* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Very much wants her father's attention and approval.

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* WellDoneDaughterGirl: WellDoneSonGuy: Very much wants her father's attention and approval.

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* NiceGuy: What Eggs lacks in social skills he more then makes up for in sweetness.


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* TooDumbToLive: He continues to belittle Snatcher and tries to get out of his deal with him even after Snatcher showed up ''while piloting a giant SpiderTank that could easily squash him''. [[spoiler:It comes back to bite him once Snatcher has his VillainousBreakdown.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: He continues to belittle Snatcher and tries to get out of his deal with him even after Snatcher showed up ''while piloting a giant SpiderTank TripodTerror that could easily squash him''. [[spoiler:It comes back to bite him once Snatcher has his VillainousBreakdown.]]



* CurseCutShort: At the climax, Mr. Gristle lets out an [[OhCrap "Oh sh--"]] right before [[spoiler: he's crushed to death by the falling remains of Snatcher's SpiderTank]].

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* CurseCutShort: At the climax, Mr. Gristle lets out an [[OhCrap "Oh sh--"]] right before [[spoiler: he's crushed to death by the falling remains of Snatcher's SpiderTank]].TripodTerror]].



* ObliviouslyEvil: Mr. Trout and Mr. Pickles, who both believe they are the good guys. They waver throughout the movie though.

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* ObliviouslyEvil: Mr. Trout and Mr. Pickles, who both believe they are the good guys. They waver throughout the movie though.movie, though.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Mr. Gristle may be the smallest henchmen, but he's by far the most dangerous, from his relentless bloody-mindedness, not to mention a surprising deal of agility.


* BewareTheSillyOnes: He looks like at first comical and funny, but he's still not a guy to be messed with. He's also quite intelligent and manipulative and once he decides to gets serious all the humorous qualities he had are gone for good.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: He looks like at first comical and funny, but he's still not a guy it's clear that there's no extreme act he wouldn't commit in order to be messed with. He's win, no matter how morally questionable it is. [[spoiler: We also quite intelligent finds out out that in the past he apparently killed Egg's father with a wrench. While he didn't kill him he kept him prisoner for years and manipulative and once he decides drove him to gets serious all the humorous qualities he had are gone for good. madness.]]


->'''Played By:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, Creator/SteveBlum

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->'''Played By:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, Creator/SteveBlum
Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/NikaFutterman, Creator/PatFraley, Creator/FredTatasciore

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* FreudianExcuse: Hinted. He mentions at one point how his father used to always tell him that if you work hard enough, you earn a White Hat, but said father still ended up with nothing prior to his death despite all his hard work. This might be a prime motivator in Archibald's feeling that he has to rise above the mediocrity of his status and get a White Hat.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's Eggs' biological father.]]

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[[folder:Mr. Trubshaw]]
->'''Played By:''' Simon Pegg

The father of the child who was abducted by the Boxtrolls ten years before the events of the movie. He's said to have gone mad with grief and to have chased after the Boxtrolls, only to meet a grizzly end.
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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:After being Snatcher's prisoner for ten years, he's been left as a broken lunatic.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: He's an inventor.
* NiceGuy: Presumably, as he [[spoiler:saw past the Boxtrolls' appearance and regarded them as kindred spirits due to their shared love of inventing.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: He's said to have died 10 years before the events of the film. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out that it was a lie spread by Snatcher.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jelly.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:It's hard to talk about him without revealing that he's still alive or that he's Eggs' biological father.]]

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* SoreLoser: [[spoiler: His reaction after his plan to obtain a White Hat fail ? To go into a chaotic rampage endangering everyone around him and trying to obtain what he wants by brutal force.]]

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* NoNameGiven: We only know his adopted name, but not his original name. It may be Herbert Trubshaw Jr., since the Boxtrolls song says his fathers name as "Trubshaw Sr.".


* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Before [[spoiler:Eggs and Winnie reveal his lies]], he's shown to be rather liked in Cheesebridge, as the entire population sees him as their protector against the "evil" boxtrolls. At one point, the entire town pressures lord Portley-Rind into giving him a white hat.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Their first instinct when confronted to a danger is to hide in their boxes, even when hiding is useless and running would be a better option. Also, while they love each other, they also tend to shrug it off when one of them is captured and to resume going on with their lives.



* UglyCute


* MissingMom: In the course of the film, we are introduced to both his adoptive father [[spoiler:and his biological father]], but we never learn about the whereabouts of his mother. [[spoiler:Including in the flashbacks.]]


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* MissingMom: In the course of the film, we are introduced to both his adoptive father [[spoiler:and his biological father]], but we never learn about the whereabouts of his mother. [[spoiler:Including in the flashbacks.]]

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