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* AwfulWeddedLife: She spends most of her time browbeating and mocking Kenny for his perceived failures as a husband and father, and outright [[DomesticAbuser physically attacks him]] on occasion.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: She spends most of her time browbeating and mocking Kenny for his perceived failures as a husband and father, and outright [[DomesticAbuser [[DomesticAbuse physically attacks him]] on occasion.



* DomesticAbuser: Star indicates he would use sometimes resort to violence against his wife - though she was often the instigator, Kenny wasn't much better. Star's testimony strongly implies they had a mutually abusive relationship.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Star indicates he would use sometimes resort to violence against his wife - though she was often the instigator, Kenny wasn't much better. Star's testimony strongly implies they had a mutually abusive relationship.


* RichBitch: Subverted. She comes across as one, but it turns out to be more of a JerkassFacade.

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* %%* RichBitch: Subverted. She comes across as one, but it turns out to be more of hiding a JerkassFacade.HiddenHeartOfGold.


* DotingFather: To Cat, at first. Then it became increasingly twisted and creepy.

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* DotingFather: DotingParent: To Cat, at first. Then it became increasingly twisted and creepy.


* EvilAllAlong: At first, he seems like a genuinely good father to Cat and the only truly effective parent out of all the OWP's parents. [[{{Understatement}} He's not]].

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* EvilAllAlong: At first, he seems like a genuinely good father to Cat and the only truly effective parent out of all the OWP's parents. [[{{Understatement}} He's not]].not.

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* PreppyName: Charles Allen is his full first name and what he insists on being called.


* FirstLove: Steve Gilmore, a boy she meets when moves in with her grandmother, who has a similar childhood to her own.



* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: Her boyfriend Steve turns out to be this, after he was beaten to death by his father]].



* BrutalHonesty: Near the end of her story, when the judge presiding over her parents' divorce asks her which parent she would prefer to live with, she straight up admits she doesn't care because she hates them both.



* ParentalNeglect: Her parents pay very little attention to her, to the point where they didn’t even notice she’d been missing from the house for nearly two days.

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* ParentalNeglect: Her parents pay very little attention to her, to the point where [[ParentalObliviousness they didn’t even notice she’d been missing from the house house]] [[UpToEleven for nearly two days.days]].

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine. Compassionate and funny, but also impulsive and prone to mood swings.


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric. Headstrong and practical, but also stubborn and hot-headed.


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic. Intelligent and self-possessed, but also condescending and aloof.


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic. Kind-hearted and gentle, but also naive and deeply introverted.


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* IAmNotPretty: Misty is apparently quite pretty, but doesn't think she is, unfavourably comparing her looks to her mother's and focusing on her physical flaws (most of which are common teenage afflictions such as acne). It's implied this is because of her feelings of insecurity and worthlessness during her parents' divorce; being used by her first boyfriend and living with a mother who is constantly obsessed with physical beauty doesn't help her, either.
* LovableAlphaBitch: It's hinted she was one in the past, before her social life fell apart.



* UptownGirl: For Lloyd

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* UptownGirl: For LloydLloyd.
* UsedToBeMoreSocial: She was once quite popular and states she always had people calling her, to the point where her parents got her a landline of her own for her bedroom [[note]] the story takes place in the late 1990's, when mobile phones were only just becoming commonplace [[/note]]. However, by the present day events of the series, she has become rather withdrawn and lonesome.



* RaisedByGrandparents: Not quite ''raised'', but she ends up living with her grandmother in her late teens and she is currently her primary caregiver after her parents took off.



* InformedAttractiveness: The first thing everyone generally notices about her is that she's stunningly beautiful - Misty even wonders briefly if she's had cosmetic surgery.



* LonelyRichKid: Pretty much epitomizes this trope.

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* LonelyRichKid: Pretty much epitomizes this trope. She's never wanted for anything financially, but her parents barely interact with her and treat her like a prize to be won rather than a person during their divorce, she doesn't appear to have any real friends and even her servants overlook her. This is lampshaded by Star, who realises that [[SourOutsideSadInside the reason Jade acts so cold most of the time is because she has no one to turn to]].


* AbusiveParents: His father is both neglectful, verbally and physically abusive to him since his [[MissingMom mother died]].
* BirdsOfAFeather: He and Star are both lonely and traumatised, and have an abusive AlcoholicParent and another one who [[BondingOverMissingParents isn't around]].

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* AbusiveParents: His father is both neglectful, [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], and verbally and physically abusive to him since his [[MissingMom mother died]].
* BirdsOfAFeather: He and Star are both lonely and traumatised, and have an abusive AlcoholicParent and another one who [[BondingOverMissingParents isn't around]].



* DeathByOriginStory/ PlotTriggeringDeath/ PostumousCharacter: [[spoiler: His death was the trigger for Star's emotional breakdown, finally landing her in therapy]].

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* DeathByOriginStory/ PlotTriggeringDeath/ PostumousCharacter: PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: His death before the beginning of the series was the trigger for Star's emotional breakdown, finally landing her in therapy]].

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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: He has fond memories of his dead mother, whilst his [[AbusiveParents living father]] and [[WickedStepmother stepmother]] are complete {{Jerkass}}es to him most of the time.


* AbusiveParents: Her alcoholic mother was verbally abusive and very neglectful, and becomes physically abusive towards her as well.

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* AbusiveParents: Her [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic mother mother]] was verbally abusive and very neglectful, and becomes physically abusive towards her as well.


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* BerserkButton: Suggesting she only has FirstWorldProblems because she's rich, or judging her based on her wealth at all.


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!!Steve Gilmore
A classmate of Star's and her first boyfriend.

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!!Steve Gilmore
A classmate of Star's
Kenny]]
!!Kenny Fisher
Star
and her first boyfriend. Rodney's father.


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* AwfulWeddedLife: His marriage to Aretha was ''not'' a happy one.
* BumblingDad: Initially to Star and Rodney. Though he's not very effective, he makes an effort to care for them. [[DisappearedDad He eventually abandons them however and makes no effort to contact them]].
* DomesticAbuser: Star indicates he would use sometimes resort to violence against his wife - though she was often the instigator, Kenny wasn't much better. Star's testimony strongly implies they had a mutually abusive relationship.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Seemingly averted. Star doesn't really take one parent's side over the other and the other girls all seem equally horrified and disturbed by her account of the domestic abuse, both from and towards her father.
* ExtremeDoormat: Often towards his wife. When he finally does [[GrewASpine Grow a Spine]], it's only to pack his stuff and leave, which doesn't do his kids much good.
* HenpeckedHusband: To Aretha, bearing the brunt of her verbal and sometimes physical abuse for his struggles to find work or live up to her demands.
* ParentalNeglect: Leaving your two vulnerable children with someone you ''know'' is abusive and incapable of caring for them isn't exactly stellar parenting.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Kenny eventually gets sick of Aretha's behaviour after an incident where Rodney fell and hit his head - she having left him alone to buy booze - and leaves her and the kids, never to return.
* ShotgunWedding: He was compelled to marry Aretha after she got pregnant with Star. Their daughter says they probably shouldn't have gotten married at all.
* WouldHitAGirl: He would sometime strike Aretha back when she got violent with him or manhandle her to try and stop her.
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!!Steve Gilmore
A classmate of Star's and her first boyfriend.
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!! Howard Carson
Cat's father.

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!! Howard Carson
Cat's father.
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!!Steve Gilmore
A classmate of Star's and her first boyfriend.


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* AbusiveParents: His father is both neglectful, verbally and physically abusive to him since his [[MissingMom mother died]].
* BirdsOfAFeather: He and Star are both lonely and traumatised, and have an abusive AlcoholicParent and another one who [[BondingOverMissingParents isn't around]].
* CoolBigBro: Acts as one to Rodney.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: He slips into a coma and dies after being brutally beaten by his father]].
* DeathByOriginStory/ PlotTriggeringDeath/ PostumousCharacter: [[spoiler: His death was the trigger for Star's emotional breakdown, finally landing her in therapy]].
* FirstLove: For Star.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler: Revealed to be one for Star]].
* NiceGuy: Although he looks intimidating, he's actually very kind, sensitive and thoughtful, especially to Star and Rodney.
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!! Howard Carson
Cat's father.
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!! Howard Carson
Cat's father.
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* ArchnemesisDad: To Cat.
* BigBad: He's the main villain of ''Cat'' and ''Into the Garden''.
* BlatantLies: It's obvious as hell that all his talk about [[spoiler: teaching Cat how to interact with boys and such is just an excuse to abuse her, to the point that even the very naive Cat feels something is wrong about it all]].
* DirtyOldMan: Headed down this route.
* DotingFather: To Cat, at first. Then it became increasingly twisted and creepy.
* EvilAllAlong: At first, he seems like a genuinely good father to Cat and the only truly effective parent out of all the OWP's parents. [[{{Understatement}} He's not]].
* HenpeckedHusband: Comes across as one to Geraldine, though he's [[WolfInSheepsClothing actually quite manipulative and not nearly as harmless as he first appears]].
* IncestIsRelative: [[spoiler: He sexually abuses his daughter, Cat. Technically, they aren't blood related as she's adopted, (which he tries to use to excuse his actions) but she still views him as her father, so it counts. Geraldine also mentions there were rumours about him and his sister, but doesn't go into detail]].
* KarmaHoudini: He technically gets away with [[spoiler: raping Cat, as her mother is unwilling to pursue a case against him, though she does divorce him and throw him out]]. Subverted later on, as he's [[spoiler: arrested for murdering Geraldine and kidnapping Cat]].
* ManipulativeBastard: He takes advantage of his daughter's adoration of him and naivety to [[spoiler: sexually abuse her]]. It's revealed he also [[spoiler: manipulated Geraldine's family into thinking he was a nice, religious man who would be a good husband to her]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: Just when it seemed he could sink no lower, he ups his game in ''Into the Garden'' by [[spoiler: murdering Geraldine and stalking and terrorising Cat for weeks, before abducting her]].
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: He slowly poisons his ex-wife to death]].
* WouldHurtAChild: He abuses and manipulates his own daughter.

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