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* GoodParents: You can't keep your children from making any mistakes, especially since they have to make their own decisions. Worse, your flaws, curbed or hidden as they may be, can enable them in the worst ways possible.

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* GoodParents: You can't keep your children from making any mistakes, especially since they have to make their own decisions. decisions in order to grow as people. Worse, [[ParentsAsPeople your flaws, curbed or hidden as they may be, be]], can enable them in the worst ways possible.



* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: As, [=BoJack=] noted during his mother funeral, sitcom characters tend be really mean to their friends and family but do big acts of kindness to show that they do care about the people around them. However, he points out that a person needs to be consistently good in order to maintain a healthy relationship with their loved ones. A normally mean person doing occasional large acts of kindness isn't enough to offset the negativity they regularly spew out towards everyone around them. [=BoJack=] uses his relationship with Todd as an example, as [=Bojack=] rescuing him from cultists wasn't enough to earn forgiveness for his previous actions nor was it enough to keep their relationship from falling apart later on.

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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: As, As [=BoJack=] noted during his mother mother's funeral, sitcom characters tend be really mean to their friends and family but do big acts of kindness to show that they do care about the people around them. However, he points out that a person needs to be consistently good in order to maintain a healthy relationship with their loved ones. A normally mean person doing occasional large acts of kindness isn't enough to offset the negativity they regularly spew out towards everyone around them. [=BoJack=] uses his relationship with Todd as an example, as [=Bojack=] rescuing him from cultists wasn't enough to earn forgiveness for his previous actions nor was it enough to keep their relationship from falling apart later on.a season later.



* LovableSexManiac: [=BoJack=] is incapable of maintaining a major relationship with a woman without attempting to have sex with them and/or start a romance with them. He is also incapable of committing to a long term relationship. This has resulted in countless heartbreaks, him losing the respect of many people around him, and women using him for their own ends and abandoning him once they no longer need him. [=BoJack=] libido has also led him to sleep with or attempt to sleep with women who he should have kept a distance from, such as [[spoiler:Penny and Emily]].

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* LovableSexManiac: [=BoJack=] is incapable of maintaining a major relationship with a woman without attempting to have sex with them and/or start a romance with them. He is also incapable of committing to a long term relationship. This has resulted in countless heartbreaks, him losing the respect of many people around him, and women using him for their own ends and abandoning him once they no longer need him. [=BoJack=] [=BoJack=]'s libido has also led him to sleep with or attempt to sleep with women who he should have kept a distance from, such as [[spoiler:Penny and Emily]].Emily]], which ended up destroying the relationships he had with [[spoiler: [[MamaBear Charlotte (Penny's mother]]), and Todd (who was Emily's boyfriend at the time)]].



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: [=BoJack=]'s a jerk and an abrasive individual, and ''that's exactly how people see him''. Thing is, [[JerkassRealization he's not happy at what he does or how he behaves]] and is [[WhatHaveIBecome often resentful of the actions he has taken to reach the place he is in]], often turning that hate onto others... Causing the very actions he himself hates. Also, unlike a simple HandWave of his behavior, his arc shows in detail the kind of emotional [[UsedToBeASweetKid damage]] [[JadeColouredGlasses a person]] [[LonelyAtTheTop would]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved have to]] [[LoveHungry endure]] [[FreudianExcuse to behave the way]] [[TragicHero he does]] and how that ''still'' won't excuse any of his behavior to the people in his life, his friends especially.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: [=BoJack=]'s a jerk and an abrasive individual, and ''that's exactly how people see him''. Thing is, [[JerkassRealization he's not happy at what he does or how he behaves]] and is [[WhatHaveIBecome often resentful of the actions he has taken to reach the place he is in]], often turning that hate onto others... Causing the very actions he himself hates. Also, unlike a simple HandWave of his behavior, his arc shows in detail the kind of emotional [[UsedToBeASweetKid damage]] [[JadeColouredGlasses a person]] [[LonelyAtTheTop would]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved have to]] [[LoveHungry endure]] [[FreudianExcuse to behave the way]] [[TragicHero he does]] and how that ''still'' [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse won't excuse excuse]] any of his behavior to the people in his life, his friends especially.

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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: As, [=BoJack=] noted during his mother funeral, sitcom characters tend be really mean to their friends and family but do big acts of kindness to show that they do care about the people around them. However, he points out that a person needs to be consistently good in order to maintain a healthy relationship with their loved ones. A normally mean person doing occasional large acts of kindness isn't enough to offset the negativity they regularly spew out towards everyone around them. [=BoJack=] uses his relationship with Todd as an example, as [=Bojack=] rescuing him from cultists wasn't enough to earn forgiveness for his previous actions nor was it enough to keep their relationship from falling apart later on.


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* LovableSexManiac: [=BoJack=] is incapable of maintaining a major relationship with a woman without attempting to have sex with them and/or start a romance with them. He is also incapable of committing to a long term relationship. This has resulted in countless heartbreaks, him losing the respect of many people around him, and women using him for their own ends and abandoning him once they no longer need him. [=BoJack=] libido has also led him to sleep with or attempt to sleep with women who he should have kept a distance from, such as [[spoiler:Penny and Emily]].


** [[LoveMartyr Diane Nguyen]] returns without question to Boston upon the news of his father's death, [[NoRespectGuy in spite of the abuse thrown her way by practically everyone in her family]]. She organizes and plans the funeral to which no one shows up...or cares to even provide the body. This becomes especially frustrating for her since nobody tries to lend her a hand and to top it off, they insult her, her mother especially who clearly favors her incompetent brothers over her, the responsible sibling. It's implied she endures the abuse expecting [[WellDoneDaughterGal to receive some sort of recognition of any kind]] despite knowing better.

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** [[LoveMartyr Diane Nguyen]] returns without question to Boston upon the news of his her father's death, [[NoRespectGuy in spite of the abuse thrown her way by practically everyone in her family]]. She organizes and plans the funeral to which no one shows up...or cares to even provide the body. This becomes especially frustrating for her since nobody tries to lend her a hand and to top it off, they insult her, her mother especially who clearly favors her incompetent brothers over her, the responsible sibling. It's implied she endures the abuse expecting [[WellDoneDaughterGal to receive some sort of recognition of any kind]] despite knowing better.


** [=BoJack=] has a tendency to sleep with women who are half his age, but in "Escape from LA", [[spoiler: he comes really close to sleeping with Charlotte's seventeen-year-old daughter Penny. Despite 17 being the legal age of consent in New Mexico and Penny making the first move, Charlotte still threatens to kill [=BoJack=] if he ever comes near her again, and she most likely thinks that [=BoJack=] is a child molester. "That's Too Much, Man!" also reveals that the whole event traumatized Penny and she seems to know that it wasn't the right choice, and is shocked when he finds out where she goes to college]].

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** [=BoJack=] has a tendency to sleep with women who are half his age, but in "Escape from LA", [[spoiler: he comes really close to sleeping with Charlotte's seventeen-year-old daughter Penny. Despite 17 being the legal age of consent in New Mexico and Penny making the first move, Charlotte still threatens to kill [=BoJack=] if he ever comes near her again, and she most likely thinks that [=BoJack=] is a child molester. "That's Too Much, Man!" also reveals that the whole event traumatized Penny and she seems to know that it wasn't the right choice, and BoJack is shocked when he finds out where she goes to college]].


** [=BoJack=] attempts to come to terms with this in "Free Churro," an episode which is almost entirely one long speech about his complicated relationship with his mother. [[spoiler:The episode's name comes from [=BoJack=] telling a girl behind the counter at a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant that his mother was dead, prompting her to give him a free churro. In that one act of kindness, she showed more compassion to [=BoJack=] than Beatrice ever did. However, [=BoJack=] acknowledges that "my mother is dead, and everything is worse now," reflecting on how there was always that potential for Beatrice to finally say something nice about him, and now it's gone.]]



* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Horseman-Sugarman clan's intergenerational conflicts, deep traumas and casual dismissal of those in favor for temporary alternatives [[spoiler:led not only to the dismantle of the Sugarman Sugar Cubes empire and the loss of their fortune, but to the continual spread of misery and heartbreak passing down from generation to generation. Some of the efforts of its members to unscrew it like giving one of them up for adoption as a way to GiveHerANormalLife backfired in ways no one could have imagined since it would involve denying the agency of other people in favor for what was best for them.]]

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Horseman-Sugarman clan's intergenerational conflicts, deep traumas and casual dismissal of those in favor for temporary alternatives [[spoiler:led not only to the dismantle of the Sugarman Sugar Cubes empire and the loss of their fortune, but to the continual spread of misery and heartbreak passing down from generation to generation. Some of the efforts of its members to unscrew it like giving one of them up for adoption as a way to GiveHerANormalLife backfired in ways no one could have imagined since it would involve denying the agency of other people in favor for what was best for them.]]them [=BoJack=] acknowledges all this, attempting to come to terms with it at his mother's funeral in "Free Churro"]].



* DirtyOldMan: [=BoJack=] has a tendency to sleep with women who are half his age, but in "Escape from LA", [[spoiler: he comes really close to sleeping with Charlotte's seventeen-year-old daughter Penny. Despite 17 being the legal age of consent in New Mexico and Penny making the first move, Charlotte still threatens to kill [=BoJack=] if he ever comes near her again, and she most likely thinks that [=BoJack=] is a child molester. "That's Too Much, Man!" also reveals that the whole event traumatized Penny and she seems to know that it wasn't the right choice, and is shocked when he finds out where she goes to college]].

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[=BoJack=] has a tendency to sleep with women who are half his age, but in "Escape from LA", [[spoiler: he comes really close to sleeping with Charlotte's seventeen-year-old daughter Penny. Despite 17 being the legal age of consent in New Mexico and Penny making the first move, Charlotte still threatens to kill [=BoJack=] if he ever comes near her again, and she most likely thinks that [=BoJack=] is a child molester. "That's Too Much, Man!" also reveals that the whole event traumatized Penny and she seems to know that it wasn't the right choice, and is shocked when he finds out where she goes to college]].college]].
** Diane [[HannibalLecture verbally deconstructs]] Mr. Peanutbutter in Season 5, calling him this. Diane argues that the reason Mr. Peanutbutter only goes after women half his age but never seems to be able to keep them around is he like the thrill of new people whom he considers "fun" and interesting. When that excitement inevitably fades, Mr. Peanutbutter isn't attracted to these young women anymore, which is why he's gone through so many divorces.



* FunPersonified: Mr. Peanutbutter loves to make the people around him feel good, and to be the life of the party. The trouble is that, rather than do things that people would like, Mr. Peanutbutter frequently does things that he'd assume they'd like. Also, it's never done out of a sense of altruism, but to keep the people in his life from leaving him. This often leads to him making {{Grand Romantic Gesture}}s to his wife Diane after she's told him multiple times that she doesn't like them. [[spoiler:This attitude is probably why his ex-wives divorced him. It causes such a strain in his marriage to Diane that, by the end of the fourth season, it's implied they're headed down the same road.]]

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* FunPersonified: Mr. Peanutbutter loves to make the people around him feel good, and to be the life of the party. The trouble is that, rather than do things that people would like, Mr. Peanutbutter frequently does things that he'd assume they'd like. Also, it's never done out of a sense of altruism, but to keep the people in his life from leaving him. This often leads to him making {{Grand Romantic Gesture}}s to his wife Diane after she's told him multiple times that she doesn't like them. [[spoiler:This attitude is probably why his ex-wives divorced him. It causes such a strain in his marriage to Diane that, by the end of the fourth season, it's implied they're headed down the same road.road, finalizing a divorce in Season 5. And then, when Mr. Peanutbutter has a chance to come clean about all of his faults to his new girlfriend Pickles, he asks her to marry him instead, starting the cycle all over again.]]


** Princess Carolyn, Vanessa Gekko and Amanda Hannity are capable women on their own right and have ways of handling themselves, but each has issues: PC can’t find a way to separate private and professional life since her work ‘’is’’ her life, making her very miserable and self-conceited; Vanessa has an implied good personal life, but she is backstabbing and unpleasant when in work mode and Amanda is the top editor at Manatee Fair, but can just as easily subjugate to the PowersThatBe if it will affect her livehood, even if it’d be immoral to do so.

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** Princess Carolyn, Vanessa Gekko and Amanda Hannity are capable women on their own right and have ways of handling themselves, but each has issues: PC can’t find a way to separate private and professional life since her work ‘’is’’ ''is'' her life, making her very miserable and self-conceited; Vanessa has an implied good personal life, but she is backstabbing and unpleasant when in work mode and Amanda is the top editor at Manatee Fair, but can just as easily subjugate to the PowersThatBe if it will affect her livehood, even if it’d be immoral to do so.

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* IronLady: Women are capable of raising to top dog positions but it’s usually by way of sweat, blood and tears. Even then, the biased gender meritocracy ensure they often have to work double as much and be far more ruthless and cold in their deals, with less tolerance to their mistakes. They’re just as important as their positions make them out to be, unless they find loopholes to get around those walls.
** Princess Carolyn, Vanessa Gekko and Amanda Hannity are capable women on their own right and have ways of handling themselves, but each has issues: PC can’t find a way to separate private and professional life since her work ‘’is’’ her life, making her very miserable and self-conceited; Vanessa has an implied good personal life, but she is backstabbing and unpleasant when in work mode and Amanda is the top editor at Manatee Fair, but can just as easily subjugate to the PowersThatBe if it will affect her livehood, even if it’d be immoral to do so.
** Also, the show makes the point that once these women become players in the system, they’re forced to become part of the same system and rules that oppressed and blocked their paths in the first place. You can’t play the game? So sorry, there’s the door. You want to do your job? Okay, here are our conditions. You want to do something different? Good, but maybe it would be better if you’d listen to what we want. Only women like Diane and Stefani manage to get some leverage and that’s because they work independent of the system.


* TheSociopath: Joseph Sugarman's LackOfEmpathy, {{narcissist}}ic tendencies and complete obliviousness to his family's suffering and well-being [[spoiler:lead him to lobotomize his wife in an attempt to keep her mood-swings in check, mercilessly taught his daughter Beatrice the way of "woman attitude" without empathizing with her. In short, besides being the main culprit of this BigScrewedUpFamily, his actions led to the bankruptcy of [[FamilyBusiness Sugarman Sugar]] and a whole generation worth of abuse.]]

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* TheSociopath: TheSociopath:
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Joseph Sugarman's LackOfEmpathy, {{narcissist}}ic tendencies and complete obliviousness to his family's suffering and well-being [[spoiler:lead him to lobotomize his wife in an attempt to keep her mood-swings in check, mercilessly taught his daughter Beatrice the way of "woman attitude" without empathizing with her. In short, besides being the main culprit of this BigScrewedUpFamily, his actions led to the bankruptcy of [[FamilyBusiness Sugarman Sugar]] and a whole generation worth of abuse.]]
** [[spoiler:Hank Hippopopalous]] has such an uncanny ability to manipulate and pretend to be a respectable celebrity, that his fans think he can do no wrong even when the rape and abuse allegations start flowing in with several grisly details. [[spoiler:Likewise, those who back him up have too much to lose if they turn against him, leaving the few who know the truth to simply be quiet and move on, least they want a tragedy to happen...
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** Mr. Peanutbutter's relationships with his two ex-wives, Katrina and Jessica, has never been friendly in any way but still, this been Hollywoo, they can at least superficially pretend to stand each other in a proper way. Or so it seems: rage, sadness and resentment die hard when the object of ire is near and upon closer introspection during the governor campaign, it's shown even this fake amiability has thorns. Katrina, always the ControlFreak, is incapable of standing PB during long periods of time because of their intelligence contrast and is using him as a PuppetKing for prison contractors, Jessica is superficial and power hungry enough that she can feel just as PB yet be just as disgusted by his lack of ambition and Mr. Peanutbutter often implies that he keeps the happy façade to keep an eye on them since as it's later revealed the possibility that those two would get friendly with each other is bad news for him.

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** Mr. Peanutbutter's relationships with his two ex-wives, Katrina and Jessica, has never been friendly in any way but still, this been being Hollywoo, they can at least superficially pretend to stand each other in a proper way. Or so it seems: rage, sadness and resentment die hard when the object of ire is near and upon closer introspection inspection during the governor campaign, it's shown even this fake amiability has thorns. Katrina, always the ControlFreak, is incapable of standing PB during long periods of time because of their intelligence contrast and is using him as a PuppetKing for prison contractors, Jessica is superficial and power hungry enough that she can feel just as PB yet be just as disgusted by his lack of ambition ambition, and Mr. Peanutbutter often implies that he keeps the happy façade to keep an eye on them since since, as it's later revealed revealed, the possibility that those two would get friendly with each other is bad news for him.



** Sebastian St. Claire is a philanthropist who’s dedicated to restore the ravaged country of Cordovia through riches, hard work and sheer will. His actions have contributed to the restoration of a semblance of normal life for the citizens. He’s also a narcissist with a lack of regard or conscience who’s charity work is dedicated to building a cred around his status and dissassociation with the true needs of Cordovians lends an air of condescendence to the whole affair. Still, his work is genuinely working even if it’s not giving emotional support and his detachment helps him be more effective in dealing with the horror of bombings. The real reason behind most of his actions is not morality of any kind, [[WhiteMansBurden but pure white guilt rooted in his rich lifestyle]] and the constant screams of dying children in his head every night which he seeks to drown.
** [=BoJack=] came to Hollywood pre-broken, leaving behind a broken home and crushing, demoralizing influences behind in theory, if not practice. You’d not know it from looking at him those days: generally nice, bit cowardly, unwilling to drink, supportive of his friends. However, this was mostly because of a lack of trigger: it was a matter of time the toxicness would bubble if he didn’t find a way to confront it or keep it in check. Once he got famous, his personality and hidden resentments transformed him in a self-serving misanthrope who would resort to anything for fame. Fog clears and fame has dissipated, age is catching up with him and no closer to finding the answer to his problems, on top of now having several regrets added to his baggage.

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** Sebastian St. Claire is a philanthropist who’s dedicated to restore restoring the ravaged country of Cordovia through riches, hard work and sheer will. His actions have contributed to the restoration of a semblance of normal life for the citizens. He’s also a narcissist with a lack of regard or conscience who’s whose charity work is dedicated to building a cred around his status and dissassociation with the true needs of Cordovians lends an air of condescendence to the whole affair. Still, his work is genuinely working even if it’s not giving emotional support and his detachment helps him be more effective in dealing with the horror of bombings. The real reason behind most of his actions is not morality of any kind, [[WhiteMansBurden but pure white guilt rooted in his rich lifestyle]] and the constant screams of dying children in his head every night which he seeks to drown.
** [=BoJack=] came to Hollywood pre-broken, leaving behind a broken home and crushing, demoralizing influences behind in theory, if not practice. You’d not know it from looking at him those days: generally nice, bit cowardly, unwilling to drink, supportive of his friends. However, this was mostly because of a lack of trigger: it was a matter of time before the toxicness would bubble if he didn’t find a way to confront it or keep it in check. Once he got famous, his personality and hidden resentments transformed him in a self-serving misanthrope who would resort to anything for fame. Fog clears and fame has dissipated, age is catching up with him and he is no closer to finding the answer to his problems, on top of now having several regrets added to his baggage.



--->'''Todd''': [[spoiler: Look, I know I'm a screw-up and all my ideas are terrible, but with Becca, I was responsible for something. I had a purpose.]]
--->'''Todd''': [[spoiler: I don't know why I always get into these messes. You know, sometimes I feel like my whole life is just a series of loosely-related wacky misadventures.]]

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--->'''Todd''': -->'''Todd''': [[spoiler: Look, I know I'm a screw-up and all my ideas are terrible, but with Becca, I was responsible for something. I had a purpose.]]
--->'''Todd''': -->'''Todd''': [[spoiler: I don't know why I always get into these messes. You know, sometimes I feel like my whole life is just a series of loosely-related wacky misadventures.]]


* StandardFiftiesFather: Joseph Sugarman, Bojack's maternal grandfather. For how well ''this'' went, reference the spoiler above.

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* StandardFiftiesFather: Joseph Sugarman, Bojack's maternal grandfather. For how well ''this'' went, reference the spoiler above.grandfather, has a mind for old fashioned values, sense of responsibility and fondness for white suits. Similar to [[WesternAnimation/MoralOrel Clay Puppington]], this façade makes it much harder for society or himself to realize he's a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] with a very possessive definition of "love". Not that it would matter; however terrible his actions may be, society would brand them as "ToughLove" or "[[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]]" and he's not gonna start doing any soul searching anytime soon, lest someone confuse this as "womanly emotions".


--->'''Diane''': The stupid thing is, even now I still just want them to be proud of me and think I did good. [[DeconstructedTrope Is that really stupid?]]\\\
'''Bojack''': [[BluntYes Yep]].\\\
'''Diane''': No it isn't.\\\

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--->'''Diane''': The stupid thing is, even now I still just want them to be proud of me and think I did good. [[DeconstructedTrope Is that really stupid?]]\\\
stupid?]]\\
'''Bojack''': [[BluntYes Yep]].\\\
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'''Diane''': No it isn't.\\\\\


-->'''Diane''': The stupid thing is, even now I still just want them to be proud of me and think I did good. [[DeconstructedTrope Is that really stupid?]]\\
'''Bojack''': [[BluntYes Yep]].\\
'''Diane''': No it isn't.\\

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-->'''Diane''': --->'''Diane''': The stupid thing is, even now I still just want them to be proud of me and think I did good. [[DeconstructedTrope Is that really stupid?]]\\
stupid?]]\\\
'''Bojack''': [[BluntYes Yep]].\\
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'''Diane''': No it isn't.\\\\\

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* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Eddie the dragonfly has spent years living his life way after the death of his wife Loretta. However, Eddie is clearly not living out his life to the limit, having become a recluse after Loretta's passing as a sort of penance for having, y'know, caused her accidental death. In a way, he's become way too emotionally repressed and suicidal to ever make any kind of recovery on his own and as such, he's determined to live the rest of his days with mementos of his wife, waiting for his death.]]

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* PluckyOfficeGirl: Being optimistic in a cynical business is a fool's errand.
** Mia [=McKibben=] has every trait of an Creator/AaronSorkin female protagonist: competent, assertive, professional and willing to put a façade of good team worker. Except, because of her need to stay on top in a man's world and dislike for unprofessionality, she's also an A-grade {{Jerkass}} CompetitionFreak with no qualms about her [[InsufferableGenius insufferable ego]].
** Stefani Stilton's competence, bubbly attitude and almost diabetes-inducing tone has little to do with her real attitude which she often uses to her advantage to go for the hottest scoop. Not a cartoonish villain by any chance, just a cheerful individual whose job efficiency is made possible by a humble, pragmatic knowledge of her cynical soul.

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* TheSociopath: Joseph Sugarman's LackOfEmpathy, {{narcissist}}ic tendencies and complete obliviousness to his family's suffering and well-being [[spoiler:lead him to lobotomize his wife in an attempt to keep her mood-swings in check, mercilessly taught his daughter Beatrice the way of "woman attitude" without empathizing with her. In short, besides being the main culprit of this BigScrewedUpFamily, his actions led to the bankruptcy of [[FamilyBusiness Sugarman Sugar]] and a whole generation worth of abuse.]]

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