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** A Literature teachers recounts [[Literature/TheIliad Hector's mortifying death at the hand of Achillies]]. She even smugly recounts how [[DirtyCoward Hector is running like a pussy and crying for mercy.]]

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** A Literature teachers recounts [[Literature/TheIliad Hector's mortifying death at the hand of Achillies]].Achilles]]. She even smugly recounts how [[DirtyCoward Hector is running like a pussy and crying for mercy.]]



* EveryoneHasStandards: Buddy actually grows disgusted of Jerry's cowardice and the immensely dumb things he has done to try to dodge the fight and he actually calls it off in the last act, calling Jerry a "pussy". Backfires on him, though -- the insult hits Jerry's RageBreakingPoint and he finally accepts the fight.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Buddy actually grows disgusted of Jerry's cowardice and is so digusted at the immensely dumb things he lengths that Jerry has done gone to try in trying to dodge the avoid their fight that he finally relents and he actually calls it off in the last act, calling agrees to let Jerry simply buy him off, seeing Jerry as a "pussy". Backfires "pussy" who isn't even worth fighting. It backfires on him, though -- however, as the insult hits Jerry's RageBreakingPoint RageBreakingPoint, and he finally accepts the fight.



* GeniusBruiser: Hinted at with Buddy. When Craig goes looking for him, he finds Buddy quietly reading ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' in the library. Later, Buddy tries to cheat on Jerry's math test, but then reveals that he could have easily solved the problems himself. Buddy seems to prefer being a feared bully over being recognized as intelligent.

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* GeniusBruiser: Hinted Buddy is hinted at with Buddy.having HiddenDepths. When Craig goes looking for him, he finds Buddy quietly reading ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' in the library. Later, Buddy tries to cheat on Jerry's math test, but then reveals that he could have easily solved the problems himself. Buddy seems to prefer being a feared bully over being recognized as intelligent.



* IronicEcho: Both BookEnd GossipEvolution scenes have someone calling the person being talked about (Buddy and Jerry, respectively) "a psycho".

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* IronicEcho: Both BookEnd GossipEvolution scenes have someone calling the person being talked about (Buddy and Jerry, respectively) "a psycho".psycho."


''Three O'Clock High'' is a high school comedy from 1987, directed by Phil Joanau and starring Casey Siemaszko.

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''Three O'Clock High'' is a high school comedy from 1987, directed by Phil Joanau Joanou and starring Casey Siemaszko.


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* InTheStyleOf: Phil Joanou cited Creator/MartinScorsese as a primary influence on his direction of the film, saying that he was specifically aiming for a high school version of ''Film/AfterHours''.


* EveryoneHasStandards: Buddy actually grows disgusted of Jerry's cowardice and the immensely dumb things he has done to try to dodge the fight and he actually calls it off in the last act, calling Jerry a "pussy". Backfires on him, though -- the insult hits Jerry's RageBreakingPoint and he finally accepts the fight.



* HiddenDepths: Hinted at with Buddy due to the way he seems to hide his intelligence.

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* HiddenDepths: Hinted at with Buddy due to the way he seems to hide his intelligence. He even does the math problem that is given to him to prove he wasn't cheating with an ease that surprises Jerry and the principal.

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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: OK, three o'clock P.M., actually, but the trope still fits. Most of the plot, as a result, is a RaceAgainstTime.


* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: One of Jerry's attempts to avert the fight, on the recommendation of his sister is to get himself suspended for the day. He tries to do this in his English Lit class by volunteering to recite a book report for the whole class, and then generally being boorish, lighting a cigarette, making a pass at the teacher and even dropping ashes into her coffee. This backfires when she becomes [[HotForStudent romantically aroused]] by this assertive behavior. at the end of the film she gives him her phone number.
* ChickMagnet: By the end of the film, Jerry's best friend, his English teacher, and the head cheerleader of his highschool are all smitten and horny for him.

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* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: One of Jerry's attempts to avert the fight, on the recommendation of his sister is to get himself suspended for the day. He tries to do this in his English Lit class by volunteering to recite a book report for the whole class, and then generally being boorish, lighting a cigarette, making a pass at the teacher and even dropping ashes into her coffee. This backfires when she becomes [[HotForStudent romantically aroused]] by this assertive behavior. at At the end of the film she gives him her phone number.
* ChallengingTheBully: Double subverted. Most of the film's plot follows Jerry's increasingly insane attempts to ''escape'' the challenge the bully has given him, but on the third act Buddy pisses Jerry off by calling him a coward and he accepts Buddy's challenge for real.
* ChickMagnet: By the end of the film, Jerry's best friend, his English teacher, and the head cheerleader of his highschool high school are all smitten and horny for him.

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* SmileOfApproval: Buddy gives Jerry a faint smile before walking off, showing that Jerry gained his respect for standing up to him.


*** Jerry also kissing a teacher should be cause for alarm but both parties involved received little to no consequences for it.


** Jerry spent the whole movie trying to avoid fighting Buddy but it was Buddy calling him a coward was what motivated him to agree on fighting him.

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** Jerry spent the whole movie trying to avoid fighting Buddy but it was Buddy calling him a coward was what motivated him to agree on fighting him.


*** Jerry also getting kissing a teacher should be cause for alarm but both parties involved received little to no consequences for it.

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*** Jerry also getting kissing a teacher should be cause for alarm but both parties involved received little to no consequences for it.

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*** Jerry also getting kissing a teacher should be cause for alarm but both parties involved received little to no consequences for it.


* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: After being bested by Jerry, Buddy shows up to returns his money and drops further hostility]].

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* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: After being bested by Jerry, Buddy shows up to returns return his money and drops further hostility]].


-->--'''Buddy Revell'''

''Three O'Clock High'' is a high school comedy from [[TheEighties 1987]], directed by Phil Joanau and starring Casey Siemaszko.

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-->--'''Buddy -->-- '''Buddy Revell'''

''Three O'Clock High'' is a high school comedy from [[TheEighties 1987]], 1987, directed by Phil Joanau and starring Casey Siemaszko.



* ArcWords: ''“It looks like it’s gonna be one of those days.”'' These were [[BookEnds Jerry’s first words and last words in the movie]].

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* ArcWords: ''“It looks like it’s gonna be one of those days.”'' These were [[BookEnds [[{{Bookends}} Jerry’s first words and last words in the movie]].



* BookEnds: At the beginning of the movie we are informed about Buddy by a montage of random students gossiping about the [[NewTransferStudent New Kid]] with highly improbable anecdotes. At the end, we have a nearly identical montage of the same students gossiping about Jerry with anecdotes we know are exaggerated.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: At the beginning of the movie we are informed about Buddy by a montage of random students gossiping about the [[NewTransferStudent New Kid]] with highly improbable anecdotes. At the end, we have a nearly identical montage of the same students gossiping about Jerry with anecdotes we know are exaggerated.


* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Not counting the final scene in the show, the entire plot takes place within 8 hours. And counting it - it still wraps within 24.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Not counting the final scene in the show, scene, the entire plot takes place within 8 hours. And counting it - it still wraps within 24.


* {{Adorkable}}: Franny with all her strange antics and obvious crush on Jerry from the very start.



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Not counting the final scene in the show, the entire plot takes place within 8 hours. And counting it - it still wraps within 24.



* AFriendInNeed: After an angry split up with Jerry in the middle of the film, Vince [[TheCavalry returns during the fight]] just in time to save his friend.



* GoThroughMe: Franny tries to pull this over Buddy during the actual fight. Predictably, he effortlessly pushs her over.
* {{Goth}}: Franny is a proto-goth.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: After being bested by Jerry, Buddy shows up to returns his money and drops further hostility]].



* TranquilFury: Buddy might have huge BerserkButton that is very easy to push, but he remains collected and focused, while extremely pissed off.



* WhatTheHellHero: In the third act, Buddy relents and allows Jerry to simply buy his way out of the fight, but he criticizes Jerry for not standing up for himself. Ultimately it's this shame that causes Jerry to choose to fight even though he doesn't need to.

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* WhatTheHellHero: In the third act, Buddy relents and allows Jerry to simply buy his way out of the fight, but he criticizes Jerry for not standing up for himself. Ultimately it's this shame that causes Jerry to choose to fight even though he doesn't need to.to.
* WouldntHitAGirl: While Buddy has no qualms about attacking adult faculty members and security staff, he simply, if strongly, pushes Franny aside when she tries to stop him from beating Jerry up.

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