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* LeetLingo: In "Two Brains Highway", the security code for the alarm on the rare cheese exhibit at the museum is 1337.


* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Despite how ''painfully'' obvious it is that he's lying, Tobey will adamantly deny having a crush on [=WordGirl=] whenever someone points it out.



** Eileen's powers (Grows huge and green when she gets mad) are taken directly from the Franchise/IncredibleHulk.

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** Eileen's powers (Grows (grows huge and green when she gets mad) are taken directly from the Franchise/IncredibleHulk.

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* CharacterInTheLogo: Silhouettes of [=WordGirl=] and Captain Huggyface are featured in-between the "Word" and "Girl" in the show's logo.


* BythePowerofGrayskull!: "Worrrrrrd Up!"

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* BythePowerofGrayskull!: ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Worrrrrrd Up!"

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*BythePowerofGrayskull!: "Worrrrrrd Up!"


* IsThisThingStillOn: In "You Can't Crush City Hall", Chuck shouts at [=WordGirl=] from his giant sandwich press and then "signs off". He then starts singing and dancing to himself, calling himself "Chucky-boo" and "Mr. Handsome", until [=WordGirl=] points out that he left the PA on.

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* SecretIdentity: Becky has to keep her identity as [=WordGirl=] a secret from everyone; even her adoptive family doesn't know her true heritage.

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** And [[MeaningfulName Lady Redundant Woman]] is literally ''made'' of this trope.


* CutLexLuthorACheck: Lampshaded in "When Life Gives You Potatoes..." when Dr. Two-Brains's henchmen ask him why he doesn't just use the gold he steals to buy things, instead of turning it into potato salad and then into cheese. Dr. Two-Brains instantly rejects this idea because [[{{Idiosyncrazy}} it doesn't fit his cheese theme]].


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy refuses to believe a "High-Five Sandwich" is not actually a new kind of sandwich that everyone likes better than his, despite being told by multiple people throughout the episode.



** [=WordGirl=] does this with Tobey when the Coach steals his robot design and uses it to threaten the city in "The Robot Problem", forcing the two to team up against him.


** In "Victoria is the Best... [=WordGirl=]?", Victoria hooks up her recorder to a guitar amplifier and knocks [=WordGirl=] and Huggyface back. She then gloats, "[[Film/{{Babe}} That'll do, notes. That'll do.]]"


** Quoth Tobey in "Tobey and Consequences": [[StalkerWithACrush "I'm going to prove that I'm smarter than you, and then you'll be mine, all mine!"]]



* HologramProjectionImperfection: In "Tobey Or Consequences", Tobey makes a holographic projection of himself to trick the babysitter, but it always seems to fizz out a little bit when she isn't looking.


* AccentRelapse: Guy Rich speaks with a Southern accent until [[spoiler:he reveals himself to be an ordinary person, not the affluent man he lead everyone to believe he was]].



* AllYourPowersCombined: When Victoria Best steals most of the other villains' powers in "Don't Mess With The Best".



* AllYourPowersCombined: When Victoria Best steals most of the other villains' powers in "Don't Mess With The Best".

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* AllYourPowersCombined: When Victoria Best steals most of the other villains' powers in "Don't Mess With The Best".%%* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Steve [=McClean=].



* DisguisedInDrag: Mr. Big disguises himself as an elderly woman in episodes "Big Business" and "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake".



* EdutainmentShow: The main purpose of the show, though it is written and acted cleverly enough to attract a large PeripheryDemographic.

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* EdutainmentShow: The main purpose of the show, though it is written and acted cleverly enough to attract a large PeripheryDemographic.show.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: "A World Without [=WordGirl=]" is about Becky wishing [=WordGirl=] never existed as her birthday wish and being transported to an alternate universe where Chuck dominates the city as a result of [=WordGirl=] not being there to stop him.



* MindControl: Mr. Big's primary shtick is using mind control in his evil plans. It's his company's mission statement, actually: "We strive to constantly use mind control."



* MindControlMusic: One of Victoria Best's many talents is her recorder-playing skills. She can play her recorder so well that anyone who hears it falls into a trance.



* TheMinnesotaFats: Steve [=McClean=].



* MommasBoy: Tobey and Chuck.
* MoodDissonance: Among other examples, in "The Young And The Meatless" the viewers go from being amused to being sad to being amused again in the ending. Even The Butcher himself temporarily stops being distraught just so he can find out what a word means.

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* MommasBoy: Tobey and Chuck.
* MoodDissonance:
MoodWhiplash: Among other examples, in "The Young And The Meatless" Meatless", the viewers go from being amused to being sad to being amused again in the ending. Even The Butcher himself temporarily stops being distraught just so he can find out what a word means.



* MuggleFosterParents: [=WordGirl=] is adopted into a fairly normal human family with no superpowers whatsoever.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone : [[spoiler: Becky has this moment when she wished that [=WordGirl=] would never exist, not knowing that the birthday cake was enchanted due to the Energy Monster's overload.]]
* NarratingTheObvious: There is a minor character, among the fans [[FanNickname he's referred to as]] "[[MrExposition Exposition Guy]]", who is literally the personification of this trope, showing up [[ContrivedCoincidence wherever Becky is, whenever anything of importance is going on, confused and thinking it's the police station.]]
** He does this at the start of "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake, Part 2" after [=WordGirl=] has already been captured. It gets him tossed into the trap with [=WordGirl=].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone : [[spoiler: Becky MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Becky has this a moment when of this after she wished wishes that [=WordGirl=] would never exist, existed, not knowing that the birthday cake was enchanted due to the Energy Monster's overload.]]
* NarratingTheObvious: There is a minor character, among the fans [[FanNickname he's referred to as]] "[[MrExposition Exposition Guy]]", who is literally the personification of this trope, showing up [[ContrivedCoincidence wherever Becky is, whenever anything of importance is going on, confused and thinking it's the police station.]]
** He does this at the start of "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake, Part 2" after [=WordGirl=] has already been captured. It gets him tossed into the trap with [=WordGirl=].
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* NeverSayDie: Becky is almost "Done For", "Finished Off", told "Good-Bye" by a villain preparing to crush her with a giant robot, and we're often told it could be "The End" for [=WordGirl=]. Since the main character is 10 and the target audience is not quite that age, we're never told she's going to be killed by the few dangerous bad guys.
* TheNicknamer: Victoria Best
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: Tobey has one of these in the episode "Cherish is the Word" - he draws a Valentine's Day card for [=WordGirl=] picturing him holding hands with her and a robot ready to destroy her in the background.
* NonHumanSidekick: Captain Huggyface is a monkey serving as [=WordGirl=]'s sidekick.
* NoSenseOfDirection: [[MrExposition Exposition Guy]] is the definition of this.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The Whammer. Ironically, his superpower is repelling objects.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Seymour [[Creator/OrlandoBloom Orlando Smooth]].

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* NeverSayDie: Becky is almost "Done For", "Finished Off", "done for", "finished off", told "Good-Bye" "good-bye" by a villain preparing to crush her with a giant robot, and we're often told it could be "The End" "the end" for [=WordGirl=]. Since the main character is 10 and the target audience is not quite that age, we're never told she's going to be killed by the few dangerous bad guys.
* TheNicknamer: Victoria Best
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: Tobey has one of these in the episode "Cherish is the Word" - he draws a Valentine's Day card for [=WordGirl=] picturing him holding hands with her and a robot ready to destroy her in the background. \n* NonHumanSidekick: Captain Huggyface is a monkey serving as [=WordGirl=]'s sidekick.\n* NoSenseOfDirection: [[MrExposition Exposition Guy]] is the definition of this.\n* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The Whammer. Ironically, his superpower is repelling objects.\n* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Seymour [[Creator/OrlandoBloom Orlando Smooth]].



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: So far none of the characters have seemed to age. Becky herself has had two birthdays in the show so far, yet she still seems to be a 10 year old 5th grader.
* NotBloodSiblings: See NoYay below.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: So far none None of the characters have seemed seem to age. Becky herself has had two birthdays in the show so far, show, yet she still seems to be a 10 year old 5th grader.
* NotBloodSiblings: See NoYay below.
ten-year-old fifth-grader.



* NotSoDifferent: The GrandFinale episode, "Rhyme and Reason", features the PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between the superpowered girls and their normal friends; and how they reconciled with each other to become friends again.
* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Becky's dad does this once, and Hal Hardbargain does it in "Rat Trap".
* ObfuscatingDisability: Granny May regularly pretends to be hard-of-hearing.
* ObliviousToLove:
** Scoops is very blind sighted to Becky's affection.
** [=WordGirl=]'s awareness of Tobey's crush also fluctuates from time to time.
* OfficialCouple: Sally and Tim Botsford - the only two characters who are consistently and mutually romantic on the show itself.

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* NotSoDifferent: The GrandFinale episode, "Rhyme and Reason", features the PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between the superpowered girls and their normal friends; and how they reconciled with each other to become friends again.
* NotSoInnocentWhistle: Becky's dad does this once, and Hal Hardbargain does it in "Rat Trap". \n* ObfuscatingDisability: Granny May regularly pretends to be hard-of-hearing.\n* ObliviousToLove:\n** Scoops is very blind sighted to Becky's affection.\n** [=WordGirl=]'s awareness of Tobey's crush also fluctuates from time to time. \n* OfficialCouple: Sally and Tim Botsford - the only two characters who are consistently and mutually romantic on the show itself.



* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: In "Yes Monkey," the Mayor does this when he pulls out the wrong note card for a prepared speech in presenting yet another key to the city to [=WordGirl=] and Captain Huggyface.

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* OhWaitThisIsMyGroceryList: In "Yes Monkey," Monkey", the Mayor does this when he pulls out the wrong note card for a prepared speech in presenting yet another key to the city to [=WordGirl=] and Captain Huggyface.



* OneSteveLimit: While most of the characters, villains or not, have nicknames, this trope is true for the most part. However, it's subverted in "The Ballad of Steve [=McClean=]", most likely for subtle comedic affect in that Steve [=McClean=] takes Dr. Two Brains' Number 1 spot on the Top Villains List, and Dr. Two Brains' original human name was Steven Boxleitner. ([[NotBigEnoughForTheTwoOfUs Fair City isn't big enough for two villains named Steve!]]) After this episode, there is, quite literally, only one Steve because [=McClean=], while showing up for silent background cameos, is never mentioned again.

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* OneSteveLimit: While most of the characters, villains or not, have nicknames, this trope is true for the most part. However, it's subverted in "The Ballad of Steve [=McClean=]", most likely for subtle comedic affect in that Steve [=McClean=] takes Dr. Two Brains' Two-Brains's Number 1 spot on the Top Villains List, and Dr. Two Brains' Two-Brains's original human name was Steven Boxleitner. ([[NotBigEnoughForTheTwoOfUs [[NotBigEnoughForTheTwoOfUs Fair City isn't big enough for two villains named Steve!]]) Steve!]] After this episode, there is, quite literally, only one Steve because [=McClean=], while showing up for silent background cameos, is never mentioned again. again.



* OnlySaneMan: [=WordGirl=] is considered a genius by the other characters - although she is pretty smart, the truth is that ''everyone else in the show is an idiot'' (with a few exceptions, like the Narrator) to one degree or another (the less dumb often manipulate the stupider ones.) The fact the populace is so easily tricked often frustrates the heroine. And this becomes a plot-point in the BigDamnMovie.
** Pretty Princess's magic horse.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: An "in-character" example. Tobey feigns a British accent unless and until he is speaking to his mother.
** There's also Guy Rich, who spoke with a southern accent until [[spoiler: he revealed himself to be an ordinary person, not the affluent man he lead everyone to believe he was.]]
* OpposingSportsTeam: Dr. Two Brains' soccer team "The Cheese-Eaters" who rival Becky's team "The Butterfly-Unicorn-Laser-Gorrilas" in the episode "Bend It Like Becky".

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* OnlySaneMan: [=WordGirl=] is considered a genius by the other characters - although she is pretty smart, the truth is that ''everyone else in the show is an idiot'' (with a few exceptions, like the Narrator) to one degree or another (the less dumb often manipulate the stupider ones.) The fact the populace is so easily tricked often frustrates the heroine. And this becomes a plot-point in the BigDamnMovie.
**
Pretty Princess's magic horse.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: An "in-character" example. Tobey feigns a British accent unless and until he is speaking to his mother.
** There's also Guy Rich, who spoke with a southern accent until [[spoiler: he revealed himself to be an ordinary person, not the affluent man he lead everyone to believe he was.]]
* OpposingSportsTeam: Dr. Two Brains' Two-Brains's soccer team "The Cheese-Eaters" Cheese-Eaters", who rival Becky's team "The Butterfly-Unicorn-Laser-Gorrilas" Butterfly-Unicorn-Laser-Gorillas" in the episode "Bend It Like Becky".



** Glen Furlblam pretends to be Dr. Two Brains, but he lacks Dr. Two Brains' vocabulary knowledge and doesn't know that melted cheese is called "fondue".
** Becky frequently says things that only [=WordGirl=] would say and vice-versa, nearly revealing her identity.
* OutlawCouple: Leslie and Mr. Big can be an example for this at certain points of the series. They are always cooking up schemes and trying to get away with crime together.

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** Glen Furlblam pretends to be Dr. Two Brains, Two-Brains, but he lacks Dr. Two Brains' Two-Brains's vocabulary knowledge and doesn't know that melted cheese is called "fondue".
** Becky frequently says things that only [=WordGirl=] would say and vice-versa, nearly revealing her identity.
* OutlawCouple: Leslie and Mr. Big can be an example for this at certain points of the series. They are always cooking up schemes and trying to get away with crime together.
"fondue".



** Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy's password was "mustard," and later the name of his childhood pet.
** In the episode "Lunch Lady Chuck", Chuck threatened to demolish the whole school with a giant sandwich press, and the only way to stop it was with the password... that he forgot. [=WordGirl=] literally spends half the episode frantically scouring everywhere Chuck went during the day to try to figure out the password, to no avail... Until Chuck remembers, just in time, the password was "password".

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** Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy's password was "mustard," is "mustard", and later the name of his childhood pet.
** In the episode "Lunch Lady Chuck", Chuck threatened threatens to demolish the whole school with a giant sandwich press, and the only way to stop it was is with the password... that he forgot. [=WordGirl=] literally spends half the episode frantically scouring everywhere Chuck went during the day to try to figure out the password, to no avail... Until until Chuck remembers, just in time, the password was "password".



* PickyEater:
** Chuck's boss in "Chuck the Nice Pencil-Selling Guy" hates all sandwiches except grilled cheese.

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* PickyEater:
**
PickyEater: Chuck's boss in "Chuck the Nice Pencil-Selling Guy" hates all sandwiches except grilled cheese.



* PlotDevice: Exposition Guy is a character who shortly shows up after nearly any crime is committed by one of the super villains. He constantly is showing up wherever Becky happens to be at the time, mistakenly thinking he's at the police station. The show actively acknowledges this character is clearly just a plot device. To quote Word Girl herself after one such encounter with Exposition Guy: "Sometimes we need a little help getting the plot moving."
** (Lady Redundant Woman has just taken over City Hall)
-->'''Mayor''': What do we do now?
-->'''Exposition Guy''': I'll take this one. HEEEEEEELLLLLLLP!!! --"Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman"
* PluckyOfficeGirl: Mr. Big's assistant, Leslie, is this.
* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: In "Rhyme and Reason", [[spoiler: Violet finally figures out that Becky is [=WordGirl=], and is so heartbroken at having repeatedly been lied to that she breaks up her friendship with Becky. After some soul-searching, Becky and Violet start off anew.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Because if they were actually at all useful, then [=WordGirl=] wouldn't have nearly as much to do. Lampshaded pretty blatantly in "Ch-ch-ch-change Day." Becky and Bob are trapped by the Butcher in a bank vault surrounded by customers and are unable to transform into [=WordGirl=] and Captain Huggyface. Pressed for options, Becky suggests with a tone of hopelessness that maybe the police will solve the problem. Outside the bank, one of the police officers asks the chief for direction and he is forced to admit that he doesn't know what to do because normally [=WordGirl=] would have solved the problem by now.
* PoweredArmor: Granny May has a high-tech suit of armor she uses sometimes.
* PragmaticVillainy:
--> '''Dr. Two Brains''': I don't know, I mean, I got a whole "mouse" thing going on here. If word got out that I was involved in stealing gold without transforming it into cheese, well, people would think I'm just some ordinary, run-of-the-mill criminal!
* PreppyName: Theodore "Tobey" [=McCalister=] III
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Nocan the Contrarian. See {{Large Ham}} above.
* PunnyName[=/=]MeaningfulName:
** Ms. Libri and Ms. Dewey, who own a book store and manage a library respectively, among many others.
** Hunter Throbheart, Hal Hardbargain, Sonny Days, Guy Rich...
* TheRashomon: "A Hero, a Thief, a Store, and its Owner"
* RealMenWearPink: A large percentage of the men in the city are fans of the Princess Triana book series and/or watch The Pretty Princess And Magic Pony Power Hour cartoon.

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* PlotDevice: Exposition Guy is a character who shortly shows up after nearly any crime is committed by one of the super villains. He constantly is showing up wherever Becky happens to be at the time, mistakenly thinking he's at the police station. The show actively acknowledges this character is clearly just a plot device. To quote Word Girl herself after one such encounter with Exposition Guy: "Sometimes we need a little help getting the plot moving."
** (Lady Redundant Woman has just taken over City Hall)
-->'''Mayor''': What do we do now?
-->'''Exposition Guy''': I'll take this one. HEEEEEEELLLLLLLP!!! --"Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman"
* PluckyOfficeGirl: Mr. Big's assistant, Leslie, is this.
* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: In "Rhyme and Reason", [[spoiler: Violet finally figures out that Becky is [=WordGirl=], and is so heartbroken at having repeatedly been lied to that she breaks up her friendship with Becky. After some soul-searching, Becky and Violet start off anew.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Because if they were actually at all useful, then [=WordGirl=] wouldn't have nearly as much to do. Lampshaded pretty blatantly in "Ch-ch-ch-change Day." Day". Becky and Bob are trapped by the Butcher in a bank vault surrounded by customers and are unable to transform into [=WordGirl=] and Captain Huggyface. Pressed for options, Becky suggests with a tone of hopelessness that maybe the police will solve the problem. Outside the bank, one of the police officers asks the chief for direction and he is forced to admit that he doesn't know what to do because normally [=WordGirl=] would have solved the problem by now.
* PoweredArmor: Granny May has a high-tech suit of armor she uses sometimes.
* PragmaticVillainy:
--> '''Dr. Two Brains''': I don't know, I mean, I got a whole "mouse" thing going on here. If word got out that I was involved in stealing gold without transforming it into cheese, well, people would think I'm just some ordinary, run-of-the-mill criminal!
* PreppyName: Theodore "Tobey" [=McCalister=] III
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Nocan the Contrarian. See {{Large Ham}} above.
* PunnyName[=/=]MeaningfulName:
**
PunnyName[=/=]MeaningfulName: Ms. Libri and Ms. Dewey, who own a book store and manage a library respectively, among many others.
**
others, like Hunter Throbheart, Hal Hardbargain, Sonny Days, Guy Rich...
* TheRashomon: "A Hero, a Thief, a Store, and its Owner"
* RealMenWearPink: A large percentage of the men in the city are fans of the Princess Triana book series and/or watch The Pretty Princess And Magic Pony Power Hour cartoon.
Owner".



* RecapEpisode: "A Better Moustrap", Part 1 and 2 are spent showing various clips from many of the previous episodes, mostly centering around [=WordGirl=]'s dealings with Dr. Two Brains.
* RedIsHeroic: [=WordGirl=] is the main character of the series and wears a red suit.
* ReformedButRejected: Tobey by [=WordGirl=], "Tobey Goes Good".

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* RecapEpisode: "A Better Moustrap", Part 1 and 2 are Mousetrap" is spent showing various clips from many of the previous episodes, mostly centering around [=WordGirl=]'s dealings with Dr. Two Brains.
* RedIsHeroic: [=WordGirl=] is the main character of the series and wears a red suit.
Two-Brains.
* ReformedButRejected: Tobey by [=WordGirl=], [=WordGirl=] in "Tobey Goes Good".



* RivalsTeamUp: Two-Brains and [=WordGirl=] against Glen in "Dr. Three-Brains".
** In the comic, [=WordGirl=] teams up with Tobey against the Coalition of Malice. She teams up with him again in "The Robot Problem", against the Coach.



* SecretIdentity: Becky has to keep her identity as [=WordGirl=] a secret to everyone else, even to her family.
* SecretKeeper: Initially only Captain Huggy Face/Bob, later Bampy Botsford. [[spoiler: and as of the latest seasons, Scoops, Rose and Violet]].

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* SecretIdentity: Becky has to keep her identity as [=WordGirl=] a secret to everyone else, even to her family.
* SecretKeeper: Initially only Captain Huggy Face/Bob, later Besides the ones on the Characters page, we have Bampy Botsford. [[spoiler: Botsford and as of the latest seasons, Scoops, Rose and Violet]].[[spoiler:Rose]].



* SelfDuplication: Lady Redundant Woman
** Two brains has a bit of this kinda art as well.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Rather subverted, since Becky has a great vocabulary, but seems to prefer being understood rather than showing off. One episode even has her telling a villain it's more important to use the "right" word than the biggest.
** Another episode features a villain ''inducing'' this in people in order to ''sell dictionaries''.
*** Except [[OlderThanTheyThink he didn't know dictionaries actually]] ''[[OlderThanTheyThink existed]]''.

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* SelfDuplication: Lady Redundant Woman
SesquipedalianLoquaciousness:
** Two brains has a bit of this kinda art as well.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Rather subverted, since Becky has a great vocabulary, but seems to prefer being understood rather than showing off.
One episode even has her telling a villain it's more important to use the "right" word than the biggest.
** Another
episode features a villain ''inducing'' this in people in order to ''sell dictionaries''.
*** Except [[OlderThanTheyThink he didn't know dictionaries actually]] ''[[OlderThanTheyThink existed]]''.
dictionaries''.



* SexySecretary: Leslie.



-->'''Beatrice Bixby''' : ''"He's just lucky that my thirty-minute lunch break is only a half hour long."''

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-->'''Beatrice Bixby''' : ''"He's Bixby:''' He's just lucky that my thirty-minute lunch break is only a half hour long."''



* ShoehornedFirstLetter: In "Art in the Park", Violet states that the "three P's" needed for her and Becky's performance are paintings, poetry, and..."pmusic".
* ShoutOut: The names TJ and Becky might ring a bell. A ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' bell.

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* ShoehornedFirstLetter: In "Art in the Park", Violet states that the "three P's" needed for her and Becky's performance are paintings, poetry, and... "pmusic".
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
The names TJ and Becky might ring a bell. A ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' bell.



*** The following quote from "Kids Action News" may also ring a bell for Wrestling fans and San Diego residents alike
-->'''[=WordGirl=]''': "Huggy, initiate secret plan number '''[=6-1-9=]'''!"
** In "Mouse Brain Take-Over," the scene where Two-Brains lets the mouse take over is straight out of Series/TwinPeaks.

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*** ** The following quote from "Kids Action News" may also ring a bell for Wrestling wrestling fans and San Diego residents alike
-->'''[=WordGirl=]''': "Huggy,
alike:
--->'''[=WordGirl=]:''' Huggy,
initiate secret plan number '''[=6-1-9=]'''!"
'''[=6-1-9=]'''!
** In "Mouse Brain Take-Over," Take-Over", the scene where Two-Brains lets the mouse take over is straight out of Series/TwinPeaks.''Series/TwinPeaks''.



*** Done again with [[EvilCounterpart Miss Powers]] playing Vlad Plasmius to [=WordGirl=]'s Danny Phantom.
** In "Chuck with a Sidekick of Brent", Chuck tries turning the city into a sandwich by squashing it in between two giant slices of bread. His plans are thwarted by [=WordGirl=] (natch) and [[Literature/TheBible the bread ends up breaking into little bits and are shown raining down from the sky and being caught and eaten by the citizens below]].
** The password in "Two Brain Highway" is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet 1337.]]

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*** Done again with [[EvilCounterpart Miss Powers]] playing Vlad Plasmius to [=WordGirl=]'s Danny Phantom.
** In "Chuck with a Sidekick of Brent", Chuck tries turning the city into a sandwich by squashing it in between two giant slices of bread. His plans are thwarted by [=WordGirl=] (natch) and [[Literature/TheBible the bread ends up breaking into little bits and are shown raining down from the sky and being caught and eaten by the citizens below]].
** The password in "Two Brain Highway" is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet 1337.]]
below]].



** When the citizens are looking for the word to describe the energy monster expanding when it eats electricity, one of them suggests [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "embiggen."]]

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** When the citizens are looking for the word to describe the energy monster expanding when it eats electricity, one of them suggests [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "embiggen."]]"embiggen"]].



* ShowWithinAShow: A variation: the [=WordGirl=] episodes are followed by a segment featuring a GameShow that stars its own characters (and Captain Huggyface). Like the main segment they're intended to [[{{Edutainment}} teach the meaning of words to the audience]].

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* ShowWithinAShow: ShowWithinAShow:
**
A variation: the The [=WordGirl=] episodes are followed by a segment featuring a GameShow that stars its own characters (and Captain Huggyface). Like the main segment they're intended to [[{{Edutainment}} teach the meaning of words to the audience]].



* SilentPartner: Charlie, the larger of Dr. Two-Brains' henchmen, never speaks out loud and the smaller of the two henchmen does all of the talking for him.



* SingleMindedTwins: Though not twins, and inverted by the presence of Dupey in "The Young And The Meatless", Lady Redundant Woman's clones frequently exhibit identical movements as their original, while saying the exact same thing. This is likely just a case of reducing animation and voice acting costs, even though it doesn't make sense for LRW's copies to know exactly what she's going to say, how she's going to say it, and how she's going to move while saying it, when she does. They only have their own personalities (such as Dupey) when it's needed for the plot.



* SmarmyHost: Both Beau Handsome and Seymour Orlando Smooth.
* SoLastSeason: When the series made the jump from 2-minute shorts to a full series.

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* SmarmyHost: Both Beau Handsome and Seymour Orlando Smooth.
* SoLastSeason: When the series made the jump from 2-minute shorts to a full series.
Handsome.



-->'''Becky''': Why did you write "Robots forever"?\\
'''Tobey''': You wouldn't understand.\\
--"Mobot Knows Best"

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-->'''Becky''': ** Becky frequently says things that only [=WordGirl=] would say and vice-versa, nearly revealing her identity.
** From "Mobot Knows Best":
--->'''Becky:'''
Why did you write "Robots forever"?\\
'''Tobey''': '''Tobey:''' You wouldn't understand.\\
--"Mobot Knows Best"



* SpiritualSuccessor: The premise is similar to ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' short segmnent, "Letterman." and the Electric Company comics had yet another hero named WonderWord.
* SpitTake: Becky and Violet do this in "Mount Rushhere" after trying coffee for the first time and hating it.
* StalkerWithACrush: Tobey towards [=WordGirl=].
* StatusQuoIsGod: As of "Invasion of The Bunny Lovers", [[spoiler: it's been averted. Scoops has learned Wordgirl's secret identity and promised to keep it a secret, defying both his own reporter's instincts and the long running tendency of wiping the memories of anyone who learns Wordgirl's identity.]] Followed up in "News Girl", [[spoiler: where the school paper's new IntrepidReporter Rose captures Becky's transformation on tape and presents it to Scoops, but he convinces her to keep it a secret.]]
** In [[GrandFinale "Rhyme and Reason"]] [[spoiler: Violet inadvertently takes successive photos of Becky changing into [=WordGirl=] and puts two and two together. The fact that Becky has been lying to Violet all that time causes a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between them. This is also not reversed at the end of the episode.]]
* StealthPun: Plenty. For just one example, in "Answer All My Questions and Win Stuff", Captain Huggyface tries to grab Seymour Orlando Smooth, but keeps sliding down his body, as if he were unusually [[spoiler: smooth.]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In "Bummertime", Exposition Guy correctly guesses exactly what has gone wrong with Tobey's robot, Chronos, despite having no clues other than the fact that a robot was rampaging through the city.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The premise is similar to ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'''s short segmnent, "Letterman." "Letterman" segments, and the Electric Company comics had yet another hero named WonderWord.
[=WonderWord=].
* SpitTake: Becky and Violet do this in "Mount Rushhere" after trying coffee for the first time and hating it.
* StalkerWithACrush: Tobey towards [=WordGirl=].
it.
* StatusQuoIsGod: As of Averted in "Invasion of The Bunny Lovers", [[spoiler: it's been averted. Scoops has learned Wordgirl's Lovers". [[spoiler:Scoops learns [=WordGirl=]'s secret identity and promised promises to keep it a secret, defying both his own reporter's instincts and the long running long-running tendency of wiping the memories of anyone who learns Wordgirl's identity.]] Followed up in "News Girl", [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where the school paper's new IntrepidReporter Rose captures Becky's transformation on tape and presents it to Scoops, but he convinces her to keep it a secret.]]
** In [[GrandFinale "Rhyme and Reason"]] [[spoiler: Violet inadvertently takes successive photos of Becky changing into [=WordGirl=] and puts two and two together. The fact that Becky has been lying to Violet all that time causes a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between them. This is also not reversed at the end of the episode.]]
secret]].
* StealthPun: Plenty. For just one example, in "Answer All My Questions and Win Stuff", Captain Huggyface tries to grab Seymour Orlando Smooth, but keeps sliding down his body, as if he were unusually [[spoiler: smooth.]]
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In "Bummertime", Exposition Guy correctly guesses exactly what has gone wrong with Tobey's robot, Chronos, despite having no clues other than the fact that a robot was rampaging through the city.
[[spoiler:smooth]].



* SuperStrength: [=WordGirl=], Eileen (aka The Birthday Girl), Nocan the Contrarian, the Whammer, and Miss Power all have this superpower.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''The Butcher''': Hi! I'm NOT the Butcher!

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* SuperStrength: [=WordGirl=], Eileen (aka The Birthday Girl), Nocan the Contrarian, the Whammer, and Miss Power all have this superpower.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''The Butcher''':
SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
**
--->'''The Butcher:'''
Hi! I'm NOT the The Butcher!



* SweetTooth: Tobey, to some degree, as he frequently invites [=WordGirl=] out for icecream, and wanted all the Halloween candy in "Tobey's Tricks and Treats". He also tried to destroy Zany's candy factory when his dentist found that he had a cavity. Many of the other characters are also shown loving dessert, often eating too much at once (e.g. Mr Botsford, The Whammer, etc.).
* TakeAThirdOption: In "Change Day," Becky and Bob are trapped in a bank vault and faced with either letting the Butcher get away with bank robbery or revealing their secret identities as [=WordGirl=] and Huggyface to everyone. They take a third option by tricking the Butcher into opening the vault.

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* SweetTooth: Tobey, to some degree, as he frequently invites [=WordGirl=] out for icecream, and wanted all the Halloween candy in "Tobey's Tricks and Treats". He also tried to destroy Zany's candy factory when his dentist found that he had a cavity. Many of the other characters are also shown loving dessert, often eating too much at once (e.g. Mr Botsford, The Whammer, etc.).
* TakeAThirdOption: In "Change Day," Day", Becky and Bob are trapped in a bank vault and faced with either letting the The Butcher get away with bank robbery or revealing their secret identities as [=WordGirl=] and Huggyface to everyone. They take a third option by tricking the The Butcher into opening the vault.



* TalkingInYourSleep: Dr. Two Brains is guilty of this in the episode "Showdown at the Super Secret Spaceship Hideout".
* TalkLikeAPirate: Captain Tangent with his faked pirate accent.
* TangledFamilyTree:all 3 instances shown in their family trees for a school project in the final season after it was cancelled.

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* TalkingInYourSleep: Dr. Two Brains Two-Brains is guilty of this in the episode "Showdown at the Super Secret Spaceship Hideout".
* TalkLikeAPirate: Captain Tangent with his faked pirate accent.
* TangledFamilyTree:all 3
TangledFamilyTree: Three instances shown show in their the kids' family trees for a school project in the final season after it was cancelled.one episode.



** a "Botsford" ancestor (father Tim's side of family) looking like Sally.

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** a A "Botsford" ancestor (father (on Tim's side of family) looking like Sally.



* TechMarchesOn: Is intentionally averted. The producers want it to look like it could have been made in the 60s, 80s, or today. No Internet, No Home Computers (the only computers seen take up almost half the room), small corner [=TVs=], a few passing references to home video, and the journalist wannabe works at a newspaper a la Jimmy Olsen. Even the family car looks like a station wagon from the 70s. They claim if cell phones are ever used, they'll be bulky devices circa 1995.
* TechnoBabble: Occasionally used by Tobey and Dr. Two Brains.
-->'''Tobey''': Like I have the time to explain the intricacies of alarm-block-based quantum mechanics to an aggravating nuisance like you.\\
--"Bummertime"

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* TechMarchesOn: Is intentionally Intentionally averted. The producers want wanted it to look like it could have been made in the 60s, 80s, or today. No Internet, No Home Computers internet, no home computers (the only computers seen take up almost half the room), small corner [=TVs=], a few passing references to home video, and the journalist wannabe works at a newspaper a la Jimmy Olsen. Even the family car looks like a station wagon from the 70s. They claim if cell phones are ever used, they'll be bulky devices circa 1995.
* TechnoBabble: Occasionally used by Tobey and Dr. Two Brains.
-->'''Tobey''':
Two-Brains, like this example from "Bummertime":
-->'''Tobey:'''
Like I have the time to explain the intricacies of alarm-block-based quantum mechanics to an aggravating nuisance like you.\\
--"Bummertime"



* ThatCloudLooksLike: Done in the end of one of the original shorts - "Living in the Granny's Paradise" (#14).
* ThatWasObjectionable: Refer to the episode "The Wrong Side of the Law".
* ThickLineAnimation: It's the ''page image.'' What do you expect?

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* ThatCloudLooksLike: Done in the end of one of the original shorts - "Living in the Granny's Paradise" (#14).
* ThatWasObjectionable: Refer to the episode "The Wrong Side of the Law".
Paradise".
* ThickLineAnimation: It's the ''page image.'' image''. What do you expect?



-->'''Prof. Boxleitner''': "Oh boy. This is gonna sting."
* ThouShaltNotKill: [=WordGirl=] doesn't kill or even harm any villain she's up against (Save for [[{{WhatMeasureIsANonHuman}} Tobey's robots and Lady Redundant Woman's copies]]).
** That is the result of a PBS Kids [[JustifiedTrope commandment.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Also in "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake, Part 2." A handyman shows up to demand his money from Mr. Big for designing the trap in which [=WordGirl=], Captain [=HuggyFace=] and Exposition Guy are imprisoned. He gets thrown into the trap and doesn't even realize that he too is now a prisoner.
** Seymour Smooth's brothers are also this, to the point where they did not even know the answer to 1 + 1.

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-->'''Prof. Boxleitner''': "Oh Boxleitner:''' Oh boy. This is gonna sting."
sting.
* ThouShaltNotKill: [=WordGirl=] doesn't kill or even harm any villain she's up against (Save (save for [[{{WhatMeasureIsANonHuman}} [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Tobey's robots and Lady Redundant Woman's copies]]).
** That is the result of
copies]]). No surprise considering it's a PBS Kids [[JustifiedTrope commandment.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Also in "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake, Part 2." A handyman shows up to demand his money from Mr. Big for designing the trap in which [=WordGirl=], Captain [=HuggyFace=] and Exposition Guy are imprisoned. He gets thrown into the trap and doesn't even realize that he too is now a prisoner.
** Seymour Smooth's brothers are also this, to the point where they did not even know the answer to 1 + 1.
family show.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Cheese for Dr. Two Brains, possibly ice cream for Tobey, and Snappy Snaps for the Botsfords and the city in general (it seems to be their default cereal).
* TrainingMontage : Lampshaded in ''Monkey-Robot Showdown''.
** And "I Think I'm a Clone Now".
** And "Earth Day Girl".
** Quite a few episodes have some type of this.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Cheese for Dr. Two Brains, possibly ice cream for Tobey, and TrademarkFavoriteFood: Snappy Snaps for the Botsfords and the city in general (it seems to be their default cereal).
* TrainingMontage : Lampshaded in ''Monkey-Robot Showdown''.
** And "I Think I'm a Clone Now".
** And "Earth Day Girl".
**
TrainingMontage: Quite a few episodes have some type of this.this, usually lampshaded. Examples include "Monkey-Robot Showdown", "I Think I'm a Clone Now", and "Earth Day Girl".



* UndesirablePrize: The prizes on the ''May I Have a Word?'' game show segments are almost inevitably some form of this.
* TheUnintelligible: Huggyface can only be understood by Becky.
** TJ appears to have an understanding of his "language" in "The Homerun King", and Violet does too in "The Fill-In".

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* UndesirablePrize: The prizes on the ''May "May I Have a Word?'' Word?" game show segments are almost inevitably some form of this.
* TheUnintelligible: Huggyface can only be understood by Becky.
** TJ appears to have an understanding of his "language" in "The Homerun King", and Violet does too in "The Fill-In".
this.



* UpUpAndAway: [=WordGirl=]'s standard flight pose.
* VerbalTic: The Whammer constantly inserts the word "wham" or some variant of it into his sentences. "That is totally WHAMMER!" "Are you whammin' to what the Whammer is whammin'?" "Let's wham this thing!"



* VillainousCrossdresser: Mr. Big disguises himself as an elderly woman in episodes "Big Business" and "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake".
* VillainousCrush: And the Fandom won't let you forget it.
* VillainsOutShopping: Variation - in "Becky's Birthday," [=WordGirl=], while confronting another villain, encounters Dr. Two-Brains, who's just made a trip to the grocery store. He may steal cheese, but he buys the crackers he puts the cheese on.
** In another episode Becky runs into Tobey when they're both shopping with their parents. Who were taking ''forever'', incidentally!
* VillainTeamUp: Featured in, "Mousezilla". Tobey and Dr. Two Brains build a giant robotic mouse. Although it definitely starts out well, the team-up breaks down when they argue about what they should do the trapped [=WordGirl=].
** Also in "Too Loud Crew".
** In "The Fill-In," The Butcher shows up as a temporary fill-in for Dr. Two Brains's henchman, Charlie. Dr. Two-Brains tells him that he's too good to be just a temporary fill-in and tries to insist on one of these instead, but The Butcher turns him down flat because "they never work" and even tells him "ItsNotYouItsMe." He later jets in the middle of a robbery when Charlie returns.
** Chuck teamed up with Nocan in "Nocan the Ingredient Finding Guy" and it worked out about as well as his team-ups with the Whammer.
** In the first issue of the comic book tie in, five of [=Wordgirl=]'s villains form "The Coalition of Malice."
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Granny May and Mr. Big, in particular, tend to gain the blind trust of the citizens, making it harder for [=WordGirl=] to take them down.
** Steve [=McClean=] also had swarms of fans in his episode, despite being a known criminal.
* VisualInnuendo: [From the episode Highway to Havarti.] Dr. Two-Brains crotch-level ‘cactus’ while he’s waiting in the gas station check-out. (This could be an AccidentalInnuendo, one may be inclined to think it was intentional.)
* TheVoiceless:
** Scoop's grandpa hasn't said a single word. If he had, it might not be anything nice due from the look of his perpetual frown.
** Also, Charlie. Overlaps with the earlier SilentPartner.
* TheWarRoom: Fair City apparently has one, as shown in "Scary with a Side of Butter". Among them are the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, and Brent the Handsome Successful Everybody-Loves-Him Sandwich Making Guy.

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* VillainousCrossdresser: Mr. Big disguises himself as an elderly woman in episodes "Big Business" and "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake".
* VillainousCrush: And the Fandom won't let you forget it.
* VillainsOutShopping: Variation - in
VillainsOutShopping:
** In
"Becky's Birthday," Birthday", [=WordGirl=], while confronting another villain, encounters Dr. Two-Brains, who's just made a trip to the grocery store. He may steal cheese, but he buys the crackers he puts the cheese on.
** In another episode episode, Becky runs into Tobey when they're both shopping with their parents. Who were are taking ''forever'', incidentally!
* VillainTeamUp: VillainTeamUp:
**
Featured in, "Mousezilla". Tobey and Dr. Two Brains build a giant robotic mouse. Although it definitely starts out well, the team-up breaks down when they argue about what they should do with the trapped [=WordGirl=].
** Also in "Too Loud Crew".
** In "The Fill-In," Fill-In", The Butcher shows up as a temporary fill-in for Dr. Two Brains's Two-Brains's henchman, Charlie. Dr. Two-Brains tells him that he's too good to be just a temporary fill-in and tries to insist on one of these instead, but The Butcher turns him down flat because "they never work" and even tells him "ItsNotYouItsMe." "ItsNotYouItsMe". He later jets in the middle of a robbery when Charlie returns.
** Chuck teamed teams up with Nocan in "Nocan the Ingredient Finding Guy" Guy", and it worked works out about as well as his team-ups with the Whammer.
** In the first issue of the comic book tie in, five of [=Wordgirl=]'s villains form "The Coalition of Malice."
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Granny May and Mr. Big, in particular, tend to gain the blind trust of the citizens, making it harder for [=WordGirl=] to take them down.
**
Steve [=McClean=] also had has swarms of fans in his episode, despite being a known criminal.
* VisualInnuendo: [From the episode Highway to Havarti.] Dr. Two-Brains crotch-level ‘cactus’ while he’s waiting in the gas station check-out. (This could be an AccidentalInnuendo, one may be inclined to think it was intentional.)
* TheVoiceless:
** Scoop's
TheVoiceless: Scoops's grandpa hasn't said a single word. If he had, did, it might not probably wouldn't be anything nice due from judging by the look of his perpetual frown.
** Also, Charlie. Overlaps with the earlier SilentPartner.
* TheWarRoom: Fair City apparently has one, as shown in "Scary with a Side of Butter". Among them are the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, and Brent the Handsome Successful Everybody-Loves-Him Sandwich Making Sandwich-Making Guy.



** Mrs. Botsford says this to Dr. Two-Brains when he says that he and his henchmen will win the soccer game in "Bend it Like Becky."

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** Mrs. Botsford says this to Dr. Two-Brains when he says that he and his henchmen will win the soccer game in "Bend it Like Becky."Becky".



** And T.J. uses it in "Dinner or Consequences" when Becky wants to use a family trial to prove her innocence and get out of being "mega-grounded."
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Between Becky and Scoops. We mean, seriously! He once guessed Becky's secret identity as [=WordGirl=], he didn't care about her actual feelings, he just wanted to take his kid-reporter career to the next level. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Becky frustrated his desires by losing the Vocab-bee contest on propose, thus keeping her secret safe.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Literally in "Mouse Army", when Dr. Two-Brains creates an army of super-intelligent mice, [[spoiler:they are all reverted to normal in the end...except for one, but we never hear of it again.]]
** [[spoiler: In the episode "Birthday Town", Mr. Botsford is watching TV and the mouse is seen in the news. The mouse seems to further its career in science and is shown that he fused a cat and dog's minds together.]]
** Mouse-Zilla is shown to have [[spoiler: survived [=WordGirl=] [[HurlItIntoTheSun throwing it into a lake, but it never returns as well.]]]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Tobey's robots are the only enemies [=WordGirl=] is ever seen punching and kicking. Every other villain she usually just finds some way to subdue or tie up.
** She's even ''hurled them into the sun'' as they cry, "Noooooooooooooo.....!"
** Also Lady Redundant Woman's copies get destroyed right and left, yet in "The Young And The Meatless" and even "Lady Redundant Woman Gets The Blues", it's implied that the copies have separate personalities and even feelings. [[spoiler: Dupey doesn't get turned back into paper in "The Young And The Meatless", most likely because she is actually shown to experience love.]]

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** And T.J. TJ uses it in "Dinner or Consequences" when Becky wants to use a family trial to prove her innocence and get out of being "mega-grounded."
"mega-grounded".
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Between Becky and Scoops. We mean, seriously! He once guessed Becky's secret identity as [=WordGirl=], he didn't care about her actual feelings, he just wanted to take his kid-reporter career to the next level. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Becky frustrated his desires by losing the Vocab-bee contest on propose, thus keeping her secret safe.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
**
Literally in "Mouse Army", when Army". When Dr. Two-Brains creates an army of super-intelligent mice, [[spoiler:they are all reverted to normal in the end... except for one, but we never hear of it again.]]
** [[spoiler:
again. In the episode "Birthday Town", Mr. Botsford is watching TV and the mouse is seen in the news. The mouse It seems to further have furthered its career in science and is shown that he fused a cat and dog's minds together.]]
** Mouse-Zilla is shown to have [[spoiler: survived [[spoiler:survived [=WordGirl=] [[HurlItIntoTheSun throwing it into a lake, but it never returns as well.]]]]
well]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: WhatMeasureIsANonHuman:
**
Tobey's robots are the only enemies [=WordGirl=] is ever seen punching and kicking. Every other villain she usually just finds some way to subdue or tie up.
**
up. She's even ''hurled them into the sun'' as they cry, "Noooooooooooooo....."Noooooooooooooo...!"
** Also Lady Redundant Woman's copies get destroyed right and left, yet in "The Young And The Meatless" and even "Lady Redundant Woman Gets The Blues", it's implied that the copies have separate personalities and even feelings. [[spoiler: Dupey [[spoiler:Dupey doesn't get turned back into paper in "The Young And The Meatless", most likely because she is actually shown to experience love.]]



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Cats?]]: Since he has a second mouse brain, Dr. Two Brains is very afraid of cats. This fear comes up in a couple episodes, sometimes even showing cats attacking him because he's part mouse.
* WildHair: Two Brains did say he sported the dry look...
* [[ItsAWonderfulPlot Wonderful Life]]: "A World Without [=WordGirl=]" is about Becky wishing [=WordGirl=] never existed as her birthday wish and being transported to an alternate universe where Chuck dominates the city as a result of [=WordGirl=] not being there to stop him.



* YouAreGrounded: In the two-parter "Dinner or Consequences," Becky gets "mega-grounded" after missing two of her father's special dinners. This means that not only does she get sent to her room, but her room has been wiped of all her favorite things and she's basically not allowed to go anywhere or do anything fun.
* YouGetMeCoffee: In "Chuck With a Side of Brent," Chuck's brother Brent resurfaces and apologizes for having been such a bad sidekick to Chuck and begging for another chance. Chuck reluctantly agrees and asks him if he promises to do every evil and villainous thing he tells him. Brent agrees and Chuck tells him "You can start by picking up my dry-cleaning. Oh, and I have some ironing I need done too."

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* YouAreGrounded: In the two-parter "Dinner or Consequences," Consequences", Becky gets "mega-grounded" after missing two of her father's special dinners. This means that not only does she get sent to her room, but her room has been wiped of all her favorite things and she's basically not allowed to go anywhere or do anything fun.
* YouGetMeCoffee: In "Chuck With a Side of Brent," Brent", Chuck's brother Brent resurfaces and apologizes for having been such a bad sidekick to Chuck and begging for another chance. Chuck reluctantly agrees and asks him if he promises to do every evil and villainous thing he tells him. Brent agrees and Chuck tells him "You can start by picking up my dry-cleaning. Oh, and I have some ironing I need done too."









* InstantFanClub: “Super Fans”

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* EnemyMine: In one comic, [=WordGirl=] teams up with Tobey against the Coalition of Malice.
* InstantFanClub: “Super Fans”"Super Fans"



* TakeThat: At Music/LadyGaga, in “Fashion Disaster”:
-->'''Fashion Judge 1: '''Clothes made of meat? Uch! Who would wear something like that?
-->'''Fashion Judge 2: '''Only someone who's totally desperate for attention. Next!

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* TakeThat: At Music/LadyGaga, in “Fashion Disaster”:
"Fashion Disaster":
-->'''Fashion Judge 1: '''Clothes 1:''' Clothes made of meat? Uch! Who would wear something like that?
-->'''Fashion
that?\\
'''Fashion
Judge 2: '''Only 2:''' Only someone who's totally desperate for attention. Next!Next!
* VillainTeamUp: In the first issue, five of [=Wordgirl=]'s villains form "The Coalition of Malice".


[=WordGirl=] uses her great vocabulary to fend off villains such as The Butcher, Dr. Two Brains, Granny May, Tobey, and Chuck The Evil Sandwich Making Guy. She never reveals her alter-ego to anyone, including her own family. She and Huggy use their crashed spaceship as a secret hideout.

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[=WordGirl=] uses her great vocabulary to fend off villains such as The Butcher, Dr. Two Brains, Two-Brains, Granny May, Tobey, and Chuck The Evil Sandwich Making Sandwich-Making Guy. She never reveals her alter-ego to anyone, including her own family. She and Huggy use their crashed spaceship as a secret hideout.






* AbsentMindedProfessor: Prof. Boxleitner. It's what changed him into Dr. Two-Brains!



** The Whammer could never get Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy's name right.
* {{Adorkable}}: Tobey fits the description perfectly. So does Becky's dad.
* AdultsAreUseless: It's a kids' show. Surprised? Averted, though, with some of the villains. Becky's parents also seem to be getting smarter and more useful as both have shown off the ability to outwit villains when needed.

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** The Whammer could can never get Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy's name right.
* {{Adorkable}}: Tobey fits the description perfectly. So does Becky's dad.
right.
* AdultsAreUseless: It's a kids' show. Surprised? Averted, though, Surprised?
** Averted
with some of the villains. villains.
**
Becky's parents also seem to be getting get smarter and more useful over the course of the show, as both have shown show off the ability to outwit villains when needed.



* AIIsACrapshoot: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], Tobey's MechaMooks occasionally refuse to obey him, sometimes even turning against him. Notable in particular with his [=WordBot=] in the episode by the same name, which he programmed to be "devoted" (one of the words of the day) to him, only for it to turn against him when he kept paying too much attention to [=WordGirl=] and decide to be devoted to destruction instead.
* AlienAmongUs: Though her intentions are good!
* AllGirlsLikePonies: [=WordGirl=]'s favorite show is ''The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony Power Hour'', she has a collection of porcelain unicorns, and even a unicorn poster on her bedroom wall.
** Violet, as well, is a fan of ''Pretty Princess'' and is fond of pegasi.
** Leslie also likes this show.
** Lady Redundant Woman can be seen watching this at her apartment.
* AlliterativeName:
** Becky Botsford, Bampy Botsford, Beatrice Bixby, Seymour Smooth, Hal Hardbargain, and Shelley Smalls are all examples of this.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The two main romances of the show both fit: [[DatingCatwoman Tobey crushes on WordGirl]], who doesn't like him, while ''she'' crushes on Scoops, who [[ObliviousToLove doesn't seem to notice]].
* AllYourPowersCombined: When Victoria Best steals most of the other villains' powers in "Don't Mess With The Best".
* AmbiguousDisorder: Violet Heaslip, she has tenuous grasp on reality around her.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Justified for [=WordGirl=], since that's what the creator of the show was really shooting for. Appropriately enough, her adoptive family are a different shade of ambiguous brown.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], Inverted]]. Tobey's MechaMooks occasionally refuse to obey him, sometimes even turning against him. Notable in particular with his [=WordBot=] in the episode by the same name, which he programmed to be "devoted" (one of the words of the day) to him, only for it to turn against him when he kept keeps paying too much attention to [=WordGirl=] and decide to be devoted to destruction instead.
* AlienAmongUs: Though her intentions are good!
* AllGirlsLikePonies: [=WordGirl=]'s favorite show is ''The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony Power Hour'', she has a collection of porcelain unicorns, and even a unicorn poster
AlliterativeName: Besides the characters important enough to be on her bedroom wall.
** Violet, as well, is a fan of ''Pretty Princess'' and is fond of pegasi.
** Leslie also likes this show.
** Lady Redundant Woman can be seen watching this at her apartment.
* AlliterativeName:
** Becky Botsford,
the Characters page, we have Bampy Botsford, Beatrice Bixby, Seymour Smooth, Botsford and Hal Hardbargain, and Shelley Smalls are all examples of this.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The two main romances of the show both fit: [[DatingCatwoman Tobey crushes on WordGirl]], who doesn't like him, while ''she'' crushes on Scoops, who [[ObliviousToLove doesn't seem to notice]].
Hardbargain.
* AllYourPowersCombined: When Victoria Best steals most of the other villains' powers in "Don't Mess With The Best". \n* AmbiguousDisorder: Violet Heaslip, she has tenuous grasp on reality around her.\n* AmbiguouslyBrown: Justified for [=WordGirl=], since that's what the creator of the show was really shooting for. Appropriately enough, her adoptive family are a different shade of ambiguous brown.



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: TJ



* ArtInitiatesLife: Lady Redundant Woman can bring pictures to life.
* ASimplePlan: In fact, one of the show's episodes is titled "A Simple Plan."
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Eileen in pretty much all of her episodes (first seen in "The Birthday Girl").
** Tobey's gigantic MechaMooks.

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* ArtInitiatesLife: Lady Redundant Woman can bring pictures to life.
* ASimplePlan: In fact, one of the show's episodes is titled "A Simple Plan."
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Eileen in pretty much all of her episodes (first seen in "The Birthday Girl").
**
Tobey's gigantic MechaMooks.



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Violet can be very easily distracted.



* BadassMustache: Steve [=McClean=] in "The Ballad of Steve [=McClean=]" had a mustache so impressive that various other characters tried to be as snazzy as him with fake mustaches of their own. It even got to the point where Dr. Two-Brains, in an attempt to reclaim his title as number one villain, redubbed himself as Dr. Cool-Brains and had ''two'' mustaches, with one attached to his exposed brain.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: No, you're reading this right. In ''[=WordGirl=] and Bobbleboy'' TJ's success in his [=WordGirl=] bobblehead dolls business distract our hero so much, that she gets smashed to the ground by Chuck's Crusher!! Luckily she gets better, but the villain featured for the rest of the episode was Dr. Two-Brains and NOT Chuck!]]
* BananaPeel: Captain Huggyface uses one to defeat The Whammer in "Crime in the Key of V."
* BasementDweller: This is [[BuffySpeak Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy]]'s secret villain lair.
** He tried to move into his own lair once, but got too homesick and ended up moving back.

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* BadassMustache: Steve [=McClean=] in "The Ballad of Steve [=McClean=]" had has a mustache so impressive that various other characters tried try to be as snazzy as him with fake mustaches of their own. It even got gets to the point where Dr. Two-Brains, in an attempt to reclaim his title as number one villain, redubbed redubs himself as Dr. Cool-Brains and had has ''two'' mustaches, with one attached to his exposed brain.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: No, you're reading this right. In ''[=WordGirl=] Downplayed example. [[spoiler:In "[=WordGirl=] and Bobbleboy'' Bobbleboy", TJ's success in his [=WordGirl=] bobblehead dolls business distract our hero so much, much that she gets smashed to the ground by Chuck's Crusher!! Crusher. Luckily she gets better, but the villain featured for the rest of the episode was is Dr. Two-Brains and NOT Chuck!]]
not Chuck.]]
* BananaPeel: Captain Huggyface uses one to defeat The the Whammer in "Crime in the Key of V."
* BasementDweller: This is [[BuffySpeak Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy]]'s secret villain lair.
** He tried to move into his own lair once, but got too homesick and ended up moving back.
V".



* BeingGoodSucks: Becky frequently misses fun events in her life because of her crime fighting. It even leads to to wish that [=WordGirl=] didn't exist in "A World Without [=WordGirl=]".
* BelligerentSexualTension: Becky and Tobey's "[[FoeYay rivalry]]".
** Though it is just one sided.
* BerserkButton: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy has been shown to be extremely offended by negative comments about sandwiches. The best example of this is in the episode, "Chuck The Nice Pencil-Selling Guy".
** Leslie gets enraged when someone gets the facts of ''The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony Power Hour'' wrong.
** Lady Redundant Woman will make anyone who messes with her copy machine pay. [[spoiler: When Royal Dandy made the mistake of doing this, she erased him from existence!]]
** Ms. Question hates the phrase "No questions asked."
** [=WordGirl=] gets enraged every time someone breaks her favorite unicorn, Angel Face.
*** Or anything interrupts her watching PPMPPH.
** Eileen wants things her way, if you don't let her, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever you will be sorry.]]
** Even some of Tobey's robots are seen to go berserk because of things other characters say or do.
* BigRedButton: In "Mecha Mouse", Two-Brains is defeated by one of the self-destruct variety. It's made frustrating by the fact that it was on well-designed power armor. Also, the button was on the exterior, which Two-Brains couldn't touch anyway.

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* BeingGoodSucks: Becky frequently misses fun events in her life because of her crime fighting. It even leads to to wish that [=WordGirl=] didn't exist in "A World Without [=WordGirl=]".
* BelligerentSexualTension: Becky and Tobey's "[[FoeYay rivalry]]".
** Though it is just one sided.
* BerserkButton: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy has been shown to be extremely offended by negative comments about sandwiches. The best example of this is in the episode, "Chuck The Nice Pencil-Selling Guy".
** Leslie gets enraged when someone gets the facts of ''The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony Power Hour'' wrong.
** Lady Redundant Woman will make anyone who messes with her copy machine pay. [[spoiler: When Royal Dandy made the mistake of doing this, she erased him from existence!]]
** Ms. Question hates the phrase "No questions asked."
** [=WordGirl=] gets enraged every time someone breaks her favorite unicorn, Angel Face.
*** Or anything interrupts her watching PPMPPH.
** Eileen wants things her way, if you don't let her, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever you will be sorry.]]
** Even some
Some of Tobey's robots are seen to go berserk because of things other characters say or do.
do.
* BigRedButton: BigRedButton:
**
In "Mecha Mouse", Two-Brains is defeated by one of the self-destruct variety. It's made frustrating by the fact that it was variety, which he put on his well-designed power armor. Also, the button was is on the exterior, which Two-Brains couldn't can't touch anyway.



* BigEater: Captain Huggyface/Bob, who nullifies the Butcher's meat attacks by eating them. He sometimes takes his eating to the ExtremeOmnivore level.
** A recent episode has the good Captain eating "an entire dimension's worth" of meat.



--> '''[=WordGirl=]''': Change it BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK !
* BilingualBonus: In "The Fill-In", the fictional ancient city Santa Palabra literally means "Saint Word" in English.

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--> '''[=WordGirl=]''': Change it BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK !
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!
* BilingualBonus: In "The Fill-In", the fictional ancient city Santa Palabra literally means "Saint Word" in English.



* BlackComedy:
-->'''Mayor''': "Whoa - a dog from the old days! That dog is probably dead now." -- "Two Brains Quartet"

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* BlackComedy:
-->'''Mayor''': "Whoa
BlackComedy: From "Two Brains Quartet":
-->'''Mayor:''' Whoa
- a dog from the old days! That dog is probably dead now." -- "Two Brains Quartet"



* BookEnds: The final scene of "[[GrandFinale Rhyme and Reason]]" has [=WordGirl=] going up against the original five villains from the shorts.[[labelnote:note]]The Butcher, Dr. Two-Brains, Granny May, Tobey, and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy[[/labelnote]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens VERY often, with characters talking to/arguing with the narrator. In "Lunch Lady Chuck", Chuck reaches up out of frame to give the narrator a sandwich.
* BuffySpeak: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy. The name speaks for itself.
** Not to mention his brother, Brent the Handsome, Successful, Everybody Loves Him Sandwich-Making Guy. Yes that's his full name.
* BumblingDad: Becky's dad...but her mom's just as bad.
* TheButcher: The name of one of the main villains. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when "The Baker" and "The Candlestick Maker" are added to the mix.
* ButtMonkey: The Amazing Rope Guy.
* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Meat My Dad", he calls out his dad for constantly guilt tripping/badgering him into moving back in with him and forming a criminal duo together, something the Butcher makes it pretty clear he doesn't want to do.
* CallingYourAttacks: Used by the Butcher and occasionally Tobey, and [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [=WordGirl=] in "Book Ends".
** [=WordGirl=] herself frequently does this as well. "Monkey Throw!"
* CaptainObvious: Most of the "predictions" made by Seymour Orlando Smooth's obelisk in the episode "Fortune Crookie" are just obvious facts that were inevitably going to happen anyway, such as saying the school cafeteria will serve chocolate milk when they always served chocolate milk, and saying that tomorrow will be Tuesday, even though the day after Monday is always Tuesday.

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* BookEnds: The final scene of "[[GrandFinale Rhyme and Reason]]" has [=WordGirl=] going up against the original five villains from the shorts.[[labelnote:note]]The Butcher, Dr. Two-Brains, Granny May, Tobey, and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy[[/labelnote]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens VERY ''very'' often, with characters talking to/arguing with the narrator. In "Lunch Lady Chuck", Chuck reaches up out of frame to give the narrator a sandwich.
* BuffySpeak: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy. The name speaks for itself.
** Not to mention his brother, Brent the Handsome, Successful, Everybody Loves Him Sandwich-Making Guy. Yes that's his full name.
* BumblingDad: Becky's dad...but her mom's just as bad.
* TheButcher: The name of one of the main villains. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when "The Baker" and "The Candlestick Maker" are added to the mix.
* ButtMonkey: The Amazing Rope Guy.
* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Meat My Dad", he the Butcher calls out his dad for constantly guilt tripping/badgering him into moving back in with him and forming a criminal duo together, something the Butcher makes it pretty clear he doesn't want to do.
* CallingYourAttacks: Used by the Butcher and occasionally Tobey, and [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [=WordGirl=] in "Book Ends".
** [=WordGirl=] herself frequently does this as well. "Monkey Throw!"
* CaptainObvious: Most of the "predictions" made by Seymour Orlando Smooth's obelisk in the episode "Fortune Crookie" are just obvious facts that were inevitably going to happen anyway, such as saying the school cafeteria will serve chocolate milk when they always served serve chocolate milk, and saying that tomorrow will be Tuesday, even though the day after Monday is always Tuesday.



* CartoonCheese: Thanks to Two-Brains' cheese addiction, there are more examples of this in the show than you can count.
* CatchPhrase: "Worrrd UP!"
** Warden Chalmers has one too: "...I'll eat my hat!" Made funny by the fact that he actually WILL eat his hat, and seems to enjoy the taste. He actually started having them made out of meat after his first one didn't taste so good.

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* CartoonCheese: Thanks to Two-Brains' Two-Brains's cheese addiction, there are more examples of this in the show than you can count.
* CatchPhrase: "Worrrd UP!"
**
Warden Chalmers has one too: "...I'll eat my hat!" Made funny by the fact that he actually WILL ''will'' eat his hat, and seems to enjoy the taste. He actually started having them made out of meat after his first one didn't taste so good.



* CheatersNeverProsper: Exaggerated in the episode "Two Brains' Quartet." Dr. Two Brains doesn't even ''try'' to win legitimately despite multiple protests from his henchmen that they could probably win and cheating is likely to backfire. They end up disqualified, but the henchmen plead to perform anyway, and their song is amazing -- the mayor outright states that they probably would have won if they hadn't already been disqualified for cheating.
* ChestInsignia: The star on [=WordGirl=]'s superhero outfit.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Exaggerated in the episode "Two Brains' Quartet." Quartet". Dr. Two Brains Two-Brains doesn't even ''try'' to win legitimately despite multiple protests from his henchmen that they could probably win and cheating is likely to backfire. They end up disqualified, but the henchmen plead to perform anyway, and their song is amazing -- the mayor outright states that they probably would have won if they hadn't already been disqualified for cheating.
* ChestInsignia: The star on [=WordGirl=]'s superhero outfit.
cheating.



* ClarkKenting: Occasionally lampshaded.
** In "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake," Becky tells both Mr. Botsford and T.J. her [[SuperHeroOrigin origin story]]. They [[CassandraTruth don't believe her]].
*** More than "occasionally" lampshaded. By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot!; Truth, Revision and the Lexicon Way (newspaper incident), Kid Math...



* CliffHanger: The two part stories "The Wrong Side of the Law, "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake" and "A Better Mousetrap." It was one of the featured words in the second half of "A Better Mousetrap," with [=WordGirl=] providing the definition.

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* CliffHanger: The two part two-part stories "The Wrong Side of the Law, Law", "[=WordGirl=] Makes a Mistake" Mistake", and "A Better Mousetrap." It was It's one of the featured words in the second half of "A Better Mousetrap," Mousetrap", with [=WordGirl=] providing the definition.



* ClipShow: "A Better Mousetrap." The first half featured [=WordGirl=] reminiscing with Scoops about the many times that she's defeated Dr. Two Brains. At the end of the first half, Two Brains took over the show, then in the second half he showed a series of clips designed to humiliate [=WordGirl=].
* CloningBlues: In "The Young and the Meatless", one of Lady Redundant Woman's copies falls in love with and starts dating The Butcher, while trying to avoid disappearing.
* CloudCuckooLander: Violet Heaslip.
* ComfortFood: Cheese for Dr. Two Brains - most notably in "The Ballad of Steve [=McClean=]" and "A Game Of Cat And Mouse".

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* ClipShow: "A Better Mousetrap." Mousetrap". The first half featured features [=WordGirl=] reminiscing with Scoops about the many times that she's defeated Dr. Two Brains. Two-Brains. At the end of the first half, Two Brains took Two-Brains takes over the show, then in the second half he showed shows a series of clips designed to humiliate [=WordGirl=].
* CloningBlues: In "The Young and the Meatless", one of Lady Redundant Woman's copies falls in love with and starts dating The Butcher, while trying to avoid disappearing.
* CloudCuckooLander: Violet Heaslip.
* ComfortFood: Cheese for Dr. Two Brains - most notably in "The Ballad of Steve [=McClean=]" and "A Game Of Cat And Mouse".
[=WordGirl=].



* ContinuityCavalcade: "Showdown at the Super Secret Spaceship Hideout". Dr. Two-Brains discovers the room where [=WordGirl=] keeps mementos of all of her past adventures, including weapons from all of the other villains and a display that has all of the different ray guns Two-Brains has used in the show. The episode even gives a nod to the fact that Dr. Two-Brains once penned the book Superheroes and You: A Practical Guide.

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* ContinuityCavalcade: "Showdown at the Super Secret Spaceship Hideout". Dr. Two-Brains discovers the room where [=WordGirl=] keeps mementos of all of her past adventures, including weapons from all of the other villains and a display that has all of the different ray guns Two-Brains has used in the show. The episode even gives a nod to the fact that Dr. Two-Brains once penned the book Superheroes "Superheroes and You: A Practical Guide.Guide".



* CoolOldGuy: Bampy, Becky's grandfather, who [[SecretKeeper is the only non-main character to know her secret identity]], and can jump and backflip like nobody's business. He took down a giant robot with just a screwdriver! Twice!
* CoolOldLady: Is there any argument that Granny May's robotic, jet-propelled, air-conditioned supersuit is ''not'' cool?
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Big, more or less

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* CoolOldGuy: Bampy, Becky's grandfather, who [[SecretKeeper is the only non-main character to know her secret identity]], identity]] and can jump and backflip like nobody's business. He took takes down a giant robot with just a screwdriver! Twice!
* CoolOldLady: Is there any argument that Granny May's robotic, jet-propelled, air-conditioned supersuit is ''not'' cool?
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Big, more or less
Twice!



** "Have You Seen The Remote?" when it turns out Tobey had a tracking device all along.
** "Line Lessons With Lady Redundant Woman" when Lady Redundant Woman is told everyone already knows what it's like to be treated rudely.
** "[=WordGirl=] Makes A Mistake: Part 2" both when the handy-man had a dictionary and when it turns out Mr. Big already got his casserole dish back.
** "Mr. Big's Mini-Golf" when Mr. Big finds out that Guy Rich wasn't really a villain.
** "Cleanup In Aisle Eleven" when Lady Redundant Woman realizes the Grocery Store Manager just wanted money for the food she was taking.
** "A Sticky Situation", when Becky realizes that her mom didn't care about the figurine she broke.
* CrazyPrepared: [=WordGirl=].
** [[WildMassGuessing How many emergency plans does she have?]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: In-Universe: Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy, when he decides to reinvent himself as "The Handsome Panther". It quickly becomes clear that he knows pretty much nothing about "real" panthers, such as the fact that they're nocturnal.
* CuteKitten: Little Mittens in "Meat with a Side of Cute", and Violet's pet cat. Possibly even Bootsy The Cat in "Mousezilla".
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Lampshaded in "When Life Gives You Potatoes...", when Dr. Two-Brains' henchmen ask him why he doesn't just use the gold he steals to buy things, instead of turning it into potato salad and then into cheese. Dr. Two-Brains instantly rejects this idea because [[{{Idiosyncrazy}} it doesn't fit his cheese theme]].
** The Butcher could've been rich if he just ''sold'' the meat at an affordable price. Chuck tries to make a legit life but only to return a life of crime over a small slight.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Subverted in "Don't Mess with the Best." Dr. Two-Brains tells Victoria Best that if she 'really' wants to get rid of [=WordGirl=] and prove she's the best villain, she should push that red button on the back of his cheese ray. Turns out [[spoiler: it just sprays Victoria in the face with gunk, causing her to drop it, and allowing Dr. Two-Brains to pick it back up]].
* DatingCatwoman: Tobey rather obviously has a thing for [=WordGirl=], though she continually rebuffs him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Leslie

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** "Have You Seen The Remote?" when Remote?": When it turns out Tobey had a tracking device all along.
** "Line Lessons With Lady Redundant Woman" when Woman": When Lady Redundant Woman is told everyone already knows what it's like to be treated rudely.
** "[=WordGirl=] Makes A Mistake: Part 2" both 2": Both when the handy-man had has a dictionary and when it turns out Mr. Big already got his casserole dish back.
** "Mr. Big's Mini-Golf" when Mini-Golf": When Mr. Big finds out that Guy Rich wasn't really a villain.
** "Cleanup In Aisle Eleven" when Eleven": When Lady Redundant Woman realizes the Grocery Store Manager grocery store manager just wanted money for the food she was taking.
** "A Sticky Situation", when Situation": When Becky realizes that her mom didn't care about the figurine she broke.
* CrazyPrepared: [=WordGirl=].
** [[WildMassGuessing How many emergency plans does she have?]]
*
CriticalResearchFailure: In-Universe: Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Sandwich-Making Guy, when he decides to reinvent himself as "The Handsome Panther". It quickly becomes clear that he knows pretty much nothing about "real" ''real'' panthers, such as the fact that they're nocturnal.
* CuteKitten: CuteKitten:
**
Little Mittens in "Meat with a Side of Cute", and Cute".
**
Violet's pet cat. cat.
**
Possibly even Bootsy The the Cat in "Mousezilla".
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Lampshaded in "When Life Gives You Potatoes...", " when Dr. Two-Brains' Two-Brains's henchmen ask him why he doesn't just use the gold he steals to buy things, instead of turning it into potato salad and then into cheese. Dr. Two-Brains instantly rejects this idea because [[{{Idiosyncrazy}} it doesn't fit his cheese theme]].
** The Butcher could've been rich if he just ''sold'' the meat at an affordable price. Chuck tries to make a legit life but only to return a life of crime over a small slight.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Subverted in "Don't Mess with the Best." Best". Dr. Two-Brains tells Victoria Best that if she 'really' ''really'' wants to get rid of [=WordGirl=] and prove she's the best villain, she should push that red button on the back of his cheese ray. Turns out [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it just sprays Victoria in the face with gunk, causing her to drop it, it and allowing Dr. Two-Brains to pick it back up]].
* DatingCatwoman: Tobey rather obviously has a thing for [=WordGirl=], though she continually rebuffs him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Leslie
up]].



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Lady Redundant Woman is a villainess whose superpower is making copies of herself, and she first sends them out to steal a sofa, a couch, and a futon. She also speaks in this manner (taunting [=WordGirl=]: "You're confused...perplexed...").
** Warden Chalmers talks like this sometimes.
--> '''Warden Chalmers''': Today is a historic day in history, for on this historic day, history will show that we have indeed made history.
** In fact, many of the characters speak redundantly as a means for the show to indirectly teach kids synonyms.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Miss Power in "The Rise of Miss Power."
* DoppelgangerAttack: Basically all of Lady Redundant Woman's attacks.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Lady Redundant Woman is a villainess whose superpower is making copies Many of herself, and she first sends them out the characters speak redundantly as a means for the show to steal a sofa, a couch, and a futon. She also speaks in this manner (taunting [=WordGirl=]: "You're confused...perplexed...").
**
indirectly teach kids synonyms. Warden Chalmers talks like this sometimes.
--> '''Warden Chalmers''':
gets special mention though.
-->'''Warden Chalmers:'''
Today is a historic day in history, for on this historic day, history will show that we have indeed made history.
** In fact, many of the characters speak redundantly as a means for the show to indirectly teach kids synonyms.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Miss Power in "The Rise of Miss Power."
* DoppelgangerAttack: Basically all of Lady Redundant Woman's attacks.
Power".



--> '''[=WordGirl=]''': "Hold it right there, ''Butch''...er?"
** In Tobey's very first episode, (back when the series was still comprised of shorts,) we got this fun little exchange:
---> '''Becky''': "You're awfully mischievous."
---> '''Tobey''': "''Mischievous!'' Are you trying to impress me with your vocabulary?"
---> '''Becky''': "I'm not trying to impress anyone."
---> '''Tobey''': "Why didn't you just say I'm a ''naughty'' boy, hmm?"
** In the original shorts, Reginald referred to The Butcher as "smelly wiener man", and the Grocery Store Manager told him he'd have to "leave [his] personal meat at home".

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--> **
--->
'''[=WordGirl=]''': "Hold it right there, ''Butch''...er?"
** In Tobey's very first episode, (back when the series was still comprised of shorts,) "Play Date", we got get this fun little exchange:
---> '''Becky''': "You're --->'''Becky:''' You're awfully mischievous."
---> '''Tobey''': "''Mischievous!''
\\
'''Tobey:''' ''Mischievous!''
Are you trying to impress me with your vocabulary?"
---> '''Becky''': "I'm
vocabulary?\\
'''Becky:''' I'm
not trying to impress anyone."
---> '''Tobey''': "Why
\\
'''Tobey:''' Why
didn't you just say I'm a ''naughty'' boy, hmm?"
hmm?
** In the original shorts, "Re-Enter, The Butcher", Reginald referred refers to The Butcher as "smelly wiener man", and man".
** In "Re-Re-Enter, The Butcher",
the Grocery Store Manager told him he'd tells The Butcher he'll have to "leave [his] personal meat at home".



* DramaticIrony: In "The Wrong Side of the Law, Pt. 1," it is made obvious to the viewer immediately that the Birthday Girl is the criminal, but nobody else can figure it out. Even [=WordGirl=] doesn't get the answer right away, even though to her it should be obvious.
* DrunkWithPower: As her name suggests - Miss Power. She nearly corrupts [=WordGirl=] as well.
** Leslie has a brief moment of this in "Leslie Makes It Big".

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* DramaticIrony: In "The Wrong Side of the Law, Pt. 1," it is made obvious to the viewer immediately that the Birthday Girl is the criminal, but nobody else can figure it out. Even [=WordGirl=] doesn't get the answer right away, even though to her it should be obvious.
* DrunkWithPower: As her name suggests - Miss Power. She nearly corrupts [=WordGirl=] as well.
**
Leslie has a brief moment of this in "Leslie Makes It Big".



* EinsteinHair: Two-Brains, of course.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: Eileen
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Possibly an issue for Mr. Big whose real name is revealed to be Shelley Smalls in "Truth, Revision, and the Lexiconian Way".
* EmotionEater: This is the secret to Miss Power's strength. As long as there was people in the area who are feeling upset and uncertain, she is unbeatable. She is really good at taunting people to make them feel this way. When [=WordGirl=] finds the strength and confidence to stand up to her and ignore her taunting, Miss Power is forced to retreat.
* EmpathicEnvironment: In "Rhyme and Reason", immediately before [[spoiler:Violet confronts Becky about her secret identity as [=WordGirl=] and Reason decides to end his partnership with Rhyme]], it starts to rain outside to foreshadow the sadness of the situation.



** In "The Rise of Miss Power", [[spoiler: all of the show's villains team-up against Miss Power and help [=WordGirl=] defeat her.]]
** [=WordGirl=] does this with Tobey when the Coach steals his robot design and uses it to threaten the city, forcing the two to team up against him.

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** In "The Rise of Miss Power", [[spoiler: all [[spoiler:all of the show's villains team-up against Miss Power and help [=WordGirl=] defeat her.]]
her]].
** [=WordGirl=] does this with Tobey when the Coach steals his robot design and uses it to threaten the city, city in "The Robot Problem", forcing the two to team up against him.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Chuck asked [=WordGirl=] if she's allergic to peanut butter before shooting her with it, The Butcher tried to be considerate of readers in the library, among other examples.
** Multiple times the villains have rejected each others' ideas for a crime or for how to commit the crime because they think their way of doing things is better.



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: There are quite a few blonde characters.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Captain Huggyface, General Smoochington, and even Colonel Gigglecheeks.

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: There are quite a few blonde characters.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Besides Captain Huggyface, we have General Smoochington, Smoochington and even Colonel Gigglecheeks.



* EvilMinions: Two Brains' henchmen and also Leslie.
* {{Evil Genius}}: Tobey and Victoria Best, not to mention Dr. Two Brains.
* {{Evil Redhead}}: Eileen AKA the Birthday girl
* EvilTastesGood
-->'''Dr. Two-Brains''': (''munching on his own cheese ball'') I may be bad, but I sure taste good.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy, The Butcher, and Dr. Two Brains are a sandwich chef, a butcher, and a guy with two brains, literally.
** Big Left Hand Guy is a (minor) villain who's a guy with... a big left hand. Though also has the power to summon instant taxis (with his left hand.)
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [=WorldGirl=] does this to ''herself'' at one point. As she's lecturing the Learnerer about why his VerbalTic of adding suffixes unnecessarily to words is annoying, it suddenly occurs to her that he said that he ''had been learning her moves''!
** From 'By Jove You've Wrecked My Robot!': "Well, Bob, realize means to figure something out, to understand something. Like how Tobey realizing all those things made him think I'm Wordgirl." (Screen pans to the right, showing a grinning Tobey) "And how I just realized that I probably shouldn't have defined that word."
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Victoria Best is a negative example. She's a student forced by her parents to be "the best" at every activity. She's genuinely good at all of them, and flaunts her overachieving, but is a jerk and a SoreLoser.
* FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Two-Brains was actually the Q to [=WordGirl=]'s Film/JamesBond before his FreakLabAccident, in the serial two-minute shorts.
* FacePalm: Dr. Two Brains, [=WordGirl=], and other characters do this from time to time.
** In one of the episodes of "May I Have a Word?," Phil's prize for winning the initial game is a life-size Beau Handsome cut-out, which he says he doesn't want. When he learns that his prize for winning the bonus round is a larger-than-life Beau Handsome cut-out, he facepalms.
* FanBoy: Glen
** AscendedFanboy no less.
** TJ is Word Girl's biggest fanboy.
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: [[spoiler: The Energy Monster is female and is really named Maria]].
* {{Flanderization}}: [=WordGirl's=] arrogance seems to be [[{{UpToEleven}} at a premium]] in season 3.
* FlyingBrick
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Even [=WordGirl=] is not immune to this occasionally.
** We also see the villains in jail frequently, yet nothing is ever done to stop them from using their superpowers except in "The Return Of The Reprise Of Lady Redundant Woman". It's as if they don't have powers while in jail.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Implied in "Vocab Bee," then subverted in "Tobey's Tricks and Treats"
* FormallyNamedPet: That's ''Captain'' Huggyface, to you!
** Also Granny May's cat "Colonel Mustard", and the other two monkeys in the show - General Smoochington and Colonel Gigglecheecks.

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* EvilMinions: Two Brains' henchmen and also Leslie.
* {{Evil Genius}}: Tobey and Victoria Best, not to mention Dr. Two Brains.
* {{Evil Redhead}}: Eileen AKA the Birthday girl
* EvilTastesGood
-->'''Dr. Two-Brains''': (''munching on his own cheese ball'') I may be bad, but I sure taste good.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy, The Butcher, and Dr. Two Brains are a sandwich chef, a butcher, and a guy with two brains, literally.
ExplainExplainOhCrap:
** Big Left Hand Guy is a (minor) villain who's a guy with... a big left hand. Though also has the power to summon instant taxis (with his left hand.)
* ExplainExplainOhCrap:
[=WorldGirl=] does this to ''herself'' at one point. As she's lecturing the Learnerer about why his VerbalTic of adding suffixes unnecessarily to words is annoying, it suddenly occurs to her that he said that he ''had been learning her moves''!
** From 'By Jove "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot!': "Well, Robot!":
--->'''Becky:''' Well,
Bob, realize means to figure something out, to understand something. Like how Tobey realizing all those things made him think I'm Wordgirl." (Screen [=WordGirl=]. ''[screen pans to the right, showing a grinning Tobey) "And Tobey]'' And how I just realized that I probably shouldn't have defined that word."
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Victoria Best is a negative example. She's a student forced by her parents to be "the best" at every activity. She's genuinely good at all of them, and flaunts her overachieving, but is a jerk and a SoreLoser.
* FaceHeelTurn: Dr. Two-Brains was actually the Q to [=WordGirl=]'s Film/JamesBond before his FreakLabAccident, in the serial two-minute shorts.
word.
* FacePalm: Dr. Two Brains, [=WordGirl=], and other characters do this from time to time.
**
In one of the episodes of "May I Have a Word?," Word?", Phil's prize for winning the initial game is a life-size Beau Handsome cut-out, which he says he doesn't want. When he learns that his prize for winning the bonus round is a larger-than-life Beau Handsome cut-out, he facepalms.
* FanBoy: Glen
**
Glen is one to Dr. Two-Brains. And an in-universe AscendedFanboy no less.
** TJ is Word Girl's biggest fanboy.
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Energy Monster is female and is really named Maria]].
* {{Flanderization}}: [=WordGirl's=] arrogance seems to be [[{{UpToEleven}} at a premium]] in season 3.
* FlyingBrick
Maria.]]
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Even [=WordGirl=] is not immune to this occasionally.
**
We also see the villains in jail frequently, yet nothing is ever done to stop them from using their superpowers superpowers, except in "The Return Of The of the Reprise Of of Lady Redundant Woman". It's as if they don't have powers while in jail.
jail.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself:
**
Implied in "Vocab Bee," then subverted Bee".
** Averted
in "Tobey's Tricks and Treats"
Treats".
* FormallyNamedPet: That's ''Captain'' Huggyface, to you!
FormallyNamedPet:
** Also Granny May's cat "Colonel Mustard", and the Mustard".
** The
other two monkeys in the show - General Smoochington and Colonel Gigglecheecks.Gigglecheeks.



* FreakLabAccident: Dr. Two-Brains' origin.
* FreakyFridayFlip: "Dr. [=WordGirl=]-Brains" has this happen [=WordGirl=] and Dr. Two Brains. It's mixed up a bit by the fact that the mouse brain ''isn't'' affected by the mind-swap, meaning that [=WordGirl=] in Two-Brains' body becomes an evil cheese-seeker while Two-Brains in [=WordGirl's=] body doesn't feel like it anymore and takes on her heroics in the interim.

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* FreakLabAccident: Dr. Two-Brains' Two-Brains's origin.
* FreakyFridayFlip: "Dr. [=WordGirl=]-Brains" has this happen [=WordGirl=] and Dr. Two Brains. Two-Brains. It's mixed up a bit by the fact that the mouse brain ''isn't'' affected by the mind-swap, meaning that [=WordGirl=] in Two-Brains' Two-Brains's body becomes an evil cheese-seeker while Two-Brains in [=WordGirl's=] body doesn't feel like it anymore and takes on her heroics in the interim.



* FreezeFrameBonus: In one of the original shorts wherein Butcher is attempting to rob the grocery store, you can see the sign above the aisle behind him indicates said aisle has chainsaws, crowbars and zombie-repellent.
* FriendlyEnemy: The Butcher, Dr. Two Brains, and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy are frequently handled this way, though many of the other villains have their moments -- The Butcher even Lampshades it in "Meat My Dad", commenting that except for fighting, he and [=WordGirl=] get along pretty well.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: In one of the original shorts wherein "Re-Re-Enter, The Butcher", when The Butcher is attempting to rob the grocery store, you can see the sign above the aisle behind him indicates said aisle has chainsaws, crowbars crowbars, and zombie-repellent.
* FriendlyEnemy: The Butcher, Dr. Two Brains, and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy are frequently handled this way, though many of the other villains have their moments -- The Butcher even Lampshades it in "Meat My Dad", commenting that except for fighting, he and [=WordGirl=] get along pretty well.
zombie-repellent.



* GadgeteerGenius: Tobey. Not much else to say, really.
* GeniusBruiser: Word Girl
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:

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* GadgeteerGenius: Tobey. Not much else to say, really.
* GeniusBruiser: Word Girl
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
GettingCrapPastTheRadar:



** In the episode "The Invisi-Bill Hand", Invisi-Bill is trying to hail a cab and he said to himself, "Can't an invisible guy get a Taxi around here?" Sounds like a black joke to me.
** [[StalkerWithACrush "I'm going to prove that I'm smarter than you, and then you'll be mine, all mine!"]]

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** In the episode "The Invisi-Bill Hand", Invisi-Bill is trying to hail a cab Quoth Tobey in "Tobey and he said to himself, "Can't an invisible guy get a Taxi around here?" Sounds like a black joke to me.
**
Consequences": [[StalkerWithACrush "I'm going to prove that I'm smarter than you, and then you'll be mine, all mine!"]]



** In the episode where Miss Question sends the other villains away. When they return, and everyone battles Miss Question, [=WordGirl=] yells "Butcher, give me some sausage!" That is a word for word quote.
** [[OverlyLongName Brent the Handsome Successful Everybody-Loves-Him Sandwich Making Guy]] joins his brother on a crime spree, and pretty much everyone gives them what they want [[EvenTheGuysWantHim because of him.]] And when they get to the jewelry store...
--> '''Brent''': "...and we didn't even have to tie you up."\\
'''Reginald''': "Well, you could if you wanted to."

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** In the episode where Miss Question sends the other villains away. When they return, and everyone battles Miss Question, Question after she sent the villains away, [=WordGirl=] yells "Butcher, give me some sausage!" That is a word for word quote.
** [[OverlyLongName Brent the Handsome Successful Everybody-Loves-Him Sandwich Making Sandwich-Making Guy]] joins his brother on a crime spree, and pretty much everyone gives them what they want [[EvenTheGuysWantHim because of him.]] him]]. And when they get to the jewelry store...
--> '''Brent''': "...--->'''Brent:''' ...and we didn't even have to tie you up."\\
'''Reginald''': "Well,
\\
'''Reginald:''' Well,
you could if you wanted to."



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Victoria and her parents have these several times in the episode "Victoria Best"
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Also Dr. Two-Brains.
--> '''Dr. Two-Brain's Henchman''': "Stop running, stop!"\\
'''Dr. Two-Brains''': "I can't help it! Mouse brain makes me run!"\\
-- "When Life Gives You Potatoes..."
** The episode where [=WordGirl=] and Two-Brains [[FreakyFridayFlip swap minds]] has the mouse brain do this to [=WordGirl=], while Two-Brains acts more heroically in her body.
* TheGoodCaptain: [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Huggyface]], to be precise.
* GrandFinale: "Rhyme and Reason."
* GranolaGirl: Violet, to some degree.
* GRatedDrug: Most prominently, Two Brains' apparent cheese addiction. He seems to go through serious withdrawal in "A Simple Plan".
* GreenAesop: In "Earth Day Girl", especially during the "[[HardWorkMontage Cleanup Montage]]", which is so campy and over-the-top that it may actually be a StealthParody.
* GroupHug: In the episode "Granny's Book Club" all the villains hug Granny May, one even exclaiming "Hugsies!"
* GirlishPigtails: Victoria Best
** Also Violet and Becky, when they were very young.
* GrumpyOldMan: Scoop's grandpa. He always has the same frown in all of his appearances.
* HairReboot: Seen in "Becky's Birthday."
* HappilyAdopted: While being the only member of her family that seems to remember that she's adopted, Becky shows no inclination to find her birth parents. It's also extremely easy for the viewers to forget she's adopted (aside from the opening theme singing she's "from the planet Lexicon") since it's almost never mentioned and she's very close to her family.
* HappilyMarried: The Botsfords are really the only example of this one the show, but they're a perfect example of it. They contrast with all the other seemingly single parents on the show (The Butcher's father, Great Granny May, supposedly Granny May herself since she has grandchildren, Chuck and Brent's mother, Mrs. Heaslip, Clair [=MacCallister=], possibly Eileen's mom is a single parent as a dad has never been mentioned, etc.). Even the two other married couples, the Mings and the Bests, aren't shown having any measurable degree of chemistry between them.
* HiccupHijinks: "Word (Hicc)Up!," with Mr. Botsford being the one to come up with all the crazy cures. Amusingly, it's one of the villains (Chuck the Evil-Sandwich-Making Guy) who comes up with the solution by telling her to simply hold her breath... only for Mr. Botsford to ruin it by scaring her into starting to hiccup again.
* HighClassGlass: Reginald, the jeweler. Count Cloudy in "The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony Power Hour" also.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Victoria and her parents have these several times in the episode "Victoria Best"
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Also Dr. Two-Brains.
--> '''Dr. Two-Brain's Henchman''': "Stop running, stop!"\\
'''Dr. Two-Brains''': "I can't help it! Mouse brain makes me run!"\\
-- "When Life Gives You Potatoes..."
** The episode where [=WordGirl=] and Two-Brains [[FreakyFridayFlip swap minds]] has the mouse brain do this to [=WordGirl=], while Two-Brains acts more heroically in her body.
* TheGoodCaptain: [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Huggyface]], to be precise.
* GrandFinale: "Rhyme and Reason."
* GranolaGirl: Violet, to some degree.
* GRatedDrug: Most prominently, Two Brains' apparent cheese addiction. He seems to go through serious withdrawal in "A Simple Plan".
* GreenAesop: In "Earth Day Girl", especially during the "[[HardWorkMontage Cleanup Montage]]", cleanup montage]]", which is so campy and over-the-top that it may actually be a StealthParody.
* GroupHug: In the episode "Granny's Book Club" Club", all the villains hug Granny May, one even exclaiming "Hugsies!"
* GirlishPigtails: Victoria Best
** Also Violet and Becky, when they were very young.
*
GrumpyOldMan: Scoop's Scoops's grandpa. He always has the same frown in all of his appearances.
* HairReboot: Seen in "Becky's Birthday."
* HappilyAdopted: While being the only member of her family that seems to remember that she's adopted, Becky shows no inclination to find her birth parents. It's also extremely easy for the viewers to forget she's adopted (aside from the opening theme singing she's "from the planet Lexicon") since it's almost never mentioned and she's very close to her family.
* HappilyMarried: The Botsfords are really the only example of this one the show, but they're a perfect example of it. They contrast with all the other seemingly single parents on the show (The Butcher's father, Great Granny May, supposedly Granny May herself since she has grandchildren, Chuck and Brent's mother, Mrs. Heaslip, Clair [=MacCallister=], possibly Eileen's mom is a single parent as a dad has never been mentioned, etc.). Even the two other married couples, the Mings and the Bests, aren't shown having any measurable degree of chemistry between them.
Birthday".
* HiccupHijinks: "Word (Hicc)Up!," (Hicc)Up!", with Mr. Botsford being the one to come up with all the crazy cures. Amusingly, it's one of the villains (Chuck the Evil-Sandwich-Making Guy) who comes up with the solution by telling her to simply hold her breath... only for Mr. Botsford to ruin it by scaring her into starting to hiccup again.
* HighClassGlass: Reginald, HighClassGlass:
** Reginald
the jeweler. jeweler.
**
Count Cloudy in "The Pretty Princess and Magic Pony Power Hour" also.Hour".



* HopeSpot: In "Rhyme and Reason", [[spoiler:Violet tells Becky that she is not mad at her for not telling her she's [=WordGirl=], much to the latter's relief]]. That is until [[spoiler:Violet announced that she has decided to end their friendship]].
* HouseHusband: Mr. Botsford cooks, cleans, sews, and does most of the shopping.
* HumanAliens: All the way.
* HurlItIntoTheSun: How [=WordGirl=] [[spoiler: destroys Mr. Big's Lexonite machine at the end of "[=WordGirl=] makes a Mistake."]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: Leslie to Mr. Big.
* HypocriticalHumor: Lampshaded in "Earth Day Girl."
--> '''Birthday Girl''': The Earth is trying to steal my birthday! It's giant, green, and spoiled!\\
'''Narrator''': Hmmm... you could be describing yourself, Birthday Girl.
* IAteWhat: In the rare case where the characters are fully aware of what they're eating and do so purposely, Dr. Two Brains will chew through walls to break out of jail and commit crimes, and Lady Redundant Woman ate paper in "I Think I'm A Clone Now" in order to clone [=WordGirl=] and attempt to clone Captain Huggyface.
** In "Chuck With A Sidekick Of Brent", CHF eats a mud-cake that TJ made before he knew what it was.
** Beans A La Botsford
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: The various villains with permanent gimmicks.
** Discussed in "The Young and the Meatless". Lady Redundant Woman and The Butcher keep trying to steal the same things because they are both meat and matching or redundant sets.

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* HopeSpot: In "Rhyme and Reason", [[spoiler:Violet tells Becky that she is not mad at her for not telling her she's [=WordGirl=], much to the latter's relief]]. That is until [[spoiler:Violet announced that she has decided to end their friendship]].
* HouseHusband: Mr. Botsford cooks, cleans, sews, and does most of the shopping.
* HumanAliens: All the way.
* HurlItIntoTheSun: How [=WordGirl=] [[spoiler: destroys [[spoiler:destroys Mr. Big's Lexonite machine at the end of "[=WordGirl=] makes a Mistake."]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: Leslie to Mr. Big.
Mistake"]].
* HypocriticalHumor: Lampshaded in "Earth Day Girl."
--> '''Birthday Girl''':
Girl".
-->'''Birthday Girl:'''
The Earth is trying to steal my birthday! It's giant, green, and spoiled!\\
'''Narrator''': '''Narrator:''' Hmmm... you could be describing yourself, Birthday Girl.
* IAteWhat: In the IAteWhat:
** Two
rare case cases where the characters are fully aware of what they're eating and do so purposely, purposely.
***
Dr. Two Brains Two-Brains will chew through walls to break out of jail and commit crimes, and crimes.
***
Lady Redundant Woman ate eats paper in "I Think I'm A Clone Now" in order to clone [=WordGirl=] and attempt to clone Captain Huggyface.
** In "Chuck With A Sidekick Of Brent", CHF Captain [=HuggyFace=] eats a mud-cake that TJ made before he knew what it was.
**
was.
%%**
Beans A La Botsford
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: The various villains with permanent gimmicks.
**
Discussed in "The Young and the Meatless". Lady Redundant Woman and The Butcher keep trying to steal the same things because they are both meat and matching or redundant sets.



* IncestSubtext: Becky/[=WordGirl=] and TJ. Averted a bit, because technically she's adopted. [[{{Squick}} She still finds it gross, though.]] And, to be fair, TJ has no idea that [=WordGirl=] is his sister.

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* IncestSubtext: Becky/[=WordGirl=] and TJ. Averted a bit, because technically she's adopted. [[{{Squick}} She still finds it gross, though.]] though. And, to be fair, TJ has no idea that [=WordGirl=] is his sister.



* InSeriesNickname: Todd "Scoops" Ming.



-->'''[=WordGirl=]''':



'''Mr. Big''': Yes, well when you've got it, you've got it.

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'''Mr. Big''': Big:''' Yes, well when you've got it, you've got it.



* InteractiveNarrator: Often LampShaded or played with. In "Have Snob, Will Travel," [=WordGirl=] tries directly asking the narrator where the Butcher went, since after all, she knows that he knows. The narrator refuses because, after all, there are formal (one of the featured words) rules that they're supposed to follow regarding this sort of thing. [=WordGirl=] manages to get the one-up on him anyway.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Steven Boxleitner and [=WordGirl=], at the beginning of the series.

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* InteractiveNarrator: Often LampShaded or played with. In "Have Snob, Will Travel," [=WordGirl=] tries directly asking the narrator where the Butcher went, since after all, she knows that he knows. The narrator refuses because, after all, there are formal (one of the featured words) rules that they're supposed to follow regarding this sort of thing. [=WordGirl=] manages to get the one-up on him anyway.
* IntergenerationalFriendship:
IntergenerationalFriendship:
**
Steven Boxleitner and [=WordGirl=], [=WordGirl=] at the beginning of the series.



* IsThisThingStillOn: In "You Can't Crush City Hall," Chuck shouts at [=WordGirl=] from his giant sandwich press and then "signs off." He then starts singing and dancing to himself, calling himself "Chucky-boo" and "Mr. Handsome," until [=WordGirl=] points out that he left the PA on.

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* IsThisThingStillOn: In "You Can't Crush City Hall," Hall", Chuck shouts at [=WordGirl=] from his giant sandwich press and then "signs off." off". He then starts singing and dancing to himself, calling himself "Chucky-boo" and "Mr. Handsome," Handsome", until [=WordGirl=] points out that he left the PA on.



** Dr. Two-Brains' ex-number one fan Glen Furlblam. After failing to impress his idol, now he wants to outdo him.
* JumpingOutOfACake: Bob does this in the episode "Becky's Birthday", and The Butcher does it in "Granny's Book Club".
* {{Kid Hero}}ine: Obviously.
** Deconstructed; see BeingGoodSucks above. It's almost lucky that the only time something happens while Becky is at school is when the scheme itself is at the school.
* KindheartedCatLover: Violet

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** Dr. Two-Brains' Two-Brains's ex-number one fan Glen Furlblam. After failing to impress his idol, now he wants to outdo him.
* JumpingOutOfACake: JumpingOutOfACake:
**
Bob does this in the episode "Becky's Birthday", and Birthday".
**
The Butcher does it in "Granny's Book Club".
* {{Kid Hero}}ine: Obviously.
** Deconstructed; see BeingGoodSucks above. It's almost lucky that the only time something happens while Becky is at school is when the scheme itself is at the school.
* KindheartedCatLover: Violet
Club".



* KnightOfCerebus: Miss Power. When she is introduced, the action is a little more prominent and she actually tries to kill a few characters.



-->'''Mr. Big''': I don't get it, Leslie. [=WordGirl=] has always dominated me in the past, both in her battle skills as well as her flawless way with words. Something... mmm... fishy is going on around here.\\
'''Leslie''': It's the meteorite, sir. It's from her home planet-- Lexicon. Whenever a superhero comes into contact with a meteorite from their home planet, it takes away their superpowers. [[GenreSavvy Haven't you ever read a comic book, sir?]]

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-->'''Mr. Big''': Big:''' I don't get it, Leslie. [=WordGirl=] has always dominated me in the past, both in her battle skills as well as her flawless way with words. Something... mmm... fishy is going on around here.\\
'''Leslie''': '''Leslie:''' It's the meteorite, sir. It's from her home planet-- planet -- Lexicon. Whenever a superhero comes into contact with a meteorite from their home planet, it takes away their superpowers. [[GenreSavvy Haven't you ever read a comic book, sir?]]



* LargeHam: The Whammer. '''Wham!'''
** LargeHam? ''No! SMALL HAM!'' [[AC: Nocaaaaaaaaan!]]
** The Butcher, as well.
-->'''The Butcher''': Sausage CYCLOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!
-->'''[=WordGirl=]''': Change. It. BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The episode ''Two-Brains Forgets'', used with MasterOfDelusion.
* LaughablyEvil: All the villains on the show.
** Most notably, Amazing Rope Guy, who even the other villains think is lame.
** This is averted with [[KnightOfCerebus Miss Power]].
* LeetLingo: In "Two Brains Highway," the security code for the alarm on the rare cheese exhibit at the museum is 1337.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn : Whenever The Butcher and Dupey interact, romantic music plays. Everyone wonders where it is coming from, then a guy apologizes and turns off his boombox.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Dr. Two Brains organ fugue, or Victoria Best's harpsichord ditty.
** In fact, many of the characters/villains have their own theme music.
** Not to mention the word-defining music and the melodramatic sadness music, just to name a few...
* LightIsNotGood: Miss Power's outfit looks similar to that of Creator/DCComics' Power Girl but in [[{{Expy}} appearance]] only.
* LimitedWardrobe: Lampshaded with both Dr. Two Brains and Becky’s wardrobes.

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* LargeHam: The Whammer. '''Wham!'''
** LargeHam? ''No! SMALL HAM!'' [[AC: Nocaaaaaaaaan!]]
** The Butcher, as well.
-->'''The Butcher''': Sausage CYCLOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!
-->'''[=WordGirl=]''': Change. It. BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The episode ''Two-Brains Forgets'', "Two-Brains Forgets", used with MasterOfDelusion.
* LaughablyEvil: All the villains on the show.
** Most notably, Amazing Rope Guy, who even the other villains think is lame.
** This is averted with [[KnightOfCerebus Miss Power]].
* LeetLingo: In "Two Brains Highway," Highway", the security code for the alarm on the rare cheese exhibit at the museum is 1337.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn : LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Whenever The Butcher and Dupey interact, romantic music plays. Everyone wonders where it is it's coming from, then a guy apologizes and turns off his boombox.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Dr. Two Brains organ fugue, or Victoria Best's harpsichord ditty.
** In fact, many
Many of the characters/villains have their own theme music.
**
music. Not to mention the word-defining music and the melodramatic sadness music, just to name a few...
* LightIsNotGood: Miss Power's outfit looks similar to that of Creator/DCComics' Power Girl but in [[{{Expy}} appearance]] only.
* LimitedWardrobe: Lampshaded with both Dr. Two Brains Two-Brains's and Becky’s Becky's wardrobes.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: They keep adding new villains every season to keep the show fresh. The shorts originally had five villains, as of Season 4 the show has about two dozen repeat offenders.
* LoonyFan: A bit of a spin with Glen, who emulates (until he decides to replace) his hero, Dr. Two Brains... who happens to be a villain.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Tobey's threats to destroy the city are usually just out of an attempt to battle (and flirt with) [=WordGirl=].
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Inverted, as Tobey is infatuated with [=WordGirl=] but usually indifferent toward Becky.
** TJ as well.
* LossOfIdentity: Steven Boxleitner is this when his mind merges with that of a demonic lab mouse and he becomes the evil Doctor Two-Brains.
** And played straight with [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling TJ]].

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: They keep adding new villains every season to keep the show fresh. The orignal shorts originally had have five villains, as of by Season 4 the show has had about two dozen repeat offenders.
* LoonyFan: A bit of a spin with Glen, who emulates (until he decides to replace) his hero, Dr. Two Brains... Two-Brains... who happens to be a villain.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Tobey's threats to destroy the city are usually just out of an attempt to battle (and flirt with) [=WordGirl=].
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Inverted, as Tobey is infatuated with [=WordGirl=] but usually indifferent toward Becky.
** TJ as well.
* LossOfIdentity: Steven Boxleitner is this when his mind merges with that of a demonic lab mouse and he becomes the evil Doctor Two-Brains.
** And played straight with [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling TJ]].
villain.






* MadeForTVMovie: "The Rise of Miss Power," which premiered on February 20, 2012.
* MadScientist: Again, Dr. Two Brains.
* {{Malaproper}}: Arguably The Butcher's most notable feature after the meat-based attacks; he ''[[IncrediblyLamePun butchers]]'' [[IncrediblyLamePun words]].

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* MadeForTVMovie: "The Rise of Miss Power," Power", which premiered on February 20, 2012.
* MadScientist: Again, Dr. Two Brains.
* {{Malaproper}}: Arguably The Butcher's most notable feature after the meat-based attacks; he ''[[IncrediblyLamePun butchers]]'' [[IncrediblyLamePun words]].
2012.



* MeadowRun: [[spoiler: The Butcher and Dupey (a duplicate of Lady Redundant Woman)]] in "The Young and the Meatless".
* MediumAwareness: The offscreen narrator often converses with the characters, although it's possible that the narrator ''is'' a character (i.e. in their universe an omniscient voice always narrates); at one point, however, Becky gives a thumbs up and winks at the camera. One of her friends then asks her who she's winking at.
* MemeticMutation: In-Universe: In "Yes Monkey" Mr. Big calls Captain Huggyface a 'chip monk' which causes [=WordGirl=] to later refer to him as a 'chip monkey'.
* MesACrowd: Lady Redundant Woman
* {{Meganekko}}: Leslie
* MentorShip: Could be loosely implied for the [=WordGirl=]/Dr. Two Brains ship, due to him teaching [=WordGirl=] everything she knows as a hero back when he was Prof. Boxleitner.

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* MeadowRun: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Butcher and Dupey (a duplicate of Lady Redundant Woman)]] Dupey]] in "The Young and the Meatless".
* MediumAwareness: The offscreen narrator often converses with the characters, although it's possible that the narrator ''is'' a character (i.e. in their universe an omniscient voice always narrates); at At one point, however, Becky gives a thumbs up and winks at the camera. One of her friends then asks her who she's winking at.
* MemeticMutation: In-Universe: In-universe: In "Yes Monkey" Monkey", Mr. Big calls Captain Huggyface a 'chip monk' "chipmunk", which causes [=WordGirl=] to later refer to him as a 'chip monkey'.
* MesACrowd: Lady Redundant Woman
* {{Meganekko}}: Leslie
"chipmonkey".
* MentorShip: Could be loosely implied for the [=WordGirl=]/Dr. Two Brains Two-Brains ship, due to him teaching [=WordGirl=] everything she knows as a hero back when he was Prof. Boxleitner.


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* ASimplePlan: The plot of the appropriately titled "A Simple Plan" is Dr. Two-Brains trying to pull one off, only for his ComplexityAddiction to get in the way.


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* TriangRelations: The two main romances of the show make a type 5: [[VillainousCrush Tobey crushes on WordGirl]], who doesn't like him, while ''she'' crushes on Scoops, who [[ObliviousToLove doesn't seem to notice]].


* ArmorPiercingResponse: Bob finds himself on the receiving end of this in "The Rise of Miss Power" when he makes his disdain for Miss Power's methods clear to Becky, only for her to tell him that she doesn't care what he thinks and that "You're just the sidekick". The look on his face after hearing this is heartbreaking to say the least.



* BeardOfSorrow: Doctor Two-Brains gets one when he falls out of the #1 villain ranking.



* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Meat My Dad", he calls out his dad for constantly guilt tripping/badgering him into moving back in with him and forming a criminal duo together, something the Butcher makes it pretty clear he doesn't want to do.



* ChewbaccaDefense: Ms. Question relies on this when she's put on trial.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy refuses to believe a "High-Five Sandwich" is not actually a new kind of sandwich that everyone likes better than his, despite being told by multiple people throughout the episode.



* EnemyMine: [=WordGirl=] joins forces with Dr. Two-Brains in the episodes "Mouse Army" and "Dr. Three-Brains"

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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[=WordGirl=] joins forces with Dr. Two-Brains in the episodes "Mouse Army" and "Dr. Three-Brains"Three-Brains".



** [=WordGirl=] does this with Tobey when the Coach steals his robot design and uses it to threaten the city, forcing the two to team up against him.



* EvenTheDogIsAshamed: When Becky's done something immoral, Bob makes his disappointment visible.



* GladIThoughtOfIt: Mr. Big does this in "Scary with a Side Of Butter" where he takes credit for Leslie's idea, much to her disappointment.



* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Mr. Big gets really excited when he learns that Leslie TookALevelInBadass and nearly took over the city while he was away.



-->'''[=WordGirl=]''': You fiend!\\
'''Mr. Big''': Yes, well when you've got it, you've got it.\\
--"Mr. Big"

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-->'''[=WordGirl=]''': -->'''[=WordGirl=]''':
** From "Mr. Big":
--->'''[=WordGirl=]:'''
You fiend!\\
'''Mr. Big''': Yes, well when you've got it, you've got it.\\
--"Mr. Big"
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** When an overly-aggressive [=WordGirl=] calls Dr. Two-Brains's plan stupid, he essentially goes, "And your point?"



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: At one point Granny May attempts to enlist the help of her hulking grandson Eugene, although this is foiled by Violet when she caters to his [[GentleGiant timid nature]].



* NeverMyFault: When a group of rightfully pissed-off super villains ask Mr. Big why he hypnotized his allies just to build him a miniature golf course, his justification for his actions is to blame Guy Rich (a villain who faked being richer than him). As he puts it, if Guy Rich hadn't showed up to brag, none of what happened would've happened.



* OhCrap: Dr. Boxleitner gives this expression when Squeaky presses the red button that causes the experiment to read his mind to turn the two into Dr. Two-Brains.



* PaperThinDisguise: The Butcher in "Ch-ch-ch-change Day," wearing nothing but an obviously fake mustache. That, and [=WordGirl=] herself to a degree.
** In "Oh What a Tangled Knot You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy", the titular villain uses these combined with his impression skills to pretend to be his fellow villains and commit crimes. Being as stupid as the populus is, they actually believe him to be said villains.

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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise:
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The Butcher in "Ch-ch-ch-change Day," Day", wearing nothing but an obviously fake mustache. That, and [=WordGirl=] herself to a degree.
mustache.
** In "Oh What a Tangled Knot You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy", the titular villain uses these combined with his impression skills to pretend to be his fellow villains and commit crimes. Being as stupid as the populus is, they actually believe him to be said villains. villains.
** Mr. Big uses one in "Banned on the Run" and even [=WordGirl=] falls for it, even though this "disguise" consists of a fake mustache and top hat.
** Subverted in "The Talented Mr. Birg", where [=WordGirl=] spends most of the episode harassing Mr. Birg, a man who sounds and looks exactly like Mr. Big but with a fake mustache. It's later revealed that this man happens to be his doppelganger.



** In "The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker," a subplot involves Becky desperately trying to obtain a very weird type of birthday cake for her father.



* PlayingATree: Scoops gets cast as a wall in the school play. It's an interesting twist, considering [[spoiler:he saves the play when the other characters are off dealing with villains by narrating it himself]].



* SayingTooMuch: In "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot!", Tobey catches himself a bit too late when his list of reasons why Becky is similar to [=WordGirl=] starts heading into romantic territory.



* ShipTease:
** Violet has some with Scoops.
** [[spoiler:Scoops gets some with Becky as well once he learns of her SecretIdentity, because sharing the secret brings them closer together.]]



--"Bummterime"

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--"Bummterime"--"Bummertime"
* TemptingFate: At the end of "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot!", when Mrs. Botsford tells Tobey he's in big trouble, he scoffs at her and tells her she isn't his mother. Cue the sudden arrival of Mrs. [=McCallister=], complete with ominous lightning flashes.



* WeCanRuleTogether: In "The Rise of Miss Power", Miss Power tries this with [=WordGirl=] until she gets wise.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: [=WordGirl=] and Dr. Boxleitner used to be friends until [[FreakLabAccident he transformed into the evil Dr. Two-Brains]].



* WeUsedToBeFriends: [=WordGirl=] and Dr. Boxleitner used to be friends until [[FreakLabAccident he transformed into the evil Dr. Two-Brains]].


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* WhiteFlag: When [=WordGirl=] has been falsely jailed, it's up to Captain [=HuggyFace=] to stop literally every single villain [=WordGirl's=] ever faced going on rampage all at once. While a capable crime fighter, this proves to be to much for the good captain and he soon gives in by waving a white flag.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Granny May pulls this in "Down with Word Up" when she manages to deceive the citizens (except T.J.) into thinking [=WordGirl=] is a [[HeroWithBadPublicity cold-hearted menace]] who hurts elderly people.

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