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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Bitty has been shipped with the entirety of the Samwell Hockey Team (and Lardo platonically), plus Tater, Kent and even Bad Bob, besides various OCs. Sometimes even more than [[OT3 one at the time]]. There are even ships including [[{{Polyamory}} the entire Samwell Hockey Team/Bitty]].

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Bitty has been shipped with the entirety of the Samwell Hockey Team (and Lardo platonically), plus Tater, Kent and even Bad Bob, besides various OCs.{{Original Character}}s. Sometimes even more than [[OT3 one at the time]]. There are even ships including [[{{Polyamory}} the entire Samwell Hockey Team/Bitty]].


* CrackShip: Alexei "Tater" Mashkov/Kent "Parse" Parson came out of nowhere after Tater's introduction. They haven't met yet, but fans like them together, to have a [[ShipMates ship mate]] to Eric/Jack.

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* CrackShip: Alexei "Tater" Mashkov/Kent "Parse" Parson came out of nowhere after Tater's introduction. They haven't They've only met yet, once (on-ice, and Tater referenced Kent later in an extremely derogative way), but fans like them together, to have a [[ShipMates ship mate]] to Eric/Jack.


* BrokenBase: The fandom is split on whether or not Kent Parson was abusive, despite him only being shown in a few comics. It's probably the biggest source of fandom drama. Year 3.7 confirms that [[spoiler:Jack didn't think that Kent was good for him and describes their relationship as mostly physical. YMMV on how much he's lying to himself and/or Bitty, as past extras have shown his relationship with Kent to be more than that.]]
** A lighter example: The fandom fell into the same divide as the SMH team in the Attic vs Cockroach debate.

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* BrokenBase: The fandom is split on whether or not Kent Parson was abusive, despite him only being shown in a few comics. It's probably the biggest source of fandom drama. Year 3.7 confirms that [[spoiler:Jack didn't think that Kent was good for him and describes their relationship as mostly physical. YMMV on how much he's lying to himself and/or Bitty, as past extras have shown his relationship with Kent to be more than that.]]
** A lighter example: The the fandom fell into the same divide as the SMH team in the Attic vs Cockroach debate.



** Both NHL teams wearing white jerseys? Sure! The home team in white and the away team in black? Why not!



* FanPreferredCouple: Bittle/Jack
** There's a considerable amount of fans for Jack/Kent because of the angst and possible character studies
** Dex/Nursey are popular enough to compete with the BetaCouple Shitty/Lardo

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* FanPreferredCouple: Bittle/Jack
** There's a considerable amount of fans for Jack/Kent because of the angst and possible character studies
Bittle/Jack was this before they graduated to OfficialCouple status.
** Dex/Nursey are popular enough to compete with the BetaCouple Shitty/LardoShitty/Lardo.



** Chowder ends up playing in the NHL

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** Chowder ends up playing in the NHL NHL .



* FridgeLogic: NHL player's college friend has a relatively popular blog where he talks about said player? No way hockey fans - many of whom are invested in RealPersonFic - haven't put 2 & 2 together with Bitty's tweets and vague comments to realize [[spoiler:that Jack and Bitty are dating.]]
** In 3.6 [[spoiler: Jack reveals to Bitty that Kent Parson is interested in men. Logical for a discussion of sexual histories, until you realize that Jack, who is hyperaware of how his own sexuality could impact his NHL career, would never tell someone who runs a vlog and isn't subtle about another closeted player's sexuality. Doesn't help that Bitty doesn't like Kent Parson very much.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Downplayed, but some people think this happens to Bittle. The 2 first years of the plot heavily focus on Jack's issues, his past and his plans for the future, on the other hand, Bittle only get focus on his coming out and his crush on [[spoiler: Jack]], during year 2. A lot of things about Bittle end up never really being talked about or explored, such as his relationship with his father and his conservative family, his bullying-filled childhood, the origin of his fear of checking, which seems to expand on most forms of physical contact and his romantic life.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Downplayed, but some people think this happens to Bittle. The 2 first years of the plot heavily focus on Jack's issues, his past and his plans for the future, on the other hand, while Bittle only get got focus on his coming out and his crush on [[spoiler: Jack]], Jack]] during year 2. A lot of things about Bittle end up never really being talked about or explored, such as his relationship with his father and his conservative family, his bullying-filled childhood, the origin of his fear of checking, which seems to expand on most forms of physical contact and his romantic life. However, WordOfGod is that most of these will be addressed during Year 4, so there's still time for an AuthorsSavingThrow.



** Jack, oh holy god, '''''Jack''''' is the woobie above woobies in this comic.
*** He struggled throughout childhood to please his (NHL star) father, eventually leading to full-blown anxiety disorder, which he had to take medication for.

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** Jack, oh holy god, '''''Jack''''' Jack is the woobie above woobies in this comic.
*** He struggled throughout childhood to please live up to his (NHL star) father, eventually leading to full-blown anxiety disorder, which he had to take medication for.



*** And for the icing on the cake? In ''Parse III'', it's implied that [[spoiler: he was not only in a relationship with the same best friend who was first draft pick when Jack instead went to rehab, but said relationship was more than a little rocky. (YMMV on whether or not it was abusive. Based on Year 3's updates, it really sounds like it wasn't.)]] There are not enough words in the world to describe how badly this poor boy needs a hug.

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*** And for the icing on the cake? In ''Parse III'', it's implied It turns out that [[spoiler: he was not only in a relationship with the same best friend who was first draft pick when Jack instead went to rehab, but said relationship was more than a little rocky. (YMMV on whether or apparently not it was abusive. Based on Year 3's updates, it really sounds like it wasn't.)]] all that healthy.]] There are not enough words in the world to describe how badly this poor boy needs a hug.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: A LOT.
** From the first comic; Bitty expresses excitement for meeting The Boys for the first time, and for the fact that the kitchens are open. "I hope they like pecan pie!" One GilliganCut later....
--> Well. I met the boys. I ahve never been more disheartened with male hygiene in my entire 18 years of life. And the things they did to my pecan pie were felonious.
** Jack's EstablishingCharacterMoment;
--> '''Jack''': Bittle. You need to eat more protein.
--> '''Bitty looks at the screen, unimpressed, as "BITCH U DID NOT" flashes next to him'''
** Hockey Shit With Ransom & Holster. All of it.
** Jack decides to give Bitty checking clinics to help him with his fear creates quite a few in one update.
--> Reason #17 to hate Jack Zimmermann. He woke me up. At 4AM. The skate as Faber. On a Sunday. Because Jack Zimmermann works harder than God.

--> '''Bitty''': It's so early I'm going to vomit.
--> '''Jack''': You've never seen the sun rise from a rink, eh? Thought you were a figure skating champion.
--> '''Bitty''': I am and I ''have'', ''Captain'', but Katya usually gave me fair warning before Soviet Morning Calisthenics. Which, by the way, they used to do in the Gulags.

--> '''Bitty''': Then how long are we going to keep doing this?
--> '''Jack''': '''*dramatically*''' Until you stop being scared.
--> Beat
--> '''Jack''': But actually there's a youth hockey tournament today, so we have to be out of here by 7.


* FandomBerserkButton: Fanworks of Jack breaking up with Bittle to go back to Kent do '''not''' please many fans. Particularly, subjecting Bitty to DieForOurShip and do things like reveal that Jack has always been in love with Kent and never stopped loving him, even in his time with Bitty or having Jack cheat on Bitty with Kent will not be well received.
** Bitty and Jack breaking up, as a whole, is not an idea fans like very much, it's the main reason

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** As mentioned on the character page: Lardo's parents are from Vietnam. Her surname is not even remotely Vietnamese, unless it's supposed to be Đoàn.


** Bittle started out the comic as their resident Woobie. Now, he tends to share the role with Chowder, after adopting some Mother Hen characteristics with the Freshman. [[spoiler: Comes back after he gets a concussion in the playoffs and returns sophomore year basically the same as he was freshman year, checking fears and all. The coaches worry about his health and performance and warn him that he might get cut from the team, leading to, well, tears.]]

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** Bittle started out the comic as their resident Woobie. Now, he tends to share the role with Chowder, after adopting some Mother Hen characteristics with the Freshman. [[spoiler: Comes back after he gets a concussion in the playoffs and returns sophomore year basically the same as he was freshman year, checking fears and all. The coaches worry about his health and performance and warn him that he might get cut from the team, leading to, well, tears.]] He also struggles with hiding his sexuality due to bullying when he was younger, but grows more confident at Samwell, but a lot of those insecurities remain during his relationship with Jack. First when having to hide the relationship from everyone and later on with struggling to tell his parents about Jack]]


* DieForOurShip: Bitty sometimes falls afoul of this because of Kent/Jack shippers. Bitty is portrayed as someone who gave up on Jack or that Jack never truly loved, or it's said that Jack never gave up on Kent. Due to [[spoiler:Bitty/Jack being the OfficialCouple as of Junior Year]] unless you want an AU, Bitty got to go.

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* DieForOurShip: DieForOurShip:
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Bitty sometimes falls afoul of this because of Kent/Jack shippers. Bitty is portrayed as someone who gave up on Jack or that Jack never truly loved, or it's said that Jack never gave up on Kent. Due to [[spoiler:Bitty/Jack being the OfficialCouple as of Junior Year]] unless you want an AU, Bitty got to go.



* HSQ: 3.25, which includes [[spoiler:Bitty asking Jack to kiss him in the middle of the ice as soon as they are celebrating Jack's victory in the Stanley Cup]].



* MemeticBadass: Lardo.

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* MemeticBadass: Lardo. Her skills in beer pong made her one in-universe, even, she is talked up by everybody, and her tendencies as OnlySaneMan makes many think that she is the real leader of the Samwell Hockey Team.


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* SignatureScene: [[spoiler:Bitty and Jack]] kissing in "Goodbye to Summer II".

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* AbandonShipping: Kent/Jack only lost followers as year 3 went on. Between [[spoiler:Jack/Bitty becoming an OfficialCouple]], the rise to popularity of Kent/Tater, despite the clear ShipSinking when they finally meet, and some comments from Jack about Kent, a lot of fans left the ship behind.


** There's a faction of the fans that are dissatisfied with how Jack and Bitty's relationship has progressed, and think a breakup would allow them both to grow before getting back together, since the creator has stated they'll be endgame. For another group, this is a sacrilege.

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** There's a faction of the fans that are dissatisfied with how Jack and Bitty's relationship has progressed, and think a breakup would allow them both to grow before getting back together, since the creator has stated they'll be endgame. For another group, this is Many other fans are too happy to finally have an example of a sacrilege. healthy, loving gay relationship with strong communication to want anything to get in the way of that.


* FridgeLogic: NHL player's college friend has a relatively popular blog where he talks about said player? No way hockey fans - many of whom are invested in RealPersonFiction - haven't put 2 & 2 together with Bitty's tweets and vague comments to realize [[spoiler:that Jack and Bitty are dating.]]

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** Shitty is known for being very open minded and informed about gender and sexuality issues. Fanfics tend to [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderize]] his role to being a Jack/Bittle ShipperOnDeck and [[TheMatchmaker Matchmaker]] who constantly rambles on about gender, sexuality, privilege and consent. It could be a lot worse, though.
* FridgeLogic: NHL player's college friend has a relatively popular blog where he talks about said player? No way hockey fans - many of whom are invested in RealPersonFiction RealPersonFic - haven't put 2 & 2 together with Bitty's tweets and vague comments to realize [[spoiler:that Jack and Bitty are dating.]]



* HarsherInHindsight: Once you learn that Jack [[spoiler:supposedly never considered his relationship with Kent dating and it was mostly physical]], Kent character goes straight into JerkassWoobie territory, and his actions appear to be the result of sadness and loneliness.
** To be fair, Kent's a closeted professional athlete whose best friend[[spoiler:/ex/former hookup?]] overdosed and disappeared from his life when Kent was seventeen, and he's clearly still messed up over it half a decade later. Year 3 just confirms more of that.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Once you learn that Jack [[spoiler:supposedly never considered his relationship with Kent dating and it was mostly physical]], Kent Ken's character goes straight into JerkassWoobie territory, and his territory. His actions appear to be the result of sadness and loneliness.
** To be fair, Kent's a closeted professional athlete whose best friend[[spoiler:/ex/former hookup?]] overdosed and disappeared from his life when Kent was seventeen, and seventeen; he's clearly still messed up over it half a decade later. Year 3 just confirms more of that.



* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Bitty has been shipped with the entirety of the Samwell Hockey Team(and Lardo platonically), plus Tater, Kent and even Bad Bob, besides various OCs. Sometimes even more than [[OT3 one at the time]]. There are even ships including [[{{Polyamory}} the entire Samwell Hockey Team/Bitty]].

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Bitty has been shipped with the entirety of the Samwell Hockey Team(and Team (and Lardo platonically), plus Tater, Kent and even Bad Bob, besides various OCs. Sometimes even more than [[OT3 one at the time]]. There are even ships including [[{{Polyamory}} the entire Samwell Hockey Team/Bitty]].



** "Jack Zimmermman found dead, suspect is cute boyfriend". [[note]]A small update revealed that upon first seeing a photo of Bitty in the famous Bunny Costume, Jack actually went into StunnedSilence state[[/note]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Shitty is known for being very open minded and informed about gender and sexuality issues. He has a varies of interest beside that, but fanfics tend to limit his role to being Jack/Bittle ShipperOnDeck and [[TheMatchmaker Matchmaker]] who constantly rambles on about gender, sexuality, privilege and consent. It could be a lot worse, though.

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** "Jack Zimmermman Zimmerman found dead, suspect is cute boyfriend". [[note]]A small update revealed that upon first seeing a photo of Bitty in the famous Bunny Costume, Jack actually went into StunnedSilence state[[/note]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Shitty is known for being very open minded and informed about gender and sexuality issues. He has a varies of interest beside that, but fanfics tend to limit his role to being Jack/Bittle ShipperOnDeck and [[TheMatchmaker Matchmaker]] who constantly rambles on about gender, sexuality, privilege and consent. It could be a lot worse, though.
state[[/note]]


* CriticalResearchFailure: Ngozi [[http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/post/91579821847 didn't realize]] that it's illegal for people to play in the NCAA after QMJHL, which Jack does. She discussed it in her notes:
--> You know how everyone has coffee shop [=AUs=] for things? Check, Please! is a ''people-can-play-in-the-NCAA-after-doing-junior-hockey'' AU. And Bitty’s a barista.
** Both NHL teams wearing white jerseys? Sure! The home team in white and the away team in black? Why not!
** Kent being from New York means he should've played in the OHL, not the QMJHL.



* CriticalResearchFailure: Ngozi [[http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/post/91579821847 didn't realize]] that it's illegal for people to play in the NCAA after QMJHL, which Jack does. She discussed it in her notes:
--> You know how everyone has coffee shop [=AUs=] for things? Check, Please! is a ''people-can-play-in-the-NCAA-after-doing-junior-hockey'' AU. And Bitty’s a barista.
** Both NHL teams wearing white jerseys? Sure! The home team in white and the away team in black? Why not!
** Kent being from New York means he should've played in the OHL, not the QMJHL.


* CrowningMomentofFunny: A LOT.

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* CrowningMomentofFunny: CrowningMomentOfFunny: A LOT.

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* CrowningMomentofFunny: A LOT.
** From the first comic; Bitty expresses excitement for meeting The Boys for the first time, and for the fact that the kitchens are open. "I hope they like pecan pie!" One GilliganCut later....
--> Well. I met the boys. I ahve never been more disheartened with male hygiene in my entire 18 years of life. And the things they did to my pecan pie were felonious.
** Jack's EstablishingCharacterMoment;
--> '''Jack''': Bittle. You need to eat more protein.
--> '''Bitty looks at the screen, unimpressed, as "BITCH U DID NOT" flashes next to him'''
** Hockey Shit With Ransom & Holster. All of it.
** Jack decides to give Bitty checking clinics to help him with his fear creates quite a few in one update.
--> Reason #17 to hate Jack Zimmermann. He woke me up. At 4AM. The skate as Faber. On a Sunday. Because Jack Zimmermann works harder than God.
--
--> '''Bitty''': It's so early I'm going to vomit.
--> '''Jack''': You've never seen the sun rise from a rink, eh? Thought you were a figure skating champion.
--> '''Bitty''': I am and I ''have'', ''Captain'', but Katya usually gave me fair warning before Soviet Morning Calisthenics. Which, by the way, they used to do in the Gulags.
--
--> '''Bitty''': Then how long are we going to keep doing this?
--> '''Jack''': '''*dramatically*''' Until you stop being scared.
--> Beat
--> '''Jack''': But actually there's a youth hockey tournament today, so we have to be out of here by 7.

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