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1[[center: [- [[Characters/SouthPark Main Page]] | [[Characters/SouthParkTheBoys The Boys]] | [[Characters/SouthParkStanMarsh Stan Marsh]] | [[Characters/SouthParkKyleBroflovski Kyle Broflovski]] | [[Characters/SouthParkEricCartman Eric Cartman]] | [[Characters/SouthParkKennyMcCormick Kenny McCormick]] | [[Characters/SouthParkButtersStotch Butters Stotch]] | '''Randy Marsh''' | [[Characters/SouthParkWendyTestaburger Wendy Testaburger]] | [[Characters/SouthParkHerbertGarrison Herbert Garrison]] | [[Characters/SouthParkHeidiTurner Heidi Turner]] | [[Characters/SouthParkOtherStudents Other Students]] | [[Characters/SouthParkAntagonists Antagonists]] | [[Characters/SouthParkAntagonistsBigBads Big Bads]] | [[Characters/SouthParkAntagonistsSecondaryAndMinor Secondary and Minor]] | [[Characters/SouthParkAntagonistsJerksAndBullies Jerks and Bullies]] | [[Characters/SouthParkFamilyMembers Family Members]] | [[Characters/SouthParkElementarySchoolStaff Elementary School Staff]] | [[Characters/SouthParkOtherRecurringCharacters Other Recurring Characters]] | [[Characters/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick of Truth]] | [[Characters/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The Fractured but Whole]] -] ]]˛˛!Randy Marsh˛[[quoteright:320:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/randy-marsh_8649.jpg]]˛[[caption-width-right:320:''"Stanley, you call your friend an asshole right now!"'']]˛->''"Stan? '''Staaan?'''"''˛˛->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone Trey Parker]]˛->'''Debut:''' "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E3Volcano Volcano]]"˛˛Stan's dad, a geologist (and thus the only non-[[MadScientist mad]] scientist in South Park; sometimes). Deficient in common sense, but makes up for it with great passion and enthusiasm for... well, whatever happens to be the focus of the episode. The de facto leader of the town whenever they face a threat. He tends to be the main character in storylines involving the adults of South Park, and thus is the adult figure that most interacts with the boys in the main plot.˛----˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:A-L]]˛* TheAlcoholic: The plot of "Bloody Mary" focuses on him going to A.A., though he's less an "alcoholic who needs to drink constantly" as "an idiot who also drinks too much." Since then he's slightly better and doesn't drink drive but he does often make excuses for his drinking and is shown drunk on several occasions.˛* AlcoholicParent: Subverted. Randy likes to drink with friends, but is only seen drunk in a couple episodes. In one episode he gets a DUI, has to attend AA meetings, where instead of taking responsibility and controlling his behavior, he is told he has a "disease." At the end of the episode, he possibly learns discipline and self-control.˛* AllMenArePerverts: He's very into porn, masturbating and has some very disturbing fetishes.˛* AscendedExtra: Originally he was just Stan's dad, but nowadays it's not unheard of to have entire episodes focused on Randy with the boys relegated to background characters.˛* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: The show's crowning example of this trope, when accounting for the other degrees of uselessness of the adults.˛* TheAtoner: Near the end of Season 19, when he finally came to realize that South Park's gentrification was doing more harm than good (with some help from a beatdown courtesy of Caitlyn Jenner), he pledged to help undo the damage he helped cause.˛* AuthorAvatar: Trey Parker has said that Randy has become more prominent, due to the fact that he has started to get older and identifies with the character more. ˛* AxCrazy: In "T.M.I." he goes insane and is the spearhead of the movement to take over the Federal Express.˛* BecomingTheMask: In "Sarcastaball." he loses control over his ability to be sarcastic and can't stop doing it. Music/{{Lorde}} was originally just an excuse to use the girls bathroom.˛* BigNo: Does [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJAeD1f2YnI Picard's]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGI1IHuNy2Y Vader's]], with the sound taken directly from ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.˛* BigOMG: He gets two separate Big [=OMGs=] when he realizes every senior citizen in town is driving at the same time.˛* BreakoutCharacter: Randy has become increasingly more important lately due to a mix of popularity and Trey Parker's identifying with Randy more as he gets older.˛* BumblingDad: The king of this trope.˛* ButtMonkey: Seems to have gained this status to a certain extent in Season 21, where more and more people view him with contempt and regard his antics strictly as being immature and absurd, and treat him accordingly. Sharon even seems to call him out on his selfish behavior much more often.˛* CatchPhrase: "Stan? ''Staaan''?", "Hey, Sharon," "(Oh my) Gawl!", "Well, ''that'' sucks", "Score!", [[LamarckWasRight and a few of his son's]].˛* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In the episode "Overlogging" Randy has gone for weeks without masturbating to internet porn, eventually near the end he sneaks into the camp's computer room, looks at a bunch of perverted things, and eventually ejaculates all over the room, everyone comes in thinking he was grunting in pain and with his pants down, he tells them that he was doing that because "a ghost was attacking him and left his ectoplasm everywhere". ˛* CerebusRetcon: "You're Getting Old" sheds some very harsh light on Randy's zany moments. It turns out the reason he's been acting increasingly bizarre is because he's suffering depression and wants to distract himself from his humdrum extistence.˛* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He used to be the more laid back of the Marshes earlier on, and one of the saner adults overall. Now...not so much...˛* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Especially during the obsession phases.˛* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his dim-witted nature, he's demonstrated multiple times to be a highly competent brawler. ˛* ADateWithRosiePalms: A major part of "Overlogging" is the fact that he wants to masturbate, but can't without Internet porn. In Cream Freiche, he masturbates to cooking shows. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.˛* DeadpanSnarker: Speeds UpTo11 in Sarcastaball faster than a jet.˛* DirtyCoward: In "Fantastic Easter Special", he [[ItMakesSenseInContext gets captured and interrogated by the American Catholic League's ninjas over the location of a rabbit, which he gave to his son to hide in a good place]]. When they ask him where it is, he responds:˛-->I don't know, and even if I did know then... I'd probably just tell you because I don't want to be here anymore.˛* DotingParent: Even at some of his least sane moments, he absolutely adores both his kids and often goes to outrageous lengths whenever he thinks they need help, [[UnwantedAssistance even if they'd disagree,]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} usually for good reason.]]˛* {{Fetish}}: Randy has some really odd fetishes like Japanese girls puking on each other, bestiality and so forth. Oh, and murder porn, but every adult in South Park seems to be into that.˛* {{Flanderization}}: ˛** Randy started out as one of the smartest characters on the show. His 'wild side' stemmed from a desire to connect with his son, and he simply failed to grasp the idea of fads changing rapidly, a frequent plot point in ''South Park''. As the series progresses, he evolves into a hyperactive, extremely paranoid and idiotic ManChild. ˛** Even within his earlier stupid bouts, he was still usually a KnightTemplarParent, genuinely having the best intentions for Stan and only spearheading the same hysteria the other parents succumbed to. From about Season Nine onwards however, Randy's motives became more selfish and childish, having his family in collateral damage for whatever fad he takes to and leaving even the other brain dead residents of South Park dumbfounded by his behavior.˛* {{Foil}}: ˛** Stan, the sanest kid, has the craziest parent.˛** To his CloserToEarth wife Sharon, see MarsAndVenusGenderContrast.˛* GeniusDitz: He is a brilliant scientist and is capable of alot of amazing feats like being a talented musician, songwriter and being Lorde, but otherwise he's an alcoholic with barely any common sense.˛* GivingTheSwordToANoob: The [[TropeNamer nominal]] noob.˛* GoodParents: Despite his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentricity]] and BumblingDad status, he very much cares about Stan and Shelly and will go out of his way to save them when they're being endangered.˛* HiddenDepths: His talent as a musician is impressive as he writes and edits his own song as Lorde and is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY0P6o_FLEk very competent guitar player]], as seen in "Guitar Queer-O".˛* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His idea to make the town more PC and get wholesale foods ended up making everything so expensive that it's no longer possible for the Marshes to live in South Park. As usual Randy blames [[NeverMyFault someone else]] until Caitlyn Jenner beats him up.˛* {{Hypocrite}}: Randy is frequently the most hypocritical character in the show.˛* IdiotHoudini: Thus far, Randy doesn't seem to have learned any real lessons from being an idiot.˛* ItsAllAboutMe: In newer episodes, Randy is far more likely to be self obsessed and selfish, stubbornly refusing to listen to anyone else.˛* JadedWashout: He was once in a boyband and got fired because he turned 19 and was mocked by the town once he returned and has had dreams of being a proper rock star that never went anywhere. ˛* {{Jerkass}}: At his worst, he can be a spoilt, irrational ManChild who often disregards his son to erupt into chaos over everything. ˛* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Aside from his the insane things he has been a part of, he is a normal, well-meaning father. He can be selfish but he has shown that he genuinely loves his wife and children.˛* LargeHam: Randy pretty much embodies this trope.˛* LethallyStupid: He even accidentally killed his daughter’s boyfriend! ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:M-Z]]˛* ManChild: Randy has the intelligence of an adult, yet the behavior of a child. "You're Getting Old" reveals that this is a response to him being unhappy with his current life.˛* MarsAndVenusGenderContrast: With his wife, Sharon. Sharon is generally far more levelheaded and less impulsive than her husband, with a much more restrained wild side. Increasingly, she becomes the only real adult in the house, with Randy devolving more and more into a man-child.˛* NeverLiveItDown: An InUniverse example happens to him in the episode "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson," when he is forever known as "The 'Nigger' Guy" when he says the n-word on the game show "The Wheel Of Fortune" on ''National TV.''˛* NeverMyFault: While he shares this with the other adults, he's by far the worst offender. He almost NEVER acknowledges his fault in anything, and childishly clings to his own delusions.˛* OldShame: InUniverse. He joined a boy band before finishing high school.˛* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: {{Parodied}} or {{Subverted}}. A few episodes ("Spontaneous Combustion," "T.M.I.") have him take on non-geology jobs on the ground that he is a "scientist." In the first case it's {{Lampshaded}}, though he actually turns out to be competent; in the latter it's not, but he does poorly. "Die Hippie, Die" has him volunteering in Cartman's plan to dig through the hippies because he is the only scientist the city has.˛* PapaWolf: In "Die Hippie, Die", "Pee", and "Broadway Bro Down".˛* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Randy is supposed to be a geologist, but rare is the time we actually see him doing any geological work. Instead, we see him trying to set the world's record for taking the biggest crap, aiming to become a TV chef, giving himself testicular cancer so he can smoke medical marijuana, etc.˛* PornStache: He has a mustache.˛* RabbleRouser: In a more literal case than most, he has managed to start a rabble at least once by shouting "Rabble!" a few times.˛* RunningGag: His pants falling when he gets drunk.˛* SarcasmMode: In "Sarcastaball", he is diagnosed with a mental condition that causes everything he says to be a sarcastic comment.˛* SanitySlippage: "A Nightmare on Facetime" makes it very clear he's lost it.˛* SeriousBusiness: Whatever the focus of the episode is, he's taking it waaaay too seriously.˛* SnapBack: Quits/gets fired at least 4 times.˛* StageNames: He performed his interpretation of Tween Wave music as "Steamy Ray Vaughn".˛* SupremeChef: In "Crème Fraiche", he's shown to be a very talented chef, being capable of replicating dishes he sees on cooking shows. Much to the chagrin of his family, who have to clean up the resulting massive pile of dishes. However, its implied that his food still doesnt ''taste'' very good, and he's just imitating the flashy "gourmet" style popular on cooking shows without really understanding it. ˛* TooDumbToLive: Has become this post {{Flanderization}}, but his biggest moment comes in "Medicinal Fried Chicken" where he gives himself testicular cancer just to be legally qualified to have medical marijuana.˛* TookALevelInDumbass: Takes a level every episode he appears in, and probably the ones where he doesn't appear, too.˛* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting in "My Future Self 'n Me."˛* ToxicFriendInfluence: He's an alcoholic and none of his friends try to keep him from getting drunk (even encouraging him on occasion).˛* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His preferred beer brand is Pabst Blue Ribbon, and ever since [[Recap/SouthParkS18E2GlutenFreeEbola the gluten scare]], he has been exclusively drinking gluten-free beer.˛* {{Tuckerization}}: Parker named Randy after his own father.˛* WackyParentSeriousChild: To Stan. Randy is an over-the-top, sex-crazed, alcoholic and drug addict, while Stan is the StraightMan who is [[WiseBeyondTheirYears wise beyond his years]].˛* WholesomeCrossdresser: As revealed in "[[Recap/SouthParkS18E2GlutenFreeEbola Gluten-Free Ebola]]" and "[[Recap/SouthParkS18E3TheCissy The Cissy]]", he has a double life as Music/{{Lorde}}, using AutoTune to make himself sound like a teenage girl.˛-->'''Clyde:''' Lorde sucks.\˛'''Jimmy:''' Yeah, she isn't as hot in person.˛[[/folder]]

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