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Thanks to various magical mischief plots Roommates had several versions of some characters. Almost if not all of these are Walking Spoilers so for sanities sake no marked ones. If you don't want to know these secrets: DO NOT OPEN the folders and what are you doing on this page?
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He is a small child from a Magical Land of course he acts weird in the modern world.
- Goo Goo Godlike: He could travel into the future all by his own. Without his parents noticing. But not wise enough to see the dangers of his crush and promise.
- Kid from the Future: Some people suspected this but: Inverted. Kid from the PAST. He didn't remain long but it's enough to cause his and Sarah's whole history.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Lonely Magical Royal Kid. With parents like his who wouldn't be?
- Peek-a-Bangs: In his dream / flashback appearance in Such Stuff... one of the reasons why it's hard to tell which is it.
- Precocious Crush / Because You Were Nice to Me: Towards Sarah. An older one in the future. Their whole movie happened because of this Forgotten First Meeting that wasn't really forgotten just didn't happen yet... Mind Screw anyone? See also: The Promise and The Jailbait Wait in his regular tropes.
- The Promise: He gave his word to Sarah (but he didn't use the double line letters so maybe he didn't geas himself into it perfectly) to:
- Big Bad Wannabe: Actually he would be the Big Bad of the Dark!Jareth arc, but he is defeated pretty easily. Basically because you can't tell an epic story about the clash of good and evil if the other characters don't comply.
- Blue and Orange Morality: He thinks in trope and measures moral questions in the terms of the Theory of Narrative Causality. He would kill if that was the story, maybe feel remorse about the life lost but would think and feel that that was the right thing to do. To clarify he seems to have some idea about what humans call "good" or "bad" but he thinks of them as storytelling devices not morality and as such doesn't value them over any other trope.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: His second appearance was pretty much magically manipulated by his mother.
- Collector of the Strange: His decoration sense has distinct shades of this.
- Evil Costume Switch: Not too dramatic. He just loses the Disco Dan qualities to compensate his Villainous Fashion Sense.
- Evil Is Not Well-Lit: When he first surfaced his first move was to redecorate and dim the lights. He also set the Rooftop Confrontation to nighttime, even if the arc clearly begins in the morning.
- Evil Smells Bad: Inverted. His "Reek of Wrongness" smells like peach.
- The Fatalist: As Sarah put it he is "Mr.-I-have-to-obey-the-story".
- Fourth-Wall Observer: He is aware of the story his role in it his ultimate fate and his only way out... if only the heroine would notice.
- Large Ham: What can we say? The guy planned a Rooftop Confrontation just for the effect! And messed with time to make it moonlit...
- Monochromatic Eyes: A lot like his fathers... and a lot darker than his normal eye color. The most telling mark that you're dealing with him. On the black-and-white pages it looks like Black Eyes of Evil, but it isn't.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He has his moments. Not that he is friendly. He knows perfectly well how awkward intrusion in their personal space can be for others.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He, even more so than normally, and his father.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Technically he would be Jareth's original fae personality... but his love and gratitude for the girl he chose, the camaraderie he feels for his friends and his own desire to change makes him suppress it.
- Adorkable: Ditzy, wide-eyed, confused and insanely cute.
- Bad Dreams: The Dreaming the Truth / Talking in Your Dreams variety.
- Brought Down to Normal: Not a permanent Depower but his only strange ability (according to Shadow!Javert) in this form is to always know where Sarah is.
- Eyepatch of Power: Inverted. Eyepatch Of Depower. Hides and seals his mismatched eye the symbol of his magic (it's his father's seal). See also: Peek-a-Bangs
- Fake Memories: Seem to have them and he is locked in a full-blown Lotus-Eater Machine. Daddy thinks of everything.
- Peek-a-Bangs: After the appearance of Fake!Sarah and in Dream Sequences his hair hides his eye or eyepatch. (Works well with concealment, shyness, vulnerability (he was never this weak and vulnerable in his whole life) and the supernatural interpretation of the trope.)
- Ring of Power: Again inverted mostly. A claddagh and his mother's seal it's also a lot more Clingy than his eyepatch. See also "Odile"'s tropes.
Sometimes we see other versions of the others... you can guess this has to do with all The Tricksters around.
- Emo: Jareth has fun with clothes to add the looks to the attitude.
- Static Character: He was only shorter as a kid.
- Fragile Flower: He cries a lot... and looks adorable.
- Cheerful Child: Seems to be. But remember she was a Fair Folk even then.
- Curious as a Monkey: "What are you doing?" is the second thing she says. The first is jut a question mark ("?").
- Quizzical Tilt: Her most seen expression. Generally with a full body tilt.
- Different for Girls: (S)he really shouldn't stand like that with his new... body parts.
- Aloof Darkhaired Girl: Which isn't much of a surprise when you gender flip a Tall, Dark, and Snarky guy, who for some reason takes the change more gracefully and maturely than the others. (She was the one stopping Erik from murdering the cause of their misery, and generally the voice of reason.)
Female!Legolas (We don't see enough form her for any tropes.)
The "Shadow" cast of "Such Stuff..."
Tropes for all
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: In Dream Sequences and after Jareth breaks the Lotus-Eater Machine. They have animal costumes and if James' Cape Wings are any indication probably also some animal abilities.
- Cryptic Conversation: They do this... a lot... almost like they enjoy knowing more about the situation than Jareth does.
- Monochromatic Occult Blue Eyes: At least when they are testing the safeguards of the Lotus-Eater Machine (and/or channeling their Shadow Beast).
- The Shadow Knows: Their Animal Motifs and Mythical Motifs appear this way in the "normal world".
- Animal Motifs: He is still the Wolf.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: The "Fae Animal Superhero" outfit makes him this.
- Animal Motifs: Eagle.
- Cape Wings: His "Fae Animal Superhero" outfit has a feathered cape that can act as fully functional wings or the other way around and he has wings in this form that can look like a feathered cape. So wings or cape?
- Sacrificial Lion: He admits being this in his own story and plays the trope intentionally here.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: The "Fae Animal Superhero" outfit makes him this.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Delivered by him to Mortal!Jareth: "- Who are you?"
- Badass Long Robe: The Kimono variety.
- Koan: All Shadow!Cast members like to talk in riddles but HE is a walking talking Fortune Cookie. Like what does "Day and night hold twilight war in the court of seasons." even mean (Pot Holed with in story meaning for convenience)? Or the more profound and the same time more literal: "There is no man in the mirror but the one you imprison there yourself."
- Mythical Motifs: He got Eastern Dragon! How the Erlkönig got this Shadow Beast is a mystery... if it's his at all.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: "I have come here against great personal inclination to speak with you." One of the reasons why he is more cryptic than the others... and it also amused him.
- Animal Motifs: Swan.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her Swan Girl costume.
- Battle Ballgown: Her Swan Girl costume. She looks really Goblin Queen like in it.
- Frying Pan of Doom
The court of the Goblin Regent
Well, James after Jareth temporarily grants him his Kingdom and Power.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Light blue.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Well. First declare that you don't feel any different to trigger the Transformation Sequence...
- Heroic Resolve: He finds it (and goes all out An Ice Person) when he remembers his vow from the first movie:Because I serve others...
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He was narrating a page in a fairy tale manner and he had this to say about himself:And the knight who guarded the throne was not as good as he should have been.
- Leitmotif: Iron by Woodkid.
- Making a Splash: Magic in his hands is distinctly water based. It also tends to Float. And when he gets really upset it freezes.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: With a blue strain.
- Power Incontinence: ... and try not to drown your friends and subjects in uncontrolled water magic.
- Powerup Full Color Change: To blue.
- Secret Test of Character: You have the power to turn the Ozian army into ketchup but, well, they are innocent to the point of not knowing why that pothole exist. What do you do? Apparently he will try to find a different solution, whatever it may take.
- Tranquil Fury: When he gets upset there will be no screaming in anger and pain, just terrifying calmness and the freaking Leviathan to make his point clear.
- Chekhov's Gun: The fact that he defeated the Shadow Child? It comes back.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Dark blue. He is also as advisor the Blue Oni to Erik's red.
- Deal with the Devil: It looked like this was where he and the Shadow Child were going...
- Secret Test of Character: ...He refused.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: Fighter.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Brown.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: Thief.
- Only Sane Man: She plays the balancer advisor and voice of reason.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Red and black. He also plays the Red Oni to Javert's blue.
- Combat Pragmatist: He would risk owing the White Witch to get the upper hand.
- Court Mage: Sort of. Plays magical advisor despite lacking any magic thanks to supreme analytical skills.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: Mage. Or something like that.
- Leitmotif: Castle of Glass by Linkin Park
- Psychotic Smirk: While he guides Glinda through the labyrint.
- Turncoat: He begins working with Glinda and the Wizard in the last act. But he is generally a scheming bastard, so he played this to become Double Agent.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Why he did this for James.
- Changeling Tale: Erik theorizes that he was a child turned goblin and his sudden appearance change is his will breaking the spell (it was actually Story).
- Child Soldiers: What James fears will become of him if he lets him close to fighting.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Green.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Well, darker skinned with white hair and Pointy Ears.
- Jumped at the Call: Pretty much took the first opportunity offerd by Story to be a hero and help James. It wasn't a wise decision.
- Kid Hero: What he thought Story promised him in their deal.
- Only Mostly Dead: At the end of the Kings War arc he comes back. He is still dead-in-canon though, and this is his story so he can't stay.
- Pretty Boy: Yep. And the fangirls squeed.
- Sacrificial Lion: If you read between the lines of Story, and that's literal. So yeah. A Tragic Hero is also a hero. The kid ends up being Stuffed into the Fridge by Story to make James a hero.
- Unwitting Pawn: He was tricked into this so Story could change the rules of the story to Darker and Edgier, Bloodier and Gorier. Hi Mr. Cerebus!