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The main star who reviews girly awfulness from our childhoods. Very snarky, owns pigtails that defy gravity and has quite a few issues.

  • Abusive Parents: Her uncle was sexually abusive, her mother was the judging kind and lines have suggested she has a bit of an Electra Complex with her distant father, but she had a nice aunt and other uncle, the Bratty Teenage Daughter flashbacks involve a lot of her being the one to yell, and things aren't so bad that she can't ask them for money when she needs anything.
  • Aggressive Categorism: She loathes fat people, mostly because she used to be overweight herself.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Both her parents were apparently drinkers, which puts her own alcoholism in a sadder light.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She got manipulated into sex with rapey!Spoony (she even says "oh God, not again" when she starts to realize what happened), she dates a lot of drunk guys, she had something going on with her very damaged Spear Counterpart and she had it bad for Stalker with a Crush Todd in the Shadows. Of course, she's not exactly "good" herself, and the anger towards the trope in Reality Bites suggests that she's finally got over it.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Whether it's all in her mind or not is up to you, but in The Worst Witch, she complains to Mignon that nobody understands her or cares about what she has to say.
  • All Take and No Give: With Nella. This is why the Dark Nella saga exists. As Nella said, "I'll be the butt of bad jokes no more".
  • Alter-Ego Acting: The Chick's name is Lindsay but she's a fictional character separate from Lindsay Ellis herself.
    • When Dr. Tease and Dr. Block corner her in the "Sexual Awakening" sketch about her hate of being called nerdy, she has to ask whether she's in-character or not.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Yes, even ladettes like her. In the Moulin Rouge! commentary, Lindsay talks about how wearing high heeled boots for the long shooting of the first year brawl turned out to be a bad idea.
  • Always Someone Better: In Preaching To The Perverted, she loses the "most evil female Villain Protagonist on TGWTG" title to Diamanda Hagan, because Diamanda threatened to kill her dog, friends, and Nella in order to get what she wanted.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Having no clue how to cope with emotions, difficulty with detecting sarcasm and freaky knowledge of the worst in history, it would surprise nobody if she had some form of autism.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: After Chick in the present expresses concern that "Baby Tumble Surprise" would teach older siblings that their new baby brother or sister could do the same, we cut to her as a thirteen year old playing with the doll on the stairs, giving the impression she would have done it with a real baby.
  • And I Must Scream: Played for nightmarish laughs when she goes crazy in the "Top Ten Disturbing And Inescapable Christmas Songs", with her face contorting into a skull and screaming silently in agony.
  • Anti-Hero: Type V. An awful person, but still fought to save the world from Malachite with her friends in Suburban Knights.
  • Anti-Role Model: Like the Misaimed Fandom section says, she's a comedy character not to be taken to heart.
  • Arch-Enemy: Her over-exaggerated hate of The Little Mermaid (1989) and Michael Bay are played out like this.
  • At Least I Admit It: When What Women Want shows off a Sassy Black Woman who isn't meant to be racist but is, she says that while she's a bigot who likes stereotyping people, even she knows that scene was bad.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: She distractedly squees over the "SHINY!" though pointless necklace in Teen Witch without shame. And of course you've got the "PUPPIES!" Running Gag.
  • Ax-Crazy: There's a reason why people think she'd make a pretty good supervillain if she got her mind together.
    • Literally in the title card for The Lorax, with her aiming to kill the new Lorax with a shiny ax.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While she never admits it, there are plenty of moments that suggest she does care about the Critic. Same goes for Nella.
  • Bad Boss: She's abusive and demanding to her crew, not even being able to call them any more than humans, as well as being totally oblivious to any issues they might have.
    • According to the Crossroads review, she threatens anyone who goes into her territory of talking about girly shit.
  • The Baroness: If a slightly more three-dimensional, pathetic, little-girl-like version of the trope.
  • Beautiful All Along: Parodied and subverted. She starts out with a prim, buttoned white shirt, the usual pigtails and her glasses. Then Madonna starts playing, she loses the shirt, takes off the glasses and shakes out her hair. But then she puts on a weird top, does her hair in a side-ponytail and puts the glasses back on, making her look ridiculously 80s-ish.
  • Beneath the Mask: When Dr. Tease injects her with Truth Serum, we get to see an Motor Mouthed, Hot-Blooded Genki Girl, instead of the haughty Ice Queen we're used to.
  • Berserk Button: Due to her inflated ego, she gets mighty upset whenever someone calls her a nerd (the real Lindsay is Proud to Be a Geek).
    • Her character and real life self hate X Men III. Lindsay even said in her and Nella's review of First Class that the Chick character came out of her fangirl heart dying from that movie.
    • invoked Glurge and Sequelitis have a tendency to drive her to madness.
    • More seriously, she hates slut-shaming. This comes up in Cruel Intentions and much more rantily in Moulin Rouge!. Although naturally Hypocritical Humor makes it okay for her to do it herself.
    • RENT. And on a related note, Reality Bites.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Turned up to eleven in Kickassia, but in more recent reviews she mixes this with Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Blind Without 'Em: She seems to wear contacts most of the time, because when the Makeover Fairy steals her glasses she whines that she can't see.
  • Blood Knight: Fighting is one of her favorite activities, and she'll never turn down the chance to try and smash someone's face in.
  • Brains and Bondage: In her Hercules review, she tells anyone complaining about how the movie isn't like the Greek myths to "go put a ballgag in your mouth and sit in the corner".
  • Brainy Brunette: Goes into parody territory in the "Kirk vs. Picard" video when she's reading books like "Making out in Arabic".
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: "It's like they can see into my self-indulgent teenage mind!"
  • Break the Cutie: She managed to go from a sweet kid, to a Bratty Teenage Daughter, to a bitter, sociopathic Broken Bird.
  • Brooklyn Rage: When her temper boils up, it's kinda scary. Critic appears to have a liking for it.
  • Broken Bird: She's a total mess.
  • But Liquor Is Quicker: One of the squickier things she got reduced to in order to force Todd to... spend time with her. She didn't even mind that he wouldn't remember a thing afterwards.
  • Butt-Monkey: "Thanks For The Feedback!" does this to her, pushing her much more pathetic qualities to the forefront. She's still not as bad as the Critic - but then, who is?
    • In Spooning With Spoony, she's basically forgotten about and asked if she's still there.
    • The Todd-stalking storyline mostly involves her making a complete idiot out of herself. Sometimes, he can't even remember her name. Elisa confirms this on formspring, that there's no real "reason" for it except to highlight the Chick's pathetic characterization.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Done in a passive aggressive way. Rather than the distant alcoholic her father was, she makes gushily clear that she wanted Mufasa to be her daddy instead.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She fully admits to being a horrible person.
  • Catchphrase:
  • Cat Smile: Lindsay is notoriously bad at keeping a straight face. This mostly comes out when someone else is ranting or in pain, so it works for the character.
  • Caustic Critic
  • Celeb Crush: For Will Smith, hard. Not that she'd ever admit it.
  • Celibate Hero: Against her will. Grease 2 and "The Top Ten Songs About Fucking" have her almost exploding in sexual frustration. She got over it by using Todd as a Captive Date.
  • Character Development:
    • Although she still finds it hard, she's getting better at admitting when she enjoys something.
    • She's stopped trying to be the kind of Japanese-like cute she really isn't, and just settled for being a ladette Psychopathic Womanchild.
    • Going from a self-loathing Yaoi Fangirl who has set rules over what guys can have Ho Yay with other guys, to being a proper ally for gay rights in the review for Ender's Game.
  • Characterization Marches On: She used to be a played straight Insufferable Genius, but now she's a Know-Nothing Know-It-All.
    • She also used to be more like Lindsay's feminism, calling out Double Standards towards both genders and such. Now though, while she still makes good points when needed, most of the time she's an intentional Straw Feminist; hypocritical, believing in Real Women Never Wear Dresses and acting like an abusive misandrist.
  • Character Tics: When she's trying to find the right words to say, she talks with her hands a lot more. Especially when she's angry.
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  • Child Hater: Both hates and fears them.
  • Chronic Villainy: Lindsay even said in the "Kirk vs. Picard" commentary that while the Chick is definitely a Villain Protagonist, she does go up and down in the evil stakes.
  • Clark Kenting: When she appears in crossovers, the other reviewers are completely unable to recognise her if she's not playing the Nostalgia Chick role - particularly odd because unlike, say, The Nostalgia Critic or Linkara, she doesn't have a consistent outfit. In a Cameo in Linkara's Daredevil #306 review, she revealed that her "Secret Identity" was really the Chick by...changing her hairstyle. Linkara was so shocked by the revelation that he was reduced to Angrish.
    • Angry Joe spent a while describing her as "the main event" of his mission to chat up all the women of TGWTG, but when she answered the door looking like she'd just rolled out of bed, he didn't realise it was her. She goes back inside for a moment to smarten herself up, and he's back to going ga-ga over her.
  • Close to Home: She wanted to change Todd's mind about their "relationship", admits she herself needs fixing and couldn't take being not that different from the Critic for a long time, so she gets antsy when movie girls try to fix their beloved.
  • Closet Geek: Deep down, she's a nerdy fangirl who loves geeky things, but she likes to believe she's grown out of childish pursuits like comics, cartoons, fanfiction and excitement to be a serious, intellectual academic. However, she's really just suppressing the squeeing fangirl within, and it keeps escaping.
  • Comfort Food: Beer.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Normal Nella tells her to run away because she can't hold Dark Nella back, she's more worried about being told she was nerdy. When Linkara tells her Minnesota is burning, she's more concerned about the big ball of twine getting destroyed.
  • Concussions Get You High: After being knocked out by Kyle's guitar in the Brawl, she's making the "call me" signal to the Critic before going back to her usual nonchalant self.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Whether she wants to be looked after but let her guard down (see her clinging to JewWario and Benzaie in Suburban Knights) or control someone weaker than she is but keep up her Emotionless Girl shtick.
  • Control Freak: She sulks like a four year old if she can't get her way. Elisa chalks it up to acting out because her life is so messy.
  • Cool Uncle: To balance out the creepy one, she had an uncle who gave great (non-pervy) hugs and Christmas presents.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: In "Forget About It: Top Ten TGWTG Reviewers," she dresses up like Sad Panda. Classed as creepy because she tied the real Panda to a chair and was trying to get Todd naked again.
  • Creepy Uncle: Played for Laughs, of course.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's cute and adorably girly on the outside, but she's got crazy and issues underneath.
  • Cuteness Proximity: When she's asking why on earth is Newsies remembered with affection, "baby Christian Bale" shows up to answer why. She then descends into almost super-sonic squee.
  • {Cyborg}}: Following To Boldly Flee.
  • The Cynic: In the Moulin Rouge! review, Brentalfloss describes her as the only person more cynical than the ritic.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's good at manipulating people, but she's also a pretty dirty fighter.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Something happened to Break the Cutie.
  • Dating Catwoman: Word of God is that Chick and Critic are, more or less, an Official Couple with a history, although details of what feelings are or what actually happened are few and far between.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Seeker: While she isn't actively suicidal, there's a very good chance that she's intentionally trying to drink herself to an early grave.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's showing off her fangirl side and temper more these days, although it's been a long long process.
  • Delusions of Eloquence: At the beginning of Wild Wild West, she babbles to Elisa meaningless big words to get out of cleaning the apartment. Elisa just gives up and leaves out of frustration.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Parodied at the end of her two-parter on Roland Emmerich. She gets Driven to Madness on how pathetic reviewing makes her but it's never brought up again.
  • Determinator: She's willing to invade Todd's house in Virginia in order to try seducing him!
    • She'll run from LA or NYC to Chicago, just to fight with the Critic or chloroform him.
  • Disappointed in You: She's not angry at the nineties for their bad nostalgia, just very disappointed.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She is very aware of her status as such to The Nostalgia Critic and has lampshaded it more than once, even quoting the trope name at one point.
    "Who's going to be interested in a female character who's quite obviously a knock-off of her more popular male counterpart? ... Heh." (pouts)
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She keeps getting DBTS throughout her Labyrinth review thanks to David Bowie, and ends up spending about half of her review staring slack-jawed at Bowie's package the screen.
    • While ranting about the sequel, a shot of shirtless Shang from Mulan makes her completely forget what the first film was about.
  • Does Not Like Men: Another case of the character being a hypocrite. She calls out movies and pop music for treating guys badly, but she's abusive to the usual guys in her life and it's been established that she hates the gender because Todd keeps rejecting her. There are other reasons, but that's the most extreme. (And again, the real Lindsay is nothing like this.)
  • Does Not Like Spam: She hates mayonnaise.
  • Dominatrix: Have we mentioned yet that she loves hurting guys in a sexual way?
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": In the Maven Of The Eventide review of Blade, Elisa calls her Lindsay and responds by angrily telling her not to call her Chick and storms off, leaving Elisa confused.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: The next episode after the major breakdown in SWS was "Top 11 Embarrassing Nostalgic Dance Crazes" where manic grins and Nella abuse abounded. A long time later, in the Moulin Rouge! review, she flinches when they spend a second at Spoony's place.
    • In X-Men, the episode after Nella dies, she suddenly loses her near-to-tears tone of voice when Dr. Tease arrives.
  • The Dreaded: To Todd, for obvious reasons. "Watch out boy, she'll chew you up..."
  • Dreadful Musician: With the piano. Although Todd is slightly biased.
  • Driven to Madness: The slowed down version of Alvin and the Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" seems to make her have some kind of fit at some point.
    • She doesn't fare too well with "The Christmas Shoes" either.
    • The stupidity of the Roland Emmerich films makes her go Motor Mouth and forces her to wonder why she spends her life reviewing shitty stuff.
    • Pointing out all the Plot Holes in the Hercules culminate in a tearful "Why isn't anyone listening to me?!"
    • A small one comes from Taylor Swift's vapid song "You Belong With Me" being played over and over:
    Chick: Enough!
  • Driven to Suicide: In City of Angels, she chokes herself with a plastic bag because "There Must Be An Angel" is so horrible.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: It's implied that she drinks herself to sleep. And of course there's her way of dealing with The Lorax.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Giggling while stroking the Critic's neck after she chloroformed him didn't exactly disinvite ideas. It's even implied that she's done this quite a few times, or at least enough for him to know right away it was her when he sees the rag.
    • In "Rejected Spooning With Spoony Ideas", she puts her hand down a sleeping Todd's pants and humps him before everyone breaks character to laugh.
      • When Todd's on top of her when they're under the Christmas tree, he looks suspiciously unconscious.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She's slogged through the entirety of Disney sequels and makes damn sure to let us know of the suffering she went through.
  • Oedipus Complex : The humiliation from Spoony brings up her Daddy issues, crying that he never loved her after demanding cuddles.
  • Emo Teen: In Les Misérables, we get to see Young Chick eating peanut butter and telling The Phantom that he knows her pain.
  • Emotionally Tongue-Tied: Parodied. She has to take longer than what should be normal to admit that Don Bluth's early stuff was actually good.
  • Emotionless Girl: To look over Daria, she turns her repression up to eleven, dials the insanity down, dresses like the character and keeps her voice monotoned even though it's probably the highest quality thing she's reviewed.
    • Whenever she does get rarely get upset (about her issues, not movies being dumb - that rage stays for a while), it doesn't last. Her sociopathy also justifies this.
    • Character Development: To Boldly Flee and everything that went down in it has seemed to stomp out her "emotions are bad" mantra, leaving her somewhat happier with life.
  • Emotions vs. Stoicism: Part of the fun with her character is how she tries so desperately to be all analytical mind over scary emotion but fails miserably at it. Even more so as the show goes on.
  • Energy Weapon: She shoots lasers out of her eyes and gleefully hurts Nella's shoulder at the end of the video on Dance Crazes. This useful ability has never come up again.
  • Entitled Bastard: Especially with Nella and her Sex Bot.
  • Entitled to Have You: By "Top Ten Songs About F*cking", she's actually pissed at Todd for being ungrateful and not wanting her love and affection.
  • Equal-Opportunity Offender
  • Establishing Character Moment: Even though the character's much more developed now, in Pocahontas she gives us a Eagleland-type first line and is more interested in "PUPPIES!" than anything important.
  • Ethical Slut: Slut-shaming is probably the only one of her berserk buttons that doesn't run on Felony Misdemeanor.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Diamanda Hagan uses this unfortunate truth to blackmail her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She says she loves playing in God's domain but cloning Nella is "going way too far".
    • Even though she hates Kirk, even she thinks his Dropped a Bridge on Him death is horribly undignified.
    • Despite her fear of kids, she's disgusted by the adults in The Christmas Shoes making the child work when his mom is dying and parents being okay with bad TV babysitting their crotch-dumplings.
    • For all her bigotry, she's stunned by the "Cotton Gin" slavery joke in Snow White And The Sebben Dwarves, and the short in general.
    • Despite being a self-admitted bigot even she finds the levels of stereotyping in What Women Want ridiculous.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards: She's portrayed as an obsessively geeky shut-in obsessed with nostalgic movies, and she enjoys making fun of fangirls and bad fanfic.
    • She gets to be on the other end of this when Elisa and Critic express disgust at her liking Scooby-Doo.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Except for Nella and Elisa, nobody calls her by her real name.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Played for Laughs in her take on Louise's popularity spell.
    Chick: It's like all the awesomeness of the messiah with none of that martyr crap!
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Nostalgia Critic. They're both extremely disturbed individuals with similar tastes, professions, huge egos, who have suffered abusive pasts and have and tendency to mistreat their friends. However, the Critic can empathise and show genuine compassion to other people, shown by his attempts to cheer up the Ghost of Christmas Future and obsessive drive to save Ma-Ti. In contrast the Chick gleefully abuses her friends, never apoligises for her behaviour and only does anything for the greater good when it's in her own self interest. And when someone's bad enough to make the Critic look good by comparison, they've got problems.
  • Evil Laugh: She has one in the Les Misérables review and again in the "Top Ten Disney Sequels", when Tinkerbell looks dead.
  • Evil Overlord: Her Sex Bot calls her a dictator and she wanted to be called the rulenatrix when she tried to take over Kickassia.
  • Evil Vegetarian: Of the hypocritical, condescending, "Product Placement or Revenge can make her forget all about it" kind.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: She thinks she has one at the end of Top Ten Songs About Sex, rushing over to Todd's house to tell him the whole reason why he's driving her crazy is just because he plays music. Not the case, she's going through an early mid-life crisis.
    Chick: This is the worst intervention ever. It's dominated by fangirls! -gasp- Just like Ariel! She is the most egregious type of fangirl!
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Pay attention in the Dark Nella Saga and you'll notice there are a lot of shots where she goes extra heavy on the eyeliner. A subtle note that she's been solidified as a Villain Protagonist by this point.
  • Fangirl: Played with. Quoth Lindsay:
    "I think Nostalgia Chick kinda embodies the self hate of the fangirl, like I'm not like that, I don't write Mary Sue fanfiction, I'm far better than that."
  • Fan Hater: invoked Slips into it with The Lorax, when she asks why would anyone want the remake instead of the animated short that she grew up with.
  • Female Misogynist: Played for Laughs. "I don't know how we stand us."
  • Femininity Failure: As Lindsay lampshades in a behind the scenes video, she used to overload on the make-up before the Chick became a defined character, but now does it very minimally to show how only-very-slightly-girly the Chick is.
  • Fetish: Robots, aliens (especially blue ones) and anything she can make do whatever she wants.
    • She'll drift off into her own little world whenever there's a male Aroused by Their Voice singing voice.
    • As lampshaded by Lindsay in the Moulin Rouge! commentary, Critic squirming either literally or metaphorically gets the Chick way too excited.
    • She's greatly disappointed when Shang (i.e "the only hot guy in the movie") leaves the crossdressing to the side comedic male characters instead.
    • She has a fondness for costumes, particularly burlesque.
    • Bondage. She trades a lot of dommy innuendo with Spoony when she ties him up for their IRiff, and kidnaps Todd regularly to try and invoke Abduction Is Love.
    • Softcore porn from Cinemax is her Guilty Pleasure.
  • Flaw Exploitation: In From Justin to Kelly, she somehow manages to grab Todd's income sheet and calls him with the given choice of a crossover with her or being so poor he has to dumpster dive.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Has a white feather boa she wore in the myths of Chanukah video and the first part of the Showgirls review, and another one worn in the Critic's Moulin Rouge! crossover.
    "Boa fight!"
  • Formerly Fat: Forty pounds heavier, apparently.
    • Parodied after being away for a few months: Chick has a big belly (really a stuffed shirt), has spent all her time drinking beer/eating cheetos and looks like she's just crawled out of hibernation.
  • Freudian Excuse: Inverted. While emotional and sexual abuse, bullying in high school and feeling lonely at home are good explanations for why she is the way she is, she shows flashbacks of her being a smackable, bratty Emo Teen in equal amounts to the Dark and Troubled Past stuff.
    • Her growing up in the south is hinted to be the cause of her racism and ability to find horrible things like abuse hilarious.
  • Functional Addict: A beer bottle is probably her most loved accessory, but she's so immune to alcohol by now that she never gets drunk. Except when it's funny.
  • Fur and Loathing: Of the Rich Bitch variety. She's a vegetarian, but showed up for her Class Reunion in a limo and wearing fur.
  • Genki Girl: When Dr. Tease doses her up on Truth Serum.
  • Genre Savvy: When Dark Nella turns up in the house, she wisely screams and hides.
    • Genre Blindness: But she makes a mistake by saying Dark Nella isn't putting her money where her mouth is because she hasn't killed anyone yet.
  • Girlish Pigtails: And how. Chick's most enduring in-character visual feature. She's worn them in various places on her head throughout the series, but they only started to be in the constant same style at "Kirk vs. Picard". While there are episodes where she doesn't wear them, Lindsay still had them in the last "Nostalgia Chick"/first "Loose Canon" episode (Starscream). They were gone in subsequent LC episodes, ending with the retirement of the NC persona.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: When she points a gun at Lord MacGuffin, finally really pissed off with him, he fearfully tells her what he needs to know. She's also tried to knife Lupa, complete with Licking the Blade beforehand. And in To Boldly Flee, she looks sufficiently terrifying with a drill in her hand.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: As an Emo Teen, but acts like she's too high for that as an adult and leaves it to Nella.
  • Glad I Thought of It: She steals Nella's idea of Disney needing someone to compete with and acts like it's her own.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Parodied in her Beautiful All Along moment in Teen Witch. She takes them off... and puts them right back on again.
    • In her She's All That review, the Makeover Fairy criticizes Chick for wearing her glasses, paralleling the film under review, in which the female protagonist is given contact lenses as part of her makeover. Chick mentions an analogous event in Daria and at the end of the review is still wearing her glasses. The Makeover Fairy vanishes and then the minx reappears just long enough to snatch Chick's glasses and take off with them.
  • Going Commando: She doesn't wear a bra a lot of the time. Not for fanservice reasons, just because the character's a slob.
  • Gold Digger: She follows the path of Eartha Kitt, Madonna and Kylie Minogue and sings about putting out for Santa. Grad school's expensive, y'know.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: She seems to suffer a small one when the Navigator in Dune (1984) does its thing.
    • Another small one happens when she sees the Spaniard frog...ette in Thumbelina:
    Chick: I mean, really, FROGS SHOULD NOT BE IN HEELS!
    • The numerous fake-outs of the She-Ra: Princess of Power movie get her screaming.
    • She doesn't react well to Shark Tale. Like, at all. Even a minute of the movie gets her begging Will Smith to get out of there while he still can.
    • The slowed down version of the Chipmunks "All I Want For Christmas" did... something weird to her brain.
    • The Psycho strings play when she tries to get her head around "Everybody got AIDS and shit!".
  • Granola Girl: Though an abnormally mean one.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her jealousy over Lupa getting Todd's "affection" is enough to turn her into a Psycho Knife Nut and try to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • The Grinch: The Christmas Shoes teach her the real meaning of Christmas... rampant materialism!
  • Guttural Growler: When her temper is rising high.
  • Hammerspace: Where do all those coffee cups come from?
  • Hates Being Touched: When she's not expecting it. The Makeover Fairy grabbing her in a panic looked like it freaked her out for longer than Dark Nella did.
  • Hates Everyone Equally
  • Head-Tiltingly Kinky: In response to learning about Nella's "My Little Pony" obsession.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Considering we find out later that they'd already had sex at least twice, her denial over liking Critic in that way in "Thanks For The Feedback" comes off a little too strong.
    • In crush terms, she also protested having a thing for Todd. She gave this up when absolutely nobody could believe her.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": The title card version of her has Curves in All the Right Places. The real Chick has curves of course, but has issues with her body.
    • When Andrew Dickman (the title card artist) left to pursue other projects and another guy was brought in, he drew her as smaller and more realistic, giving us some Reality Subtext Character Development as it makes her ego look slightly less inflated.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Kali aka Miniòn.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has a complete crying breakdown in "Spooning With Spoony".
    • In her Hocus Pocus review, she says she needs a year to recover from the trauma of seeing a cat die again.
    • She goes to the beach alone after Nella blows herself up and beforehand, she is genuinely upset about Nella's death by ladder.
    • She has her own in the Moulin Rouge! review when Critic breaks down over killing Brentalfloss. Nella and Elisa cheer her up with Comfort Food.
  • Hidden Depths: She owns happy pills to get her at least up to perky levels.
    • From the Hocus Pocus review, a cat she had got run over and she's still not over it.
    • She's a history and mythology geek who mostly loves the darker stuff. She'd (the character that is, not Lindsay) probably would have been better suited to a major in that rather than the "useless degree in film".
    • The NChick shorts show she has a great love for surreal, early era animation.
  • Hikikomori: The only reason Nella encourages her to go out on the date is to get her out of the house for an hour or so. (That, and because "people are starting to talk" about Nella and her.)
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: While gaining her sympathy and providing a very good Freudian Excuse, the reveals about her childhood are massive Black Comedy.
  • Hipster: "I don't think I have enough irony in me." But fast forward to now and she thinks they're the vilest people on the planet.
  • Hope Is Scary: She has all the typical human emotions, of course she can fangirl and care deeply for certain people... she just finds it easier, for whatever reason, to act like she can't.
  • Hope Spot: She thought that Spice World might have redeemed itself with a Meat Loaf Actor Allusion joke, but that was quickly dashed when the next scene involved aliens.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's 5' 2", most of the guys are around 6 foot. She lampshades this in the Bratz review when Critic tries to make himself even taller and she pushes him back down.
  • Hypocrite: She talks about the stupidity of Interspecies Romance but has a Sex Bot of her own. When he tries to call her out on it, she tells him to shut up.
    • Also done intentionally in Grease. She complains about the Be a Whore to Get Your Man ending, while forcing Nella to get a makeover to "make her desirable".
    • She has dislike of movies where the character(s) learn nothing. Even after the Dark Nella saga, she's too oblivious to even know there was a lesson in treating your friends nicer.
    • She's left-wing with a strong dislike of conservative politicians and values, but the joke is that she's actually a racist misanthrope who has problems with both genders.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Given a dark deconstruction. She's desperate for a project, but it's less making a better person and more making a guy she can control. She's willing to do whatever it takes to Todd so he'd finally decide to be interested in her and has drunkenly admitted to needing fixing herself.
  • I Can't Dance: Lindsay can, but the Chick dancing is adorably goofy.
  • Iconic Item: Used to be her bowtie, but now her Girlish Pigtails. When Lindsay's doing her vlogs or just wants to be out of character (either truly or just the Chick outside of doing reviews... Alter-Ego Acting is complicated), she'll have her hair down or tied up in a different way.
  • Identical Stranger: She looks like Elliot Page's big sister, or Janeane Garofalo's little one. Critic seems to disagree though, and thinks she looks like Susan from the Narnia movies.
  • Ignored Epiphany:
    • She breaks into Todd's house to tell him she's over him, but he offers her a dirty hot pocket and she's back in her obsession.
    • There are times during the Dark Nella Saga where she's so close to realizing how she's treated her friend, but she never fully gets it.
    • When claiming she's constantly busy but is really just writing hearts and Todd's name in a notebook, she has a brief moment of clarity and hopes she's not being too creepy. She's got worse since then.
    • After being able to hear guy thoughts for a while, she has a short moment of believing she'll now be able to respect them and not objectify them anymore. She snorts at the very thought of it.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Only found out through a subversion. Her disappointed look down at her cleavage when Todd still moves away from her in The Worst Witch is worth a giggle.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty:
    • At the end of the Transformers review. Just a little bit "bad touch" there, Chick.
    • She looks even more delighted when she has Todd taped to a chair in her apartment.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: She's a neurotic mess who treats Nella and everyone else badly to boost her own damaged self-esteem and to make herself feel better.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: She's fully admitted to being an alcoholic and goes straight for the sweet relief after managing to watch the entirety of "The Christmas Shoes".
  • Ineffectual Loner: From both a meta and in-universe perspective. She might hate people and dread going outside, but she's desperately lonely and always gets more new character traits when interacting with someone.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: While manipulative, able to slip out of trouble easier and a much more credible threat than the Critic, she's just as pitiful, childish and likable.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She complains in Thumbelina that the only guys who seem to like her turn out to be fairies. (Not literally.)
  • Informed Ability: Played for Laughs. To us (and Critic when it comes to the Todd crush), she's a horrendous liar. To everyone else, she can successfully bullshit her way out of anything.
  • In Vino Veritas: Those pesky depressive emotions come out and get turned up to eleven when she's wasted.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Even when Nella is fighting off possession for her, all she can think about is the insult of being called nerdy.
    • In The Craft, the movie has "Protect you from harm against others and harm against yourself" to bind the crazycakes witch. Her version of it is "Protect you from harm against others and harm against myself."
  • I Reject Your Reality: The ending message of the My Little Pony review is it's more fun to live in your own fantasies and ignore the real world. But while that was just treated as harmless fun, it gets a bit darker when she's determined to make Todd love her.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Her outburst of negative emotion totally didn't prove this line right, God no:
    Elisa: Your unfair attitude to the rash and emotionally driven impulsive decisions of a sixteen year old girl belies a certain self-loathing that worries me and suggests some unresolved issues.
  • I Was Quite a Fashion Victim: At least she doesn't have multi-colored pants anymore.
  • Jabba Table Manners: She tends to stuff herself with food rather than actually eating it.
  • Jaded Washout: She knows it deep down.
    • There's also a difference between the Chick and Lindsay on the topic of film school. Lindsay did wonderfully, needed donation money for her project and quit when she did her documentary because she learned all she needed to. Chick, on the other hand, knows about screenwriting but went to Extortion University for a "useless degree in film" and needed donation money to help her spy on Nella.
  • Jerkass: She is undeniably a horrible person, but there are a couple of people who she cares about and she has a fair few Pet the Dog moments.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Because Lindsay is a cool gal and noticed the Double Standard of people thinking Todd's pursuit of Lupa was automatically creepy but Chick's pursuit of Todd was adorable, the Chick's Stalker with a Crush status went into Black Comedy insanity lightning fast.
  • Karma Houdini: On one hand, she's miserable, lonely and pathetic. On the other, she has a wonderful knack for worming her way out of trouble.
  • Kawaiiko: She tried to invoke this for the longest time. What's interesting though is that the character just couldn't pull it off. The girly smile was too wide, her Girlish Pigtails were too messy, hair decs seemed to induce insanity and the The Lad-ette just couldn't stop shining through.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • This hilariously cold comment. You can almost see poor Nella breaking.
    Chick: Nobody likes puns, Disney, come on..
    Nella: [miserably] Nella likes puns.
    Chick: As I was saying, nobody likes puns.
    Nella: [Slopes away like a beaten dog.]
    • According to her Grease review, she made the Sarah Palin wig by stealing hair from a hobo. We can only hope it wasn't Chester.
    • She slaps her Sex Bot around unnecessarily in the "Playing God" video.
    • She manages a few seconds of shock when learning Chicago got destroyed (i.e Critic's dead) before going back to normal and claiming she never liked the city anyway.
    • Happily making Nella do her dishes when Nella had just speechified how she was going to treat her friends with more respect.
    • Her trying not to laugh when Todd is crying and having a The One That Got Away breakdown. Out-of-verse, it's Lindsay giggling at her boy's acting, in-verse it makes the Chick look even more like a sociopath.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: How completely terrifying her child self found the shoe-killing-by-dip scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit has come up a few times.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All:
    • In the early days, she was a condescending Insufferable Genius. Later on, she became more like this; an obsessive, still condescending know-it-all, but totally oblivious and it's been hinted that she's not as smart as she thinks she is.
    • In a stealth Take That!, she gets her definition of MacGuffin from George Lucas, the bastion of credibility and dignity. She also has the same degree as him.
    • Showcased in the X-Men review. First the Chick as we know her tells Dr. Tease that she knows everything, but on Truth Serum she admits to the show confusing her "stupid kid mind" a lot.
  • Kubrick Stare:
  • Lack of Empathy: Which makes her rare Aw Look She Really Does Care About Critic/Nella/Mignon moments all the sweeter.
  • The Lad-ette: The Dudette, to be precise. Whenever she reviews something really girly, you can see her aching for some Transformers goodness.
  • Lady Drunk: She may be a womanchild, but in terms of drinking and bitterness, she's old before her time.
  • Large Ham: Not quite up to the level of her comrades, but she can ham it up a storm whenever she likes.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She's not self-aware to see it as such, but she's had her total disregard for other people's privacy or personal space thrown back at her a few times.
  • Licked by the Dog: Mignon thinks her face is nommable and will lick it constantly no matter the situation.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: She got spoiled enough that she could afford limos, furs, and be a Southern Belle with very high standards, but Word Of Lindsay is that she felt really isolated at home.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Nella and Elisa have the misguided notion that she's lonely and freakish because she can't stand The Little Mermaid (1989).
  • Loser Protagonist
  • Lovable Coward: Chick, honey, just ignore the red-eyed pony demon if she freaks you out that much.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: You could look at one of those brain pictures and most of hers would be dedicated to sex. Even the darker side - rape, stalking, attempted murder and so on - is played for laughs.
  • Love Is a Weakness: In The Last Unicorn, she calls it one of the major downfalls of being human. (Odd how this characterization sprang up a couple of episodes after she let her guard down with the Critic...)
  • Love Makes You Crazy: While she usually just takes what she wants with fighting and chloroform (just ask the Critic), with Todd she's mostly a fawning fangirl who can't take a hint.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She wasn't particularly a good person to begin with, but Todd ignoring her has made her morals slip hard along with her sanity.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: She gets turned on by Spoony's crying and Critic's squirming, and can't even stop herself from enjoying Todd's breakdown about The One That Got Away.
  • Loving a Shadow: It's been established twice that what she feels for Todd either isn't real or at least isn't love, yet she's willing to tape him to a chair to get him to stay. After the It's Not You, It's Me "break-up" in To Boldly Flee, she hasn't even thought about him, missing Critic instead.
  • Made of Iron: Getting her head exploded doesn't kill her, it just induces unconsciousness and a need for happy pills.
  • The Mad Hatter: She might want to deny fangirling or basic human emotions, but she's gleefully open about wanting to cause pain to people.
  • Mad Love: Have a guess who she's been made mad over.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: Gender-flipped. Todd in the Shadows is the man she worships to insane degrees, ignoring all his flaws and thinking he'll fix her. The Nostalgia Critic is the guy who jacks off a stick of butter, sings about the virtues of sluttiness and who she has a comfortable history with but shares her damage.
  • Madness Makeover: Her first kidnapping of Todd ( in "Sleepless in Seattle vs. When Harry Met Sally...), has her hair static-y and completely unbrushed.
  • Madness Mantra: Everybody got AIDS and shit! and "Nobody likes puns".
  • Make an Example of Them: She says if she'd been the Evil Queen in Snow White, she would have nailed the huntsman to the wall as punishment and as a lesson to the other minions.
  • Mama Bear: She still has no respect for children, but she'll be on their side if the adults in their lives are bad enough. She's fully in the trope for animals, however.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She shows some most excellent qualities of this, especially in Kickassia. It didn't quite work out, but she never got punished and even got her favorite game as a present from Santa Christ.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to the Nostalgia Critic's Feminine Boy.
  • Maternally Challenged: If it wasn't obvious to begin with, the "baby toys" episode proved it when she was seconds away from stabbing the crying doll.
  • Misplaced Sorrow: She missed Nella because with her dead she had nobody to make her look good in comparison.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: With her Sex Bot. He even calls her "mistress".
  • Moe Stare: Like the kawaiiko example, done in a fashion that was so exaggerated it became scary. Her eyes went past interested in the camera and into yandere territory.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Most evident in Kickassia but with her manipulation, she can make the Critic look almost kitten-ish.
  • Ms. Fanservice: It all depends on if she likes her body on that particular occurrence or not. If she's in a good place, then she's more than happy to dress up in a corset or show off her vamp side. If not, then she'll only do it because she feels like it's expected of her.
  • Mummies at the Dinner Table: No matter how bad Todd can get towards Lupa, at least he wouldn't be okay with making love to her dead body if there was no other option.
  • Must Have Caffeine: She needs it so much that it's one of the functions her Sex Bot has.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • After their big fight that indirectly led to Nella's death, she drapes Nella's favorite Star Trek shirt over a nearby chair.
    • She has a lot of regrets about how she was as a teenager.
    • It doesn't last long, but she at least has the decency to look guilty when the Sex Bot is telling her and Dr. Tease off about mistreating him.
  • The Napoleon: She's a Tiny Tyrannical Woman and will often wear high heels to make herself seem taller.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: A downfall of her hypocrisy is that you're not sure whether you can trust any good thing she says or does.
  • Nerd Nanny: Played with. As she's unable to admit that she's really a geeky fangirl not so deep down, she acts like only boys read comic books while girls shouldn't know anything about them.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: She might have a different idea to most as to what counts as "innocent" (see her loathing of kids), but she's horrified at the baby shoe being murdered in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She brushes Dark Nella off with "she has to put her money where her mouth is" when it comes to evil deeds. Various cities, along with Spoony, Linkara and Critic, pay the price.
  • Nice Hat: Her leather cap in her video on The Smurfette Principle and her top hat in Moulin Rouge!. She also wears a cute Santa hat in her "Dreamworks vs. Disney" episode.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: When she's fighting the others for Critic's Kickassia hat, she randomly shouts that God is dead and he doesn't exist.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: To give just one example, she bought her computer off the black market with organs taken from people. This is a thing she brings up in casual conservation.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She knows a lot about disasters and likes to show that off.
  • Noble Bigot: Not in the usual meaning of the word "noble", but best showcased the review of Wild Wild West. Lindsay needs to make feminist and anti-racism points while the Chick needs to remain her terribly racist and sexist self, so the two viewpoints will be meshed to create the trope.
  • No Social Skills
  • No Sense of Personal Space:
    • With the Critic (who is just as bad), especially in the Moulin Rouge! review where she gets excited about how he's enjoying a scene against his will. A sweeter version happens in To Boldly Flee, when she realizes that he's seriously depressed and stays close to him when they're waiting for everyone to arrive.
    • In a less consenty fashion, a lot of From Justin to Kelly is her hanging onto Todd while he looks like he wants to die.
  • Not Good with People: She really sucks when it comes to humans, but she does genuinely seem to love her puppy (even though she's pathetic enough to call her a name that means "minion") and needed therapy when a cat she had got run over.
  • Not So Above It All: One of her defining traits.
    • She likes to believe she's a serious intellectual and superior to squeeing fans, but deep down she's a nerdy fangirl, and it often slips out.
    • It doesn't take long for the gayness of He-Man to break her condescending "progressiveness" down.
    • In Mulan: "Oh no, this musical number... it's just so hard not to sing along with... LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS."
    • In Grease: We could go into how counter-intuitive this ending is and how it adds nothing to the story... but this song is... just so... catchy! I GOT CHILLS!" Followed by a sing-a-long and then an Oh, Crap!.
    • Despite all her cynicism and bitchery during the review of The Last Unicorn, she still wants to find the animal.
    • When "baby Christian Bale" shows his face in Newsies, she acts like the fangirls who she holds so much disdain for.
    Chick: [looking guilty] I'm sure that's maybe part of it.
    • In The Fifth Element, she does spreading-arms move Leeloo and the singer do before looking around embarrassed.
    • A much nicer one occurred at the start of the Enchanted Christmas review. After spending an episode kvetching over Disney Princesses, she admits gushily that she loves the hell out of Beauty and the Beast and that it's one of her favorite movies ever.
    • The crowning example happened at the end of The Little Mermaid (1989), where after spending an episode hating on it, she can't resist singing along to "Part Of Your World".
    • In the X-Men review, with the help of Dr. Tease, she fangirls the show hard even though she "grew out of that years ago".
    • Yes Chick, you're totally mature and not interested in Disneyworld. Oh wait...
  • Not So Stoic:
    • "Spooning With Spoony". It was the first time where her issues came up and she's never been that emotionally open ever again.
    • The first time Dark Nella put her in the fridge was the only moment in the saga where she was actually scared. But by the next review (which likely took place only an hour or so later), she's just confused.
    • After Critic gives her his heartfelt Secret Test of Character speech in the Bratz review, her voice is quivering when she tries to save face and ask if she can punch him.
    • When she calls the Critic in the Roland Emmerich two-parter but finds he's dead and the city's been destroyed, there's a brief but visible look of horror on her face before she Kicks The Dog.
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: Uses the trope both in the context of furries and gayness.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She shows up at the Brawl specifically to save Critic from getting beaten up by the Nerd.
  • Obliviously Evil: It depends on who she's with if she realizes what she's doing to hurt them or not.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: In the "Eight Myths About Hanukkah" video and Critic's Moulin Rouge! review, she wears a black bustier.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
  • Opinion Flip-Flop: She tries to get out of doing a crossover with The Rap Critic on Will Smith's music career by changing her mind and telling him she was going to look at Will's romantic comedies. Turns out Rap Critic has knowledge of those too.
  • Oral Fixation: She chews on a pen in Grease 2, and moves to bite a phallic piece of food whenever she's really got it bad for a guy. (Unlike the boys however, we don't see her Erotic Eating.)
    • Same applies to her review of Labyrinth. She even eats a banana while watching a scene with Bowie. The Running Gag of the episode is her being asked if she wants some food with Double Entendre names (spotted dick, two fruits and vegetable, and cock {chicken drumstick}).
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Although the word "fuck" is always bleeped out now for Rule of Funny reasons.
  • Moment Killer: When Mulan picks up the doll when the village is decimated, she does her rapey thrusty thing with 70s porn music.
  • Narcissist: Self-obsessed, wants to control everyone, manipulative, chronically low self-esteem so she desperately needs to be admired, Lack of Empathy, a slacker, doesn't like to admit when she's wrong, not as smart as she thinks she is, easily depressed and had a dismal childhood.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Except when it's funny for her to be overly emotional.
  • Never My Fault: The only time she's apologized to Nella is when she's about to manipulate her.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When she dresses up like Sad Panda to try and get with Todd, he only realizes it's her because Panda would never compliment him. The fact that she looks nothing like a skinny French guy with a mustache doesn't enter into it.
  • Past-Life Memories: Parodied. She believes she and Todd were married in a previous life.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Rapes Spoony and is just a little bit too into his humiliation because he raped her a few years ago. On a nicer note, it seems to have helped. She's the first one hugging him when he returns in To Boldly Flee.
  • The Peeping Tom:
    • While we don't know who the ex is, she sees nothing wrong with still spying on them at night while they sleep.
    • She also has cameras scattered about Nella's apartment (including in the bathroom), and at Nella's parents' house.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • At the end of her Ever After and My Little Pony reviews, she affectionately (and rightfully) shows us that she thinks Nella is adorable.
    • Despite abusing him just as much as he did her, she still petted the Critic when he was crying during their FernGully: The Last Rainforest review.
    • Even though she bitches about them a lot, she clearly has a love for Disney. Beauty and the Beast is even one of her favorite movies ever.
    • "Blonde Girls Now And Then", otherwise known as an overview on Guilty Pleasure music, has her asserting the belief to take Lady Gaga's advice and just... dance.
    • Even though the dog's name means "minion", she does love that puppy.
    • In Titanic (1997), the old couple in bed is what makes her tear up and in Dragonheart, she gets a bit misty when the dragon does his Heroic Sacrifice.
    • Although not nearly enough to treat her right when she comes back, she really does miss Nella when she dies.
    • She takes pretty good care of the Critic in the Moulin Rouge! crossover, being the one to tell him that it's okay to like parts of the movie (even though she herself has problems with that) and looking visibly unhappy after he hits Empty Shell mode after killing Floss.
    • After the news breaks of Kyle's breakdown in Melancholia, she's the first one to call him and worriedly ask what's going on.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: Let's see... Pocahontas, Carmen Sandiego, Meat Loaf's voice, David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Jeff Goldblum, Sean Connery, Will Smith, Nightcrawler, Beast, Megamind, Hugh Jackman, Hexxus, Batty, Aladdin, the Beast and Patrick Stewart. Woman likes her crushes.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: When she cares enough to fight. She's definitely stronger than the Critic.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Played for Laughs. Her only "black friend" is Nella and uses her to prove she's not racist, she hates men and believes Real Women Never Wear Dresses, she insults other countries and she's just a touch homophobic when the characters don't meet her standards.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: She tries to be all hip and cool at the start of She's All That, but can't keep it up. She also forgets a lot of the time that, no, she's not a Sassy Black Woman, and no, she doesn't have N-Word Privileges.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She's clearly having a lot of fun watching Nella getting tort- madeover in the Grease review. And she has a running gag of screaming "YAY!" with a creepy, overly girly smile on her face, sometimes clapping too.
    • She has a few moments of being horrified at "Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk This Christmas", but she's mostly dancing along happily when Nella and Brian The Sexual Predator act it out.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Complete with pout.
  • Purple Is Powerful: The idealized title-card version of herself will nearly always have some kind of purple item of clothing.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She occasionally wears hipster glasses to try and make herself look like an academic.
  • Raging Stiffie: For the ex-con Love Interest in Crossroads. "Yeah, I got a mount right here for you, Anderson."
  • Rape as Backstory: She starts off ranting about shit sequels and ends up talking about how her uncle molested her.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Usually the lighting makes her seem quite tanned, but you can see her looking pale and pretty in the Song of the South and The Lorax reviews.
  • The Resenter: How she's turned Let's See YOU Do Better! into a character trait — it's fun to bitch at people with a lot more success than you'll ever have
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Believes this in-universe as part of the character becoming a Straw Feminist. In real life, this is one of Lindsay's Berserk Buttons.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The blue to Nella's red.
    • Reversed with her crossover with The Rap Critic. He's calm and eternally patient, while she acts like a tantrumy brat.
  • Rich Bitch
  • Robosexual: She has a Dish-Doing-Coffee-Making-Sentient-Robot-Sex-Slave.
  • Sad Clown: She's a pretty miserable, lonely woman when you take away the sociopathy and biting sarcasm.
  • Sanity Slippage: Not exactly a paragon of sanity in the first place, her obsession with Todd trashed it completely, making her go from constantly pestering him but still trashing his taste in music to seeing nothing wrong with trying to make him the Belle to her Beast.
  • The Scrooge: In an early forum post, Lindsay said Chick is way too much of a miser to give any money to Chester.
    • She gets punished for her cynicism towards Christmas by having to be the Jacob Marley for Paw's Scrooge in Music Movies: A Muppet's Christmas Carol.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Although she doesn't know a good romance novel to exist, there's a small, locked away idealistic part of her that compares all modern men to the Duke Of Albany in Kate & Leopold and deems them failures.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: How she managed to get cameras in Nella's house, convince an ex-convict to give her a ride to Todd's home, and acquire human organs to pay for her computer.
  • Security Blanket: Mignon. She'd take that puppy everywhere if she could.
  • Selective Obliviousness: If she doesn't want to admit feelings or have her perceptions changed, then she'll live in violent denial.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: All her tying Todd up episodes are her twisted versions of dates, and she apologizes to "my love Todd" when she expresses Perverse Sexual Lust towards a guy singing in TLC and the 90s.
  • Self-Serving Memory: In From Justin to Kelly, she sulks that she was forced to take part in the two specials. Considering how badly she wanted to rule the former, it's probably best that she remembers it like that.
  • Seme: A Rare Female Example. Sex where she's not in power or topping looks like she thinks of it as the worst thing imaginable.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Angry Joe is stunned when she comes out in a Little Black Dress. Unbeknown to him she's trying to manipulate him into sorting out her toilet.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Parodied when she recalls the Leonardo Dicraprio backlash. "I remember it. I was there."
  • She's Got Legs: In such appearances as That Jewish Guy's 8 Myths of (C)hanuk(k)a(h).
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Part of the reason why she hates The Little Mermaid (1989). Although to her credit, she does get sometimes why others might enjoy idealist fantasy.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Or at least her eleven year old self did... with an honorable dragon.
  • The Slacker: A Rare Female Example. One of her favorite activities is sitting on the couch, drinking beer and stuffing her face with cheetos.
  • Slasher Smile: If Ask That Guy with the Glasses is the king, then she's the queen. Lindsay has a lovely smile, but when she grins as the Chick it looks as if her face might break.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A Rare Female Example. She thinks herself as much better than a nerd or a fangirl and she stays in that place by abusing everyone else. In the Les Misérables review, she says to JewWario she's the "only one" who can review it properly.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Coupled with Loving a Shadow, her Sanity Slippage obsession with Todd was only because she's lonely and feels like she's in need of fixing.
  • Smug Snake: When she gets proven right. Appeared more before she Took a Level in Dumbass, although still pops up every now and then.
  • Some of My Best Friends Are X: Parodied. When trying to get the audience to believe she's not racist, she cuts to her black friend... Nella.
  • Southern Belle: Parodied, as Lindsay grew up in Tennessee and will sometimes affect a stereotypical Deep South accent. "Y'mean there's life outside the Walmart?"
  • The Snark Knight: Even more so than the original Trope Namer.
  • The Sociopath: She has no empathy, is self-centered, doesn't know or care about social norms, uses manipulation and threats to get her way, only rarely shows remorse for her actions and has very little regard for personal boundaries. She also crosses over with narcissist due to criminal lack of self-esteem.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: She has a talent for using flowery explanations some of the time and at others, swearing or using rape analogies to describe how awful it is.
  • So Proud of You: Parodied. In their FernGully: The Last Rainforest review, when the Critic eventually gets what a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment is, she proudly pinches his cheek like he was a child.
  • Spy Catsuit: In her trying on clothes montage in Thanks For The Feedback III, she tries on a catsuit and thinks she looks bad.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Her obsession with Todd drove her around the bend and Nella's rightfully freaked out when she finds Chick's put cameras in her bedroom and bathroom.
  • Stocking Filler: She's wearing fishnet garters for her cameo in the "Eights Myths About Hanukkah" video and they're part of her burlesque costume in the Moulin Rouge! crossover.
  • Stepford Smiler: In a world without Critic, she'd be all perfect smiles, but with an annoying baby and miserable husband.
  • Stepford Snarker
  • Stopped Caring: She attributes her black husk of a heart to years of repression and alcoholism.
  • Straw Critic: Her over-analytical nature and distrust of just enjoying something are lampshaded all the time.
  • Straw Feminist: She'll come back when there's a point that needs to be made, but on the whole she displays attitudes (like Real Women Never Wear Dresses and Does Not Like Men) that Lindsay seems to hate with a fiery passion.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Pocahontas and most of the characters on the Top 11 Nostalgic Villainesses.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Along with the fire. The sugary part of her is there, it just comes out at very rare moments.
  • Sugary Malice: From Justin to Kelly showed that she moved onto "I'm the only one who can help you" threats to get Todd to spend time with her.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Or at least she thinks so.
  • Sweater Girl: She has a few nice low cut v-necks in her wardrobe.
  • Sympathetic P.O.V.: While we've seen a lot of flaws, we've also seen her damage, her fangirling, the Heroic BSODs, how she regrets the past and showing that she actually does care about certain things.
  • Teens Are Short: Lindsay being so tiny is probably a good reason why the teenage flashbacks don't look completely ridiculous.
  • Telepathy: She gains the ability to read guy thoughts for a while because she threw a PlayStation 3 controller into a man-bath.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: After Nella kicks her out "for some reason", she drives JewWario crazy and refuses to leave. She even brains him with a game console so he could stop annoying her.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • She fistpumps happily when Todd agrees to do the Nicholas Cage voice for her in the City of Angels review.
    • She finally got a date with Todd. Lessened considerably by how much she had to get him wasted, but she's happy about the possibility of "blurred judgments and drunken regrets".
    • A nicer one happens in Newsies. When the Chick is heartbroken and alone on the beach after thinking Nella is completely dead, the original (and very wet) Nella comes out of the sea to give her a glomp. And as an extra bonus? Dark Nella was a clone, so she doesn't have to change.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Woman
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Obscurus Lupa's Girly Girl.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Massively tempting fate by calling Dark Nella not all that evil because she hadn't done anything yet. She deserved that fridging just for the obvious intelligence-freeze.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She spends most of the Dark Nella saga being completely oblivious and just not getting anything, even if it's right in her face.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Progressively worsened as a person until the Heel Realization in To Boldly Flee scared her so much that she...
  • Troll: For the greater good, Chris Brown and white knighting fans get what they deserve from her.
  • Tsundere: Tsun towards Critic (who deserves it) and deredere towards Angry Joe when she was flirting with him. Nella can trigger either mood. Todd used to be bitched at for his music taste, but she's traded that in for constant fawning over him.
  • Twitchy Eye:
    • Enchanted Christmas gives her a bad case of this.
    • Defied in her review of The Christmas Shoes. As she doesn't have the facial muscle control to read out the lyrics, she hands it over to Patton Oswalt.
    • Song of the South showed she even twitches in her sleep.
  • Unable to Cry: Although she has broken down a few times, she refuses to cry because she hates her mascara smearing.
  • Unfazed Everyman: She's the only "normal" (relatively) person in the cast.
  • The Unfettered: The Todd obsession made her become one.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When her Sex Bot lets her out of the fridge at her request, she doesn't bother thanking him. He snarkily adds in a "You're welcome" when she leaves.
  • Unkempt Beauty: She's nearly always slightly messy-looking.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Angry Joe on his "Hotel Awesome" series.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She had ponies until she sold them for girly stuff, had a lonely home-life but quite a few friends at school, loved the dragon in Dragonheart because he was honorable and wanted a fairytale wedding when she was six. A fair cry from the abusive, bitter cynic we know today.
  • The Vamp: While not like this usually, she acts like it to have some fun with Joe's and Linkara's minds.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: In the Brawl, she enters specifically to rescue the Critic's ass from getting beat up and for all her Lack of Empathy, is pleased to see him safe.
  • Villain Protagonist: The "Dark Nella Saga" trailer outright stated that she's only slightly less evil than a pissed off woman brought back from the dead and seeking revenge.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is lower, throatier and almost constantly tinged with cynicism, rather than the higher, girlier voice of her early days.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Has one in her reviews of Spice World and Song of the South.
  • Weakness Turns Her On:
    • Although she doesn't want to help them, she likes making them weaker. She squees that she wants to tie up "baby Christian Bale" when fangirling over him.
    • Jareth telling Sarah he'll be her slave in Labyrinth is a really sweet deal and the Chick gets pissed at her for refusing.
    • She runs to the pool when she realizes she could get a guy who can bow to her beck and call.
    • It's interesting that the most onscreen touch between her and Critic is when he's unconscious by her hand.
    • She's close to swooning when Todd talks about the awful time he had at college for still being a virgin.
  • Weak-Willed: Not in the usual ways, but she's incredibly susceptible to Product Placement. The "Big Mac Baby" advert makes her forget she's vegetarian and leaves her craving a burger.
  • Weight Woe: Despite her bust pride and general laziness, she still angsts about how much she weighs.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: "And then the mum sings about how she's disappointed in her daughters for being inadequate... not that I know how that feels or anything..."
  • What Have I Become?: Said in her parodied Despair Event Horizon when Roland Emmerich movies make her realize she's wasting her life.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Despite her assertion that she kept out of the boyband battle, she still complains about the groups of today not having choreography or gross stuff in their hair.
  • When She Smiles: Fans look forward to whenever Lindsay struggles to keep a straight face, as you'd almost never see the Chick look happy otherwise.
  • White Collar Worker: Before this job, she worked at an office and had a Girl Posse bitch about her behind her back.
  • White Man's Burden: "I think we can all relate to the white guy who fucks everything up and wants to make amends."
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Tried and failed, judging by how she says the revenge fantasy of showing up to your Class Reunion in a limo, wearing furs and weighing forty pounds lighter doesn't actually show people up in reality.
  • Will Not Be a Victim: Thanks to her Dark and Troubled Past, she's Unable to Cry, has Stopped Caring, thinks Don't You Dare Pity Me! and tries hard to pretend that her Heroic BSODs don't exist. Compare this to Critic, who is a victim of everyone including himself.
  • Womanchild : She as a college student thought sex was hilarious, and as a thirteen year old she was excited about a doll meant for girls a third her age.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: While not doing it as much as Doug, she's good at impressions and enjoys doing them.
  • Woman Scorned: Because of reboot!Critic's rape jokes aimed at her, and not appreciating her missing him after his death, she's hurt him back by completely ignoring his existence outside of letting him know about the funeral they gave him.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • She has a love/hate thing going on with Disney. Also with Michael Bay, even it includes a lot more hate than love.
    • In-site, Oancitizen. They actually get on quite well (maybe because they both see themselves as above everyone else), but even though she likes using him as a punching bag, he'll call her out on being lazy and condescending.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: She likes to give off the impression that she would, but her disgusted reactions to actual child abuse (think The Christmas Shoes) prove she wouldn't.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: When the Critic shows up to bitch at her for reviewing Transformers, she acts all pouty and co-operative so she can back him into a corner by reminding him he did Red Sonja.
  • Wrench Wench: In real life, Lindsay made the Sex Bot herself, and in-character, Chick seems to know a bit about cars.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Although she draws the line at paedophilia and guys who don't fit her version of hotness. One of the reasons why she likes The Great Mouse Detective so much is the relationship between Basil and Rattigan.
  • Yandere: She's willing to knife Lupa to defend Todd from her "insults" and destroy the competition.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain:
    • In the "Top Ten Songs About Fucking", Todd gives in to spending time with her (mostly out of boredom), she puts on "Reproduction" from Grease 2 as seduction music and he runs away to iron his dog. Cue pissed off Entitled to Have You mode.
    • In "Sleepless In Seattle vs. When Harry Met Sally", she steals Todd's phone and manages to manipulate him into going on a date with her to the Empire State Building. But then he finds it and walks off (still tied up), leaving her to sulk.
  • You Are What You Hate: She's a nerdy fangirl who used to be a fat hipster. Guess what four kinds of people she hates most.
  • Youthful Freckles: Much to her annoyance, because they make her look even more like a child.


BFF Nella

Lindsay's abused, codependent hired Big Fat friend.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Chick is legitimately scared of her when Nella wants to kill for a sandwich and it's been hinted that by now Nella will leave immediately if Chick defaults on her payments.
  • Big Eater: Done intentionally to make the Chick look good.
  • Break the Cutie: When she and Chick first meet, she's confident, professional and backhandedly insulting ("I see I have my work cut for me.") while the Chick is shy as hell. Fast forward to the second half of "Dreamworks Vs. Disney" and she's near to tears when the Chick is mean to her.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets a large bit of it. A "Thanks For The Feedback!" video even jokes that Nella plays this role to make a living.
  • The Caretaker: She's the one who gets the Chick out of her beer and cheetos binge and back to work.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Especially when she's on the subject of My Little Ponies.
  • Character Development: Even though she's still the Chick's best friend, gets manipulated and Chick hasn't learned a thing, she's slightly less of a doormat than she was before the Saga.
  • Chewbacca Defense: Whenever she thinks she's losing the "Kirk vs. Picard" debate, she always goes back to Kirk's "KHAAAAAN!".
  • The Cutie
  • Deal with the Devil: She sells her voice for a Doctor Who scarf in The Little Mermaid (1989) review.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In the middle of her speech about how The Nostalgia Chick and Mara Wilson should team up rather than fight, she gets distracted by Mara Wilson's rack and tries to touch it.
  • The Drag A Long: She really doesn't want to embarrass herself with dancing in public.
  • Drop-In Character: She started as one, but became a lot more popular. However, since Lindsay moved from living in New York with Nella to Los Angeles, she is technically considered this once again.
    Chick: "How did you get in here? ...Why are you on this coast?"
  • Extreme Doormat: She'd do anything for the Chick, although this has lessened since the Dark Nella saga.
  • Fangirl: The Chick even said she was there to provide mindless Squee.
  • Fanservice Pack: Less t-shirts and Messy Hair, more blouses and stylized curls.
  • Fun Personified: She can even smell fun across several floors of a hotel, and is drawn to it like a bloodhound on the scent...
  • Genki Girl: When she's excited.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: She can push back on the Chick when she wants to, but know it's easier to fold and do what the Chick wants.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: One of the reasons she goes to the Renaissance Fair is to drink a guy under the table all the time.
    • Seems to apply in real life; a large amount of her Twitter posts involve bars and/or drinking, and a few of the behind-the-scenes videos show that she absolutely dominates at drinking games.
    • Played for Laughs in the Hercules review, where she's seen drinking out of a huge pitcher.
  • Heroic BSoD: She seriously breaks down on discovering there's a Puss In Boots spinoff. She also had one in the Les Misérables review after an unending bout of Lindsay's singing.
  • Hidden Depths: As she shows during her guest spots on Vampire Reviews, she really knows her beers.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Fittingly, first properly seen when she's acting like a holy nun in Sister Act.
  • Jekylland Hyde: While she said at the end of the Saga that Dark Nella was just a clone, episodes before and after have implied it's more like the aforementioned entity is still inside her and can come out at any moment. "Nchick Labs" has her slyly foreshadowing everything that's going to happen, and in Jem, the other girls have to force her glasses back on before she turns evil again.
  • The Lad-ette: Even though she likes pretending she's a princess sometimes, her most-worn t-shirt is of Star Trek.
  • Large Ham: Easily the most enthusiastic and overacting girl on the website.
  • Lovable Nerd
  • Most Common Superpower: And then there was the time Nella wore a Power Girl costume...
  • Motor Mouth
  • Mr. Exposition: Twice. Once in "Disney vs. Dreamworks" explaining that Warner Brothers provided the competition first, and again in Sister Act where she gives a lesson on different types of nuns.
  • Nice Girl: When The Makeover Fairy is having her breakdown, she goes in to comfort her.
  • The Nose Knows: She can smell fun from across several floors of a hotel.
  • Not So Above It All: As Lindsay lampshaded on the commentary, she acts much more petty and bratty than usual in the "Kirk vs. Picard" debate.
  • Only Friend: Even worse? Even though she loves her, she gets paid to be the Chick's friend. Ouch.
  • Out of Focus: Ever since Nella moved to her new place, she's gone back to being more of a Drop-In Character.
  • Token Good Teammate
  • Perverse Sexual Lust: In-Universe, Nella has a thing for Diana Rigg.
  • Proud to Be a Geek
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Pulls off some epic ones whenever she gets kicked.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to the Nostalgia Chick's blue.
  • Self-Deprecation: She's the one who writes all those fat jokes.
  • Sidekick: The most straightforward and prominent example on all of Channel Awesome.
  • Shipper on Deck: Even she realizes Chick and Critic have a lot in common, and this was way back before they both got much more jaded.
    • Played a little more fucked up when Dark Nella completely and utterly destroys the Critic and his home/city before the Chick can even talk to him.
  • Super Senses: Nella can smell fun. From the other side of a hotel. While brushing her teeth.
  • Weakness Turns Her On: In the opposite way to Chick. Her sexual awakening was Thomas from Pocahontas because he was a woobie and she wanted to cuddle him.
  • Manchild: Especially when My Little Ponies are involved. It's all part of her charm.

Dark Nella

After Nella's death at the hands of a ladder, she was cloned and resurrected by a quasi-demonic intergalactic force of evil and the clone became Dark Nella, who Won't Take Lindsay's Shit any longer.

Dr. Cochram Block, MD

Dr. Tease's proper scientist collegue. Angry at Hollywood for its inaccurate portrayal of science. She was sent into space by Dr. Tease.



One of the Chick's friends, pressed into a supporting role in the videos when the video needs someone who isn't Nella, another TGWTG contributor, evil, or particularly cracked. At first, anyhow - over time it became clear that she's just as much a deep well of crazy as the others.

Has her own series, Vampire Reviews

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Paw learned the hard way to never harm her stuffed Phantom dolls.
  • Butt-Monkey: She has, to date, been chased by the Christmas Shoes, had to portray Kyle MacLachlan while P-Cash gave her an unenthusiastic lapdance while he was reading a book, and (as the Makeover Fairy) had a nervous breakdown trying to give Nella and Todd makeovers.
  • Fag Hag: Although she doesn't fit the trope exactly, she is a bit of a fangirl for Beef from Phantom of the Paradise, but who wouldn't be?
  • Girlish Pigtails: With Nella, while playing a little girl in the Parody Commercials for "Nostalgic Baby Dolls".
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: She strangles Paw with a scarf and stabs him in the crotch twice with a dart for "killing" her stuffed Phantom doll.
  • Informed Attractiveness: How attractive the other characters think she is depends on the joke - the Chick ignored her for every female role in the Showgirls review, but she was one of Lindsay's hotter friends in "Thanks For The Feedback".
  • Large Ham: Nella even has to make a deal with her that if she has to limit her Star Trek references, Elisa has to tone down the morbid theatrics.
    • She also clearly has a lot of fun with the overly dramatic Maven.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Interstella 5555 review, where she even points out most of the plot inconsistencies (though at the end, Elisa notes she liked the movie).
  • Ms. Fanservice: Parodied in the Showgirls review when she expected, naturally, to play the part of Nomi or, when not picked for it, Cristal, because she was obviously the hottest one there. She makes a "WTF?" face every time she's skipped over, only to be the only one left when it's time to cast Kyle Mac Lachlan.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Has it bad for Chernobog in Fantasia.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Now that Nella has grown tired of the Chick's shit and doesn't appear as often, she's getting most of the abuse.
  • She's Got Legs: You can really seem them when she put on a Jem-like outfit or her Little Black Dress in "Thanks For The Feedback II".
  • Split Personality: Welshy believes (or realises) that her characters are all the same person.
    Welshy: One day, I'm going to ask for a cameo and it'll actually be Elisa. I'll be shocked.
    • She's also genuinely confused when the Chick expresses surprise that she's not wearing her Maven "vampire shit".
  • Manchild: Her room is filled with The Phantom of the Opera dolls and cuddly toys.
    • To the point she had to sell most of her stuff to finance a moving (enough for two videos! While watching, take a sip for every product that's pink...).
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: Unlike Nella who loves the invoked moe boys and Chick who wants someone to control, she prefers the badass stoic type like Goliath and Batman.

The Makeover Fairy

Summoned by Lindsay to give Nella a makeover in her review of Grease, but failed. Ever since then, she appears to Team NChick whenever they mention her name or talk about fashion. She's also a part of N. Chick Labs, teaching members of the team the importance of pink.

Dr. Coquette Tease, MrS

Dr. Block's hotter, less practical, less ethical colleague.

Maven of the Eventide

See Vampire Reviews

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Matt, Lord MacGuffin

Injector of all things to move the plot. Wears a propeller beanie. Carries a turkey baster. Killed Nella. Dark Nella returns the favor. Mayonnaise returned him to life.

  • All According to Plan: Making Chick and Nella form an Enemy Mine against the shittiness of Kirk's death. But then subverted as he gets two scary women chasing him and he causes Dark Nella to appear.
  • Appeal to Force: When the Chick starts asking too many questions about what a MacGuffin is and how it works (in both Dune (1984) and The Fifth Element), he points a gun at her. She drops the subject.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was dating Elisa while he was on the show. When they broke up his contract with Team NChick was terminated.
    • Lindsay gave more details at UBCon; she'd never liked the character, but the actor who played him always wanted more screen time and had the personality to overrule everything. It was only when he and Elisa split up that she could tell him where to go.
  • Evil Redhead: He was the one that indirectly killed Nella. Even foreshadowed in "NChick Labs" when Nella herself warned them against guys with red hair.
  • MacGuffin: Lord MacGuffin is introduced to describe what a MacGuffin really is. He even tries to inject them into the review itself.
    Lord MacGuffin: The Spice must flow.
    Nostalgia Chick: What?
    Lord MacGuffin: The Spice must flow.
    Nostalgia Chick: See... I don't understand what you mean. See that's my problem with this movie in general is the fact that-
    Lord MacGuffin: [Pulls out a handgun, cocks it, and points it at the Chick] The Spice. Must. Flow.
  • Nice Hat: A propeller beanie.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He really is just doing his job.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: When he's explaining things.

Brian the Sexual Predator

Abusive husband and frequent rapist. Fond of roofies. And rapping.


A hooded non-actor more interested in books than his surroundings.


The woman responsible for the Wii Fit. Still hanging from her pull-up bar after the last Hercules Drinking Game.

  • A-Cup Angst: She gets bashed by Nella for being flat-chested in the Flame War caused by the Wii Fit.
  • Gamer Chick: In contrast to the lazy Chick and Nella.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Her first appearance was hanging upside down in the Hercules review. Her real introduction was the "Wii Fit" sketch months later. (Presumably, she's been around the whole time and has just never joined in the fun before then.)


Random Goth Chick, plucked off the street because you need goths to do magic. Halfway between Edgar Allan Poe....and the grave.


Exactly What It Says on the Tin


The Chick's pet dog. (In Real Life, Lindsay's pet dog Kali.)

Fred the Bear

Not a current part of the team, but a character from an invoked Old Shame documentary Lindsay did when she was young.

Dan Roth

Who is he again? The Chick's ex-boyfriend from school who is now her roommate. Awkward.

  • Butt-Monkey: He's been Team NChick's roommate for ages but they keep forgetting he exists.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's usually able to deal with his situation pretty well.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Remember that Gallery of Ancient Horrors Video (Lindsay's old school project). Remember that guy in the video. That's him.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He steals the Will Smith picture-book away from Maven in her review of I Am Legend. He's also one of the men who has the hots for Hugh Jackman.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Is revealed to be this when the Chick gains the ability to hear his thoughts. "Boobs boobs boobs."
    Dan, thinking: Man, I hate that chick. Except for her boobs.
  • Pretty Boy: Even if they can't remember him, Chick was his girlfriend in high school and Maven liked him enough to want to suck his blood. However they're more than willing to smash his face in for drinking their beer.
  • Papa Wolf: In real life, he's very sweet and fiercely protective of his ladyfriends.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: He used to date the Chick back in high school and how hates her because she never remembers who he is, let alone their history. He still likes her boobs, though.