All Grown Up!/Characters
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Some or all of these characters need descriptions. A list of tropes is not a description.
See also the Rugrats characters page.
Characters from All Grown Up! include:
- The Ace: Played straight, though subverted in "Dude, Where's My Horse?", where he's shown as being no good at being a cowboy. At least, initially.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Dil.
- Continuity Nod: Carries around a screwdriver-shaped keychain, a throwback to his trademark toy from Rugrats.
- Gadgeteer Genius
- The Hero
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Chuckie, in spades.
- Informed Judaism: Frankly, you'd only know he's Jewish if the episode itself centers around it.
- Launcher of a Thousand Ships: It's pretty much bouncing between shipping him off with either Lil or Kimi.
- In universe, it starts with a girl Chuckie has a crush on, then he has a couple more single-episode girlfriends, then Rachel for a season and then an episode teasing Kimi.
- Prima Donna Director: Has aspirations of being a great film director, and sometimes falls into this.
- The Scapegoat: There have been a couple of episodes where the entire gang blames Tommy for something he's not technically responsible for. "Dude, Where's My Horse?" is one such episode.
- Ship Tease: The entire focus of the episode "TP+KF".
- Tragic Mistake: Ends up causing him to lose Rachel for good.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Although it's really black.
- Anime Hair: Especially during his "Yu-Gotta-Go!" dream sequences.
- Berserk Button: He'll go absolutely paranoid if he thinks Kimi is in danger.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Kimi, who doesn't always appreciate it. (See Berserk Button above)
- Big Brother Mentor / Older and Wiser: Chuckie has an odd role when it comes to wisdom: most of the time he's nebbish and insecure, but when the moment comes for it he's also often the guy who picks up on his friends' sensitive/emotional problems and gives wise speeches to members of the gang, most often to Tommy and Kimi. Occasionally he's the "lesson giver" when Susie's not around.
- This leads to a Running Gag where Chuckie gives some insightful advice, and then admits he got it out of a fortune cookie / hallmark card.
- Funnily enough, while Chuckie often fills this role for Tommy, Tommy often fills this role for Chuckie. It's a cornerstone of their friendship. In fact, a couple of the speeches he gives to Tommy are of the "teaching a lesson that Tommy didn't realize he was already inspiring in other people" sort.
- Blatant Lies: "HALLO, I AM CHONGO!"
- Bad Liar: Ironically, given the above. Angelica basically has to drill him in how to be an effective liar.
- Though to be fair, he wasn't particularly good at playing "Chongo" either...
- Blind Without'Em
- Butt Monkey: Even more so in this series. One episode even finds him completely naked on school grounds, save for a guitar.
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Tommy, of course, and even gets jealous if anybody threatens to take his place as his best friend.
- The Lancer
- Launcher of a Thousand Ships: In-universe.
- Lovable Coward: Tries HARD to avert being a coward, especially in the earlier episodes.
- Nerd Glasses: He wouldn't be Chuckie without 'em, you know.
- Self-Deprecation: Always seems to do this.
Chuckie: See? I'm VANILLA! Crustless, vanilla Finster.
- Techno Babble: Descends into this when he's deprived of television. "TV Rots Your Brain!" indeed.
- The Big Guy
- Gasshole: Demonstrated in one episode, but it's implied that he's like this.
- Continuity Nod: His Season 1 shirt had a yellow duck on it.
- Full Name Ultimatum: When he and Lil argue, they'll address each other by their full names.
- The Pig Pen: Obviously not to the extent of Rugrats, but he'll still engage in gross behaviour now and again.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wound up in a cooking class full of girls and demonstrated a real talent for it. He only gave up cooking because he learned there were health codes to abide by (such as washing hands).
- Running Gag: If Phil's wearing a hat, expect it to be gone by the end of the episode.
- Talking to Himself: With Lil.
- Theme Twin Naming: Phil and Lil Deville.
Lil: It's biologically impossible for girls to fart.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially when it concerns Phil.
- Full Name Ultimatum: Same as Phil, but tends to invoke it more often.
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: Lampshaded by Tommy, "Lil disses Phil but she defends him when other kids do it".
- Ladette: She tries to be a girly girl but plenty of episodes show she's still a Ladette at heart.
- The Pig Pen: Formerly so in Rugrats, averted now. And then plays it straight by playing in the mud in "Dude, Where's My Horse?", and having to be dragged away kicking and screaming from it.
- She Cleans Up Nicely
- Punny Name: Remove the last two letters of her name.
- The Smart Girl
- Talking To Herself: With Phil.
- Theme Twin Naming: Phil and Lil Deville.
- Tomboy: Strives to be less of a girly-girl than the others.
- You Go, Girl!
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: There's a coloured streak in her hair, which is usually pink.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Swoons over a boy named Sean, but he doesn't even know she exists. A more noteable example, maybe, is in "What's Love Got to do With It?" where she falls for her substitute teacher, of course, there's absolutely no hope for her, and the episode ends with her in tears.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Blondes Are Evil: But less evil than she used to be and less evil than Savannah, anyway.
- Depending on the Writer: She tends to fluctuate between being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and a Tsundere a lot.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Wants nothing more than to upstage Susie, and will pull every trick in the book to do so.
- It's All About Me
- Jerkass: Wouldn't be Angelica if she wasn't.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: But she's this alot more often than she was as a little kid.
- Large Ham: She'd take any opportunity to be the star of the show.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch
- Pet the Dog: Her attachment to a baby ostrich in "Dude, Where's My Horse?"
- Sarcasm Mode: Usually around Susie.
- The Shrink: Runs an advice column, and is a borderline Type 1.
- Spoiled Brat
- Tsundere: At times.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Susie. On the one hand, she's incredibly resentful towards Susie's talent and they're often at odds. On the other hand, she does care... deep down... and is clearly a lot closer to her than to the popular kids, with which her relationship is knowingly superficial. When at one point Susie risks her life, Angelica does to same to try to save her.
- Berserk Button: Make fun of his hat, and he will turn on you.
- Chaste Hero: Given his young age compared to the others, he's probably the only character on the show that doesn't really fall for anybody.
- First Contact: Dil eagerly looks forward to this. And apparently succeeds in one episode.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Just like his old man. Played straight in one episode where Tommy treats him as the go-to guy for creative inventions, which unfortunately begins to rob Dil of his creativity and oddness.
- Heterosexual Life Partners: He's attached to his brother Tommy, and even has a secret handshake with him. He even attempts this with Phil during a falling out with Tommy, but it doesn't work out.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Dil is pretty certain this is the case with Pangborn since the start of the series. Pangborn tends to humor him at first (when he's not outright irritated by him, of course), but the trope is played straight over time.
- Punny Name
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Can communicate with animals, especially in "Brothers Grimm".
- Tagalong Kid
- The Smart Guy: When he interacts with the older kids, that is.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Averted. So long as Dil's happy, Didi and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Stu are very supportive of his Cloudcuckoolander ways.
- The Ace: Sometimes when Tommy's not around.
- Bare Your Midriff: In Season 1.
- The Chick
- Disappeared Dad: Inverted. She knows where her birth dad is and keeps in touch with him, but is a continent apart from him due to her mom re-marrying Chaz. He even visits her in one episode.
- Far East: The chopsticks in her hair in Season 1, her focus on her Japanese heritage in Season 2 onwards.
- Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Kimi's fashion on the show tends to lend to a 'bad girl' image, but she's still nice overall. This trope is only really hammered home when she shows up to work with a mohawk.
Chuckie: That settles it. Kimi's gone bad.
- I'm Standing Right Here: Invoked in the 2nd season a few times.
Tommy: Why would I be interested in Kimi?
- Irony: She goes on a campaign to ban cellphones in school, and doesn't even have one herself. Guess what she gets near the end of the episode?
- Japanese Honorifics: In a dream sequence by Tommy, she refers to him as "Tommy-san". Her mother and herself also occasionally use honorifics with each other.
- Red Oni: Kimi is quick to anger, impatient at times, often easily standoffish (as well as often being the most bluntly snarky of the group, which is saying something), often instantly passionate about things and has a strong enough sense of justice that she will almost immediately rally behind a cause with lots of fervor. Interestingly, her Blue Oni is her own mother, who is exceedingly calm, patient and level-headed. However, as Kira is only rarely a major character Kimi is more often a Foil for Chuckie.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Anytime it's a special occasion.
- Ship Tease: With Tommy in "TP+KF". It's implied that she still has feelings for him.
- Token Minority
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And, in one episode, a pink mohawk. In season two, it becomes purple.
- The Ace: She gets all of the good grades, she's a talented singer, and she's basically loved and respected by her peers.
- Badbutt: Her attempt to avert her "goody two-shoes" status in the aptly named "Suse Goes Bad Lite". It doesn't work out.
- Broken Bird: Almost became this when she got conned out of a thousand dollars.
- Cool Big Sis: Plays this role towards the others, though less as much than the original show.
- Cree Summer
- Sassy Black Woman
- Token Minority
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Angelica. One the one hand, whenever Angelica's got some scheme going Susie's the first to try and take her down, sometimes going out of her way to stick it to her. On the other hand, she's probably the best friend Angelica has and often tries to do what's right by her (and encourage her to do the right thing)... even if Angelica doesn't see it that way. A lot of episodes involving Angelica and the popular kids also have Susie being the more supportive friend.
- Blue Eyes: Not in the series itself but in Pre-School Daze.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Possibly with Angelica.
- Ascended Extra: Started off as a side character in the Rugrats spin-off "Pre-school Daze", is now arguably a main character.
- Butt Monkey: Often finds himself as this to Angelica.
- The Igor: To Angelica.
- The Shrink: Tries to be Type 3 when he starts his advice column, but is a borderline Type 2.
- The Ditz: Are you sensing a pattern here?
- Jerkass: Boy, does it show in "The Old and the Restless". He constantly puts down Grandpa Lou during the tour and doesn't even lift a finger to help Tommy and Justin escape from a malfunctioning exhibit, because in his own words, he's "too cool for that."
- The Slacker
- Those Two Guys: He's always seen with his best friend, Justin.
- Ink Suit Actor: Of his voice actor, Lil Romeo.
- The Obi-Wan: To Dil.
- Physical God: Heavily implied to be a Cupid-esque figure trying to earn his wings, who is constantly denied because he keeps making people fall in love with the wrong people.
- Shipper on Deck: Whoever he hits with his hacky sack falls in love with the first person they see.
- Stealth Pun: Lil Q is a matchmaker. His voice actor's name is Lil Romeo. Do the math.
Grandpa Lou Pickles
- Character Development: Charlotte seems a lot more involved in her daughter's life than she was in Rugrats, and has basically taken over Drew's role as the authority figure in the household.
- Hot Mom: After Season 2, anyway.
- Just the Way You Are: Averted. Somebody should have really told her this, because her cosmetic surgery winds up giving her a...
- Nightmare Face: Her face actually made Didi scream in terror.
- It gets somewhat better in Season 2 onwards, explained in "Interview With a Campfire" as the result of a few touch ups.
- Shout-Out: Her disco outfit in the pilot is one to Madonna.
- Demoted to Extra: He's barely seen in the series and doesn't even talk save for a few episodes. It's particularly noticeable when you realize that Michael Bell also voices Chaz, who appeared often.
- Averted in "Brothers Grimm", where he plays a major role in the episode with Stu.
- Disappeared Dad: Averted. He writes to his daughter Kimi often, and even visits her in one episode.
Principal Estes Pangborn
- Bald of Awesome
- Berserk Button: Tell him you don't like his poetry. I DARE YOU.
- Butt Monkey: He seems to collect the brunt of Chuckie's shenanigans, and he doesn't like it one bit.
- Gentle Giant: He seems very scary in person, but once he recites his poetry, that's when all doubt about his sensitive side vanishes.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Ever see what happens when he can't open a door?
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Hey, it's Mr. Krabs!
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Dil... sort of.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Official Couple: With Miss O'Keats.
- Real Men Wear Pink: In his spare time, writes poems that Tastes Like Diabetes, and in one instance, went 'Oopsie!' when he was just about to step on a ladybug. And can still put you in a neckbrace if you tick him off enough.
- Shout-Out: Seems to be one of Jesse Ventura, another bald wrestler who took up a professional occupation.
- Warrior Poet
- Arch Enemy: Madtooth the Magician.
- Blind Without'Em
- Butt Monkey: His civilian identity.
- The Klutz
- Nerd Glasses
- The Scrappy: It says something that he's treated as this in-universe and out, excluding Chuckie, of course.
- Stone Wall: Type 2, the Turtler.
- Super Zero
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His power is to curl up like an armadillo and withstand abuse until his enemies give up. Which works.