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Characters who have appeared on The Nostalgia Chick's show.

The Nostalgia Chick

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

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Todd in the Shadows. Not because she isn't attractive, but because she's an incredibly creepy stalker.
  • Abusive Parents As People: Her Dad never loved her, her uncle was sexually abusive and her Mum made her feel inadequate. Although when we see Teenage Chick, her mother is just complaining about Limp Bizkit, which makes her whine about nobody understanding her pain. We also hear her wanting Lindsay to come downstairs, but Lindsay's too busy writing Slash Fic.
  • Adorkable: Occasionally, like when she's dancing badly or is actually able to let the Fan Girl in her appear.
  • Adult Child: 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.
  • Alcoholic Parent: Both her parents were apparently drinkers, which puts her own alcoholism in 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 has something going on with her very damaged Spear Counterpart and she has it bad for Stalker with a Crush Todd in the Shadows. Of course, she's not exactly "good" herself.
  • All Take and No Give: With Nella.
  • Alter Ego Acting: Like Doug and the Critic, 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 Darker: 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.
  • 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 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 Super Villain 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 She Really Might Like Him: While she never admits it, there are plenty of moments that suggest she does care about the Critic. Same goes for Nella.
  • A Woman Is Not A Virgin: She makes it very clear that she "got a lot of booty" in college. We then see Teenage Chick playing with her stuffed animals instead.
  • Bad Dreams: About the Will Smith fish.
  • 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.
  • Bad Liar: Although only to the audience, the people she's with can't see through her.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Big Breasts, Big Deal: She's proud of them, as is evidenced by her new facebook avatar.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Bi the Way: She flirts right back with Dr. Tease in the "Sexual Awakening" video and asks if she wants to amend her addiction to sexy men. The "want to amend that?" in regards to her love of men like Will Smith is implied to comes from, other places from her end.
  • 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.
  • Bow Ties Are Cool: In the earlier episodes.
  • 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.
  • Break the Haughty: Subverted. While the dark forces tried to break her down, she was too oblivious for it to work.
  • 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's been reduced to in order to force Todd to... spend time with her. She doesn't even mind that he won'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 now fully admits to being a horrible person.
  • The Cast Showoff: She's a trained soprano and she deeply enjoys showing this fact off.
    • She was also studying film at USC, so that's why she sometimes goes into so much detail about the filming techniques (or lack thereof) in the movies she reviews.
    • Subverted in her crossover review of Crossroads with Todd. Lindsay is a very good piano player. Chick? Not so much.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Hi, I'm your Nostalgia Chick. I remember it, because the dudes don't." This was abandoned and now it's "(Hi,) I'm your Nostalgia Chick, {{[[[Mad Libs Catchphrase]] situationally relevant comment}}]".
    • "PUPPIES!!!"
    • "Big Lipped Alligator Moment !" (In-Universe Trope Namer)
    • "What does that even mean?!"
    • "Movie? Hey, movie?"
    • Whenever Teenage!Chick is seen, she'll be saying "[something mainstream] doesn't understand my pain."
  • 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: In the review for The Little Mermaid, she's portrayed as being way too gleeful to find even the slightest of wrongs with the movie.
  • Celeb Crush: For Will Smith, hard. Not that she'd ever admit it.
  • Celibate Hero: Against her will. Grease II 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 Blog: Her Facebook (the official group page, not Lindsay's real one) can sometimes serve as this, especially her obsession with Todd.
  • Character Development:
    • Although she still finds it hard, she's getting better at admitting when she enjoys something.
    • She appears to have eventually made her peace with being Not So Different to the Critic.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Character Title
  • Child-Hater: Both hates and fears them, although she'll come to their defense if they get treated bad enough.
  • 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.
  • Chubby Chaser: "I actually think fat guys are kinda hot." Although said with much embarrassment, and because she's trying to butter up Santa.
  • 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 wants to change Todd's mind about their "relationship", admits she herself needs fixing and couldn't take being Not So Different to the Critic for a long time, so she gets antsy when movie girls try to fix their beloved.
  • Closer to Earth: Defied. Does she rage less than the Critic? Of course. Is she nicer or saner than him? Hell no.
  • Closet Fangirl: 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: Subway and Dairy Queen.
  • 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 been 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.
  • 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.
  • The Cynic: In The Critic's Moulin Rouge review Brentalfloss describes as the only person more cynical than the Nostalgia Critic.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Even if she doesn't apply it in her own life, she's clearly read the Evil Overlord List and has been known to give the stupider villains some helpful advice.
  • 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: According to Lindsay on the Suburban Knights commentary (when Chick is the only one able to tell Critic about his crotch showing), the characters have a "history". And according to her and Doug on the Ferngully commentary (done a few weeks after SK was filmed), the Ship Tease was made "too obvious". We assume that they both realized they were much better off fighting than being normal and trying to date.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Bastard Girlfriend 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.
  • Dogged Nice Gal: Todd in the Shadows is always ignoring her pleas. On Twitter and their movie vlogs, it's a whole different matter.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: She usually does, but she takes her Sex Bot's sarcastic suggestion of using a portal to get to Nella seriously. And it works too!
  • Do Not Call Me Paul/Embarrassing Nickname: 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.
  • 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!


 "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: 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.
  • Fat Slob: 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.
  • Female Misogynist: Played for Laughs. "I don't know how we stand us."
  • Femininity Failure
  • 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 Audio Erotica 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 Exploiter: 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!"


 Chick: I mean, really, FROGS SHOULD NOT BE IN HEELS!

    • The numerous fake-outs of the She Ra 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: Deconstructed. She's a left-wing, vegetarian environmentalist, but she's also Straw Feminist, The Slacker, dips into Eagle Land and doesn't care about anyone but herself.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her jealousy over Lupa getting Todd's "affection" is enough to turn her into a Knife Nut and try to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • Green Eyes: While she tries to keep it down, oh how she tries, she has a temper and we saw in Kickassia that she's not exactly trustworthy.
  • The Grinch: The Christmas Shoes teach her the real meaning of Christmas... rampant materialism!
  • Grumpy Young Woman
  • 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.
  • Her Codename Was Mary Sue: The title card version of her has Curves in All the Right Places. The real Chick has curves of course, but also thinks of herself as a Plain Jane.
  • 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 Brental Floss. 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.
  • Hollywood Nerd
  • Hollywood Pudgy: She finally got tired of those kinda comments and gave a Take That in her third Thanks For The Feedback.
  • 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 Ellen Page's big sister, or Janeane Garofalo's little one.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 With A Heart Of Bronze: 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 Ladette 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 Ladette: 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 an Adult Child, 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.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Before the character cemented as a ladette with Girlish Pigtails constantly in the same place, most of the time she had really long hair with the pigtails much lower.
  • Loser Protagonist
  • Lovable Coward: Chick, honey, just ignore the red-eyed pony demon if she freaks you out that much.
  • 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.
  • Made of Iron: Getting her head exploded doesn't kill her, it just induces unconciousness and a need for happy pills.
  • 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.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actress: The only way Chick and Lindsay are similar is that they're both blunt and they're both know-it-alls. And even those traits are exaggerated for the character.
  • Misplaced Sorrow: She missed Nella because with her dead she had nobody to make her look good in comparison.
  • Miss Vice Girl
  • 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.
  • The Monomaniac: Invoked in her review of Les Misérables. She drives both Nella and Jew Wario crazy with her one-track-mind.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Most evident in Kickassia but with her manipulation and magnificentness, she can make the Critic look almost kitten-ish.
  • Motor Mouth
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not her primary persona, but she took on this role in these videos; "Linking Up With Linkara", her appearance in a Little Black Dress in an "Hotel Awesome" episode (although that got subverted by her talking in great detail about her bad period) and That Jewish Guy's Hanukkah Myths video.
  • 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.
  • 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 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: She can be terrifying when she wants to be. Her screaming skull-face will haunt your dreams.
  • 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, especially in the Moulin Rouge review. He's just as bad though.
    • 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, 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 Different:
    • While they clearly deal with things in separate ways, she shares a lot of similarities with the Critic that she probably doesn't want to admit. She's the most annoyed with this in The Smurfette Principle, which is either funny or sad because she's got more like him (i.e a pathetic, mean, broken Jaded Washout) since then.
    • Due to their similar Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick humor and some of the more... icky aspects she's revealed of her personal life, there's a few similarities to Ask That Guy too.
    • Elisa said on formspring that Dr. Tease wants to take the Chick down on the road of evil science because she sees herself in her.
  • 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.
  • The Only One Allowed To Beat On You: 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.
  • Only Sane Woman: Well she was, but characterization marching on had an effect on her sanity.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Shark Tale and the horrendous rapping in Sister Act II had her tearfully begging the movies to stop. The latter even had Please, I Will Do Anything!, and she's never done that before.
    • She sang that she wouldn't cry about Nella's death because her mascara staying in place was more important? Well that's not the case in this frantic breakdown over Todd.
  • Oral Fixation Fixation: She chews on a pen in Grease II, 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.)
  • Madam 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 My Fault: The only time she's apologized to Nella is when she's about to manipulate her.
  • 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 Fern Gully 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Plain Jane: Slightly more understandable because her self-esteem is "biblically" low, but really, a lot of people would agree she's a very pretty woman.

 Chick: [crying] I'm so ashamed of my body!

  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Played for Laughs. Her only "black friend" is Nella and uses her to prove she's not racist, is a Bastard Girlfriend who 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 Girl: 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.
  • Promoted Fangirl: As well as being a fan of TGWTG beforehand and getting on it, she also loves Mystery Science Theater 3000 and got to interview Mike Nelson with Linkara.
  • 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 Girl-Boner: 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
  • Rich Bitch: She's surprisingly shallow.
  • 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 is only making her worse, 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.
  • 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 and Leopold and deems them failures.
  • 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-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.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Shotacon: While discussing the money-swindling pedophile manager of N*Sync and how he's in jail now, she adds "but not for the little boy touching, but who hasn't done that?"
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids: Part of the reason why she hates The Little Mermaid. 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. Ever since she came back, her favorite activity 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 Jew Wario she's the "only one" who can review it properly.
  • Smitten Woman Child: Coupled with Loving a Shadow, her Sanity Slippage obsession with Todd hasn't been given a reason yet other than she's lonely and feels like she's in need of fixing.
  • 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 sometimes, 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 Fern Gully 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 is driving 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.
  • Strange Girl: Even when she's not in Cute and Psycho mode, she's still pretty weird.
  • Stroke the Beard: Even though she doesn't actually have a beard.
  • 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.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Or at least she thinks so.
  • Sweater Girl: She has a few nice low cut v-necks in her wardrobe.
  • Sympathetic POV: 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 Jew Wario 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.
  • 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. Like the jerkass example below, this isn't a bad thing and makes her more fun.
  • Took a Level In Jerkass: But she's much more fun this way.
  • 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.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: 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.
  • The Unintelligible: In the rare times where she has no idea to worm her way out of something embarrassing, like trying to give reasons why she doesn't find Critic attractive, or trying to explain away a fangirly diary to Elisa.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Unless it's an arc, she'll rarely wear the same thing twice.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Angry Joe on his "Hotel Awesome" series.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: Due to Lindsay confirming that Chick and in-character!Todd will never get together because of how creepy and wrong it would be, looks like Chick will be staying in hilarious "Butt Monkey stalker" mode for a while. Of course, on the other hand, she's still Ship Teased heavily with the usual favorites.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: As is his way, Ask That Guy claims on the Kickassia DVD that she used to be "Nostalgia Chuck".
  • 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 Fuck-Buddy: 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 Has Become Of Me?!: Said in her parodied Despair Event Horizon when Roland Emmerich movies make her realize she's wasting her life.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Fun: Most evident in the Honor & Glory review.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: While not doing it as much as Doug, she's good at impressions and enjoys doing them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • White Knighting: She gets this from both sides. On one side, you get people forgetting that she runs on Black Comedy and trying to protect her from stuff that she's written. On the other, you get people thinking her abuse of Nella is real and trying to protect Nella from her. Lindsay has had some trolling fun with this, making a new account to insult herself on livestreams and watching the white-knights swarm like flies.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Although she draws the line at Shotacon 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 Foe Yay 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 II 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.

  • Adult Child: Especially when My Little Ponies are involved. It's all part of her charm.
  • 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.
  • Bi the Way: Showgirls taught her that she can like boobs too.
  • Black Best Friend: She's adopted. Fo' shizzle.
  • 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.
  • Bottle Fairy: One of the reasons she goes to the Renaissance Fair is to drink a guy under the table all the time.
  • 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 review.
  • Designated Monkey: "Dance, monkey!"
  • The Drag Along: 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?"


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 crazy.

Now started a series entitled Vampire Reviews.

  • Adult Child: Her room is filled with Phantom of the Opera dolls and cuddly toys.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Paw learned the hard way to never harm her stuffed animals.
  • 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 animal.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Woman: 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).
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Has it bad for Chernobog in Fantasia.
  • 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".
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: Unlike Nella who loves the 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

Elisa at night. Major vampire fangirl and wannabe goth. Doesn't want to get a job. A pain in the Chick's ass.

  • Alter Ego Acting: Even in-universe, she's really just Elisa's character indulging her pretentious vampire fangirl side.
    • Welshy even asked "what facet of your character am I talking to?"
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She can be sweet and lovable when she wants to, but she selfishly ruined the Chick's computer with a virus, has admitted to doing horrible things and beats on Dan with Lindsay just because he drank some beer that didn't belong to him.
  • Compassionate Critic: She complains because she loves, and even that's sprinkled amidst the fangirling.
  • Clones Are People, Too: By a "freak accident of science", she's a clone of Dr. Tease.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She might be the hammiest of Elisa's characters, but still has her moments.
  • Drama Queen: Goes into tears at the slightest provocation.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She has a girl-crush on Lily Cole.
  • Hair of Gold: To show off her childishness.
  • Hipster: According to Elisa (the real one), Maven wears the clothes she does because she thinks they're cool, when really their OTT nature is supposed to be silly.
  • Genius Ditz: Fairly gullible and flighty, she's still genuinely good at analyzing the crap out of something.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She doesn't realize the appeal of cat-suits, long gloves, low cut dresses and corsets.
  • Loser Protagonist
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Her obsession for vampires is why she's doing the show in the first place.
  • Not a Morning Person: Being a wannabe vampire and all, she's almost totally nocturnal.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: She wears some nice corsets.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Speaks in florid Vampire Vords when she remembers to, but she can never keep it up for long. Elisa says Maven wishes she had Bidialectical Disorder.
  • Perky Goth
  • Rich Bitch/The Scrooge: She's a snob who owns diamond necklaces, pretty dresses and Opera Gloves, but complains when the Chick demands rent money.
  • The Slacker: She owes the Chick a lot of rent, but doesn't want to find a job because nothing hires at night.
  • Unfortunate Name: Maven means "the belly" in Danish.
  • Vampire Vannabe
  • Weak-Willed: She's incredibly gullible when it comes to what heroes (or anti-heroes) do in movies, always trying them in real life.

Other Characters

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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 Girl: 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.)
  • Tall, Dark and Bishoujo


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.)


 Dr. Tease: [While holding the puppy in one hand and a syringe in the other] I did not put any DNA of any of your sidekicks in this all...

Brian: [Grinning suggestively] I put some DNA in that puppy...


Fred the Bear

Not a current part of the team, but a character from an 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.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Is revealed to be this when the Chick gains the ability to hear his thoughts. "Boobs boobs 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.
  1. "In fact, I'm furious."
  2. Drug her, then ask her about Rio.