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    Alvin Seville (2015-2023)

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    Alvin Seville
    "Theodore, stop being so selfish. I'm an incredibly busy guy with a very demanding schedule."
    Gender: Male
    Type: The Annoying, Idiotic, and Manipulative Side of Alvin
    Age: 45 in chipmunk years
    Species: Chipmunk
    Portrayed by: Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Alvin and the Chipmunks (2015)
    First appearance: Stanley the Eagle (actual)
    Talking Teddy (flanderized version)
    Last appearance: The Tour (flanderized version)


    "Why is everything a problem with you?!"

    Simon Seville, "Overlooked"

    Alvin Seville is the main titular protagonist of the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise. He is the leader of the novelty band David Seville and the Chipmunks. He is normally a mischievous, egotistical chipmunk who has a caring side still and is generally very relatable in older iterations.

    Sadly, he was notoriously flanderized when the reboot came out.

    Personality

    Alvin is the middle child in this incarnation which he indirectly revealed about himself in "The Sub" and confirmed by Dave in "Big Bro Theodore". He similar to his 1983 incarnation with some differences. He has a big hatred of school (though he can do well if there's something to look forward to) but is a skilled gamer. Additionally he has gotten into this habit of giving attitude, sulking, even whining when feeling upset or to get his way. He can be violent at times and prone to angry outbursts when mad or frustrated. He tends to stutter, saying "You know" a lot. He continues to flirt with women such as Principal Meadows or have crushes and/or idolizations on famous individuals. He sometimes uses others, such as his brother Theodore, to do his dirty work. Alvin is seen to face mishaps even in situations where it isn't his fault.

    Despite his tough exterior, he can sometimes be very anxious with change or when he doesn't understand a situation. In "Of Mice and Munks" it is revealed Alvin has arachnophobia (a paralyzing fear of spiders). He also can be nerdy at times. In one episode when he is seen mathematically explaining how he does his hair.

    Though he acts out, he is very remorseful and does what it takes to make up. He's still protective of his brothers and has familiar emotional attachment at times. Alvin retains his sporty lifestyle, frequently seen on his skateboard, though he tends to go too far when others are concerned. He is also shown to be kind on numerous occasions, as he was trying to give Dave a much needed rest in the form of a Hawaii vacation in House Guests and trying to get toothpicks to recreate the toothpick airplane Dave made as a kid in "Let's Make A Deal" and saving the toy store in "Unboxing Day". In "Castle Catastrophe", he was a hero by saving Cheesy and the King and Queen. In "Warren Seville", he saved Theodore.

    Why He Drives Dave Crazy Now

    Note: This only applies to his character in the 2015 reboot.

    1. He was heavily flanderized by the time the reboot came, as his personality was exaggerated to the point where it was unrecognizable. Instead of being mischievous but innocent and relatable, he is now basically an unlikable jerkass sociopath who always does dangerous things just to get what he wants, kind of like another flanderized character.
    2. Like most characters in the reboot, his design is extremely ugly and he doesn't even look like a chipmunk that much.
      • In fact, he looks more like a human than a chipmunk and a combination of his movie design, which is bizarre and honestly kind of creepy.
    3. He no longer takes responsibility for his actions, and either makes a stupid excuse for it or blames it on someone else. Most often the person he attempts to blame is one of his brothers.
    4. Speaking of his brothers, he is repeatedly abusive towards them, even worse than in previous incarnations, such as stealing Simon's inventions, and most often being cruel to Theodore. Some major examples of him doing so are:
      • In "Talking Teddy", he makes Theodore do his chores and sell his money.
      • In "Safety Third", he manipulates Simon to change his bus to a car and then steals Simon's car, and breaks it.
      • In "Adventures In Babysitting", he was taking advantage of Theodore by trying to get out of babysitting Bocarter's younger brother, Neville.
      • In "The Great Snack Off" (the episode where he was at his worst), he nearly blows off Theodore's head after stealing one of Simon's inventions.
    5. He is even slightly disturbing, as in "Principal Interest", he has a crush on his adult, human principal (yes, really) which is both zoophilic and pedophilic (since the principal is an adult human while Alvin is a young chipmunk) and a promotion of bestiality and he even didn't know his principal was married. He also ends up getting in Dave's way just to talk with him, and even deliberately gets himself expelled.
    6. He is very hard on his owner/father, the great and glorious savior David Seville, especially in the infamous episode "Alvin Management".
    7. He doesn't get punished for his behavior a few times. For example, he didn't get punished after torturing Theodore in "Talking Teddy".
    8. He usually never learns from his lessons and just does something stupid the next episode.
    9. He tends to cry when he doesn't get his way.
    10. Unlike his older iterations, you will most likely never feel for him or even relate to him.
    11. In the earlier episodes in season 1, he keeps claiming that he is the "mature" one when he is the complete opposite of mature, which is immature because of the reasons mentioned above.
    12. Overall, he is an unlikable jerk which is probably why he and the reboot suck, considering he is supposed to be the main character, and people will most likely not enjoy a show with a mean-spirited main protagonist.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He was much a more likable and better-written character in all other media and he has been improving a bit since season 2, as he became more tolerable in later episodes, he has less gross-out humor (mostly), and he has more tolerable moments, but he isn't perfect, as many of his flaws remain...
    2. Though rarely, he does have his likable and selfless moments and remains his old personality in the 1980s show occasionally like the other main characters in the reboot who aren't flanderized much worse as he is.
    3. Deep down, he still loves his brothers and David/Dave, despite how he treats them.
    4. He does have a nice singing voice.
    5. Despite his design being very much uncanny, it at least looks ok and similar to his old design.
    6. Of course, he does get karma for most of his actions, so he's not a Karma Houdini for the most part.
    7. Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. reprised his role as Alvin and still does a good job voicing him.
    8. He has some hilarious scenes and funny humor in this show.
    9. He teaches good lessons and morals sometimes:
      • In "The Great Snack Off", despite him being at his worst and torturing Theodore, he does show you that you shouldn't play the game where you throw food up in the air and try to catch it with your mouth because there will be consequences. This is shown when he gets his comeuppance when he starts choking on an apple trying to prove the game only is dangerous to Theodore.
    10. While still bad, he is nowhere near as terrible as his girlfriend, Brittany.

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