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    NOTE: Please do not change the Bad Qualities and Good Qualities headers, because although Lucy has got many flaws, she is one of the most iconic and beloved cartoon characters of all time along with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

    Lucy van Pelt
    "Oh, you blockhead!"
    Gender: Female
    Type: Hilarious, Yet Bossy Curmudgeon
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Multiple different actresses
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Peanuts
    First appearance: March 3, 1952


    "Lucy comes from that part of me that’s capable of saying mean and sarcastic things, which is not a good trait to have, so Lucy gives me a good outlet." - Charles M. Schulz himself

    Lucille "Lucy" Van Pelt is one of the main characters in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by the late Charles Schulz. She is the older sister of Linus and Rerun.

    Blockheaded Qualities

    1. She usually does nothing but bully both Charlie and Linus as she always calls Charlie a blockhead and her "psychiatric" advice is mostly rude and disrespectful and with Linus she always bosses him around and mistreats him the most.
    2. The football gag where she pulls a football away before Charlie can kick it, while funny and iconic, is really old.
    3. She's just a typical mean girl stereotype.
      • Perhaps the worst example is in "It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown", where she outright calls out Charlie for missing the football she was holding, even though she pulled the football away from him, causing him to miss the football and land flat on his back, thus making her a hypocrite. Worst of all, Peppermint Patty believes in her, and they, along with Frieda, laugh at him at the homecoming dance.
      • In "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", when Charlie comes to her for advice as usual, she shows him a whole montage of his faults and sings the "Failure Face" song along with Patty and Violet.
      • She is at her absolute worst in "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?", where Linus talks about his friend Janice - a girl with leukemia (cancer in the blood) - to her sister while she is watching TV. As soon as Linus enters, she asks him to bring her a glass of milk. He brings Lucy the glass of milk. After that, he remembers that day at school when she said she wasn't feeling well, and when he put his hand on his forehead to see how warm it was. She is shocked and almost disgusted after hearing this and complains that he could have gotten leukemia from her and passed it on to her; Linus says that cancer is not contagious, and that it cannot be passed on to someone like a cold or the flu. That was enough for her to say that she might have taken it because she's a creepy kid.
      • In "Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown", Lucy takes Linus' blanket away and even tells him that when their grandma comes over, she will cut it up with an evil look on her face.
      • In "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown", Lucy is pretty mean to Rerun, even to the point of threatening him and even kicking him out of the house, which is very out of character for her as in the comic strip, she is way nicer to Rerun than she is to Linus.
    4. She shows signs of being misandrist at times, such as in "You're in Love, Charlie Brown", where she calls all men scoundrels.
      • On October 29, 1970, she also denounces the Great Pumpkin as a male chauvinist even though, she has no proof for her claim, and The Great Pumpkin is not real, which really makes things a lot worse than it seems.
      • Additionally, in the April 8-10, 1970 strips, Lucy went so far as to withdraw from Charlie Brown's baseball team and told her friends to do the same because she and the others felt baseball was degrading to women as a male-dominated game. This is a rather stupid thing to do on Lucy's part as she was more feminist when she played baseball than when they are refusing to do so as it actually made her (and the other girls) more on a par with the boys. This proves that Lucy is a misandrist.
    5. She is a bad player on Charlie Brown's baseball team since she only joined the team just so she can be with Schroeder (whom she has a gigantic crush on), to the point where Schroeder has threatened to quit the team because of her.
    6. She has a massive obsession with Schroeder and is constantly trying to get him to love her non stop, to the point where it starts getting creepy.
      • There are even some times when she takes her love for him to the extremes, such as destroying his piano just so she can get him to be with her, which is possibly the worst thing she has ever done to him.
      • In fact, her relationship with him is so bad, it is even hinted that this is the reason why she is so crabby, grumpy, and arrogant most of the time.

    Good Qualities

    1. She's not necessarily a bad character, whereas the Peanuts franchise would not be the same without her.
    2. She is admittedly a great comic relief whenever she isn't mistreating her frenemies (i.e. Linus, Charlie, and Snoopy).
    3. She can be nice and caring when she wants to.
    4. She occasionally gets her comeuppance for her antics, like getting kissed by Snoopy, which is hilarious.
      • She gets scolded by Linus in "Why, Charlie Brown, Why?", after saying that she didn't want the glass of milk anymore, which causes him to yell, "No, thank you! I don't want to catch your crabbiness!".
      • In "It's Magic, Charlie Brown", Snoopy uses his magic to turn Charlie invisible and for once, he manages to kick the football away from Lucy, and at the end, Snoopy uses his magic to levitate Lucy into the sky, and she remains there for most of the credits.
    5. Her voice actresses do great jobs at voicing her.

    Trivia

    • She is one of the many Peanuts characters to appear in the video game Snoopy's Street Fair, in which she operates her psychiatry booth from the comic strip.

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