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Ginger Buckingham

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SPOILERS INCLUDED BELOW

Ginger is the oldest of seven Buckingham sisters from Herb and Rosemary's marriage. (Buckingham being her maiden name, her married name is currently unknown.) Married to William, Ginger is "trying to recreate the experience... but in Bizzaro world" with her sons Percy, Amper, Tag and Asperand. Ginger has passed on the family birthmark to her children.

Some fans speculated that one of Ginger's children was in fact the child of Juniper's which Ginger is raising. This has since been confirmed. It was believed due to Ellie's statement to Quinn that Juniper's relationship with the boyfriend she stole from Quinn, Zane, ended when Zane moved out of state and Juniper dropped out of school after getting pregnant. It was also hinted at by the author in the comments like this one. It was finally confirmed during the Black Friday arc when Juniper tries to show preferential treatment with gift giving and Ginger confronts her over it.

We see from Rosemary's flashbacks during the first plot B arc, that Ginger and William's relationship was controversial and caused friction, ultimately culminating in a less than ideal talk about Ginger's first time.

First appearance (flashback) "Ginger" First "real" appearance "Every other Generation"


Trivia

  • Ginger is 29 years old and the first Buckingham sister by birth order.
  • Ginger's birthmark on her cheeks is the letter "T."
  • Ginger dyes her hair brunette.
  • Ginger is currently the only married sister, Married to William (No Last name given)
  • Ginger is a "stay at home mom" and home schools her children.
  • Ginger's official sisterhood council designation is "The One with all the kids." It hasn't mentioned yet if sisterhood council designations didn't start until after she had kids or if she'd had a previous designation.
    • Ginger's Children are Hard Feelings
      • Asperand - Youngest, @ (Asperand (At Sign (Shift+2))) birthmark, eats hair instead of baby food, first appearance: Ginger Name appears in strip Every Other Generation
      • Amper (Ampersand) - Amper is five or six years old, maybe six. Second oldest of the four boys. & (Ampersand (And Sign (Shift+7))) birthmark, wears glasses, first appearance: Ginger Name appears in strip Sisters Of The Moon Part 1
      • Tag Buckingham (?(We may never know until Ginger or William uses the boy's full name)) - Second youngest of Ginger's four boys. Tag is approximately around three years of age. (At present it is revealed that this child is not Juniper's offspring, but has definitely been adopted by Ginger and William. Tag was sired supposedly from a liaison between Juniper and Zane (Relationship beginning here in strip titled Juniper with parentage alluded to in strip titled Name Dropping. Custody has been determined in Hard Feelings. Tag has a # (Pound Sign, Number Sign, (Hash(Hatch) Symbol(United Kingdom), (Shift+3))) birthmark, possibly wears second hand clothes, first appearance: Ginger Name appears in strip Sisters Of The Moon Part 1
        • This situation has caused manly tears to be shed, according to testimony provided in the comment threads of Hitting The Fan
      • Percy - Presumed to be the oldest of the boys. Percy is no more than eight years old.  % (Percent Sign (Shift+5)) birthmark, supposed to have a remote controlled helicopter, first appearance: Ginger Name appears in strip Sisters Of The Moon Part 1
  • Ginger's designated codename for Black Thursday 2013 holiday shopping is "Mr. Grey."
  • As any older sister should, Ginger enjoys messing with her younger sisters' minds. In "Turnabout" Ginger responds to Ellie's question about Pumpkin's sexuality with a story about how everyone believed she was gay and Quinn was her girlfriend, which successfully made Ellie self conscious about her interactions with Quinn for several strips afterwards.

Non-comic appearances.

Ginger and other Shotgun Shuffle characters seem to occasionally post in the comments of various comics. It's unknown who the posters are and it is doubtful that these appearances are considered canon but it adds a level of fun to the overall Shotgun Shuffle experience. Ginger's first post in the comments of the comic can be found here and she's posted periodically ever since.

Based upon this comment, the meta-Ginger commenter appears to be the commenter who has gone by "Ikaru" for longer.

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