Aside from Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty is the most well-thought out, deeply characterised member of the Peanuts gang. Charles Schulz told some heartbreaking stories about unrequited love, single parenthood, gender norms and deep-seated insecurities -- themes that did not normally appear on the Sunday funnies page. With unique characterisation that helped her gain the audience's sympathy and trust, Peppermint Patty was usually the delivery person of those themes.