Personality: Trope lives by two words: Be Prepared. Part of that is in his physical preparations, but part of that is also talking about how things are supposed to happen, which inevitably is followed by a reference to how it works in trid, movies, the Matrix, etc. Sometimes it carries a serious tone, and sometimes a sarcastic one. Still, it's not the most annoying habit in the world, even if he is correct about things more often than he should be...
Background: Trope seems to have appeared on the Seattle scene only recently, though he's obviously not new to shadowrunning. Given his obsession with preparedness and constant references to media, it's possible he was scarred by psychotropic IC, which could have given rise to his street name and obsession with the media.