He’s definitely no dope.
In fact, Francis Butthurst Pope is a kid after my own heart. He’s a bit didactic too (like me); certain language misusage bugs him, as it does me. I’m a farther/further nut, as you know.
Master Pope is comic star Big Nate’s nerdy friend. They became buddies when Nate whacked Francis on the head with his Thomas the Tank Engine lunchbox.
Apparently, Francis deserved it – he was snoring during Kindergarten naptime.