History Characters / BoardwalkEmpireThompsonFamily

4th Oct '17 8:47:37 AM Boggs
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** Nucky destroys Walter's Edge's chances of winning the vice-presidential nomination on [[UsefulNotes/WarrenGHarding The Harding Ticket]] after the senator double-crosses him. The guy who ends up getting the nomination instead [[UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge is this dude you might of heard of...]]

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** Nucky destroys Walter's Edge's chances of winning the vice-presidential nomination on [[UsefulNotes/WarrenGHarding The Harding Ticket]] after the senator double-crosses him. The guy who ends up getting the nomination instead [[UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge is this dude you might of may have heard of...]]
4th Oct '17 8:47:06 AM Boggs
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** Nucky destroys Walter's Edge's chances of winning the vice-presidential nomination on [[UsefulNotes/WarrenGHarding the Harding Ticket]] after the senator double-crosses him. The guy who ends up getting the nomination instead [[UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge is this dude you might of heard of...]]

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** Nucky destroys Walter's Edge's chances of winning the vice-presidential nomination on [[UsefulNotes/WarrenGHarding the The Harding Ticket]] after the senator double-crosses him. The guy who ends up getting the nomination instead [[UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge is this dude you might of heard of...]]
4th Oct '17 8:45:34 AM Boggs
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** Nucky destroys Walter's Edge's chances of winning the vice-presidential nomination on [[UsefulNotes/WarrenGHarding the Harding Ticket]] after the senator double-crosses him. The guy who ends up getting the nomination instead [[UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge is this dude you might of heard of...]]
25th Aug '17 4:31:36 AM XFllo
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* DeadLittleSister: To Nucky and less so to Eli.
24th Aug '17 5:57:33 AM XFllo
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** AbusiveParents: His father was horribly physically and emotionally abusive to him.
*** AlcoholicParent: Unlike Eli, [[TheUnfavorite only Nucky]] suffered his wrath.
** DeadLittleSister: A literal one, Susan, died of tuberculosis when he was 12. 30 years later, she was followed by Nucky's wife and only biological child.
** TheLostLenore: His first wife, Mabel. She killed herself after the death of their [[IllBoy first child.]] And while he gets over Billie's death pretty quickly, he still feels the need to avenge her by killing her murderers.
*** OfCorpseHeIsAlive: Nucky found her caring for their child days after he had died, unable to accept it. That was [[WhenYouComingHomeDad the only time]] [[MyGreatestFailure he held him.]]
** RagsToRiches: From beggar child to one of the richest and most powerful men in the country.
** StartOfDarkness: Told in {{flashback}}s during the 5th season. In 1884, when Nucky was 12, he beat a disrespectful kid that earned more money than he did working honestly. This attracted the attention of [[EvilMentor the Commodore]], who gave him a job as a hotel bellboy. There, he saw a client murder a prostitute, but instead of bringing him to justice the Commodore and his sheriff "[[NoodleIncident solved the issue]]" in secret, so the incident wouldn't harm early Atlantic City's appeal as a tourist destination.
** TheUnfavorite: His father constantly expresses scorn toward him, yet secretly feels that he's the only son who can handle himself.

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** * AbusiveParents: His father was horribly physically and emotionally abusive to him.
*** * AlcoholicParent: Unlike Eli, [[TheUnfavorite only Nucky]] suffered his wrath.
** DeadLittleSister: A literal one, Susan, died of tuberculosis when he was 12. 30 years later, she was followed by Nucky's wife and only biological child.
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* TheLostLenore: His first wife, Mabel. She killed herself after the death of their [[IllBoy first child.]] And while he gets over Billie's death pretty quickly, he still feels the need to avenge her by killing her murderers.
*** * OfCorpseHeIsAlive: Nucky found her caring for their child days after he had died, unable to accept it. That was [[WhenYouComingHomeDad the only time]] [[MyGreatestFailure he held him.]]
** * RagsToRiches: From beggar child to one of the richest and most powerful men in the country.
** * StartOfDarkness: Told in {{flashback}}s during the 5th season. In 1884, when Nucky was 12, he beat a disrespectful kid that earned more money than he did working honestly. This attracted the attention of [[EvilMentor the Commodore]], who gave him a job as a hotel bellboy. There, he saw a client murder a prostitute, but instead of bringing him to justice the Commodore and his sheriff "[[NoodleIncident solved the issue]]" in secret, so the incident wouldn't harm early Atlantic City's appeal as a tourist destination.
** * TheUnfavorite: His father constantly expresses scorn toward him, yet secretly feels that he's the only son who can handle himself.



** EmbarrassingMiddleName: ''Malachi''. There's a reason he uses 'Enoch' after all.

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** * EmbarrassingMiddleName: ''Malachi''. There's a reason he uses 'Enoch' after all.
16th Sep '16 10:13:40 AM dmcreif
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being fine with political corruption among many other crimes, he ''strongly'' disapproves of spousal and child abuse.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being fine with political corruption among many other crimes, he ''strongly'' disapproves of spousal and child abuse. Learning that Hans Schroeder has beaten Margaret prompts Nucky to order a hit on Hans.



** He also gets more and more jerkish to Harlan after he begins working directly for him.

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** He also gets more and more jerkish to Harlan after he begins working directly for him. This highlights how Nucky will be compassionate and friendly to those who are of no use to him, and manipulative to those who are under his control.



** In "Blue Bell Boy", he sees the warning signs of the trap that Gyp Rosetti is springing in Tabor Heights. Not only is he repeatedly blown off by Mickey, the drivers of their shipment of alcohol outright ignore him on the side of the road yelling to them that it's a trap and drive in to their doom.

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** In "Blue Bell Boy", he sees the warning signs of the trap that Gyp Rosetti is springing an ambush of their next alcohol shipment in Tabor Heights. Not only is he repeatedly blown off by Mickey, but the truck drivers of their shipment of alcohol outright ignore him on the side of the road yelling to them that it's a trap and drive in to their doom.
29th Aug '16 10:23:01 PM RosePond
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* OddNameOut: ''E''than, ''E''lenore, ''E''noch, ''E''lias, and Susan.
19th Apr '16 1:30:13 PM erforce
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* ClothesMakeTheLegend: He didn't appear without his trademark police uniform on until well into the first season. In the third season, the uniform first changes to a yellow jacket and fedora somewhat reminiscent of IndianaJones, and a brown suit after he gets promoted.

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* ClothesMakeTheLegend: He didn't appear without his trademark police uniform on until well into the first season. In the third season, the uniform first changes to a yellow jacket and fedora somewhat reminiscent of IndianaJones, Franchise/IndianaJones, and a brown suit after he gets promoted.
21st Feb '16 3:51:39 PM AthelstanRex927
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* TheAce: He's a high-flying politician with a double life as a liqour kingpin. He can trounce much younger and larger men when it comes to fisticuffs. [[FlightStrengthHeart And he can juggle like a pro.]]

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* TheAce: He's a high-flying politician with a double life as a liqour liquor kingpin. He can trounce much younger and larger men when it comes to fisticuffs. [[FlightStrengthHeart And he can juggle like a pro.]]



** Even worse is his monumental hypocrisy. Most people drawn against him do because he is not an example of the professionalism he demands from other people. Nucky not only [[ReallyGetsAround can't keep it in his pants]] (which is another fatal flaw of his in itself), he also becomes lovestruck with whatever woman catches his attention at the moment to the point of putting at risk his business and life itself, and the lives of those around him in turn. Worst of all is that when he is called on it, [[NeverMyFault he acts as if it is perfectly normal]] and the other person is stepping his ground (Eli), overreacting (Margaret) or at ''[[ValuesDissonance worse]]'' fault itself for ''not'' being an open skirt chaser like Nucky (Rothstein).

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** Even worse is his monumental hypocrisy. Most people drawn against him do because he is not an example of the professionalism he demands from other people. Nucky not only [[ReallyGetsAround can't keep it in his pants]] (which is another fatal flaw of his in itself), he also becomes lovestruck with whatever woman catches his attention at the moment to the point of putting at risk his business and life itself, and the lives of those around him in turn. Worst of all is that when he is called on it, [[NeverMyFault he acts as if it is perfectly normal]] and the other person is stepping overstepping his ground bounds (Eli), overreacting (Margaret) (Margaret), or at ''[[ValuesDissonance worse]]'' fault itself themselves for ''not'' being an open skirt chaser like Nucky (Rothstein).



* TookALevelInBadass: His development as a whole, from power broker and kingmaker to half-gangster and then full-fledged kingpin. By season 3 his NonActionGuy persona is gone, in "Two Imposters" he singlehandedly kills three of Rosetti's men in a firefight. With a shotgun. Through a closed door.

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* TookALevelInBadass: His development as a whole, from power broker and kingmaker to half-gangster and then full-fledged kingpin. By season 3 his NonActionGuy persona is gone, in "Two Imposters" he singlehandedly single-handedly kills three of Rosetti's men in a firefight. With a shotgun. Through a closed door.



* TheMole: Forced to become one for Agent Knox [[spoiler: who is actually an undercover member of J. Edgar Hoover's BoI.]]

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* TheMole: Forced to become one for Agent Knox [[spoiler: who is actually an undercover member of J. Edgar Hoover's BoI.[[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Bureau of Investigation]].]]



* TheResenter: Unlike his brother, who has a much more general field of resentment, Eli specifically resents Nucky's greater success, and how easily Nucky can play the political game that Eli struggles at. As of Season 4 this has mostly been buried, but has shown some signs of reemerging with how Eli's kids, especially his eldest son Willie, look up to Nucky.

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* TheResenter: Unlike his brother, who has a much more general field of resentment, Eli specifically resents Nucky's greater success, and how easily Nucky can play the political game that Eli struggles at. As of Season 4 this has mostly been buried, but has shown some signs of reemerging re-emerging with how Eli's kids, especially his eldest son Willie, look up to Nucky.
2nd Jan '16 11:01:56 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Parker's casting is a Shot Out to ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'', the third {{Creator/HBO}} show ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' is often compared to, after ''TheSopranos'' and ''TheWire''.

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* ShoutOut: Parker's casting is a Shot Out to ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'', the third {{Creator/HBO}} show ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' is often compared to, after ''TheSopranos'' ''Series/TheSopranos'' and ''TheWire''.''Series/TheWire''.
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