History Characters / BoardwalkEmpireThompsonFamily

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''.
7th Jul '15 2:47:26 PM JC300
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Strongly dislikes the Commodore and holds him at gunpoint for coming onto his property.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Strongly dislikes Due to the Commodore being, well, the Commodore, Ethan isn't wrong in having a strong dislike of him and holds him at gunpoint for coming onto his property.
4th Apr '15 5:51:06 AM unclejack
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The corrupt sheriff of Atlantic County and Nucky's younger brother. Through the first two seasons he develops an increasing desire for recognition which he feels denied because everyone else only sees him as Nucky's muscle, and that eventually leads him to betray Nucky for the Commodore. This conspiracy is defeated, and Eli loses his sheriff position and goes to jail for a year and a half in payment for his betrayal. Played by Shea Whigham (and Oakes Fegley as a child and Ryan Dinning as a young man).

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The corrupt sheriff of Atlantic County and Nucky's younger brother. Through the first two seasons he develops an increasing desire for recognition which he feels denied because everyone else only sees him as Nucky's muscle, and that eventually leads him to betray Nucky for the Commodore. This conspiracy is defeated, and Eli loses his sheriff position and goes to jail for a year and a half in payment for his betrayal. Played by Shea Whigham Creator/SheaWhigham (and Oakes Fegley as a child and Ryan Dinning as a young man).
30th Dec '14 11:00:02 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Parker's casting is a Shot Out to ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'', the third {{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 {{HBO}} {{Creator/HBO}} show ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' is often compared to, after ''TheSopranos'' and ''TheWire''.
16th Nov '14 11:45:20 AM TrollBrutal
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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: His first reunion with Margaret in Season 4 ends with possibly the worst thing he could have said, evoking Owen's demise.
-->'''Nucky''': I wouldn't put something alive in a box.



* TooSoon: His first reunion with Margaret in Season 4 ends with possibly [[SayingTooMuch the worst thing he could have said.]]
-->'''Nucky''': I wouldn't put something alive in a box.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Mistress]]: First with Lucy, then with Margaret, and then with Billie.
** And in flashbacks we see that Mabel was quite beautiful.

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* TooSoon: His UglyGuyHotWife: Wives and lovers; first reunion with Margaret in Season 4 ends with possibly [[SayingTooMuch the worst thing he could have said.]]
-->'''Nucky''': I wouldn't put something alive in a box.
* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy Hot Mistress]]: First
with Lucy, then with Margaret, and then with Billie.
** And in
Billie. In flashbacks we see that Mabel was quite beautiful.
11th Nov '14 2:35:05 PM SilentHunterUK
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* ArmsDealer: He becomes this in the second season, trading smuggled machine guns to the IRA for Irish whiskey. He gets briefly confused the inventor of the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Thompson submachine gun]], "just a happy [[NamedLikeMyName coincidence]]".

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* ArmsDealer: He becomes this in the second season, trading smuggled machine guns to the IRA for Irish whiskey. He gets briefly confused with the inventor of the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Thompson submachine gun]], "just a happy [[NamedLikeMyName coincidence]]".



** His mistress in season 4, Sally Wheet is gunned down in Cuba, while trying to perform a task for Nucky.

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** His mistress in season 4, Sally Wheet is gunned down in Cuba, Cuba by the army, while trying to perform a task for Nucky.



** The red flower disappears after season three.



*** OfCorpseHeIsAlive: Nucky found her caring for their child days after he ha died, unable to accept it. That was [[WhenYouComingHomeDad the only time]] [[MyGreatestFailure he held him.]]

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*** OfCorpseHeIsAlive: Nucky found her caring for their child days after he ha had died, unable to accept it. That was [[WhenYouComingHomeDad the only time]] [[MyGreatestFailure he held him.]]
10th Nov '14 4:03:04 AM TywinLannister
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* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter to Me]]: He and Mabel seemed to have this dynamic with Gillian before he sold her to The Commodore.
7th Nov '14 5:57:01 PM SonOfFalstaff2
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* StartOfDarkness: Giving Gillian over to The Commodore. Mentioned in previous seasons, shown in flashbacks in season 5.
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