History Characters / Bones

24th Jun '16 8:23:11 AM KingZeal
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* MoralPragmatist: After Season 3 Finale, where he [[spoiler:revealed to be the Gormogon's Apprentice. He justifies his actions, arguing that the strategy of the killer is the logical means to achieving a better society. Dr. Brennan points out a single flaw in his logic and he immediately abandons team evil]] and gives the good guys everything they need to defeat his former mentor.
21st Jun '16 4:29:00 PM Arcana4th
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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Implied by himself and invoked by Hodgins:
->'''Oliver''': What if I don't want to be one of you?
->'''Hodgins''': I think you do.


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* EvilCounterpart: Can be seen as this to Angela. They are both people whose talents are focused on tech, but also have a great understanding and interest in art. Angela is the most caring and emotional individual on the main cast, while Pelant's interest on Brennan makes of him a {{Yandere}}.


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* ChildProdigy: Invoked by Cam when they find out that [[spoiler: her first victim was killed when she was 15, making her the youngest Serial Killler in the series, since Pelant started killing at 16/17.]]


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* SerialKiller: With no particular MO or reason to kill.
20th Jun '16 6:40:58 AM Arcana4th
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* BigGood: The closest thing the show have of one: She is the one who makes the laboratory run efficiently, which is lampshaded by Hodgins, and guaranteeing that everything is done in such a way that things can still work on court, such as [[spoiler: letting Wendell go when he started using medicinal marijuana]], though they find a way to bring him back and [[spoiler: working outside of Pelant's plans by playing by the rules]], which is lampshaded by Caroline.
18th Jun '16 2:55:02 PM Arcana4th
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Implied, in his youth, he used an alter ego to play rock called Noddy Comet, in his own words, "A Bisexual Spaceman with a taste for glitter, lycra and an exhibitionist disdain for underwear".
16th Jun '16 1:15:09 PM Taxima
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* MarriedToTheJob: She can't give up her life with bones. When her boyfriend invited her to join him for a year on a boat, and everyone else gave her the thumbs up to do it, she turned him down. Even she thought it would be a good idea, but couldn't separate herself from the bones even for a little while.
12th Jun '16 7:49:58 AM Arcana4th
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[[folder: Ghost Killer]]
[[spoiler: aka: Stephanie McNamara]]. A mysterious serial killer with no particular MO, that only Pelant knows about, and uses that knowledge to try to convince Brennan to work with him.

* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: She is killed by the man she falsely convicted for her first murder.]]

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[[folder: The Ghost Killer]]
[[spoiler: aka: Stephanie McNamara]].[=McNamara=]]]. A mysterious serial killer with no particular MO, that only Pelant knows about, and uses that knowledge to try to convince Brennan to work with him.

* AbusiveParents: Her father used to [[spoiler: lock her in a barn and leave her there.]]
* AttentionWhore: To her Father. [[spoiler: Her first victim is her father's rape victim, who she believed to be stealing her father's attention.]]
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: She is killed by the man she falsely convicted for her first murder.]]]]



* SamusIsAGirl: Pelant points out that he believes that the Ghost killer is a woman, the reason why is never established.

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* FreudianExcuse: All of her psychotic episodes started because of [[spoiler: her father being a ControlFreak.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: She started killing during high school, and went won to murder various victims for 18 years, never being caught.]]
** LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The man she framed for her first murder comes back to kill her in the same way she killed her first victim.]]
* RichBitch: [[spoiler: As Stephanie [=McNamara=].]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Pelant points out that he believes that the Ghost killer is a woman, the reason why is never established.
12th Jun '16 7:31:20 AM Arcana4th
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[[folder: Ghost Killer]]
[[spoiler: aka: Stephanie McNamara]]. A mysterious serial killer with no particular MO, that only Pelant knows about, and uses that knowledge to try to convince Brennan to work with him.

* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: She is killed by the man she falsely convicted for her first murder.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: She tore off her victim's nails to put in her own hands, after all her nails were gone.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Her father used to lock her in a closet, to which she tried to get out, though in the process, all her nails were torn off.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Pelant points out that he believes that the Ghost killer is a woman, the reason why is never established.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: By the time they caught her, she was the victim of the week.]]
* {{Yandere}}: After her father [[spoiler: raped a classmate of hers, she killed her, believing she was stealing her father's love.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
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7th Jun '16 4:53:33 AM Arcana4th
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* WhatTheHellHero: Caroline calls her out for being angry at Cam for playing by the rules when Pelant tries to frame Brennan for Ethan's murder. She points out that by doing that, [[spoiler: Cam was the only one whose actions didn't play on Pelant's plans and became the biggest threat to him, who was trying to get all of Brennan's friends off the case]].
29th May '16 5:34:13 AM ladyofthelibrary
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** Cruelty to animals or children tends to press it also.

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** Cruelty to animals or children (especially foster children) tends to press it also.



* DefrostingIceQueen: At the start of the series, she is an extremely aloof and asocial scientist who only thinks by logic and never wanted to marry and create a family. Thanks to Booth, she learns to open up to emotions and eventually; [[spoiler:they have a daughter together and become HappilyMarried]].

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* DefrostingIceQueen: At the start of the series, she is an extremely aloof and asocial scientist who only thinks by logic and never wanted to marry and create a family. Thanks to Booth, she learns to open up to emotions and eventually; [[spoiler:they [[spoiler: they have a daughter and a son together and become HappilyMarried]].



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: WordOfGod gives it as [[spoiler:Beulah]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Even though she stated that she would never have children, [[spoiler: until she later gave birth to her and Booth's daughter, Christine]], Brennan has shown a surprising amount of tenderness towards children, especially ones that are abused. She even came up with a way to entertain babies: "Dancing phalanges!"

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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: WordOfGod gives it as [[spoiler:Beulah]].
[[spoiler: Beulah]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Even though she stated that she would never have children, [[spoiler: until she later gave birth to her and Booth's daughter, Christine]], Christine and their son Hank]], Brennan has shown a surprising amount of tenderness towards children, especially ones that are abused. She even came up with a way to entertain babies: "Dancing phalanges!"



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Tries this when saying 'Skalle'(Norwegian for skull), although anoyone really knowing Norwegian will tell you that it sounds more Swedish the way she says it, and the ones she tried correcting when trying was the ones saying it [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage right]]. If this was meant as a joke or not is unknown.

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Tries this when saying 'Skalle'(Norwegian for skull), although anoyone anyone really knowing Norwegian will tell you that it sounds more Swedish the way she says it, and the ones she tried correcting when trying was the ones saying it [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage right]]. If this was meant as a joke or not is unknown.



** It can safely be assumed that this now extends to [[spoiler: Booth and Bones' daughter Christine]].

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** It can safely be assumed that this now extends to [[spoiler: Booth and Bones' daughter Christine]].Christine and their son Hank]].



** Towards his younger brother Jared, to the point where its somewhat unhealthy for them both.

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** Towards his younger brother Jared, to the point where its it's somewhat unhealthy for them both.



* TheFace: He's an FBI agent surrounded by {{Lab Rat}}s. While they do their geeky science thing he's talking to witnesses and cracking suspects.

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* TheFace: He's an FBI agent surrounded by {{Lab Rat}}s. While they do their geeky science thing thing, he's talking to witnesses and cracking suspects.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:As the apprentice to Gormogon.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:As [[spoiler: As the apprentice to Gormogon.]]



%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* HotScientist
%%* InsufferableGenius

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%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* HotScientist
%%* InsufferableGenius
* DeadpanSnarker: Much like Zack, Vincent doesn't snark often but when he does, it's quite spectacular.
* HotScientist: Is quite attractive, helped by the actor who plays him.
* InsufferableGenius: Though he's unaware of this, his tendency to spout off facts at random drives everyone who isn't Brennan up the wall.



%%* MotorMouth

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%%* MotorMouth* MotorMouth: Once he gets started on one of his tangents, it is ''very'' difficult to stop him.



%%* NiceGuy

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%%* NiceGuy* NiceGuy: Even during his [[TheAtoner Atoner]] stage, his "sins" were quite minor and he's almost always got a sweet disposition.



* AttentionWhore: Just like Daisy; ironically she states that Booth probably doesn't know her name (he doesn't, he calls all of them "squinterns").

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* AttentionWhore: Just like Daisy; ironically she states that Booth probably doesn't know her name (he doesn't, he calls all of them "squinterns")."Squinterns").



%%*HeroicRedhead

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%%*HeroicRedhead* HeroicRedhead: A decidedly noble young woman with vividly red hair.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: You know it's bad when even fellow geniuses who have been considered rude or annoying in the past--like Brennan, Daisy, and Jessica--don't like him. Fisher is literally the only character who does. A big part of the problem is that, while ''all'' of the squinterns have some kind of personality quirk and some of are downright annoying, all of the other squinterns have some sympathetic qualities as well that ultimately make them likable, or at least tolerable. Wells does not seem to have anything of the sort.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's on the side of good and helps catch the killers, but is easily the least likable of all the squinterns.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: You know it's bad when even fellow geniuses who have been considered rude or annoying in the past--like Brennan, Daisy, and Jessica--don't like him. Fisher is literally the only character who does. A big part of the problem is that, while ''all'' of the squinterns Squinterns have some kind of personality quirk and some of are downright annoying, all of the other squinterns Squinterns have some sympathetic qualities as well that ultimately make them likable, or at least tolerable. Wells does not seem to have anything of the sort.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's on the side of good and helps catch the killers, but is easily the least likable of all the squinterns.Squinterns.



* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike the previous squinterns none of the regulars find anything terribly annoying (aside from the flirting), strange, or suspicious about him on his first day (IE on Wendell's first day everyone thought he owed money to gangsters and on Finn's first day everyone thought he was a murderer).

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike the previous squinterns Squinterns none of the regulars find anything terribly annoying (aside from the flirting), strange, or suspicious about him on his first day (IE on Wendell's first day everyone thought he owed money to gangsters and on Finn's first day everyone thought he was a murderer).



%%* {{Adorkable}}

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%%* {{Adorkable}}* {{Adorkable}}: Whether it's the film Excalibur or the latest theory of his profession, Sweets is ''adorable'' when he gushes. Plus he sees Bones and Booth as [[ParentalSubstitute substitute parents]].



-->'''Hodgins:''' A bad man. And you're hinting that if I'd killed him that would make me bad, too?

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-->'''Hodgins:''' A bad man. And you're hinting that if I'd killed him him, that would make me bad, too?



* TheBigEasy: She's from N'Awlins, [[{{Catchphrase}} cherie]].

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* TheBigEasy: She's from N'Awlins, [[{{Catchphrase}} cherie]].Cherie]].



* HeelFaceTurn: Her flashback self was rather more politically motivated in her behavior, and accused Booth of same.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Her flashback self was rather more politically motivated in her behavior, and accused Booth of the same.



* ParentalAbandonment: His father left when he was young. [[spoiler:We find out in the Season 10 finale that his dad was a con man whom Aubrey personally helped bring down]].

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* ParentalAbandonment: His father left when he was young. [[spoiler:We [[spoiler: We find out in the Season 10 finale that his dad was a con man whom Aubrey personally helped bring down]].



%%* AffablyEvil: Until his HeelFaceTurn

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%%* * AffablyEvil: Until his HeelFaceTurnHeelFaceTurn, he was this trope, caring deeply about his kids and his late wife and giving off an extremely friendly vibe but was able to order a hit on a man who was a threat to his kids without batting an eye.



%%* BadassGrandpa

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%%* BadassGrandpa* BadassGrandpa: His advanced age doesn't deter him from protecting his daughter and putting the fear of God into Hodgins.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He broke several laws into save Booth from the Gravedigger, which sadly got him kicked out of his Pentagon job.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He broke several laws into to save Booth from the Gravedigger, which sadly got him kicked out of his Pentagon job.



-->Played by: [[spoiler:Deirdre Lovejoy]]

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-->Played by: [[spoiler:Deirdre [[spoiler: Deirdre Lovejoy]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Zach Addy, the Gormogon's latest apprentice]].

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Zach Zack Addy, the Gormogon's latest apprentice]].



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:When Pelant ''does'' die, he's overplayed his hand so much that Booth barely seems to care. His death had ''no effect at all'' on his killer.]]

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:When [[spoiler: When Pelant ''does'' die, he's overplayed his hand so much that Booth barely seems to care. His death had ''no effect at all'' on his killer.]]



* VillainExitStageLeft: Always has an escape plan when the team manages to get close to cornering him. This is because when he ''did'' get cornered, [[spoiler:he died.]]

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Always has an escape plan when the team manages to get close to cornering him. This is because when he ''did'' get cornered, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: he died.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: As part of a SadisticChoice, forces Hodgins and Angela to choose between saving Hodgins's fortune as the sole heir to the Cantilever Group and stopping a hijacked predator drone from bombing a girl's school in Afghanistan. [[spoiler: They end up choosing the latter]] and it was an easier choice than one might think, given how Hodgins feels about being SecretlyWealthy.

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* WouldHurtAChild: As part of a SadisticChoice, forces Hodgins and Angela to choose between saving Hodgins's Hodgins' fortune as the sole heir to the Cantilever Group and stopping a hijacked predator drone from bombing a girl's school in Afghanistan. [[spoiler: They end up choosing the latter]] and it was an easier choice than one might think, given how Hodgins feels about being SecretlyWealthy.
29th May '16 5:06:39 AM akih08
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** Recently, not so happily since he [[spoiler: became paralyzed]] and started directing his bitterness about it towards her.

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** Recently, not so happily since he [[spoiler: became paralyzed]] and started directing his bitterness about it towards her. [[spoiler: They get better]].



** TookALevelInJerkass: He has become extremely bitter and caustic and acts even more like a jerk than usual since [[spoiler: being paralyzed]] and it's starting to erode both his camaraderie with the team and his marriage to Angela. "Murder of the Mennist" ends with him yelling at her for trying to ''encourage'' him, with him telling her in no uncertain terms that she's just going to have to sit there and take his crap when she calls him out for it.

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** TookALevelInJerkass: He has become extremely bitter and caustic and acts even more like a jerk than usual since [[spoiler: being paralyzed]] and it's starting to erode both his camaraderie with the team and his marriage to Angela. "Murder of the Mennist" ends with him yelling at her for trying to ''encourage'' him, with him telling her in no uncertain terms that she's just going to have to sit there and take his crap when she calls him out for it. [[spoiler: Thankfully, he gets better after several episodes]].



** Not so happily since [[spoiler: he became paralyzed]] and started taking out his frustrations on her. "Murder of the Mennist" ends with her being chewed out just for ''encouraging'' her husband and the synopses/summaries of episodes yet to air hint that it's not going to get better anytime soon.

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** Not so happily since [[spoiler: he became paralyzed]] and started taking out his frustrations on her. "Murder of the Mennist" ends with her being chewed out just for ''encouraging'' her husband and the synopses/summaries of episodes yet to air hint that it's not going to husband. [[spoiler: They get better anytime soon.better]].
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