History Characters / BostonLegal

1st Aug '16 5:20:51 AM hitmonkey
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** ArtisticLicense: When first introduced, Jerry's disorder is not named, and ''could'' be Aspergers, due to his inability to make eye contact and discomfort at having to actually speak to anyone. However, as it progresses, it's pretty clear that it cannot be Asperger's. Asperger's patients have a seeming inability to make friends or empathize with others. This hardly describes Jerry, who considers Alan a great friend, and empathizes with Alan, Shirley and Katie, among others.
25th May '16 11:00:13 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He provides the page picture.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: He provides the page picture.picture because he really does wear bunny ears in court. It's a small quirk to overlook for his ability as a lawyer.



* NiceHat: Not necessarily always a hat, but Alan is particularly fond of wearing strange things on his head. Ornaments (that light up, no less), mistletoe, wigs, coonskin caps...
** ...[[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny ears]]...

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* NiceHat: Not necessarily always a hat, but Alan is particularly fond of wearing strange things on his head. Ornaments (that light up, no less), mistletoe, wigs, coonskin caps...
** ...
caps...[[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny ears]]...



* WhatTheHellHero: Often subjected to it, particularly in the early episodes.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Clowns?]]: Alan is absolutely terrified of clowns.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Often subjected to it, other characters criticizing him, particularly in the early episodes.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Clowns?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Alan is absolutely terrified of clowns.



* ShowyInvincibleHero: Denny has an enormous ego and isn't afraid to show it, but his insane behavior in court only makes it more fun.
* StrawCharacter: Denny Crane is a strawman political caricature of a conservative gun nut, although this did allow him to save the day a few times. Keeping guns in your office seems so much less crazy when you just used them to shoot the man about to kill your best friend.

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* ShowyInvincibleHero: "Still undefeated!" Denny has an enormous ego and isn't afraid to show it, but his insane behavior in court only makes it more fun.
* StrawCharacter: Denny Crane is a strawman political caricature of a conservative gun nut, although this did allow him to save the day a few times. Keeping guns in your office seems so much less crazy when you just used them to shoot the man about to kill your best friend.



* UltimateJobSecurity

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* UltimateJobSecurityUltimateJobSecurity: You can't get rid of a named Partner.



* TheWonka: He's named Partner, so he can't be fired.

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* TheWonka: He's named Partner, so he can't be fired.
fired regardless of how strange he acts.
18th May '16 3:00:17 PM jmparker78
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Added DiffLines:

* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: When first introduced, he was clearly an antagonistic character, a foil for Alan and Denny both. He was not in any way sympathetic, and seemed to hate Denny so much that he was willing to hurt the firm to bring Denny down. Later he softened, became more sympathetic and took the role of OnlySaneMan as well as a bit of ButtMonkey.
7th Nov '15 12:37:43 PM randomtroper89
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* BrotherChuck

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* BrotherChuckChuckCunninghamSyndrome
7th Nov '15 12:37:43 PM randomtroper89
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25th May '15 6:12:06 PM Katsuhagi
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* ShowyInvincibleHero: Denny never lost a case and he never does over the course of the show, but his insane behavior in court only makes it more fun.
** Actually, he loses several. See "Hypocritical Humor" above.

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* ShowyInvincibleHero: Denny never lost a case has an enormous ego and he never does over the course of the show, isn't afraid to show it, but his insane behavior in court only makes it more fun.
** Actually, he loses several. See "Hypocritical Humor" above.
fun.
21st May '15 1:45:45 AM unclejack
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!!Denise Bauer (Julie Bowen)

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!!Denise Bauer (Julie Bowen)
(Creator/JulieBowen)
21st Apr '15 5:17:05 AM unclejack
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!!Whitney Rome (Taraji P. Henson)

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!!Whitney Rome (Taraji P. Henson)
(Creator/TarajiPHenson)
14th Apr '15 6:57:59 AM unclejack
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!!Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra)

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!!Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra)
(Creator/RhonaMitra)
3rd Mar '15 8:24:13 AM jmparker78
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%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* HandsomeLech
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker
%%* * HandsomeLech
%%* * JerkWithAHeartOfGold



%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* CloudCuckoolander
%%* CoolOldGuy

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%%* * BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* * CloudCuckoolander
%%* * CoolOldGuy



%%* FourthWallObserver
%%* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday

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%%* * FourthWallObserver
%%* * HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday



%%* InsufferableGenius
%%* JadedWashout

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%%* * HypocriticalHumor: He claims to have never lost a case, and frequently proclaims "Still undefeated!" after a win. However, he has been shown to lose several cases, though he purposefully takes second chair on cases that he thinks might be losses so that he can claim that it was the first chair attorney, not himself, who earned the loss. Despite that, he still claims the victory on cases won with himself as second chair.
*
InsufferableGenius
%%* * JadedWashout



%%* ObfuscatingStupidity

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%%* * ObfuscatingStupidity



** Actually, he loses several. See "Hypocritical Humor" above.



%%* UltimateJobSecurity

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%%* * UltimateJobSecurity



%%* BaitAndSwitchTyrant

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%%* BaitAndSwitchTyrant* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: "Nice to meet you. You're fired."



%%* TheComicallySerious
%%* CoolOldLady
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OnlySaneWoman

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%%* * TheComicallySerious
%%* * CoolOldLady
%%* * DeadpanSnarker
%%* * OnlySaneWoman



%%* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]

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%%* * [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]



%%* TheComicallySerious
%%* NoSenseOfHumor
%%* OnlySaneMan
%%* PutOnABus

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%%* * TheComicallySerious
%%* * NoSenseOfHumor
%%* * OnlySaneMan
%%* * PutOnABus



%%* BenevolentBoss
%%* TheBusCameBack
%%* TheComicallySerious
%%* DeadpanSnarker

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%%* BenevolentBoss
%%* TheBusCameBack
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* BenevolentBoss: He can be, but he can also be a BaitAndSwitchTyrant.
* TheBusCameBack: It never really left. He just moved to a position in the firm where he dealt less with the named partners when Carl transferred to Boston to act as Denny's handler. Paul seems to be happy about this when we see him next, and it's implied that he was burnt out from having to put out all the fires Denny started.
*
TheComicallySerious
%%* * DeadpanSnarker



%%* OnlySaneMan

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%%* * OnlySaneMan



%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mostly. Unless Denny or Alan push too many buttons.



%%* BrotherChuck

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%%* * BrotherChuck



%%* HelloAttorney

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%%* * HelloAttorney



%%* HelloAttorney
%%* PutOnABus

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%%* * BritishAccents
*
HelloAttorney
%%* PutOnABus
* PutOnABus: She leaves for England when she decides Alan will never commit to her.



%%* HelloAttorney

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%%* * HelloAttorney



%%* BrotherChuck

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%%* BrotherChuck
* BrotherChuck: One of the truest examples on the show. His absence is never explained.



%%* BrotherChuck
%%* HelloAttorney

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%%* BrotherChuck
%%*
* BrotherChuck: Along with Garrett, her absence is never explained.
*
HelloAttorney



%%* HelloAttorney
%%* OnlySaneMan
%%* PutOnABus

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%%* * TheBusCameBack
*
HelloAttorney
%%* * OnlySaneMan
%%* * PutOnABus
* TheyDo: With [[spoiler: Brad]].



%%* ButtMonkey

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%%* * ButtMonkey



%%* FourthWallObserver

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%%* * FourthWallObserver



%%* LivingLieDetector
%%* TheRainman
%%* RenaissanceMan

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%%* * LivingLieDetector
%%* * TheRainman
%%* * RenaissanceMan



%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* PutOnABus
%%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To both Brad ''and'' Alan.

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%%* * BunnyEarsLawyer
%%* PutOnABus
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* LoveTriangle: He and Brad both [[spoiler: slept with Denise]].
* PutOnABus: Leaves the firm once [[spoiler: Denise chooses Brad]].
*
SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To both Brad ''and'' Alan.



%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OnlySaneWoman

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker
%%* * OnlySaneWoman



%%* BrotherChuck
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer

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%%* * BrotherChuck
%%* * BunnyEarsLawyer



%%* WholesomeCrossdresser

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%%* * WholesomeCrossdresser



%%* BrotherChuck
%%* HelloAttorney

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%%* * BrotherChuck
%%* * HelloAttorney



%%* BrotherChuck
%%* HelloAttorney

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%%* * BrotherChuck
%%* * HelloAttorney
* SassyBlackWoman
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Seems to be added to the show after Chelina didn't end up becoming a regular.



%%* OnlySaneMan

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%%* * OnlySaneMan



%%* BritishAccents
%%* HelloAttorney

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%%* * BritishAccents
%%* * HelloAttorney
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