History Characters / BostonLegal

17th Sep '17 9:40:44 AM nombretomado
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* AspergersSyndrome: He's diagnosed with this.
6th Aug '17 5:59:21 AM bombadil211
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* SecurityBlanket: He has a wooden cigarette that he fidgets with when he needs to use up excess nervous energy (like when making a statement in court). He'll even take a puff, as if it were a real cigarette, when needs a major confidence boost. Denny once temped him to turn on Alan by offering him a wooden cigar.
22nd Jun '17 5:52:12 AM Taskmaster123
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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: If you're a scumbag with AIDS who raped and murdered a little girl, Denny doesn't give a ''fuck'' about attorney/client privilege or any of that other crap. He'll proceed straight to shooting you in your kneecaps and suggest you get another attorney while you're lying on the floor writhing in pain.
21st May '17 8:32:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheNotLoveInterest: For Alan, [[spoiler:to the degree that, when Denny decides he wants Alan to inherit his estate when he dies, they get married to seal the deal]].



* TheNotLoveInterest: For Alan, [[spoiler:to the degree that, when Denny decides he wants Alan to inherit his estate when he dies, they get married to seal the deal]].
5th Feb '17 1:01:57 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jerry is an excellent attorney in despite of his Asperger's.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jerry is an excellent attorney in despite of spite-or because-of his Asperger's.
28th Nov '16 10:54:17 PM Angelus25
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*UnusualEuphemism: Played for drama. He's in early stage Alzheimer, but refers to it as "Mad Cow" to take some of the edge of it. Alan is well aware and goes along as a show of kindness towards his friend.
21st Oct '16 9:26:36 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents



* BritishAccents
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...
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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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* 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.
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