History Characters / BurnNotice

15th Apr '17 2:38:50 PM ThallianGold
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* DecoyDamsel
* DiabolicalMastermind
* DroppedABridgeOnHim

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* DecoyDamsel
DecoyDamsel: He tearfully arrives on the scene, pleading to Michael to save his wife. After her death, he admits he knew her only as "some lady," setting her up to die [[StuffedIntoTheFridge solely to show how well he can manipulate the cast.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind
DiabolicalMastermind: The only thing he enjoys more than ruining Michael's life is bragging about how he could helped him instead.
* DroppedABridgeOnHimDroppedABridgeOnHim: Unceremoniously killed in a blink.



* FourEyesZeroSoul

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* FourEyesZeroSoulFourEyesZeroSoul: Despite being a capable therapist, has absolutely no empathy. He even mocks the idea by feigning interest in Michael's relationship with his father.
29th Mar '17 9:09:56 PM creader
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* ChickMagnet: Sam is noted to have a number of "lady friends".



* DrowningMySorrows: Inverted. In "Dead or Alive" he grieves his murdered friend, and when offered a beer, he declines. After the case was solved he went with Mike to grab a drink.
** Later in "Friendly Fire" he's visited by an old SEAL buddy he had a grudge with. He's so angry that he stops drinking, which even Madeline claims is unlike him.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Inverted. In "Dead or Alive" he grieves his murdered friend, and when offered a beer, he declines. After the case was solved he went with Mike to grab a drink.
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drink. Later in "Friendly Fire" he's visited by an old SEAL buddy he had a grudge with. He's so angry that he stops drinking, which even Madeline claims is unlike him.



* ChronicHeroSyndrome[=/=]CowboyCop: Which got in the way of him being a field agent and eventually resulted in him being demoted to a desk job. Eventually, the influence of Team Westen results in him leaving said job after clearing his name. Subverted in Season 7, as when the others are in favor of a direct approach (usually involving pulling Michael out of some sticky situation), he is usually the one to make everyone stop and think of a plan.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome[=/=]CowboyCop: ChickMagnet: During an op, Jesse can be seen having more than 3 women flirting with him. Fi even notes on how cute he is.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome:
Which got in the way of him being a field agent and eventually resulted in him being demoted to a desk job. Eventually, the influence of Team Westen results in him leaving said job after clearing his name. name.
* CowboyCop:
Subverted in Season 7, as when the others are in favor of a direct approach (usually involving pulling Michael out of some sticky situation), he is usually the one to make everyone stop and think of a plan.



* PromotionToOpeningTitles: As of season six, he's now a part of the opening narration.



* PromotionToOpeningTitles: As of season six, he's now a part of the opening narration.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes[=/=]PoisonousFriend: Even when he's being helpful to Michael, Team Westen tends to regard him as this.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes[=/=]PoisonousFriend: PoisonousFriend: Even when he's being helpful to Michael, Team Westen tends to regard him as this.



!! Mason Gilroy (Chris Vance)

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!! Mason !!Mason Gilroy (Chris Vance)




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* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: After all the build up he was finally going to do something... and someone we hadn't even met yet mortally wounds him off screen. Granted, that someone turned out to be Simon, and doing something like that is exactly Simon's modus operandi.]]

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* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: After DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:After all the build up he was finally going to do something... and someone we hadn't even met yet mortally wounds him off screen. Granted, that someone turned out to be Simon, and doing something like that is exactly Simon's modus operandi.]]



* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]



* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Done to him by Simon.]]

!! John Barrett (Creator/RobertPatrick)

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Done YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Done to him by Simon.]]

!! John !!John Barrett (Creator/RobertPatrick)




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** [[spoiler:FillerVillain: In the grand scheme of things, he served mostly as a plot device sandwiched between Vaughn's agenda and Michael.]]



* FillerVillain: [[spoiler:In the grand scheme of things, he served mostly as a plot device sandwiched between Vaughn's agenda and Michael.]]




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* [[spoiler:DeceasedFallGuyGambit: Card apparently planned to use him for this. Michael tried to prevent it, but Gray was killed anyway and Michael subsequently killed Card.]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Of the sudden, unexpected death variety.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Begins to cooperate with Team Westen and maybe looking at changing his worldview, but...]]
** [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: He is suddenly killed in the process of trying to help Team Westen, and before his character arc goes any further.]]
* [[spoiler:JerkassHasAPoint: Michael tells him off for shooting Anson with Nate, an innocent, in the way. Gray then relates the conditions under which he made the shot on Anson. He is ''not'' exaggerating when calls it a once in a lifetime shot, and on top of that he had no idea who the hell Nate was at the time. Gray was so far away he would have had to take the ''curvature of the world'' into account as he pulled the trigger.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeceasedFallGuyGambit: Card DeceasedFallGuyGambit: [[spoiler:Card apparently planned to use him for this. Michael tried to prevent it, but Gray was killed anyway and Michael subsequently killed Card.]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Of DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Of the sudden, unexpected death variety.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Begins HeelFaceDoorSlam: He is suddenly killed in the process of trying to cooperate with help Team Westen Westen, and maybe looking at changing before his worldview, but...character arc goes any further.]]
** [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam: He is suddenly killed in the process of trying * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Begins to help cooperate with Team Westen, Westen and before maybe looking at changing his character arc goes any further.worldview, but...]]
* [[spoiler:JerkassHasAPoint: Michael JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler:Michael tells him off for shooting Anson with Nate, an innocent, in the way. Gray then relates the conditions under which he made the shot on Anson. He is ''not'' exaggerating when calls it a once in a lifetime shot, and on top of that he had no idea who the hell Nate was at the time. Gray was so far away he would have had to take the ''curvature of the world'' into account as he pulled the trigger.]]



* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]

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* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Gray comes to realize his mistake over killing Nate.]]



* [[spoiler:ThePowerOfFriendship: He's won over to Michael's side in large part due to this. Gray entirely believes that Michael is the monster that his file and Card make Michael out to be... until he sees Michael lying under torture to cover for the rest of Team Westen. As Gray himself says, the man who did the things from Michael's file would have never put himself on the line for others like that.]]

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* [[spoiler:ThePowerOfFriendship: He's ThePowerOfFriendship: [[spoiler:He's won over to Michael's side in large part due to this. Gray entirely believes that Michael is the monster that his file and Card make Michael out to be... until he sees Michael lying under torture to cover for the rest of Team Westen. As Gray himself says, the man who did the things from Michael's file would have never put himself on the line for others like that.]]



* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Is one for Card.]]

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* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Is UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Is one for Card.]]



* [[spoiler:WeAreStrugglingTogether: Even when he's won over to Team Westen's side, they do not exactly work together well.]]

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* [[spoiler:WeAreStrugglingTogether: Even WeAreStrugglingTogether: [[spoiler:Even when he's won over to Team Westen's side, they do not exactly work together well.]]
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: One of his associates, with whom he planned to steal a truck full of valuable computer eqiupment, finds out what the stuff is ''actually'' worth and hikes the price of his sevices accordingly. Burke is not amused and "politely" urges him to think twice. [[spoiler:The associate brandishes a knife which Burke promptly jams into the guy's spleen.]]

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:After being set up for 3 episodes to be the new ArcVillain, he turns out to be the Dragon for the mysterious leader of the organization, rather than the leader himself.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Blows himself up to kill the leader of the Russian blacksite, and make a hole in the wall for Micheal and Sonya to use.]]
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: One of his associates, with whom he planned to steal a truck full of valuable computer eqiupment, equipment, finds out what the stuff is ''actually'' worth and hikes the price of his sevices services accordingly. Burke is not amused and "politely" urges him to think twice. [[spoiler:The associate brandishes a knife which Burke promptly jams into the guy's spleen.]]



* [[spoiler:TheDragon: After being set up for 3 episodes to be the new ArcVillain, he turns out to be the Dragon for the mysterious leader of the organization, rather than the leader himself.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Blows himself up to kill the leader of the Russian blacksite, and make a hole in the wall for Micheal and Sonya to use.]]




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* WouldHurtAChild: Via proxy, but he had zero problem [[spoiler:ordering Michael to shoot a drug lord's daughter.]]



* WouldHitAGirl: Was ready to kill Sonya when he thinks that she betrayed him. [[spoiler:He was also ready to kill Madeline when Michael made it clear he wouldn't work for him.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Found no problems with [[spoiler:attempting to kill Michael's three-year-old nephew.]]



!! Jason Bly (Alex Carter)

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!! Jason !!Jason Bly (Alex Carter)



** RevengeBeforeReason: She was fully willing to destroy her career to get revenge.



* ReassignedToAntarctica

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* ReassignedToAntarcticaReassignedToAntarctica: Reassigned to Mumbai after breaking another rule for Westen.
* RevengeBeforeReason: She was fully willing to destroy her career to get revenge.



* [[spoiler:JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Steadily becomes more of a jerkass throughout season 6, before outright torturing Jesse and Sam and betraying the CIA and DEA to a cartel. Even her own men clearly notice a more extreme aspect in her personality since she has been chasing them, starting to believe she would be capable of trying anything.]]

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* [[spoiler:JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Steadily JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[spoiler:Steadily becomes more of a jerkass throughout season 6, before outright torturing Jesse and Sam and betraying the CIA and DEA to a cartel. Even her own men clearly notice a more extreme aspect in her personality since she has been chasing them, starting to believe she would be capable of trying anything.]]



* TwoFirstNames: Her last name, "Riley", can be used as a first name.



* MarriedToTheJob

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* MarriedToTheJobMarriedToTheJob: Strong was so focused on taking down The Family it ended his actual marriage.



* PetTheDog: Unpleasant looming presence though he is, Strong is a decently skilled field agent and is responsible for talking down [[spoiler:James's former Special Forces squadmate]] from blowing up Jesse.

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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Unpleasant looming presence though he is, Strong is a decently skilled field agent and is responsible for talking down [[spoiler:James's former Special Forces squadmate]] from blowing up Jesse.



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[[folder: Other [[folder:Other Recurring Characters]]
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* FatalFlaw: His tendency of keeping secrets from others in hopes of protecting them.

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* FatalFlaw: FatalFlaw:
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His tendency of keeping secrets from others in hopes of protecting them.them.
** His tendency to do bad things or things which go very much against the wishes of those closest to him, because he believes that when things turn out ok he can make it up to people. Even when things do turn out okay, it tends to make people furious with him. Combine it with his secret keeping/protecting people flaw, and you have a combination that has blown up in his face on a number of occasions.



* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: Comes ''dangerously'' close to this in Season 7 when he [[spoiler:goes into deep cover to take down the Family. He comes to agree with the members and their cause, especially after Michael finds out that they hired ''Simon''.]]

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* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: Comes ''dangerously'' close to this in Season 7 when he [[spoiler:goes into deep cover on behalf of the CIA to take down the The Family. He comes to agree with the members of The Family and their cause, especially after Michael finds out that they hired ''Simon''.the CIA was willing to use ''Simon'' of all people against The Family.]]
29th Mar '17 7:03:28 PM creader
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* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: Comes ''dangerously'' close to this in Season 7 when he [[spoiler:goes into deep cover to take down the Family. He comes to agree with the members and their cause, especially after Michael finds out that they hired ''Simon''.]]



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Michael is usually stoic and follow the spy code of not forming attachments. However, he's not able to do the latter as much as he thought he could.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Michael is usually stoic and follow follows the spy code of not forming attachments. However, he's not able to do the latter as much as he thought he could.
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Yogurt, particularly blueberry..

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* TookALevelInBadass: Discussed. In order to understand his new "ally", James brings up Michael's history in the government, mentioning how Michael went from a "slightly above average field agent" to the LivingLegend he is in the present.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Yogurt, particularly blueberry..the blueberry-flavored kind.
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* WouldntHurtAChild: This is well established, and in the final season, he is [[spoiler:'very' upset when he is almost forced to shoot a sleeping girl.]]

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* WouldHitAGirl: Doesn't matter the gender of his adversary, he'll attack them if necessary.
* WouldntHurtAChild: This is well established, and in the final season, he is [[spoiler:'very' [[spoiler:''very'' upset when he is almost forced to shoot a sleeping girl.]]



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: As she once stated, she [[HasAType prefers gentlemen]]. And while Fiona is aware of [[GuileHero Michael's]] flaws, she loves him for his selfless, caring, and heroic qualities.

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: As she once stated, she [[HasAType prefers gentlemen]]. And while Fiona is aware of [[GuileHero Michael's]] flaws, she loves him for his selfless, caring, and heroic qualities. And the men that Fiona dated outside of Michael were friendly and decent men.
29th Mar '17 1:16:13 PM creader
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* TheAtoner: Never treated as a ''bad'' guy in the show but is trying to put his past.
transgressions behind him.

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* TheAtoner: Never treated as a ''bad'' guy in the show but is trying to put his past.
past transgressions behind him.
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* AmazonChaser: Part of his attraction to Fiona is ''because'' she's trigger happy.

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* AmazonChaser: Part of his attraction to Fiona is ''because'' she's trigger happy. A flashback to their first encounter showed him smiling at Fiona after she physically threatened a man into giving her the money he owed ''and'' pointing a gun at Michael when they first talked.



* FatalFlaw: His tendency of keeping secrets from others in hopes of protecting them.



* BaldOfAwesome

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* BaldOfAwesomeBaldOfAwesome: Bald and a skilled counter-intelligence agent.


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* DarkAndTroubledPast: His mother was killed in a robbery when he was nine. He then spent the next 25 years trying to his solve his mother's murder but did not reach any leads.


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* TragicKeepsake: Jesse wears a religious pendant that belonged to his mother.
26th Mar '17 5:17:56 PM MagBas
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--> '''Michael''': ''(voiceover)'' My dad's approach to machinery was the same as his approach to his family: If you don't like the way something works, [[DomesticAbuser keep banging on it till it does what you want]]. If something doesn't fit, [[UnfortunateImplications force it]]. And above all, [[WatchThePaintJob make sure it looks good on the outside]].

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--> '''Michael''': ''(voiceover)'' My dad's approach to machinery was the same as his approach to his family: If you don't like the way something works, [[DomesticAbuser keep banging on it till it does what you want]]. If something doesn't fit, [[UnfortunateImplications force it]].it. And above all, [[WatchThePaintJob make sure it looks good on the outside]].
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* BadassBeard: His Cameo in ''The Fall of Sam Axe''. [[GrowingTheBeard He grows it again during the last season]].

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* BadassBeard: His Cameo in ''The Fall of Sam Axe''. [[GrowingTheBeard [[BeardOfSorrow He grows it again during the last season]].


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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Anyone coming after Michael is pretty much sealing their own death wish. This is {{deconstructed}} in season 5, when [[spoiler:she places a bomb to take Larry out when Anson convinces her and Sam that he plans to kill Michael. However, it turned out that Anson planned the whole thing, using Fiona's violent tendencies to his advantage.]]
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