History Characters / BurnNotice

21st Mar '17 5:55:16 PM creader
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: {{Zig zagged}}. At first glance Michael is the responsible one given Nate was an addicted gambler, but as the series goes on the latter becomes more responsible.



* MoralityChain: While all of Team Westen acts as to Michael, Fiona is arguably the one who can pull him back or at least question his morally dubious actions.



* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:When her youngest son, Nate, dies.



!! Nate Westen (Seth Peterson)

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!! Nate !!Nate Westen (Seth Peterson)



* TheAtoner: Never treated as a ''bad'' guy in the show but is trying to put his past

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* TheAtoner: Never treated as a ''bad'' guy in the show but is trying to put his pastpast.



* CharacterDevelopment: Starts off a petty, irresponsible criminal but later becomes more responsible.



* TheGamblingAddict[=/=]ProfessionalGambler: In the beginning. While he had the perpetual financial problems associated with the former, he also had some of the skills associated with the latter. They [[ChekhovsHobby came in useful]] on one of Michael's jobs.
* KillTheCutie[=/=]ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Arguably the most loveable and innocent recurring character in the show, his death sets the stage for season 6 getting very, very dark.]]

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* TheGamblingAddict[=/=]ProfessionalGambler: In FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: {{Zig zagged}}. At first glance Michael is the beginning. While he had responsible one given Nate was an addicted gambler, but as the perpetual financial problems associated with series goes on the former, he also had some of the skills associated with the latter. They [[ChekhovsHobby came in useful]] on one of Michael's jobs.
latter becomes more responsible.
* KillTheCutie[=/=]ShooOutTheClowns: KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Arguably the most loveable and innocent recurring character in the show, his death sets the stage for season 6 getting very, very dark.]]



* PapaWolf: Shows shades of this when he flies across the country to take a job finding stolen cars when he learns his wife is pregnant.

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* PapaWolf: Shows shades of this when he He flies across the country to take a job finding stolen cars when he learns his wife is pregnant.


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* ProfessionalGambler: In the beginning. While he had the perpetual financial problems associated with the former, he also had some of the skills associated with the latter. They [[ChekhovsHobby came in useful]] on one of Michael's jobs.
19th Mar '17 6:12:36 PM creader
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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: He's all about emotional control, Fiona is the exact opposite.


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* UptightLovesWild: The serious, stoic fell for the trigger-happy Fiona.


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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Michael all about emotional control, Fiona is the exact opposite.
17th Mar '17 9:47:24 AM creader
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* BrokenAce: Michael is a extremely skilled spy who is known in the covert world because of it. He also cam from a dysfunctional family, why he is TheAtoner, and a variety of other personal problems.



* CharacterTics:
** Whenever he feels exasperated he bends his neck backwards.
** When secretly breaking into a person's home, Michael tends to snack on food items in the person's kitchen, such as tortilla chips and yogurt.
** Michael also tends to whistle whenever he's impressed.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Yogurt.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Yogurt.Yogurt, particularly blueberry..



* SexIsViolence : Lampshaded by Michael. "Violence is foreplay for you."

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* SexIsViolence : SecondLove: Michael was once with the thief Samantha, but fell out of love with her because he met Fiona, someone who knew him better than she did.
* SexIsViolence:
Lampshaded by Michael. "Violence is foreplay for you."


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* ShipperOnDeck: She deemed Madeline and Virgil's relationship as a romantic connection,=.


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* ShipperOnDeck: After Virgil and Madeline head out on a date, Sam tells Michael that Virgil would make a decent step-dad.
16th Mar '17 10:19:59 PM creader
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* CoolOldLady
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* CoolOldLady
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* [[ManBehindTheMan Woman Behind The Man]]: To Cowan.

!! Victor Stecker-Epps (Michael Shanks)

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* [[ManBehindTheMan Woman Behind The Man]]: TheWomanBehindTheMan: To Cowan.

!! Victor
Cowan.
* WouldHurtAChild: She threatens to do this to a man's daughter if Michael didn't do what he was told. [[spoiler:Victor later revealed that she orchestrated the death of his family, which included his 4-year-old son.]]

!!Victor
Stecker-Epps (Michael Shanks)



!! Simon Escher (Creator/GarretDillahunt)

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!! Simon !!Simon Escher (Creator/GarretDillahunt)



!! Tyler Brennen (Jay Karnes)

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!! Tyler !!Tyler Brennen (Jay Karnes)



* HostageForMacGuffin[=/=]IHaveYourWife: Does this in every single episode he's in.

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* HostageForMacGuffin[=/=]IHaveYourWife: HostageForMacGuffin: Does this in every single episode he's in.



* PapaWolf: When Michale bluffs about sending an assain to kill his daughter, Brennen viciously warns Michael to make his life ''hel'' if anything happens to her.




!! Tom Strickler (Ben Shenkman)

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\n!! Tom * WouldHurtAChild: As mentioned above, he ''strapped a bomb'' onto a child.

!!Tom
Strickler (Ben Shenkman)




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15th Mar '17 7:03:31 PM creader
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* HasAType: She prefer gentlemen.

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* HasAType: She prefer prefers gentlemen.
13th Mar '17 10:06:39 PM creader
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* AffectionateNickname: Occasionally called "brother" by Sam.


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* ChickMagnet: A number of women have shown to be attracted to him.


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* DudeMagnet: Many men have shown to be attracted to her throughout the series.


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* InSeriesNickname: Usually referred to as "Fi".
13th Mar '17 9:59:14 PM creader
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* DrinkOrder: Sam likes his mojitos and beer

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* DrinkOrder: Sam likes his mojitos and beerbeer.
12th Mar '17 3:29:38 PM creader
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* 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.
10th Mar '17 8:53:39 PM creader
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[[folder: Team Westen]]
!! Michael Alan Westen (Jeffrey Donovan)

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[[folder: Team [[folder:Team Westen]]
!! Michael !!Michael Alan Westen (Jeffrey Donovan)



!! Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar)

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!! Fiona !!Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar)



!! Sam Axe (Creator/BruceCampbell)

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!! Sam !!Sam Axe (Creator/BruceCampbell)



!! Jesse Porter (Coby Bell)

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!! Jesse !!Jesse Porter (Coby Bell)



!! Madeline Westen (Sharon Gless)

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!! Madeline !!Madeline Westen (Sharon Gless)


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* ShipperOnDeck: For Michael/Fiona. She often encourages Michael to go on dates with Fiona and is saddened whenever there is friction between the couple.
7th Mar '17 1:45:49 PM creader
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* ParentalAbandonment:{{Inverted}}. Due to his father's abuse, his mother's weirdness, his own dangerous line of work and his brother's gambling issue, Michael makes an effort to avoid his family. He mentions that a lot of spies are this way.

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* ParentalAbandonment:{{Inverted}}.ParentalAbandonment: {{Inverted}}. Due to his father's abuse, his mother's weirdness, his own dangerous line of work and his brother's gambling issue, Michael makes an effort to avoid his family. He mentions that a lot of spies are this way.



* HasAType: She prefer gentlemen.



* 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.



* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak

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* TomboyWithAGirlyStreakTomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Fiona is a tough and violent woman with an expertise in guns. She also likes wearing stylish clothing and fashion in general.
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