History Characters / Dallas

26th Aug '17 4:06:44 PM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Like many of the ''Dallas'' ladies, though she doesn't handle it as well as they do.
3rd Mar '17 7:09:48 PM Xtifr
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* MeaningfulName: Named after the wife of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.

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* MeaningfulName: Named after the wife of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar.
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[[folder: Rebecca Sutter ('''Spoilers''')]]

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17th Feb '17 7:37:34 AM JamesAustin
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[[folder:Original Main Cast]]

!!John Ross "J.R." Ewing Jr. (Larry Hagman)

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[[folder:Original !Original Main Cast]]

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[[folder:J.R. Ewing]]
!!John Ross "J.R." Ewing Jr. (Larry Hagman)



->''"You wouldn't be trying to blackmail ol' JR, would you?"''

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->''"You ->'''Played By:''' Larry Hagman

-->''"You
wouldn't be trying to blackmail ol' JR, J.R., would you?"''






* MadeOfIron: He's been shot on at least three different occasions without lasting ill effect and he has proven to be able to take a punch from strong men like Clayton Farlow or Ray Krebbs.
-->"Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, darlin'"
** Although [[spoiler:in the seventh episode of the revival series' second season, two bullets actually do kill J.R., due to his actor Larry Hagman's death.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard: And a [[MagnificentBastard magnificent one]], at that!

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* MadeOfIron: He's been shot on at least three different occasions without lasting ill effect and he has proven to be able to take a punch from strong men like Clayton Farlow or Ray Krebbs.
-->"Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, darlin'"
** Although
Krebbs, although [[spoiler:in the seventh episode of the revival series' second season, two bullets actually do kill J.R., due to his actor Larry Hagman's death.]]
-->'''J.R. Ewing:''' Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, darlin'.
%%* ManipulativeBastard: And a [[MagnificentBastard magnificent one]], at that!that.



--> "Never be fooled when I'm down...because when I am, there's only one way to go.... And that's up!"

!!Robert James "Bobby" Ewing (Patrick Duffy)

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--> "Never '''J.R. Ewing:'''Never be fooled when I'm down...because when I am, there's only one way to go.... And that's up!"

up!
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[[folder: Bobby Ewing]]
!!Robert James "Bobby" Ewing (Patrick Duffy)



->''"Be good to each other... be a family. I love you so much."''

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->''"Be ->'''Played By:''' Patrick Duffy

-->''"Be
good to each other... be a family. I love you so much."''



* BadassGrandpa: Now in his 60's, he's still very capable in a fight.

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* EightiesHair: Patrick Duffy was once introduced on a game show as "The talking hair from ''Dallas''".
* BadassGrandpa: Now in In his 60's, 60's by the time of the revival series, he's still very capable in a fight.



%%* CainAndAbel: With J.R..
* EightiesHair: Once introduced on a game show as "The talking hair from Dallas".

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%%* CainAndAbel: With J.R..
* EightiesHair: Once introduced on a game show as "The talking hair from Dallas".
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* HappilyMarried: To Pam (at first.)

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* HappilyMarried: HappilyMarried:
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To Pam (at first.)first).




!!Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval)

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\n!!Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval)[[/folder]]

[[folder: Cliff Barnes]]
!!Clifford "Cliff" Barnes



->''"I've been beaten before, but I have never lost. Understand the difference?"''

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->''"I've ->'''Played By:''' Ken Kercheval

-->''"I've
been beaten before, but I have never lost. Understand the difference?"''



* FallenHero: He began the series as an idealistic up-and-coming crusader and champion against injustice and big bad corporations exploiting the little guy. He ended the series as a corrupt, greedy billionaire who was capable of almost anything in his quest to defeat his enemies. In current episodes, he skulks around in rich seclusion dressed in black watching people via strategically placed cameras and working on sinister behind the scenes plans. Though while definitely no hero he never exactly becomes an outright villain either, and he's generally seen as friendly and helpful to everyone who's not J.R. or on J.R.'s side. He and Bobby were good friends by the series' end.

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* FallenHero: He began the series as an idealistic up-and-coming crusader and champion against injustice and big bad corporations exploiting the little guy. He ended the series as a corrupt, greedy billionaire who was capable of almost anything in his quest to defeat his enemies. In current episodes, the revival series, he skulks around in rich seclusion dressed in black watching people via strategically placed cameras and working on sinister behind the scenes plans. Though while definitely no hero he never exactly becomes an outright villain either, and he's generally seen as friendly and helpful to everyone who's not J.R. or on J.R.'s side. He and Bobby were good friends by the series' end.




!!Pamela Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal)

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Pam Ewing]]
!!Pamela "Pam" Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal)Ewing



->''"Power and money and wealth... they don't mean that much to me. I want a nice, ordinary life with my husband."''

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->''"Power ->'''Played By:''' Victoria Principal

-->''"Power
and money and wealth... they don't mean that much to me. I want a nice, ordinary life with my husband."''



* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Well maybe not everything better but the arrival of Christopher did stave off a nervous breakdown

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Well Well, maybe not everything better better, but the arrival of Christopher did stave off a nervous breakdownbreakdown.



%%* HappilyMarried: To Bobby (at first.)

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%%* * HappilyMarried: To She was happily married to Bobby (at first.)first).



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of Pam; when last seen on the show, Pam (played by a different actress than Principal) revealed that she was dying and that only her brother Cliff was made aware of her still being alive (though she purposely did not tell him that she had only a year left to live). This was never followed up on in the original series and since Principal will not return to the new series, her fate remains unknown.
** Patrick Duffy considers Pam dead, which apparently led to an awkward moment when the writers of the new series pointed out that TECHNICALLY she was still alive since we never saw her death on camera and that we only had her doctor's word that she was dying. But baring a recast or Principal changing her mind and wanting to come back, the show will probably consider her dead.
*** To paraphrase a quote from executive producer Cynthia Cidre in one interview: "It sort of seemed like she maybe died, so we're just going to say she died." It's worth noting that onscreen there's been no explicit mention of Pam being dead, just that she's "gone."
*** And now [[spoiler:in "J.R.'s Masterpiece" (the funeral episode) it's revealed that J.R. had been to Abu Dhabi pursuing a lead on Pam's current whereabouts, for reasons yet to be revealed]].
*** And as of "Legacies" [[spoiler:Pamela died of cancer in Abu Dhabi shortly she left the show and Cliff paid the plastic surgeon and a nurse to make it appear that she was still alive so he could control Pam's shares in Barnes Global.]]

!!Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray)

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of Pam; when last seen on the show, Pam (played by a different actress than Principal) revealed that she was dying and that only her brother Cliff was made aware of her still being alive (though she purposely did not tell him that she had only a year left to live). This was never followed up on in the original series and since Principal will not return to the new series, her fate remains unknown.
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unknown. Patrick Duffy considers Pam dead, which apparently led to an awkward moment when the writers of the new series pointed out that TECHNICALLY "technically" she was still alive since we never saw her death on camera and that we only had her doctor's word that she was dying. But baring a recast or Principal changing her mind and wanting to come back, the show will probably consider her dead. \n*** To paraphrase a quote from executive producer Cynthia Cidre in one interview: "It sort of seemed like she maybe died, so we're just going to say she died." It's worth noting that onscreen there's been no explicit mention of Pam being dead, just that she's "gone."
*** And now [[spoiler:in
" [[spoiler:In "J.R.'s Masterpiece" (the funeral episode) it's revealed that J.R. funeral episode) it's revealed that J.R. had been to Abu Dhabi pursuing a lead on Pam's current whereabouts, for reasons yet to be revealed]].
*** And
revealed, and as of "Legacies" [[spoiler:Pamela "Legacies", Pamela died of cancer in Abu Dhabi shortly she left the show and Cliff paid the plastic surgeon and a nurse to make it appear that she was still alive so he could control Pam's shares in Barnes Global.]]

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[[folder: Sue Ellen Ewing]]
!!Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray)Ewing



->''"Ah, love. That wonderful word. Of all the dumb things we do in its name."''

Originally something of an afterthought for the JR character, Sue Ellen had little to do in the early episodes, though it wasn't long before their [[MasochismTango madly dysfunctional]] relationship became a focus of the series. She spent a lot of screen time agonizing over JR's affairs, vindictively having her own, plotting with or against JR, divorcing or remarrying JR, and generally feeling miserable enough to drink herself into oblivion. After a decade or so of this cycle, she got sober and left JR (and the show) for good, though she did return for the reunion movies and the currently airing revival series. So to this day, Sue Ellen continues her legacy as one of the more interesting and impactful female characters on early American television.

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->''"Ah, ->'''Played By:''' Linda Gray

-->''"Ah,
love. That wonderful word. Of all the dumb things we do in its name."''

Originally something of an afterthought for the JR character, Sue Ellen had little to do in the early episodes, though it wasn't long before their [[MasochismTango madly dysfunctional]] relationship became a focus of the series. She spent a lot of screen time agonizing over JR's affairs, vindictively having her own, plotting with or against JR, divorcing or remarrying JR, and generally feeling miserable enough to drink herself into oblivion. After a decade or so of this cycle, she got sober and left JR (and the show) for good, though she did return for the reunion movies and the currently airing revival series. So to this day, Sue Ellen continues her legacy as one of the more interesting and impactful female characters on early American television.



* ChristmasCake: Like many of the Dallas ladies, though she doesn't handle it as well as they do.

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* ChristmasCake: Like many of the Dallas ''Dallas'' ladies, though she doesn't handle it as well as they do.



* MamaBear: Averted for the first few months of John Ross's life when Sue Ellen was so withdrawn she refused to even hold her baby. Played straight later when fighting with JR for custody.
** And she still is in the revival, to the point of bribery. [[spoiler: It eventually costs her the govemorship.]] She can be a successful Mama Bear, though, as she's willing to fight Elena for her stake of Ewing Energies because Elena broke up with John Ross, and Sue Ellen succeeds.

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* MamaBear: Averted for the first few months of John Ross's life when Sue Ellen was so withdrawn she refused to even hold her baby. Played straight later when fighting with JR for custody.
** And she
custody. She still is in the revival, to the point of bribery. [[spoiler: It eventually costs her the govemorship.]] She can be a successful Mama Bear, though, as she's willing to fight Elena for her stake of Ewing Energies because Elena broke up with John Ross, and Sue Ellen succeeds.




!!John Ross "Jock" Ewing (Jim Davis)

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jock Ewing]]
!!John Ross "Jock" Ewing (Jim Davis)Ewing



->''"Let me tell you something, boy. If I did give you power then you've got nothin'. Real power is something you TAKE."''

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->''"Let ->'''Played By:''' Jim Davis

-->''"Let
me tell you something, boy. If I did give you power then you've got nothin'. Real power is something you TAKE."''"''

The patriarch of the Ewing family, father of J.R., Gary, and Bobby Ewing.







!!Eleanor Southworth "Miss Ellie" Ewing (Barbara Bel Geddes)

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Miss Ellie]]
!!Eleanor Southworth "Miss Ellie" Ewing (Barbara Bel Geddes)Southworth Ewing




->''"We may be right and we may be wrong, but we're Ewings. We stick together, and that's what makes us UNBEATABLE!"''

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\n->''"We ->'''Played By:''' Barbara Bel Geddes

-->''"We
may be right and we may be wrong, but we're Ewings. We stick together, and that's what makes us UNBEATABLE!"''
UNBEATABLE!"''

The matriarch of the Ewing family, mother of J.R., Gary, and Bobby Ewing.






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!!Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton)

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[[folder: Lucy Ewing]]
!!Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton)Ewing



->''"I HATE THIS FAMILY!!!"''

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->''"I ->'''Played By:''' Charlene Tilton

-->''"I
HATE THIS FAMILY!!!"''FAMILY!!!"''

The daughter of Gary and Valene Ewing, she was mostly RaisedByGrandparents.



* RaisedByGrandparents: Her father, Gary, was the protagonist of ''KnotsLanding''. She never followed him to California, and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappeared from that show altogether]]. After Dallas' "[[AllJustADream Dream]] [[{{retcon}} Season]]" resulted in the two storylines splitting, she was never mentioned there.

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* RaisedByGrandparents: Her father, Gary, was the protagonist of ''KnotsLanding''.''Series/KnotsLanding''. She never followed him to California, and [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappeared from that show altogether]]. After Dallas' ''Dallas''' "[[AllJustADream Dream]] [[{{retcon}} Season]]" resulted in the two storylines splitting, she was never mentioned there.



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!!Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly)
%%* {{Cowboy}}
%%* LukeIAmYourFather



[[folder:Later Additions]]

!!Clayton Farlow (Howard Keel)

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[[folder:Later Additions]]

%%[[folder: Ray Krebbs]]
%%!!Ray Krebbs
%%->'''Played By:''' Steve Kanaly
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%%* {{Cowboy}}
%%* LukeIAmYourFather
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!Later Additions
[[folder: Clayton Farlow]]
!!Clayton Farlow (Howard Keel)Farlow
->'''Played By:''' Howard Keel

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!!Jenna Wade (Priscilla Presley)

!!Donna Culver Krebbs (Susan Howard)

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\n!!Jenna Wade (Priscilla Presley)\n\n!!Donna [[/folder]]

%%[[folder: Jenna Wade]]
%%!!Jenna Wade
%%->'''Played By:''' Priscilla Presley
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%%[[folder: Donna
Culver Krebbs (Susan Howard)Krebbs]]
%%!!Donna Culver Krebbs
%%->'''Played By:''' Susan Howard
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!!Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers)
* DumbBlonde: Subverted; at first she comes across as pretty ditzy, partly because she's BookDumb compared to her doctor brother. She's actually pretty savvy and tries to act as voice of reason in Cliff's feud with the Ewings.
** She also figured out what kind of person Katherine was a good year before everyone else did.

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[[folder: Afton Cooper]]
!!Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers)
Cooper
->'''Played By:''' Audrey Landers

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* DumbBlonde: Subverted; at first she comes across as pretty ditzy, partly because she's BookDumb compared to her doctor brother. She's actually pretty savvy and tries to act as voice of reason in Cliff's feud with the Ewings.
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Ewings. She also figured out what kind of person Katherine was a good year before everyone else did.




!!Mitch Cooper (Leigh [=McCloskey=])

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\n!!Mitch Cooper (Leigh [=McCloskey=]) [[/folder]]

%%[[folder: Mitch Cooper]]
%%!!Mitch Cooper
%%->'''Played By:''' Leigh [=McCloskey=]
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!!Calpurnia "Cally" Harper Ewing (Cathy Podewell)
JR's second wife.

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[[folder: Cally Harper Ewing]]
!!Calpurnia "Cally" Harper Ewing (Cathy Podewell)
JR's
Ewing
->'''Played By:''' Cathy Podewell

J.R.'s
second wife.
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* TheBusCameBack: Returned for JR's funeral in 2013.

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* TheBusCameBack: Returned for JR's J.R.'s funeral in 2013.



* May-December Romance: Nearly twenty years younger than JR and the gap seemed even wider because she was a small town girl with no life experience.

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* May-December Romance: MayDecemberRomance: Nearly twenty years younger than JR and the gap seemed even wider because she was a small town girl with no life experience.




!!Mandy Winger (Deborah Shelton)
JR's mistress.

* BrainlessBeauty: Unlike Cally more of a straightforward airhead.
* TheBusCameBack: Returned for JR's funeral in 2013.
%%* TheMistress



[[folder:Important Recurring Characters]]

!!Garrison Arthur "Gary" Ewing (Ted Shackleford)

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[[folder:Important [[folder: Mandy Winger]]
!!Mandy Winger
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Shelton

One of J.R.'s mistresses.
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* BrainlessBeauty: Unlike Cally more of a straightforward airhead.
* TheBusCameBack: Returned for J.R.'s funeral in 2013.
* TheMistress: She was J.R.'s mistress.
[[/folder]]

!Important
Recurring Characters]]

Characters
[[folder:Gary Ewing]]
!!Garrison Arthur "Gary" Ewing (Ted Shackleford) Ewing




Gary was the second son of oil baron Jock Ewing and his wife Miss Ellie Ewing. He was often considered the black sheep of the family, as he would become an alcoholic, and was never treated as an equal by his father and elder brother J.R. However, Gary was loved by his mother and younger brother Bobby. As Jock was not with Miss Ellie during her pregnancy with Gary, she tended to view him as more hers than Jock's and he became her favorite son, while the relationship between Jock and Gary was always distant. Gary was married (three times) to Valene Ewing, and the couple's on-off relationship lead much of his story arc in the Dallas spin-off series, KnotsLanding.

* TheAlcoholic (usually recovering)

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\n->'''Played By:''' Ted Shackleford

Gary was the second son of oil baron Jock Ewing and his wife Miss Ellie Ewing. He was often considered the black sheep of the family, as he would become an alcoholic, and was never treated as an equal by his father and elder brother J.R. However, Gary was loved by his mother and younger brother Bobby. As Jock was not with Miss Ellie during her pregnancy with Gary, she tended to view him as more hers than Jock's and he became her favorite son, while the relationship between Jock and Gary was always distant. Gary was married (three times) to Valene Ewing, and the couple's on-off relationship lead much of his story arc in the Dallas spin-off series, KnotsLanding.

''Series/KnotsLanding''.
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* TheAlcoholic (usually recovering)TheAlcoholic: Usually recovering.



* TheBusCameBack: Returned to Dallas in 2013 for JR's funeral.
%%* {{Jerkass}}: When drunk.

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* TheBusCameBack: Returned to Dallas ''Dallas'' in 2013 for JR's J.R.'s funeral.
%%* * {{Jerkass}}: When He could be a real asshole when drunk.



* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: He became far more famous for KnotsLanding.
* TheUnfavorite (of Jock, he's actually Miss Ellie's favorite)

!!Valene Ewing (Joan Van Ark)

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: He became far more famous for KnotsLanding.being the lead of ''Series/KnotsLanding''.
* TheUnfavorite (of TheUnfavorite: Of Jock, he's actually Miss Ellie's favorite)

favorite.
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[[folder: Valene Ewing]]
!!Valene Ewing (Joan Van Ark)Ewing




Valene is a sweet, naive woman, originally from a poor Tennessee family. Her storyline in the first season of Dallas focuses on the rebuilding of her former marriage to estranged ex-husband Gary. When Valene arrives in Texas to find her daughter, Lucy Ewing, she is brought back into the drama of the Ewing family. Upon arrival, she is reunited with Gary with whom she slowly falls back in love. Once Dallas became a hit, series creator David Jacobs proceeded to launch the spin-off series KnotsLanding, which would feature Valene and Gary prominently.

* TheBusCameBack: Returned to Dallas in 2013, around the time of JR'S funeral.

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\n->'''Played By:''' Joan Van Ark

Valene is a sweet, naive woman, originally from a poor Tennessee family. Her storyline in the first season of Dallas focuses on the rebuilding of her former marriage to estranged ex-husband Gary. When Valene arrives in Texas to find her daughter, Lucy Ewing, she is brought back into the drama of the Ewing family. Upon arrival, she is reunited with Gary with whom she slowly falls back in love. Once Dallas became a hit, series creator David Jacobs proceeded to launch the spin-off series KnotsLanding, ''Series/KnotsLanding'', which would feature Valene and Gary prominently.

prominently.
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* TheBusCameBack: Returned to Dallas ''Dallas'' in 2013, around the time of JR'S funeral.



* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: She became far more famous for KnotsLanding.

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: She became far more famous for KnotsLanding.''Series/KnotsLanding''.




!!Kristin Sheppard (Mary Crosby)

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[[folder: Kristin Sheppard]]
!!Kristin Sheppard (Mary Crosby)Sheppard
->'''Played By:''' Mary Crosby

Sue Ellen Ewing's scheming sister, who later has an affair with Sue Ellen's husband, J.R.
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!!Katherine Wentworth (Morgan Brittany)

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[[folder: Katherine Wentworth]]
!!Katherine Wentworth (Morgan Brittany)Wentworth
->'''Played By:''' Morgan Brittany

The half-sister of Cliff and Pamela Barnes.
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!!Sylvia "Sly" Lovegren (Deborah Rennard)

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sly Lovegren]]
!!Sylvia "Sly" Lovegren (Deborah Rennard)Lovegren
->'''Played By:''' Deborah Rennard

J.R.'s secretary.
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[[folder:2012 Revival New Characters]]

!!John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson)

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[[folder:2012 !2012 Revival New Characters]]

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[[folder:John Ross Ewing III]]
!!John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson)III
->'''Played By:''' Josh Henderson




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---> '''Sue Ellen''': Once a cheater, always a cheater. I should have learned that lesson the first time around.
---> '''John Ross''': You donít know what youíre talking about, Mama. Yeah, yeah, Candace was in my office and the crazy bitch was all over me. And I turned her down!
---> '''Sue Ellen''': BULLSHIT! I know what I saw!
---> '''John Ross''': You donít know, because youíre drunk! I am telling you the truth!
---> '''Sue Ellen''': Even drunk, I know the sound of a lie, and you are an expert at it, just like your father.
---> '''John Ross''': I AM NOT MY FATHER!!! Are you so hell-bent on punishing J.R. for his sins that youíre willing to destroy the relationship with your only son? Damn it, I need you Mom, and you sided with them. Iím your son. You remember that? Or are you too damn addled to remember who I am? [Reaches for the bottle, holds it up] Why are you doing this to yourself again, huh?
---> '''Sue Ellen''': [Sobbing] Donít you get it? You did this to me. You and your father.
---> '''John Ross''': No, Mama. You did this to yourself. Youíre so busy seeing the ghost of J.R. in me that you cannot stop to take a hard look in the damn mirror. You want me to take responsibility for my actions? Then you take responsibility for yours. [Walks away, leaves the house, slams the door behind him]

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---> --> '''Sue Ellen''': Ellen:''' Once a cheater, always a cheater. I should have learned that lesson the first time around. \n---> \\
'''John Ross''': Ross:''' You donít know what youíre talking about, Mama. Yeah, yeah, Candace was in my office and the crazy bitch was all over me. And I turned her down!
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'''Sue Ellen''': Ellen:''' BULLSHIT! I know what I saw!
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saw!\\
'''John Ross''': Ross:''' You donít know, because youíre drunk! I am telling you the truth!
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truth!\\
'''Sue Ellen''': Ellen:''' Even drunk, I know the sound of a lie, and you are an expert at it, just like your father.
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'''John Ross''': Ross:''' I AM NOT MY FATHER!!! Are you so hell-bent on punishing J.R. for his sins that youíre willing to destroy the relationship with your only son? Damn it, I need you Mom, and you sided with them. Iím your son. You remember that? Or are you too damn addled to remember who I am? [Reaches ''[reaches for the bottle, holds it up] up]'' Why are you doing this to yourself again, huh?
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'''Sue Ellen''': [Sobbing] Ellen:''' ''[sobbing]'' Donít you get it? You did this to me. You and your father.
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'''John Ross''': Ross:''' No, Mama. You did this to yourself. Youíre so busy seeing the ghost of J.R. in me that you cannot stop to take a hard look in the damn mirror. You want me to take responsibility for my actions? Then you take responsibility for yours. [Walks ''[walks away, leaves the house, slams the door behind him]him]''




!!Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe)

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[[folder: Christopher Ewing]]
!!Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe)Ewing
->'''Played By:''' Jesse Metcalfe



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!!Elena Ramos (Creator/JordanaBrewster)

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Elena Ramos]]
!!Elena Ramos (Creator/JordanaBrewster)Ramos
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JordanaBrewster



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!!Ann Ryland Ewing (Brenda Strong)
Bobby's third wife and current matriarch of Southfork.
* [[ActionMom Action Stepmom]]: More than once, her first reaction to a disturbance on the ranch has been to grab a gun and investigate. A conversation with a ranch security guard makes it clear she isn't afraid to shoot.
* DomesticAbuse: her marriage to Harris Ryland turned into a nightmare. It's mentioned that she works with abused women nowadays.

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ann Ewing]]
!!Ann Ryland Ewing (Brenda Strong)
Ewing
->'''Played By:''' Brenda Strong

Bobby's third wife and current matriarch of Southfork.
Southfork by the time of the revival series.
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* [[ActionMom Action Stepmom]]: ActionMom: More than once, her first reaction to a disturbance on the ranch has been to grab a gun and investigate. A conversation with a ranch security guard makes it clear she isn't afraid to shoot.
* DomesticAbuse: her Her marriage to Harris Ryland turned into a nightmare. It's mentioned that she works with abused women nowadays.




!! [[spoiler: Pamela]] Rebecca Barnes Sutter Ewing (Julie Gonzalo)
Christopher's [[spoiler: and later John Ross']] wife.
* BecomingTheMask: She was originally just in the relationship with Christopher to help Tommy steal from him but has actually grown to love him, especially now that she's pregnant.

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\n!! [[spoiler: Pamela]] [[/folder]]

[[folder: Rebecca Sutter ('''Spoilers''')]]
!!Pamela
Rebecca Barnes Sutter Ewing (Julie Gonzalo)
Ewing
->'''Played By:''' Julie Gonzalo

Christopher's [[spoiler: and later John Ross']] wife.
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* BecomingTheMask: She was originally just in the relationship with Christopher to help Tommy steal from him but has actually grown to love him, especially now that after she's pregnant.




!!Marta Del Sol/Veronica Martinez (Leonor Varela)

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[[folder: Marta Del Sol]]
!!Marta Del Sol/Veronica Martinez (Leonor Varela)Martinez
->'''Played By:''' Leonor Varela



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!!Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi)

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[[folder: Harris Ryland]]
!!Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi)Ryland
->'''Played By:''' Mitch Pileggi



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!!Judith Ryland (Judith Light)

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!!Emma Judith Ryland (Emma Bell)
Ann and Harris's daughter.

!!Drew Ramos (Kuno Becker)
Elena's brother.

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!!Bum (Kevin Page)
A private detective in long time service to JR.

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!!Bum
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%%* CainAndAbel: With Bobby.

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%%* * CainAndAbel: With Bobby.J.R.'s near-antagonistic relationship with his brother defines many of the seasons, and has them repeatedly butting heads as they vie for control of Ewing Oil after Jock's death, and Southfork after Miss Ellie decides to give up the ownership rights.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be an amoral businessman, a cheat and a loathsome cad, but J.R. will stop at nothing to protect his family, and he has plenty of humanizing moments throughout the series that show him sympathizing with or forgiving people that work for him.



* PetTheDog: Every once in a blue moon, especially if his son is involved.

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Happens in "The Furious and Fast", in the middle of calling John Ross and telling him that [[SoProudOfYou he's proud of him]].

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* ReallyGetsAround: J.R.'s infidelity is a major part of his character and the [[TheMasochismTango hot-cold relationship with Sue Ellen]]. Among the affairs that are known, he's slept with most (if not all) of the secretaries who've worked for him, multiple businesswomen, a singer, his lawyer's daughter and more.
* SoundOnlyDeath: Happens [[spoiler:Happens in "The Furious and Fast", in the middle of calling John Ross and telling him that [[SoProudOfYou he's proud of him]].him]]]].



* ThanatosGambit: The finale of the 2nd season of the 2012 series reveals that JR knew he was [[spoiler: SecretlyDying of cancer]] so set up one of these to [[spoiler: frame Cliff Barnes for murder.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: The finale of the 2nd season of the 2012 series reveals that JR knew [[spoiler:knew he was [[spoiler: SecretlyDying of cancer]] cancer]], so he set up one of these to [[spoiler: frame [[spoiler:frame Cliff Barnes for murder.]]



%%* BadassGrandpa

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%%* BadassGrandpa* BadassGrandpa: Despite being a senior citizen at the time the original series starts, he can more than hold his own in a bar fight, and rarely (if ever) backs down from a threat.



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* EasilyForgiven:
** When Sly is coerced by Cliff into giving up information, on threat of letting her brother rot in prison, J.R. instantly forgives her, says she should have come to him first, and enlists her help to get back at Barnes.
** Occurs again in the original series finale, "Conundrum", when he briefly fires her after she was coerced by James to send J.R. to a sanitarium. Once he finds out what James did, he hires her back immediately.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In ''J.R. Returns'', once she discovers that J.R. [[FakingTheDead faked his own death]] to get control of [=WestStar=]. Though J.R. [[UnreliableNarrator claims that he fired her]], it's likely that she quit due to frustration at his antics.



* UndyingLoyalty: Despite not having worked for J.R. for five years at the time the ''J.R. Returns'' reunion movie begins, she immediately kicks back into gear (this despite working for Cliff) and immediately enlists help so J.R. can get Ewing Oil back. [[TemptingFate It doesn't last long, though.]]



!! [[spoiler: Pamela]] Rebecca [[spoiler: Barnes]] Sutter Ewing (Julie Gonzalo)

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!! [[spoiler: Pamela]] Rebecca [[spoiler: Barnes]] Barnes Sutter Ewing (Julie Gonzalo)



%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor

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%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor* DespairEventHorizon: She spends close to a month being despondent and depressed after [[spoiler:the oil rig explosion that results in the death of her unborn children]]. It takes a lot of help from John Ross to get her back to normal.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Her loyalties repeatedly shift between several parties, including Christopher/Tommy/Cliff in the first season, then transitioning to a fully-fledged good character after [[spoiler:her father's actions result in her unborn twins dying during the explosion on the oil rig]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She's Cliff Barnes's daughter.]]
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She's Cliff Barnes's daughter.]]
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daughter, which is heavily hinted throughout the first-season and revealed in the first-season finale. This may also be a case of TheUnreveal, as Pamela's true parentage was a large part of the CanonDiscontinuity film ''J.R. Returns'', which was produced and aired more than 15 years prior.
* WalkingSpoiler: TheReveal at the end of the first season has her being named as Cliff Barnes' daughter. From the second season onward, the plot makes no attempt to hide that she's his daughter, relegating this to LateArrivalSpoiler territory.



%%* OldRetainer

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%%* OldRetainer* MercyKill: At the end of the second season, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he shot and killed J.R. on the latter's orders, due to J.R. having inoperable cancer and only having weeks to live]].
* OldRetainer: Bum used to work for J.R. doing private work, and gets back into action due to the latter's machinations while trying to seize Southfork from Bobby.
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* {{Badass}}: Bobby is ''never'' defeated in any remotely fair fight.
** Now in his 60's, he could be considered Badass Grandpa, because he's still very capable in a fight.

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* TookALevelInKindness: Arguably did this during the "dream season" but as it was a dream it didn't last.
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* MeaningfulName: Named after the wife of GaiusJuliusCaesar.

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* MeaningfulName: Named after the wife of GaiusJuliusCaesar.Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.
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%%* LadyDrunk: Notoriously so.

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%%* * LadyDrunk: Notoriously so.so -- her alcoholism was a big part of her character.




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* SoundOnlyDeath: Happaens in "The Furious and Fast", in the middle of calling John Ross and telling him that [[SoProudOfYou he's proud of him]].

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Happaens Happens in "The Furious and Fast", in the middle of calling John Ross and telling him that [[SoProudOfYou he's proud of him]].
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