History Characters / ER

20th Apr '17 8:23:00 PM DrOO7
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* BrokenPedestal: Becomes this to the son of a woman he dates in Season 1 after he inevitably cheats on her and ruins the relationship.
11th Mar '17 8:09:55 PM DrOO7
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* FreudianExcuse: His experiences with an abusive father explains much of his behavior, bad ''and'' good.
* FriendToAllChildren: Consistently.
6th Mar '17 9:49:33 PM DrOO7
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* HiddenDepths: Was later revealed that he had a wife and a daughter with what looked like Downs Syndrome and was also a war veteran. As well, his reaction to the deaths or injuries of various staff members (Mark, Gallant, Jerry, Pratt) reveals that he genuinely likes and respects them despite his gruff demeanor. He's also a very good cook, as indicated when he gives Dr. Banfield a recipe when she's debating what to prepare for her visiting in-laws.

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* HiddenDepths: Was later revealed that he had a wife and a daughter with what looked like Downs Syndrome and was also a war veteran. As well, his veteran.
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reaction to the deaths or injuries of various staff members (Mark, Gallant, Jerry, Pratt) reveals that he genuinely likes and respects them despite his gruff demeanor. demeanor.
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He's also a very good cook, as indicated when he gives Dr. Banfield a recipe when she's debating what to prepare for her visiting in-laws.in-laws.
** As she prepares to leave County, sincerely apologizes to Neela for his bigoted comments about her ethnicity and nationality.
21st Jan '17 1:57:34 PM Owlorange1995
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* HypocriteHasAPoint: After a patient dies because he slept with a paramedic on duty, Dave is fired by Kerry for irresponsibility. Although Kate, as Dave's supervisor, should have kept a closer eye on him, Dave's behavior is indeed completely unbefitting of that of a doctor.
16th Dec '16 6:17:12 AM DrOO7
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* CunningLinguist: Knows Spanish, Swahili, and ASL.
31st Oct '16 8:24:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Despite his personality flaws, Benton is generally a cool guy.
29th Oct '16 5:23:30 AM Pysiewicz
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->'''Played By''': Paul McCrane

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->'''Played By''': Paul McCrane
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* AscendedToOpeningCredits: He debuted as a paramedic prior to joining the actual cast.

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* AscendedToOpeningCredits: PromotionToOpeningTitles: He debuted as a paramedic prior to joining the actual cast.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSpiders?: Had a fear of dead people early on in the series. Also afraid of thunderstorms, although the latter seems to be justified.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSpiders?: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes?: Had a fear of dead people early on in the series. Also afraid of thunderstorms, although the latter seems to be justified.



* TheGenerationalGap: Was implied to be the reason behind his jerkass behaviour. The further along the series went, he became less of a Jerkass.

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* TheGenerationalGap: TheGenerationGap: Was implied to be the reason behind his jerkass behaviour. The further along the series went, he became less of a Jerkass.
19th Oct '16 8:44:01 PM DrOO7
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* TheUnfavorite: Was also inexplicably this to her drug-addicted older sister, despite being a doctor. To their credit, as cited above, after her sister abandons the baby, their parents realize their mistake and pitch in to help.



* AudienceSurrogate: Started out as this, being the only rookie among the more experienced staff.



** The murder of Lucy Knight. The ER had admitted a schizophrenic patient that Lucy had expressed concern over, only for Carter to brush off. The patient then ended up stabbing them both, with Carter eventually surviving while Lucy succumbed to complications in surgery. The aftermath provides enough trauma to send Carter over the edge and into drug addiction.

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** The murder of Lucy Knight. The ER had admitted a schizophrenic patient that Lucy had expressed concern over, only for Carter to brush her off. The patient then ended up stabbing them both, with Carter eventually surviving while Lucy succumbed to complications in surgery. The aftermath provides enough trauma to send Carter over the edge and into drug addiction.


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* {{Gayngst}}: During her relationship with Kim, where she was so terrified of anyone finding out that she would barely even speak to her while at work, and at the beginning of her relationship with Sandy, where she ran and hid to avoid being seen while out on a date.


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** She's also rightfully pissed off at her girlfriend Sandy when the woman outs her in front of ER staff by planting a ForcefulKiss on her. It's not Sandy's place to decide that Kerry should be out of the closet.
6th Oct '16 1:09:24 PM DrOO7
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** She also pleads with her ex-lover Kim to fight Romano's efforts at firing her (because she's a lesbian)--while she herself continues to keep her mouth shut.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Had a bad habit of this whenever things got tough. When her girlfriend is investigated for sexually harassing/assaulting a patient, the woman comes to her, clearly looking for some compassion and support. Kerry's only reaction is to ask if she's told anyone about their relationship, which she wants to keep secret, fearing that their homophobic supervisor will find some contrived reason to fire her. Kerry promptly spends the rest of the episode doing everything she can think of to make sure that the relationship remains a secret, to the point where she refuses to even ''look'' at the woman, much less say a single word in her defense, lest it make anyone suspect that they're involved. When the hurt, angry, and fed-up woman dumps her, Kerry ''still'' doesn't get it, accusing her of not considering Kerry's feelings in the whole mess.



* CasanovaWannabe: Hits on practically every woman in sight, all of whom reject him. Even the woman he's caught having sex in an ambulance with blew him off initially

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* CasanovaWannabe: Hits on practically every woman in sight, all of whom reject him. Even the woman he's caught having sex in an ambulance with blew him off initiallyinitially.


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* AsianAndNerdy: Is Indian and a medical student/doctor/surgeon.
31st Aug '16 11:27:17 AM DrOO7
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Frequently chastised Doug for getting too personally involved with cases and bending/breaking the rules to help his patients when he himself often did the same thing.



* OneTrueLove: Carol. Doug mentions to Mark when they got back together that his relationship with Carol was the only one that felt 'right'.

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* OneTrueLove: Carol. Doug mentions to Mark when they got back together that his relationship with Carol was the only one that felt 'right'. "right". In a Season 1 episode, even his current girlfriend notes this.



* NonIdleRich: Carter transfers to Emergency Medicine just to spend more time getting to know his patients. When Kerry says they might not have space in the budget for him, he nonchalantly says he doesn't need a salary, which surprises her.

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* NonIdleRich: Aside from going to medical school rather than joining the family business and living off their fortune, Carter transfers to Emergency Medicine just to spend more time getting to know his patients. When Kerry says they might not have space in the budget for him, he nonchalantly says he doesn't need a salary, which surprises her. Throughout the entire series, particularly in the finale, he is repeatedly shown to use the family money for charitable interests.



* CasanovaWannabe: Hits on practically every woman in sight, all of whom reject him. Even the woman he's caught having sex in an ambulance with blew him off initially



--> '''Maggie''': I never asked to be sick!
--> '''Abby''': You never tried to get better!



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: following the accident that results in the amputation of both of his legs. When he returns to Chicago for a visit, he's been fitted with prosthetics and is living as normal a life as possible and has used his injuries to focus his medical practice on those in similar situations.

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: following Following the accident that results in the amputation of both of his legs. When he returns to Chicago for a visit, he's been fitted with prosthetics and is living as normal a life as possible and has used his injuries to focus his medical practice on those in similar situations.
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