History Characters / LawAndOrder

11th May '17 8:15:05 PM Cyclone49
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* BlatantLies: Whenever he says he's "authorized", he almost certainly is not. He also loves weaving completely fabricated stories about his life and (non-existent) wife and kids in order to get closer to witnesses and suspects.



* TemporarySubstitute (he replaced Ed Green for four episodes when Jesse L. Martin was filming ''Film/{{Rent}}''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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* TemporarySubstitute (he ByTheBookCop: A pragmatic example: Falco is studying law, and as such is very concious about making sure he and Fontano don't do anything that could get their evidence suppressed by a judge.
* GenreSavvy: While most detectives on Law & Order seem to make the same illegal search cock-ups again and again, resulting in a judge throwing the evidence out during trial, Falco makes sure his searches are completely legitimate from the outset.
* TemporarySubstitute: He
replaced Ed Green for four episodes when Jesse L. Martin was filming ''Film/{{Rent}}''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe
WeHardlyKnewYe: Only appeared in four episodes as a regular, along with a guest appearance one season later.
14th Apr '17 6:10:46 PM somestrangecircus
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** Generally, if a defense attorney wants to make Briscoe look bad on the stand, they'll imply he's this, to varying degrees of success.



-> '''Defense Attorney''': Why whack the defense attorney, why not the DA?
-> '''Briscoe''': You kill the DA, somebody might actually care.

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-> --> '''Defense Attorney''': Why whack the defense attorney, why not the DA?
-> --> '''Briscoe''': You kill the DA, somebody might actually care.



* PapaWolf: He's offered a chance to put a hit on his daughter's killer. [[spoiler: His daughter's killer later turns up dead, allegedly from a heroin overdose; whether or not Lennie was involved is left ambiguous.]]

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* PapaWolf: He's Although he doesn't get along well with his daughters, he loves them both dearly and is devastated when one of his daughters is murdered near the end of the eighth season. Then, he's offered a chance to put a hit on his daughter's killer. [[spoiler: His daughter's killer later turns up dead, allegedly from a heroin overdose; whether or not Lennie was involved is left ambiguous.]]]]
* ParentalNeglect: Unfortunately, he was this to his daughters; his present-day relationships with them are strained as a result, and he deeply regrets it.
27th Jan '17 7:24:08 PM somestrangecircus
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* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes less reckless and ruthless as he got older, ''especially'' when he becomes the District Attorney, and reprimands Cutter's actions, just as other DA's did with him. To wit, in person he actually withdrew a plea deal at a hearing revolving the surgery of young girl, much to Cutter's chagrin.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes less reckless and ruthless as he got older, ''especially'' when he becomes the District Attorney, and reprimands Cutter's actions, just as other DA's did with him. To wit, in person he actually withdrew a plea deal at a hearing revolving around the surgery of young girl, much to Cutter's chagrin.



* SleepingWithTheBoss: Is notorious for having had this kind of relationship with his assistants, all female. When he first came into the District Attorney's office, Claire Kincaid pointed out that he'd slept with all three of his previous assistants (and married one of them), to which Jack replied that all the relationships were mutually consensual. Then Claire declared that nothing of the sort would happen between herself and Jack, to which he agreed...only for them to get intimate later on down the line.

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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Is notorious for having had this kind of relationship with his assistants, all female. When he first came into the District Attorney's office, Claire Kincaid pointed out that he'd slept with all three of his previous assistants (and married one of them), to which Jack replied that all the relationships were mutually consensual. Then Claire declared that nothing of the sort would happen between herself and Jack, to which he agreed...only for them to get intimate later on down the line. [[spoiler: After Claire's death, he doesn't get involved with any of his assistants again.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: his actions have been called out by Schiff, his colleagues, the judges, the Bar Association disciplinary committee, and eventually himself.

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* WhatTheHellHero: his His actions have been called out by Schiff, his colleagues, the judges, the Bar Association disciplinary committee, and eventually himself.



* ReTool: The character was originally a morally ambiguous ex-defense attorney who became a prosecutor after a client she got acquitted, went on to kill again. As such, she was originally a lot more underhanded and devious when it came to court room trickery. Sadly this was quickly dropped and the character was turned into a single mother SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of Claire Kincaid.)
* {{Transplant}} (from the original to ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'', although she was only a recurring guest character in the latter)

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* ReTool: The character was originally a morally ambiguous ex-defense attorney who became a prosecutor after a client she got acquitted, acquitted went on to kill again. As such, she was originally a lot more underhanded and devious when it came to court room trickery. Sadly this was quickly dropped and the character was turned into a single mother SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of Claire Kincaid.)
Kincaid.
* {{Transplant}} (from {{Transplant}}: From the original to ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'', although she was only a recurring guest character in the latter)latter.



** When she's at Arraingment hearing, there's a venom in her voice as she makes the people's case why the defendants should not be given bail as opposed to the other ADA's who did this part of their job with a strict professionalism.

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** When she's at Arraingment an arraignment hearing, there's a venom in her voice as she makes the people's case why the defendants should not be given bail as opposed to the other ADA's who did this part of their job with a strict professionalism.
9th Jan '17 4:01:32 PM Titus88
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-> '''Defense Attorney''': Why wack the defense attorney, why not the DA?

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-> '''Defense Attorney''': Why wack whack the defense attorney, why not the DA?
9th Jan '17 3:59:29 PM Titus88
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* EvilLawyerJoke: Briscoe was an absolute master of these.
-> '''Defense Attorney''': Why wack the defense attorney, why not the DA?
-> '''Briscoe''': You kill the DA, somebody might actually care.
5th Jan '17 8:36:58 PM somestrangecircus
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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: With Logan; she treated him after Greevey's death and they later became friends, but the exact nature of their relationship isn't clarified until Season 18, when Cutter gets the information from [=McCoy=] and uses it to discredit her during a trial. Olivet admits to the relationship but adds that she stopped treating him once the relationship started.




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* RapeAsDrama: One episode focuses on her being molested and later raped by a gynecologist.



* AutopsySnackTime: Has a habit of eating lunch in the morgue.



* ShipTease: With Lennie Briscoe. They've gone out at least one, but whether it was as friends or something more is never explained. Ultimately nothing came of it and Briscoe dies before anything is confirmed.

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* ShipTease: With Lennie Briscoe. They've gone out to the opera at least one, once, but whether it was as friends whatever relationship they may or something more may not have had is never explained. Ultimately nothing came of it and Briscoe dies before anything is confirmed.
28th Dec '16 2:26:48 PM nightkiller
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* MultiEthnicName: Her first name is American and her last name is Hispanic.

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* MultiEthnicName: Her first name is American either or German or Irish origin and her last name is Hispanic.
13th Nov '16 7:29:44 PM somestrangecircus
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After the end of season 12. It's never explained in the show, but a companion book by Dick Wolf called ''Law & Order: Crime Scenes'' clarifies that she found herself disenchanted with the position of district attorney and chose not to run for election when her interim term was up.


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11th Sep '16 11:19:24 AM ProfessorGrimm
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--> ''Stick with your law books, detective. On the page, the law is a much purer thing.''

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--> ''Stick Stick with your law books, detective. On the page, the law is a much purer thing.''


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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: With the police, since he went out of his way to needlessly antagonize them.


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* SmugSnake: His earlier episodes usually had him disobey Jack's order to prove he knew better than the old man... and it always blew up in face. He got better.
2nd Sep '16 7:03:22 PM creader
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* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes less reckless and ruthless as he got older, ''especially'' when he becomes the District Attonery, and reprimands Cutter's actions, just as other DA's did with him. To wit, in person he actually withdrew a plea deal at a hearing revolving the surgery of young girl, much to Cutter's chagrin.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes less reckless and ruthless as he got older, ''especially'' when he becomes the District Attonery, Attorney, and reprimands Cutter's actions, just as other DA's did with him. To wit, in person he actually withdrew a plea deal at a hearing revolving the surgery of young girl, much to Cutter's chagrin.



** To elaborate, while his screentime got diminished he still had more of an active role than previous DAs.

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** To elaborate, while his screentime got diminished he still had more of an active role than previous DAs.[=DAs=].
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