History Characters / LawAndOrder

17th Jun '16 6:15:03 AM nirao01
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->'''Played by:''' Jesse L. Martin (Seasons 10-18)

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->'''Played by:''' Jesse L. Martin Creator/JesseLMartin (Seasons 10-18)



* SchiffOneLiner: Trope Namer

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* SchiffOneLiner: Trope NamerTropeNamer



--> Played by: J.K. Simmons (Seasons 8-15, 20)

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--> Played by: J.K. Simmons Creator/JKSimmons (Seasons 8-15, 20)
25th Apr '16 9:39:36 AM nightkiller
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** The nameplate on his desk, however, read Leonard W. Briscoe.
15th Apr '16 1:43:51 PM skidoo23
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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Although only indicated through very subtle ShipTease hints during her time on the show, during an episode sometime after [[spoiler: her death]], it is confirmed on screen that she had been sleeping with [=McCoy=].

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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Although only indicated through very subtle ShipTease hints during her time on the show, during an episode sometime after [[spoiler: her death]], it is confirmed on screen that she had been sleeping with [=McCoy=].[=McCoy=], after her having told him when they first met that nothing of the sort would happen.
15th Apr '16 1:42:38 PM skidoo23
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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Although only indicated through very subtle ShipTease hints during her time on the show, during an episode sometime after [[spoiler: her death]], it is confirmed on screen that she had been sleeping with [=McCoy=].
26th Jan '16 7:40:28 PM DoctorNemesis
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In one episode, a riot after a white motorist gets acquitted after knocking down an African-American child and fleeing the scene leads to an African-American man murdering a white man (who was unconnected to the original incident). Green manages to get the latter defendant acquitted after arguing that this actions were motivated and justified by racial anger. She looks quite satisfied with the result... until she looks over and sees the grieving widow of the second victim.
13th Nov '15 7:28:17 AM creader
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* NobleBigotWithABadge: During his time on the show, he makes comments that could variously be described as sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and homophobic (although he seems to more or less get over that one in his final episode).
** He seems to be a misanthropist above all else and does show legitimate remorse when he sees how the black (and offensive) humour common in the force is taken by outsiders.

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* NobleBigotWithABadge: During his time on the show, he makes comments that could variously be described as sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and homophobic (although he seems to more or less get over that one in his final episode). \n** He seems to be a misanthropist above all else and does show legitimate remorse when he sees how the black (and offensive) humour common in the force is taken by outsiders.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Max Greevey. They look so similar a casual viewer might not figure it out. Except that only one of them dies for real.
** Both of them are rather large men. According to Jerry Orbach, while he was filming one of his first episodes on the streets of New York, a kid said to him, "You're the new fat guy, right?"

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Max Greevey. They look so similar a casual viewer might not figure it out. Except that only one of them dies for real.
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real. Both of them are rather large men. According to Jerry Orbach, while he was filming one of his first episodes on the streets of New York, a kid said to him, "You're the new fat guy, right?"


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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He decides to cut his hair later in the series; symbolizing his more relaxed personality.
12th Nov '15 1:36:15 PM creader
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* YouLookFamiliar: Jerry Orbach played a defense attorney in a Season 2 episode.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Jerry Orbach played a defense attorney in a Season 2 episode.



* TwoferTokenMinority: Her original role on the show could easily be seen this way.
** Indeed, Merkerson has often noted that at the time she was hired, no black woman in the NYPD had yet risen to the rank of Lieutenant.
* YouLookFamiliar: S. Epatha Merkerson played a grieving mother in Season 1's "Mushrooms".

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* TwoferTokenMinority: Her original role on the show could easily be seen this way.
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way. Indeed, Merkerson has often noted that at the time she was hired, no black woman in the NYPD had yet risen to the rank of Lieutenant.
* YouLookFamiliar: S. Epatha Merkerson played a grieving mother in Season 1's "Mushrooms".



** Not just women, either. In one episode, a guest detective makes a man as gay because he was checking Curtis out.

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** * EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[ChickMagnet Not just women, either.women]] are attracted to him. In one episode, a guest detective makes a man as gay because he was checking Curtis out.



* YouLookFamiliar (Melina Govich played a bartender in an episode in Season 16. She was also in the spin-off series Series/{{Conviction}})

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* YouLookFamiliar (Melina Govich played a bartender in an episode in Season 16. She was also in the spin-off series Series/{{Conviction}})



* YouLookFamiliar (Jeremy Sisto played a defense lawyer in Season 17, ironically one episode before his introduction)

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* YouLookFamiliar (Jeremy Sisto played a defense lawyer in Season 17, ironically one episode before his introduction)



* YouLookFamiliar (Anthony Anderson originally played a different detective on Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit)



* MalcolmXerox: When he comes back as a defence attorney, and slings race cards like Al Sharpton on meth.

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* MalcolmXerox: When he comes back as a defence defense attorney, and slings race cards like Al Sharpton on meth.



** Before she was assinged to work with [=McCoy=] she worked in Narcotis where she had a '''95 % conviction rate'''.



* SmugSmiler:
** Whenever the Proseuction drops the bomb on the Defendants with new evidence or a witness that nails, she ''loves'' doing this.


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* SmugSmiler:
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SmugSmiler: Whenever the Proseuction Prosecution drops the bomb on the Defendants with new evidence or a witness that nails, she ''loves'' doing this.




* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: She was kidnapped and viciously beaten. The beating caused her to vomit, but as she was gagged she choked on it. She ''choked to death on her own vomit''.]]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: She CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:She was kidnapped and viciously beaten. The beating caused her to vomit, but as she was gagged she choked on it. She ''choked to death on her own vomit''.]]



* YouLookFamiliar: Annie Parisse played a stripper in a Season 12 episode. Supposedly, she wanted to play the same character and have her backstory be that she was working as a stripper to pay for law school, but the idea was vetoed.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Annie Parisse played a stripper in a Season 12 episode. Supposedly, she wanted to play the same character and have her backstory be that she was working as a stripper to pay for law school, but the idea was vetoed.



* YouLookFamiliar: The actor playing Skoda has made numerous appearances on the show. Most notably, as the main bad guy for the first Law and Order/Homicide: Life on the Streets X-Over.



* [[spoiler: InformedAbility We never actually see him win a case, although he once managed to plea bargain a murder-2 charge down to manslaughter-1 with a maximum sentence]]

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* [[spoiler: InformedAbility We InformedAbility: [[spoiler:We never actually see him win a case, although he once managed to plea bargain a murder-2 charge down to manslaughter-1 with a maximum sentence]]



* WorthyOpponent: After [=McCoy=] learns that his Bunny Ears tendencies are an obfuscation for genuine legal talent. He warns his ADA not to dismiss him.
** During one trial they have a serious ''ex parte'' moment. They share a drink, each admitting they feel terrible about the trial. [=McCoy=] because he hates that he's winning using evidence produced by torture, Dworkin because he's defending a man who's vile trash and glad that he's losing.

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* WorthyOpponent: After [=McCoy=] learns that his Bunny Ears tendencies are an obfuscation for genuine legal talent. He warns his ADA not to dismiss him.
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him. During one trial they have a serious ''ex parte'' moment. They share a drink, each admitting they feel terrible about the trial. [=McCoy=] because he hates that he's winning using evidence produced by torture, Dworkin because he's defending a man who's vile trash and glad that he's losing.
21st Oct '15 3:21:02 AM hamonrye
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* DistaffCounterpart: When Abbie suggested they "hang 'em all" in her first episode, [=McCoy=] struggled not to laugh. For those not in the know, [=McCoy=] was once dubbed "Hang 'Em High [=McCoy=]" for his Draconian approach.
29th Sep '15 8:55:14 PM TinMan
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* BoringButPractical: He prefers to cut deals with suspects, which, while not as flashy and risky as trials, are much less expensive and ensure the suspect is punished.



* PragmaticHero: He's personally opposed to the death penalty, but he's still willing to use it if the public demands it. He's also not above using the publicity of gruesome crimes and trials to get himself reelected. After all, he can't serve the justice system if he loses his position.




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* WhatTheHellHero: She calls out Adam Schiff after he seems gleeful that the horrific rape and attempted murder of a young child happened near an election since a conviction would boost his chances of reelection.
23rd Sep '15 3:43:59 PM Scoutstr295
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