History Characters / LawAndOrder

25th Aug '16 4:27:19 PM creader
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* TwoFirstNames: His last name, Bernard, can also be used as a first name.



* DudeMagnet: Every other episode has a man commenting her good looks.



* TokenTwofer: As a woman and an Hispanic. She's willing to call out whites for not understanding racism or men for not understanding misogyny. To be fair, she also calls out a StrawFeminist for going over the line.

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* TokenTwofer: As a woman MultiEthnicName: Her first name is American and an Hispanic. She's willing to call out whites for not understanding racism or men for not understanding misogyny. To be fair, she also calls out a StrawFeminist for going over the line.her last name is Hispanic.



* TwoferTokenMinority: As a woman and an Hispanic. She's willing to call out whites for not understanding racism or men for not understanding misogyny. To be fair, she also calls out a StrawFeminist for going over the line.



* BerserkButton: Don't EVER threaten Connie.



* IconicItem (his baseball bat)

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* IconicItem (his IconicItem: His baseball bat)bat.
17th Aug '16 8:20:24 PM Ingonyama
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->'''Played by:''' Dianne West

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->'''Played by:''' Dianne WestWiest
10th Jul '16 2:04:36 PM silentheartsong
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* TheMcCoy: Amusing, given her boss' name
* {{Retirony}}: She debates either resigning from the DA's office or quitting law altogether (and Jack talks her out of it) shortly before [[spoiler: she's injured/killed in a car accident]].

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* MayDecemberRomance: With Jack.
* TheMcCoy: Amusing, given her boss' name
name.
* {{Retirony}}: She debates either resigning from the DA's office or quitting law altogether (and Jack talks her out of it) shortly before [[spoiler: she's injured/killed in a car accident]].accident. Jack ends up feeling ''very'' guilty about this]].




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* WhamLine: In "Aftershock," Claire has a conversation with a law professor who seems to be a former teacher of hers, talking about the execution she witnessed and her feelings on various aspects of the legal system in general. Then just as Claire turns to leave:
-->'''Mac''': You know, your mother would like you to come by one of these days for dinner.
10th Jul '16 1:49:45 PM silentheartsong
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* TheAlcoholic: A major part of his backstory as well as a plot point in one episode. When introduced, he's sober. In "Aftershock," he falls off the wagon, which starts the chain of events that leads to Claire's death.

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* TheAlcoholic: A major part of his backstory as well as a plot point in one episode. When introduced, he's sober. In "Aftershock," he falls off the wagon, which starts the chain of events that leads to Claire's death. He starts going back to AA after the events of that episode.



* CharacterDeath: Upon actor Jerry Orbach's death, both Detective Logan and Detective Green referenced Briscoe's (off-screen) death.

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* CharacterDeath: Upon actor Jerry Orbach's death, both Detective Logan and Detective Green referenced Briscoe's (off-screen) death.death, also from cancer.



* DisappearedDad: Because of his drinking and divorce, he wasn't the best father.

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* DisappearedDad: Because of his drinking and divorce, he wasn't the best father.father, and his present day relationships with his daughters are strained at best. [[spoiler: He blames himself for the death of his younger daughter Cathy, believing that if they'd had a better relationship she wouldn't have started dealing drugs and subsequently been killed by her former dealer.]]



* PapaWolf: He's offered a chance to put a hit on his daughter's killer, but it's never revealed what, if anything, Briscoe does with this information.

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* PapaWolf: He's offered a chance to put a hit on his daughter's killer, but it's never revealed what, if anything, Briscoe does with this information. killer. [[spoiler: His daughter's killer later turns up dead, allegedly from a heroin overdose; whether or not Lennie was involved is left ambiguous.]]
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.
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