History Characters / LawAndOrder

16th Sep '17 3:46:15 PM Fiendish
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* DoWrongRight: When Lupo and Bernard are involved in the shooting of a suspect, Van Buren remarks that one of them killed the man... and the other needs to hit the target range.
15th Sep '17 10:46:24 AM creader
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* AlcoholicParent: His LadyDrunk mother

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* AlcoholicParent: His LadyDrunk mothermother.



* [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]]: See above.



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

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



* [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]]: At first, Cutter was portrayed as a Straw Republican, taking the conservative route just to be shot down by Jack. Now his arguments seem to be gaining weight, leading to a few cases of StrawmanHasAPoint.


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** At two different times, Connie shortly, but curtly rips into him for using her good looks as a way to win a trial.
10th Sep '17 7:18:43 PM Titus88
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--> '''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?
D.A?
--> '''Briscoe''': You kill the DA, D.A, somebody might actually care.
8th Sep '17 5:49:10 PM Fiendish
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* GoodCopBadCop: As a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, Van Buren will sometimes step in and play Good Cop in contrast to her own detectives' Bad Cop. Some suspects might wish they'd stuck with the Bad Cops, though, as Van Buren is an extremely effective interrogator in her own right. In one episode she has a very sweet, kind chat with a suspect about their children -- and without even bringing up the crime at all, manipulates the suspect ([[spoiler:a mother who had killed her own son]]) into spontaneously breaking down and giving a full confession.

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* GoodCopBadCop: As a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, Van Buren will sometimes step in and play Good Cop in contrast to her own detectives' Bad Cop. Some suspects might wish they'd stuck with the Bad Cops, though, as Van Buren is an extremely can be a chillingly effective interrogator in without ever raising her own right.voice. In one episode she has a very sweet, kind chat with a suspect about their children -- and without even bringing up the crime at all, manipulates the suspect ([[spoiler:a mother who had killed her own son]]) into spontaneously breaking down and giving a full confession.



* GoodIsNotDumb: She's much, much nicer than Cutter, but still whip-smart and very observant.

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* GoodIsNotDumb: She's much, much nicer than Cutter, but still whip-smart it's not a weakness; she's incredibly observant and very observant.sometimes her people skills allow her to catch things her colleagues miss.
8th Sep '17 5:30:12 PM Fiendish
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* GoodIsNotDumb: She's much, much nicer than Cutter, but still whip-smart and very observant.
8th Sep '17 5:08:21 PM Fiendish
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* FamilyMan: One of the few L&O franchise characters to boast a relatively functional home life, he's dedicated to his wife and five children. With young victims in particular, Cerreta can be downright fatherly.
8th Sep '17 4:58:44 PM Fiendish
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* 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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* PragmaticHero: PragmaticHero:
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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.
** Gets a CallBack in a season 18 episode when a witness wants a fairly mild favor from newly minted District Attorney [=McCoy=], who balks at starting a precedent of doing favors. Cutter remarks that Schiff would've done it with his eyes closed.
8th Sep '17 4:52:37 PM Fiendish
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* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: Deliberately invoked in one episode where they're trying to buy time to verify if the suspect (an attractive young woman) is the same person as a suspect in a previous crime (a much frumpier woman). The judge expresses disbelief it could be the same person, at which point Connie whips out her own much frumpier high school photo and makes her point.
--->'''Cutter:''' Whoo. [[ShipTease I might have had a chance with you back then.]]
6th Sep '17 4:32:43 AM Fiendish
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* InsultBackfire: When [=McCoy=] accuses her of "latent feminism," she immediately retorts that it's not latent.


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* StrawmanPolitical: Serena existed as the FoxNewsLiberal of the show, offering weak liberal talking points only to be invariably slapped down by Branch.
5th Sep '17 9:22:07 PM jormis29
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->'''Played by:''' George Dzundza (Season 1)

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->'''Played by:''' George Dzundza Creator/GeorgeDzundza (Season 1)
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