History Characters / LawAndOrderCriminalIntent

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* PapaWolf: The whole reason the plot of "Untethered" kick-started was because his nephew, Donnie, revealed there being abuse in the mental ward he was staying in.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
** Inverted. Goren became enraged over the corrupt judge he and his colleagues were investigating sent an officer to the mental ward his mother was staying in to harass her.
** Played straight with his nephew, Donnie --
The whole reason the plot of "Untethered" kick-started was because his nephew, Donnie, Donnie revealed there being abuse in the mental ward he was staying in.
18th Jul '17 10:35:51 PM creader
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* LivingEmotionalCrutch: His ability to function normally quite noticeably goes off a cliff whenever Eames is absent.
9th Jun '17 1:39:06 AM creader
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* TheMaidenNameDebate: She kept her maiden name, Eames, after she married Joe.
3rd Jun '17 3:17:53 AM jormis29
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->'''Portrayed by:''' Courtney B. Vance

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->'''Portrayed by:''' Courtney B. Vance
Creator/CourtneyBVance
1st Jun '17 2:24:09 PM creader
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!!Police



[[folder: ADA Ron Carver]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Courtney B. Vance

The Assistant District Attorney that works with the Major Case Squad from Season One to Season Five.
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* BadassBaritone: He speaks in a low, smooth tone of voice.
* ByTheBookCop: Or attorney, rather. Rarely there is a time where he isn't clashing with the detectives, especially Goren.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He was written out at the end of season five without a given reason.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as severe as the others, but it's still seen. I.e., in "The Unblinking Eye" after the suspect is arrested for the crime and bemoans a failed audition he had and said his "mind went blank", he then quips, "Too bad his mind didn't go blank on that street corner" (where he shot the victim).
* HelloAttorney: He is a very attractive man who is also an [=ADA=].
* OutOfFocus: Even though the District Attorney's office didn't play as large as a part in the series compared to the other series in the franchise, beginning with the latter half of season four, he started to be used less and less. He initially was seen as someone who worked with the detectives and told them what they were allowed to do in the scope of the law, but eventually became someone who showed up once and episode just to block their efforts with little to no compromise.
* SharpDressedMan: As an attorney, he was always seen wearing a collection of nice suits and ties.
* TokenMinority: He is the only main or recurring Black character in the show's history.
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[[folder:Nicole Wallace]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nicole_wallace_great_barrier.jpg]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Olivia d'Abo

Robert Goren's {{Archenemy}} and WorthyOpponent.

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[[folder: ADA Ron Carver]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Courtney B. Vance

The Assistant District Attorney that works with the Major Case Squad from Season One to Season Five.
---
* BadassBaritone: He speaks in a low, smooth tone of voice.
* ByTheBookCop: Or attorney, rather. Rarely there is a time where he isn't clashing with the detectives, especially Goren.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He was written out at the end of season five without a given reason.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as severe as the others, but it's still seen. I.e., in "The Unblinking Eye" after the suspect is arrested for the crime and bemoans a failed audition he had and said his "mind went blank", he then quips, "Too bad his mind didn't go blank on that street corner" (where he shot the victim).
* HelloAttorney: He is a very attractive man who is also an [=ADA=].
* OutOfFocus: Even though the District Attorney's office didn't play as large as a part in the series compared to the other series in the franchise, beginning with the latter half of season four, he started to be used less and less. He initially was seen as someone who worked with the detectives and told them what they were allowed to do in the scope of the law, but eventually became someone who showed up once and episode just to block their efforts with little to no compromise.
* SharpDressedMan: As an attorney, he was always seen wearing a collection of nice suits and ties.
* TokenMinority: He is the only main or recurring Black character in the show's history.
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[[folder:Nicole Wallace]]
[[folder:Detective Mike Logan]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nicole_wallace_great_barrier.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mike_logan___law_order_criminal_intent___last_rites.jpg]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Olivia d'Abo

Robert Goren's {{Archenemy}} and WorthyOpponent.
Chris Noth

Logan is a troubled detective who formerly worked in the detective squad of Manhattan's 27th precinct.

For tropes relating to Logan's character in the original series, please see [[Characters/LawAndOrder the Law & Order character sheet]].



* AffablyEvil: A villain yes, but she's a polite one.
* BigBad: The closest thing the show has to this.
* TheChessmaster: A criminal mastermind, she is one of the few people ''[[GuileHero Goren]]'' encounters throughout the series who can get the better of him, particularly by confronting him about his unhappy childhood.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: According to Goren, her father sexually abused her in her childhood.
* DeadpanSnarker: As part of her being Goren's EvilCounterpart.
* DepravedBisexual: Downplayed. She's bisexual and a villain, but her villainy is not correlated to her sexuality.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[MoralityPet Gwen Chapel]], the cancer-ridden daughter of her ex-fiancé, is about the only person for whom she shows any genuine affection, and in "Frame" it's implied that Gwen's cancer worsening is what has driven Nicole to kill again.
** She also claims that Goren is the only man she's ever loved, although the sincerity of this claim is questionable.
* EvilBrit: Technically she's Australian.
* FreudianExcuse: Goren theorizes that she was molested by her father as a child and that the trauma bred in her a pathological drive to use and destroy anyone who gets close to her; this is frequently implied to be true.
* HotTeacher: In her first appearance.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: If you give credence to her claim that Goren is the only man she's ever loved, it's implied to be this trope; in particular, she apparently is drawn to him because she can't seduce him.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: The only part of her ever found is her heart; while the DNA test says it's hers, Goren refuses to believe it actually is.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Killed her three-year-old daughter before the series began.
* ParentalIncest: She never admits to it, but it's implied that she was molested by her father as a child.
* PetTheDog: The one act of kindness she does for anyone in the show's run is to leave Gwen with her aunt in Arizona to ensure her safety, instead of running away with her or leaving her with the relative who was trying to murder her.
* TwoFirstNames: Either "Nicole" or "Wallace" can be used as a first name.

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* AffablyEvil: A villain yes, CharacterDevelopment: Subtle, but she's a polite one.
* BigBad: The closest thing the show
Mike has to this.
* TheChessmaster: A criminal mastermind, she is one of the few people ''[[GuileHero Goren]]'' encounters throughout the series who can get the
better of him, particularly by confronting him about control over his unhappy childhood.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: According to Goren, her father sexually abused her
temper than he did back in her childhood.
''Law and Order''. It makes for interesting contrast when he's temporarily paired with Nola Falacci, whose own temper control is...shall we say, not as refined.
* DeadpanSnarker: As part of her being Goren's EvilCounterpart.
* DepravedBisexual: Downplayed. She's bisexual and a villain, but her villainy is not correlated to her sexuality.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[MoralityPet Gwen Chapel]],
A trait he retains from the cancer-ridden daughter of her ex-fiancé, is about the only person for whom she original series.
* HotBlooded: Still
shows any genuine affection, and in "Frame" it's implied that Gwen's cancer worsening is what has driven Nicole to kill again.
** She also claims that Goren is the only man she's ever loved, although the sincerity
signs of this claim is questionable.
* EvilBrit: Technically she's Australian.
* FreudianExcuse: Goren theorizes that she was molested by her father as a child and that the trauma bred in her a pathological drive
from time to use and destroy anyone who gets close to her; this is frequently implied to be true.
* HotTeacher: In her first appearance.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: If you give credence to her claim that Goren is the only man she's ever loved, it's implied to be this trope; in particular, she apparently is drawn to him because she can't seduce him.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: The only part of her ever found is her heart; while the DNA test says it's hers, Goren refuses to believe it actually is.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Killed her three-year-old daughter before the series began.
* ParentalIncest: She never admits to it,
time, but it's implied ''way'' toned down from the original series. His temporary partner in Season 7, Nola Falacci, comments on this, saying that she she'd heard he was molested a hothead; Logan responds to this by handing her father as a child.
* PetTheDog: The one act of kindness she does for anyone
newspaper article about the incident in the show's run is to leave Gwen original ''Series/LawAndOrder'' in which he punched a homophobic councilman.
* OnlySaneMan: In his temporary partnership
with her aunt in Arizona to ensure her safety, instead of running away with her or leaving her with Falacci, something he finds amusing.
* PutOnABus: Leaves
the relative who was trying force at the end of Season 7 after a particularly difficult case nearly gets him fired.
* {{Transplant}}: From ''Series/LawAndOrder''
to murder her.
''Criminal Intent''.
* TwoFirstNames: Either "Nicole" "Mike" or "Wallace" "Logan" can be used as a first name.



[[folder:Detective Mike Logan]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mike_logan___law_order_criminal_intent___last_rites.jpg]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Chris Noth

Logan is a troubled detective who formerly worked in the detective squad of Manhattan's 27th precinct.

For tropes relating to Logan's character in the original series, please see [[Characters/LawAndOrder the Law & Order character sheet]].

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[[folder:Detective Mike Logan]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mike_logan___law_order_criminal_intent___last_rites.jpg]]
->'''Portrayed
Carolyn Barek]]
-->'''Portrayed
by:''' Chris Noth

Logan is a troubled detective who formerly worked in the detective squad of Manhattan's 27th precinct.

For tropes relating to
Annabella Sciorra

Logan's character in the original series, please see [[Characters/LawAndOrder the Law & Order character sheet]].partner as seen in season five and six.



* CharacterDevelopment: Subtle, but Mike has better control over his temper than he did back in ''Law and Order''. It makes for interesting contrast when he's temporarily paired with Nola Falacci, whose own temper control is...shall we say, not as refined.
* DeadpanSnarker: A trait he retains from the original series.
* HotBlooded: Still shows signs of this from time to time, but it's ''way'' toned down from the original series. His temporary partner in Season 7, Nola Falacci, comments on this, saying that she'd heard he was a hothead; Logan responds to this by handing her a newspaper article about the incident in the original ''Series/LawAndOrder'' in which he punched a homophobic councilman.
* OnlySaneMan: In his temporary partnership with Falacci, something he finds amusing.
* PutOnABus: Leaves the force at the end of Season 7 after a particularly difficult case nearly gets him fired.
* {{Transplant}}: From ''Series/LawAndOrder'' to ''Criminal Intent''.
* TwoFirstNames: Either "Mike" or "Logan" can be used as a first name.
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[[folder:Detective Carolyn Barek]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Annabella Sciorra

Logan's original partner as seen in season five and six.
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!!Lawyers

[[folder: ADA Ron Carver]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Courtney B. Vance

The Assistant District Attorney that works with the Major Case Squad from Season One to Season Five.
----
* BadassBaritone: He speaks in a low, smooth tone of voice.
* ByTheBookCop: Or attorney, rather. Rarely there is a time where he isn't clashing with the detectives, especially Goren.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He was written out at the end of season five without a given reason.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as severe as the others, but it's still seen. I.e., in "The Unblinking Eye" after the suspect is arrested for the crime and bemoans a failed audition he had and said his "mind went blank", he then quips, "Too bad his mind didn't go blank on that street corner" (where he shot the victim).
* HelloAttorney: He is a very attractive man who is also an [=ADA=].
* OutOfFocus: Even though the District Attorney's office didn't play as large as a part in the series compared to the other series in the franchise, beginning with the latter half of season four, he started to be used less and less. He initially was seen as someone who worked with the detectives and told them what they were allowed to do in the scope of the law, but eventually became someone who showed up once and episode just to block their efforts with little to no compromise.
* SharpDressedMan: As an attorney, he was always seen wearing a collection of nice suits and ties.
* TokenMinority: He is the only main or recurring Black character in the show's history.
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!!Recurring Characters

[[folder:Nicole Wallace]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nicole_wallace_great_barrier.jpg]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Olivia d'Abo

Robert Goren's {{Archenemy}} and WorthyOpponent.
----
* AffablyEvil: A villain yes, but she's a polite one.
* BigBad: The closest thing the show has to this.
* TheChessmaster: A criminal mastermind, she is one of the few people ''[[GuileHero Goren]]'' encounters throughout the series who can get the better of him, particularly by confronting him about his unhappy childhood.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: According to Goren, her father sexually abused her in her childhood.
* DeadpanSnarker: As part of her being Goren's EvilCounterpart.
* DepravedBisexual: Downplayed. She's bisexual and a villain, but her villainy is not correlated to her sexuality.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** [[MoralityPet Gwen Chapel]], the cancer-ridden daughter of her ex-fiancé, is about the only person for whom she shows any genuine affection, and in "Frame" it's implied that Gwen's cancer worsening is what has driven Nicole to kill again.
** She also claims that Goren is the only man she's ever loved, although the sincerity of this claim is questionable.
* EvilBrit: Technically she's Australian.
* FreudianExcuse: Goren theorizes that she was molested by her father as a child and that the trauma bred in her a pathological drive to use and destroy anyone who gets close to her; this is frequently implied to be true.
* HotTeacher: In her first appearance.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: If you give credence to her claim that Goren is the only man she's ever loved, it's implied to be this trope; in particular, she apparently is drawn to him because she can't seduce him.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: The only part of her ever found is her heart; while the DNA test says it's hers, Goren refuses to believe it actually is.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: Killed her three-year-old daughter before the series began.
* ParentalIncest: She never admits to it, but it's implied that she was molested by her father as a child.
* PetTheDog: The one act of kindness she does for anyone in the show's run is to leave Gwen with her aunt in Arizona to ensure her safety, instead of running away with her or leaving her with the relative who was trying to murder her.
* TwoFirstNames: Either "Nicole" or "Wallace" can be used as a first name.
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12th May '17 7:21:05 PM RoseAndHeather
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* GentleGiant: He's really a very kind person and tries to avoid physical confrontation as much as possible -- until he loses his temper.



* ActionGirl: Despite her small stature, Eames is more than capable of holding her own in physical combat of any kind.

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* ActionGirl: Despite her small stature, Eames is more than capable of holding her own in physical combat of any kind.combat.



* DeadpanSnarker: In so, so many spades. If there is a snarky comment to be made about a situation, Eames will make it.

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* DeadpanSnarker: In so, so many spades. If there is a snarky comment to be made about a situation, Eames will make it. Interestingly, her snark is frequently much more cutting than her partner's.
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Alexandra "Alex" Eames is Goren's quiet, practical partner, who generally seems to mesh well with him despite the noticeable personality differences between the two.

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Alexandra "Alex" Eames is Goren's quiet, snarky, practical partner, who generally seems to mesh well with him despite the noticeable personality differences between the two.
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* PintSizedPowerhouse: She is five feet and two inches of concentrated asskicking.
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* UndyingLoyalty: To Eames. He's noticeably off balance when she isn't around. And if someone decides to harm so much as a hair on her head, ''God help them''. The episode "Blind Spot" in particular shows just ''how'' far Goren will go to save his partner.



* UndyingLoyalty: To Goren. [[spoiler: In Season Nine, she is offered the position of captain of Major Case on the condition that she fire Goren; she takes the position long enough to fire him so that no one else will do so, and then quits.]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Goren. [[spoiler: In Season Nine, she is offered the position of captain of Major Case on the condition that she fire Goren; she takes the position long enough to fire him so that no one else will do so, and then quits.quits herself, unwilling to continue without him.]]
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* ActionGirl: Despite her small stature, Eames is more than capable of holding her own in physical combat of any kind.



* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Deconstructed; while she and Goren make a fantastic team, their partnership is implied multiple times to limit Eames' potential for upward career movement (although she isn't actually bothered by it and, in fact, refuses to keep a promotion that comes with the condition of firing Goren), and if Eames is away from Goren, he goes downhill ''fast''. It's most notably seen in the episodes in Season Three in which Eames is absent and Goren is temporarily paired with Detective Bishop; he and Bishop get along very poorly because she isn't used to his antics and he can't stop comparing her to Eames. In addition, some of the later seasons show that on some level, Eames is resentful of being considered nothing more than the sidekick to her brilliant partner.

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* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Deconstructed; while she and Goren make a fantastic team, their partnership is implied multiple times to limit Eames' potential for upward career movement (although she isn't actually bothered by it and, in fact, refuses to keep a promotion that comes with the condition of firing Goren), and if Eames is away from Goren, he goes downhill ''fast''. It's most notably seen in the episodes in Season Three in which Eames is absent and Goren is temporarily paired with Detective Bishop; he and Bishop get along very poorly because she isn't used to his antics and he can't stop comparing her to Eames. In addition, some of the later seasons show that despite her deep affection for and loyalty to Goren, on some level, Eames is resentful of being considered nothing more than the sidekick to her brilliant partner.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: She is extremely intelligent and one of the very best detectives in the entire NYPD... but her partner happens to be the downright ''brilliant'' Robert Goren. Watching Goren work, it's easy to forget just how ''good'' Alexandra Eames is at her job... which she naturally uses for her own and her partner's benefit at every opportunity, being more than happy to let suspects think she isn't a threat until, quite suddenly, she ''is''.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: She Eames is extremely intelligent and one of the very best detectives in the entire NYPD... NYPD -- but her partner happens to be the downright ''brilliant'' Robert Goren. Watching Goren work, it's easy to forget just how ''good'' Alexandra Eames is at her job... which she naturally uses for her own and her partner's benefit at every opportunity, being more than happy to opportunity. Frequently she will deliberately let suspects think she isn't a threat until, quite suddenly, she ''is''.
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