History Characters / LawAndOrderUK

17th Dec '15 11:39:08 PM DrOO7
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--> '''Matt''' (CheshireCatGrin): "Yeah, I know."
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--> '''Matt''' (CheshireCatGrin): "Yeah, I know." Didn't that feel good?"
17th Dec '15 11:33:22 PM DrOO7
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* TranquilFury
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* TranquilFuryTranquilFury: His matter-of-fact demeanor when he declares that he'd like to see Alesha's rapist "locked in a room with his victims" does little to hide the fact that he'd like to be included.
27th Sep '15 6:58:58 PM DrOO7
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* NaiveNewcomer
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* NaiveNewcomer NaiveNewcomer: Subverted. He's new to the Homicide Division, but he's been a detective for some time.

* IronLady: Despite her obvious grief and anger, she waits until she's alone in her office with the blinds drawn to cry over [[spoiler: Matt's death]].
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* IronLady: Despite her obvious grief and anger, she waits until she's alone in her office with the blinds drawn to cry over [[spoiler: Matt's death]].death]], and she refuses to break down despite the overwhelming evidence that her father is a killer.
15th Aug '15 4:48:46 PM DrOO7
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* BlackBestFriend: To Ronnie
4th Jul '15 5:45:25 PM mlsmithca
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Also, never put the name of a trope in spoiler tags for any reason, and Killed Off For Real is NOT an all-purpose "this character dies" trope.
* CartwrightCurse[=/=]DeadPartner: And ''how''--his backstory includes a partner who was killed, Matt's the one who accidentally reminds him of this, eerily {{Foreshadowing}} his own fate, and [[spoiler: DI Wes Leyton (not his partner, but clearly a good enough friend for both of these tropes to apply) is gunned down at the beginning of the episode "Hard Stop"]]
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* CartwrightCurse[=/=]DeadPartner: And ''how''--his backstory includes a partner who was killed, Matt's the one who accidentally reminds him of this, eerily {{Foreshadowing}} his own fate, and [[spoiler: DI Wes Leyton (not his partner, but clearly a good enough friend for both of these tropes to apply) is gunned down at the beginning of the episode "Hard Stop"]]Stop"]].

* [[spoiler: DrowningMySorrows / OffTheWagon: Comes ''very'' close to being played straight--note the scene in Matt's now deserted apartment where he stares at the beer bottles for what seems like an eternity as well as the ending where there's a glass of whiskey in front of him--but is ultimately averted in "Survivor's Guilt" with the help of his new partner, Sam. Comes even closer in "Hard Stop", where he actually goes so far as to buy a bottle of vodka before coming to his senses and walking out of the store without it.]]

* [[spoiler: DrowningMySorrows / OffTheWagon: Comes [[spoiler:Comes ''very'' close to being played straight--note the scene in Matt's now deserted apartment where he stares at the beer bottles for what seems like an eternity as well as the ending where there's a glass of whiskey in front of him--but is ultimately averted in "Survivor's Guilt" with the help of his new partner, Sam. Comes even closer in "Hard Stop", where he actually goes so far as to buy a bottle of vodka before coming to his senses and walking out of the store without it.]]

* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad: And is ''not'' looking for Ronnie to [[WellDoneSonGuy replace him]]. He is also apparently and unwillingly this to his own son, only getting to see him once a month.]]
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* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad: And [[spoiler:And is ''not'' looking for Ronnie to [[WellDoneSonGuy replace him]]. He is also apparently and unwillingly this to his own son, only getting to see him once a month.]]

* PutOnABus: Her absence in Season 7 is explained as her taking a leave of absence to care for her ill mother. ** TheBusCameBack: She resurfaces in the 4th episode of Series 8, but technically not as a cop, but rather as the daughter of their prime suspect.
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* PutOnABus: Her absence in Season 7 is explained as her taking a leave of absence to care for her ill mother. ** TheBusCameBack: mother. [[TheBusCameBack She resurfaces in the 4th episode of Series 8, but technically not as a cop, but rather as the daughter of their prime suspect. suspect.]]

* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]

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4th Jul '15 5:43:22 PM mlsmithca
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The full stops in an ellipsis do not get spaces between them.
* HeroicBSOD: Suffers this after [[spoiler: Matt is killed]]. It really doesn't help that the whole thing happened right in front of him and that he's already been through this. Has another one after [[spoiler: Wes is killed too]]
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* HeroicBSOD: Suffers this after [[spoiler: Matt is killed]]. It really doesn't help that the whole thing happened right in front of him and that he's already been through this. Has another one after [[spoiler: Wes is killed too]]too]].

* LikeASonToMe: Thinks this way about Matt, obvious even ''before'' [[spoiler: the latter is killed]] and stated outright when he talks with the mother [[spoiler: of his killer--"The police officer who died? His name was Matthew Devlin and he was like. . .MY son."]] Not surprising, considering how he screwed up with his actual children, thanks to his drinking problem.
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* LikeASonToMe: Thinks this way about Matt, obvious even ''before'' [[spoiler: the latter is killed]] and stated outright when he talks with the mother [[spoiler: of his killer--"The police officer who died? His name was Matthew Devlin and he was like. . .like... MY son."]] Not surprising, considering how he screwed up with his actual children, thanks to his drinking problem.

* BadassAdorable[=/=]HiddenBadass: He's gorgeous, amazingly polite. . .and in at least every other episode he runs down, disarms and disables a suspect, all while never cracking that well-mannered veneer.
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* BadassAdorable[=/=]HiddenBadass: He's gorgeous, amazingly polite. . .polite... and in at least every other episode he runs down, disarms and disables a suspect, all while never cracking that well-mannered veneer.

* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: He's a pretty nice guy. . .until/unless you tick him off, usually by pushing one of the abovementioned buttons.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: He's a pretty nice guy. . .guy... until/unless you tick him off, usually by pushing one of the abovementioned buttons.

--> '''Matt''': "Come on, man. Don't make me play "bad cop". --> '''Ronnie''': "You wouldn't like him when he plays "bad cop".
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--> '''Matt''': "Come Come on, man. Don't make me play "bad cop". --> '''Ronnie''': "You You wouldn't like him when he plays "bad cop".

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Honor Bound", becomes suspicious of the murky events in the episode's prologue and continues to investigate despite several people warning him not to. It exposes the actions of a DirtyCop. . .who tries to implicate Ronnie as payback, resulting in the latter's humiliation when his alcoholic past is brought up, as well as his ex-lover's own humiliation when their adulterous affair is revealed as well. By episode's end, Ronnie is devastated at the loss of two people he clearly care very much about and Matt is forced to apologize for his part in the whole thing.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Honor Bound", becomes suspicious of the murky events in the episode's prologue and continues to investigate despite several people warning him not to. It exposes the actions of a DirtyCop. . .DirtyCop... who tries to implicate Ronnie as payback, resulting in the latter's humiliation when his alcoholic past is brought up, as well as his ex-lover's own humiliation when their adulterous affair is revealed as well. By episode's end, Ronnie is devastated at the loss of two people he clearly care very much about and Matt is forced to apologize for his part in the whole thing.

* RaisedCatholic: Mentions having lit a candle for a murder victim, "Once a Catholic. . .", but he's also clearly disillusioned with his faith--in the episode "Confession", he states that he hasn't been in a confessional in over 20 years, and the events of that episode offer a pretty strong indication of why this has happened.
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* RaisedCatholic: Mentions having lit a candle for a murder victim, "Once a Catholic. . .Catholic...", but he's also clearly disillusioned with his faith--in the episode "Confession", he states that he hasn't been in a confessional in over 20 years, and the events of that episode offer a pretty strong indication of why this has happened.
4th Jul '15 2:36:59 PM DrOO7
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Honor Bound", becomes suspicious of the murky events in the episode's prologue and continues to investigate despite several people warning him not to. It exposes the actions of a DirtyCop. . .who tries to implicate Ronnie as payback, resulting in the latter's humiliation when his alcoholic past is brought up, as well as his ex-lover's own humiliation when their adulterous affair is revealed as well. By episode's end, Ronnie is devastated at the loss of two people he clearly care very much about and Matt is forced to apologize for his part in the whole thing.
4th Jul '15 12:21:36 PM DrOO7
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* BadassAdorable[=/=]HiddenBadass: He's gorgeous, amazingly polite. . .and in at least every other episode he runs down, disarms and disables a suspect, all while never cracking that well-mannered veneer.

--> '''Matt'''(smiles): "Yeah, I know."
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--> '''Matt'''(smiles): '''Matt''' (CheshireCatGrin): "Yeah, I know."

* GoodIsNotDumb: He's a charmer, [[BadassAdorable looks like an angel]], and has a ready smile for everyone, which has led to many, many suspects underestimating him because he tends to ConfoundThemWithKindness. * HiddenBadass: At least every other episode he runs down, disarms and disables a suspect, usually while being amazingly polite.
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* GoodIsNotDumb: He's a charmer, [[BadassAdorable looks like an angel]], angel, and has a ready smile for everyone, which has led to many, many suspects underestimating him because he tends to ConfoundThemWithKindness. * HiddenBadass: At least every other episode he runs down, disarms and disables a suspect, usually while being amazingly polite.ConfoundThemWithKindness.

* {{Expy}}: Benjamin Stone. ** And his penchant for bedding female colleagues is straight out of Jack [=McCoy=]'s handbook.
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* {{Expy}}: Benjamin Stone. ** And his Stone, with Jack [=McCoy=]'s penchant for bedding his female colleagues is straight out of Jack [=McCoy=]'s handbook.colleagues.

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* {{Expy}}: Benjamin Stone. ** OfficeRomance: As stated above, his relationships with his female colleagues. And his penchant final scene with Alesha (as well as his reaction to her rape) reveals that he has feelings for bedding female colleagues is straight out of Jack [=McCoy=]'s handbook.her as well, even though it never gets beyond attraction.
23rd Jun '15 7:59:51 PM DrOO7
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--> '''Matt''': "Yeah, I know."
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--> '''Matt''': '''Matt'''(smiles): "Yeah, I know."

* CharacterDevelopment: She starts out as a NaiveNewcomer, but grows more and more confident and competent as time goes on--by the Series 2 she handles the questioning of several witnesses, by Series 5, prosecutes several cases on her own, and the final mention of her at the beginning of Series 7 is that she's been transferred to a senior position in another division.
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* CharacterDevelopment: She starts out as a NaiveNewcomer, but grows more and more confident and competent as time goes on--by the Series 2 she handles the questioning of several witnesses, by Series 5, prosecutes several cases on her own, and the final mention of her at the beginning of Series 7 is that she's been transferred to a senior position in another division.
14th Jun '15 11:18:52 PM DrOO7
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* CharacterDevelopment: She starts out as a NaiveNewcomer, but the final mention of her is that she's been transferred to a senior position in another division.
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* CharacterDevelopment: She starts out as a NaiveNewcomer, but grows more and more confident and competent as time goes on--by the Series 2 she handles the questioning of several witnesses, by Series 5, prosecutes several cases on her own, and the final mention of her at the beginning of Series 7 is that she's been transferred to a senior position in another division.
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