History Characters / Leverage

10th Jun '16 2:06:50 PM SomeoneElse17
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bellman's pregnancy forced the [[JourneyToFindOneself Journey To Find Herself]].

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bellman's pregnancy forced the [[JourneyToFindOneself Journey To to Find Herself]].



* SixthRanger: While Sophie is on her [[JourneyToFindOneself Journey To Find Herself]], Tara fills in as the Grifter.

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* SixthRanger: While Sophie is on her [[JourneyToFindOneself Journey To to Find Herself]], Tara fills in as the Grifter.
28th May '16 12:39:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil
22nd May '16 2:08:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Not especially evil, but she is a professional thief, and probably the most ruthless member of the team after Eliot. Or more, given her sociopathic tendencies; she's simply not much of a fighter.



* BlondesAreEvil: Despite what one would expect, given that she's a main character's ex, no. Not even close.



* BlondesAreEvil: Not evil, but definitely a lot more ruthless and professional as a grifter than [[TheAtoner Sophie]].



* BlondesAreEvil: Possibly the most evil villain the team has yet to face.
21st May '16 9:09:12 PM Prime_of_Perfection
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Nate and Sophie are in a relationship as of season one, though fairly understated. However, Sophie looks under his bed once and likes what she finds (that's where men keep the naughty stuff), and Nate's rather insistent that he in fact ''loves'' foreplay. Their relationship is actually cemented in season [[spoiler: four]]...ish. Not one.

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Nate With Nate, from the Season 3 finale and Sophie are in a relationship as of season one, though fairly understated. However, Sophie looks under his bed once and likes what she finds (that's where men keep the naughty stuff), and Nate's rather insistent that he in fact ''loves'' foreplay. Their relationship is actually cemented in season [[spoiler: four]]...ish. Not one.up.
9th May '16 4:02:01 AM shayaweinberger
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The world's most feared criminal banker and target of Season 3's MythArc. Played by Goran Visnjic.

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The world's most feared criminal banker and target of Season 3's MythArc. Played by Goran Visnjic.Creator/GoranVisnjic.
22nd Apr '16 12:56:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{ER}} Dr. Kovac!]]
29th Mar '16 6:42:37 PM NekoHybrid
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* TortureAlwaysWorks: It doesn't work on Eliot. However, when HE'S the one doing the torturing...
9th Mar '16 6:45:20 PM creader
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9th Mar '16 6:31:01 PM creader
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Nate and Sophie are in a relationship as of season one, though fairly understated. However, Sophie looks under his bed once and likes what she finds (that's where men keep the naughty stuff), and Nate's rather insistent that he in fact ''loves'' foreplay.
** Their relationship is actually cemented in season [[spoiler: four]]...ish. Not one.

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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Nate and Sophie are in a relationship as of season one, though fairly understated. However, Sophie looks under his bed once and likes what she finds (that's where men keep the naughty stuff), and Nate's rather insistent that he in fact ''loves'' foreplay.
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foreplay. Their relationship is actually cemented in season [[spoiler: four]]...ish. Not one.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Whoa, what if [[Series/{{Coupling}} Jane]] was just one of Sophie's cons? She lived in London (i.e. near museums and Buckingham Palace), she had a job that required a helicopter, and no one ever suspects the dumb one.
* HideYourPregnancy: In mid-season 2, Gina Bellman hid behind various objects or wore dark, baggy clothes to hide it.



* [[JourneyToFindOneself Journey To Find Herself]]: Second half of season 2.

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* [[JourneyToFindOneself Journey To Find Herself]]: JourneyToFindOneself: Second half of season 2.



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: It's part of her job. She doesn't always mean for it to become a part of her personal life, but it occasionally does.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: ManipulativeBitch: It's part of her job. She doesn't always mean for it to become a part of her personal life, but it occasionally does.



* PlaysGreatEthnics



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* AllMenArePerverts: Eliot is often frequently seen flirting with women before after and during a con, most notably in the MIDDLE OF A FIGHT when his opponent lost her shirt and he stopped attacking to check her out.
** And let's not forget how he learned knives are like people...
* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Hardison, driven hard in "The Experimental Job" and "The Grave Danger Job".

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* AllMenArePerverts: Eliot is often frequently seen flirting with women before after and during a con, most notably in the MIDDLE OF A FIGHT when his opponent lost her shirt and he stopped attacking to check her out.
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out. And let's not forget how he learned knives are like people...
* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Hardison, driven hard in "The Experimental Job" and "The Grave Danger Job".
people...



* TheAtoner: Very much so, though he doesn't seem to hope for his personal redemption as much as he tries to fix what he put wrong in the past. He'll do whatever it takes, too.
** WordOfGod is that Eliot is more or less at peace with the fact that there is no redemption for him. But he'll fight to the last drop of blood to stop anyone else going down that road, especially his teammates.

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* TheAtoner: Very much so, though he doesn't seem to hope for his personal redemption as much as he tries to fix what he put wrong in the past. He'll do whatever it takes, too.
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too. WordOfGod is that Eliot is more or less at peace with the fact that there is no redemption for him. But he'll fight to the last drop of blood to stop anyone else going down that road, especially his teammates.



** Harming a member of the team or children (watch "The Order 23 Job", "The Carnival Job" or "The Experimental Job" to see just how scary he can be when either of those two are in danger) will result in him turning his violent tendencies UpToEleven [[spoiler: but [[TheHero Nate]] becomes MUCH worse]].

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** Harming a member of the team or children (watch "The Order 23 Job", "The Carnival Job" or "The Experimental Job" to see just how scary he can be when either of those two are in danger) will result in him turning his violent tendencies UpToEleven [[spoiler: but [[TheHero Nate]] becomes MUCH worse]].



* TheBigGuy: If this is a FiveManBand, anyway.
** Subverted because he's the [[TheNapoleon shortest guy]] in the group. Shortest ''person'' in the group, when the girls are wearing their heels.

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* TheBigGuy: If this is a FiveManBand, anyway.
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anyway. Subverted because he's the [[TheNapoleon shortest guy]] in the group. Shortest ''person'' in the group, when the girls are wearing their heels.



* CrypticBackgroundReference: We never learn ''what'' Eliot did when he worked for [[spoiler: Damien Moreau]]. This is almost certainly for the best.
** We're also still waiting to find out about [[NoodleIncident the monkey]].

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* CrypticBackgroundReference: We never learn ''what'' Eliot did when he worked for [[spoiler: Damien Moreau]]. This is almost certainly for the best.
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best. We're also still waiting to find out about [[NoodleIncident the monkey]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards, sort of: He's not evil, but he ''is'' a ruthless hit man, con artist, and thief; but he's also the one who comments when the bad guys cross the line by, say, shaking someone down at a funeral.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards, sort of: EvenEvilHasStandards: He's not evil, but he ''is'' a ruthless hit man, con artist, and thief; but he's also the one who comments when the bad guys cross the line by, say, shaking someone down at a funeral.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Begrudgingly one with Hardison.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Begrudgingly one with Hardison.



** Played for laughs when Hardison pretends to be his boyfriend, which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Kane played Lindsay on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Also Robert Duvall's younger self in ''SecondhandLions''.

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** Played for laughs when Hardison pretends to be his boyfriend, which doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Kane played Lindsay on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Also Robert Duvall's younger self in ''SecondhandLions''.
boyfriend.



* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Hardison, driven hard in "The Experimental Job" and "The Grave Danger Job".



* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Subverted, for the most part

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* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Subverted, for the most partpart.



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* [[HappilyAdopted Happily Fostered]]: He calls his foster mom "Nana" and speaks of her with great fondness. She was apparently a powerfully positive influence in his life.
** A flashback has him using his skills to steal money to may her medical bills. Mainly PlayedForLaughs

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* [[HappilyAdopted Happily Fostered]]: HappilyAdopted: He calls his foster mom "Nana" and speaks of her with great fondness. She was apparently a powerfully positive influence in his life.
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life. A flashback has him using his skills to steal money to may her medical bills. Mainly PlayedForLaughsPlayedForLaughs.



** YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Hardison is freaking out after having been BuriedAlive, it's Parker talking to him over the phone and calling him Alec that grabs his attention and keeps him going.
* MissionControl: Often holed up somewhere safe, hacking and providing support.
** But no one seems to appreciate his contributions.

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** YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Hardison is freaking out after having been BuriedAlive, it's Parker talking to him over the phone and calling him Alec that grabs his attention and keeps him going.
* MissionControl: Often holed up somewhere safe, hacking and providing support.
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support. But no one seems to appreciate his contributions.



*** RIP Lucille.
*** Again.



* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills As The Plot Demands]]: While everyone on the show necessarily expands their skill-sets, Hardison is the one who usually gets called upon to do things completely outside the team's experience. In addition to being a hacker, he can make spot-on forgeries and land planes.

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* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills As The Plot Demands]]: NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: While everyone on the show necessarily expands their skill-sets, Hardison is the one who usually gets called upon to do things completely outside the team's experience. In addition to being a hacker, he can make spot-on forgeries and land planes.



* OneOfUs: He's a big fan of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and becomes annoyed when it takes a long time to torrent because of a poor internet connection.



* ProudToBeAGeek: "[[WorldOfWarcraft For the Horde!]]" *[[HandshakeSubstitute fistbump]]*
** Age of the geek, baby.

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* ProudToBeAGeek: "[[WorldOfWarcraft For the Horde!]]" *[[HandshakeSubstitute fistbump]]*
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fistbump]]* Age of the geek, baby.



** [[spoiler: They're now together as of "The Long Way Down Job"]]

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** [[spoiler: They're now together as of "The Long Way Down Job"]]Job"]].




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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Hardison is freaking out after having been BuriedAlive, it's Parker talking to him over the phone and calling him Alec that grabs his attention and keeps him going.



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* BlondesAreEvil: Not especially evil, but she is a professional thief, and probably the most ruthless member of the team after Eliot.
** Or more, given her sociopathic tendencies; she's simply not much of a fighter.

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* BlondesAreEvil: Not especially evil, but she is a professional thief, and probably the most ruthless member of the team after Eliot.
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Eliot. Or more, given her sociopathic tendencies; she's simply not much of a fighter.



* CannotSpitItOut: But Hardison understands.
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext He's her pretzel.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChessMaster: When the series ends, Parker takes on this position as Nate and Sophie leave.]]

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* CannotSpitItOut: But Hardison understands.
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understands. [[ItMakesSenseInContext He's her pretzel.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChessMaster: When TheChessMaster: [[spoiler:When the series ends, Parker takes on this position as Nate and Sophie leave.]]



* EvilIsSexy: While she isn't truly evil, she does fit in that she is an exceptional thief that has a look of extreme pleasure at being surrounded by money.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Hardison.
** [[spoiler: They're now together as of "The Long Way Down Job"]]

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Hardison.
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Hardison. [[spoiler: They're now together as of "The Long Way Down Job"]]



** She's also rather [[{{Moe}} adorable when]] [[PerpetualFrowner she pouts.]]



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* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler: Returned in the season 4 finale as the team couldn't approach Dubenich and Latimer knew all of the team's faces and tactics.]]



* [[HotLibrarian Hot Art Expert]]: She is well-versed in various forms of art and histories of certain pieces. And she looks very good in certain dresses.

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* [[HotLibrarian Hot Art Expert]]: HotLibrarian: She is well-versed in various forms of art and histories of certain pieces. And she looks very good in certain dresses.



* [[spoiler:SixthRanger: Temporarily.]]

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* [[spoiler:SixthRanger: Temporarily.SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Temporarily.]]



* [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Returned in the season 4 finale as the team couldn't approach Dubenich and Latimer knew all of the team's faces and tactics.]]
* {{UST}}: Still seems to have some with her ex-husband.
** And possibly with Sterling.

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* [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Returned in the season 4 finale as the team couldn't approach Dubenich and Latimer knew all of the team's faces and tactics.]]
* {{UST}}: Still seems to have some with her ex-husband.
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ex-husband. And possibly with Sterling.



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* BerserkButton: Do not endanger or harass Parker in front of him.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being a thief, he is the first to point out what a monster the villian of the week is in "The Inside Job".
* FakeBrit

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being a thief, he is the first to point out what a monster the villian villain of the week is in "The Inside Job".
* FakeBrit
Job".



* ParentsAsPeople: trained Parker as a thief and never brought her home to his family. He later admits he now regrets this.

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* ParentsAsPeople: trained Trained Parker as a thief and never brought her home to his family. He later admits he now regrets this.



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* [[InspectorLestrade Agents Lestrade]]: To some extent. Leverage works alongside them as if they were FBI agents sent as reinforcements; Leverage delivers the bad guys so they can make the arrest.

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* [[InspectorLestrade Agents Lestrade]]: InspectorLestrade: To some extent. Leverage works alongside them as if they were FBI agents sent as reinforcements; Leverage delivers the bad guys so they can make the arrest.



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* TheAlcoholic: Formerly. As of his second appearance in "The Boys Night Out Job," he's been sober for two years.



* TheAlcoholic: Formerly. As of his second appearance in "The Boys Night Out Job," he's been sober for two years.



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18th Feb '16 11:50:36 AM DavidTC
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** Trying to kill Nate was understandable, as his assumption might be that Nate might figure things out and go to the police. But trying to kill the ''extremely good'' professional criminals was really stupid, because he knows both Parker and Alec Hardison could easily ruin his life, and trying to kill Eliot Spencer seems almost suicidal. (Eliot was probably at a place where he wouldn't have killed Dubenich for that, but Dubenich can't know that.) A single person escaping ruins everything.
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