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28th Mar '16 5:15:03 AM TrustBen
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* TheQuietOne: As admen go he is incredibly taciturn. This actually works to his advantage in meetings and campaign sessions, because what he does have to say comes off as that much more important.
29th Feb '16 6:53:48 AM TrollBrutal
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* SpiritualSuccessor: A lighter, nobler incarnation of [[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]], the protagonist of creator Matthew Weiner's previous show. Both characters are middle-aged broken aces with a dual life, are serial adulterers married to a blonde stepford smiler but [[HasAType fond of brunettes]], endure TheChainsOfCommanding, and have serious parental issues, among other minor common traits.
20th Feb '16 11:02:26 AM XFllo
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* SpoiledSweet: Her [[StepfordSmiler outward persona]].



* [[SpoiledSweet Spoiled Sensible]]: She knows exactly how much hard work and pain her father put into his store and giving her the life she's had. And she's more aggressive about preserving his legacy than he is.
20th Feb '16 10:27:26 AM toongrrl1990
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* BigThinShortTrio: At 5'3", the Short to Stan's Big and Michael's Thin.



* BrokenPedestal: For years, she idolized Don and looked up to him. By the end of Season 6, she can barely stand him.

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* BrokenPedestal: For years, she idolized Don and looked up to him. By the end of Season 6, she can barely stand him. The pedestal is slightly rebuilt, not to the extent it was but she still cares about him.



* HiddenDepths: "Lost Horizon" reveals she's a very adept roller skater.

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* HiddenDepths: "Lost Horizon" reveals she's a very adept roller skater.skater and was shown to be enthusiastically acing the Twist earlier on.



* OddFriendship: With a few people on the show, what's odd is that usually said people have insulted her before, but she has grown a thicker skin and makes them learn to respect her as a person. She fights and bonds with Joan, she and Stan are polar opposites and have friendly arguments and confidences, and she forms a personal relationship of AmicableExes with Pete.

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* NiceHat: Has quite a collection of hats, not unusual for the era, later wearing them when out and the weather is cold. The image shows one of many.
* NoAccountingForTaste: [[SmugSnake Pete Campbell]], [[KickTheDog Duck Phillips]], [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim Mark]], [[BourgeoisBohemian Abe]], Ted....the number of [[BridgetJones fuckwits]] she's been with is astounding; she later averts this after [[spoiler: getting together with Stan]].
* OddFriendship: With a few people on the show, what's odd is that usually said people have insulted her before, but she has grown a thicker skin and makes them learn to respect her as a person. She fights and bonds with Joan, she and Stan are polar opposites and have friendly arguments and confidences, confidences [[spoiler: then moves beyond "just good friends"]], and she forms a personal relationship of AmicableExes with Pete.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Not a Tomboy per se (she hates sports) but she isn't as traditionally feminine and becomes more OneOfTheGuys compared to say, Joan and Trudy and Megan.
** Girly Girl with the more gender neutral [[StraightGay Joyce Ramsay]].



* UptownGirl: Gender Inverted with Peggy.



* NoAccountingForTaste: Has two ex-husbands, one is a whiny, selfish rapist and the other can best be referred to as a NoodleIncident. She's dated KnowNothingKnowItAll Kinsey, immature Roger, and the self-centered Richard.



* BigThinShortTrio: The Big to Michael's Thin and Peggy's Short.



* BigThinShortTrio: The Thin to Stan's Big and Peggy's Short.



-->'''Harry Crane:''' I don't know how I'll be able to tell you apart.\\
'''Dawn:''' Everybody keeps saying that, but it really hasn't been a problem.

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-->'''Harry Crane:''' I don't know how I'll be able to tell you apart.\\
'''Dawn:'''
apart.
-->'''Dawn:'''
Everybody keeps saying that, but it really hasn't been a problem.



* KickedUpstairs: While Dawn is competent enough, the real reason why she is promoted to office manager is because Joan has nowhere else to put her and will not fire Dawn for something that is other people's fault. The promotion is also Joan's way of getting back at Avery and Cooper for making her job difficult for petty reasons. Dawn does not mind.

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* KickedUpstairs: While Dawn is competent enough, the real reason why she is promoted to office manager is because Joan has nowhere else to put her and will not fire Dawn for something that is other people's fault. The promotion is also Joan's way of getting back at Avery and Cooper for making her job difficult for petty reasons. [[{{Squee}} Dawn does not mind.mind]].


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* NiceHat: Has a wide collection of hats for her going-out outfits, the image shown is just one of many.


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* NiceHat: Marie has quite a number of them to match her outfits.
17th Feb '16 5:36:31 PM DavidDelony
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played completely straight when [[spoiler: she's diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in the penultimate episode. Although she looks a little weaker, she's still very beautiful. Her vanity is partly why she refuses treatment.]]
25th Jan '16 8:27:38 PM toongrrl1990
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Not as bad as her colleagues or boss, she has became more curt and prickly as the years go on; however her sense of fairness and care don't waver, and tends to be tender with those close to her, more likely to forgive, and can back up her colleagues.
3rd Jan '16 5:02:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor[=/=]{{Expy}}:
** A lighter, nobler incarnation of [[Series/TheSopranos Tony Soprano]], the protagonist of creator Matthew Weiner's previous show. Both characters are middle-aged broken aces with a dual life, are serial adulterers married to a blonde stepford smiler but [[HasAType fond of brunettes]], endure TheChainsOfCommanding, and have serious parental issues, among other minor common traits.
** Handsome, charismatic, enigmatic, and aloof, Don Draper and [[Literature/TheGreatGatsby Jay Gatsby]] are two men with a parallel and lurid past.
20th Dec '15 10:33:26 PM dmcreif
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* TrophyWife: A borderline example. The age difference between her and Don, while referenced in the show, is only 14 years, and Megan wants to work with Don in advertising rather than merely look pretty on his arm. When she decides she wants to go back to acting rather than continue as a copywriter, Don is upset not just because he likes having his wife at work with him (though he does, and he also thinks that having her around all the time will help him keep his impulses under control), but because he thinks she has a better future in advertising than acting.

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* TrophyWife: A borderline example. The age difference between her and Don, while referenced in the show, is only 14 years, years (slightly larger than the real nine year age gap between Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare), and Megan wants to work with Don in advertising rather than merely look pretty on his arm. When she decides she wants to go back to acting rather than continue as a copywriter, Don is upset not just because he likes having his wife at work with him (though he does, and he also thinks that having her around all the time will help him keep his impulses under control), but because he thinks she has a better future in advertising than acting.
20th Dec '15 7:44:34 PM villainouscrush
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* HelloNurse: Most of the male cast can't stop staring at her boobs and ass.

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* HelloNurse: Most of the male cast can't stop staring at her boobs and ass.her.
16th Dec '15 4:22:40 PM nombretomado
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[[IvyLeague Columbia]]-educated WASP from Vermont and a major rival of Pete's, coming in as an account executive at about the same time as him. They eventually come to a truce.

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[[IvyLeague [[UsefulNotes/IvyLeague Columbia]]-educated WASP from Vermont and a major rival of Pete's, coming in as an account executive at about the same time as him. They eventually come to a truce.
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