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16th Jul '16 2:37:44 PM FictionIsntReal
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* CasanovaWannabe: '''SO''' hard. In a series where EverybodyHasLotsOfSex, he's the guy who never, ever, manages it on his own merits. The only time we see him get any, [[spoiler:it was being used on him as a bargaining chip by Lakshmi to get him to back off from helping Paul.]]

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* CasanovaWannabe: '''SO''' hard. In a series where EverybodyHasLotsOfSex, he's the guy who never, ever, manages it on his own merits. The After his drunken, regretted one-night-stand in season 1, the only time we see him get any, [[spoiler:it was being used on him as a bargaining chip by Lakshmi to get him to back off from helping Paul.]]
12th Jul '16 11:52:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesWantRedheads[=/=]RedheadedHero

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* HeroesWantRedheads[=/=]RedheadedHeroHeroesWantRedheads
7th Jul '16 11:19:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: He's the one who discovers Peggy's talent as a copy writer. One season later, his alcoholism gets him fired. By the time [[TheBusCameBack The Bus Comes Back]], Peggy has become experienced enough that she no longer needs him as a mentor. [[spoiler:However, he reprises this role to Peggy in season five, as he is the one who convinces her to leave SCDP and move on to another firm.]]
** He surprisingly becomes one to Don in Season 7. After Don gets fired and then rehired by the agency and the restrictions they place on him causes him to fall off the wagon, Freddy gives him a combination of WhatTheHellHero and RousingSpeech that gets Don to sober up and go to work the next day. As someone on Twitter asked, "When did Freddy Rumsen become the Yoda of Mad Men?"
1st Jul '16 11:23:05 AM Anddrix
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Wife of Don until the end of Season 3. Wealthy and educated, and bourgeois and clueless. When we first meet her, she's TheWoobie, an outwardly perfect, inwardly depressed housewife who can't even go to her [[FreudianCouch old-school Freudian psychiatry sessions]] without her husband calling her doctor behind her back to find out what she's saying. Over the first three seasons, she finds out a lot about Don that she didn't want to know and confronts him several times to varying effect, eventually [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery having an affair of her own]] and divorcing Don for her lover. Since this, the main focus for her has been what an awful ex-wife and mother she is. [[BaseBreaker Opinions vary]] as to whether the character [[TheScrappy has crashed]] or is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn making a controlled descent]].

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Wife of Don until the end of Season 3. Wealthy and educated, and bourgeois and clueless. When we first meet her, she's TheWoobie, an outwardly perfect, inwardly depressed housewife who can't even go to her [[FreudianCouch old-school Freudian psychiatry sessions]] without her husband calling her doctor behind her back to find out what she's saying. Over the first three seasons, she finds out a lot about Don that she didn't want to know and confronts him several times to varying effect, eventually [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery having an affair of her own]] and divorcing Don for her lover. Since this, the main focus for her has been what an awful ex-wife and mother she is. [[BaseBreaker Opinions vary]] as to whether the character [[TheScrappy has crashed]] or is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn making a controlled descent]].\n
27th Jun '16 7:00:35 AM BDA1978
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* {{Determinator}}: Tries to get Don Draper to work in [=McCann=] over the course of a decade. [[spoiler:He succeeds, but is frustrated with Don's tendency to leave the office without word.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Tries to get Don Draper to work in [=McCann=] over the course of a decade. [[spoiler:He succeeds, but is frustrated with Don's tendency to leave the office without word. When he complains to Roger about it, Roger only shrugs and says "he does that".]]
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.]]
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