History Characters / MurdochMysteries

10th Mar '17 9:38:26 AM SMARTALIENQT
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* BetaCouple: Heading in this direction with Emily Grace. Their relationship was more stable than Murdoch and Dr. Ogden's one, but they broke up in season 7.

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* BetaCouple: Heading in this direction with Emily Grace. Their Any relationship was more stable than Murdoch he's in is this to William and Dr. Ogden's one, but they broke up in season 7.Julia's relationship.


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* CartwrightCurse: [[PutOnABus A nonlethal version.]] His longest-lasting relationship (with Emily Grace) ended with her leaving him for Leslie Garland ([[BiTheWay and then for Lillian Moss]]). Subsequent romances have lasted only a few episodes.
23rd Feb '17 3:27:02 AM manetho
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* WrittenInAbsence: In season 10's "Bend it Like Brackenreid", he travels to St. Louis to coach the Canadian football team at the 1904 Olympics. Though he returns in "Excitable Chap", he leaves again in the same episode to help James Pendrick locate his missing energy drink formula in Panama. He returns in "From Murdoch to Eternity".
26th Jan '17 6:13:54 PM epicparadox
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[[folder:Rebecca James]]

->'''Played By:''' Mouna Traoré

Rebecca James is a coroner-in-training, who started working in the morgue as a cleaner, before Dr. Ogden found evidence of her intelligence and interest in biology.

* FriendToAllChildren: Was happy to babysit Baby Rolland, and in the episode "The Missing", she took the time to find out the name of an orphan who had been dead for 20 years.
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14th Jan '17 7:10:50 PM JM1982
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Implied in "The Devil Within" when he talks about watching Murdoch build a happy life with Dr. Ogden, and also mentions the agony he's in from the spinal injury he suffered in "Midnight Train To Kingston". This time, Gillies' scheme involves forcing Murdoch to kill him. Subverted when Murdoch is ready to do so, only to find that Gillies took the bullets out of the gun first. He then seems to be ready to live again, when Murdoch subdues him by shooting him with a rubber bullet.]]



* JokerImmunity: He manages to escape police custody several times. [[spoiler:It's finally revoked in "The Devil Within", where Murdoch finally captures him for good and he gets hanged onscreen.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:The final scenes of "The Devil Within" show Gillies being hanged on-screen for his crimes. The episode ends with a scene of Dr. Ogden in the morgue, opening Gillies' head and taking out his brain, the way she promised in "Midnight Train To Kingston".]]



* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: The river he jumped into at the end of "A Midnight Train to Kingston" didn't seem to agree with him. [[spoiler:Although he didn't survive the fall, his body wasn't found and identified until nearly three months later. Many viewers however suspected that this trope was at play and that Gillies, being the escape artist he is, survived and would appear to torture Murdoch some more.]]

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* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Half of Gillies' face is heavily scarred, as shown in "The Devil Within". When he jumped off the bridge in "Midnight Train To Kingston", he hit a rock face-first when he landed in the river. Murdoch and the viewers see it in the penultimate scene of the episode.]]
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: The river he jumped into at the end of "A Midnight Train to Kingston" didn't seem to agree with him. [[spoiler:Although he didn't survive the fall, his body wasn't found and identified until nearly three months later. Many viewers however suspected that this trope was at play and that Gillies, being the escape artist he is, survived and would appear to torture Murdoch some more. They were later proven right with Season 10's "The Devil Within".]]



* TooCleverByHalf: As noted above under BondVillainStupidity, Gillies' obsession with outsmarting Murdoch leads him to draw the detective into his plans, which also allows Murdoch to ruin them. And then there's [[spoiler:"Midnight Train To Kingston", where his elaborate plan to escape the noose literally comes crashing down when he apparently jumps off a bridge into a shallow river...and gets himself killed in the process.]]

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* TooCleverByHalf: As noted above under BondVillainStupidity, Gillies' obsession with outsmarting Murdoch leads him to draw the detective into his plans, which also allows Murdoch to ruin them. And then there's [[spoiler:"Midnight Train To Kingston", where his elaborate plan to escape the noose literally comes crashing down when he apparently jumps off a bridge into a shallow river...and gets himself killed succeeds...but it also involves him getting seriously maimed in the process.]]


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* WouldHurtAChild: As shown when he [[spoiler:threatens baby Roland with heroin to force Murdoch to kill him.]]
31st Dec '16 11:24:17 PM Ambaryerno
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Frequently paired up with Higgins, both during Murdoch's investigations, and his day to day duties as a constable (in fact, he and Higgins have fronting desks). It becomes Those Three Guys when Jackson tags along; including the three of them pitching in together to purchase a motorcar.



* ThoseTwoGuys: When paired-up with Crabtree. It's probably inevitable for two guys in the very same uniform.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: When paired-up with Crabtree. It's probably inevitable for two guys in the very same uniform. It becomes Those Three Guys when Jackson tags along, such as pooling their money to purchase a motorcar.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's promoted to Constable First Class while [[spoiler: Crabtree is in prison for Archibald Brooks' murder]]. In episode 9x02 he positively lords it over Crabtree, and takes credit for George's finding of the murder weapon.
20th Dec '16 5:23:54 PM Ambaryerno
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* FamedInStory: Downplayed example. Several people, usually famous figures themselves, recognize his achievements. In "Murdoch in Toyland", he finds out that he has a fangirl who is fascinated by his work and follows all his cases in the press.

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* FamedInStory: Downplayed example. Several people, usually famous figures themselves, recognize his achievements. In "Murdoch in Toyland", he finds out that he has a fangirl who is fascinated by his work and follows all his cases in the press. And of course the season eight episode "The Murdoch Appreciation Society" introduces an entire ''fan club''. [[spoiler: They even try to stage a murder with a cadaver ''just'' to watch him work, which, much to their surprise, leads to the discovery of an ''actual'' murder when it turns out the cadaver did not actually die of natural causes.]]
5th Oct '16 11:56:20 AM Angeldeb82
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'''Murdoch:''' [[SarcasmBlind Thank you]].

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'''Murdoch:''' [[SarcasmBlind Thank you]].you.]]



* TangledFamilyTree: Over the first six seasons, Crabtree referred to a seemingly endless collection of aunts he had, all of whom were named after flowers (e.g., Daisy, Primrose, etc.) Believe it or not, they're all true --[[spoiler:Crabtree's adopted father was a priest who moved to Newfoundland and set up a ministry. Father Crabtree allowed a large group of prostitutes to live in the rectory to give them a better life, and the women all served as Crabtree's adoptive aunts.]]

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* TangledFamilyTree: Over the first six seasons, Crabtree referred to a seemingly endless collection of aunts he had, all of whom were named after flowers (e.g., Daisy, Primrose, etc.) Believe it or not, they're all true --[[spoiler:Crabtree's adopted adoptive father was a priest who moved to Newfoundland and set up a ministry. Father Crabtree allowed a large group of prostitutes to live in the rectory to give them a better life, and the women all served as Crabtree's adoptive aunts.]]



* OnceAnEpisode: As noted above, pouring himself a drink or drinking while Murdoch or Crabtree update him on the case.

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* OnceAnEpisode: OncePerEpisode: As noted above, pouring himself a drink or drinking while Murdoch or Crabtree update him on the case.



* RunawayFiancee: Emily ran away from her fiancé who did not take it too well, and appeared for one episode to harass her and try to get her back.

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* RunawayFiancee: Emily ran away from her fiancé fianc&eacute, who did not take it too well, and appeared for one episode to harass her and try to get her back.



* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]: After [[spoiler:his thieving wife Sally steals his fortune]], Pendrick is forced to try and make his fortune all over again. Murdoch runs into him occasionally with some of the new inventions he's pursuing.

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* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]: {{Fallen Prince|ss}}: After [[spoiler:his thieving wife Sally steals his fortune]], Pendrick is forced to try and make his fortune all over again. Murdoch runs into him occasionally with some of the new inventions he's pursuing.



* {{Hypocrite}}: He refuses to grant Julia a divorce and says he wants her back. He accuses her of adultery and calls her a whore while he himself shows off with a lover in hotels. In fact, Julia's relationship with Murdoch has not been consumated.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: He refuses to grant Julia a divorce and says he wants her back. He accuses her of adultery and calls her a whore while he himself shows off with a lover in hotels. In fact, Julia's relationship with Murdoch has not been consumated.consummated.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems to be a nice enough guy, enough that Dr. Grace is attracted to him and Dr. Ogden allows him to stay at her house, but [[spoiler: he's secretly stalking Dr. Ogden and sending her threatening letters because he blames her for Darcy's death.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems to be a nice enough guy, enough that Dr. Grace is attracted to him and Dr. Ogden allows him to stay at her house, but [[spoiler: he's secretly stalking Dr. Ogden and sending her threatening letters because he blames her for Darcy's death.]]death]].



* LoveInterest: He's interested in Dr. Emily Grace and pursues her romantically. She reciprocates.

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* LoveInterest: {{Love Interest|s}}: He's interested in Dr. Emily Grace and pursues her romantically. She reciprocates.



* CreepyCrossdresser[=/=]DisguisedInDrag[=/=]VillainousCrossdresser: He cross-dressed as a lady in one episode to confuse the investigators. They were looking for a woman, not for a man, which gave him time. [[spoiler:In Season 6, he disguises himself as Julia, and tells Murdoch that he enjoyed playing her due to the many admiring looks that he received.]]

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* CreepyCrossdresser[=/=]DisguisedInDrag[=/=]VillainousCrossdresser: CreepyCrossdresser[=/=]DisguisedInDrag: He cross-dressed as a lady in one episode to confuse the investigators. They were looking for a woman, not for a man, which gave him time. [[spoiler:In Season 6, he disguises himself as Julia, and tells Murdoch that he enjoyed playing her due to the many admiring looks that he received.]]



* DepravedHomosexual: Is strongly hinted to be one. In "Midnight Train to Kingston", he [[spoiler:plants a big TakeThatKiss on Murdoch!]] Moreover, when the detective is physically aggressive towards him in "Murdoch in Toyland", Gillies' enthusiastic response is, "Ha ha! This is fun!" Even when Murdoch is about to punch him, the young man still has a big grin. His joy at being "manhandled" is reserved ''solely'' for Murdoch, however, as James becomes fearful the instant Brackenreid takes over the [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique violent interrogation]]. Gillies' glee at being subjected to Murdoch's rough treatment in this episode suggests that he is attracted to the detective because he doesn't enjoy being beaten up by anyone else.

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* DepravedHomosexual: Is strongly hinted to be one. In "Midnight Train to Kingston", he [[spoiler:plants a big TakeThatKiss on Murdoch!]] Murdoch]]! Moreover, when the detective is physically aggressive towards him in "Murdoch in Toyland", Gillies' enthusiastic response is, "Ha ha! This is fun!" Even when Murdoch is about to punch him, the young man still has a big grin. His joy at being "manhandled" is reserved ''solely'' for Murdoch, however, as James becomes fearful the instant Brackenreid takes over the [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique violent interrogation]]. Gillies' glee at being subjected to Murdoch's rough treatment in this episode suggests that he is attracted to the detective because he doesn't enjoy being beaten up by anyone else.



* CloudCuckoolander: He says he's considered a weird one in the medical community, but he's ok with that assessment as long as he's allowed to practise and deal with mental health problems.

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* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He says he's considered a weird one in the medical community, but he's ok with that assessment as long as he's allowed to practise and deal with mental health problems.



* GentlemanThief: [[spoiler: In his persona as the Kissing Bandit.]]



* GentlemanThief: [[spoiler: In his persona as the Kissing Bandit]].
25th Sep '16 4:25:57 PM JM1982
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** One of his main credoes for investigations is "follow the money". It's paid off on multiple occasions.
23rd Jul '16 8:04:12 PM thatsbread
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*HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: The inspector appears to have a glaring blindspot when the suspects include middle-aged, respectable women.



* NobleBigotWithABadge: In one of the first episodes, Brackenreid admits that the skin color of a black murder suspect initially led him to believe she was guilty. Later on he arrests a caravan of gypsies for a series of break-ins without any proof, although he later lets them go when he tracks down the ''real'' thieves. In the episode "Werewolves", he readily admits that the Native Jimmy [=McCloud=] would make a very good policeman, but refuses Crabtree's request to deputize [=McCloud=] because the racism of Victorian-era Toronto would preclude any "Indian coppers". He's also initially disdainful of a persian suspect (though he does view the attempt to frame said suspect as evil) and doesn't seem to think much of the chinese.

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* NobleBigotWithABadge: In one of the first episodes, Brackenreid admits that the skin color of a black murder suspect initially led him to believe she was guilty. Later on he arrests a caravan of gypsies for a series of break-ins without any proof, although he later lets them go when he tracks down the ''real'' thieves. In the episode "Werewolves", he readily admits that the Native Jimmy [=McCloud=] would make a very good policeman, but refuses Crabtree's request to deputize [=McCloud=] because the racism of Victorian-era Toronto would preclude any "Indian coppers". He's also initially disdainful of a persian Persian suspect (though he does view the attempt to frame said suspect as evil) and doesn't seem to think much of the chinese.Chinese.
22nd Jul '16 8:07:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He can predict what Murdoch is about to do and acts accordingly. His traps and plans are very elaborate.
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