History Characters / MurdochMysteries

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.
29th Jun '16 7:28:13 PM Ambaryerno
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* NotSoDifferent: His methods don't differ from much from Clegg's at all.
27th Jun '16 5:31:35 AM Ambaryerno
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: He never killed a man in the line of duty until the day he has to shoot and kill [[spoiler: a Black Hand assassin pursuing Anna Fulford]] in "Walk On The Wild Side Part 2." He doesn't take it particularly well, though he avoids slipping into a HeroicBSOD.
23rd Jun '16 9:09:46 PM Ambaryerno
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* AlmightyJanitor: Despite being one of the higher-ranking officers at Station House No. 4, he's nonetheless ''over''qualified for his position due to politics. Murdoch was once up for a promotion to inspector, however he was passed over because of the anti-Catholic sentiment in predominantly Protestant Toronto during the era. As a result it's highly unlikely he'll ever rise higher than detective.
17th Jun '16 9:51:27 PM Ambaryerno
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* ShipperOnDeck: In season 2 Brackenreid makes several moves towards pushing Murdoch and Julia together, on several occasions giving Murdoch tickets to an event and suggesting he invite her.
16th Jun '16 6:00:35 AM Ambaryerno
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* ButtMonkey: If one of the characters is going to have to do something particularly embarrassing over the course of the investigation, there's a good bet it's going to be Crabtree.
15th Jun '16 9:42:03 PM Ambaryerno
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* TheDitz: Not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, prone to making foolish mistakes, and mishandling evidence.


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* TheKlutz: Higgins shows very little aptitude for handling evidence. He means well, but is often clumsy and on many occasions accidentally damages, destroys, or otherwise mishandles whatever he's attempting to help with.
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