History Characters / ParksAndRecreation

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!!Trevor Nelsson [-(Marc Evan Jackson)-]

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!!Trevor Nelsson [-(Marc Evan Jackson)-][-(Creator/MarcEvanJackson)-]
25th Mar '17 9:34:47 PM randomguy399
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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She ends up married to the kind and intelligent Ben.



* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Andy in the DistantFinale]].

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With [[spoiler:After some resistance, she and Andy eventually have a son named Jack in the DistantFinale]].DistantFinale, with another on the way]].



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: April ''Roberta'' Ludgate[[spoiler:-Dwyer]].

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* EmbarrassingMiddleName: April ''Roberta'' Ludgate[[spoiler:-Dwyer]].Roberta.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Dumps her cynical, moody boyfriend (and his boyfriend) because she likes the good-natured Andy.



* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: The basis of her initial friendship (and later marriage) with Andy.



[[folder:Mark Brendanawicz]]
!!Mark Brendanawicz [-(Paul Schneider)-]
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->''"I hit rock bottom that night. I mean I literally fell to the bottom of a pit and hit a rock. I remember laying there thinking, 'There’s probably a good reason why I'm down here.' And then I remember thinking, 'I need morphine.'"''

A city planner. StraightMan caught in a LoveTriangle between Leslie and Ann. He started off the series as a HandsomeLech, but this was quickly dropped and he spent most of his time on the show being a LadykillerInLove. He was PutOnABus when he joins a private company at the end of Season 2.

* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Non-villainous example. Some years prior to the first season, Mark and Leslie slept together once. This was a ''very'' important event in Leslie's life and she imagines their working relationship has been filled with UnresolvedSexualTension since. Mark sleeps with so many women that he barely even remembers it.
* TheCasanova: In the first season. He later dropped this when he and Ann began dating in the second season, and actually was a faithful boyfriend.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the second season, he began a steady relationship with Ann and remained faithful to her. At Valentine's Day, he (admittedly) gives her every clichéd Valentine's Day gift he can think of because it's the first time he's been able to give someone such a gift. In the first episode of season 2 Ann notes that his personality seems to have shifted overnight after he suffered a head injury at the end of season 1.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/TheOfficeUS Jim Halpert]].
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* TheGenericGuy: For two seasons, he stood in the middle of a cast of more interesting characters and acted sane. Obviously, a StraightMan is supposed to do that, but unlike other characters who have fulfilled this role on the show (such as Ben), Mark lacked any quirks that allowed the character to take part in the shenanigans.
** Lampshaded when Ann admits that while Mark is very stable and "safe", he's also rather bland, and states that her relationship with Andy may have been unhealthy but at least it was interesting.
* LadykillerInLove: How his CharacterDevelopment happened.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Hit on Ann before she actually broke up with Andy, and then fell into the Pit behind Ann's house later that night, just as Andy had done to inaugurate the series.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "Practice Date", he eagerly joins in with a game in which the department decide to dig up dirt on one another, but accidentally reveals to Jerry that he was adopted. At this point he feels he's gone too far and backs out entirely.
* PermaStubble: He doesn't grow out a beard.
* PutOnABus: At the end of Season 2, Ann breaks up with him and he leaves the government to work for a construction company after Pawnee is declared bankrupt.
** LongBusTrip: Mark was intended to be an occasional DropInCharacter in the subsequent seasons, but due to Paul Schneider's lack of desire to return and the writers focusing on other stories, this was the result.
* {{Unperson}}: Despite his prominence early on, later seasons avoid all references to him. It becomes very notable when he is the ''only'' past boyfriend of Ann's to not be referenced when she assembles her "ex-boyfriend boxes".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Mark was never mentioned following his change in employment, even when it would make sense for him to be mentioned. For example, Leslie and Ben struggle to find an architect for the Lot 48 park in "Pawnee Commons", apparently forgetting that Mark had already drawn up plans for the park and given them to Leslie in his last episode.
** Even more notably, in "Halloween Surprise", Ann assembles several boxes full of items, clothes, and hobbies she picked up while dating various characters in the show to be sold for charity. She has boxes for every romantic interest she's had ''except'' for Mark.
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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: After some resistance due to difference in lifestyle, she gets together with Joe, an almost inhumanly-nice music teacher.


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[[folder:Mark Brendanawicz]]
!!Mark Brendanawicz [-(Paul Schneider)-]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mark_brendanawicz_8975.jpg]]
->''"I hit rock bottom that night. I mean I literally fell to the bottom of a pit and hit a rock. I remember laying there thinking, 'There’s probably a good reason why I'm down here.' And then I remember thinking, 'I need morphine.'"''

A city planner. StraightMan caught in a LoveTriangle between Leslie and Ann. He started off the series as a HandsomeLech, but this was quickly dropped and he spent most of his time on the show being a LadykillerInLove. He was PutOnABus when he joins a private company at the end of Season 2.

* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Non-villainous example. Some years prior to the first season, Mark and Leslie slept together once. This was a ''very'' important event in Leslie's life and she imagines their working relationship has been filled with UnresolvedSexualTension since. Mark sleeps with so many women that he barely even remembers it.
* TheCasanova: In the first season. He later dropped this when he and Ann began dating in the second season, and actually was a faithful boyfriend.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the second season, he began a steady relationship with Ann and remained faithful to her. At Valentine's Day, he (admittedly) gives her every clichéd Valentine's Day gift he can think of because it's the first time he's been able to give someone such a gift. In the first episode of season 2 Ann notes that his personality seems to have shifted overnight after he suffered a head injury at the end of season 1.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/TheOfficeUS Jim Halpert]].
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* TheGenericGuy: For two seasons, he stood in the middle of a cast of more interesting characters and acted sane. Obviously, a StraightMan is supposed to do that, but unlike other characters who have fulfilled this role on the show (such as Ben), Mark lacked any quirks that allowed the character to take part in the shenanigans.
** Lampshaded when Ann admits that while Mark is very stable and "safe", he's also rather bland, and states that her relationship with Andy may have been unhealthy but at least it was interesting.
* LadykillerInLove: How his CharacterDevelopment happened.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Hit on Ann before she actually broke up with Andy, and then fell into the Pit behind Ann's house later that night, just as Andy had done to inaugurate the series.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "Practice Date", he eagerly joins in with a game in which the department decide to dig up dirt on one another, but accidentally reveals to Jerry that he was adopted. At this point he feels he's gone too far and backs out entirely.
* PermaStubble: He doesn't grow out a beard.
* PutOnABus: At the end of Season 2, Ann breaks up with him and he leaves the government to work for a construction company after Pawnee is declared bankrupt.
** LongBusTrip: Mark was intended to be an occasional DropInCharacter in the subsequent seasons, but due to Paul Schneider's lack of desire to return and the writers focusing on other stories, this was the result.
* {{Unperson}}: Despite his prominence early on, later seasons avoid all references to him. It becomes very notable when he is the ''only'' past boyfriend of Ann's to not be referenced when she assembles her "ex-boyfriend boxes".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Mark was never mentioned following his change in employment, even when it would make sense for him to be mentioned. For example, Leslie and Ben struggle to find an architect for the Lot 48 park in "Pawnee Commons", apparently forgetting that Mark had already drawn up plans for the park and given them to Leslie in his last episode.
** Even more notably, in "Halloween Surprise", Ann assembles several boxes full of items, clothes, and hobbies she picked up while dating various characters in the show to be sold for charity. She has boxes for every romantic interest she's had ''except'' for Mark.
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25th Mar '17 8:53:54 AM ansang
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* {{Foil}}: In many ways, he's the exact opposite from Ron Swanson.
24th Mar '17 9:53:37 PM randomguy399
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* {{Adorkable}}: Not nearly as much as Andy, Leslie or Ben, but when she's happy about something, jokes around with someone (like making fun of Congressman Murray with Ben), and crushing on Andy in Season 2, it shines through.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Not nearly as much as Andy, Leslie or Ben, but when she's happy about something, something or jokes around with someone (like making fun of Congressman Murray with Ben), and crushing on Andy it shines through.
** Also
in Season 2, 2 when she's pining away after Andy and hinting her feelings towards him (which, being [[TheDitz Andy]], he initially fails to pick up on). When they finally get together she's clearly happy about it shines through.but tries (and fails) to blow it off as nothing big, ultimately running away from the camera as she tries to hide a smile:
--> '''April:''' I guess we're dating. It's new. Whatever. I don't like labels. Go away...



* DefrostingIceQueen: April starts to open up in season two.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: April starts to open up in season two.two, mostly thanks to Andy's influence.



* OppositesAttract: With peppy, dorky jock and rock singer Andy.

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* OppositesAttract: With peppy, dorky jock and rock singer Andy. However, they're also BirdsOfAFeather in a way -- both childish weirdos who are true to themselves and (though April tries her best to hide it) loyal to their friends.



* PitbullDatesPuppy: With Andy.

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* PitbullDatesPuppy: With Andy. He's cheerful, warm-hearted, and full of energy; she's snarky, apathetic, and aloof. So naturally it's a match made in Heaven.



* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Andy's Red.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Andy's Red.Red. Possibly the Blue to everyone except Ben and Ron.



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Do not insult Andy, hurt Andy's feelings, embarrass Andy, or be anything other than nice to Andy when she's around. Doesn't really get violent but she's clearly furious when it happens so the potential is there. And if you are a woman, do not show any romantic interest in Andy whatsoever. ''He belongs to April.''

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Do not insult emabrass Andy, hurt Andy's feelings, embarrass Andy, or be anything other than nice to Andy when she's around. Doesn't really get violent Is usually more bark than bite but she's clearly furious when it happens so the potential is there. And if you are a woman, do not show any romantic interest in Andy whatsoever. ''He belongs to April.''



* WomenAreWiser: Played with. While still very immature, she's definitely smarter than Andy.

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* WomenAreWiser: Played with. [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] in her relationship with Andy. While she is smarter than him, she's still very immature, she's definitely smarter than Andy.and if there's someone acting as the adult voice of reason in the situation it's usually Andy ("Jerry's Painting" being a good example). Also [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in that April becomes more open-hearted and fun-loving thanks to Andy's influence, while also becoming a more responsible adult who in turn is able to offer him advice when he needs it.
22nd Mar '17 10:21:22 AM ElectroKraken
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* HealingFactor: Specifically, his ''hair''. No matter what happens to Ron's hair, it always grows back by the next couple of episodes, especially his mustache. At one point, he accidentally burnt his faial hair and eyebrows off and then ran off to hide in the woods when finding out his first ex-wife was coming, and three weeks later when Leslie comes looking for him he's sprouted a massive mountain-man beard that would take a lesser mortal years to grow.

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* HealingFactor: Specifically, his ''hair''. No matter what happens to Ron's hair, it always grows back by the next couple of episodes, especially his mustache. At one point, he accidentally burnt his faial facial hair and eyebrows off and then ran off to hide in the woods when finding out his first ex-wife was coming, and three weeks later when Leslie comes looking for him he's sprouted a massive mountain-man beard that would take a lesser mortal years to grow.
19th Mar '17 8:28:42 AM themisterfree
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* UglyGuyHotWife: His wife Gayle is played by [[http://imageshack.us/a/img824/7/christiebrinkleypicture.jpg Christie Brinkley]].

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* UglyGuyHotWife: His wife Gayle is played by [[http://imageshack.us/a/img824/7/christiebrinkleypicture.[[https://cageboy.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/christie_brinkley.jpg Christie Brinkley]].
17th Mar '17 9:01:47 AM KizunaTallis
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* NamesTheSame: There is a politician in Australia with the name Ben Wyatt and in early 2017 he was elected as the Treasurer of Western Australia.



** He's also one of the few, if not the only character, to have never made fun of Jerry. Even other {{Nice Guy}}s Chris, Andy, and Leslie can't say that. Though even he never refers to Jerry by his real name.

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** He's also one of the few, if not the only character, to have never made fun of Jerry. Even other {{Nice Guy}}s "nice" characters like Chris, Andy, and Leslie can't say that. Though even he never refers to Jerry by his real name.



* ExtremeDoormat: He will take any amount of abuse without a word of protest.

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* ExtremeDoormat: He will take any amount of He's a bit weak-willed and takes the abuse without a word of protest.protest. However, it really doesn't get to him much.



-->'''Garry:''' I met Gayle right here at Sherm's [ice cream shop]. She was slim, blonde hair, big breast, long legs. Ugh, not my type at all.

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-->'''Garry:''' I met Gayle right here at Sherm's [ice cream shop]. She was slim, blonde hair, big breast, breasts, long legs. Ugh, not my type at all.



* {{Fangirl}}: Rita owns all of Duke Silver's albums.

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* {{Fangirl}}: Rita owns all of Duke Silver's albums.albums (although curiously, while her daughter recognized Ron was Duke as soon as she met him, Rita herself didn't see it).



* HairTriggerTemper: Even when he's not in stressful situations, he's still easily set off.

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* HairTriggerTemper: Even when he's not in stressful situations, he's still easily set off. In the final season, he learns to get a better handle on it thanks to going through some therapy.



** After the TimeSkip he's controlled it. His therapist (Dr. Richard Nygard) advised him whenever he feels the need to yell to "take a deep breath and say three great things about being alive".

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** After the TimeSkip he's controlled it. His therapist (Dr. Richard Nygard) advised him whenever he feels the need to yell to "take a deep breath and say three great things about being alive".alive" whenever he feels the need to yell .



* IdleRich

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* IdleRichIdleRich: Though he does try to get a job, he's not good at it. He's okay with it though.



-->'''Ron''': "When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half-mast, I thought 'all right — another bureaucrat ate it.' But then, I found out it was Li'l Sebastian. Half-mast is too high. ''Show some damned respect.''"

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-->'''Ron''': "When When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half-mast, I thought 'all right — another bureaucrat ate it.' But then, I found out it was Li'l Sebastian. Half-mast is too high. ''Show some damned respect.''"''



* TheStoic: The only times Orin showed any emotion was when he's scared by Chris' brand of intense positivity and smiling at Chris' FunnyMoments depressing music mix.

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* TheStoic: The only times Orin showed any emotion was when he's scared by Chris' brand of intense positivity and smiling at Chris' FunnyMoments depressing music mix.
16th Mar '17 10:54:14 PM randomguy399
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* {{Adorkable}}: Not nearly as much as Andy, Leslie or Ben, but when she's happy about something, or the few times she jokes around with someone (like making fun of Congressman Murray with Ben), it shines through.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Not nearly as much as Andy, Leslie or Ben, but when she's happy about something, or the few times she jokes around with someone (like making fun of Congressman Murray with Ben), and crushing on Andy in Season 2, it shines through.
14th Mar '17 9:32:30 PM bombadil211
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* ThemeNaming: He and his brothers all have names that rhyme: Ron, Don, Lon, Vaughn.
13th Mar '17 12:14:42 AM randomguy399
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--> '''Donna:''' Knope, you're a softie, but on the inside, you're a straight-up boss. April, you're the exact opposite.



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Do not insult Andy, hurt Andy's feelings, embarrass Andy, or be anything other than nice to Andy when she's around. Doesn't really get violent but she's clearly furious when it happens so the potential is there. Part of the reason is that Andy is such a kind and goodhearted ManChild that he simply doesn't realize that people are insulting him, so they think it's funny to keep doing it and see the insults go right over his head. Watching people do that to Andy really pisses April off. And if you are a woman, do not show any romantic interest in Andy whatsoever. ''He belongs to April.''

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* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Do not insult Andy, hurt Andy's feelings, embarrass Andy, or be anything other than nice to Andy when she's around. Doesn't really get violent but she's clearly furious when it happens so the potential is there. Part of the reason is that Andy is such a kind and goodhearted ManChild that he simply doesn't realize that people are insulting him, so they think it's funny to keep doing it and see the insults go right over his head. Watching people do that to Andy really pisses April off. And if you are a woman, do not show any romantic interest in Andy whatsoever. ''He belongs to April.''
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