History Characters / Scandal

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* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He was responsible for everythung that happened in season 6. Frankie's death, the Peus conspiracy, Maya Pope's attempted hit on Mellie, everything.]]

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* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He was responsible for everythung everything that happened in season 6. Frankie's death, the Peus conspiracy, Maya Pope's attempted hit on Mellie, everything.]]
21st May '17 12:38:54 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives a vicious one to Fitz in "A Door Marked Exit," calling him a "boy" who never had to work for anything.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives a vicious one to Fitz in "A Door Marked Exit," calling him a "boy" who never had to work for anything. He gives these frequently to...pretty much everybody else.
20th May '17 7:33:57 PM Nyame
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* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: By Season Six, it becomes clear that the entire show is about Olivia's StartOfDarkness in the pursuit of more power. It's implied that this fall would've gone faster had she not fallen for Fitz, and would've stalled indefinitely had it not been several traumatic experiences and the encouragement of her parents, who were extremely ambitious in their own right and taught Olivia to be the same. [[spoiler:Once the season six finale ends, there's no question who the true BigBad has been all along]].


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* MoralityChain: To Olivia Pope. Olivia never pursued many of her ambitions because of her love for Fitz and desire to ensure that his morality and idealism never eroded. Unfortunately, this caused her own morality to erode, and by Season Six it's made clear that Fitz is the only one keeping her in check. [[spoiler:Once his presidency ends and he departs to Vermont, all it takes is a couple of nudges for Olivia to go full-blast and set herself up as the BigBad for the final season]].


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* TheCorrupter: Cyrus has never been one to shy away from less-than-moral methods to get what he wants, and often pushes others to do the same. [[spoiler:In particular, he had Luna Vargas do all his dirty work by pouring a little bit of honey into her ear, and got what he wanted in the end]].


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* ICouldaBeenAContender: One of Cyrus' biggest hang-ups. By all rights, a man of his political acumen should've been President -- this is the man who mentored Olivia Pope, after all. Unfortunately, Cyrus wasn't particularly handsome and, as he found out later in life, he's gay. The former, the country could probably live with, but the latter ensured that he could never be elected (at least, not in his lifetime). As a result, he had to settle for Chief of Staff; all the power, even more so than the President, but none of the glory.
20th May '17 8:02:37 AM Nyame
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* AmbitionIsEvil: No one on the show embodies this more than Olivia herself. The only reason why she never went for more power is because of her love for Fitz and desire to be moral. However, over the course of the show, her morality erodes, sped up by several traumatic experiences, and her and Fitz are constantly separated, either by circumstances or by their own relationship troubles. [[spoiler:When Fitz departs for Vermont in the Season Six finale after his presidency ends, taking him out of the picture for the forseeable future, Olivia loses her MoralityChain, and with the encouragement of her similarly ambitious parents, goes all out: on top of being Mellie's Chief of Staff, she resurrects B6-13, with ''her'' as Command. When Cyrus, the true mastermind behind Luna Vargas' plot to take the presidency, asks her what it's like to be the most powerful person in the world, her only response?]]
-->"It feels ''right''."


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* MoralityChain: Fitz. For all her faults, Olivia genuinely loves Fitz and many of her questionable actions concerning the Presidency are done to protect him and prevent him from ever compromising his morals. [[spoiler:Notably, Olivia only embraces her hunger for power when he is out of the picture, having departed to Vermont to run his foundation]].
19th May '17 6:02:36 AM RedRoverRedRover
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%%* LargeHam

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%%* LargeHam* InformedAbility: Apparently he got recruited by the government because he could code and speak 8 languages. We see nothing of this.
* LargeHam: [[BreakoutVillain And the fans love it]]. This man can give an epic BreakingSpeech.
19th May '17 12:01:10 AM RedRoverRedRover
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ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He was responsible for everythung that happened in season 6. Frankie's death, the Peus conspiracy, Maya Pope's attempted hit on Mellie, everything.]]

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ManBehindTheMan: *ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He was responsible for everythung that happened in season 6. Frankie's death, the Peus conspiracy, Maya Pope's attempted hit on Mellie, everything.]]
19th May '17 12:00:08 AM RedRoverRedRover
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ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He was responsible for everythung that happened in season 6. Frankie's death, the Peus conspiracy, Maya Pope's attempted hit on Mellie, everything.]]
18th May '17 8:39:37 PM Nyame
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* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did agree to have the election rigged so that Fitz would win and become President of the United States. By the end of season two, it will all come back to haunt her. [[spoiler:The season six finale finally drops all pretenses of what she is, after she reinstates B613 with her as Command while also doubling as Mellie's Chief of Staff (long-established as the true power behind the President), effectively making her the most powerful person in the world)]].

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* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did agree to have the election rigged so that Fitz would win and become President of the United States. By the end of season two, it will all come back to haunt her. [[spoiler:The season six finale finally drops all pretenses of what she is, after she reinstates B613 with her as Command while also doubling as Mellie's Chief of Staff (long-established as the true power behind the President), effectively making her the most powerful person in the world)]].world]].


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* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:In preparation for Mellie's ascension to the Presidency and her own new position as her Chief of Staff, Olivia gives Quinn a SecretTestOfCharacter. When Quinn passes with flying colors, Olivia leaves OPA to her]].
18th May '17 8:35:54 PM Nyame
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* ControlFreak: Of the AmbitionIsEvil variety. Olivia must always be in control of everything in her life, and is obsessed with power, even if she is incapable of admitting it to herself.



* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did agree to have the election rigged so that Fitz would win and become President of the United States. By the end of season 2, it will all come back to haunt her.

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* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did agree to have the election rigged so that Fitz would win and become President of the United States. By the end of season 2, two, it will all come back to haunt her.her. [[spoiler:The season six finale finally drops all pretenses of what she is, after she reinstates B613 with her as Command while also doubling as Mellie's Chief of Staff (long-established as the true power behind the President), effectively making her the most powerful person in the world)]].



%%* ManipulativeBastard

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%%* ManipulativeBastard * ManipulativeBastard: He was Olivia's mentor, and one of the few that can go toe-to-toe with her. [[spoiler:Case-in-point, the season six finale reveals that he manipulated Luna Vargas into assassinating her own husband, knowing that Olivia would sniff her out, all in a plot to become Mellie's Vice-President with the highest approval rating possible and a President who isn't afraid to use the back channels of Washington]].
13th May '17 12:23:47 PM RedRoverRedRover
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Jake Ballard's current and Huck's former boss, he is also implied to be the head of the CIA's classified B613 program. His actual name was not given for much of the series. [[spoiler:However, the season two finale has Cyrus refer to him as "Roland" and reveals that he is Olivia Pope's father. Season Three gives him the nickname "Eli" and the complete name of "Rowan Pope". Not that this is a surprise, given B613 members tend to use assumed names.]]

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Jake Ballard's current and Huck's former boss, he is also implied to be the head of the CIA's classified B613 program. His actual name was not given for much of the series. [[spoiler:However, the season two finale has Cyrus refer to him as "Roland" and reveals that he is Olivia Pope's father. Season Three gives him the nickname "Eli" "Rowan" and the complete name of "Rowan "Eli Pope". Not that this is a surprise, given B613 members tend to use assumed names.]]
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