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17th Feb '17 11:04:02 PM 6
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* UnequalPairing: He and Cyrus started sleeping together while he was working for Cyrus. Aside from this, from Cyrus's POV, Tom was a minion who provided good sex, whereas, on Tom's side of things, he's canonically in love with Cyrus.
12th Feb '17 5:57:04 PM 6
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* ButNotTooGay: There's yet to be an on-screen kiss between him and any character, male or female, although, there has been an implied kiss between him and Cyrus.

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* ButNotTooGay: There's yet to be an on-screen kiss between him and any character, male or female, although, In season 5. Come ''Fates Worse Than Death'' there has been an implied kiss between him and was a chunk of screentime devoted to how thirsty af Tom was for Cyrus.



* ExtremeDoormat: Yes and no. When it comes to his job, whatever his job is, he's competent and will stand up for himself when someone tries to interfere, even if the person is his boss. When it comes to interapersonal relationships, he's usually naturally accommodating. When it comes to Cyrus, however, he's a well-trained puppy.
* HeartbrokenBadass: He's a super-secret spy extremely skilled in espionage and possessing mad sniper skills who literally begs his boyfriend not to break up with him and is thisclose to crying when said boyfriend does anyway.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Yes and no. When it comes to his job, whatever his job is, he's competent and will stand up for himself when someone tries to interfere, even if the person is his boss. When it comes to interapersonal relationships, he's He's usually a naturally accommodating. When it comes to accommodating person, but come his relationship with Cyrus, however, he's there was a well-trained puppy.
point when he'd literally do anything to make Cyrus happy.
* HeartbrokenBadass: He's a super-secret spy extremely skilled in espionage and possessing mad sniper skills who literally begs his boyfriend not to break up with him and is thisclose to crying when said boyfriend does anyway. ''Fates Worse Than Death'' ramps this up.



* [[WomanScorned Man Scorned]]: He left Cyrus alone when Cyrus first broke up with him, but when Cyrus got together back with him in order to advance Cyrus's own political interests, and then, dumped him again, saying he didn't take it well is a bit of an understatement.



* OneHeadTaller: Both Letscher and Matthew Del Negro (Michael) are signficantly taller than Jeff Perry (Cyrus).

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* OneHeadTaller: Both Letscher and Matthew Del Negro (Michael) are signficantly significantly taller than Jeff Perry (Cyrus).



* TheStoic: Completely for the first three seasons. Season 4 had him complain, have a terror-stricken breakdown, and show fascination in another character (Olivia). In season 5B, in between showing somewhat sadistic glee and contempt in recruiting a white supremacist as a fall guy and undeniable devotion to Cyrus, he was his typical calm, quiet self.

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* TheStoic: Completely for the first three seasons. Season 4 had him complain, have Though calmness is still a terror-stricken breakdown, and show fascination in another character (Olivia). In large part of his characterisation, season 5B, in between showing somewhat sadistic glee 4 and contempt onward have shown cracks in recruiting a white supremacist as a fall guy and undeniable devotion to Cyrus, he was his typical calm, quiet self.
stoicism.
14th Jan '17 11:36:25 AM Awsamazing
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%%* TheConspiracy: [[spoiler:Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
* DarkMistress: [[spoiler:Is a version of this for President Grant, what with her being his mistress and being a part of TheConspiracy to get him elected.]]

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%%* TheConspiracy: [[spoiler:Is Is a member of one. See the trope entry on the main page for details.]]
details.
* DarkMistress: [[spoiler:Is Is a version of this for President Grant, what with her being his mistress and being a part of TheConspiracy to get him elected.]]



* KidWithTheLeash: Olivia is this to Huck, which he bluntly tells her in Season 3 [[spoiler: when he's apologizing for what happened with Quinn.]]

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* KidWithTheLeash: Olivia is this to Huck, which he bluntly tells her in Season 3 [[spoiler: when he's apologizing for what happened with Quinn.]]



* PoisonousFriend: [[spoiler:To Abby, when she made her believe David was a domestic abuser to break them up...and then comforted her afterwards.]]

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* PoisonousFriend: [[spoiler:To To Abby, when she made her believe David was a domestic abuser to break them up...and then comforted her afterwards.]]



* ThisIsUnforgivable: When [[spoiler: Abby says she holds her responsible for Harrison's death,]] Olivia ''loses it'' and gives her a blistering TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that culminates with Olivia stating this trope verbatim.
* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did [[spoiler: 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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* ThisIsUnforgivable: When [[spoiler: Abby says she holds her responsible for Harrison's death,]] death, Olivia ''loses it'' and gives her a blistering TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that culminates with Olivia stating this trope verbatim.
* VillainProtagonist: In all honesty, Olivia is actually this. She is the protagonist and she did [[spoiler: agree to have the election rigged so that Fitz would win and become President of the United States]].States. By the end of season 2, it will all come back to haunt her.



!!Quinn Perkins [[spoiler: AKA Lindsay Dwyer]] [-(Katie Lowes)-]

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!!Quinn Perkins [[spoiler: AKA Lindsay Dwyer]] Dwyer [-(Katie Lowes)-]



* ActionGirl: She's becoming one, [[spoiler: via her new gig as a spy.]]
* BadassBookworm: She's become quite the hacker via Huck sharing his skills with her. [[spoiler: Makes her quite useful to B6-13.]]

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* ActionGirl: She's becoming one, [[spoiler: via her new gig as a spy.]]
spy.
%%*DarkActionGirl: After torturing Russell alongside Huck.
* BadassBookworm: She's become quite the hacker via Huck sharing his skills with her. [[spoiler: Makes It makes her quite useful to B6-13.]]



* ClassicalAntiHero: At first. [[spoiler: She TookALevelInBadass courtesy of joining B6-13.]]
* CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler: To the point where she joins B6-13.]]
* DatingCatwoman: With Gideon.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To Charlie after her FaceHeelTurn.]]
* FaceMonsterTurn: From baby-faced newbie to [[spoiler: torture-obsessed spy]] in less than three seasons!
* FakeDefector: Maybe. [[spoiler: She deliberately let herself be seen on one of Huck's security cameras taking the Daniel Douglas file. Whether she's faking or just wants to keep OPA "in the loop" remains to be seen.]]
%%* GutFeeling
%%* TheHeart

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* ClassicalAntiHero: At first. [[spoiler: She TookALevelInBadass courtesy of joining B6-13.]]
B6-13
* CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler: To the point where she joins B6-13.]]
B6-13.
* DatingCatwoman: With Gideon. \n It doesn't last
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: To Charlie after her FaceHeelTurn.]]
FaceHeelTurn.
* FaceMonsterTurn: From baby-faced newbie to [[spoiler: torture-obsessed spy]] spy in less than three seasons!
* FakeDefector: Maybe. [[spoiler: She deliberately let herself be seen on one of Huck's security cameras taking the Daniel Douglas file. Whether she's faking or just wants to keep OPA "in the loop" remains to be seen.]]
file.
%%* GutFeeling
GutFeeling: Often worked off of this before her experience with B6-13
%%* TheHeartTheHeart: Although she shares this role with Marcus after Season 4



* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Her real name isn't Quinn, and she didn't exist in that identity until two years ago. Not only is her name falsified, but it's stated that agents from all corners of the US government have warrants for her real identity. As season two reveals: her real name is Lindsay Dwyer, she was framed for a bombing that killed seven people, and the conspiracy surrounding why stretches to not only Olivia, but the Supreme Court, the First Lady, the president's most trusted adviser, and the national security of the United States.]]

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* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Her real name isn't Quinn, and she didn't exist in that identity until two years ago. Not only is her name falsified, but it's stated that agents from all corners of the US government have warrants for her real identity. As season two reveals: her real name is Lindsay Dwyer, she was framed for a bombing that killed seven people, and the conspiracy surrounding why stretches to not only Olivia, but the Supreme Court, the First Lady, the president's most trusted adviser, and the national security of the United States.]]
2nd Jan '17 8:26:36 PM MikeW
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* EngineeredPublicConfession: His downfall comes when Olivia meets him for a private meeting and [[spoiler: Hollis brags that he doesn't believe a single word of the amazingly bigoted and wild stuff he says and that he'd rather spit on the people who buy into it than count on their votes. The next day, Hollis interviewed on Sally's show where she plays the tape revealing he's a total fraud on every position and his support collapses.]]
2nd Jan '17 3:47:20 PM Xtifr
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* PromotionToOpeningTitles: PortiaDeRossi officially joined the main cast in Season Five.

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* PromotionToOpeningTitles: PortiaDeRossi Creator/PortiaDeRossi officially joined the main cast in Season Five.
30th Nov '16 7:52:37 PM captainpat
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%%* WomanInBlack

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%%* WomanInBlack
12th Nov '16 6:17:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Immediately figuring out that Mellie induced her pregnancy to manipulate him definitely counts.
12th Nov '16 6:17:15 AM Morgenthaler
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29th May '16 5:32:04 PM 6
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* TheStoic: Completely for the first three seasons. Season 4 had him complain, have a terror-stricken breakdown, and show fascination in another character (Olivia). In season 5B, in between showing somewhat sadistic glee and contempt in recruiting a white supremacist as a fall guy and undeniable devotion to Cyrus, he was his typical calm, quiet self.
26th May '16 11:30:51 AM 6
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He started off as a Secret Service agent on Fitz's detail in season 1 before being revealed to be B6-13 in season 3. Eventually, in season 5, he somehow ended up working for Cyrus and was later shown to be sleeping with him, too. His last scene in 5x21 had Cyrus breaking up with him.
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