History Characters / Scrubs

10th May '18 1:54:52 PM Lawman592
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* DisappointingOlderSibling: Dan was a cool guy in high school but became an underpaid bartender and attic dweller while J.D. went on to become a doctor.
29th Apr '18 7:40:55 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* SinkOrSwimMentor: He eventually develops into this in Seasons 8 and 9 when he gets his own interns to take care of, something he learned from Cox and directly comments on.



* SmallNameBigEgo: In the beginning of the series his confidence outweighed his actual skill, it was humbling to learn that several other surgical interns were actually better than him. In fact it was only J.D.'s encouragement to spend more time with his patients that put him good enough to get a Surgical Attending position. But by the end his leadership ability became his greatest asset, nearly everyone in the hospital nominates him to become the new Chief of Surgery.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: In At the beginning of the series his confidence outweighed his actual skill, it was humbling to learn that several other surgical interns were actually better than him. him (such as The Todd). In fact fact, it was only J.D.'s encouragement to spend more time with his patients that put him good enough to get a Surgical Attending position. But by the end his leadership ability became his greatest asset, nearly everyone in the hospital nominates him to become the new Chief of Surgery.



* SinkOrSwimMentor: Mainly justified in this approach; he wants his interns to learn, as quickly as possible, that lives depend on them, and that eventually they must rely on their own skills rather than outside assistance.

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* SinkOrSwimMentor: Mainly justified in this approach; he wants his interns to learn, as quickly as possible, that lives depend on them, and that eventually they must rely on their own skills rather than outside assistance. He does have his limits and will step in when the interns ''really'' needs his help (which he decides).
26th Apr '18 6:05:45 PM TheWanderer
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* NotSoAboveItAll: While he's mostly a StraightMan and a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, at the end of one episode there was a race between Internal Medicine and the Surgeons, (doctors Cox and Wen are each sitting in a wheelchair, while they're pushed by J.D. and Turk respectively) and Dr. Wen is just as into it as anybody. In fact, he might be the most hyped person there and the most competitive to win the race.
25th Apr '18 5:14:23 PM no_name86
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* HeroicBSOD: "My Lunch", due to four patients dying due to organ transplants from a woman infected with rabies. The fourth patient hit him the hardest since he wasn't in a desperate state and could have waited a little longer. Dr. Cox spends the next episode just drinking on the couch and only says 20 words the whole episode and most of them are in flashbacks.

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* HeroicBSOD: "My Lunch", due to four three patients dying due to organ transplants from a woman infected with rabies. The fourth third patient hit him the hardest since he wasn't in a desperate state and could have waited a little longer. Dr. Cox spends the next episode just drinking on the couch and only says 20 words the whole episode and most of them are in flashbacks.
3rd Apr '18 5:11:53 AM DamascaRamza
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** [[spoiler: He's so nice that Dr. Cox's hallucination of him forces him to apologize to J.D. and to forgive himself before the funeral.]]
20th Mar '18 2:13:16 AM annette12
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* FreudianExcuse: Subverted -- She once claimed that her acerbic personality was due to her [[AbusiveParents parents being mean to her]], but it turned out she was lying.

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* FreudianExcuse: Subverted -- Parodied and later subverted in her ADayInTheLimelight episode. She once claimed that her acerbic personality was due to her [[AbusiveParents parents being mean to her]], but later in the episode it turned out she was lying.lying.
--> '''Jordan:''' Here take the fake sugars, because ''I hope you get cancer, I really do.''
--> ''[Everyone in background gasps]''
--> '''Jordan:''' Well my parents were mean to me.
--> '''Everyone:''' Ohh.
20th Mar '18 2:03:01 AM annette12
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---> '''Cox:''' (exasperated) "Lets break down the kids support system, shall we? Hes got me, an emotionally-crippled narcissist, and hes got YOU (JD's brother Dan), an emotionally-crippled narcissist whos soaking in a tub of what by now has to be mostly your own urine! ''[]'' And I have got to believe that the two of us together, TOGETHER Dan, we can make it at least halfway to one legitimate adult!"

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---> --> '''Cox:''' (exasperated) "Lets break down the kids support system, shall we? Hes got me, an emotionally-crippled narcissist, and hes got YOU (JD's brother Dan), an emotionally-crippled narcissist whos soaking in a tub of what by now has to be mostly your own urine! ''[]'' And I have got to believe that the two of us together, TOGETHER Dan, we can make it at least halfway to one legitimate adult!"
6th Mar '18 6:12:49 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* ReallyGetsAround: In the 18 months that she and Dr. Cox were separated, she slept wth Mickhead, J.D. and several other Sacred Heart employees.

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* ReallyGetsAround: In the 18 months that she and Dr. Cox were separated, she slept wth with Mickhead, J.D. and several other Sacred Heart employees.employees.
* SugaryMalice: After becoming a mother, Jordan's dry wit takes a turn for this. She still heaps emotional abuse on Perry and their peers, but does so in a cute voice and a tone that would be comforting if not for the words.
5th Mar '18 7:04:58 AM TheWanderer
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* CannotTellAJoke: There's an episode where her inability to tell jokes that are funny is one of the central focuses.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Even before she had a position of power as a head nurse, she had considerable sway over goings on at the hospital. Several episodes showed that nurses, despite being lower ranked than doctors and getting less respect from the general public, can make or break a hospital. Because Carla is held in high esteem among her fellow nurses, she had far more power than one would guess, and even Kelso at his worst never tried to pull rank with her and always made sure to curry favor with the nurses.
* CannotTellAJoke: There's an episode where her inability to tell jokes that are funny is one of the central focuses. Note that this doesn't mean she can't be funny: as Cox says, when she's being sarcastic or getting up on her high horse she's hilarious, and [[ActuallyPrettyFunny has beaten even him in snarkiness]]. Having to tell a joke with a setup, punchline, and needing good delivery, however, is not one of her skills.



* ControlFreak: She is very controlling and dominating and uses sex as a weapon in a relationship.

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* ControlFreak: She is tends to be very controlling and dominating and uses in her relationships, whether those are sexual/romantic relationships or her friendships with others. This includes a willingness to use sex as a weapon in a romantic relationship.



* TheDreaded: Comedic example, but not even the Janitor have the guts to say anything bad about her, despite the fact that he's twice her size and could easily snap her in half like a twig. Even ''Kelso'' from the seasons, before he was softened up, avoided getting into a direct confrontation with her, especially when it pertained to work matters.

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* TheDreaded: Comedic example, but not even the Janitor have has the guts to say anything bad about her, despite the fact that he's twice her size and size, could easily snap her in half like a twig. twig, and is the the trope namer for AlmightyJanitor. (Keep in mind the Janitor once snapped his fingers and a bunch of the custodial staff showed up out of nowhere, grabbed Dr. Cox, then left him BoundAndGagged in the morgue after Cox crossed the Janitor. Despite having that sort of power, he treads lightly around Carla.) Even ''Kelso'' from the early seasons, before he was softened up, avoided getting into a direct confrontation with her, especially when it pertained to work matters.



* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}, Carla is so proud that her ego in many cases backfires on her.

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* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}, {{Pride}}. Carla is so a very proud person and is also certain that she is (almost) always right and has the unique insights that other people need in order to straighten out their lives. This has resulted in her ego in many cases backfires backfiring on her.her on several occasions.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "You know what your problem is?"
* TheReliableOne: At the hospital, she's Head Nurse and she has an amazing memory when it comes to the patients and what they've been given. In her personal life, she's more or less the den mother for J.D., Turk and Elliot and keeps Elliot grounded.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: She tends to hand these out to people somewhat regularly. "You know what your problem is?"
* TheReliableOne: At the hospital, she's Head Nurse and she has an amazing memory when it comes to the patients and what they've been given. In her personal life, she's more or less the den mother for J.D., Turk Turk, and Elliot and Elliot. She also keeps Elliot grounded.grounded and prevents Elliot's neuroses from screwing up her life.
25th Feb '18 1:04:25 AM annette12
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* RealMenWearPink: Turk used to take ballet; the other surgeons were a bit surprised at first then give him a pass when he waves this off as agility training for sports but give him crap about it when JD says that he not only enjoyed it but also loved wearing the tights.
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