History Characters / Sliders

28th Oct '17 3:25:35 PM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Expy}}: Basically Lionel Richie if he was a dimension hopping adventurer.

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* {{Expy}}: Basically Lionel Richie if he was a dimension hopping adventurer. His band, "The Spinning Tops" was a CaptainErsatz of the Four Tops.
28th Oct '17 3:23:52 PM CharlesPhipps
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%%* HonorBeforeReason



* {{Expy}}: Basically Lionel Richie if he was a dimension hopping adventurer.



%%* TheHeart

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%%* TheHeart* TheHeart: Easily the most emotional of the group.
18th Sep '17 4:25:08 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* TheNthDoctor: Played by Jerry O'Connell for the first four seasons, [[spoiler:then briefly by an unknown actor in the Season 5 premiere before being replaced by Mallory]].

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* TheNthDoctor: Played by Jerry O'Connell for the first four seasons, [[spoiler:then briefly by an unknown actor in the Season 5 premiere before being replaced by Mallory]].O'Connell]].
27th Jul '17 7:07:19 PM Anicomicgeek
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-->'''Played by''': Jerry O'Connell

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-->'''Played by''': Jerry O'Connell
Creator/JerryOConnell
28th Jun '17 11:05:18 PM Manny20444
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-->'''Played by''': Kari Wuhrer

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-->'''Played by''': Kari Wuhrer
Creator/KariWuhrer
27th Jun '17 4:54:11 AM Morgenthaler
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!!Quinn Mallory

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!!Quinn Mallory[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Quinn Mallory]]




!!Wade Welles

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\n!!Wade Welles[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wade Welles]]




!!Rembrandt Brown

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\n!!Rembrandt Brown[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rembrandt Brown]]




!!Maximillian Arturo

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\n!!Maximillian Arturo[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maximillian Arturo]]




!!Maggie Beckett

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\n!!Maggie Beckett[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maggie Beckett]]




!!Colin Mallory

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\n!!Colin Mallory[[/folder]]

[[folder:Colin Mallory]]




!!Quinn "Mallory" Mallory

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\n!!Quinn [[/folder]]

[[folder:Quinn
"Mallory" MalloryMallory]]




!!Diana Davis

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\n!!Diana Davis[[/folder]]

[[folder:Diana Davis]]




!!Colonel Angus Rickman

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\n!!Colonel [[/folder]]

[[folder:Colonel
Angus RickmanRickman]]




!! Gomez Calhoun

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\n!! Gomez Calhoun[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gomez Calhoun]]




!!Conrad Bennish, Jr.

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\n!!Conrad [[/folder]]

[[folder:Conrad
Bennish, Jr.]]


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1st Dec '16 3:23:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: In Seasons 4 and 5.
10th Jan '16 11:53:29 AM SpideyTerry
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-->'''Quinn''': {{It's all my fault}}. The Professor, this man, Maggie's next victim--all because I lost control of something I didn't know enough about. So, please, go ahead tell me what you were thinking because I think about it every minute of every day.

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-->'''Quinn''': {{It's -->"{{It's all my fault}}. The Professor, this man, Maggie's next victim--all because I lost control of something I didn't know enough about. So, please, go ahead tell me what you were thinking because I think about it every minute of every day."



* BreakTheCutie: Three years of sliding takes a toll on her; Arturo's death is the moment that finally breaks her.
-->'''Wade''': (''to Quinn'') You know, when I first started sliding, all I saw was adventure. Now all I seem to see is death.

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* BreakTheCutie: Three years of sliding takes a toll on her; Arturo's death is the moment that finally breaks her.
-->'''Wade''': (''to Quinn'') You
her. A line from "Slither" sums it up (though Quinn insinuates she's addressing him when she was really just making a general observation).
-->"You
know, when I first started sliding, all I saw was adventure. Now all I seem to see is death."



** "The Dream Masters" reveals she was once robbed at knife-point, giving her a fear of knives and of being cut.
** She also has a problem with snakes, though apparently got over it by the time of "Slither."

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** "The Dream Masters" reveals she was once robbed at knife-point, giving her a fear of knives and of being cut.
** She also
cut. The same episode shows she has a problem with snakes, though she apparently got over it by the time of "Slither."



%%* AsTheGoodBookSays

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%%* AsTheGoodBookSays* AsTheGoodBookSays: He admits in "Last Days" that he had a fairly religious upbringing. After that episode, he quotes the Bible on occasion ("The Breeder" being a prominent example).



%%* BewareTheNiceOnes

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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes* BewareTheNiceOnes: After he TookALevelInBadass. He's always friendly and affable, but he'd kick ass to protect his friends.



* DirtyCoward: In Season 1.



-->'''Rembrandt''': If you're gonna play the game, ya gotta appreciate the greats.

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-->'''Rembrandt''': If -->"If you're gonna play the game, ya gotta appreciate the greats."



* LovableCoward: In Season 1. He's quite easily spooked and intimidated, but he retains the audience's sympathy since he doesn't put his safety at the others' expense.



%%* TakingTheBullet

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%%* TakingTheBullet* TakingTheBullet: He dies putting himself in-between Quinn and Rickman.



-->'''Colin''': You don't hurt someone to help yourself...at least, you're not supposed to.

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-->'''Colin''': You -->"You don't hurt someone to help yourself...at least, you're not supposed to.
to."



%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil* FauxAffablyEvil: He often speaks to Quinn and Maggie with a faux politeness.
9th Jan '16 7:03:23 AM kalel32688
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: If anyone was ever in need of help, Quinn would be the first one to jump in. "El Sid" deconstructs the trope, as the group has to deal with the fallout of his actions.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: If anyone was ever in need of help, Quinn would be the first one to jump in. "El Sid" [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs the trope, trope]], as the group has to deal with the fallout of his actions.



* DisappearedDad: His father died in an automobile accident when Quinn was very young.
* GadgeteerGenius: He built the timer for starters.

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* DisappearedDad: His father died in an automobile accident when Quinn he was very young.
* GadgeteerGenius: He built the timer timer, for starters.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: He resented his intelligence for years because it made him different from everyone else. (Being skipped ahead and thus smaller than his classmates didn't help.)

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: He resented his intelligence for years because it made him different from everyone else. (Being else (being skipped ahead and thus smaller than his classmates didn't help.)help).



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Discussed in "The Other Slide of Darkness." His double blames himself for the Kromaggs and wants Quinn to kill him to "turn things around."

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* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Discussed {{Discussed|Trope}} in "The Other Slide of Darkness." His double blames himself for the Kromaggs and wants Quinn to kill him to "turn things around."



'''Alt-Quinn:''' It will change you: make you strong like them--strong enough to get home, to protect it, to protect the ones you love... like I couldn't.

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'''Alt-Quinn:''' It will change you: you, make you strong like them--strong enough to get home, to protect it, to protect the ones you love... love...like I couldn't.



-->"It's all my fault. The Professor, this man, Maggie's next victim--all because I lost control of something I didn't know enough about. So, please, go ahead tell me what you were thinking because I think about it every minute of every day."

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-->"It's -->'''Quinn''': {{It's all my fault.fault}}. The Professor, this man, Maggie's next victim--all because I lost control of something I didn't know enough about. So, please, go ahead tell me what you were thinking because I think about it every minute of every day."



* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed in the PilotMovie. Quinn deeply admires Arturo and goes to him first with his discovery, but he doesn't fall over himself in class to try to impress him.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: Downplayed {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the PilotMovie. Quinn deeply admires Arturo and goes to him first with his discovery, but he doesn't fall over himself in class to try to impress him.



-->"You know, when I first started sliding, all I saw was adventure. Now all I seem to see is death."

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-->"You -->'''Wade''': (''to Quinn'') You know, when I first started sliding, all I saw was adventure. Now all I seem to see is death."



%%* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]

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%%* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]DroppedABridgeOnHim



* MsFanservice : Although she dresses conservatively in the first two seasons, once Maggie joins the cast, Wade's outfits become tighter and more revealing.

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* MsFanservice : MsFanservice: Although she dresses conservatively in the first two seasons, once Maggie joins the cast, Wade's outfits become tighter and more revealing. revealing.



** "The Dream Masters" reveals she was once robbed at knife-point, giving her a fear of knives and of being cut. She also has a problem with snakes, though apparently got over it by the time of "Slither."

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** "The Dream Masters" reveals she was once robbed at knife-point, giving her a fear of knives and of being cut. cut.
**
She also has a problem with snakes, though apparently got over it by the time of "Slither."



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Starting in Season 2. As freaked out as he'd be by some strange sights, he'd still kick ass.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Starting in Season 2. As freaked out freaked-out as he'd be by some strange sights, he'd still kick ass.



-->"If you're gonna play the game, ya gotta appreciate the greats."

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-->"If -->'''Rembrandt''': If you're gonna play the game, ya gotta appreciate the greats."



-->"What happened to Wade, I live with that every day!"
* TheNicknamer: But only to the Mallory brothers--"Q-ball" (Quinn), "Farm Boy" (Colin), and "Fog Boy" (Mallory).

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-->"What -->'''Rembrandt''': What happened to Wade, I live with that every day!"
day!
* TheNicknamer: But only to the Mallory brothers--"Q-ball" brothers--"Q-Ball" (Quinn), "Farm Boy" (Colin), and "Fog Boy" (Mallory).



* BadassGrandpa: On occasion, he gets to throw his weight around. He even once punched out a Kromagg.

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* BadassGrandpa: On occasion, he gets to throw his weight around. He even once punched out a Kromagg.Kromagg!



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Had some brain fluid sucked out, was shot, and then left on a destroyed world.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Had some brain fluid sucked out, was shot, and then left on a world that was destroyed world.by pulsars moments later.



* HeroicSacrifice: He takes a bullet for Quinn.
* HiddenDepths: Lampshaded in "Eggheads," as he talks about his dead wife and how encountering her double is stirring old feelings.

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* HeroicSacrifice: He takes a bullet for Quinn.
Quinn in "The Exodus, Part 2."
* HiddenDepths: Lampshaded [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Eggheads," as he talks about his dead wife and how encountering her double is stirring old feelings.



* LikeASonToMe: Expresses this sentiment about Quinn in "Slide Like an Egyptian" after Quinn is believed dead. The fortune teller in "Into the Mystic" also suggests that Quinn reminds Arturo of his actual son.
* MissingMom: According to "Season's Greedings," his mother died during a WorldWarII bombing. [[spoiler:While WordOfGod confirms that the Arturo that said this was the double from "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome," their two worlds were described as so similar that the real Arturo likely experienced similar events.]]

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* LikeASonToMe: Expresses He expresses this sentiment about Quinn in "Slide Like an Egyptian" after Quinn is believed dead. The fortune teller in "Into the Mystic" also suggests that Quinn reminds Arturo of his actual son.
* MissingMom: According to "Season's Greedings," his mother died during a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII bombing. [[spoiler:While WordOfGod confirms that the Arturo that said this was the double from "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome," their two worlds were described as so similar that the real Arturo likely experienced similar events.]]



%%* TheSmartGuy



* SpotTheImposter: In "Post-Traumatic Slide Syndrome," the Sliders find themselves faced with two Arturoes each claiming to be theirs. The Sliders themselves have trouble figuring out who is who [[spoiler:and WordOfGod ultimately confirmed what fans long suspected: the wrong one slid with them]].
%%* TheSmartGuy

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* SpotTheImposter: In "Post-Traumatic Slide Syndrome," the Sliders find themselves faced with two Arturoes each claiming to be theirs. The Sliders themselves have trouble figuring out who is who [[spoiler:and WordOfGod ultimately confirmed what fans long suspected: the The wrong one slid with them]].
%%* TheSmartGuy
them]].



* BareYourMidriff : In "Slidecage," she wears a midriff-baring top.

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* BareYourMidriff : BareYourMidriff: In "Slidecage," she wears a midriff-baring top. top.



* JerkassFacade: She wants revenge on Rickman for Steven's death, but she's never shown mourning him. Season 4 would show private moments where she had actually been holding back considerable grief.
* MsFanservice: In her season 3 appearances, she wore very revealing outfits, and the episode ''[[SlidersS03E19TheBreeder The Breeder]]'' pretty much speaks for itself. She slowly grew out of this in season 4, and stopped being this completely in season 5.

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* JerkassFacade: She wants revenge on Rickman for Steven's death, but she's never shown mourning him. Season 4 would show shows private moments where she had has actually been holding back considerable grief.
* MsFanservice: In her season Season 3 appearances, she wore very revealing outfits, and the episode ''[[SlidersS03E19TheBreeder "[[SlidersS03E19TheBreeder The Breeder]]'' Breeder]]" pretty much speaks for itself. She slowly grew out of this in season 4, Season 4 and stopped being this completely in season 5. Season 5.



* SatelliteLoveInterest: Was dangerously close to being this in late Season 3, when the production team thought of continuing the show with only Quinn and Maggie. Come Season 4, her personality was re-written and expanded to become TheHeart, and in Season 5, with Quinn gone, a TeamMom.



* SatelliteLoveInterest: Was dangerously close to being this in late season 3, when the production team thought of continuing the show with only Quinn and Maggie. Come season 4, her personality was rewritten and expanded to become TheHeart, and in season 5, with Quinn gone, a TeamMom.




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* YourCheatingHeart: In the Season 3 finale "This Slide of Paradise," Rickman reveals he and Maggie were once lovers.



* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: The only new character to [[{{AvertedTrope}} avert]] this trope[[note]]Arturo died and Maggie joined the team in ''Exodus, part 2''; Quinn and Colin vanished only to be replaced with Mallory and Diana in ''The Unstuck Man''; but when Wade disappeared off-screen between ''This Slide of Paradise'' and ''Genesis'', it took five episodes for Colin to show up and join the team[[/note]].

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* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: The only new character to [[{{AvertedTrope}} avert]] this trope[[note]]Arturo died and Maggie joined the team in ''Exodus, part 2''; "The Exodus, Part 2"; Quinn and Colin vanished only to be replaced with Mallory and Diana in ''The "The Unstuck Man''; Man"; but when Wade disappeared off-screen between ''This "This Slide of Paradise'' Paradise" and ''Genesis'', "Genesis," it took five episodes for Colin to show up and join the team[[/note]].



* SmarterThanYouLook: Colin is rather naive, but only because he came from a less advanced world. He is nonetheless quite intelligent, adapting rather well to modern technology and figuring things out for himself.

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* SmarterThanYouLook: Colin is rather naive, but only because he came from a less advanced less-advanced world. He is nonetheless quite intelligent, adapting rather well to modern technology and figuring things out for himself.



-->"You don't hurt someone to help yourself...at least you're not supposed to."


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-->"You -->'''Colin''': You don't hurt someone to help yourself...at least least, you're not supposed to."

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%%* BookDumb:
* TheCharmer: He can blend in with pretty much any social group, all it takes is a smile and telling an interesting story. He also tends to fall in love on a regular basis.

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%%* BookDumb:
BookDumb
* TheCharmer: He can blend in with pretty much any social group, group; all it takes is a smile and telling an interesting story. He also tends to fall in love on a regular basis.



* IOweYouMyLife: He is weary of Dr. Geiger, but acknowledges that without him, he'd still be in a wheelchair.

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* IOweYouMyLife: He is weary wary of Dr. Geiger, but acknowledges that that, without him, he'd still be in a wheelchair.



!! Colonel Angus Rickman

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!! Colonel !!Colonel Angus Rickman



* BigBad: In Season Three.
* BookEnds : His first and last appearance.
* DisneyVillainDeath: His arc ends rather ignobly when [[spoiler: he misses a slide at the edge of a cliff]].
* KillingForATissueSample: Along with a dose of OurVampiresAreDifferent , Rickman needs specimens to combat a brain parasite.
* LargeHam : He chews up a lot of scenery, but he's a bad guy, so it's forgivable.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: As the main page points out, he's the "highest-ranking Englishman in the U.S. Army."

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* BigBad: In Season Three.
3.
* BookEnds : BookEnds: His first and last appearance.
appearance.
* DisneyVillainDeath: His arc ends rather ignobly when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he misses a slide at the edge of a cliff]].
cliff]].
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Jerkass}}: Rickman was a grade-A scumbag with no respect for anyone else.
* KillingForATissueSample: Along with a dose of OurVampiresAreDifferent , OurVampiresAreDifferent, Rickman needs specimens to combat a brain parasite.
parasite.
* LargeHam : LargeHam: He [[ChewingTheScenery chews up a lot of scenery, scenery]], but he's a bad guy, so it's forgivable.
forgivable.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: As the main page points out, he's the "highest-ranking highest-ranking Englishman in the U.S. Army."




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* SinisterMinister: In "Stoker," he poses as a priest to find brain fluid donors.
* SociopathicSoldier: He was an army colonel, and very clearly insane.



* IdenticalStranger: Sort of. He's the hotel clerk in most of the worlds the group visits in Season 1 and 2. Averted in Seasons 4 and 5, when the character is played by a different actor.

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* IdenticalStranger: Sort of. He's the hotel clerk in most of the worlds the group visits in Season 1 and 2. Averted {{Averted|Trope}} in Seasons 4 and 5, when the character is played by a different actor. actor.



* MommasBoy: In the first two seasons
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: He doesn't appear in Season 3 because the show moved production to L.A.--leaving all the Van Couver-based actors behind. Sasso was living in L.A. by the time of Season 4 and was approached to make some guest appearances, but talks broke down over money.
* RecurringCharacter: Throughout most of the series. His doubles were shown at three of the Sliders' resting spots: the Motel 12, the Dominion Hotel, and the Chandler.

!! Conrad Bennish, Junior

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* MommasBoy: In the first two seasons
seasons.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: He doesn't appear in Season 3 because the show moved production to L.A.--leaving Los Angeles, leaving all the Van Couver-based Vancouver-based actors behind. Sasso was living in L.A. by the time of Season 4 and was approached to make some guest appearances, but talks broke down over money.
* RecurringCharacter: Throughout most of the series. His doubles were shown at three of the Sliders' resting spots: the The Motel 12, the Dominion Hotel, and the Chandler.

!! Conrad !!Conrad Bennish, JuniorJr.



* HiddenDepths: Despite his outward appearance and laidback approach, he's highly intelligent; the first time we see him is in Quinn's (and Arturo's) college physics class.

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* HiddenDepths: Despite his outward appearance and laidback laid-back approach, he's highly intelligent; the first time we see him is in Quinn's (and Arturo's) college physics class.



9th Jan '16 5:08:59 AM SaniOKh
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%%* TheEveryman

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%%* TheEveryman* TheEveryman: One of the reasons his character was originally put in the show was so Quinn and Arturo could explain the science to him.



* BookDumb:

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* %%* BookDumb:
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