History Characters / TheATeam

29th May '16 12:47:57 PM HeroGal2347
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* AFatherToHisMen: Face and Murdock in particular seem to treat Hannibal as being a father figure.
** TheMenFirst: In "Curtain Call", he surrenders to Decker so they can get medical help for Murdock, who is critically injured. Possibly played with as [[ISurrenderSuckers the team proceeds to fake out Decker and drive away]].


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* TheMenFirst: In "Curtain Call", he surrenders to Decker so they can get medical help for Murdock, who is critically injured. Possibly played with as [[ISurrenderSuckers the team proceeds to fake out Decker and drive away]].


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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: In-universe. Being a fugitive, the best acting jobs Hannibal can get are Z-list {{People in Rubber Suits}} roles, yet he treats them as if he's [[OscarBait going for an Oscar]].
29th May '16 12:03:41 PM HeroGal2347
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* AFatherToHisMen: Hannibal smiles at (and sometimes plays along with) Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. He also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He always has unwavering faith that his men will get the job done, and his nerves of steel are likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Face and Murdock in particular seem to treat Hannibal smiles at (and sometimes plays along with) Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. He also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He always has unwavering faith that his men will get the job done, and his nerves of steel are likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.being a father figure.



* TeamDad: To the other members of the team, being the oldest and AFatherToHisMen.

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* TeamDad: To Hannibal smiles at (and sometimes plays along with) Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. He also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the team, being A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He always has unwavering faith that his men will get the oldest job done, and AFatherToHisMen.his nerves of steel are likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.
25th May '16 3:28:02 PM HeroGal2347
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* AFatherToHisMen: He smiles at (and sometimes plays along with) Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. Hannibal also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He also always has unwavering faith that his men will get the job done. His nerves of steel are also likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.

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* AFatherToHisMen: He Hannibal smiles at (and sometimes plays along with) Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. Hannibal He also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He also always has unwavering faith that his men will get the job done. His done, and his nerves of steel are also likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.
23rd May '16 1:22:15 PM HeroGal2347
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: He is [[SouthernFriedGenius extremely smart]], but generally plays dumb to keep people underestimating him. He does this so well, that even Face -- though not Hannibal -- who knows him well will fall into underestimating him.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: He is [[SouthernFriedGenius extremely smart]], but generally plays dumb to keep people underestimating him. He does this so well, that even Face -- though not Hannibal -- who knows him well well, will fall into underestimating him.him[[note]]See "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E16SayItWithBullets Say It With Bullets]]" and "The Taxicab Wars"[[/note]].
21st May '16 1:45:30 AM HeroGal2347
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* AFatherToHisMen: He smiles at Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. Hannibal also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He also always has unwavering faith that his men will get the job done. His nerves of steel are also likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.

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* AFatherToHisMen: He smiles at (and sometimes plays along with) Murdock's antics like a parent watching their young child act out fantasies, he can keep B. A. under control, and he reminds Face to keep his wandering eye in check and focus on the task at hand. Hannibal also has this cute habit of referring to the other members of the A-Team by their military ranks (Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeant, respectively), even though they've all technically been discharged, and they often refer to him as "Colonel." He also always has unwavering faith that his men will get the job done. His nerves of steel are also likelier to be rattled by something threatening Face, B.A., or Murdock than him.



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He might be a bit less likely to take a request for help at face value, but only because he wants to make sure that it's someone who really needs help (and is not looking to take down himself and his team), and he won't refuse anyone who is genuinely in trouble. Even though he says they work for pay, he often waives the fee or makes Face 'calculate' their expenses to be something that the person can afford.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He might be a bit less likely to take a request for help at face value, but only because he wants to make sure that it's someone who really needs help (and is not looking to take down himself and his team), team). He ''hates'' it when anybody uses their power to oppress those who are weaker, and he won't refuse anyone who is genuinely in trouble. Even though he says they work for pay, he often waives the fee or makes Face 'calculate' their expenses to be something that the person can afford.
21st May '16 12:25:55 AM HeroGal2347
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: As Face once put it, "On our own, we're just a bunch of misfits, but when we're together...now that's something special." The leader of the outfit is addicted to his own adrenaline. The mechanic and Big Guy is in desperate need of anger management classes and has to be knocked out every time they need to travel by airplane. The con-man is, you might say, very easily distracted by the presence of pretty women. As soon as he breaks the team pilot and in-house medical advisor out of the psychiatric ward, they're on their way. Aren't you glad you just hired The A-Team?
20th May '16 11:46:19 PM HeroGal2347
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* BandOfBrothers: From the almost father-and-son-like relationship between Hannibal and Face (or between Hannibal and Murdock) to VitriolicBestBuds B. A. and Murdock, to Face and Murdock's OddFriendship (really, how can a suave con man and a crazy pilot be best friends? Just ask Face and Murdock), you can tell they're more like a family than just a team of ex-military acquaintances. For instance, in the Season 2 finale, when Murdock gets shot in the chest during a job in the middle of nowhere, they pull out all the stops and even face possible capture by the military in order to save him. They even include the "we can insult each other, but when outsiders do it we close ranks" bit.



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13th May '16 3:00:26 PM HeroGal2347
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* SpecialPersonNormalName: While nobody ever calls him by it, his name is John Smith -- one can hardly get more ordinary than that. Of course, the person behind the name is anything but ordinary.



* BewareTheNiceOnes

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8th May '16 5:50:27 PM HeroGal2347
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* PhraseCatcher: He's the target almost any time someone refers to someone being "on the jazz."


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* PhraseCatcher: He's the target of B.A.'s CatchPhrase "Shut up, fool!"
8th May '16 5:45:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* HeelFceTurn: Shortly before his CharacterDeath.

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* HeelFceTurn: HeelFaceTurn: Shortly before his CharacterDeath.
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