History Characters / TheATeam

19th Jul '16 6:23:03 PM HeroGal2347
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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]].

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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]]. This appears in his introductory scene in "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E1MexicanSlayridePartI Mexican Slayride Part I]]". When Face and B.A. turn up to warn Hannibal that Lynch has found them again, Hannibal is in the middle of filming a B-movie about a monster called the Aquamaniac. He tells the others to hold on a moment, as he's just gotten a hold on his character and proceeds to reel off a description that is much more complex than the filmmakers probably had in mind.
19th Jul '16 6:16:25 PM HeroGal2347
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* InSeriesNickname: Triple A.

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* InSeriesNickname: Triple A. She gets it in "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E2MexicanSlayridePartII Mexican Slayride Part II]]" after she reveals that her full name is Amy Amanda Allen.
18th Jul '16 2:05:46 AM HeroGal2347
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* TerribleArtist: In "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E23BeverlyHillsAssault Beverly Hills Assault]]", Murdock is shown to be actually terrible while undercover as a painter.
17th Jul '16 5:14:02 PM HeroGal2347
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* ColonelBadass: "Hannibal", in this case, has nothing to do with the Serial Killer, but the Carthaginian general who almost brought down the Roman Republic. This Hannibal is that good. "I love it when a plan comes together."

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* ColonelBadass: "Hannibal", in this case, has nothing to do with the Serial Killer, {{Serial Killer}}, but rather the Carthaginian general who almost brought down the Roman Republic. This Hannibal is that good. "I love it when a plan comes together."



* RebelRelaxation: If he's not in uniform, he's prone to doing this.

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* RebelRelaxation: If he's not in uniform, he's prone to doing this.slouching against things.



* CoolCar: His Corvette.

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* CoolCar: His Corvette.Corvette, of which he is very protective.



* DistressedDude: Gets captured and tied up with some frequency.

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* DistressedDude: Gets captured He gets captured, beaten, and tied up with some frequency.frequency, though that doesn't necessarily mean he won't have freed himself by the time the rest of the team arrives.



* HiddenDepths: Was a big fan of detective comics. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint He learned some of his first cons from them.]]

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* HiddenDepths: Was He's a big fan of detective comics. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint He learned some of his first cons from them.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Was dropped off at an orphanage when a baby.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Was He was dropped off at an orphanage when a baby.baby.



* MasterChef: In contrast to the LethalChef trope mentioned above, the movie shows Murdock being this (the team ''love'' him "nuking" (applying gunpowder to) their stakes, and promising to make (and having made) food for B.A. calms him considerably when [[BerserkButton he is angry about having had to fly]]).



* SupremeChef:
** In "Cup 'A Joe", despite B.A.'s complaints that he's crazy and will poison the diners with his cooking, Murdock turns out to be quite good at it. Face says that his crepes remind him of the kind one of his girlfriends used to make.
** In contrast to the LethalChef trope mentioned above, the movie shows Murdock being this (the team ''love'' him "nuking" (applying gunpowder to) their stakes, and promising to make (and having made) food for B.A. calms him considerably when [[BerserkButton he is angry about having had to fly]]).



* VitriolicBestBuds: With B.A.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Murdock sometimes takes a break from being a pest in B.A.'s general direction to insult B.A. directly and sometimes does things like encouraging B.A.'s fears that getting his blood will make B.A. like him. However, it's clear that they care about each other quite a lot. Murdock really does try well-meaningly to help B.A. learn to deal with airplanes, among other instances of sincerely meant aid.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Murdock drives B.A. up the wall with his antics, but B.A. will always come to the rescue if he's in trouble, and in "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", when Murdock is shot and in real danger of dying, he calls him his friend.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Murdock drives B.A. up the wall with his antics, but antics. A fair portion of B.A. 's dialogue is devoted to insulting him and trying to get him to shut up, and sometimes B.A. actually tries to throttle him. However, B.A. also told off at least one person outside the A-Team who complained that Murdock should shut up. He will also always come to the rescue if he's in trouble, and in "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", when Murdock is shot and in real danger of dying, he calls him his friend.



* PutOnABus: In the middle of season 2.

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* PutOnABus: In the middle of season 2. It was mentioned that the team had helped her get an assignment in Jakarta.



* NeverBeAHero: Wants to be involved with doing the dangerous stuff, but she's not so bright in field situations and Hannibal fobs her off with something that keeps her out of the way and makes her feel like she's doing something.

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* NeverBeAHero: Wants Tawnia wants to be involved with doing the dangerous stuff, but she's not so bright in field situations and Hannibal fobs her off with something that keeps her out of the way and makes her feel like she's doing something.
17th Jul '16 4:27:23 PM HeroGal2347
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* UndyingLoyalty: The whole show is filled with moments of the team proving their loyalty to each other. Notable examples include "Curtain Call", which begins with Murdock being critically injured {{taking the bullet}} for Hannibal. Hannibal flatly refuses his plea for the rest of them to ditch him and get themselves out (and B.A. agrees with him), and Face makes it quite clear that he is willing to risk capture and being sent to prison in order to get the proper medical supplies to save Murdock's life. Later, in the beginning of Season 5, Hannibal, Face, and B.A. are willing to face the firing squad so Murdock won't have to. Don't worry. They all make it out just fine.



* DeadpanSnarker: Usually towards his enemies.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Usually He's quite snarky, usually towards his enemies.



* GuileHero: He is the one who comes up with all the plans and strategies.

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* GuileHero: He is the one who comes up with all the plans and strategies.strategies, and while he ''can'' defeat many opponents in a physical fight, he prefers outwitting them.



* ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' playing mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil bring them to ruin]]).

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* ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' playing mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil will bring them to ruin]]).



* 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]]. Then in the fifth season, he confesses to a murder he didn't commit so the prosecutor won't go after Murdock.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can be a very nice guy, and as a ConMan, his charm is disarming. He's former Army Special Forces, just like the rest of the team, and many bad guys forget that to their peril.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can be a very nice guy, and as a ConMan, his charm is disarming. He's However, he's former Army Special Forces, just like the rest of the team, and many bad guys forget that to their peril.
17th Jul '16 12:14:10 PM annette12
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* ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' pllaying mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil bring them to ruin]]).

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* ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' pllaying playing mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil bring them to ruin]]).
17th Jul '16 12:13:33 PM annette12
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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]].



* 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]].
17th Jul '16 12:10:59 PM annette12
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* ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' pllaying mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsGreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil bring them to ruin]]).

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* ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' pllaying mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsGreadedEggs [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil bring them to ruin]]).
17th Jul '16 12:06:05 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* ManipulativeBastard

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%%* ManipulativeBastard * ManipulativeBastard: Definitely a heroic example. He ''loves'' pllaying mind games with his enemies, with the objective of pissing them off and bringing them to ruin (sometimes by [[BreadEggsGreadedEggs pissing them off so they will do something that wil bring them to ruin]]).



* TheStrategist: His specialty. His preferred strategy is to manipulate their target into making rash and stupid moves, then drawing them them into a trap.

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* TheStrategist: His specialty. His preferred strategy is to manipulate their target into making rash and stupid moves, then drawing them them into a trap.



%%* TheTrickster

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%%* TheTrickster* TheTrickster: Pissing enemies off is his calling in life. Sometimes it's because it's important to his plan. [[{{Troll}} Most of the time, it's because it amuses him]].



%%* BewareTheNiceOnes

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%%* BewareTheNiceOnes* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can be a very nice guy, and as a ConMan, his charm is disarming. He's former Army Special Forces, just like the rest of the team, and many bad guys forget that to their peril.



* BrokenAce: He's handsome, suave, impeccably dressed, and so charming few people can resist the urge to give him whatever he asks...and also insecure about losing all of this, upset that he's never had a family, and has commitment issues out the ears due to everyone he's relied on in his life abandoning him, either by walking out or dying.

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* BrokenAce: He's handsome, suave, impeccably dressed, and so charming few people can resist the urge to give him whatever he asks... and also insecure about losing all of this, upset that he's never had a family, and has commitment issues out the ears due to everyone he's relied on in his life abandoning him, either by walking out or dying.



%%* MrViceGuy:

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%%* * MrViceGuy: He's even more prone to try to live large than the rest of the team, does cons even between assignments, is a big-time womanizer, and a few times during the show needs to remind Hannibal that they are ''mercenaries'' (in the sense that they ''are'' doing the deed of the day for ''some'' amount of money). Still is a pretty reliable member of the team.



* TheScrounger: His greatest specialty. In a NoodleIncident he even scrounged up a '53 Cadillac convertible in the middle of the Vietnam jungle.

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* TheScrounger: His greatest specialty. In a NoodleIncident he even scrounged up a '53 Cadillac convertible in the middle of the Vietnam jungle.jungle (all he has to say about that is: "trade secret").



* MasterChef: In contrast to the LethalChef trope mentioned above, the movie shows Murdock being this (the team ''love'' him "nuking" (applying gunpowder to) their stakes, and promising to make (and having made) food for B.A. calms him considerably when [[BerserkButton he is angry about having had to fly]]).



%%* TheTrickster

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%%* TheTrickster* TheTrickster: Loves to boggle and/or piss off his enemies with his eccentricity in order to make them open up for attack, and the greatest RunningGag on the show is him constantly angering B.A. with whatever crazy idea he had this week, sometimes for kicks.



%%* BewareTheQuietOnes

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%%* BewareTheQuietOnes* BewareTheQuietOnes: He is pretty quiet. And he is TheBigGuy.
9th Jul '16 11:57:07 AM HeroGal2347
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* CheshireCatGrin: Or as Face puts it:
-->"That's not even a real smile. It's just a bunch of teeth messing with my mind!"

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* CheshireCatGrin: When Hannibal grins, it can mean anything from a team member having to do something he doesn't like to the antagonist of the week's scheme going up in smoke. Or as Face puts it:
it in "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E1DiamondsNDust Diamonds N' Dust]]":
-->"That's not even a real smile. It's just a bunch of teeth messing playing with my mind!"
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