History Characters / TheATeam

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[[folder:The A-Team]] !!'''The A-Team'''
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[[folder:The A-Team]] !!'''The A-Team'''!The A-Team [[folder:As a Whole]]

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[[/folder]] [[folder:John "Hannibal" Smith]]

* MasterOfDisguise: He does this at the start of every episode, but he only uses it to fool potential clients until he decided they were O.K. Then he'd take off the disguise right in front of them.

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[[/folder]] [[folder:Templeton "Face" Peck]]

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[[/folder]] [[folder:H.M. Murdock]]

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[[/folder]] [[folder:"B.A." Baracus]]

!Other Characters

%%* AndStarring
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%%* AndStarring* AndStarring: "and also starring Robert Vaughn as Hunt Stockwell"
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* InSeriesNickname: "Dishpan", according to opening titles, but this nickname is rarely used by other characters.
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* InSeriesNickname: "Dishpan", according to the opening titles, but this nickname is rarely used by other characters.

* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of "The Sound of Thunder" he's shpt and killed.
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* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of "The Sound of Thunder" he's shpt shot and killed.
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%%* TheChick
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%%* TheChick* TheChick: In the pilot she's an important character, but afterwards she's just more or less the "token girl".

%%* HotScoop
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%%* HotScoop* HotScoop: An attractive reporter.

%%* TheSmurfettePrinciple
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%%* TheSmurfettePrinciple * TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female member of the team and the main cast.

%%* TheChick %%* HotScoop
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%%* TheChick %%* HotScoop* TheChick: Basically introduced to have another female character, after Amy is PutOnABus. It didn't work. * HotScoop: Like Amy, she was a newspaper reporter and very good-looking.

* YouLookFamiliar: Marla Heasly appeared in an earlier episode, as Cherise, one of Face's yacht companions.
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* YouLookFamiliar: Marla Heasly appeared in an earlier episode, as Cherise, one of Face's yacht companions.

* YouLookFamiliar: Marla Heasly appeared in an earlier episode, as Cherise, one of Face's yacht companions. InSeriesNickname: "Dishpan", according to opening titles, but this nickname is rarely used by other characters.

%%* TheSixthRanger
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%%* TheSixthRanger* TheSixthRanger: More like fifth ranger who joins the team in the last season.

%%* TheSixthRanger* InspectorJavert: In Season 1, with a one-shot return in Season 3.

* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: depending on how you want to look at it. Is only after the A-Team because he's ordered to and because catching them might get him promoted.
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* PunchClockHero / PunchClockVillain: depending on how you want to look at it. Is only after the A-Team because he's ordered to and because catching them might get him promoted.

%%* ColonelBadass
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%%* ColonelBadass* TheBusCameBack: In the fifth season's "Trial on fire". * ColonelBadass: The second Colonel who tries to catch the team and somewhat more competent than Lynch. He was picked for the job because of his unorthodox warfare techniques.

%%* ColonelBadass* HeroAntagonist: Along with his units. Though he opposes the A-Team he's not evil or corrupt - just a soldier who honestly believes that the A-Team are dangerous criminals who must be brought to justice.

%%* {{Jerkass}}
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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: He's more ruthless than Lynch.

* PutOnABus ** TheBusCameBack: In the fifth season's "Trial on fire". %%* SmugSnake
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* PutOnABus ** TheBusCameBack: In PutOnABus: After the fifth season's "Trial on fire". %%* SmugSnakeearly episodes of season 4. * SmugSnake: No matter how much he tries, he will never outsmart Hannibal.

%%* NumberTwo: To Decker.
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%%* * NumberTwo: To Decker.Decker's right-hand man.

%%* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
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%%* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Never mentioned again after the episode "Fire".

%%* HeelFaceTurn %%* KilledOffForReal
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%%* HeelFaceTurn %%* KilledOffForReal* HeelFaceTurn: Shortly before being KilledOffForReal. * KilledOffForReal: In the climax of "The Sound of Thunder" he's shpt and killed.
25th Jan '16 9:26:12 AM annette12
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* TeamDad: To the other member of the team, being the oldest and AFatherToHisMen.
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* TeamDad: To the other member members of the team, being the oldest and AFatherToHisMen.
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%%* AndStarring
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%%* AndStarring* AndStarring: "And Mr. T as B. A. Baracus"

%%* BadassDriver
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%%* BadassDriver* BadassDriver: "Nobody drives my van but me"

%%* TheBigGuy
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%%* TheBigGuy* TheBigGuy: The strongest member of the team.

%%* BruiserWithASoftCenter
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%%* BruiserWithASoftCenter* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He has a soft spot for kids.

%%* EmotionalBruiser
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%%* EmotionalBruiser* EmotionalBruiser: He's a tough, intimidating ScaryBlackMan but is often shown as a friend of little children.

%%* GeniusBruiser
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%%* GeniusBruiser* GeniusBruiser: B.A. may not seem intelligent at first blush, but he was part of a crack commando squad, like the rest of the A-Team, and is an incredibly skilled builder and fabricator. B.A.'s ability to design and build whatever weapon or equipment is needed from a pile of junk became a recurring trope throughout the entire series. B.A. is also large and muscular, and in combat, seems to favor throwing his opponents.

%%* GoodIsNotSoft
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%%* GoodIsNotSoft* GoodIsNotNice: Despite his "bad attitude", he's still a heroic and loyal character.

%%* GrumpyBear
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%%* GrumpyBear* GrumpyBear: He's perpetually grumpy and Murdock's behaviour certainly doesn't help.

%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold %%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold %%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Usually bad-tempered and nicknamed "Bad Attitude" for a reason, but he's a FriendToAllChildren. And even though he acts like he can't stand Murdock, he deeply cares for him deep down, as shown several times in the series. * OnlyKnownByInitials: He's always referred to as "B.A."

%%* PerpetualFrowner
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%%* PerpetualFrowner* PerpetualFrowner: Rarely smiles, being a GrumpyBear and all.

%%* ScaryBlackMan
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%%* ScaryBlackMan* ScaryBlackMan: He's played by Mr. T. Most goons seem suitably cowed when he gets in their face.

* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Flying?]]: Hates flying, mostly because of Murdock's piloting skills. Giving him drugged milk to knock him out so they can get him on a plane is a RunningGag.
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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Flying?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Hates flying, mostly because of Murdock's piloting skills. Giving him drugged milk to knock him out so they can get him on a plane is a RunningGag.
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Usually well-dressed.

* LovableRogue: %%* ManipulativeBastard
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* LovableRogue: %%* ManipulativeBastardLovableRogue: All of the members of The A-Team are this since the bad guys are so one-dimensionally horrible, but Face probably fits here the most since he's the slick and charming ladies' man (and Con Man). * ManipulativeBastard: Hee can manipulate women into doing anything.

* NotInTheFace: As it essential to his cons (and it ''does'' draw the ladies), he's rather understandably concerned about not receiving wounds to his face. Says this trope word for word at least once, and in variations many other times. ** RunningGag: Naturally, it's a running gag that he keeps getting hit in the face.
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* NotInTheFace: As it essential to his cons (and it ''does'' draw the ladies), he's rather understandably concerned about not receiving wounds to his face. Says this trope word for word at least once, and in variations many other times. ** RunningGag: times. Naturally, it's a running gag that he keeps getting hit in the face.

* NotInTheFace: As it essential to his cons (and it ''does'' draw the ladies), OrphanageOfLove: While he's rather understandably concerned bitter about not receiving wounds to his face. Says this trope word for word at least once, and in variations many having a family, he never speaks of the orphanage where he grew up with anything other times. ** RunningGag: Naturally, it's a running gag that he keeps getting hit in the face.than fondness.

** OrphanageOfLove: While he's rather bitter about not having a family, he never speaks of the orphanage where he grew up with anything other than fondness. %%* SarcasticDevotee
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** OrphanageOfLove: While * SarcasticDevotee: Despite his snarky comments, he's rather bitter about not having a family, he never speaks of still loyal to the orphanage where he grew up with anything other than fondness. %%* SarcasticDevoteeteam.

%%** BadassInANiceSuit
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%%** BadassInANiceSuit

* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: Single-handedly rescues the rest of the team more than any other one member.
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* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]]: BigDamnHeroes: Single-handedly rescues the rest of the team more than any other one member.

%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
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%%* BunnyEarsLawyer* BunnyEarsLawyer: Completely and totally mentally unbalanced, prone to assuming make-believe identities and over-personifying objects and is just flat-out loony. Who happens to be a crack military pilot.

%%* CloudCuckooLander
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%%* CloudCuckooLander* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Naturally. It's never made entirely clear whether he's actually insane or just acting so he can keep living in the Veterans Administration Hospital. One way or the other, he's a textbook example of a Cloudcuckoolander, which B.A. absolutely hates.

%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass %%** LetsGetDangerous
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%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass %%** LetsGetDangerous* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When Murdock stops acting crazy and started being Badass, usually at an episode's climax.

%%* FunPersonified
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%%* FunPersonified* FunPersonified: He's literally CrazyAwesome. Sadly this is toned down in the last season.

* GuiltComplex: Often utters the words ItsAllMyFault or variations on them any time he fails to protect someone or feels that someone has been captured, has been hurt, or will be hurt because of something he's done or failed to do, though his self-blame in the matter is almost always unreasonable. This self-blame often leads to some of the most heartbreaking moments for the audience regarding the CloudCuckooLander, seeing his [[StepfordSmiler light-hearted mask]] slip and seeing the cracks beneath. About the worst thing a bad guy can do to Murdock is give him a BreakingSpeech about how a friend, ally, or client getting hurt or about to be hurt is his fault. ** May be a case of FridgeBrilliance suggesting that part of his mental issues and why he dislikes being in charge might be dealing with feeling responsible for deaths of other soldiers under his command or protection.
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* GuiltComplex: Often utters the words ItsAllMyFault or variations on them any time he fails to protect someone or feels that someone has been captured, has been hurt, or will be hurt because of something he's done or failed to do, though his self-blame in the matter is almost always unreasonable. This self-blame often leads to some of the most heartbreaking moments for the audience regarding the CloudCuckooLander, seeing his [[StepfordSmiler light-hearted mask]] slip and seeing the cracks beneath. About the worst thing a bad guy can do to Murdock is give him a BreakingSpeech about how a friend, ally, or client getting hurt or about to be hurt is his fault. ** fault. May be a case of FridgeBrilliance suggesting that part of his mental issues and why he dislikes being in charge might be dealing with feeling responsible for deaths of other soldiers under his command or protection.

* [[ImaginaryFriend Imaginary Pet]]: Billy, his imaginary dog.
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* [[ImaginaryFriend Imaginary Pet]]: ImaginaryFriend: Billy, his imaginary dog.

%%* LargeHam
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%%* LargeHam* LargeHam: He chews the scenery quite often.

%%* LunaticLoophole
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%%* LunaticLoophole* LetsGetDangerous: He's usually crazy, but when he drops the act and gets serious he becomes even more awesome. * LethalChef: (in the film) His idea of cooking steak involves seasoning it with gunpowder and putting anti-freeze in the marinade. --> '''Face:''' I got a little Bell's Palsy last time. --> '''Murdock:''' It's only ''partial'' paralysis. Come on, take it like a man! * LunaticLoophole: Murdock occasionally ends up being the only member of the team to escape arrest.

%%* ManChild
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%%* ManChild* ManChild: He often plays video games in his room and likes watching cartoons like WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker or WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and sometimes will even repeat a Looney Tunes' character's catchphrase like Porky Pig's "th-th-th-that's all folks".

* OnlyKnownByInitials: H.M. not only stands for his nickname, but also his real name, which we are never told. ** DwightSchultz was told that 'Howlin' Mad' ''was'' Murdock's real name, but whether this was just the writers pulling one over him... However, if this was so, it makes it into something of a case of SelfFulfillingProphecy.
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* OnlyKnownByInitials: H.M. not only stands for his nickname, but also his real name, which we are never told. \n** DwightSchultz was told that 'Howlin' Mad' ''was'' Murdock's real name, but whether this was just the writers pulling one over him... However, if this was so, it makes it into something of a case of SelfFulfillingProphecy.

** LethalChef: (in the film) His idea of cooking steak involves seasoning it with gunpowder and putting anti-freeze in the marinade. --> '''Face:''' I got a little Bell's Palsy last time. --> '''Murdock:''' It's only ''partial'' paralysis. Come on, take it like a man!

* WackyGuy
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* WackyGuy WackyGuy: In the first four seasons, before being permanently discharged from the mental institution in season 5.
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* TheBarnum: Face genuinely revels in being a Con Man, and never shows signs of wanting to reform. He seems to love the scheme just as much as the payoff. ** FridgeBrilliance: Face, though not a coward by any stretch, often shows signs of not liking violence that much. He probably likes trying to con people so they can get away without a shootout or fistfight - not that he doesn't enjoy the con for its own sake, mind you.
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* TheBarnum: Face genuinely revels in being a Con Man, and never shows signs of wanting to reform. He seems to love the scheme just as much as the payoff. ** FridgeBrilliance: payoff. Face, though not a coward by any stretch, often shows signs of not liking violence that much. He probably likes trying to con people so they can get away without a shootout or fistfight - not that he doesn't enjoy the con for its own sake, mind you.

%%* TheCharmer
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%%* TheCharmer* TheCharmer: Part of Face's appeal and Dirk Benedict is quite famous for his characters that often fall into this trope.

%%* TheFace
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%%* TheFace* TheFace: Not surprisingly, Face fulfills this role by procuring rides and equipment for the team. You need a towtruck/limo/cab company? The Faceman can get that for you with some smooth moves and a silver tongue.

%%* HandsomeLech
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%%* HandsomeLech* HandsomeLech: It helps that he's an awesome ConMan who tends to scam his way into penthouses, so he can make women believe he's rich and powerful.

%%* LovableRogue
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%%* LovableRogue* LovableRogue:
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%%* BadassCrew
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%%* BadassCrew* BadassCrew: A prototype example. Maybe the first in primetime TV.

%%* TrueCompanions
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%%* TrueCompanions* TrueCompanions: They are like a family. Given a LampshadeHanging when they buy a house as part of a scheme, and the head of the neighborhood watch asks if they're gay. The team has to physically restrain B.A..

%%* AFatherToHisMen
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%%* AFatherToHisMen* 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.

%%* {{Badass}} %%** BadassBoast: Quite adept at delivering them. %%** BadassGrandpa %%** ColonelBadass
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%%* {{Badass}} %%** * {{Badass}}: No matter what the situation, he will find a way to come out on top. * BadassBoast: Quite adept at delivering them. %%** BadassGrandpa %%** ColonelBadassthem at his enemies. * BadassGrandpa: Despite his age, he kicks ass just as much as the other members of the team.

%%* TheChessmaster
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%%* TheChessmaster* TheChessmaster: He is a brilliant tactician.

%%* CoolOldGuy
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%%* CoolOldGuy* 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." * CoolOldGuy: The oldest member of the team and one of the coolest.

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

%%* TheLeader: Type I.
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%%* * TheLeader: Type I.I (Mastermind type of leader).

* NervesOfSteel: He never loses his cool
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* NervesOfSteel: He never loses his coolcool.

%%* TeamDad
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%%* TeamDad* TeamDad: To the other member of the team, being the oldest and AFatherToHisMen.
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* BadassCrew
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* %%* BadassCrew

* TrueCompanions ** BandOfBrothers
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* %%* TrueCompanions ** %%** BandOfBrothers

* AFatherToHisMen ** TheMenFirst: Always. * {{Badass}}
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* %%* AFatherToHisMen ** %%** TheMenFirst: Always. * %%* {{Badass}}

** BadassGrandpa ** ColonelBadass
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** %%** BadassGrandpa ** %%** ColonelBadass

* TheChessmaster
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* %%* TheChessmaster

* CoolOldGuy
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* %%* CoolOldGuy

* GuileHero * TheHero
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* %%* GuileHero * %%* TheHero

* TheLeader: Type I. * ManipulativeBastard
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* %%* TheLeader: Type I. * %%* ManipulativeBastard

* TeamDad * TheTrickster
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* %%* TeamDad * %%* TheTrickster

* TheCharmer
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* %%* TheCharmer

* TheFace
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* %%* TheFace

* HandsomeLech
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* %%* HandsomeLech

* LovableRogue * ManipulativeBastard * MetaGuy
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* %%* LovableRogue * %%* ManipulativeBastard * %%* MetaGuy

* MrViceGuy
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* %%* MrViceGuy

* SarcasticDevotee
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* %%* SarcasticDevotee

** BadassInANiceSuit
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** %%** BadassInANiceSuit

* BunnyEarsLawyer
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* %%* BunnyEarsLawyer

* CloudCuckooLander
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* %%* CloudCuckooLander

* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass ** LetsGetDangerous
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* %%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass ** %%** LetsGetDangerous

* FunPersonified
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* %%* FunPersonified

* HiddenDepths
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* %%* HiddenDepths

* LargeHam
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* %%* LargeHam

* LunaticLoophole
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* %%* LunaticLoophole

* ManChild
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* %%* ManChild

* TheTrickster
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* %%* TheTrickster

* AndStarring
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* %%* AndStarring

* BadassDriver * BewareTheQuietOnes * TheBigGuy * BoisterousBruiser * BruiserWithASoftCenter
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* %%* BadassDriver * %%* BewareTheQuietOnes * %%* TheBigGuy * %%* BoisterousBruiser * %%* BruiserWithASoftCenter

* EmotionalBruiser
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* %%* EmotionalBruiser

* GeniusBruiser * GentleGiant: At least, whenever women or kids are present. * GoodIsNotSoft
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* %%* GeniusBruiser * GentleGiant: At least, He's large but gentle, whenever women or kids are present. * %%* GoodIsNotSoft

* GrumpyBear
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* %%* GrumpyBear

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold * OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
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* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold * %%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

* PerpetualFrowner
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* %%* PerpetualFrowner

* ScaryBlackMan
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* %%* ScaryBlackMan

* AlliterativeName * BrainyBrunette * TheChick
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* AlliterativeName * AlliterativeName: A three part "A" name, "Amy Amanda Allen". %%* BrainyBrunette * %%* TheChick

* HotScoop
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* %%* HotScoop

* TheSmurfettePrinciple
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* %%* TheSmurfettePrinciple

* TheChick * HotScoop
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* %%* TheChick * %%* HotScoop

* TheSixthRanger
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* %%* TheSixthRanger

* ColonelBadass
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* %%* ColonelBadass

* {{Jerkass}} * TheNeidermeyer
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* %%* {{Jerkass}} * %%* TheNeidermeyer

* SmugSnake
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* %%* SmugSnake

* NumberTwo: To Decker. * PutOnABus
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* %%* NumberTwo: To Decker. * %%* PutOnABus

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome * TheNeidermeyer
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* %%* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome * %%* TheNeidermeyer

* HeelFaceTurn * KilledOffForReal * TheNeidermeyer: At first.
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* %%* HeelFaceTurn * %%* KilledOffForReal * %%* TheNeidermeyer: At first.

* AndStarring
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* %%* AndStarring

* BatmanGambit
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* %%* BatmanGambit

* PosthumousCharacter
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* %%* PosthumousCharacter

* TheFaceless * PosthumousCharacter
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* %%* TheFaceless * %%* PosthumousCharacter

* AlmightyMom * CoolOldLady
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* %%* AlmightyMom * %%* CoolOldLady

* TheFaceless
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* %%* TheFaceless
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