History Characters / TheMentalist

13th Jul '16 4:55:26 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine
1st Jul '16 2:51:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* BoxedCrook: [[DefiedTrope Defied.]] *Following his murder of Red John, the serial killer who killed his wife and daughter, Patrick Jane is tracked down by the F.B.I. in Mexico, and offered a choice of either being F.B.I. consultant for five years (a deal that can be revoked at any time if he acts up), or being locked up for 20 years to life. Janey, of course, isn't about to play that and instead cuts his own deal leaving him basically free and clear, promising to reveal some very embarrassing information if they don't agree to his terms.
11th May '16 9:14:50 PM creader
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!!Sheriff Thomas [=McAllister=]

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!!Sheriff [[folder:Sheriff Thomas [=McAllister=][=McAllister=]]]
11th May '16 9:11:59 PM creader
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[[folder: The Mentalist]]

!!Patrick Jane

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[[folder: The Mentalist]]

!!Patrick Jane
!!The Mentalist

[[folder:Patrick Jane]]



* {{Badass}}: Throughout the entire show, he manages to fire off a grand total of four bullets on two separate occasions, dislikes violence, has no apparent combat training whatsoever and is repeatedly saved by his female boss who's a head shorter than himself. He still manages to be this.



[[folder: The CBI Core]]

!!Teresa Lisbon

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[[folder: The !!The CBI Core]]

!!Teresa Lisbon
Core

[[folder:Teresa Lisbon]]



* {{Badass}}: She has the series' highest body count.




!!Kimball Cho

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\n!!Kimball Cho[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kimball Cho]]



* {{Badass}}: He's probably the most dangerous member of the team on a purely physical level; he's former special forces, the Army Rangers, to be specific.



* TheStoic: He hardly ever blinks.



* TheStoic: He hardly ever blinks.

!! Wayne Rigsby

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* TheStoic: He hardly ever blinks.

!! Wayne Rigsby
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wayne Rigsby]]



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** Also, do ''not'' threaten [[LoveInterest Grace Van Pelt]]. [[spoiler:He becomes increasingly more violent as he realizes Grace and their daughter have become targets of an ArcVillain in season six.]]



* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Gender-flipped. Do ''not'' threaten [[LoveInterest Grace Van Pelt]]. [[spoiler:He becomes increasingly more violent as he realizes Grace and their daughter have become targets of an ArcVillain in season six.]]




!! Grace Van Pelt

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\n!! Grace [[/folder]]

[[folder:Grace
Van PeltPelt]]



%%* {{Badass}}




[[folder: The FBI Core]]

!! Dennis Abbott

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\n[[folder: The !!The FBI Core]]

!! Dennis Abbott
Core

[[folder:Dennis Abbott]]






* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: To Jane and Lisbon, during season six.

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* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: DefrostingIceKing: To Jane and Lisbon, during season six.




!!Kim Fischer

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\n!!Kim Fischer[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kim Fischer]]




!!Jason Wylie

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\n!!Jason Wylie[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jason Wylie]]




!!Michelle Vega

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\n!!Michelle Vega[[/folder]]

[[folder:Michelle Vega]]



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[[folder: The CBI Office]]

!!Virgil Minelli

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[[folder: The !!The CBI Office]]

!!Virgil Minelli
Office

[[folder:Virgil Minelli]]




!!Madeleine Hightower

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\n!!Madeleine Hightower[[/folder]]

[[folder:Madeleine Hightower]]



* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: Lisbon and the team remain loyal to her, even after [[spoiler: she's framed for the murder of Todd Johnson.]]

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* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: AMotherToHerMen: Lisbon and the team remain loyal to her, even after [[spoiler: she's framed for the murder of Todd Johnson.]]




!!Luther Wainwright

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\n!!Luther Wainwright[[/folder]]

[[folder:Luther Wainwright]]




!!Sam Bosco

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\n!!Sam Bosco[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sam Bosco]]




!!Rebecca Anderson

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\n!!Rebecca Anderson[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rebecca Anderson]]




!!J.J. [=LaRoche=]

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\n!!J.[[/folder]]

[[folder:J.
J. [=LaRoche=] ]]




!!Osvaldo "Oscar" Ardiles

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\n!!Osvaldo [[/folder]]

[[folder:Osvaldo
"Oscar" ArdilesArdiles]]




!!Brenda Shettrick

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\n!!Brenda Shettrick[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brenda Shettrick]]




!!Raymond Haffner

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\n!!Raymond Haffner[[/folder]]

[[folder:Raymond Haffner]]




!!Gale Bertram

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\n!!Gale Bertram[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gale Bertram]]







!!Brett Partridge

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\n!!Brett Partridge[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brett Partridge]]






[[folder: The Villains]]

!!Red John [[spoiler: a.k.a. Sherriff Thomas [=McAllister=] ]]

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[[folder: The Villains]]

!!Red John [[spoiler: a.k.a. Sherriff Thomas [=McAllister=] ]]
!!The Villains

[[folder:Red John]]



While Jane is hell-bent on tracking Red John down and killing him, Red John seems fascinated by Patrick and doesn't make any attempt to kill him, instead playing subtle CriminalMindGames and acting mostly either to screw with Patrick or cut off any leads that might come back to him. Neither his identity nor his goals are confirmed until Season 6 but, unusually for a SerialKiller, he seems to be at the head of an entire network of murderers and serial killers, many acting independently but seemingly ready to kill or even die for him.

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While Jane is hell-bent on tracking Red John down and killing him, Red John seems fascinated by Patrick and doesn't make any attempt to kill him, instead playing subtle CriminalMindGames and acting mostly either to screw with Patrick or cut off any leads that might come back to him. Neither his identity nor his goals are confirmed until Season 6 but, unusually for a SerialKiller, he seems to be at the head of an entire network of murderers and serial killers, many acting independently but seemingly ready to kill or even die for him. His real name is [[spoiler:Sherriff Thomas [=McAllister=] ]]




!!Bret Stiles

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\n!!Bret [[/folder]]

[[folder:Bret
Stiles ]]




!!Erica Flynn

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\n!!Erica Flynn[[/folder]]

[[folder:Erica Flynn]]




!!Tommy Volker

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\n!!Tommy Volker[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tommy Volker]]




!!James Panzer

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\n!!James Panzer [[/folder]]

[[folder:James Panzer]]




!!Richard Haibach

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\n!!Richard Haibach[[/folder]]

[[folder:Richard Haibach]]




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!!Michael Ridley

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\n!!Michael Ridley[[/folder]]

[[folder:Michael Ridley]]




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[[folder: The Federal Agents]]

!!Craig O'Laughlin

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[[folder: The !!The Federal Agents]]

!!Craig O'Laughlin
Agents

[[folder:Craig O'Laughlin]]



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!!Susan Darcy

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\n!!Susan Darcy[[/folder]]

[[folder:Susan Darcy]]




!!Alexa Schultz

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\n!!Alexa Schultz[[/folder]]

[[folder:Alexa Schultz]]




!!Reede Smith

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\n!!Reede Smith [[/folder]]

[[folder:Reede Smith]]




!!Robert "Bob" Kirkland

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\n!!Robert [[/folder]]

[[folder:Robert
"Bob" KirklandKirkland]]






[[folder: The Local Police]]

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[[folder: The !!The Local Police]]
Police






[[folder: The Recurring]]

!!Summer Edgecombe

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[[folder: The Recurring]]

!!Summer Edgecombe
!!The Recurring

[[folder:Summer Edgecombe]]



* {{Badass}}: Of a non-action variety.




!!Walter Mashburn

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\n!!Walter Mashburn[[/folder]]

[[folder:Walter Mashburn]]




!!Kristina Frye

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\n!!Kristina Frye[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kristina Frye]]




!!Dr. Steiner

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\n!!Dr. Steiner[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Steiner]]




!!Sarah Harrigan

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\n!!Sarah Harrigan[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sarah Harrigan]]




!!Lorelei Martins

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\n!!Lorelei Martins[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lorelei Martins]]



%%* {{Badass}}



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler:Killed by Red John offscreen. We only see the body.]]

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler:Killed by Red John offscreen. We only see the body.]]
5th May '16 12:07:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* HandsomeDevil: A more benevolent version of this trope.
18th Mar '16 6:46:47 AM lolface123
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* PsychopathicManchild: Despite his cultured nature, it's revealed that he's this at the core. He throws away people's lives like a kid burning ants with a magnifying glass and reacts to the attention his murders bring with the same sort of glee as a petulant, fame obsessed six year old.
18th Mar '16 6:37:12 AM lolface123
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* AxCrazy: A sadistic AttentionWhore that kills ForTheEvulz. He's high-functioning when it comes to this but he doesn't hide that he enjoys his work as much as the attention cast upon them.


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* TheSociopath: Self-centred, incredibly sadistic, and having an extreme lack of empathy.
15th Feb '16 2:21:38 PM ObsidianFire
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%%* GenreSavvy



* GenreSavvy: At the end of his first appearance, he believes damn well that Jane is a sociopath... but an extremely useful sociopath.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: For all his talk about trying to become Jane's friend, he virtually ''never'' bothers to meet Jane face-to-face himself. The two times he did, once Jane was helplessly restrained on a chair and Red John was wearing a mask; and the second time he was intending to kill Patrick and was no longer bothering to hide his identity.



* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:When targeted by the main villain, he quickly calls the heroes.]]
18th Jan '16 7:33:15 PM jormis29
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* NightmareFetishist: Admires all related to the forensic science and death in general, to the point he almost {{squee}}s at seeing a case of spontaneous human combustion.

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* NightmareFetishist: Admires all related to the forensic science and death in general, to the point he almost {{squee}}s at seeing a case of spontaneous human combustion.SpontaneousHumanCombustion.
12th Nov '15 1:44:30 AM Bishop999
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* BerserkButton: He really doesn't like seeing people repeat his own mistakes. "Psychics" and vain, arrogant men who take their families for granted especially seem to piss him off.

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* BerserkButton: He really ''really'' doesn't like seeing people repeat his own mistakes. "Psychics" and vain, arrogant men who take their families for granted especially seem to piss him off.
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