History Characters / TheOfficeUS

5th Aug '17 8:51:28 PM thelivingtoad
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* InformedAttractiveness: Almost every guy in the Office acts like Pam is the hottest working there. In reality she isn't really more attractive than most of the other women, notably Karen, Jan, Angela, Kelly, or Erin.
2nd Aug '17 6:09:50 PM Bdem
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** Was engaged to Roy; Jim spent three years in love with her before hooking up; Brian the boom mic guy has a crush on her and so does Toby; Andy and Ryan tried to ask her out; Kevin considers her the hottest woman in the office. She also dated Danny Cordray (Creator/TimothyOlyphant), and Kelly's cartoonist friend.

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** Was engaged to Roy; Jim spent three years in love with her before hooking up; Brian the boom mic guy has a crush on her and so does Toby; Andy and Ryan tried to ask her out; Kevin considers her the hottest woman in the office.
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She also dated Danny Cordray (Creator/TimothyOlyphant), and Kelly's cartoonist friend. friend.
** Creed has stated his desire to see her topless.


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** Michael has also expressed his attraction to her a few times.
** The Ben Franklin impersonator hit on her after only one hour.
22nd Jul '17 3:29:14 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Occasionally.
19th Jul '17 7:28:00 PM jormis29
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->Played by: Craig Robinson

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->Played by: Craig RobinsonCreator/CraigRobinson
13th Jul '17 4:56:55 PM BadSplice
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Given [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} his personality]], [[CampStraight mannerisms]] and propensity to bumble into impossibly awkward situations, it's been theorized that he has anything from being on the Autism Spectrum to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLfLTsiDAo Histrionic Personality Disorder]].
13th Jul '17 10:30:44 AM BeerBaron
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems like a reasonable corporate figure but is actually one of the most outright malicious characters. Key moments include having Michael steal customers from a small company that posed no threat to Dunder-Mifflin and his reassigning Holly is a blatant
** Actually subverted as Holly's transfer was potentially justified as Michael's past relationship with Jan proved to be disastrous and David might have feared another messy situation with one of Michael's relationships.
** Also, with Toby as the HR rep in the past, he was able to at least sometimes control and limit Michael's shenanigans. With an HR rep that's actively dating the manager, especially one whose name is Michael Scott, David may have feared that Holly wouldn't have been able to be objective when it comes to handling Michael.
** The Prince Family Paper Company may not have been a direct threat to Dunder-Mifflin, but it had potential clients that Dunder-Mifflin needed as it's been established since the beginning of the series that the company was not doing so well and downsizing was a recurring issue that kept popping up. It seemed to be more of a self-preservation move rather than animosity towards the Prince Family Paper Company.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems A DoubleSubversion with some [[JustifiedTrope Justification]]. David certainly ''seems'' like a reasonable corporate figure ReasonableAuthorityFigure, but is actually one performs some of the most outright malicious characters. Key moments include having acts in the series. For example, he has Michael steal customers from a small family company that posed poses no real threat to Dunder-Mifflin and his reassigning reassigns Holly is a blatant
** Actually subverted as Holly's transfer was potentially justified as Michael's past
after he discovers her relationship with Jan proved to be disastrous and David might Michael. However, most of his malicious actions have feared another messy situation with one of Michael's relationships.
** Also, with Toby as the HR rep in the past, he was able to at least sometimes control and limit Michael's shenanigans. With an HR rep that's actively dating the manager, especially one whose name is Michael Scott, David may have feared that Holly wouldn't have been able to be objective when it comes to handling Michael.
reasonable justifications:
** The Prince Family Paper Company may not have been a direct threat to Dunder-Mifflin, but it had potential clients that Dunder-Mifflin needed as it's been established since the beginning of the series that the company was not doing so well and downsizing was a recurring issue that kept popping up. It seemed to be more of a self-preservation move rather than animosity towards the Prince Family Paper Company. Essentially, it wasn't personal and David was just doing what was best for the company - acquiring more clients.
** Holly's transfer is justified in a number of ways. Michael was just coming off of a disastrous relationship with a former co-worker in Jan, which reasonably could have caused David to fear another such outcome. Additionally, Holly was the Scranton branch HR rep. Toby, her predecessor, was able to at least sometimes control and limit Michael's shenanigans. With an HR rep that's actively dating the manager, especially Michael, David may have feared that Holly wouldn't have been able to be objective when it comes to handling Michael.



* KickTheDog: Has Holly reassigned because she and Michael didn't declare their relationship to the company, which is especially glaring because Jim and Pam suffered no such consequences despite Toby actively preventing them from doing so.
** Potentially justified as an HR rep of all people should not be dating the manager. Toby was objective and was able to control or at least limit Michael at times in the past. With Holly being in an active relationship with her boss, it may get in the way of her doing her job when it comes to him.
** Michael's past relationship with Jan, and how that situation became so messy with Dunder-Mifflin might have been a potential reason for Wallace to actively transfer Holly away.
* LaserGuidedKarma: For all of the malevolent actions he does David eventually gets fired and goes into a downward spiral that only ends when he comes up with a one-in-a-million invention that ultimately lets him buy the company back.

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* KickTheDog: Has Holly reassigned because she A potentially justified case with reassigning Holly. She and Michael didn't declare their relationship to the company, which is especially glaring because Jim company and Pam suffered no such consequences despite Toby actively preventing them from doing so.
** Potentially justified as an HR rep of all people should not be dating the manager. Toby was objective and was able to control or at least limit
Michael at times in the past. With Holly being in an active was coming off of a disastrous inter-office relationship with her boss, it may get in Jan. Perhaps the way biggest factor was that Holly was the HR rep, a position which requires some measure of her doing her job when it comes to him.
** Michael's past
objectivity, and a relationship with Jan, and how that situation became so messy with Dunder-Mifflin might the branch manager would have been a potential reason for Wallace made it difficult to actively transfer Holly away.
be objective.
* LaserGuidedKarma: For all of the malevolent actions he does does, David eventually gets fired and goes into a downward spiral that only ends when he comes up with a one-in-a-million invention that ultimately lets him buy the company back.



* PutOnABus
** TheBusCameBack: When he buys Dunder-Mifflin from the failing Sabre.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* PutOnABus
** TheBusCameBack: When he buys
PutOnABus: After Dunder-Mifflin goes under and is acquired by Sabre. He and all of the other DM executives are fired. It [[TheBusCameBack comes back]] in the final season when he uses his "Suck It" money to buy Dunder-Mifflin back from the failing Sabre.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigureReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the most reasonable in the series. Even his more malicious actions are justified as being good for the company.
2nd Jul '17 12:00:00 PM Brainbin
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of her career after the Sabre buyout (and all the subsequent corporate transactions involving Dunder-Mifflin) is never revealed. She is briefly seen in a TalkingHead segment in "Threat Level Midnight" but the setting of the interview appears to be outside a supermarket, not in her office at Utica.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of her career after the Sabre buyout (and all the subsequent corporate transactions involving Dunder-Mifflin) is never revealed. She is briefly seen in a TalkingHead talking head segment in "Threat Level Midnight" (her final appearance in the series) but the setting of the interview appears to be outside a supermarket, not in her office at Utica.Utica. Karen is also one of the more prominent characters to ''not'' return for the finale season.
2nd Jul '17 11:55:46 AM Brainbin
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of her career after the Sabre buyout (and all the subsequent corporate transactions involving Dunder-Mifflin) is never revealed. She is briefly seen in a TalkingHead segment in "Threat Level Midnight" but the setting of the interview appears to be outside a supermarket, not in her office at Utica.
25th Jun '17 12:21:39 PM SaniOKh
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* {{Retcon}}: His middle name changed from "Stuart" to "Susan" in season 8. Although his original middle name was only listed in promotional materials and never stated on the show itself.
8th Jun '17 9:15:12 AM DaScarecrow
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: A DownplayedTrope for him since not much focus is put on his placement in the social dynamics of the office but its pretty clear that pretty much no one in the office cares at all for him. Only Michael and Kelly want to spend time with him and even they get fed up with how much of a {{Jerkass}} he is.
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