History Characters / TheOfficeUS

4th Feb '17 2:36:40 PM echochan
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** He fires Jan and has Holly transferred due to their relationships with Michael while Michael is able to get off with a slap on the wrist despite consistently causing near irrevocable harm to the company. His attempts to make the higher management a boys' club hints at his somewhat sexist tendencies.
15th Jan '17 7:56:46 PM Cyclone49
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* ForgetfulJones: Seems to have a lot of trouble telling his coworkers apart and remembering their names. In one episode in Season 3, he thinks Meredith is new to the office, despite having worked with her for years.
4th Jan '17 6:59:52 PM cheedo
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* BuxomIsBetter: Michael rarely misses a chance to remind people he likes big boobs, and one of his "cons" about Jan was that her chest was "nothing to write home about".


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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.


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* TookALevelInKindness: From Season 2 and after she slowly develops into a more open-minded, nicer person, but it really hits after her HumiliationCongaLine.
1st Jan '17 5:54:23 PM cheedo
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* ControlFreak

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* ControlFreakControlFreak: He greatly dislikes letting anyone share his status or have more authority than him, not even letting his girlfriend Angela share it when they plan for Dwight to take over the branch.



** Almost the entirety of his relationship with Angela shows this, especially getting (temporarily, though he didn't know it) due to respecting her wish to keep their love a secret.



* {{Tsundere}}: To Angela.
* UglyGuyHotWife: He's quite average and a bit dorky-looking compared to his later wife the petite, pretty blonde Angela.



* BerserkButton: Hurting her cats or making fun of her height.

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* BerserkButton: Hurting her cats or cats, making fun of her height. height, or calling Dwight a freak.



* CrazyCatLady It's heartbreaking to learn she loses most of her cats when you remember how much love she's expressed towards them. Unusually for this type of character, her marriage actually ''contributes'' to this, since a lot of the wedding gifts she receives are cats.

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* CrazyCatLady CrazyCatLady: It's heartbreaking to learn she loses most of her cats when you remember how much love she's expressed towards them. Unusually for this type of character, her marriage actually ''contributes'' to this, since a lot of the wedding gifts she receives are cats.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Pettiness aside, she is often right about stuff Michael does, like how Movie Monday might get them into trouble with Jan (it does) and how inappropriate Kama Sutra was for the workplace, or her frustration with Phyllis failing to complete simple tasks for one of the Christmas parties.


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* MsFanservice: She looked ''very'' nice in her HelloNurse costume in one Halloween episode.


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** Reassuring Kelly with a pat on the hand and rare smile when Ryan was taken under Dwight's wing.


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* KarmaHoudini: He gets away with the bad things he does every time, such as taking a picture of Hannah's exposed breast while she pumped milk and used it for a screensaver.
12th Dec '16 9:54:41 PM mhj0808
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted with the new receptionist Kelly in season 5. To get around this, receptionist Kelly is always referred to by her middle name, Erin.
12th Dec '16 9:44:59 PM mhj0808
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* ChickMagnet: There's Pam, of course, but he also dated with [[Creator/AmyAdams Katy]], Brenda and Karen, who even went from "what's up with that guy?" to crushing on him in one episode. There's also Cathy, who unsuccessfully tries to steal him from Pam, and all the other women in the office admitted that, if they had to do it with someone, they would pick Jim.

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* ChickMagnet: There's Pam, of course, but he also dated with [[Creator/AmyAdams Katy]], Brenda Brenda, and Karen, who even went from "what's up with that guy?" to crushing on him in one episode. There's also Cathy, who unsuccessfully tries to steal him from Pam, and all the other women in the office admitted that, if they had to do it with someone, they would pick Jim.Jim.
* CoolLoser: Despite his charismatic personality, he doesn't seem to have too much of a social life outside of the office and Pam. Probably Justified though because it's clear Jim spends a lot of time working.
7th Dec '16 12:17:28 PM Dragon101
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* TheParanoiac: Dwight tends to believe that everyone else in the office has (or even, ''should have'') just as much of a ChronicBackstabbingDisorder as he does and acts accordingly, plotting against others in the workplace and assuming that they are plotting against him; he is a security freak to the point that he doesn't let anyone walk behind him for fear of being attacked from behind, and hides numerous weapons around the office in case someone actually does; he is a ProfessionalButtKisser of the highest order yet mostly so he can abuse his power and further his own career, and ultimately plots to replace his own boss; he entertains numerous crazy fantasies and conspiracy theories whilst simultaneously pointing out the (perceived) stupidity of other peoples' more mundane ideas; and, like many paranoids, his behaviour and attitude becomes a SelfFulfillingProphecy as it just leads to almost everyone in the company disliking, undermining and pulling pranks on ''him''.
28th Nov '16 2:19:44 PM nonn99
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* AsianAirhead: One of the few South Asian examples of this trope.
6th Nov '16 6:07:28 PM mhj0808
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* IdiotHoudini: There's honestly no logical explanation for why corporate didn't fire him in "Stress Relief" (other than StatusQuoIsGod, of course). First, he intentionally started a fire in the office that not ''only'' led to people damaging corporate property in the panic, but almost ''killed'' Stanley, who has a heart attack from the stress. Then, after inexplicably not being fired, he costs corporate 3,500 dollars a day or two later when he deliberately destroys a CPR dummy. And he's still not fired. Top salesman or not, you've got to expect that he'd be fired and sued immediately in RealLife.
6th Nov '16 5:49:56 PM mhj0808
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--> Young Michael : When I grow up, I want to have 100 kids, so I can have 100 friends and nobody can sa no to being my friend.

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--> Young Michael : When I grow up, I want to have 100 kids, so I can have 100 friends and nobody can sa say no to being my friend.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Not as much as Dwight or Andy but he does fit the criteria for Proximity, Pity, and the rare Caring. The other workers hold an ''immense'' dislike for his antics and somewhat dread any social involvement with him. This does diminish throughout the series partly because they become aware of why he is like this and his HiddenDepths and partly because other managers tend to show them Michael is certainly not the worst person to work with.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Not as much as Dwight or Andy but he does fit the criteria for Proximity, Pity, Supervision, and the rare Caring. The other workers hold an ''immense'' dislike for his antics and somewhat dread any social involvement with him. This does diminish throughout the series partly because they become aware of why he is like this and his HiddenDepths and partly because other managers tend to show them Michael is certainly not the worst person to work with.



* {{Jerkass}}: He's always cruel to Toby for no reason, and generally selfish, shallow, and obnoxious, whether he realises it or not.

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* {{Jerkass}}: He's always cruel to Toby for no reason, and generally reason and, in general, he's selfish, shallow, and obnoxious, obnoxious whether he realises realizes it or not.



* KarmaHoudini: Also depends on the story. Really only in the legal sense is he a Houdini, the show makes it rather clear that most of the people he knows try to avoid being around him if they have a choice in the matter, so he suffers in that regard.

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* KarmaHoudini: Also depends on the story. Really only in the legal sense is he a Houdini, as the show makes it rather clear that most of the people he knows try to avoid being around him if they have a choice in the matter, so he suffers in that regard.



* KickTheSonOfABitch / JerkassHasAPoint: Despite the fact that Michael is portrayed as being in the wrong for invading his privacy, it's hard to feel too bad for Stanley when Michael tells everyone that he cheated on his wife. Because, after all, ''he's'' the one who cheated on his wife to begin with.



* ManChild: He often comes across as a clueless teenager in an adult's body.

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* ManChild: He often comes across as a clueless teenager in an adult's body. Lampshaded by Pam, who notes that Jan basically has to treat him like a 10 year old.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Dwight is easily the least liked person in the office, with even friend hungry Michael trying to avoid him if he can help it. Most of Jim's pranks work largely due to ''nobody'' in the office being willing to support Dwight if he catches on or keeping quiet so he doesn't figure it out. Ironically Jim seems to be about the only person in the office willing to treat Dwight as a friend.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Fits the bill for Proximity and Supervision. Dwight is easily the least liked person in the office, with even friend hungry Michael trying to avoid him if he can help it. Most of Jim's pranks work largely due to ''nobody'' in the office being willing to support Dwight if he catches on or keeping quiet so he doesn't figure it out. Ironically Jim seems to be about the only person in the office willing to treat Dwight as a friend.


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* YourCheatingHeart: It's revealed in season 6 that he's been having an affair with his nurse for some time, a fact that Michael ends up spreading around the office. Stanley smashes up Michael's car for it.
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