History Characters / TheOfficeUS

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.
29th Oct '16 2:04:39 PM SaniOKh
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Michael's replacement as Branch Manager during the end of season seven.

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Michael's replacement as Branch Manager during the end of season seven.five.
22nd Oct '16 1:54:09 AM vsun5492
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** 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.

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** Possibly 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.
19th Oct '16 4:24:31 PM creader
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* SecondLove: To Pam -- she was originally engaged to Roy, but after spending time with Jim more and more, getting tired of Roy's slefishness, and having a GreenEyedEpiphany, she eventually became an OfficialCouple with Jim.

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* SecondLove: To Pam -- she was originally engaged to Roy, but after spending time with Jim more and more, getting tired of Roy's slefishness, selfishness, and having a GreenEyedEpiphany, she eventually became an OfficialCouple with Jim.
12th Oct '16 12:35:42 AM vsun5492
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** 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 him.

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** 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 him.Michael.



** 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 an HR rep's job.

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** 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 an HR rep's job.her doing her job when it comes to him.
12th Oct '16 12:31:00 AM vsun5492
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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 KickTheDog moment.

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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 KickTheDog moment.blatant
**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 him.
**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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**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 an HR rep's job.
**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.
30th Aug '16 8:40:04 PM creader
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* BirdsOfAFeather: With Holly. Both are dorky individuals who love making jokes and doing impressions.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: With Holly. Both are dorky individuals who love making jokes and doing impressions. They also can be InnocentlyInsensitive.



* SecondLove: To Pam -- she was originally engaged to Roy, but after spending time with Jim more and more, getting tired of Roy's slefishness, and having a GreenEyedEpiphany, she eventually became an OfficialCouple with Jim.



* {{UST}}: With Pam, TheyDo

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* {{UST}}: With Pam, TheyDoTheyDo.



* BirdsOfAFeather: With Michael. Both are dorky individuals who love making jokes and doing impressions.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: With Michael. Both are dorky individuals who love making jokes and doing impressions. They also can be InnocentlyInsensitive.



* GeniusDitz: Although dramatically less so than Michael. She at least seems to be able to do her job

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* GeniusDitz: Although dramatically less so than Michael. She at least seems to be able to do her jobjob.
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