History Characters / TheWestWing

26th Apr '16 9:14:26 PM eowynjedi
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%%* BunnyEarsLawyer

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%%* BunnyEarsLawyer* BreakoutCharacter: His first line in the series--"I am the Lord your God, thou shalt have no other God before Me"--could reasonably be rewritten as "Hello, I'm Martin Sheen and I've stolen this entire show." His performance so impressed the creators that the whole show was reframed around the role of the president.
12th Apr '16 4:46:48 PM nighttrainfm
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* AbusiveParents: His father was physically and emotionally abusive. It's suggested that he's such an overachiever because, on some level, he's still trying to get his dad to stop hitting him.
6th Apr '16 7:36:46 AM Tinandel_1
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* NotBad: It doesn't quite cross over into WorthyOpponent territory like it does for Santos, but Bartlett ''very'' grudgingly acknowledges Vinick's intelligence and morality on several occasions.
3rd Apr '16 8:27:04 PM Chetret
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* BigBrotherWorship: With Toby.

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* BigBrotherWorship: With Toby. During ''The Stackhouse Filibuster'', CJ asks who his favorite writer is. He replies simply, "Toby."
26th Mar '16 6:02:11 PM StarManta2
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* BerserkButton: Institutionalized mistreatment of women, as seen in "The Women Of Qumar" and "Enemies Foreign And Domestic".

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* BerserkButton: Institutionalized mistreatment of women, as seen in "The Women Of Qumar" and "Enemies Foreign And Domestic". In the latter, she has an epic moment of quiet, calm rage.
--> '''Reporter:''': I'm sorry, C.J., but you're not outraged by this?
--> '''CJ:''' Outraged? I'm barely surprised. This is a country where women aren't allowed to drive a car. They're not allowed to be in the company of any man other than a close relative, they're required to adhere to a dress code that would make the Maryknoll Nun look like Malibu Barbie. They beheaded 121 people last year for robbery, rape, and drug trafficking, they've no free press, no elected government, no political parties, and the royal family allows the religious police to travel in groups of six, carrying nightsticks and they freely and publicly beat women. But "Brutus is an honorable man." Seventeen schoolgirls were forced to burn alive because they weren't wearing the proper clothing. Am I outraged? No, Steve. No Chris. No, Mark. That is Saudi Arabia, our partners in peace. Bonnie, then Scott.
25th Mar '16 5:25:46 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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--> '''Bartlet:''' Are you saying that not only have you invented a secret plan to fight inflation, but now you don't support it?
20th Mar '16 5:35:48 PM StarManta2
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** And seriously, don't put Zoey in danger.


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** Also to Zoey. Even after they break up, he's still loyal.
20th Mar '16 5:01:40 PM StarManta2
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* HeroicSafeMode: He becomes very distant after learning the shooting at Rosslyn was not aimed at the President but at ''him'', because he was dating Zoe. He comes out of it at the end of "The Midterms."

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* HeroicSafeMode: He becomes very distant after learning the shooting at Rosslyn was not aimed at the President but at ''him'', because he was dating Zoe.Zoey. He comes out of it at the end of "The Midterms."


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* TheWoobie: It's no accident that not one, but two season cliffhangers revolve around danger to Zoey, the President's youngest daughter (and the one with the most screen time in the series).
29th Feb '16 7:27:53 PM MadCat221
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* MrFanservice: Invoked. A frequent complaint of non-Josh advisers is that his good looks and charm are ''all'' that people know about him.

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* MrFanservice: Invoked. A frequent complaint FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: [[spoiler:Matt is the latter, and he stepped up to deal with one of non-Josh advisers is his brother's indiscretions that produced him a niece with one of his good female staffers while he was mayor of Houston. Due to the nature of the situation, it looks and charm are ''all'' like he is paying child support for an affair to an uninformed eye, which becomes a problem when his briefcase with his checkbook for that people know about him.payment ends up left behind and is found by the Vinick campaign. Thankfully, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark Vinick is above that]].]]


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* MrFanservice: Invoked. A frequent complaint of non-Josh advisers is that his good looks and charm are ''all'' that people know about him.
8th Jan '16 10:50:22 AM Lopiny
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: Josh thinks her parents' line of work is funny.
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