History Characters / TheWestWing

16th Jan '18 1:30:03 PM Lucymae2
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->'''Portrayed by:''' Rob Lowe

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->'''Portrayed by:''' Rob Lowe
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13th Jan '18 5:08:50 PM nombretomado
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* TheUnfavorite: Believes herself to be this among her sisters, but the truth couldn't be further from that. Bartlet likens their relationship to KingLear, implying her to be Cordelia [[note]] The beloved daughter who speaks the truth against her father [[/note]] to his Lear.

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* TheUnfavorite: Believes herself to be this among her sisters, but the truth couldn't be further from that. Bartlet likens their relationship to KingLear, Theatre/KingLear, implying her to be Cordelia [[note]] The beloved daughter who speaks the truth against her father [[/note]] to his Lear.
11th Jan '18 12:01:37 AM mailorder3
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The President of the United States. Originally intended as a RecurringCharacter, the wriers rewrote the role after Martin Sheen's performance and he essentially became the protagonist. Bartlet started as a dark horse candidate who entered the race to keep the other Democratic contenders honest and wound up in the Oval Office. He's a very decent man who values his staff like family and sincerely tries to make the best decisions for the country; when these fail or come with a human cost, he's troubled deeply. He deliberately concealed that he has multiple sclerosis; in spite of the scandal this causes, he wins a second term. He holds a Nobel Prize in economics and is a devout Catholic.

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The President of the United States. Originally intended as a RecurringCharacter, the wriers writers rewrote the role after Martin Sheen's performance and he essentially became the protagonist. Bartlet started as a dark horse candidate who entered the race to keep the other Democratic contenders honest and wound up in the Oval Office. He's a very decent man who values his staff like family and sincerely tries to make the best decisions for the country; when these fail or come with a human cost, he's troubled deeply. He deliberately concealed that he has multiple sclerosis; in spite of the scandal this causes, he wins a second term. He holds a Nobel Prize in economics and is a devout Catholic.
8th Jan '18 11:08:07 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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Despite having quite a lot of lines, due to his interpreting for the more talkative Joey, Kenny himself tends to be pretty quiet; he rarely speaks for himself, even when he has the opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, he is amiable, perpetually cheerful, and generally unfazed by the antics of Joey and the White House senior staff. A consummate professional, he never hesitates to interpret everything Joey signs, no matter how strange or awkward her words might sound coming out of his mouth--much to the amusement of Josh, who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it occasionally.

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Despite having quite a lot of lines, lines due to his interpreting for the more talkative Joey, Kenny himself tends to be pretty quiet; he rarely speaks for himself, even when he has the opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, he is amiable, perpetually cheerful, and generally unfazed by the antics of Joey and the White House senior staff. A consummate professional, he never hesitates to interpret everything Joey signs, no matter how strange or awkward her words might sound coming out of his mouth--much to the amusement of Josh, who [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it occasionally.
8th Jan '18 9:48:12 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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Despite having quite a lot of lines, due to his interpreting for the more talkative Joey, Kenny himself tends to be pretty quiet; he rarely speaks for himself, even when he has the opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, he is amiable, perpetually cheerful, and generally unfazed by the antics of Joey and the White House senior staff. A consummate professional, he never hesitates to interpret everything Joey signs, no matter how strange or awkward her words might sound coming out of his mouth--much to the amusement of Josh, who occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.

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Despite having quite a lot of lines, due to his interpreting for the more talkative Joey, Kenny himself tends to be pretty quiet; he rarely speaks for himself, even when he has the opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, he is amiable, perpetually cheerful, and generally unfazed by the antics of Joey and the White House senior staff. A consummate professional, he never hesitates to interpret everything Joey signs, no matter how strange or awkward her words might sound coming out of his mouth--much to the amusement of Josh, who occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
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8th Jan '18 7:59:38 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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[[folder:Kenny Thurman]]
!!Kenneth "Kenny" Thurman

->'''Portrayed by:''' Bill O'Brien

Kenny is Joey's interpreter, and appears alongside her in all but two of her episodes (notably, his absence in ''The Fall's Gonna Kill You'' results in Josh having to get a little creative in his communication with Joey, as Josh is planning to reveal sensitive information to Joey, and he can't be certain of her substitute interpreter's trustworthiness).

Despite having quite a lot of lines, due to his interpreting for the more talkative Joey, Kenny himself tends to be pretty quiet; he rarely speaks for himself, even when he has the opportunity to do so. Nevertheless, he is amiable, perpetually cheerful, and generally unfazed by the antics of Joey and the White House senior staff. A consummate professional, he never hesitates to interpret everything Joey signs, no matter how strange or awkward her words might sound coming out of his mouth--much to the amusement of Josh, who occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.

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3rd Jan '18 8:22:25 PM Gesperitia
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* OhCrap: The look on his face in the Season 2 opener when a squad of Secret Service agents storm into a photo-op, grab him by the arms, and practically carry him out of the room because of the Rosslyn shooting.

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* OhCrap: The look on his face in the Season 2 opener when a squad of Secret Service agents storm into a photo-op, grab him by the arms, and practically carry him out of the room because of the Rosslyn shooting. It's probably less to the image of a squad of burly men barreling straight for him, and more of the realization that something horrible has happened to the President.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his cold, no-nonsense demeanor, he refuses to reveal a crucial oversight that possibly led to the President being shot [[note]] Toby had insisted the President not travel with a canopy, which gave shooters a better view to attack from a high vantage point [[/note]] which would absolve the Secret Service on their failure to protect the President, citing "The Secret Service does not comment on procedure" and telling Toby that the attack was nobody's fault except the perpetrators.

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* PlausibleDeniability: Whenever the Secret Service is questioned for its methods and/or failures, his go-to response is [[{{Catchphrase}} "The Secret Service does not comment on procedure"]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his cold, no-nonsense demeanor, he refuses to reveal a crucial oversight that possibly led to the President being shot [[note]] Toby had insisted the President not travel with a canopy, which gave shooters a better view to attack from a high vantage point [[/note]] which would absolve the Secret Service on their failure to protect the President, citing "The Secret Service does not comment on procedure" and telling Toby that the attack was nobody's fault except the perpetrators.
3rd Jan '18 8:02:36 PM Gesperitia
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* ConsummateProfessional: Protecting the President is his singular goal, no arguments, no discussions. ''The President himself'' can't tell him not to do his job, he will do it so well and so discretely you will barely notice his people are even there.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Insists to president Bartlet that he's fine, despite having been shot

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* ConsummateProfessional: Protecting the President is his singular goal, no arguments, no discussions. ''The President himself'' can't tell him not to do his job, and he will do it so well and so discretely you will you'd barely notice his people are were even there.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Insists to president Bartlet that he's fine, despite having been shotshot.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite his cold, no-nonsense demeanor, he refuses to reveal a crucial oversight that possibly led to the President being shot [[note]] Toby had insisted the President not travel with a canopy, which gave shooters a better view to attack from a high vantage point [[/note]] which would absolve the Secret Service on their failure to protect the President, citing "The Secret Service does not comment on procedure" and telling Toby that the attack was nobody's fault except the perpetrators.
3rd Jan '18 7:54:33 PM Gesperitia
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* ConsummateProfessional: Protecting the President is his singular goal, no arguments, no discussions. ''The President himself'' can't tell him not to do his job, he will do it so well and so discretely you will barely notice his people are even there.
3rd Jan '18 6:19:54 PM benefluence
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-->'''Leo:''' Have you ever seen Arnold Vinick in action? Up close? He'll walk up on that podium and sound smarter and better than any other Republican, [[NotHyperbole because he is]].

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-->'''Leo:''' Have you ever seen Arnold Ever see Arnie Vinick in action? Up campaign, up close? He'll walk up go into those high school gymnasiums in Iowa and New Hampshire and blow them all away. Shake every hand in the joint, kiss every baby, hug every widow on that podium social security, and sound smarter and better more honest than any other Republican, Republican they've ever seen -- [[NotHyperbole because he is]].
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