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11th May '17 9:15:45 PM creader
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[[center: [- [[Characters/TheWire Back to main.]]Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/TheWireBaltimorePoliceDepartment Baltimore Police Department]] |[[Characters/TheWireMajorCrimesUnit Major Crimes Unit]] | [[Characters/TheWireHomicideUnit Homicide Unit]] | [[Characters/TheWirePoliceCommanders Police Commanders]] | [[Characters/TheWireWesternDistrict Western District]] | [[Characters/TheWireBaltimoreUnderworld Baltimore Underworld]] |[[Characters/TheWireBarksdaleOrganization The Barksdale Organization]] | [[Characters/TheWireOmarAndAssociates Omar and Associates]] | [[Characters/TheWireTheGreeks The Greeks]] | [[Characters/TheWireStanfieldOrganization Stanfield Organization]] | [[Characters/TheWireNewDayCoOp New Day Co-Op]] | [[Characters/TheWireCourthouse Courthouse]] | [[Characters/TheWireCityHall City Hall]] | [[Characters/TheWireBaltimoreSun The Baltimore Sun]] | '''Other Characters''' | [[Characters/TheWireHomelessPeopleAndAddicts Homeless People and Addicts]] | [[Characters/TheWireBaltimoreDocks Baltimore Docks]] | [[Characters/TheWireTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]]]-]
14th Feb '17 3:40:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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See the [[Characters/TheWireHomelessPeopleAndAddicts Homeless People And Addicts]] page.

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See the [[Characters/TheWireHomelessPeopleAndAddicts Homeless People And and Addicts]] page.
14th Feb '17 3:39:46 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->''Police in this town ain't shit!''

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-->''Police ->''Police in this town ain't shit!''



-->''The game is rigged. But you cannot lose if you do not play.''

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-->''The ->''The game is rigged. But you cannot lose if you do not play.''



-->''I don't trust you. I can care about you, and I can want us to be friends, and if you give me enough time Jimmy I can actually want you to be happy. But how the hell am I supposed to trust you?''

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-->''I ->''I don't trust you. I can care about you, and I can want us to be friends, and if you give me enough time Jimmy I can actually want you to be happy. But how the hell am I supposed to trust you?''



-->''He seemed like he was different.''

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-->''He ->''He seemed like he was different.''



-->''[[FBIAgent We]] may be assholes, but on the upside, there's an awful lot of us.''

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-->''[[FBIAgent ->''[[FBIAgent We]] may be assholes, but on the upside, there's an awful lot of us.''



-->''Let me be emphatic: You need to take your black ass across Charles Street where it belongs.''

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-->''Let ->''Let me be emphatic: You need to take your black ass across Charles Street where it belongs.''



-->'''Puddin:''' All damn day, he just sit there, reading. And damned if those East Side bitches don't stay away.
-->'''Bodie:''' That's real muscle, right there.
-->'''Puddin:''' True that.

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-->'''Puddin:''' All damn day, he just sit there, reading. And damned if those East Side bitches don't stay away.
-->'''Bodie:'''
away.\\
'''Bodie:'''
That's real muscle, right there.
-->'''Puddin:'''
there.\\
'''Puddin:'''
True that.



-->''Whatever it is in you that let you flow like you flow, and do your thing? It ain't in me no more.''

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-->''Whatever ->''Whatever it is in you that let you flow like you flow, and do your thing? It ain't in me no more.''
14th Feb '17 3:35:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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10th Dec '16 7:04:44 PM creader
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** The reason why she liked D'Angelo was because he was empathetic and sensitive as she is.

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** The reason why she liked D'Angelo was because he was as empathetic and sensitive as she is.
18th Nov '16 11:53:50 PM NarpYarp
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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: His death sets up the dynamic of''The Wire's'' universe.

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: His death sets up the dynamic of''The of ''The Wire's'' universe.


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[[folder: The Governor of Maryland]]
The unnamed Governor of the state of Maryland.
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* NoNameGiven: He's just the Governor.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Snubs his meetings wth Carcetti to get a rise out of him.
* SmugSnake: Does whatever he can to humiliate Carcetti.
* TheGhost: Never seen.
* TheRival: Knows Carcetti is gunning for his job. Eventually he loses.
22nd Jul '16 10:32:20 PM Racso
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* ObstructiveBeauracrat: She plays the numbers game well to keep the school's funding. Prez is discouraged from deviating from the core curriculum and Cutty is told he's only supposed to grab certain kids once a month rather than go through the effort of bringing them to school every day.

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* ObstructiveBeauracrat: ObstructiveBureaucrat: She plays the numbers game well to keep the school's funding. Prez is discouraged from deviating from the core curriculum and Cutty is told he's only supposed to grab certain kids once a month rather than go through the effort of bringing them to school every day.
22nd Jul '16 10:31:31 PM Racso
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[[folder:Grace Sampson]]
->'''Played by:''' Dravon James

Cutty's girlfriend before he was sentenced to prison. Having managed to escape the life of the streets for a teaching position, she's disinterested in reviving the relationship, but helps him move forward with his life. As the head teacher for eight graders at Edward Tilghman Middle School, she easily grabs the respect and fear of the students. She's a valuable mentor to an overwhelmed Pryzblewski as he tries to gain his bearings as a teacher.

* AmicableExes: Initially one-sided, but when Cutty runs into again at Tilghman he's much happier about how they split ways.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Much more supportive of Colvin's experiment than Donnelly and she comes in handy when Prez is in over his head.
* SternTeacher: Students behave ''quick'' when she enters a room.
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[[folder:Marcia Donnelly]]
->'''Played by:''' Tootsie Duvall

The Assistant Principal of Edward J. Tilghman Middle School, Donnelly's job is to keep the chaos of the school to a minimum and protect Principal Withers while he focuses on dealing with the school board and parents.

* ApatheticTeacher: More world-weary than uncaring, but she's got traces of it.
* CuttingCorners: Frequently, to save the budget. Without a truant officer in a decade, she keeps custodian positions open so they can round up absentee students.
* ObstructiveBeauracrat: She plays the numbers game well to keep the school's funding. Prez is discouraged from deviating from the core curriculum and Cutty is told he's only supposed to grab certain kids once a month rather than go through the effort of bringing them to school every day.
* TheStoic: Barely raises an eyebrow when a student gets slashed in the face...
** NotSoStoic: But even she's alarmed when Randy tells her about Lex's murder.

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2nd Jul '16 8:36:42 PM damus2300
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[[folder:The Deacon]]
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->'''Played by''': Melvin Williams

-->''A good church man is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.''

A well connected West Side church figure involved in many community projects. He plays a role in helping various figures over the course of seasons 3 and 4, including helping Dennis "Cutty" Wise get his boxing gym up and running, helping Colvin to first improve the atrocious state of Hamsterdam and later to be able to do the study of inner city school kids that Colvin takes part in during season 4.

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[[folder:The Deacon]]

[[folder:Dennis "Cutty" Wise]]
->'''Played by''': Creator/ChadLColeman
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->'''Played by''': Melvin Williams

-->''A good church man
org/pmwiki/pub/images/denniswise_1959.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The Game ain't in me no more. None of it"'']]

-->''Whatever it
is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.you that let you flow like you flow, and do your thing? It ain't in me no more.''

A well connected West Side church figure Introduced during his last days in prison, Cutty was a notorious soldier and enforcer in the drug game who served 14 years for murder. Although he is reluctant to get involved in many community projects. He plays a role in helping various figures over with The Game again, Avon attempts to recruit him before he leaves jail, and when he has difficulty adjusting to life outside prison he agrees to soldier for the course of seasons 3 Barksdale organization. However he soon finds that he doesn't have the killer instinct and 4, including helping Dennis "Cutty" Wise get his urge needed in him any more, and leaves. With funding help from Avon, he opens up a boxing gym up and running, helping Colvin to first improve keep youth away from drug dealing. Although he ultimately cannot keep his favorite pupil Michael Lee from the atrocious state of Hamsterdam and later to be able to do streets, (despite the study of inner city school kids fact that Colvin he takes part in during season 4.a bullet to the leg trying) he keeps doing what he can for others.



* TheConscience: Gives Colvin a WhatTheHellHero because Hamsterdam has been conceived as a wild zone that needs some regulation, safety messures and social assistance.
* MetaCasting: Melvin Williams, a former gangster arrested by Ed Burns, is one of the inspirations of Avon Barksdale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A pillar of the community.

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* TheConscience: Gives Colvin BadassDecay: Discussed in-universe after quitting the game.
-->'''Slim:''' B, he was
a WhatTheHellHero man in his time, you know?\\
'''Avon:''' He a man today, he a man.
* BoxingBattler: Although it's downplayed, he has a few scenes where he shows how much damage a guy with his size and physique could do in a fist fight once it's combined with his in depth boxing knowledge.
* ChickMagnet: Many of the women can't get over how handsome he is.
* DemotedToExtra: He's a fairly major character in the third and fourth seasons but his role in the final season is reduced to one short scene in which he gives Dukie some advice.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Manages to navigate through a minefield of temptations and situations that would land him back in jail (or worse) to run a successful boxing academy.
* ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge: He learns RevolversAreJustBetter no longer applies; now sheer firepower is more important than a reliable weapon.
* {{Foil}}: Dennis' story paralleled that of String. String got conned by politicians and contractors. Dennis was helped by legitimate and good people.
* HandsomeLech: For a while. Eventually he grows into more of a ChivalrousPervert
because Hamsterdam his dalliances (usually with their single mothers) are hurting his reputation with the boys he teaches; after being called out on it by Michael, he soon settles down with a real girlfriend.
* HeelFaceTurn: "The game ain't in me no more".
* {{Mentor}}: He becomes a boxing coach once he detaches himself from the game.
* MistakenForPedophile: Specifically by Michael. "He just too friendly, you know? That shit creep me out, man, like he some type of faggot or something." This
has been conceived more to do with Michael than with Cutty. It's very strongly implied he was molested by his stepfather, and since Cutty serves as a wild zone that needs some regulation, safety messures father figure to him, he doesn't know what else to think about his kindness.
* ParentalSubstitute: Acts as a father figure to the boys who come to his boxing gym.
* PragmaticVillainy: Objects to Sapper
and social assistance.
* MetaCasting: Melvin Williams,
Gerard beating a former gangster arrested by Ed Burns, is guy to death... because then he won't be able to pay them the money he owes. This also becomes one of the inspirations many reasons he doesn't fit in with the drug game anymore: before he went to jail the whole thing ran on pragmatic villainy, now everyone is just out to screw each other over without a thought for the long term.
* ReformedButRejected: Subverted. Initially it looks like his efforts to go straight will be thwarted by bureaucracy and lack
of Avon Barksdale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A pillar
means, but with the aid of the community.Deacon and Avon he manages to start up a successful boxing gym.
** ReformedCriminal
* RetiredBadass: Dennis stared down a known drug dealer.
* ThatManIsDead: After going straight, he preferred being called Dennis instead if Cutty.
* WouldHitAGirl: If that's the only way to get her to talk about her dealer boyfriend who's stealing money from the Barksdales.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: A large part of his story arc after being released from prison is about this. He's ambivalent about going back into the Game, but can't find much outside of it. His old friends and girlfriend have all moved on, are dead, or destroyed their lives. When he goes back to the Game, he finds he doesn't fit in there, as there's no longer even a semblance of good faith in transactions, and the ranks are staffed either with guys like Bodie (who Cutty can literally remember in diapers) or incompetents. Even when he decides to leave the Game for good, his old girlfriend makes it clear that while she wishes him the best, she's not interested in him anymore. He literally has to start a new life from square one.



[[folder:David Parenti]]
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->'''Played by''': Dan [=DeLuca=]

Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland with a special interest in repeat violent offenders. After receiving a grant from the university for a pilot study aimed at reducing this behavior, he plans to target 18-21 year olds and enlists Howard Colvin as an assistant. The former cop convinces him that they should focus on younger teenagers.

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[[folder:David Parenti]]
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[[folder:The Deacon]]
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->'''Played by''': Dan [=DeLuca=]

Doctor
Melvin Williams

-->''A good church man is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.''

A well connected West Side church figure involved in many community projects. He plays a role in helping various figures over the course of seasons 3
and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland with a special interest in repeat violent offenders. After receiving a grant from the university for a pilot study aimed at reducing this behavior, he plans to target 18-21 year olds 4, including helping Dennis "Cutty" Wise get his boxing gym up and enlists Howard running, helping Colvin as an assistant. The former cop convinces him to first improve the atrocious state of Hamsterdam and later to be able to do the study of inner city school kids that they should focus on younger teenagers.Colvin takes part in during season 4.



* AdmiringTheAbomination: Shows traces of fascination towards sociopathic specimens.
* {{Bookworm}}: An academic who is out of touch with the street reality. Colvin needs to give him a reality check by showing that 18+ year old boys are literally too feral for the study.
* TheProfessor: Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Colvin needs [[LaymansTerms translation]] from the Deacon after hearing things such as:
--> We're looking for a specific target group to inoculate, epidemiologically speaking [...] A liaison operating in the, urban environment.

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Shows traces of fascination towards sociopathic specimens.
* {{Bookworm}}: An academic who is out of touch with the street reality.
TheConscience: Gives Colvin a WhatTheHellHero because Hamsterdam has been conceived as a wild zone that needs to give him some regulation, safety messures and social assistance.
* MetaCasting: Melvin Williams,
a reality check former gangster arrested by showing that 18+ year old boys are literally too feral for Ed Burns, is one of the study.
* TheProfessor: Doctor and professor
inspirations of sociology at Avon Barksdale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A pillar of
the University of Maryland.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Colvin needs [[LaymansTerms translation]] from the Deacon after hearing things such as:
--> We're looking for a specific target group to inoculate, epidemiologically speaking [...] A liaison operating in the, urban environment.
community.



[[folder: Snot Boogie]]
Real name Omar Isaiah Betts. He is killed at the start of the series.

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[[folder: Snot Boogie]]
Real name Omar Isaiah Betts. He is killed
[[folder:David Parenti]]
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->'''Played by''': Dan [=DeLuca=]

Doctor and professor of sociology
at the start University of Maryland with a special interest in repeat violent offenders. After receiving a grant from the series.university for a pilot study aimed at reducing this behavior, he plans to target 18-21 year olds and enlists Howard Colvin as an assistant. The former cop convinces him that they should focus on younger teenagers.


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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Shows traces of fascination towards sociopathic specimens.
* {{Bookworm}}: An academic who is out of touch with the street reality. Colvin needs to give him a reality check by showing that 18+ year old boys are literally too feral for the study.
* TheProfessor: Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Colvin needs [[LaymansTerms translation]] from the Deacon after hearing things such as:
--> We're looking for a specific target group to inoculate, epidemiologically speaking [...] A liaison operating in the, urban environment.
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[[folder: Snot Boogie]]
Real name Omar Isaiah Betts. He is killed at the start of the series.
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!Other Characters

[[folder:Terrance "Fitz" Fitzhugh]]
->'''Played by''': Doug Olear
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-->''[[FBIAgent We]] may be assholes, but on the upside, there's an awful lot of us.''

A special agent with the FBI, friend and major ally of Jimmy [=McNulty=]. He inspires [=McNulty=] to use modern electronic surveillance against the Barksdale organization by showing live surveillance during the bust of a drug production ring. He tells Jimmy it would be the last major bureau drug investigation in Baltimore because they are shifting resources to counter-terrorism.

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!Other Characters

[[folder:Terrance "Fitz" Fitzhugh]]
!Family Members of Police Officers

[[folder:Cheryl]]
->'''Played by''': Doug Olear
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by:''' Melanie Nicholls-King
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-->''[[FBIAgent We]] may be assholes, but on -->''Police in this town ain't shit!''

Kima's live-in lover at
the upside, there's an awful lot start of us.''

A special agent with
the FBI, friend series, it's implied that the two have been happily together for some time. Their relationship is not without friction, however, as Cheryl frequently worries about the danger of Kima's job and major ally of Jimmy [=McNulty=]. He inspires [=McNulty=] tries to use modern electronic surveillance against the Barksdale organization by showing live surveillance push Kima towards getting a law degree, or at least working a desk job in safety, especially after Kima is nearly killed during a bust. Between Kima's return to investigative duties, a growing distance between them when Cheryl pushes ahead with having a child despite Kima's obvious but unvoiced doubts about being a parent, and Kima's infidelity, the bust of a drug production ring. He tells Jimmy it would be the last major bureau drug investigation in Baltimore because they are shifting resources to counter-terrorism.two break up.



* ButtMonkey: His lack of familiarity about how two cars should be placed during an unofficial meeting in the middle of nowhere - with adjacent driver's windows - is turned into a RunningGag at his expense by Jimmy and Lester, who joins in the joke eventually.
* CowboyCop: His extracurricular, personal assistance is not sanctioned or known by the bosses most of the time. In season 3, he expedites a wiretap by registering Stringer Bell as a homeland security threat named "Ahmed". He fears that he will end in "[[ReassignedToAntarctica fucking Montana]]" if he's ever found out.
* FBIAgent: FBI agent working from the Baltimore field office.
* FriendOnTheForce: Jimmy usually goes to him for assistance because the overwhelming resources and prowess of the Bureau make him a real law enforcer working for a real agency, unlike the guys from the Baltimore Police Department.
* KnightInSourArmor: He's not very happy with the TheWarOnTerror monopolizing the resources of the FBI and is bitter about it. Still finds the time and need to help [=McNulty=] with the so called war on drugs.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Regularly goes out of his way to help the struggling BPD. He even apologizes to Daniels as he reveals that a greater success in the Sobotka case was prevented by [[TheMole a mole inside the FBI]], and later makes up for it.

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* ButtMonkey: His lack AllLesbiansWantKids: Played straight, unlike Kima.
* ArmorPiercingResponse: When she and Kima finally fight over Kima's increased drinking, distance, and not acting like a parent to the baby, Kima says that she never voiced how much she truly objected to having the baby due to not wanting to disappoint Cheryl. Cheryl's response is ''devastating'', and pretty much the signal that their relationship is over.
-->'''Cheryl:''' [Looks at Kima, who's more than half drunk, angry, and confused] [[DisappointedInYou I don't think I could be more disappointed than I am now]].
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted, although it's largely Kima's fault as she went along with Cheryl's pregnancy plans despite not really wanting to be a parent without voicing that until after the kid was born.
* DemotedToExtra: She has a fair amount
of familiarity prominence in season 1, but her role gets smaller and smaller as distance grows between her and Kima. She only appears in 2 episodes in season 3, and 1 each in seasons 4 and 5.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Late in season 1 she and Kima are out with some friends, and Cheryl drinks everyone present (except for Kima, who opts out with the excuse that she has to work in the morning) into submission without putting much effort into it. She credits journalism school as the source of her alcohol tolerance.
* IntrepidReporter: At one point Kima teases Cheryl
about how two cars should be placed during an unofficial meeting she tries to act like this despite working backstage at a TV news channel.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's not exceptionally girly by any means, but
in comparison to Kima she certainly is the middle girlier of nowhere - with adjacent driver's windows - is turned into the two. She's also the one who's interested in having a RunningGag at his expense by Jimmy kid and Lester, who joins in the joke eventually.
* CowboyCop: His extracurricular, personal assistance is not sanctioned or known by the bosses
appears to do most of the time. In season 3, he expedites a wiretap by registering Stringer Bell as a homeland security threat named "Ahmed". He fears that he will end in "[[ReassignedToAntarctica fucking Montana]]" if he's ever found out.
* FBIAgent: FBI agent working from the Baltimore field office.
* FriendOnTheForce: Jimmy usually goes to him for assistance because the overwhelming resources
cooking and prowess of the Bureau make him a real law enforcer working for a real agency, unlike the guys from the Baltimore Police Department.
* KnightInSourArmor: He's not very happy with the TheWarOnTerror monopolizing the resources of the FBI
cleaning when she and is bitter about it. Still finds the time and need to help [=McNulty=] with the so called war on drugs.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Regularly goes out of his way to help the struggling BPD. He even apologizes to Daniels as he reveals that a greater success in the Sobotka case was prevented by [[TheMole a mole inside the FBI]], and later makes up for it.
Kima are together.



[[folder:Brother Mouzone]]
->'''Played by''': Michael Potts
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Good day to you sir."'']]

-->''Let me be emphatic: You need to take your black ass across Charles Street where it belongs.''

A hitman from New York hired by Avon Barksdale in season 2 to intimidate rival dealers working for Proposition Joe into leaving Barksdale turf, due to Avon not knowing that Stringer has secretly cut a deal with Prop Joe that makes the two organizations unlikely allies. After he is all too successful at driving off Prop Joe's dealers and puts the alliance and emerging Co-op in trouble, Stringer Bell sets him up by telling Omar that it was Brother Mouzone who tortured Brandon and where to find him. Omar seriously wounds Brother, but as the two men talk he realizes Stringer lied to him and gets medical attention for the wounded Mouzone.

In the hospital, Mouzone soon realizes that it had to be Stringer who set him up with Omar, but says nothing and leaves Baltimore after recovering from his wound. In season 3 he comes back to town, and forms an alliance with Omar to kill Stringer Bell as packback for the earlier set up. After they succeed, he leaves Baltimore for good.

While not stated outright, his manner and dress suggests that he is a member of the Nation Of Islam.

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[[folder:Brother Mouzone]]
->'''Played by''': Michael Potts
[[folder:Marla Daniels]]
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-->''The game is rigged. But
you sir."'']]

-->''Let me be emphatic: You need to take your black ass across Charles Street where it belongs.
cannot lose if you do not play.''

A hitman from New York hired by Avon Barksdale in season 2 The wife of Cedric Daniels, she is an ambitious woman with a keen political eye. She spent years trying to intimidate rival dealers working for Proposition Joe into leaving Barksdale turf, due support the career of Daniels and help guide him to Avon not knowing the top of police hierarchy, but that Stringer has secretly cut a deal fizzles out as Daniels increasingly comes to terms with Prop Joe the fact that makes he doesn't have the stomach for ladder climbing and political games and would rather dedicate himself to the job of what a policeman should be: a guardian of the city. As Cedric's ambition dies down so does their marriage, and Marla decides to live out her ambitions for herself by running in a city election when the two organizations unlikely allies. After he is all too successful at driving off Prop Joe's dealers and puts the alliance and emerging Co-op in trouble, Stringer Bell sets him up by telling Omar that it was Brother Mouzone who tortured Brandon and where to find him. Omar seriously wounds Brother, but as the two men talk he realizes Stringer lied to him and gets medical attention for the wounded Mouzone.

In the hospital, Mouzone soon realizes that it had to be Stringer who set him up with Omar, but says nothing and leaves Baltimore after recovering from his wound. In season 3 he comes back to town, and forms an alliance with Omar to kill Stringer Bell as packback for the earlier set up. After they succeed, he leaves Baltimore for good.

While not stated outright, his manner and dress suggests that he is a member of the Nation Of Islam.
separate.



* AffablyEvil: Very much, saying "Good day to you sir" after kicking Mister Cheese's ass is a must.
* {{Badass Bookworm}}:
-->'''Puddin:''' All damn day, he just sit there, reading. And damned if those East Side bitches don't stay away.
-->'''Bodie:''' That's real muscle, right there.
-->'''Puddin:''' True that.
* BadassInANiceSuit
** BowTiesAreCool
* BigApplesauce
* CulturedWarrior: When he's not working as a ruthless killer-for-hire, he's reading [[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers intellectual magazines]] like ''The Nation'' and ''Harper's''.
* DissonantSerenity
* TheDreaded: To anyone who does their research like Prop Joe. To the extent that Joe not only refuses to let his nephew try and take revenge for Brother shooting him (knowing that whoever he sends won't be coming back) but also refuses to set a bounty on his head for fear of Brother hearing about it and hunting Joe down.
* EnemyMine: He eventually teams up with Omar to kill Stringer Bell.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5VxvF7DaCw first scene as enforcer]]; he politely debriefs ''Mister'' Cheese, emphatically asks him to move his ass where it belongs, calmly gives him a bullet for his troubles, says goodbye and then continues about his reading business.
* {{Foil}}: Lamar, his DumbMuscle and affably patronized sidekick.
* HolyHitman: Implied to be a member of the Nation of Islam, but the stance on drugs of this collective casts some doubts about his official membership.
* LetsYouAndHimFight
* MalcolmXerox: To the point that Cheese initially thinks he's a recruiter from the Nation of Islam until he gets a ''very'' rude surprise in the form of a bullet to the shoulder.
* MeaningfulName: His name is fairly clearly a variation on the Arabic ''mawzūn'', meaning "balanced; judicious; careful." The man is nothing if not these things. He also shares his surname with a real life Baltimore hitman mentioned in David Simon's early book ''Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets''. The real Mouzone, however, was eventually imprisoned.
* ProfessionalKiller
-->'''Prop Joe:''' You think I'm gonna send any of my people up against Brother?! Shit, that nigga got more bodies on him than a Chinese cemetery.
* PutOnABus: Twice, first after being shot by Omar and then he finally disappears after helping Omar murder Stringer and is never seen again; presumably he returns to New York.
* ShroudedInMyth: Has a reputation that makes even drug kingpins [[TheDreaded fearful]] of crossing him. When Cheese demands they try to kill him, Prop Joe launches into a tale of a whole group of hardened heavy hitters that failed to kill him.
** Also, he may or may not be the the man who killed Music/TheNotoriousBIG (his strange manner of dress is apparently based on eyewitness accounts of Biggie's shooter).
* SophisticatedAsHell
* StrangeBedfellows
* WickedCultured

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* AffablyEvil: Very much, saying "Good day AmbitionIsEvil: Not necessarily evil per se, more amoral, but ambition is her defining trait and to you sir" satisfy it she recommends practical, if amoral choices. She also cites ambition as being the chief trait that first attracted her to Daniels, but his ambition has since given way to his conscience.
* AmicableExes: With Cedric,
after kicking Mister Cheese's ass their separation. He's still willing to put his own private life on hold to support her political aspirations, and she's still willing to give him honest advice on difficult matters.
* BrutalHonesty: Surprisingly enough for someone as deeply into politics and ladder climbing, she seems to be a fan of this. At a debate with her opponent Eunetta Perkins it's Marla who flat out tells the voters what
is a must.
* {{Badass Bookworm}}:
-->'''Puddin:''' All damn day, he just sit there, reading. And damned if those East Side bitches
true but they don't stay away.
-->'''Bodie:''' That's real muscle, right there.
-->'''Puddin:''' True that.
* BadassInANiceSuit
** BowTiesAreCool
* BigApplesauce
* CulturedWarrior: When he's not working as a ruthless killer-for-hire, he's reading [[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers intellectual magazines]] like ''The Nation''
want to hear, despite the potential for losing votes, while Eunetta plays to the crowd and ''Harper's''.
* DissonantSerenity
* TheDreaded: To anyone who does their research like Prop Joe. To the extent that Joe not only refuses to let his nephew try and take revenge for Brother shooting him (knowing that whoever he sends won't be coming back) but
promises them anything. She also refuses seems to set a bounty on his head for fear approve of Brother hearing Colvin being honest in a town hall meeting rather than talking about it matters in a politically smart and hunting Joe down.
safe manner.
* EnemyMine: He eventually teams up DeadSparks: Her relationship with Omar to kill Stringer Bell.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5VxvF7DaCw first scene as enforcer]]; he politely debriefs ''Mister'' Cheese, emphatically asks him to move his ass where it belongs, calmly gives him a bullet for his troubles, says goodbye and then continues about his reading business.
* {{Foil}}: Lamar, his DumbMuscle and affably patronized sidekick.
* HolyHitman: Implied to be a member
Cedric has become this by the start of the Nation of Islam, show, and it doesn't take too much for them to drift apart for good. She does actually suggest giving their relationship another try at one point, but the stance on drugs of this collective casts some doubts about his official membership.
* LetsYouAndHimFight
* MalcolmXerox: To the point that Cheese initially thinks he's a recruiter from the Nation of Islam until
he gets a ''very'' rude surprise in the form of a bullet gently says it's just not going to work.
* HonestAdvisor: Played rather cynically, as her honest advice is tailored
to the shoulder.
* MeaningfulName: His name is fairly clearly a variation on the Arabic ''mawzūn'', meaning "balanced; judicious; careful." The man is nothing if not these things. He also shares his surname with a real life
dirty and corrupt world of Baltimore hitman mentioned in David Simon's early book ''Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets''. The real Mouzone, however, was eventually imprisoned.
* ProfessionalKiller
-->'''Prop Joe:''' You think I'm gonna send any
politics, and thus often consists of my advising people up against Brother?! Shit, that nigga got more bodies on him than a Chinese cemetery.
to make compromises with their integrity or do what they have to to get ahead.
* PutOnABus: Twice, IronLady
* SocialClimber
* VicariouslyAmbitious: At
first after being shot by Omar and then he finally disappears after she seems dedicated to helping Omar murder Stringer Cedric advance himself, and is never seen again; presumably he returns only looks to New York.
* ShroudedInMyth: Has a reputation that makes even drug kingpins [[TheDreaded fearful]] of crossing him. When Cheese demands they try to kill him, Prop Joe launches into a tale of a whole group of hardened heavy hitters that failed to kill him.
** Also, he may or may not be
do the the man who killed Music/TheNotoriousBIG (his strange manner work of dress is apparently based on eyewitness accounts of Biggie's shooter).
* SophisticatedAsHell
* StrangeBedfellows
* WickedCultured
social climbing for herself when he announces he has come to care more about good casework than trying to become top dog in a horrifically dysfunctional and broken police department.



[[folder:The Deacon]]
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->'''Played by''': Melvin Williams

-->''A good church man is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.''

A well connected West Side church figure involved in many community projects. He plays a role in helping various figures over the course of seasons 3 and 4, including helping Dennis "Cutty" Wise get his boxing gym up and running, helping Colvin to first improve the atrocious state of Hamsterdam and later to be able to do the study of inner city school kids that Colvin takes part in during season 4.

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[[folder:The Deacon]]
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[[folder:Elena [=McNulty=]]]
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->'''Played by''': Melvin Williams

-->''A good church man is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.''

A well connected West Side church figure involved in many community projects. He plays a role in helping various figures over the course of seasons 3
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-> '''Played by:''' Callie Thorne

-->''I don't trust you. I can care about you,
and 4, including helping Dennis "Cutty" Wise get his boxing gym up and running, helping Colvin to first improve the atrocious state of Hamsterdam and later I can want us to be able friends, and if you give me enough time Jimmy I can actually want you to do be happy. But how the study hell am I supposed to trust you?''

A real estate agent and the ex-wife
of inner city school kids that Colvin takes part Jimmy [=McNulty=]. They met in during college, and her becoming pregnant was what prompted Jimmy to drop out of college and join the BPD. They separated before the start of the show, and season 4.1 finds them in the midst of a sometimes bitter divorce and child custody battle. This becomes less bitter over time, and as Jimmy gradually realizes that his efforts aren't going to result in them getting back together. In later seasons, she and Jimmy even become somewhat friendly again.



* TheConscience: Gives Colvin a WhatTheHellHero because Hamsterdam has been conceived as a wild zone that needs some regulation, safety messures and social assistance.
* MetaCasting: Melvin Williams, a former gangster arrested by Ed Burns, is one of the inspirations of Avon Barksdale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A pillar of the community.

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* TheConscience: Gives Colvin AmicableExes: Very much averted in the first season, but in late seasons the interactions between Jimmy and Elena become much less charged and more affable. When she encounters him when he's gotten himself together with Beadie and has his drinking and other bad habits under control, you can see a WhatTheHellHero look in Elena's eyes that seems to all but say "Now ''that's'' the man I first fell in love with."
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Her line to Jimmy about how she's ever supposed to trust him, as seen in her quote above. It finally destroys Jimmy's stubborn hope of them getting back together, and helps instigate one of Jimmy's most impressive and self-destructive drinking binges. (The one where he crashes his car twice in the same place.)
* DemotedToExtra: Much like Cheryl, starting in season 3 her screentime goes way downhill, resulting in her being in only 1 or 2 episodes per season.
* GoodParents: She's much better at being a parent than Jimmy is and much more considerate of the boys.
* SexWithTheEx: Does this once with Jimmy, but
because Hamsterdam has been conceived as she feels she cannot trust him and his vices are always about to get the better of him, she decides not to go any further towards a wild zone reunion.
* WomenAreWiser: Not
that needs some regulation, safety messures and social assistance.
* MetaCasting: Melvin Williams, a former gangster arrested by Ed Burns, is one of the inspirations of Avon Barksdale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A pillar of the community.
it's hard to be wiser than Jimmy...



[[folder:David Parenti]]
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->'''Played by''': Dan [=DeLuca=]

Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland with a special interest in repeat violent offenders. After receiving a grant from the university for a pilot study aimed at reducing this behavior, he plans to target 18-21 year olds and enlists Howard Colvin as an assistant. The former cop convinces him that they should focus on younger teenagers.

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[[folder:David Parenti]]
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->'''Played by''': Dan [=DeLuca=]

Doctor
by:''' Wendy Grantham

-->''He seemed like he was different.''

A stripper working at Orlando's, the "gentleman's club" that operates as a front for the Barksdales. She's more or less completely uninvolved in The Game,
and professor of sociology only works at the University of Maryland bar, spending time with a special interest in repeat violent offenders. After receiving a grant from the university for a pilot study aimed at reducing this behavior, he plans to target 18-21 year olds men who sit there drinking... as long as they keep buying drinks and enlists Howard Colvin as an assistant. The former cop convinces him tipping, that is. She begins a relationship with D'Angelo and even moves in with him, but is infuriated when Kima and Lester reveal that a group of the Barksdale lieutenants let a friend and co-worker of hers die unattended of an overdose at a party they should focus on younger teenagers.had, and promptly moves back out and helps the MCU get some badly needed info to help put Avon away. During the investigation she grows close to Lester and remains in a relationship with him throughout the rest of the series.



* AdmiringTheAbomination: Shows traces of fascination towards sociopathic specimens.
* {{Bookworm}}: An academic who is out of touch with the street reality. Colvin needs to give him a reality check by showing that 18+ year old boys are literally too feral for the study.
* TheProfessor: Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Colvin needs [[LaymansTerms translation]] from the Deacon after hearing things such as:
--> We're looking for a specific target group to inoculate, epidemiologically speaking [...] A liaison operating in the, urban environment.

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Shows traces of fascination towards sociopathic specimens.
* {{Bookworm}}: An academic who is
ArmorPiercingQuestion: Shardene poses one to Dee after finding out her friend was found in a dumpster.
-->"Do I look like trash to you? Do I look like the kind
of touch girl you wrap in a carpet and [[DisposableSexWorker throw in the trash]]?"
* BirdsOfAFeather: This is part of what first draws her toward D'Angelo, both of them are more empathetic and sensitive souls than the people they work with and find themselves surrounded by, and both of them long to escape the world they live in. A similar sort of kindness and bonding over Lester's dolls and dollhouse furniture is the first sign that relationship will bud between those two.
* DemotedToExtra: Appears again all of twice after the end of the first season, once in the second season and then not again until almost the very end of the very last episode.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Is nearshigted and wears huge granny glasses, likely received for free or nearly so from some charity. She gets a "corrected vision" (either surgery or contact lenses) courtesy of the BPD.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Well, she's not exactly a hooker, but the trope is close enough in spirit.
* InnocentBystander: Despite working mere feet away from the heart and command center of Baltimore's most powerful and deadly drug empire, she's completely uninvolved in the game and while she realizes that the true owners of Orlando's aren't exactly legit, she didn't know just how deep into the Game they were.
* MayDecemberRomance: Lester is at least old enough to be her father, but the two forge a long lasting and successful relationship together.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The fates of Avon, Stringer, and everyone within the Barksdale empire might have been very different if Wee-bey, Stinkum, and the others had just treated a stripper with a little more respect and tried to help her when she started having an OD...
* NeutralNoLonger: Goes from being a bystander unaffiliated with either criminals or the cops, (aside from a relationship with D'Angelo where they both discuss leaving their current lives behind them) to being willing to risk her life to help the cops get information on the Barksdale empire in the wake of her friend's death.
* NiceGirl: Discussed in universe, as Kima and Lester say that there's something about her, some quality that shows up in her picture that makes them think she'll be the best person from Orlando's to talk to.
* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: Says something like this when Kima and Lester ask her to come with them. This is a sign of her innocence and relative naivety, as pretty much everyone else knows better than to deal
with the street reality. Colvin needs to give him police without a reality check by showing that 18+ year old boys are literally too feral for lawyer present.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan:
** The reason why she liked D'Angelo was because he was empathetic and sensitive as she is.
** Sardene gets together with Lester because of his kind nature.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Not only does she play a key role in
the study.
* TheProfessor: Doctor and professor
first season investigation, but because of sociology at her help the University of Maryland.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Colvin needs [[LaymansTerms translation]] from the Deacon after hearing things such as:
--> We're looking for a specific target
group is able to inoculate, epidemiologically speaking [...] A liaison operating in the, urban environment.put away Avon but not Stringer, leading to the gulf that grows between those two, planting the seeds that eventually leads to their final falling out, the death of Stringer and the final collapse of the Barksdale empire. ''Damn''.



[[folder: Snot Boogie]]
Real name Omar Isaiah Betts. He is killed at the start of the series.

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[[folder: Snot Boogie]]
Real name Omar Isaiah Betts. He is killed at the start
[[folder:Michael and Sean [=McNulty=]]]
->'''Played by:''' Antonio Cordova and Eric G. Ryan

The two young sons
of the series.Jimmy and Elena.


Added DiffLines:

* {{Morality Pet}}s: For Jimmy, not that he does everything he can or should to take good care of them.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted. It's a bit shocking when, after not having seen them for quite awhile, they appear in later seasons and the little boys we knew are gone and they're now in their early teens.
* SiblingRivalry: There's a mild and realistic older brother tends to lord over the younger brother vibe between them.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Not as bad as many cases of this, but two little kids who apparently often employ police procedures to tail a target and find out information about them will give a normal person pause. Bunk does a downplayed WhatTheHellHero when he finds out about Jimmy using them to spy on Stringer, but Jimmy is oblivious as he so often is.
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!Other Characters

[[folder:Terrance "Fitz" Fitzhugh]]
->'''Played by''': Doug Olear
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-->''[[FBIAgent We]] may be assholes, but on the upside, there's an awful lot of us.''

A special agent with the FBI, friend and major ally of Jimmy [=McNulty=]. He inspires [=McNulty=] to use modern electronic surveillance against the Barksdale organization by showing live surveillance during the bust of a drug production ring. He tells Jimmy it would be the last major bureau drug investigation in Baltimore because they are shifting resources to counter-terrorism.
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* ButtMonkey: His lack of familiarity about how two cars should be placed during an unofficial meeting in the middle of nowhere - with adjacent driver's windows - is turned into a RunningGag at his expense by Jimmy and Lester, who joins in the joke eventually.
* CowboyCop: His extracurricular, personal assistance is not sanctioned or known by the bosses most of the time. In season 3, he expedites a wiretap by registering Stringer Bell as a homeland security threat named "Ahmed". He fears that he will end in "[[ReassignedToAntarctica fucking Montana]]" if he's ever found out.
* FBIAgent: FBI agent working from the Baltimore field office.
* FriendOnTheForce: Jimmy usually goes to him for assistance because the overwhelming resources and prowess of the Bureau make him a real law enforcer working for a real agency, unlike the guys from the Baltimore Police Department.
* KnightInSourArmor: He's not very happy with the TheWarOnTerror monopolizing the resources of the FBI and is bitter about it. Still finds the time and need to help [=McNulty=] with the so called war on drugs.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Regularly goes out of his way to help the struggling BPD. He even apologizes to Daniels as he reveals that a greater success in the Sobotka case was prevented by [[TheMole a mole inside the FBI]], and later makes up for it.
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[[folder:Brother Mouzone]]
->'''Played by''': Michael Potts
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Good day to you sir."'']]

-->''Let me be emphatic: You need to take your black ass across Charles Street where it belongs.''

A hitman from New York hired by Avon Barksdale in season 2 to intimidate rival dealers working for Proposition Joe into leaving Barksdale turf, due to Avon not knowing that Stringer has secretly cut a deal with Prop Joe that makes the two organizations unlikely allies. After he is all too successful at driving off Prop Joe's dealers and puts the alliance and emerging Co-op in trouble, Stringer Bell sets him up by telling Omar that it was Brother Mouzone who tortured Brandon and where to find him. Omar seriously wounds Brother, but as the two men talk he realizes Stringer lied to him and gets medical attention for the wounded Mouzone.

In the hospital, Mouzone soon realizes that it had to be Stringer who set him up with Omar, but says nothing and leaves Baltimore after recovering from his wound. In season 3 he comes back to town, and forms an alliance with Omar to kill Stringer Bell as packback for the earlier set up. After they succeed, he leaves Baltimore for good.

While not stated outright, his manner and dress suggests that he is a member of the Nation Of Islam.
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* AffablyEvil: Very much, saying "Good day to you sir" after kicking Mister Cheese's ass is a must.
* {{Badass Bookworm}}:
-->'''Puddin:''' All damn day, he just sit there, reading. And damned if those East Side bitches don't stay away.
-->'''Bodie:''' That's real muscle, right there.
-->'''Puddin:''' True that.
* BadassInANiceSuit
** BowTiesAreCool
* BigApplesauce
* CulturedWarrior: When he's not working as a ruthless killer-for-hire, he's reading [[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers intellectual magazines]] like ''The Nation'' and ''Harper's''.
* DissonantSerenity
* TheDreaded: To anyone who does their research like Prop Joe. To the extent that Joe not only refuses to let his nephew try and take revenge for Brother shooting him (knowing that whoever he sends won't be coming back) but also refuses to set a bounty on his head for fear of Brother hearing about it and hunting Joe down.
* EnemyMine: He eventually teams up with Omar to kill Stringer Bell.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5VxvF7DaCw first scene as enforcer]]; he politely debriefs ''Mister'' Cheese, emphatically asks him to move his ass where it belongs, calmly gives him a bullet for his troubles, says goodbye and then continues about his reading business.
* {{Foil}}: Lamar, his DumbMuscle and affably patronized sidekick.
* HolyHitman: Implied to be a member of the Nation of Islam, but the stance on drugs of this collective casts some doubts about his official membership.
* LetsYouAndHimFight
* MalcolmXerox: To the point that Cheese initially thinks he's a recruiter from the Nation of Islam until he gets a ''very'' rude surprise in the form of a bullet to the shoulder.
* MeaningfulName: His name is fairly clearly a variation on the Arabic ''mawzūn'', meaning "balanced; judicious; careful." The man is nothing if not these things. He also shares his surname with a real life Baltimore hitman mentioned in David Simon's early book ''Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets''. The real Mouzone, however, was eventually imprisoned.
* ProfessionalKiller
-->'''Prop Joe:''' You think I'm gonna send any of my people up against Brother?! Shit, that nigga got more bodies on him than a Chinese cemetery.
* PutOnABus: Twice, first after being shot by Omar and then he finally disappears after helping Omar murder Stringer and is never seen again; presumably he returns to New York.
* ShroudedInMyth: Has a reputation that makes even drug kingpins [[TheDreaded fearful]] of crossing him. When Cheese demands they try to kill him, Prop Joe launches into a tale of a whole group of hardened heavy hitters that failed to kill him.
** Also, he may or may not be the the man who killed Music/TheNotoriousBIG (his strange manner of dress is apparently based on eyewitness accounts of Biggie's shooter).
* SophisticatedAsHell
* StrangeBedfellows
* WickedCultured
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[[folder:The Deacon]]
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->'''Played by''': Melvin Williams

-->''A good church man is always up in everybody's shit. It's how we do.''

A well connected West Side church figure involved in many community projects. He plays a role in helping various figures over the course of seasons 3 and 4, including helping Dennis "Cutty" Wise get his boxing gym up and running, helping Colvin to first improve the atrocious state of Hamsterdam and later to be able to do the study of inner city school kids that Colvin takes part in during season 4.
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* TheConscience: Gives Colvin a WhatTheHellHero because Hamsterdam has been conceived as a wild zone that needs some regulation, safety messures and social assistance.
* MetaCasting: Melvin Williams, a former gangster arrested by Ed Burns, is one of the inspirations of Avon Barksdale.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A pillar of the community.
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[[folder:David Parenti]]
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->'''Played by''': Dan [=DeLuca=]

Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland with a special interest in repeat violent offenders. After receiving a grant from the university for a pilot study aimed at reducing this behavior, he plans to target 18-21 year olds and enlists Howard Colvin as an assistant. The former cop convinces him that they should focus on younger teenagers.
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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Shows traces of fascination towards sociopathic specimens.
* {{Bookworm}}: An academic who is out of touch with the street reality. Colvin needs to give him a reality check by showing that 18+ year old boys are literally too feral for the study.
* TheProfessor: Doctor and professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Colvin needs [[LaymansTerms translation]] from the Deacon after hearing things such as:
--> We're looking for a specific target group to inoculate, epidemiologically speaking [...] A liaison operating in the, urban environment.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Snot Boogie]]
Real name Omar Isaiah Betts. He is killed at the start of the series.
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