History Characters / Veep

14th Aug '16 9:18:29 PM lrrose
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* UltimateJobSecurity: Mike is in charge of Selina's PR, so his incompetence turns a great many of her mistakes into fullblown scandals. However, Selina keeps him on despite his incompetence. [[spoiler:Subverted in Season 5, where Selina decides to find a new Press Secretary to replace Mike, but she loses her bid for re-election before anything comes of it.]]



* TheDogBitesBack: In Season 5, Jonah gets sick of Selina bossing him around and decides to campaign on an anti-Meyer platform. It works wonders for his polling, which suits Selina just fine.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Dan tears into him when he finds out Jonah's position is so unimportant he cannot be used for information.
** Jonah gives an epic denouncement against Teddy in Season 5, calling people like him (i.e. sexual harassers) soulless. Unfortunately for Jonah, Bill Erickson's creative camera work makes it look like Jonah's rant was directed at a woman with Down's Syndrome.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Dan tears into him when he finds out Jonah's position is so unimportant he cannot be used for information.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Dan tears into him when he finds out Jonah's position is so unimportant he cannot be used for information.
25th Jul '16 10:36:28 AM lrrose
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Catherine tells Doyle that Selina plans to break her promise to appoint Doyle Secretary of State. This leads Doyle to vote for Montez over Tom James, effectively ending Selina's career.]]
29th Jun '16 1:49:09 AM Aquila89
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* HiddenDepths [[spoiler: Has two doctorates - one in veterinary science, and one in constitutional law]]

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* HiddenDepths [[spoiler: Has two doctorates - one in veterinary science, and one in constitutional law]]law.]]
* NiceGuy: In stark contrast with pretty much every other character, Richard is unfailingly nice and polite to everyone.




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* SheCleansUpNicely: She gets a new stylist in the season 5 finale who improves her looks so much that Dan doesn't even recognize her at first.
28th Jun '16 10:40:01 PM haloinsider
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* TheStarscream: Becomes this in Season 5, after it becomes clear at the end of Season 4's "Election Night" that the [[spoiler:hung Electoral College]] could lead to him becoming President instead of Selina. In "Congressional Ball", he is shown actively encouraging congressmen not to vote for Selina. [[spoiler:It works.]]

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* TheStarscream: Becomes this in Season 5, after it becomes clear at the end of Season 4's "Election Night" that the [[spoiler:hung Electoral College]] could lead to him becoming President instead of Selina. In "Congressional Ball", he is shown actively encouraging congressmen not to vote for Selina. [[spoiler:It works.works, but his later plan to win a vote for Presidency fails when Montez ends up taking it instead.]]
26th Jun '16 9:31:50 PM TinMan
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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:He casts the deciding for vote Senator Montez, making her the new president, after Selina lies to him one time too many.]]
22nd Jun '16 9:05:22 AM Daltonia
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[[caption-width-right:200:"I am in a room with three people and a fuckload of quiche".]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:"I am in a room with three people and a fuckload of quiche".[[caption-width-right:200:"If you can't take the heat, buy asbestos panties".]]


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* HypercompetentSidekick: Consistently, she is the most competent and adept member of Selina's staff.
20th Jun '16 4:48:35 PM TinMan
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In "Kissing Your Sister" after [[spoiler:the House vote is undecided and Tom James is all but certain to take the presidency]], she just walks out of the Oval Office forlornly. No screaming, no blaming staff, just straight quiet to the point that it's almost a HeroicBSOD.
20th Jun '16 9:27:41 AM TinMan
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* TheStarscream: Becomes this in Season 5, after it becomes clear at the end of Season 4's "Election Night" that the [[spoiler:hung Electoral College]] could lead to him becoming President instead of Selina. In "Congressional Ball", he is shown actively encouraging congressmen not to vote for Selina.

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* TheStarscream: Becomes this in Season 5, after it becomes clear at the end of Season 4's "Election Night" that the [[spoiler:hung Electoral College]] could lead to him becoming President instead of Selina. In "Congressional Ball", he is shown actively encouraging congressmen not to vote for Selina.
Selina. [[spoiler:It works.]]
20th Jun '16 2:00:49 AM TinMan
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!'''Sue Wilson'''

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!'''Sue Wilson'''Wilson-Levinson'''



** [[spoiler:Claims to have been married a year prior to the presidential election. She didn't invite anyone from work, naturally.]]

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** [[spoiler:Claims to have been married a year prior to the presidential election. She didn't invite anyone from work, naturally.]]]] Apparently Catherine knew, however, since her new last name is revealed in the documentary.



* MarriedToTheJob: Goes with being the White House chief of staff.

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* MarriedToTheJob: Goes with being the White House chief of staff. Subverted in that it appears he's still HappilyMarried.


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* BadassBiker: As revealed in Catherine's documentary.


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* NiceGirl: As shown in her documentary, off-screen everyone besides her mother seems to genuinely like her.
14th Jun '16 3:24:00 PM Morgaus
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In "Debate" she is shown to be an effective public speaker who can think on her feet.
A clip of a presidential debate shown in "Mommy Meyer" suggests that she is much better public speaker than her opponent, Bill O'Brien.
In "Congressional Ball", she ruthlessly and successfully browbeats fellow politicians to keep them in line.
In spite of Tom James' status as {{The Ace}}, in Season 5 she sees through and averts his schemes more than once.

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** In "Debate" she is shown to be an effective public speaker who can think on her feet.
** A clip of a presidential debate shown in "Mommy Meyer" suggests that she is much better public speaker than her opponent, Bill O'Brien.
** In "Congressional Ball", she ruthlessly and successfully browbeats fellow politicians to keep them in line.
** In spite of Tom James' status as {{The Ace}}, in Season 5 she sees through and averts his schemes more than once.
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