History Characters / WillAndGrace

30th Jul '17 5:39:47 PM L4D2Ellis19
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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Since Karen snarks all the time, the other characters almost never take her seriously, even when she's genuinely trying to help them. She becomes furious and upset whenever this occurs, and on one occasion even ''quit working for'' Grace after the latter refused to give her credit for an interior design she had done after Grace bail on it.

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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Since Karen snarks all the time, the other characters almost never take her seriously, even when she's genuinely trying to help them. She becomes furious and upset whenever this occurs, and on one occasion even ''quit working for'' Grace after the latter refused to give her credit for an interior design she had done after Grace bail bailed on it.
30th Jul '17 4:08:34 PM L4D2Ellis19
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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Grace's Masculine Girl. Grace is a brash, lazy, slovenly, BigEater who finds gay porn to be exciting the same way a lot of men feel about lesbians. Will initially StraightGay but later Flanderized into CampGay, is much more calm and rational (initially,) uptight and decorated their entire apartment and does all the cooking and cleaning.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Grace's Masculine Girl. Grace is a brash, lazy, slovenly, BigEater who finds gay porn to be exciting the same way a lot of men feel about lesbians. Will Will's initially StraightGay but later Flanderized into CampGay, is much more calm and rational (initially,) uptight and decorated their entire apartment and does all the cooking and cleaning.
8th Jun '17 10:03:31 PM jormis29
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The characters from ''WillAndGrace''.

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The characters from ''WillAndGrace''.
''Series/WillAndGrace''.
30th Jan '17 8:54:38 AM chartoc
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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Since Karen snarks all the time, the other characters almost never take her seriously, even when she's genuinely trying to help them. She becomes furious and upset whenever this occurs, and on one occasion even ''bankrupted'' Grace by cashing all of her paychecks at once after the latter refused to give her credit for an interior design she had done.

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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Since Karen snarks all the time, the other characters almost never take her seriously, even when she's genuinely trying to help them. She becomes furious and upset whenever this occurs, and on one occasion even ''bankrupted'' ''quit working for'' Grace by cashing all of her paychecks at once after the latter refused to give her credit for an interior design she had done.done after Grace bail on it.
12th Dec '16 5:02:27 PM ajitter89
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*AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: While never fully seen, due to him being TheUnseen, Karen may have married Stanley for his money, it's often shown that she does genuinely love him, and was completely devastated and betrayed when it was revealed he had faked his death!
6th Aug '16 12:42:51 AM Gravidef
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* {{Flanderization}}: He became much more whiny and his CampGay tendencies increased.

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* {{Flanderization}}: He became much more whiny whinier, and his CampGay tendencies increased.



* AllJewsAreCheapskates: She is very cheap and often hoards on free stuff and even steals.
* BigEater: She has an addiction to eating and it's sort of a RunningGag.

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* AllJewsAreCheapskates: She is very cheap and cheap, often hoards on free stuff stuff, and even steals.
* BigEater: She has an addiction Grace loves to eating and it's sort of eat, to the point where her large appetite is a RunningGag.



* CompetitionFreak: In a first-season episode, Grace is shown to be a competition freak, to the point that neighbors won't even play charades with her anymore.

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* CompetitionFreak: In a first-season episode, Grace is shown to be a competition freak, to the point so competitive that neighbors won't even play charades with her anymore.friends stop coming over to her and Will's game nights.



* FreudianExcuse: Her self-centered nature is implied to be the result of her mother's own ego and desire for the spotlight.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Especially in later seasons where she’s almost as bad as Jack. While Jack doesn’t even try to hide his self-absorbed nature, Grace comes off more as a BitchInSheepsClothing.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Especially in later seasons where she’s almost as bad as Jack. While Jack doesn’t even try to hide his self-absorbed nature, Grace comes off more as a BitchInSheepsClothing. In "The Unsinkable Mommy Adler," Grace looks back on her old journals and discovers that she's demanded to the center of attention in every relationship she's ever been in, and becomes upset (though it [[IgnoredEpiphany doesn't stick]]).



** Will also [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech called her out on this]] during one of their more serious fights, pointing out that she'll look for any excuse, such as a "weird chest hair pattern," to break up with a guy.



* DeadpanSnarker: "Honey, tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic"

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* DeadpanSnarker: "Honey, tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic"sarcastic."


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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Since Karen snarks all the time, the other characters almost never take her seriously, even when she's genuinely trying to help them. She becomes furious and upset whenever this occurs, and on one occasion even ''bankrupted'' Grace by cashing all of her paychecks at once after the latter refused to give her credit for an interior design she had done.


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* HiddenDepths: In a few episodes, Karen demonstrates that she's not completely self-centered. In one instance, Grace blew off her marital advice without even acknowledging that she might have a point, which upset her deeply. She also values Grace, Jack, and even Will as her closest friends, and does love Stan.


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* PetTheDog: A few episodes show that there's more to her than snark and sex:
** In a Season One episode, Karen misses her period and fears she might be pregnant. She's not, but is clearly upset about the fact (though she tries to hide it), prompting Jack to give her a comforting hug. After he leaves, she calls Stan and genuinely asks to speak to her stepchildren.
** One episode had Grace struggling with Leo's decision to stay in Africa to continue his work. Karen is the one who ends up giving her the best advice possible, and even tells Grace that while she makes fun of her, she does love her.
** A late episode has Karen design a nursery for a pair of clients, proving that she's picked up ''some'' knowledge of interior decorating with her work over the years. When Grace steals the credit for the nursery, Karen is genuinely upset.
** A ChristmasEpisode reveals that at Grace Adler Designs, ''Karen'' gives the holiday bonuses to Grace!
** The episode which focused on Karen's birthday reveals that she's never invited Will, Grace, or Jack to any of the lavish parties that mark the occasion. When they finally press her as to why, she confesses that if she invited them, they might not take her to a cheap, lousy restaurant to celebrate in their own way--and that's the thing she looks most forward to on her birthdays every year.


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* VagueAge: As part of her {{Flanderization}}. In early episodes, Karen simply acknowledged that she frequently had plastic surgery. As time went by, though, the writers started dropping hints that she was somehow in her ''eighties'' at least (she commented about remembering waiting on breadlines during the Great Depression), and used booze and pills to somehow stop the aging process altogether.
6th Aug '16 12:21:19 AM Gravidef
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!Harlin Polk
->'''Portrayed by:''' Gary Grubbs

Will's wealthiest legal client in Season 1 and 2, a rich Texan.
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* TheArtifact: An interesting example--despite his name appearing in the opening credits of Season 1, he only appears in about half the episodes.
* BenevolentBoss: Despite being extremely wealthy, he treats Will with kindness, and is shown to be a loving father.
* Fiction500: Harlin has a lot of money and isn't afraid to spend it; in his final episode, he casually buys his wife an outlet mall (that is, the ''entire complex'') as a present.
* GoodOlBoy: A downplayed example. He clearly takes pride in his Texas heritage, but he's much more accepting of Will being gay than this trope usually allows. Harlin gives Will a good deal of respect and is perfectly comfortable with his sexuality.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Many of his attempts to talk about Will's sexuality end up this way. In one instance, Will mentions that he didn't think he was a dog person, and Harlin responds "That's right--you people like the cats, don't you?"
* PutOnABus: Left the show early in Season Two; the explanation given is that Will starts focusing exclusively on his cases to the detriment of others, only to be fired when Harlin decides he needs a more experienced lawyer.
30th Jan '16 10:06:23 AM annette12
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* CompetitionFreak: In a first-season episode, Grace is shown to be a competition freak, to the point that neighbors won't even play charades with her anymore.
2nd Dec '15 10:11:29 PM annette12
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Always tries to make ''everything'' about him. He doesn’t even try to hide it.


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* LargeAndInCharge: Stan's company, Walker Inc. We never really find out what it does (aside from a subsidiary called Walker Property Management that owns several New York apartment buildings of various quality,) or what it's worth, aside from the fact that it has left Stan and Karen ungodly rich.
2nd Dec '15 10:53:09 AM annette12
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