Characters / CSI: Miami

The Entire Cast

  • Hot Scientist: Calleigh is a blonde, leggy Southern girl who likes guns, Natalia is a tall, curvy latina, Eric is half-Cuban/half-Russian, Ryan has perfectly tousled hair and Maxine Valera is fairly cute. Also, yes, some people do find David Caruso sexy.

Horatio Caine

  • Atonement Detective
  • Cool Shades: And how!
  • Death Glare: While Perp Sweating.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dramatic Pause
  • Fan Nickname: Super H.
  • Fatal Attractor: He has notoriously bad luck with girlfriends. They always seem to die.
  • Flanderization: He used to have moments when he would actually emote.
  • Friend to All Children
  • Glasses Pull: Caine's main gimmick, always followed by a Quip to Black and the 'YEAAAAAAAHHHH—' sample.
  • Good Is Not Soft: His response to being told a adult film director suspected of murdering one of his stars has two daughters is a great example.
    "Would they be appearing in your movies when they are older? Just out of interest."
  • Hard Boiled Detective: Though he's technically on the force, fits this trope to a T.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope/Start of Darkness/Darker and Edgier: Seems to be going this way after his near-death experience. He is noticeably more vicious and ruthless, savagely beating a suspect and even letting a man fall to his death as he begged for Horatio to help him. Granted, one man had killed a police officer and was involved in a kidnapping, and the other man was a pedophile with a long history of abducting and molesting young female beauty pageant contestants, but still.
    Pedophile: *While hanging onto a ledge* I can change - I know it!
    Horatio: I doubt that.
    Pedophile: *His fingers starting to slip* You have to help me!
    Horatio: *Coldly and dispassionately, while stepping away from the man* Do I?
    Pedophile: *Falls to his death*
    • The pedo's case was a bit more galling because he revealed/implied that he was also a victim of sex abuse before Horatio appeared - his favorite hiding place was where his "special friend" took him when he was a child.
    • There's another episode which ends with Horatio confronting a man whose job was supposed to be protecting pedophile victims who turns out to be a pedophile himself. Horatio tells him he's resisting arrest, to which he fearfully replies that he isn't (and he wasn't; he was just standing there). Horatio responds "We'll see how long that lasts." as he removes his sunglasses and wristwatch. He then steps towards the suspect as the scene Smashes To Black to the credits.
    • And yet Horatio allows the murderer of his wife, who's also Delko's sister to live.
      • He did go after him in Brazil. And killed him not only for Marisol's murder, but for killing his brother and trying to corrupt his nephew.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: He has a son he didn't know about.
  • One-Liner, Name... One-Liner
  • Papa Wolf
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Just about every line out of his mouth.
  • Red-Headed Hero
  • The Stoic
  • Shoot the Hostage: Mostly averted.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Master of Stealth Hi.
  • Team Dad

Calleigh Duquesne

Tim Speedle

  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Speed, never Tim or Mr Speedle.
  • Jerkass: Definitely had his moments, usually when speaking to women. He told one victim of harassment that it was her fault and she'd lead the guy on (she hadn't), and was rude to other female characters (excepting Alexx, Megan, Calleigh and Yelena).
  • Tempting Fate: When walking into a jewelry store with Horatio, Speed discusses expensive cars, disdaining them in favor of his bike. Caine mentions that he might need "something with doors" some day. Speed says he has plenty of time. He is fatally shot not five minutes later.

Eric Delko

Ryan Wolfe

Yelena Salas

Natalia Boa Vista

Maxine Valera

Alexx Woods

  • The Coroner
  • My Nayme Is: Spelled with one too many x's.
  • Put on a Bus: Alexx leaves the morgue in Season 6 to become an ER doctor. She's occasionally appeared since then, usually when one of the team have been injured in the line of duty. She returned for a few appearances past that.
  • Team Mom: Mostly to her corpses.
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