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Alternate Character Interpretation: For all his crassness and boozing, the fact Mitchell spends much of the movie pursuing Deaney to avenge the death of a nameless, non-white burglar no one else cares about should count for something.
Badass Boast: Mitchell seems to try and invoke this when talking to Deaney after finding out he was the one who paid Greta. Deaney seems unconvinced. Though Mitchell ends up being right.
Designated Hero: The title character is an alcoholic slob of a cop who behaves like a complete Jerkass most of the time. Sure, he's a little more on the ball than his colleagues (only he suspects that Deaney may not have acted in self defense), but other than that he's a damn lousy cop. When a criminal tries to bribe him by sending him a prostitute, he actually sleeps with her.note He doesn't know she's being paid, however. And then arrests her for possessing marijuana. Nice.