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!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaHoffman

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!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaHoffmanCreator/IsabellaHofman


* IronLady: In theory, her role as Section Thief places her as this trope, except she [[DownplayedTrope downplays it]] by being unreliable on actual field work. By the time of Season Seven, though, she's become more competent and durable, able to properly hold her temper in a fierce hostage situation.

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* IronLady: In theory, her role as Section Thief Chief places her as this trope, except she [[DownplayedTrope downplays it]] by being unreliable on actual field work. By the time of Season Seven, though, she's become more competent and durable, able to properly hold her temper in a fierce hostage situation.


* {{Foil}}: To Tracy Belle from Season Two. Both were intended victims of dangerous [=UnSubs=] who were saved just in time by the [=BAU=], but Tracy is a blond-haired girly-girl and still has her family with her, while Ellie is a black-haired tomboy who acts a lot more precocious.

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* {{Foil}}: To Tracy Belle from Season Two. Both were intended victims of dangerous [=UnSubs=] who were saved just in time by the [=BAU=], but Tracy is a blond-haired girly-girl "girly girl" and still has her family with her, while Ellie is a black-haired tomboy who tragically lost most of hers and acts a lot more precocious.maturely than her age suggests.


[[folder:Haley Hotchner]]

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[[folder:Haley Hotchner]]Hotchner (née Brooks)]]



The wife of team leader Aaron Hotchner, the two of them were initially a loving, stable couple, but the high time and travel demands of his job eventually began to put pressure on their relationship. The two of them eventually divorce. Some time later, she and her son are forced into hiding by the Reaper, who eventually kills her.

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->''"I want him to believe in love because it is the most important thing... but you need to show him. Promise me!"''

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The wife of team leader Aaron Hotchner, the Hotchner. The two of them were initially a loving, stable couple, but the high time and travel demands of his job eventually began to put pressure on their relationship. The two of them eventually divorce. Some time later, she and her son are forced into hiding by divorce over it.

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She tragically dies in "100" at
the Reaper, who eventually kills her.hands of the Reaper.



* GirlNextDoor: For Hotch.

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* GirlNextDoor: For Hotch.She and Hotch were best friends during their childhood years and always stuck close together until they married as adults.



* HighSchoolSweetHearts: Married Hotch right out of high school.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:She's killed by the Reaper while on the phone with Hotch.]]
* MoralityPet: For Hotch.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Killed by Foyet to mess with Hotch.
* TakingTheKids: Jack lived with her after the divorce, until Haley's death.

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* HighSchoolSweetHearts: Married They met in drama club and stayed together ever since. She married Hotch right out of high school.
school, in fact.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:She's killed by the The Reaper while on the shoots her after forcing her to say goodbye to Hotch through a phone with Hotch.]]
call, essentially forcing him and the team to listen.
* MoralityPet: For Hotch.
the longest time in the show, she was the voice of reason towards Hotch whenever his [[MarriedToTheJob compulsion to work a case]] started showing. Even when divorced, she was often there to give him advice.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Killed The sole reason she dies is because the Reaper wants to make Hotch suffer by Foyet to mess with Hotch.
threatening his family and loved ones.
* TakingTheKids: Jack lived with her after the divorce, until her death forced him to live with Haley's death.sister.



* WetBlanketWife: She hates being seen as this by Hotch but the job is taking a toll on their relationship and she would rather she takes a job where he doesn't have to move.

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* WetBlanketWife: She hates being seen as this by Hotch Hotch, but the job is taking takes a toll on their relationship and she would rather she takes take a job where he doesn't have to move.move.
* WitnessProtection: After Hotch is nearly killed by the Reaper, Haley and Jack are placed into the program in order to keep them safe from Foyet. It sadly only buys her a couple of weeks.



Hotchner's young son.

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Hotchner's ->''"I worked the case, Daddy, just like you said."''

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Hotch's
young son.



* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: The first half of season five.

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: The first half of season five.five sees Jack put into WitnessProtection with his mom to keep them safe from the Reaper.



* {{Nephewism}}: [[spoiler:Hotch makes a deal with Jessica, Haley's sister, that she will help him raise Jack. We have yet to see any ramifications of this.]]

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* {{Nephewism}}: [[spoiler:Hotch Hotch makes a deal with Jessica, Haley's sister, that she will help him raise Jack. We While she doesn't show up much (if at all) afterwards, Hotch entering a new relationship later on seems to indicate he'll have yet someone else willing to see any ramifications of this.]]help with raising Jack as well.



->''"You're a hero, Jennifer Jareau. You're my hero and your boys', and your team's, and all those other people that you saved. Don't you ever forget that."''

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* AscendedExtra: Originally only meant to appear in "Jones," when A.J. Cook became pregnant, the writers had to create a love interest for her quickly, and remembering her chemistry with Will, brought him back to be her mate.
* TheBigEasy: But not quite avoiding stereotypes.

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* AscendedExtra: Originally only meant to appear in "Jones," when A.J. Cook became pregnant, the writers had to create a love interest for her quickly, and quickly and, remembering her chemistry with Will, brought him back to be her mate.
fiancee.
* TheBigEasy: But A flashed-out example but still not quite avoiding stereotypes.



* DistressedDude: The "Hit" and "Run" two-parter sees him in this position after the Face Cards take him hostage after their bank robbery.



* FunetikAksent: Has a thick Louisiana accent.
* HappilyMarried: To JJ, as of the end of the seventh season.

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* FunetikAksent: Has a thick Louisiana His New Orleans roots ''really'' show on the accent.
* HappilyMarried: To JJ, J.J., as of the end of the seventh season.



* MarriedToTheJob: Averted. He was perfectly willing to give it up to be closer to JJ and the baby. Season seven shows that he is now working as a detective in Washington.
* MrFanservice: Oh, ''yes'', due to his MrEveryman looks.
* PapaWolf: Threatened to murder a terrorist if she hurts Henry.
* SatelliteCharacter: To JJ.

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* MarriedToTheJob: Averted. He was perfectly willing to give it up to be closer to JJ J.J. and the baby. Season seven Seven shows that he is now working as a detective in Washington.
* MrFanservice: Oh, ''yes'', due to his MrEveryman [[TheEveryman average-yet-fair]] looks.
* PapaWolf: Threatened to murder Even when he's being held captive, he threatens a domestic terrorist with death if she hurts Henry.
his son.
* SatelliteCharacter: To JJ.J.J., as her husband.



* ThatOneCase: In "Jones".

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* ThatOneCase: In "Jones"."Jones", whose [=UnSub=] is linked to his father's death during Hurricane Katrina.



* CheerfulChild: Never shown to be anything but a sweet little boy

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* CheerfulChild: Never shown to be anything but a sweet little boyboy.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: His entire existence is thanks to this. JJ's pregnancy was written in after A.J. Cook got pregnant. Henry is even played by her actual son.
* SatelliteCharacter: To JJ.

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* HarmfulToMinors: Ends up targeted by the Face Cards' leader Izzy due to her psychopathic hatred of men named Henry. J.J. swiftly takes her down before any actual harm comes to Henry.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: His entire existence is thanks to this. JJ's J.J.'s pregnancy was written in after A.J. Cook got pregnant. Henry is even played by her actual son.son, something which would also happen to his brother later in Season Ten.
* SatelliteCharacter: To JJ.J.J.



->''"It helps if they think you're crazy. They don't argue."''

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* BrokenBird: Severe paranoid schizophrenic who had to be committed to a sanitarium by her then-eighteen year old son. Has just as brilliant a mind as Spencer, under the delusions and medication. [[spoiler:It's implied that part of her mental breakdown was the result of seeing a friend of hers kill Gary Michaels, a pedophile who killed Riley Jenkins and targeted Spencer.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: Of the "government is watching me and my son works with fascists" variety.
* CoolTeacher: Was once a university professor, before the schizophrenia.
* MamaBear: A season four two-parter comprised of The Instincts/Memoriam makes it very clear that she would never let anything hurt her son. Or have him stay in a mental institution for longer than a one night visit. [[spoiler:When he asks her about Riley Jenkins, she tried her best to avoid talking about him, especially since her own son could have ended up like him.]]
%%* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy

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* BrokenBird: Severe paranoid schizophrenic who had to be committed to a sanitarium by her then-eighteen year old son. Has just as brilliant a mind as Spencer, Spencer under the delusions and medication. [[spoiler:It's implied that part of her mental breakdown was the result of seeing a friend of hers kill Gary Michaels, a pedophile who killed Riley Jenkins and targeted Spencer.]]
* ConspiracyTheorist: Of the "government is watching me and my son works with fascists" variety.
variety. At least she thinks fondly of the [=BAU=] team.
* CoolTeacher: Was once a university professor, professor before the schizophrenia.
schizophrenia settled in.
* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:Goes through one ''HELL'' of a story arc in Season Twelve; not only is her schizophrenia getting worse, she's now suffering from Alzheimer's disease and her new "nurse" turns out to be Lindsey Vaughn, who kidnaps her in order to torture Spencer.]]
* MamaBear: A season four two-parter comprised of The Instincts/Memoriam "The Instincts" & "Memoriam" makes it very clear that she would never let anything hurt her son. Or have him stay in a mental institution for longer than a one night visit. [[spoiler:When he asks her about Riley Jenkins, she tried her best to avoid talking about him, especially since her own son could have ended up like him.]]
%%* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy: Her delusions make her assume the government is spying on her, made even worse due to the fact her son works for the FBI. At the very least, she doesn't react negatively to the [=BAU=] themselves.



->''"You spout all that profiler talk, but really, the best way to get to know someone is to marry them."''

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Rossi is with her when she dies.

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Rossi is with her when she dies.dies, by her own choice.



* YourDaysAreNumbered: She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: She was diagnosed Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[=ALS=] and already feeling it take effect by the time of her introduction in Season Seven.



->''"This system... it's insane...! It's completely Linux-based. Open-source programming. You don't see this in government systems, I mean, outside of, like, Switzerland."''

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* TheCavalry: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following Garciaís shooting]], and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed - generally, if Kevin is working with the BAU, itís a sign that the case is a greater threat than usual.
* GeekyTurnOn: ''"Oh, you are NOT seriously trying to backhack me!"''

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* TheCavalry: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following following Garciaís shooting]], shooting, and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed - generally, if Kevin is working with the BAU, itís a sign that the case is a greater threat than usual.
usual and Garcia will need all the back-up she can have.
* GeekyTurnOn: ''"Oh, GeekyTurnOn:
-->''"Oh,
you are NOT seriously trying to backhack me!"''



* NonActionGuy: As a computer tech, he mainly hangs around to help Garcia.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: His... awkward encounter with Rossi in "Damaged".

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* NonActionGuy: As a computer tech, he mainly hangs around to help Garcia.
Garcia. The most action he gets is being present at the office when Garcia's shooter takes a man hostage.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: His... awkward ''awkward'' encounter with Rossi in "Damaged".



* PutOnABus: He and Garcia break up after she turns down his proposal of marriage; while he probably hasn't actually ''gone'' anywhere, we no longer see him very much.
* TemporarySubstitute: For Garcia in "Penelope".

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* PutOnABus: He and Garcia break up after she turns down his proposal of marriage; while he probably hasn't actually ''gone'' anywhere, we no longer see him very much.
as often.
* TemporarySubstitute: For Garcia in "Penelope". Afterwards, he shows up whenever Garcia needs some help with her technical analysis job.



The Section Chief for the entire [=BAU=], and thus the team's immediate superior, Strauss' role fluctuated between being an ObstructiveBureaucrat and ReasonableAuthorityFigure, though the team generally saw her as more of the former rather than the latter due to the political pressure she often put on them.

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->''"My job is to protect the bureau. If I have to hold the team's hand for one case, so be it."''

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The [=BAU=]'s Section Chief for the entire [=BAU=], Chief, and thus the team's immediate superior, Strauss' role fluctuated between being an ObstructiveBureaucrat and ReasonableAuthorityFigure, though the team generally saw her as more of the former rather than the latter due to the political pressure she often put on them. them.

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[[spoiler:Her tenure with the team ends gruesomely because of the Replicator, who drugs and kills her out of spite.]]



* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: She has the occasional, ''very rare'' PetTheDog moments. Recently, after her [[TheBusCameBack return]], she's become much more [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure reasonable]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: At times her interactions with Rossi come off as this. [[spoiler:Which hurts a lot more when she's killed away from him and her family.]]

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* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: She has the occasional, ''very rare'' PetTheDog moments. Recently, after After her [[TheBusCameBack return]], she's become much more [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure reasonable]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: At times times, her interactions with Rossi come off as this. [[spoiler:Which hurts a lot more when she's killed away from him and her family.]]



* DependingOnTheWriter: In her first appearances, she's trying to be a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bitch]]. Then it look like she is [[TyrantTakesTheHelm A Tyrant Taking The Helm.]] In her next appearance, she becomes a BaitAndSwitchTyrant and gets a few PetTheDog moments. Then she's back to the ObstructiveBureaucrat boss who does things over the team's objections. Now she's politicking while still giving the team a chance to do things their way, and at times seems to be trying to make up for previous jerkish behavior.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: In her first appearances, she's trying to be a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bitch]].bitch]] wanting to keep her position by being extra-hard on her supervision of the team. Then it look like she is [[TyrantTakesTheHelm A Tyrant Taking The Helm.]] In her next appearance, she becomes a BaitAndSwitchTyrant and gets a few PetTheDog moments. Then she's back to the ObstructiveBureaucrat boss who does things over the team's objections. Now she's politicking while still giving the team a chance to do things their way, and at times seems to be trying to make up for previous jerkish behavior.



* FBIAgent: Section Chief, effectively supervising the BAU.
* IronLady: As a supervisor of the team, she plays this role.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She comes off as a politically-minded ObstructiveBureaucrat, but there are a great number of instances where it's clear that she's actually just trying to help/protect the team.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Started out as one, before becoming more of a supporter of the team.

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* FBIAgent: Section Chief, effectively supervising the BAU.
[=BAU=].
* IronLady: As a supervisor of the team, she plays In theory, her role as Section Thief places her as this role.
trope, except she [[DownplayedTrope downplays it]] by being unreliable on actual field work. By the time of Season Seven, though, she's become more competent and durable, able to properly hold her temper in a fierce hostage situation.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She comes off as a politically-minded ObstructiveBureaucrat, but there are a great number of instances where it's clear that she's actually just trying to help/protect the team.
team in her own way.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Started out as one, before becoming more of a supporter of for the team.



** Surprisingly, in "100", after spending the entire episode [[spoiler:investigating the events around Haley Brooks Hotchner's death and Hotch going off the rails, interrogating the team and trying to pin the blame on Hotch, she's in tears after Hotch's testimony, and refuses to pursue the matter any further]].

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** Surprisingly, in "100", after spending the entire episode [[spoiler:investigating investigating the events around Haley Brooks Hotchner's Haley's death and Hotch going off the rails, interrogating the team and trying to pin the blame on Hotch, she's in tears after Hotch's testimony, and refuses to pursue the matter any further]].further.



* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Left for rehab; see TheAlcoholic above]]. She's back [[spoiler: and better]] as of "Hit/Run." That is, until [[spoiler:the "Replicator" attacks...]]
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: After being fatally poisoned by the Replicator, she asks Hotch to stay with her so she won't [[DyingAlone die alone]]. [[TearJerker He does.]]

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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Left for rehab; see TheAlcoholic above]]. She's back [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and better]] as of "Hit/Run." That is, until [[spoiler:the "Replicator" attacks...]]
* StayWithMeUntilIDie: After [[spoiler:After being fatally poisoned by the Replicator, she asks Hotch to stay with her so she won't [[DyingAlone die alone]]. [[TearJerker He does.]]]]]]



!!FBI Executive Assistant Director Linda Barnes



->''"Agent Jareau, I didn't get the opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed your speech at the jet. But you're wrong that I'm here to shut down the [=BAU=] because I'm not. This unit is the crown jewel of behavioral profiling, I couldn't shut it down if I wanted to. But I can help restructure it."''

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* {{Foil}}: To Erin Strauss. Like Strauss, Barnes is a higher power within the FBI who oversees the BAU's activities and is generally perceived as a "villain" for the team, interfering with the group and nearly causing their complete separation. However, while Erin was obstructive and did have personal grievances with the old team, at least she maintained tact and, once she understood how well they operated when left to their devices with moderate supervision, she began to actively help the team a little more. Barnes, on the other hand, willingly separated the Internation Response Team and withdrew information of a certain case to aid her own climb in the FBI's ranks, while also managing to separate the BAU on technicalities and enforced accolades to look more diligent than she really is.

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* {{Foil}}: To Erin Strauss. Like Strauss, Barnes is a higher power within the FBI who oversees the BAU's activities and is generally perceived as a "villain" for the team, interfering with the group and nearly causing their complete separation. However, while Erin was obstructive and did have personal grievances with the old team, at least she maintained tact and, once she understood how well they operated when left to their devices with moderate supervision, she began to actively help the team a little more. Barnes, on the other hand, willingly separated the Internation International Response Team and withdrew information of a certain case to aid her own climb in the FBI's ranks, while also managing to separate the BAU on technicalities and enforced accolades to look more diligent than she really is.is. Strauss could be selfish, but she wouldn't take the team apart unless she could at least find a good reason to chase, while Barnes will gladly do so if it means promoting herself up the ladder.



* SlaveToPR: Part of her managing method, which is to only set the team to work on cases that will improve the FBI's image, all so she can give a boost to her own and look more competent than she really is.



[[folder:Ellie Spicer]]
!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaMurad
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An intended victim of the "Prince of Darkness" in Season Seven, he took her in after murdering her entire family with the intention of molding her into a killer.

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[[folder:Ellie Spicer]]
[[folder:Nathan Harris]]
!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaMurad
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elliespicer.jpg]]

Anton Yelchin

->''"I didn't kill her, I just... Really wanted to."''

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An intended victim of the "Prince of Darkness" incidental character met by Reid in Season Seven, he took her in after murdering her entire family with the intention of molding her into Two during a killer.case involving a vigilante-type spree killer. Harris is a mentally-disturbed young man who fantasizes about killing prostitutes, but who sought out Spencer to get help.



* BoyishShortHair: Done by Billy so she'll look less like a girl.
* BrokenBird: Her family was murdered and she was kidnapped.

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* BeingEvilSucks: He's essentially developing a type of psychopathy that involves sexual sadism, and this would usually mean he'd be just another [=UnSub=]... Except instead of giving into the urge to kill, he actively seeks out the [=BAU=] in order to get help, since he doesn't want to do it and it's greatly distressing him.
* DrivenToSuicide: He's thankfully stopped by the prostitute he lured into a room with him when she calls Reid and helps him with his slit wrists.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: A dark variation. He certainly ''wants'' to be a better person despite his mother claiming he's already a nice guy, and he's actively trying to seek help for his condition, except his condition is psychopathy and he's fighting an urge to kill for pleasure, all while being accused of the spree killings taking place during the episode.
* RedHerring: He spends most of "Sex, Birth, Death" being accused of being the [=UnSub=] since he tangentially fits the profile, and admitted to wanting to kill prostitutes just when the spree killings began. Except of course, he's not the killer, nor does he want to be one.
** The whole episode also teases that he might end up succumbing and kill someone, but when he finally does get the chance, he ends up trying to kill himself instead.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: He's finally given the opportunity to kill a prostitute near the end after having one alone with him in a motel room. But after so much mental torture and still wanting to resist his violent urges, he ends up cutting his own wrists instead of hurting her, and she successfully helps to contain the bleeding until paramedics arrive.
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[[folder:Tracy Belle]]
!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/ElleFanning

A recurring character in Season Two, Tracy was a little girl and one of Jeffrey Charles' intended victims before the [=BAU=] saved her. Except a returning Frank Breitkopf targets her and other people saved by the team in order to kill them.
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* BackForTheFinale: Season Two's finale, that is. She's an intended victim of Frank Breitkopf's revenge against the team, having already been kidnapped by the time the team follows his trail to Virginia.
* DistressedDamsel: The poor girl can't catch a break. She was almost killed by one of her own classmates, and then a creepy old man kidnaps and tries to kill her just to mess with the [=BAU=].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A blond-haired little girl and cute as a button.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Ellie Spicer]]
!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaMurad
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elliespicer.jpg]]

->''"Can't kill 'em all, can you?"''

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An intended victim of the "Prince of Darkness" in Season Seven, he took her in after murdering her entire family with the intention of molding her into a killer.
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* BoyishShortHair: Done by Billy so she'll look less like a girl.
girl, also to help change her appearance so she wouldn't be easy to spot.
* BrokenBird: Her Watched her family was murdered die before her eyes, then ended up kidnapped by the man responsible after he developed a disturbing interest in her. It's amazing how she actually ends up downplaying this trope by staying firmly against Billy Flynn the whole way through.
* {{Foil}}: To Tracy Belle from Season Two. Both were intended victims of dangerous [=UnSubs=] who were saved just in time by the [=BAU=], but Tracy is a blond-haired girly-girl
and she was kidnapped.still has her family with her, while Ellie is a black-haired tomboy who acts a lot more precocious.



* LittleMissBadass: Stands up to Billy and manages to screw over one of his crimes, mocking him the entire time.

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* LittleMissBadass: Stands up to Billy and manages to screw over one of his crimes, mocking him the entire time. She also manages to run away from her negligent foster home and buy airplane tickets all on her own.


[[folder: Haley Hotchner]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MeredithMonroe

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[[folder: Haley [[folder:Haley Hotchner]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/MeredithMonroe



[[folder: Jack Hotchner]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/CadeOwens

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[[folder: Jack [[folder:Jack Hotchner]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/CadeOwens



[[folder: Detective Will [=LaMontagne=]]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/JoshStewart

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[[folder: Detective [[folder:Detective Will [=LaMontagne=]]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/JoshStewart



[[folder: Henry [=LaMontagne=]]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/MekhaiAndersen

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[[folder: Henry [[folder:Henry [=LaMontagne=]]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/MekhaiAndersen



[[folder: Diana Reid]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/JaneLynch

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[[folder: Diana [[folder:Diana Reid]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/JaneLynch



-->'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaHoffman

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-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/IsabellaHoffman



Rossi's first wife, who suffers from [=ALS=].
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[[folder: Kevin Lynch]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/NicholasBrendon

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[[folder: Kevin [[folder:Kevin Lynch]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/NicholasBrendon



* TheCavalry: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following Garciaís shooting]], and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed - generally, if Kevin is working with the BAU, itís a sign that the case is a more greater threat than usual.

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* TheCavalry: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following Garciaís shooting]], and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed - generally, if Kevin is working with the BAU, itís a sign that the case is a more greater threat than usual.



[[folder: Section Chief Erin Strauss]]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/JayneAtkinson

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[[folder: Section [[folder:Section Chief Erin Strauss]]
-->'''Played !!!'''Played by:''' Creator/JayneAtkinson



** Surprisingly, in "100", after spending the entire episode [[spoiler: investigating the events around Haley Brooks Hotchner's death and Hotch going off the rails, interrogating the team and trying to pin the blame on Hotch, she's in tears after Hotch's testimony, and refuses to pursue the matter any further]].

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** Surprisingly, in "100", after spending the entire episode [[spoiler: investigating [[spoiler:investigating the events around Haley Brooks Hotchner's death and Hotch going off the rails, interrogating the team and trying to pin the blame on Hotch, she's in tears after Hotch's testimony, and refuses to pursue the matter any further]].



[[folder: Linda Barnes]]
!! FBI Executive Assistant Director Linda Barnes

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[[folder: Linda [[folder:Linda Barnes]]
!! FBI !!FBI Executive Assistant Director Linda BarnesBarnes
!!!'''Played by:''' Creator/KimRhodes



-->'''Played by:''' Creator/KimRhodes

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-->'''Played by:''' Creator/KimRhodes



* {{Foil}}: To Erin Strauss, somewhat. Like Strauss, Barnes is a higher power within the FBI who oversees the BAU's activities and is generally perceived as a "villain" for the team, interfering with the group and nearly causing their complete separation. However, while Erin was obstructive and did have personal grievances with the old team, at least she maintained tact and, once she understood how well they operated when left to their devices with moderate supervision, she began to actively help the team a little more. Barnes, on the other hand, willingly separated the Internation Response Team and withdrew information of a certain case to aid her own climb in the FBI's ranks, while also managing to separate the BAU on technicalities and enforced accolades to look more diligent than she really is.

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* {{Foil}}: To Erin Strauss, somewhat.Strauss. Like Strauss, Barnes is a higher power within the FBI who oversees the BAU's activities and is generally perceived as a "villain" for the team, interfering with the group and nearly causing their complete separation. However, while Erin was obstructive and did have personal grievances with the old team, at least she maintained tact and, once she understood how well they operated when left to their devices with moderate supervision, she began to actively help the team a little more. Barnes, on the other hand, willingly separated the Internation Response Team and withdrew information of a certain case to aid her own climb in the FBI's ranks, while also managing to separate the BAU on technicalities and enforced accolades to look more diligent than she really is.



[[folder: Ellie Spicer]]

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[[folder: Ellie Spicer]][[folder:Ellie Spicer]]
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An intended victim of the "Prince of Darkness" in Season Seven, he took her in after murdering her entire family with the intention of molding her into a killer.
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* NeverMyFault: By her own hand, an Unsub ends up shooting and nearly killing his intended target while he himself is killed when he could easily have been apprehended instead. Instead of taking responsibility for the operation failing, she blames the BAU under JJ's leadership (which Barnes herself imposed) and successfully gets the FBI's Executive Director to reassign each member apart from Alvez and Simmons, retire Rossi and essentially turning Jennifer into her lapdog.



* NeverMyFault: By her own hand, an Unsub ends up shooting and nearly killing his intended target while he himself is killed when he could easily have been apprehended instead. Instead of taking responsibility for the operation failing, she blames the BAU under JJ's leadership (which Barnes herself imposed) and successfully gets the FBI's Executive Director to reassign each member apart from Alvez and Simmons, retire Rossi and essentially turning Jennifer into her lapdog.



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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Is aware of the real reason JJ was promoted out of the BAU.

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* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Is aware of the real reason JJ was promoted out of the BAU.]]


* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Is aware of the real reason JJ was promoted out of the BAU.



* EleventhHourRanger: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following Garciaís shooting]], and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed.

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* EleventhHourRanger: TheCavalry: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following Garciaís shooting]], and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed.needed - generally, if Kevin is working with the BAU, itís a sign that the case is a more greater threat than usual.



* NonActionGuy: As a computer tech., he mainly hands around to help Garcia.

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* NonActionGuy: As a computer tech., tech, he mainly hands hangs around to help Garcia.



* {{Expy}}: A GenderFlip of [[Series/HolbyCity Henrik Hanssen]], with the same personality traits.


* HappilyMarried: Maybe not married, but certainly living with JJ, and it's kind of adorable. Official, as of "Hit/Run".

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* HappilyMarried: Maybe not married, but certainly living with To JJ, and it's kind of adorable. Official, as of "Hit/Run".the end of the seventh season.



* PutOnABus: A longer and more frequent one than JJ.

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* PutOnABus: A longer and more frequent one than SatelliteCharacter: To JJ.



J.J.'s young son.

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J.J.'s JJ's young son.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: His entire existence is thanks to this. J.J.'s pregnancy was written in after A.J. Cook got pregnant. Henry is even played by her actual son.
* SatelliteCharacter: To J.J.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: His entire existence is thanks to this. J.J.'s JJ's pregnancy was written in after A.J. Cook got pregnant. Henry is even played by her actual son.
* SatelliteCharacter: To J.J.JJ.



* EleventhHourRanger: Joins the team in "Penelope", [[spoiler:when Garcia is in the hospital]], then again in "100" to help catch the Reaper, and again in "Hit/Run" to run backup for Garcia during the bank takeover. He comes back for "The Wheels On The Bus..." to assist in tracking the disappeared bus.
%%* BigEater
* TheBusCameBack: Shows up again in the 200th episode.


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* EleventhHourRanger: Joins the team in "Penelope" [[spoiler:following Garciaís shooting]], and returns sporadically over the course of the series to assist the BAU when needed.


-->'''Played by:''' Meredith Monroe

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-->'''Played by:''' Meredith MonroeCreator/MeredithMonroe



-->'''Played by:''' Cade Owens

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-->'''Played by:''' Cade OwensCreator/CadeOwens



-->'''Played by:''' Josh Stewart

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-->'''Played by:''' Josh StewartCreator/JoshStewart



-->'''Played by:''' Mekhai Andersen

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-->'''Played by:''' Isabella Hoffman

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-->'''Played by:''' Isabella Hoffman
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-->'''Played by:''' Nicholas Brendon

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-->'''Played by:''' Nicholas BrendonCreator/NicholasBrendon



-->'''Played by:''' Jayne Atkinson

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-->'''Played by:''' Jayne AtkinsonCreator/JayneAtkinson



-->'''Played by:''' Kim Rhodes

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-->'''Played by:''' Kim Rhodes
Creator/KimRhodes



-->'''Played by:''' Isabella Murad

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-->'''Played by:''' Isabella Murad
Creator/IsabellaMurad


-->'''Hotch:''' "Show him no weakness, no fear."
-->'''Haley:''' "I know."

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-->'''Hotch:''' "Show Show him no weakness, no fear."
-->'''Haley:''' "I
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'''Haley:''' I
know."



%%* [[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Our Son About His Father]]

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%%* [[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Our Son About His Father]]TellMeAboutMyFather



-->'''Played by:''' Jane Lynch

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* WetBlanketWife: She hates being seen as this by Hotch but the job is taking a toll on their relationship and she would rather she takes a job where he doesn't have to move.


* ParentalFavortism: Hotch profiles that of her three children, she favors her son, the middle child.

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* ParentalFavortism: ParentalFavoritism: Hotch profiles that of her three children, she favors her son, the middle child.

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