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* SiblingYinYang: Big time. Emmit is wealthy, successful, handsome, lives in a big house, respected by his community and a charming, good-natured man. Ray works a low-paying and unglamorous job, lives in a regular apartment and is disliked for his abrasive personality. While Emmit seems to only tolerate Ray but has no serious illwill towards him (at first anyway), Ray is utterly seething with resentment towards Emmit. The two couldn't be more different.


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* TheAllegedCar: Much like Ray himself, his Corvette is barely working and has clearly seen better days.


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* TheResenter: Ray is incredibly resentful of Emmit, seeing him as having the life he could have and blaming him for [[NeverMyFault his crappy life]] in addition to blaming the world in general.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Due to the huge difference in their appearances, many people assume that Ray is considerably older than Emmit. In reality, Emmit is the older brother by two years.


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* StatuesqueStunner: She's 5'8.

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* KavorkaMan: He's balding, a little overweight, sickly looking and works a low-paying job. That's in addition to his less than stellar personality. Nonetheless, he's still engaged to someone as beautiful as Nikki.


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* BookDumb: She's an ex-con with little formal education but a very crafty and clever.


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* ContraltoOfDanger: She's a tough customer and has Mary Elizabeth Winstead's husky voice.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments.


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: For all her flaws, her love for Ray is completely genuine.


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* HiddenDepths: Most people, including Emmit, write off Nikki as a trashy ex-con but she repeatedly demonstrates that she's much smarter and more cunning than she appears.


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* SpannerInTheWorks: Ray and Emmit might have repaired their relationship had it not been for Nikki.

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** He also sounds taken aback when he finds out that Stella left Emmit due to his ploy with the sex tape, implying he didn't want things to go that far.


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* PetTheDog: He has a brief moment when impersonating Emmit where he tells his bank manager not to be too hard on an employee who made a mistake.


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* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:Dies the way he lived: making a mess and begging his brother for help.]]

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: He deliberately totals Ray's Corvette after Nikki's attempted burglary, but then hits another car on the way out just because he wasn't looking.


* HopelessWithTech: Irv is so terrible with computers that he can barely use a search engine, and not without help. [[spoiler: Leads to his death when he obliviously downloads Varga's virus onto his computer.

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* HopelessWithTech: Irv is so terrible with computers that he can barely use a search engine, and not without help. [[spoiler: Leads to his death when he obliviously downloads Varga's virus onto his computer.]]


* PolarOppositeTwins: Ray is an overweight balding low-level parole officer barely making ends meet. Emmit is a debonair man into the high life and comes off highly educated. What they have in common is getting in ''way'' over their heads on things.



* UglyGuyHotWife: Or rather fiance, but the looks disparity between Ray and Nikki Swango is huuuuuge.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Or rather fiance, but the Not only is he probably old enough to be her father, he looks disparity between Ray like an overweight gnome, while she is a gorgeous bombshell. This only adds to viewers' and other characters' suspicions that Nikki Swango is huuuuuge.might be using Ray.


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* PolarOppositeTwins: Emmit is a debonair man into the high life and comes off highly educated. Ray is an overweight balding low-level parole officer barely making ends meet. What they have in common is getting in ''way'' over their heads on things.


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: She places highly in a bridge tournament with Ray and soon thereafter establishes her cunning during their encounter with Maurice. In later episodes, she shows additional canniness and credits her skill in bridge for her strategic mind.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: She is extremely good at thinking on her feet, but this comes at the expense of her long-term planning. This is best shown after [[spoiler: the fake sex-tape she wanted to use to blackmail Emmit gets seen by his wife first]]; Sy points out the stupidity of failing to consider that possibility while planning things in advance, but she rallies in seconds and turns the mistake around to retain her leverage. After the timeskip, her success rate with her new plans suggests she has gotten a lot better at this, possibly due to collaboration with the more experienced [[spoiler: Mr Wrench]].

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The last time we see him, he's woken from his coma but is still in a vegetative state, barely able to slightly twitch his face when spoken to.]]


** She is able to learn sign language in a under 2 months.

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** She is able to learn sign language in a under 2 months.


* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seems genuinely interested in making amends with Ray until he learns that Nikki broke into his house while they were speaking and left a used tampon in his drawer. This is the last straw for Emmit...until the ''real'' last straw comes when Ray creates a sex tape disguised as Emmit and uses it to ruin Emmit's marriage.]]

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* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler:He seems genuinely interested in making amends with Ray until he learns that Nikki broke into his house while they were speaking and left a used tampon in his drawer. This is the last straw for Emmit... until the ''real'' last straw comes when Ray creates a sex tape disguised as Emmit and uses it to ruin Emmit's marriage.]]



* MsFanservice: Aside from her rather flattering wardrobe and the fact that she's...well, she's Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, she flashes her rear when getting out of the bath.

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* MsFanservice: Aside from her rather flattering wardrobe and the fact that she's... well, she's Creator/MaryElizabethWinstead, she flashes her rear when getting out of the bath.


* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Wrench shoots him in the head in his kitchen.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Emmit is able to get off with a light punishment for his role in the events of the season, and is shown happily reunited with his family during the five year TimeSkip. Then it's subverted when Mr. Wrench puts a bullet in his head to avenge Nikki.]]



* BornLucky: Despite the universe seemingly conspiring against her, Nikki simply ''refuses'' to die.

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* BornLucky: Despite the universe seemingly conspiring against her, Nikki simply ''refuses'' to die. [[spoiler: Her luck runs out in the finale.]]

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