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* LesbianCop: {{Averted}}. She briefly suspected she was due to all her relationships with men having been such trainwrecks, but realized she wasn't.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: One of the show's few exceptions. She's Greek Orthodox, and that's the church she and Andy are married in.

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* ForGreatJustice: She's personally bothered by miscarriages of justice and is known to dedicate time outside of her work schedule to making the system fairer.
* HelloAttorney: Andy notices even in the early episodes where his view is clouded by recrimination and alcohol.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dies in the crossfire when Dolores Mayo's aggrieved father shoots up the court.]]


* CaptainObvious

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/CSIMiami David Caruso]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/CSIMiami David Caruso]]
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->'''Played by''': [[JudgingAmy Amy Brenneman]]

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->'''Played by''': [[JudgingAmy Amy Brenneman]]
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->'''Played by''': [[BlueBloods Nicholas Turturro]]

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->'''Played by''': [[BlueBloods Nicholas Turturro]]
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->'''Played by''': [[ChicagoFire Gordon Clapp]]

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->'''Played by''': [[ChicagoFire Gordon Clapp]]
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->'''Played by''': [[Series/AsTheWorldTurns Justine Miceli]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/AsTheWorldTurns Justine Miceli]]
Creator/JustineMiceli



->'''Played by''': [[ArmyWives Kim Delaney]]

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->'''Played by''': [[ArmyWives Kim Delaney]]
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->'''Played by''': [[Series/{{JAG}} Andrea Thompson]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/{{JAG}} Andrea Thompson]]
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->'''Played by''': Rick Schroder

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->'''Played by''': Rick Schroder
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->'''Played by''': Charlotte Ross

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->'''Played by''': Charlotte Ross
Creator/CharlotteRoss



->'''Played by''': Jacqueline Obradors

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->'''Played by''': Jacqueline Obradors
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->'''Played by''': Bonnie Somerville



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->'''Played by''': Bonnie Somerville


Creator/BonnieSomerville





->'''Played by''': James [=McDaniel=]

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->'''Played by''': James [=McDaniel=]
Creator/JamesMcDaniel



->'''Played by''': Esai Morales

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->'''Played by''': Esai Morales
Creator/EsaiMorales



->'''Played by''': Currie Graham

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->'''Played by''': Currie Graham
Creator/CurrieGraham



->'''Played by''': [[Series/{{ER}} Sherry Stringfield]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/{{ER}} Sherry Stringfield]]
Creator/SherryStringfield



->'''Played by''': Sharon Lawrence

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->'''Played by''': Sharon Lawrence
Creator/SharonLawrence



->'''Played by''': Garcelle Beauvais

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->'''Played by''': Garcelle Beauvais
Creator/GarcelleBeauvais



->'''Played by''': Gail O'Grady

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->'''Played by''': Gail O'Grady
Creator/GailOGrady



->'''Played by''': Bill Brochtrup

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->'''Played by''': Bill Brochtrup
Creator/BillBrochtrup


* TheBigGuy: Considered the best detective in the squad InUniverse. The fact that he is sometimes brought in to get confessions from suspects when other detectives fail is realistically irritating to those detectives.



* LesbianCop: {{Averted}}. She briefly suspected she was due to all her relationships with men having been such trainwrecks, but realized she wasn't.



* TheBigGuy
* FairCop

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* TheBigGuy
TheBigGuy: Physically the largest detective on the show.
* FairCopFairCop: Arguably the best-looking male detective on the show.



* HeadbuttingHeroes: Although they generally worked well together, he was well aware of Sipowicz's racism and things could get tense as a result. At one point they even got into a fistfight in the locker room.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite the occasional tension, Sipowicz respected him and was certain his replacement would never work out.


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* MentorInQueerness: In "Welcome to New York" he acts as this to a young gay man (played by Creator/MishaCollins) who had been involved with both the victim and perpetrator of a homicide. John told him that this terrible event would pass and that he would find good people who loved and accepted him.


* ShutUpHannibal: Delivers a particularly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] one to a [[ObstructiveBureaucrat judge]] in "4B or Bot 4B."

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* ShutUpHannibal: Delivers a particularly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] awesome one to a [[ObstructiveBureaucrat judge]] in "4B or Bot 4B."


* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:By his stripper girlfriend's ex.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:By his stripper girlfriend's ex.]]


->'''Played by''': [[Series/HillStreetBlues Dennis Franz]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/HillStreetBlues Dennis Franz]]
Creator/DennisFranz


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Doesn't appear until Season 2 but is one of the most remembered characters of the show along with Sipowicz.


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Doesn't appear until Season 2 but is one of the most remembered characters of the show along with Sipowicz.


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Doesn't appear until Season 7 but is one of the most remembered characters in the show.


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Doesn't appear until Season 8 but is one of the most remembered characters of the show.


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Doesn't appear until Season 9 but is one of the most remembered characters of the show.


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* IconicSequelCharacter: Doesn't appear until Season 8 but is one of the most remembered characters of the show.


->'''Played by''': [[Series/LALaw Jimmy]] [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Smits]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/LALaw Jimmy]] [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Smits]]
Creator/JimmySmits



->'''Played by''': Henry Simmons

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->'''Played by''': Henry Simmons
Creator/HenrySimmons



* MsFanservice: One of the show's sexiest characters. She also provided an infamous ShowerScene which got the show in trouble with the censorship board.



->'''Played by''': [[Series/SavedByTheBell Mark-Paul Gosselaar]]

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->'''Played by''': [[Series/SavedByTheBell Mark-Paul Gosselaar]]
Creator/MarkPaulGosselaar





* RedOni,BlueOni: The Blue to Sipowicz's Red.


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* RedOni,BlueOni: RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Sipowicz's Red.

Red.






* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: Leaves between seasons 3 and 4 with no explanation given.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Leaves between seasons 3 and 4 with no explanation given.

given.





* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: In "Hearts and Souls," when he succumbs to his heart infection]].

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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: In [[spoiler:In "Hearts and Souls," when he succumbs to his heart infection]].



* BerserkButton: Calling Abby Sullivan a dyke will set him off.



* [[spoiler: RapeAsBackstory: Diane's undercover operation with Jimmy Liery (see above) sends her into a serious mental tailspin, causing her to finally confront the fact that her father molested her when she was twelve]].




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* [[spoiler: RapeAsBackstory: Diane's [[spoiler:Diane's undercover operation with Jimmy Liery (see above) sends her into a serious mental tailspin, causing her to finally confront the fact that her father molested her when she was twelve]].



twelve]].






* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By his stripper girlfriend's ex.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By [[spoiler:By his stripper girlfriend's ex.]]






* TheGhost: Becomes this in Season 12, after Charlotte Ross was let go from the show. Rather than kill off yet another one of Andy's loved ones (especially just a short time following their marriage), McDowell is instead frequently referred to by Sipowicz without ever appearing onscreen. His worry about providing for her and their new child becomes a source of concern for Sipowicz as he struggles with the threat of being pushed off the job, and then with where he wants to go with his career after being made Sergeant.

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* TheGhost: Becomes this in Season 12, after Charlotte Ross was let go from the show. Rather than kill off yet another one of Andy's loved ones (especially just a short time following their marriage), McDowell [=McDowell=] is instead frequently referred to by Sipowicz without ever appearing onscreen. His worry about providing for her and their new child becomes a source of concern for Sipowicz as he struggles with the threat of being pushed off the job, and then with where he wants to go with his career after being made Sergeant.











* BerserkButton: Insulting or making a pass at Diane Russell in front of him is NOT a good idea.


->'''Played by''': [[HillStreetBlues Dennis Franz]]

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->'''Played by''': [[HillStreetBlues [[Series/HillStreetBlues Dennis Franz]]

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