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* CharacterDevelopment: gradually learns to appreciate Cicely and the people around him over the course of the series, leading to:

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* CharacterDevelopment: gradually Gradually learns to appreciate Cicely and the people around him over the course of the series, leading to:

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* RememberTheNewGuy: In universe. He was the second Marine (besides John Glenn) to be part of the Mercury 7 astronauts, presumably to replace Deke Slayton who was grounded due to medical reasons. He also "took his ride" in the program. IRL, the only Marine in the Mercury program was Glenn.

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** Inverted with Mike, the bubble man; sex with Maggie actually ''cures'' him of his affliction. He promptly leaves to join [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenpeace Greenpeace]].

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* TheDanza


* BadassBookworm: You wouldn't really guess that this chatty bohemian was a rough and tumble former criminal

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* BadassBookworm: You wouldn't really guess that this chatty bohemian was a rough and tumble former criminalcriminal.
* DevilsAdvocate: A benign example - Chris will readily take both sides in a debate, simply because he values the process of exchanging ideas so highly. He even applauds the prosecution at his own trial, and he's ecstatic when Cicely holds a mayoral election, even though (as a felon who hasn't completed his full term) he can't legally vote.


* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: In that he has firm prejudices against gays - ironic given his CampStraight tendencies - and has let his wealth go to his head. He doesn't exhibit racist or sexist attitudes, other than comical homophobia.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: In that he has firm prejudices against gays - ironic given his CampStraight tendencies - He's intensely homophobic, and has let his wealth go to his head. He doesn't exhibit casually racist or sexist attitudes, other than comical homophobia.towards Joel, Bernard, and Ed, among others.


** HiddenDepths: She can speak fluent Italian, among other talents.

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** * HiddenDepths: She can speak fluent Italian, among other talents.


* CartwrightCurse: her boyfriends tend to die in spectacular and unlikely ways: hit by a falling satellite, consuming adulterated potato salad, etc.

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* CartwrightCurse: her boyfriends tend to die in spectacular and unlikely ways: hit by a falling satellite, wandering onto a missile test range during a live fire exercise, consuming adulterated potato salad, etc.


Holling's girlfriend, and eventually wife. At the beginning of the series, she is 18 years old.

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Holling's girlfriend, and eventually wife. At the beginning of the series, she is 18 years old.
old and has just won the Miss Northwest Passage beauty pageant.


A New York doctor brought to Cicely as a condition of his student loans.

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A New York doctor brought who has to serve in Cicely for four years as a condition of his student loans.



The bush pilot/mail carrier for the town.

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The A bush pilot/mail pilot who's the mail carrier for the town.
town, and Fleischman's landlord.




!! Shelly Tambo Vincouer

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\n* TheRival: Jesse the Bear.

!! Shelly Marie Tambo Vincouer



* DumbBlonde: At first glance, Shelly seems to exist at the three-way intersection between this trope, ValleyGirl, and trailer trash.
* HiddenDepths: speaks fluent Italian, among other talents.

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* DumbBlonde: At first glance, Shelly seems to exist at the three-way intersection between this trope, ValleyGirl, and trailer trash. However, she has...
* ** HiddenDepths: speaks She can speak fluent Italian, among other talents.


* GenreSavvy: probably the most knowledgable character in he show when it comes to hunting and wilderness survival skills

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* GenreSavvy: probably the most knowledgable character in he the show when it comes to hunting and hunting, wilderness survival skillsskills, and understanding the Alaska environment.


* DaddyIssues with his ''entire parental lineage.''

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* DaddyIssues with his ''entire parental lineage.''lineage,'' leading to anxiety about his ability to be a good parent to his and Shelly's child.

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* DaddyIssues with his ''entire parental lineage.''
* GenreSavvy: probably the most knowledgable character in he show when it comes to hunting and wilderness survival skills


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* BenevolentBoss to her employee, Ed.
* DecemberDecemberRomance with Walt.
* HiddenDepths


* DumbBlonde: At first glance, Shelly seems to exist at the three-way intersection between this trope, ValleyGirl, and TrailerTrash.

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* DumbBlonde: At first glance, Shelly seems to exist at the three-way intersection between this trope, ValleyGirl, and TrailerTrash.trailer trash.




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* IconicOutfit: tight pants and an endless supply of goofy earrings.
* LoonWithAHeartOfGold: like most denizens of Cicely, she really cares about others.

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* DumbBlonde: At first glance, Shelly seems to exist at the three-way intersection between this trope, ValleyGirl, and TrailerTrash.
* HiddenDepths: speaks fluent Italian, among other talents.

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