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* ReverseMole: Ryan serves as one on behalf of the bureau to keep an eye on Alex.

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* ReverseMole: TheMole: Ryan serves as one on behalf of the bureau to keep an eye on Alex.


* HoneyTrap: Nimah seduced a man who'd headed up the terrorist cell she infiltrated, to get more information on the cell's plot.



* Determinator: She will stop at nothing to become an agent.

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* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: She will stop at nothing to become an agent.


* YourCheatingHeart: In the present, he's having an affair with Shelby, who's young enough to be his daughter and was previously romantically involved with Caleb. [[{{Squick}} Ewww...]]


* TheSouthpaw: {{Implied}}. Raina initially pins her hijab on the left, before Simon points it out to Nimah and asks if there is a cultural significance to it.


* BadassGay: He's a gay man who is training to be a CIA operative. He's also pretty damned competent, consistently at the top of the Murder Board.



* BadassGay: [[spoiler: {{Subverted}}. He is not gay.]]


* {{Adorkable}}: Especially in his awkward attempts to befriend Nimah.


* FunctionalAddict: Despite the drugs keeping him pliant, he still manages to escape his guards and keep his correspondence with Shelby a secret from his mother.



** Because heís hungry, he wanders around a secret camp ground loudly shouting:
-->ďIs there anybody there I went to Quantico with but now works on a top secret task force attempting to stop a vast conspiracy to overthrow my mom home?Ē



** After seeing Clay developing feelings for Shelby, he does snark at her expense.
-->'''Caleb''': Goldilocks looking for the one thatís just right.
-->'''Raina''': Okay, now I know itís not good to see you.
** Later, after he and Shelby start taunting each other.
-->'''Caleb''': Iím not leaving til youíre off this team.
-->'''Shelby''': Good luck to you, because if your mother had to choose between me and you, Iím pretty sure I know the answer.
-->'''Caleb''': Oh what...are you sleeping with her too?



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: Very much so.



* DeathEqualsRedemption: For all his flaws and tensions with his family, after his passing they speak of him respectfully.



* RedHerring: He was suspected of shooting two cabal members.



* BrokenPedestal:Although there was already tension since the beginning, at the end of Season One Caleb overhears her confrontation with Alex and itís strongly implied this is partially the reason he took off for most of Season Two.

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* BrokenPedestal:Although BrokenPedestal: Although there was already tension since the beginning, at the end of Season One Caleb overhears her confrontation with Alex and itís strongly implied this is partially the reason final straw before he took takes off for most of Season Two. Two.
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: She unexpectedly delivers one in front of a courthouse after a riot almost breaks out.
-->ďPresidents usually start these speeches with My Fellow Americans because we like to remind you that we are all in this together, equals. We also say My Fellow Americans so that youíll forget for a second everything in our country that divides us. We tell you that we believe in a United States that will protect your family, and then we throw a man in jail for protecting his. I am responsible for that, I helped pass the executive order that made Benjamin Johnsonís gun purchase illegal because I believed that it would save peopleís lives and maybe it did, but it also ruined a manís life. We live in a country of more than two parties, beware of any leader who tells you it would be easier for you to just let them make your decisions for you because they know what is best. Because we do not know what is best, we learn through trial and error. I pushed for that law because I believed it was right at the time. But I made a mistake...I will not make that mistake again.Ē



* HappyFlashback: While Caleb describes his family in a poor light, the first flashback where viewers first meet Claire is during a Christmas party and she is seen warmly welcoming Shelby to the family. Then we see her in the present timeline, where she angrily reams into Shelby and threatens to ruin her career.

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* HappyFlashback: While Caleb describes his family in a poor light, the first flashback where viewers first meet Claire is during a Christmas party and she is seen warmly welcoming Shelby to the family. Then we see her in the present timeline, where she angrily reams into Shelby and threatens to ruin her career. her.


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* ShoutOut: Caleb uses a variety of those to describe his family, from likening her to the [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Underwoods]] to other references.

-->'''Shelby''': Iíll rather not be with a family right now.
-->'''Caleb''': Even if itís with the [[Series/{{GameOfThrones}} Lannisters]]? Cause thatís kind of what itís like.
** And later in that same episode:

-->'''Shelby''': The great Claire Haas approve, I basically got you the Iron Throne.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: He complains about how the governmentís two-party system spends more time fighting each other than actually doing anything for the country.


* BigBrotherWorship: Claims to have had this before Harry abandoned her with their Homophobic parents.
* KidnappedFromBehind: She gets a shock seeing a stranger in a MirrorScare before it happens.
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: She didnít know her brother was law enforcement until he has to explain why sheís in danger.
* PluckyGirl: She gives just as good as her brother, but is usually more good-intentioned compared to Harryís deadpan.



* VillainWantsMercy:
* WouldHitAGirl: Tries to drown Alex after he loses his temper.

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* VillainWantsMercy:
VillainsWantMercy: When Alex corners him with her gun pointed.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tries to drown Alex after he loses his temper. \n




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* SmugSnake: Once in custody, he knows the team canít touch him. Similarly once heís back in Ireland, itís clear he has law enforcement on his payroll.
* WouldHurtAChild: Has a gun on Isabelle to force the team to comply with his demands.


* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In Season Two, although he may have been purposefully trying to goad Clay.



* OddFriendship: Develops one with Will, and to a lesser degree, with Raina.

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* OddFriendship: Develops one with Will, and to a lesser degree, with Raina.Raina and even Iris.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She offers her business contacts to help Shelby without being asked.



* OddFriendship: She develops one with Shelby and Caleb, to the point where when those two stop talking, Caleb asks her to talk to Shelby.



* RedHerring: As the recruits ahead of Alexís class start showing up in the present timeline, she remains absent and fans speculated she might be the BigBad after all. No, she simply never shows up again until late in Season Two.




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* TookALevelInKindness: She does eventually warm up to her fellow recruits, even expressing concern when she realizes what Caleb and Shelby were up to in regards to Shelbyís parents.



Ryan Booth's ex-wife... and Alex's superior officer during the second half of the season. She hates Alex with a bitter passion.

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Ryan Booth's ex-wife... and Alex's superior officer during the second half of the season. She hates Alex Alex, but is not so blinded she canít work with a bitter passion.
her.




* CallBack: Complains in Season Two that itís happening again, Alex sounds insane talking about a conspiracy but there really is one.



The mother of Caleb, ex-wife of Clayton, and a former FBI agent and Vice-President of the United States.

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The mother of Caleb, Caleb and Clay, ex-wife of Clayton, and a former FBI agent and Vice-President of the United States.
* BrokenPedestal:Although there was already tension since the beginning, at the end of Season One Caleb overhears her confrontation with Alex and itís strongly implied this is partially the reason he took off for most of Season Two.
* FriendlyEnemy: By Season Two, she and Alex have a less antagonistic relationship, and when Claire is forced to leave the office they share a farewell and thank you.



* HeroAntagonist: After [[spoiler:Clayton dies in the terrorist attack]], she makes it her personal mission to end Alex's career.
* MyBelovedSmother: [[spoiler:With Clayton gone in the second half of the first season, she chooses to deal with Caleb by keeping him high on drugs so that he won't talk to anybody about their less-than-perfect family life.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Her ambition to become the Vice-President drives her to reconcile with Clayton, in spite of his infidelity, and [[spoiler:to keep her own son drugged up at home while she's on the campaign trail so that he won't talk to the press and reveal any embarrassing secrets.]]

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* HappyFlashback: While Caleb describes his family in a poor light, the first flashback where viewers first meet Claire is during a Christmas party and she is seen warmly welcoming Shelby to the family. Then we see her in the present timeline, where she angrily reams into Shelby and threatens to ruin her career.
* HeroAntagonist: After [[spoiler:Clayton dies in the terrorist attack]], she makes it her personal mission to end Alex's career.
and Shelbyís careers.
* MyBelovedSmother: [[spoiler:With Clayton gone in the second half of the first season, she chooses to deal with Caleb by keeping him high on drugs so that he won't talk to anybody about their less-than-perfect family life.]]
]] Averted with Clay, when he tries to tell her to shut down his team, she tells him off for giving up so easily.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Her ambition to become the Vice-President drives her to reconcile with Clayton, in spite of his infidelity, and [[spoiler:to keep her own son drugged up at home while she's on the campaign trail so that he won't talk to the press and reveal any embarrassing secrets.]]
]]




* BadBoss: He starts off deceivingly reasonable, but eventually threatens to deport Felix.



* EvilVirtues: For all his flaws, he carefully planned his schemes for years, to the point that not even the FBI or CIA can dig up any dirt on him.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After his various FrameUp jobs, Alex helps orchestra one [[spoiler:with the Russians]] to take him down.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: When Clay approaches him after getting into a fight with his family, Roarke eagerly welcomes him.



* AloofOlderBrother: To Caleb, although Caleb is very capable of playing the AnnoyingYoungerSibling and getting him to lose his cool.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Not that Caleb needs it anymore, but there is an implication that Clay used to always make breakfast for him. His introduction to Shelby also has him a little more curt with her because of her relationships to both Caleb and his father.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: When Caleb returns in Season Two, the two of them play off this. Much of the SiblingYinYang is used by Clay against Shelby when he says he wonít be as easily charmed.



* SiblingTriangle: As he gets closer to Shelby he fears this might happen, especially once Caleb returns.




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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: It takes a while for him to become the RegretfulTraitor but he eventually resigns from his job.
* SellOut: What the Amin twins accuse him of, as he is a member of a minority too but has no problems with a Muslim registration bill.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Clay trusted him because of this, later Felix says the same thing after Clay proves to be willing to play just as dirty, if not more so.


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* DirtyCoward: Once stripped of his power, heís the type to beg on his knees.
* StrawMisogynist: He gets irrationally angry when women challenge him. Alex uses this when trying to goad him into confessing.
* VillainDecay: After he is labeled a fugitive and has his assets frozen, he is reduced as errand boy for Devlin.
* VillainWantsMercy:
* WouldHitAGirl: Tries to drown Alex after he loses his temper.


-> '''Played by:''' Blair Underwood

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-> '''Played by:''' Blair Underwood
Creator/BlairUnderwood


* VillainWithGoodPubliclity: He's the Speaker. 'Nuff said.

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* VillainWithGoodPubliclity: VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's the Speaker. 'Nuff said.


* BadassGrandpa: He's an old man, but he can still deliver a good beatdown when he needs to.


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* EvilOldFolks: He's an old man, but he can still deliver a good beatdown when he needs to.


A former MI6 operative, now washed out.

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A former MI6 [=MI6=] operative, now washed out.


* FragileFlower: During the first few weeks, she cries herself to sleep at night. However, after ending up at the bottom of the murder board, she throws herself into her training. Later, she panics when the CIA convinces her that she's about to be disbarred over one of her cases.


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* ProneToTears: During the first few weeks, she cries herself to sleep at night. However, after ending up at the bottom of the murder board, she throws herself into her training. Later, she panics when the CIA convinces her that she's about to be disbarred over one of her cases.


* JerkassFacade: As displayed [[spoiler:after Eric kills himself]] and when talking to Shelby in his room after coming back as an analyst trainee, his obnoxious mannerisms are an act. He drops them in both occasions, whether he's breaking down or opening up.

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* JerkassFacade: HiddenHeartOfGold: As displayed [[spoiler:after Eric kills himself]] and when talking to Shelby in his room after coming back as an analyst trainee, his obnoxious mannerisms are an act. He drops them in both occasions, whether he's breaking down or opening up.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Played with. He seems to not care about what happened to him after he got kicked out of the academy, only to be sent back to be trained as an analyst instead, and acts like he did the FBI a favor [[spoiler:by exposing Eric]]. However, he eventually [[JerkassFacade drops the facade]] and opens up to Shelby about how his family turned on him and he only got back because his sister took pity on him and used her contacts.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Played with. He seems to not care about what happened to him after he got kicked out of the academy, only to be sent back to be trained as an analyst instead, and acts like he did the FBI a favor [[spoiler:by exposing Eric]]. However, he eventually [[JerkassFacade [[HiddenHeartOfGold drops the facade]] and opens up to Shelby about how his family turned on him and he only got back because his sister took pity on him and used her contacts.

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